Organic citrus paradisi peel oil is a cornerstone ingredient that can be found in virtually every product in the CHARLÍS line. More commonly known as pink grapefruit peel oil or grapefruit essential oil, this amazing extract is the secret ingredient that provides a refreshing fragrance while renewing your skin cells.
Originating in Asia, Grapefruit was not recognized as a distinct species until 1800, just before it was brought to Florida in 1823. Today, the United States remains the largest supplier of Grapefruit. Grapefruit essential oil is relatively new in comparison to a lot of other essential oils but has quickly been adopted as a healing powerhouse in both medicinal and cosmetic capacities.
Grapefruit oil is naturally high in antioxidants and phytochemicals that reduce oxidative stress and disease-causing inflammation. Many of grapefruit essential oil’s benefits are due to one of its main constituents called limonene.
Limonene is known to be a tumor-fighting, cancer-preventative phytochemical that protects DNA and cells from damage. In addition to limonene, grapefruit essential oil contains other powerful antioxidants, including vitamin C, myrcene, terpinene, pinene and citronellol.
The antiseptic properties of grapefruit essential oil make it perfect for application on bruises, wounds, cuts, and acne to protect them from microbial infections. Furthermore, as an antiseptic, it prevents wounds from developing tetanus or becoming septic.
Its activity as a lymphatic substance is probably the best property of grapefruit essential oil. The lymphatic system plays a vital role in our body and is involved in the removal of unwanted toxic substances. Grapefruit oil ensures healthy functioning of the lymphatic system and boosts its activity, thereby clearing the body of toxins and fighting problems like cellulite, blood urea, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, and renal calculi.
Grapefruit essential oil keeps the skin clean. It is good for treating oily skin and acne and provides a refreshing feeling. Research has shown that Grapefruit Oil has uplifting, soothing and clarifying effects.
Grapefruit Essential Oil, along with other Essential Oils like Peppermint Oil and Rose Damascena Oil, can balance cortisol levels and leave you feeling less stressed. Thanks to its stimulating aroma, Grapefruit Essential Oil has been shown to increase mental focus and give you a renewed and re-energized feeling.
Thanks to its potent antibacterial and antioxidant activity, these oils help keep your skin stay bacteria-free, which may promote the acne healing process. Studies have found that its antimicrobial properties can help fight the bacteria that cause acne.
Grapefruit essential oil contains naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that help promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. It also stimulates the lymphatic system to encourage detoxification and purification, while exhibiting astringent and tightening properties that relieve congestion and limit excess sebum (oil).
Grapefruits boast a significant amount of Vitamin C which helps to fight inflammation that may contribute to frustrating blemishes. It also calms down redness in the skin and soothes irritation. Vitamin C is just one of the antioxidants in grapefruit peel oil that is excellent for fading hyperpigmentation and promoting a beautiful, radiant glow!
Other antioxidants include Vitamin A to help keep the skin cells healthy and the lipid barrier strong and lycopene, a potent antioxidant usually found in tomatoes that has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Together these antioxidants work to keep the skin bright and healthy and perfectly protected against environmental aggressors. With its myriad of benefits, grapefruit essential oil is a highly rewarding modern oil to incorporate in your daily rituals.
That’s we included grapefruit peel oil in the CHARLÍS Breath of Life Oxygen Serum. Other superstar ingredients include:
APPLE STEM CELL: Studies show that apple stem cells boost production of human stem cells, protect the cell from stress, and decrease wrinkles.
ORGANIC CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT: Calendula Extract prevents aging in two different ways: It promotes skin tightness, which reduces day-to-day damage, and it also increases hydration within the skin, which is one of the main ways to prevent signs of aging.
UBIQUINONE: Ubiquinone is also (and perhaps more popularly) known as coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10. Applied to skin, it can have antioxidant benefits due to its energizing effect on factors in skin that tend to slow down with age and cumulative sun exposure.
ORYZA SATIVA BRAN EXTRACT: Oryza sativa (rice) bran extract helps to soften skin. It is a rich source of over 100 antioxidant compounds, including vitamin E, ferulic acid, and oryzanol. The bran also contains moisturizing polysaccharides, omega-3 fatty acids, and micronutrients like calcium, selenium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc.