Plant and Herbs

Citrus Unshiu fruit extract for Skin

Citrus unshiu is a popular medicinal herb in many Asian countries, in particular South Korea. It also has several biologically active compounds, including flavonoids.

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What are the benefits of using Citrus unshiu fruit extract for the skin?

  • Anti-inflammatory: citrus unshiu fruit extract helps to reduce skin inflammation by inhibiting nitric oxide, an inflammatory substance.
  • Anti-allergic effects: one study showed that 50% ethanolic extract from citrus unshiu has anti-allergic actions against the type I, II, and IV reactions.
  • Anti-aging: it increases hyaluronic acid and in turn improves skin moisturization. This means that it can be used to reduce symptoms of atopic dermatitis.
  • Antioxidant: it contains high amounts of flavonoids that can protect the skin from free radicals.
  • Photoprotective effects: a study showed that fermented citrus unshiu peel extract had photoprotective effects against ultraviolet-A-induced photoaging in human dermal fibroblasts.

Who can use Citrus unshiu fruit extract?

Citrus unshiu fruit extract should be suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and skin of colour, but do make sure to conduct a test patch to see if you are allergic to this extract.