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Ingredient Focus: Desert Lime

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Origin: Fruit
Odour: Citrus
INCI name: Citrus glauca
Found in: Botany Native Flora Face Cleanser

In the vast and rugged outback of Australia, a small but potent fruit thrives against all odds. This shrubby tree is native to the semi-arid regions of Queensland, New South Wales, and South Australia and belongs to the Rutaceae family, which includes other well-known citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and limes. The plant is characterised by its thorny branches, small leaves, and clusters of tiny, round green fruit that is exceptionally hardy with the ability to withstand extreme temperatures and prolonged droughts.

The desert lime is a powerhouse of nutrients that can revolutionise your skincare routine, being exceptionally high vitamin C content not only offers excellent antioxidant protection but also boosts collagen production, promoting a radiant, even complexion. Additionally, its ability to hydrate, exfoliate, and protect from damaging environmental factors, helps to prevent signs of aging and reduce inflammation, solidifying it as an indispensable addition to our Native Flora Face Cleanser.

Key actives and benefits of desert lime include:

  • VITAMIN C – Helps protect the skin from environmental damage, brighten the complexion, and promote collagen synthesis1
  • FERULIC ACID – A potent antioxidant that reduces inflammation and signs of aging as well as enhancing the stability and efficacy of other antioxidants2
  • BERGAPTOL – An anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that can help protect the skin from environmental damage3
  • RUTIN – A flavonoid that increases skin elasticity and reduces wrinkles4
  • NARINGIN – A flavonoid with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, potentially effective against ultraviolet B damage5
  • METHOXY-COUMARIN DERIVATIVES – An antioxidant that protects against UV damage and has photosensitizing properties6

Discover the power of Desert Lime and unlock the potential of this extraordinary fruit in our Botany Native Flora range. Experience its anti-aging effects and embrace the beauty of radiant, resilient skin yourself!

1 Why is topical vitamin C important for skin health?
2 Ferulic Acid: The Antioxidant-Boosting Skin Care Ingredient
3 Bergaptol, a Major Furocoumarin in Citrus: Pharmacological Properties and Toxicity
4 Biological effects of rutin on skin aging
5 Topical Formulation Containing Naringenin
6 Sunscreening and Photosensitizing Properties of Coumarins and their Derivatives


It’s important to note that everyone’s skin is different and for any serious skin concerns a dermatologist should be consulted.

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