The grapefruit tree, once called “The Forbidden Fruit”, was discovered in 1750 on the island of Barbados in the Caribbean. An accidental hybrid between the Jamaican Sweet Orange and Indonesian Pomelo, this large, heavy fruit is delicious and absolutely packed with nutrients that are beneficial for your body inside and out. 

Of all the varieties of citrus fruit, grapefruit has the highest levels of Vitamin C, which helps stimulate collagen production and combat uneven skin tone. Certain cultivars also rank highest in their concentration of Lycopene, the anti-aging carotenoid which contributes the pink or red color to grapefruitfruit’s tangy flesh. It also contains other nourishing phytochemicals, such as Beta Carotene, Naringin, and Salicylic Acid. These antioxidant compounds deliver a range of benefits for your complexion — gentle exfoliation, healthy skin cell turnover, reduced inflammation, and tissue repair. 

Grapefruit Extract truly shines when used for oily and acne-prone skin. It cuts through dead skin and grease to help keep pores clean of impurities, which aids in reducing and preventing blemishes. The Vitamin C and rich array of antioxidants can minimize the appearance of scarring and hyperpigmentation from previous breakouts. Over time, skin’s tone and texture is refined to reveal brighter, smoother, clearer skin that truly glows. 

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