Cleansing and toning
Grapefruit is bursting with salicylic acid and beta-hydroxy acid (BHA). These natural fruit acids exfoliate and clear congested skin, as the zesty aroma lifts the spirits.
Grapefruit belongs to the rutaceae plant family. This large, evergreen fruit tree from the Caribbean grows up to nine metres tall and produces around 500 fruits each year. Most of the world’s grapefruits are produced in the USA, particularly California, Florida, Texas and Arizona.
Pink grapefruit is sweeter than yellow grapefruit, and can be eaten like an orange. It’s a good source of vitamin C, which is why it has traditionally been used to stimulate the immune system and fight off colds and coughs. Grapefruit’s high vitamin C content also works wonders for the skin, helping to firm, smooth and brighten.
Grapefruit puree is made in-house at Lush by blending the whole fruits, straining the mix through a muslin if necessary, and then incorporating it directly into the product blend. It’s most effective when added to soaps, scrubs and bath products to deliver an energising deep cleanse.