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Get Glow-y with Grapefruit…On National Grapefruit Day

02.01.2021

We’re sure we don’t have to tell you this, but today is National Grapefruit Day. If you ask us, the citrus is worth celebrating regularly thanks to its brightening benefits, but we won’t say no to a day dedicated to our favorite glow-getting ingredient. But what exactly makes grapefruit such a skin care powerhouse? And how can you build a routine using our Grapefruit collection? Great questions, let’s go answer ‘em. 

The hardest working ingredient in every one of our Grapefruit products is—surprise—Grapefruit Extract. It’s rich in Vitamin C and Lycopene (two antioxidant heavy hitters) which naturally help to make your skin tone more even and enhance glow, promoting healthier-, smoother- and softer-looking skin.

Any one of our Grapefruit products will help boost brightness, but to go all-in on glow, here’s how to build a simple yet effective grapefruit-infused regimen.

Brightening skincare routine

Step 1: Cleanse with the Grapefruit Daily Foaming Cleanser

  • This gentle foaming cleanser can be used AM or PM to remove makeup and cleanse skin without stripping, leaving it soft and prepped for AHA/BHA/PHA treatments by loosening dead skin cells.
  • Grapefruit Extract and Vitamin C work together to brighten skin and provide antioxidant benefits even on non-exfoliation days.

Step 2: Treat with the Grapefruit Daily Exfoliating Toner

  • A liquid toner that contains natural exfoliators to help skin appear smoother and brighter, this treatment is formulated with antioxidant-packed Grapefruit Extract and 10% fruit acids (AHAs + BHAs).
    • Lactic Acid (AHA): A gentler, exfoliating AHA to help keep skin soft
    • Glycolic Acid (AHA): A chemical exfoliant that penetrates skin deeply, helping skin feel firmer while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
    • Willow Bark Extract (BHA): Used in many skin treatments, helps clear pores and brighten skin

Step 3: Moisturize with the Grapefruit Daily Nourishing Lotion

  • After cleansing surface impurities and exfoliating away dead cells, your skin is ready to soak up a moisturizing blend of Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Avocado Oil. 
  • Packed with fatty acids and vitamins, these emollient natural ingredients help form a protective barrier over skin to hold in moisture, nourishing skin and helping to improve skin elasticity.
  • Those moisture-sealing properties make this lotion an ideal follow-up to acid-based exfoliation.

Step 4: For sun (and screen) protection, follow with the Grapefruit Daily Mineral Lotion SPF 15

  • This broad-spectrum UVA/UVB mineral sunscreen (formulated with Non-Nanoparticle Zinc Oxide) uses Grapefruit Extract and Vitamin C to help keep skin glowing while providing an essential shield against sun damage and long-term blue light exposure.
  • Since AHAs can cause photosensitivity, this mineral lotion is a crucial step on exfoliation days.
  • Its creamy texture and Zinc Oxide blend in and absorb beautifully without leaving behind a greasy residue or white cast.

Bonus: Get an extra dose of glow with the Grapefruit Brightening Bubbling Paper Mask

  • Not necessary for everyday use (go ahead and pamper yourself once a week), this gentle cotton mask bubbles on contact to infuse skin with oxygen (to help purify) and Grapefruit Extract and Vitamin C (to help brighten skin’s appearance).

Happy glowing, and happy National Grapefruit Day!