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Lemongrass has been in the news a lot lately because of its purported dietary benefits to cows and potentially the environment, even sparking an “airy” jingle by young country music star and yodeler, Mason Ramsey.

The fact is that lemongrass has been known to be a beneficial ingredient for skin care as well, incorporated into cleansers, toners and masks for its refining, refreshing and deep cleansing properties.  

Here, we’ll look at this wonderful ingredient and show how you can incorporate it into your skin care program with beautiful results.

The Benefits of Lemongrass

The benefits to humans have been studied for many years, now being incorporated into alternative health care use by renowned hospitals such as Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center

Lemongrass is a plant native to Africa and Asia.  Also known as fever grass, barbed wire grass or silky heads, in skin care, its cosmetic ingredient name is Cymbopogon Schoenanthus.

There are over 140 species of lemongrass, prevalent in many parts of Africa and Asia, and it is famous for its use as a flavoring agent in Asian cuisine, particularly in Thailand. 

In the diet, lemongrass has been shown to provide calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and iron as well as Vitamins A, C, folate and niacin.

Even the scent of Lemongrass has been shown to have benefits. In fact, one study has shown that delicious, fresh citrus scent can have a calming effect on the mind and body.

Lemongrass Skin Benefits:

Lemongrass in skin care can be used day or night for multiple benefits: 

1. Helps reduce appearance of shine:   Lemongrass can help reduce the appearance of oil on the skin without stripping essential moisture, a key need for combination skin.  

Find Lemongrass in:

Hydra Refine® Cleansing MousseThis soap free formula contains Seaweed with astringent Lemongrass and fresh, cooling Cucumber, and washes deep down, helping eliminate pore-clogging oil and minimizing oily shine.

 

T-Zone Balance Shine Control Serum  This lightweight, pore refining serum contains a blend of ingredients to fight the appearance of excess oil and remove dead skin cells without overdrying. Leaves skin fresh, clean and shine-free.

 

2. Lemongrass is a natural astringent: This ingredient helps refine the appearance of pores, helping to reduce the appearance of size. 

 

Find Lemongrass in:

Hydra Refine® Astringent Pads  These convenient pre-saturated pads help swipe away excess oils while refining pores to create a perfect complexion in one easy step with powerful natural ingredients, including hydrating and refining Laminaria Saccharina Seaweed extract, astringent and fragrant Lemongrass and soothing Aloe and Cucumber.

One-Minute Exfoliating Mask  This mask with Seaweed, Lemongrass, Lactic Acid and Cucumber as well as exfoliating spheres of Rice Bran Wax can be used daily to help deep cleanse and refine pores without stripping essential moisture. 

 

 

3. Lemongrass helps to deep cleanse and detoxify:  Helping to remove dirt and impurities from the surface of the skin, this ingredient is great in scrubs and masks for when your skin needs an extra boost.
 

Find Lemongrass in:

FUSION™ Matcha Lemongrass DEEP CLEANSE Face & Body Sugar Scrub  This sugar-based softening scrub contains refreshing Lemongrass, and sustainably-harvested Seaweed extracts to gently exfoliate rough, dry skin to help make skin feel silky smooth.

FUSION™ Matchafina Cleansing Mask  This deep cleansing combines three clays—Kaolin, Diatomaceous Earth and Illite—with Matcha Green Tea, Lemongrass and Seaweed to help deep cleanse skin.

 

Love Lemongrass?  Let us know in the comments below.

 

 

 


1 Response

Helen Hughes
Helen Hughes

January 06, 2021

would love to try. Sounds very refreshing! I am a Cosmetologist and I do facials.

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