Skincare enthusiasts might recognize this as a trendy new ingredient popping up on a number of new products. But any K-beauty buff already knows that yuzu, or yuza, has been around for ages. What is this citrus-y ingredient and why on Earth should you incorporate it into your skincare routine? Get the scoop below.
The ingredient: yuzu (it's actually a fruit!)
Also known as: yuza, yuja
Quick take: Yuzu is a citrus fruit that resembles a baby grapefruit. It's often found in Korean, Japanese and Chinese foods. BUT it's also making an appearance in skincare products thanks to its high concentration of vitamin C.
Claims to fame: Although it's just now making an appearance in Western beauty products, yuzu has actually been used for centuries as a beauty and medical treatment. It's soothing scent is invigorating, so you're likely to see it in bath products. But don't discredit it's anti-aging benefits as well. Because it's in the citrus family, yuzu is high in vitamin C, making it great for brightening, tonight, stimulating collagen, and delivering the skin with powerful antioxidants.
Where to find it:
This nourishing lip balm relies upon 100 percent pure natural hemp seed oil as well as antioxidant-rich yuzu and starfruit to nourish and protect lips.
This night treatment contains yuza extrac as well as 12 plant extracts, butters, and oils to soothe and hydrate skin while you catch some ZZZs.
Skinfood Yuja Water C Toner ($27)
With 20 percent yuzu extract, it's the star ingredient of this brightening toner, which boasts a more radiant complexion with each use.
Have you tried yuzu? Let us know which products that contain this ingredient are your favorites!