What is a Finger Lime?
You've probably heard of finger lime before, but what you don't know is that has amazing skin benefits.
Citrus australasica is the finger lime fruit of a unique rainforest tree that’s high in vitamin C and antioxidants. This exotic citrus fruit is known as the "caviar of fruit" and is often called the Australian finger lime or caviar lime. It is native to Australia, in the rainforests in Southeast Queensland and Northern New South Wales where it is often nicknamed “rainforest pearls”. In ancient times, finger limes were used to prevent disease and as an antiseptic.
Citrus caviar is very high in Vitamin C and Vitamin E. The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale is used to measure antioxidant activity. Green finger limes have an ORAC of 4,590 and pink finger limes have an ORAC of 6,510. Regular limes only have a score of 82. What a difference!
The popularity of this plant has grown rapidly over the past few years and the health benefits have not all been discovered yet. While being researched in Switzerland, 6 distinct essential oil molecules were found in the peel that had not been seen in other plants before.
Due to deforestation, finger lime plants do not grow wildly anymore. Because they are only produced commercially and are only available during the late summer and early spring in Australia, the fruits are considered rather rare.
What Can Finger Limes Do for Your Skin?
The chemical composition of finger lime makes it a good choice for skin-care products. It fights oil build-up and wrinkles while improving the skin's hydration. It also inhibits keratinization (the glue that molds dead keratinocyte cells together, leading to build-up that can cause acne), but supports good collagen production.
Finger Lime Caviar Skin Benefits
- The organic acid in the lime caviar is an exfoliating property and helps remove dead skin cells.
- Amino acids act as powerful antioxidants and boost collagen.
- Anti-inflammatory properties to help with uneven skin tone and pigmentation, reduce fine lines, and sun damage spots, and promote radiant skin.
Finger lime extract will help skin hydration and support collagen production, leading to bright, glowing skin. Finger lime fruit can also help prevent and fight acne, rosacea, psoriasis, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles, and can help even out skin tone.
Finger lime extract is suitable for all skin types. It is especially suited for dry skin because of its ability to increase hydration. If you're not reaping the benefits of finger lime fruit yet, we highly suggest incorporating it into your skincare routine!
How to Incorporate Finger Lime into Your Skincare Routine
The best way to incorporate this ingredient into your skincare routine is in a light, leave-on product. Our Opulent Hydration Dew is a great option. It contains finger lime extract and is meant to be sprayed all over the face. Since the product is so dewy and lightweight, the ingredients absorb very quickly into the skin and get to work immediately.
Our Forever Radiant Kit is formulated to help prevent and reverse signs of aging, giving you radiant, glowing, supple skin. The rest of the routine will lend a hand to the benefits of finger lime extract.