Lemon Peel Bioferment


Lemon Peel Bioferment is a natural and effective alternative to hydroquinone for inhibiting tyrosinase production, perfect for those unsightly dark circles under the eyes. Given its relatively high acid content and potent antioxidant properties, it is no surprise this agent is now promoted as a natural means to evening skin tone. Recent research has unveiled that the peel of the lemon itself has potent anti-tyrosinase activity. Lemon Peel Bioferment is the result of macerating whole lemon fruit and incubating it with Lactobacillus lacti (the same bacteria used to produce many fermented food products like cheese and sour cream).  This ferment is then further processed to remove the potential allergens, citral and geraniol.  The resulting ferment is said to have both anti-tyrosinase and antioxidant activity

Optimal skin lightening ingredients for cosmetic products will inhibit melanogenesis by tyrosinase inhibition and be of plant or natural origin. Lemon Peel Bioferment is ideally suited to meet these requirements. It should be considered for use in skin lightening products and anti-age skin care products to ameliorate age spots and irregular skin pigmentation.

Balancing skin tone is an important aspect to address when developing cosmetic skin treatments, as is providing an antioxidant rich formulation. As stated previously, the fruit of the lemon has long been used for its, strong anti-oxidant benefits while more recently the peel has been found to possess strong anti-tyrosinase activity.

Efficacy testing confirms that Lemon Peel Bioferment is a natural and effective alternative to hydroquinone for inhibiting tyrosinase production. Using Lemon Peel Bioferment in cosmetic and personal care applications is an excellent way to capitalize on the desire for using botanicals ingredients while also helping to balance skin tone.


  • Skin lightener
  • Increased luminosity
  • Inhibits tyrosinase
  • Non sensitizing

INCI: Lactobacillus/lemon peel ferment extract (and) butylene glycol


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