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Lemon Juice - can it stimulate collagen since it's an acid?

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Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:56 am      Reply with quote
I have extremely bad allergies to skin care in the form of asthma from anything synthetic, so I've tried ordering Glycolic Acid in the liquid form and adding it to skin care (it's just supposed to be water and glycolic acid but I don't know what's in the actual glycolic acid they add to the water) but I got asthma from it, also. I've gotten some from the personal formulator website and also from Ebay, but the actual glycolic acid I guess is a proprietary formula and I can't find out exactly what's in it.

I've been making my own serums and body butters with very simple kitchen ingredients that my skin likes, and I've been adding some lemon juice, and my acne-prone skin loves it, but I have to use small amounts.

How can I find out if the fresh lemon juice would stimulate collagen production or not and what strength to use it for it to be effective? I know the pH and strength of a cream or serum has to be in a certain range in order for the glycolics or AHAs to stimulate collagen.


I really want to make my own, I don't want to try other products at this time, I know some great organic/natural lines, but I'm just wanting to keep experimenting with my own concoctions, my asthma thanks me for it.

I've seen lemon used in quite a few skin care lines.
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:16 am      Reply with quote
Hi, luvsgracy
I am curious about the effect you get from lemon juice, because I heard that lemon juice are too harsh for skin. It may increase skin sensitivity to sunshine.
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:23 am      Reply with quote
i heard apple cider vinegar is really good for your skin, dont know about collagen but retin A is supposed to build collagen...and certain vitamins like Jan Marini vitamins are supposed to plump up the skin.
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:32 am      Reply with quote
I know some use lemon juice to bleach their skin...rather than some of those dreaded chemical lighteners...as it bleaches hair as well.

I'm not sure about collagen stimulation though...I'd hesitate to say that just because it's an acid it does what other acids do. It is rich in Vitamin C though...that might be what would be effective in terms of your skin.

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Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:34 am      Reply with quote
I don't know of any non-script that will increase collagen.

Lemon juice will bleach your skin a bit.

You might try Google or Medline and type in lemon, juice and collagen and see what you come up with.
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:12 am      Reply with quote
Thanks everyone.

As far as "non-prescriptions" that may increase collagen, I thought that Skinceuticals CE Ferlic serum and Avene retrinal products had studies supposedly proving collagen production. Am I right?

And I thought that non-prescription AHA products, if in the right strenghth and pH, could and do increase collagen. But which ones? Which brands are best? The more natural, the better.

All I know is that Juice Beauty products uses lemon juice and other juices in their products, and I do love their serums, but I think they use one or two synthetics, which most companies do, to preserve their products.
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:34 am      Reply with quote
Again, go to Medline and do a surch on these brands and collagen.

You will have your answer.
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:14 am      Reply with quote
[quote="lucyluc"]i heard apple cider vinegar is really good for your skin, dont know about collagen but retin A is supposed to build collagen...and certain vitamins like Jan Marini vitamins are supposed to plump up the skin.[/quote]

i've heard the same thing...that apple cider does wonders for the skin. its one of those cure alls...they say if you drink 2 tablespoons a day (or take the tablets) you can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol...if you wash your hair with it it makes it soft and silky...and you can use it to remove warts...lol
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:11 pm      Reply with quote
I guess fresh lemon juice would be too strong and it may irritate the skin.
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Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:55 am      Reply with quote
Thanks everyone! I have done just a little research, and still don't have a certain answer about the lemon juice, but I've been using just 2 drops in a very simple serum (fresh lemon juice) and my skin really likes it. Some sun spots lightened a little, and if I only use a tiny bit of lemon my skin doesn't get too dry, but too much really irritates it too much.

I have combo acne-prone very sensitive skin that hates everything almost, lol. My skin does well with "acidic" things if it's in a cellulose base of some kind.
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Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:42 am      Reply with quote
Just to clarify...RetinA forces the top skin cells to die, and yes, it does build collegen.
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Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:18 pm      Reply with quote
i got sensitive skin before and I use a diy mask which did a great job on my skin.

Mix four spoons of yougurt with 4 spoons of oatmeal. Leave it on face for 20 minutes, then wash off. Sometimes, I add green tea powder.
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Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:10 pm      Reply with quote
Lemon juice is to harsh for the skin to use it along, but I use it sometimes in the white egg mask. I don't believe that fresh lemon juice would stimulate collagen production.

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Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:36 pm      Reply with quote
I think lemon juice is too harsh for putting on the skin and it reacts to sunlight. That could make your skin darker. I think perhaps it's better you drink it as beverage, it helps
your skin tone in the long run.
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