In the spirit of National Lemon Juice Day (yes, it’s a national holiday on August 29th!), we think it’s deserving of some citrus-themed skincare and self-care items! For your added enjoyment, we’re also sharing a refreshing drink recipe at the end of this article for these last few days of summer!
1Ole Henriksen Lemonade Smoothing Scrub
Ready to get your glow on? This unique slushy-like scrub incorporates a 10% blend of AHAs (glycolic & lactic acids) while ultra-fine sugar and lemon peel extract buff away dead skin cells for a polished and even-looking complexion. Plus, it smells like a tall glass of iced lemonade, yum!
2Saturday Skin Yuzu Vitamin C Sleeping Mask
This may not be lemon, but it’s just as good! This delectable marmalade-like sleeping mask features yuzu – a unique citron that some say is a result of crossing lemon with an orange (more likely rumors!). But regardless of what it’s considered, it has a potent amount of vitamin C that’s great for evening out the complexion and discoloration.
3Ole Henriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner
If you prefer a leave-on exfoliating treatment that smells just as irresistible to its lemonade scrub counterpart, this dark spot toner can address discoloration, texture, and fine lines. Thanks to its blend of glycolic and lactic acids to resurface skin, and botanical extracts including lemon fruit, sugar cane, licorice root, and chamomile to soothe, this toner is gentle enough to use every day.
4Skinfood Yuja C Dark Spot Clear Essence
Here’s a gentle take to lightening up your dark spots and discoloration! This clear essence from Skinfood contains a plethora of amazing skin brightening ingredients niacinamide, licorice root extract, and tranexamic on top of Yuja extract. It’s practically liquid sunshine in a bottle!
5Some By Mi Yuja Niacin Blemish Care Serum
Got 30 days for a miracle? The Yuja Niacin line from Some By Mi contains Yuja, glutathione, and arbutin to gradually but effectively fade post-acne marks and sun-induced freckles in 30 days. What if you have dull skin? This serum can take care of that too! Brighter and glowing complexion never looked so good!
6Fresh Sugar Hydrating Lip Balm (Lemon Flavor)
Your lips are about to get hydrated and nourished with this ultra-smooth and cushiony balm. The lemon flavor is a best-seller that not only smells great (lemon cake bars, anyone?), but it tastes great and locks in moisture without stickiness. A must-have for your bag, desk, or vanity!
7L’Occitane Verbena Eau de Toilette
For a clean and citrusy scent that’ll have you loving the way you smell, this best-selling eau de toilette combines verbena, geranium, and lemon tree for a fresh start to your day! You’ll be feeling like a beautiful summer day wherever you are!
8North + 29 Candle Co. Yuzu Travel Candle
If you’re not ready to say goodbye to the last few days of summer before autumn kicks in, this yuzu travel candle can lift up your spirits whenever you need it! This mini travel candle has refreshing and energizing notes of satsuma, lemongrass, yuzu, and jasmine to remind you of a fresh summer’s day in the comfort of your own room. Best of all, this soy candle contains a wooden wick that crackles when lit!
Lemon Basil Spritzer Recipe
This refreshing and simple drink is perfect for celebrating these last few days of summer (and especially for National Lemon Juice Day!). A fizzy take on lemonade, this spritzer pairs well with basil for a crisp taste you’ll enjoy wherever you are!
- 3 leaves fresh basil
- 2 lemon wedges
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of simple syrup, honey, or alternative liquid sweetener
- 3/4 cup of sparkling water
- Ice cubes
- Basil leaves or lemon wedges for garnish
- Place basil leaves and 2 lemon wedges to the bottom of the glass and muddle to release the flavors. If you don’t have a muddler, you can use the back of a wooden spoon or muddle with a mortar and pestle (make sure you transfer the ingredients into the glass cup afterwards!)
- Add the lemon juice and simple syrup/honey/liquid sweetener and muddle some more.
- Fill the glass with ice cubes and pour sparkling water into the glass.
- Garnish with additional basil leaves and lemon wedges if desired.