Botanical name : Citrus Limetta
PART OF THE PLANT
Citric acid, calcium,
essential oil, pectin,
potassium, vitamin C
Origin: YSL Beauty Ourika Community Gardens, Morocco
ROOTED IN NORTH AFRICA
ROOTED IN NORTH AMERICA
When Yves Saint Laurent visited the Majorelle Garden in Marrakesh for the first time, he was met with a thrilling sensory overload: intense cobalt walls were offset by lush green palm trees, crimson cactus flowers, and a bright splash of citrus limetta.
Sweet and tart – an energising cross between the citron and the bitter orange – the Marrakesh lime is a small, thin-skinned lemon with a scent evocative of bergamot. One of the very first citrus varieties to have been acclimatised around the Mediterranean basin, its juicy flavour has made it the most popular citrus fruit in Morocco’s Red City today.
Citrus limetta may be small in size, but the compact fruit is replete with powerful detoxifying properties that boost the skin’s natural defences and radiance.
The Marrakesh lime tree produces fruits at the age of 5-7 years after a beautiful flowering of small and scented white blooms, mainly in spring. The Mediterranean sun draws out the fruit’s full aromatic potential and develops its fresh, invigorating scent.
The fruit is harvested while still green, between March and May in the YSL Beauty Ourika Community Gardens of Morocco.
Citrus limetta is used to combat free radicals and oxidative stress harmful to the skin by activating its natural defences. Lime also improves the skin’s texture, while stimulating its radiance.
WHERE TO FIND IT:
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