Caviar Lime AHAs for Novel TRPV3 Action and Exfoliating Benefits

Caviar lime is the common name for Microcitrus australasica, a large shrub to small tree belonging to the Rutaceae family, which includes all forms of citrus. The plant is endemic to Australia, where it grows naturally in the rainforest of northern New South Wales and southeast Queensland.1 The elongated cylindrical, edible fruit is found in various colors—green, red, orange, yellow, purple or black. The pulp is very different from other citrus fruits in that it consists of a myriad of tiny translucent pearls (see Figure 1). Its resemblance to caviar is striking, hence the name of the fruit.

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