Satsuma Mandarin tree - Citrus unshiu

Citrus unshiu


Belonging to the Rutaceae family, the satsuma mandarin tree is a small evergreen tree of Japanese origin. Its flowers produce a pleasant fragrance and its fruits resemble the mandarin, but slightly larger. Even ripe, the skin of this fruit remains locally green.


This mandarin tree is widely cultivated in Japan, where its seedless fruits are much appreciated. It is also planted in gardens since it forms very attractive, somewhat pendulous bushes.


Satsuma mandarin extract has properties which inhibit the synthesis of melanin, the black pigment responsible for marks on the skin. It therefore forms part of the composition of lightening products.

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