Calabrian Bergamot

Bergamot is a fruit of the genus Citrus. The name derives from Turkish beg armudi = “pear of the Lord”. Bergamot is grown especially along the Ionian Coast, in the province of Reggio Calabria, and has become a symbol of the entire area and of the city itself. Indeed, the province of Reggio Calabria alone provides over 80% of the overall international production of Bergamot. The skin of this fruit yields an extract rich in Naringin, a substance that has important cosmetic and curative properties. It strengthens the walls of capillaries, enhancing their resistance, encourages reabsorption of oedemas and the elimination of fluids and toxins, reduces redness, flaking and itching, combats the formation of free radicals, and encourages oxygenation of hair follicles and the growth of healthier and stronger hair. Naringin also exerts an important relaxing action on the facial muscles with a visible anti-wrinkle effect.