Lemon is irritating to the skin.
Think about it this way, would you put raw lemon juice on your face? How would you think it feels?
Also lavender is irritating as well.
Even tough you say you have acne, not rosacea, I think it's better to avoid the irritating agents a rosacea sufferer would avoid. See here:
You can also find a common list of irritants you should avoid in your cosmetics here:
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Common Irritating Ingredients to Avoid
SD Alcohol (also known as denatured alcohol)
Citrus juices and oils
Melissa (lemon balm)
Sodium C14-16 olefin sulfate
Sodium lauryl sulfate
Edited by dianat1357, 31 August 2011 - 08:51 AM.