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The Benefits Of Oranges In Skincare

The Benefits Of Oranges In Skincare
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Oranges remind me of waking up to a good breakfast and getting energised for the day. In skincare, they pretty much do a similar job in helping to energise your complexion and prep it for the day ahead.

They are a natural ingredient packed with vitamins and antioxidants that can make a real difference to the health and vibrancy of your complexion.

What are the benefits of oranges in your beauty routine?

At least one of the products in your beauty regime is likely to contain Orange Extract in its ingredients list. It's an extremely popular fruit choice to use in skincare thanks to its brightening and detoxifying properties that leave your complexion glowing, radiant and healthy.

Vitamin C

Oranges are extremely rich in Vitamin C, which helps to even out your skin tone and texture by supporting the production of Collagen. By restoring the elasticity in your skin, your complexion becomes firmer, more taut and wrinkles are banished.

Citric Acid

Another benefit of oranges is that they contain Citric Acid, which thanks to its (acidic!) properties helps to gently unclog blocked pores and dulling skin, and remove the debris from your face. This is great if you are suffering from a hormonal complexion, acne or a sudden breakout.


Oranges are particularly high in Potassium, which is essential to use if you want healthy skin. When ingested, Potassium helps to keep the skin moisturised, but when used topically, it balances the PH of your skin and helps to regulate healthy hydration levels.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is brilliant for the skin, and Oranges are packed full of it. It helps to strengthen the outer dermal layer of your skin, which in turn helps to iron out wrinkles and fine lines and increase the flow of blood to your face, flooding your skin with oxygen and keeping it clear and healthy.

An edit of the best orange-infused beauty products

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque 75ml

This Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque is packed full of skin-loving ingredients, including Bitter Orange to help hydrate the skin and reduce inflammation. As a result, skin is left feeling soothed, calm and comfortable. It's brilliant to use when travelling on a long-haul flight as it will keep your skin hydrated all the way through.

Origins Flower Fusion™ Hydrating Sheet Mask - Orange Flower

The Origins Orange Flower Fusion Sheet Mask is a quick way to brighten tired complexions and dulling skin tones. It gives an immediate glow, and helps to keep the skin hydrated and super healthy.

Pai Lotus and Orange Blossom BioAffinity Toner 50ml

Orange blossom water is at the heart of Pai's BioAffinity Toner, which helps to provide incredible antioxidant protection against environmental aggressors. Because the formula is suitable for sensitive skin, it helps to calm and soothe redness and sore areas.

Omorovicza Queen Of Hungary Mist (100ml)

Omorovicza's Queen of Hungary Mist is a beauty classic, and should be in everyone's bathroom cabinet. Made with apple pectic and orange blossom, it immediately hydrates, soothes and energises tired complexions.

Darphin Orange Blossom Aromatic Care (15ml)

Made with 7 botanical and aromatic extracts, the Darphin Orange Blossom Oil helps to clarify, reduce pigmentation and brighten the skin; perfect for all-year round skin care. We love to mix this into our favourite Darphin moisturiser for a dewy finish.

PIXI Vitamin Wakeup Mist 80ml

Pixi's Vitamin Wakeup Mist is perfect for cold mornings, as it not only helps to energise the skin, but also smells incredible, so helps to make you feel more awake. Blended with citrus fruits and lavender, it's the perfect antidote to tired mornings.

Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil 30ml

Made with 9 essential oils, the Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil helps to provide a beautiful dewy glow to the skin. With orange, chamomile, mint and vanilla, the unique golden elixir melts into the skin and absorbs immediately to leave behind a hydrated radiance.

DECLÉOR Neroli Bigarade Aromessence Hydrating Serum 15ml

Formulated with bitter orange oil, the DECLÉOR Aromessence Neroli Concentrate can either be used on its own to massage the skin and encourage lymphatic drainage, or mixed into moisturiser for a lightweight and dewy finish.
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