Orange appeal: citrus fruits' beauty benefits

9th Mar 17 | Beauty

Read on for our rundown to the best products packed with citrus-sy goodness.

Orange appeal: citrus fruits' beauty benefits

We all know eating fruits is good for our skin and hair, but don't just limit it o your five-a-day. The orange is a vibrant and refreshing fruit that's rich in natural oils and vitamins that will help to boost your complexion.

There are many benefits of orange for skin and there are several reasons to take note of this fruity beauty trend. Oranges have been used for years as ingredients in recipes, but beauty companies are now also recognising them for their beauty enhancing qualities.

As well as their natural oils, the juicy fruits have a high content of citric acid which aids in skin exfoliation and helps to dry out acne, and help you to look younger for longer. The Vitamin C helps the body to form collagen and elastin, which will keep your skin looking younger and more supple.

Meanwhile, the antioxidants found in the citrusy fruit fight free radicals - which may slow down the production of wrinkles, and stop premature aging.

Pay particular attention to the orange peel, as it has a higher content of Vitamin C than the orange itself, so grind it up and use as a body scrub or face mask in your daily beauty regime for a healthy looking glow. Read on for our rundown to the best products packed with citrus-sy goodness.

Body

Cult brand Dr Bronner's Citrus Orange Castile Soap is made with fragrant organic citrus oils. The organic orange, lemon and lime stimulate the skin and invigorate the body for a refreshing shower experience. Faith in Nature have citrus-sy smells covered with its Grapefruit & Orange Shower Gel & Foam Bath and Grapefruit & Orange Hand Wash and Orange Soap which contains orange oil, extracted from the peel of Citrus Aurantium Dulcis for a revitalising and gently detoxifying scrub down. Lola's Apothecary Orange Patisserie Warming Body Souffle is a silky moisturirser which uses uplifting and relaxing mandarin to combat cellulite, stretch marks and fluid retention.

Hair

Tints of Nature Leave-In Conditioner contains orange peel extract and grapefruit - a naturally derived antioxidant that helps prevent damage to the hair leaving hair healthier, and bouncing with body and shine. Faith in Nature's Grapefruit & Orange Shampoo and Grapefruit & Orange Conditioner is a blend of the organics citrus fruits which are both known for their cleansing qualities. This shampoo zings with organic citrus aromas to help energise your day.

Skin

Skincare companies have been quick to utilise the youth-giving benefits of citrus fruits, with Vitamin C long proven to keep skin looking younger. Foaming cleanser BRYT Cleanse includes essential oils of bergamot, mandarin and orange and is great for daily use. Meanwhile, moisturiser BRYT Day contains tea, bergamot, lemon and mandarin to hydrate the skin without clogging the pores.

The Organic Pharmacy's Antioxidant Face Firming Serum has been nicknamed 'the instant face lift'. The luxury serum contains lemon, sweet orange, grapefruit and Vitamin C, to tackle skin damage, tones and firm skin, and reduces wrinkles. Combine with the Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Face Gel, a light anti-ageing gel which contains lemon and orange and is rich in herbal extracts, for the ultimate anti-ageing beauty treatment.

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