In light of the “tangerine tango” trend (or as I like to call it: the coral craze), at the moment I’m obsessed with all things orange -- right down to my beauty and body products!
Good news, beauty mavens: now you can trade in the delicious fruity cocktails for a plethora of citrus-infused beauty goodies. They promise to rev up your beauty routine, sans the hangover!
Beyond the oh-so-trendy hue factor, what other benefits can orange-infused products deliver? Loads! For starters, anything in the citrus family is known for it’s toning and pigmentation properties. To boot, this delicious fruit also contains oodles of vitamin C to help improve skin’s texture and firmness. Orange extract also has anti-aging properties (through its high vitamin E content), and can even act as an astringent to help combat acne.
Feel like adding a little “zest” to your bath and body routine? Then check out these six juicy products:
Yes to Carrots, C Through the Night Cream ($14.99): The carrot and orange juices (think double dose of Vitamin C) in this water-based moisturizing cream will leave your skin smooth and radiant. (Eat your heart out, Bugs Bunny.)
Clean & Clear Morning Burst Fruit Infusions Cleanser ($5.59): How about a burst of mandarin orange with your AM face wash? This cleanser contains real fruit extracts and seven vitamins that help purify pores and leave skin ultra clean and refreshed. (The smell of this cleanser will make you want to skip the morning latte and go with a fruit-infused smoothie!)
Carol’s Daughter, Orange Ambrosia Shea Souffle ($20): With its yummy title, this rich, creamy moisturizer sounds delicious enough to eat! Shea and cocoa butters make this moisturizer the ultimate dry-skin quencher without feeling heavy or greasy. Blood orange oil provides the perfect citrusy scent that will cause those around you to run to the nearest bar and order a mimosa!
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gud Body Mist, Orangepetalooza ($5.99): Burt’s Bees latest brand, gud, offers an orange-infused body mist that gives off soft hyacinth and orange notes, providing just the right amount of citrusy essence.
Bliss Blood Orange + White Pepper Sugar Scrub ($36): Looking to rev up your body scrub, bath & body enthusiasts? Bliss Blood Orange Sugar Scrub puts the “v” in vibrant with its rich orange and pepper notes and invigorating granules leaving your skin smooth n’ rosy (make that, orangey).
Juice Organics Orange Brightening Shampoo ($8.99): Juice Organics all-natural clarifying, brightening shampoo contains citrus extracts that will brighten and energize your tresses. (Hey, your locks deserve a little zest and zing too!)
Move over Tangerine Tango and make way for Orange Obsession. Orange you glad citrus is such an in-vogue beauty ingredient? Now who’s ready for a mimosa?
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