INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - ORANGE OIL

 

SUMMARY: AVERAGE | EXTREMELY SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A valuable natural oil and a well known cosmetic ingredient which is used in personal care products for refining skin texture, promoting hair health along with being used in aromatherapy.

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What is Orange Oil: It is also known as Sweet Orange Essential oil. It is extracted from the rind of Orange fruit- Citrus Sinensis by cold compression method. It has got a sweet, fruity fragrance which is quite rejuvenating and energizing. It is powered with antioxidants and possesses extraordinary anti-ageing properties. It is beneficial for skin because of its antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. The main chemical constituents- Limonene, Monoterpene Hydrocarbons-α-Pinene and β-Myrcene and alcohols such as Citronellol, Geraniol, and Linalool attribute to its characteristic properties.

 REVIEW OF ORANGE OIL

Name of the Brand/Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

AVERAGE

1

 

Orange Oil is one of the renowned and most reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like FDA (Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety, efficacy and security of humans by making sure that cosmetics are safe to use), CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skincare brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products.

BENEFITS OF ORANGE OIL: This beauty potion has the following benefits:

  • Enhances skin tone: The active ingredients- Citronellol and Geraniol are antioxidants which prevent skin damage, effectively improving skin tone.
  • Cleanses skin: Due to its astringent property, Orange Oil acts as skin tonic which cleanses and detoxifies skin.
  • Treats acne: Its antibacterial property is effective in reducing formation of acne.
  • Exhibits anti-inflammatory property: It has a soothing effect on the itchy and inflamed skin which is beneficial for treating dry skin conditions.
  • Relaxes mind through aromatherapy: Its sweet, fruity fragrance uplifts the mood, relaxes mind and body, hence effectively used in aromatherapy.
  • Promotes hair growth: It enhances blood circulation in the scalp and stimulates hair follicles, promoting the growth of hair.

Thus, this ingredient is widely used in personal care products.

CITATIONS

 ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY

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