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Men's Skin Care Spotlight: Orange Peel


Learn about why the common ingredient orange peel is growing in popularity for men’s skin care products.

It’s our second installment of our blog posts series showcasing three of the top skin care ingredients—for men. Our first blog post discussed the little-known exotic kakadu plum.

Today, we celebrate the humble orange peel, and why this common ingredient packs a powerful punch in skin care products.

Benefits of orange peels in skin care

It’s thought that orange trees originated first in Southeast Asia. Of course nowadays, they’re so widely available that we don’t think much of them. So what’s so special about orange peel? A lot, as it turns out!

Here are some of the best-known benefits of orange peel for our complexions.

  • The citric acid found in the peel helps fight bacteria on our skin.
  • Orange peel contains a powerful compound called hesperidin, which has a laundry list of benefits. Researchers have found that hesperidin helps reduce inflammation, may provide some UVB protection, and may even help with hyperpigmentation—in other words, it may help improve skin tone and reduce dark spots.
  • Orange peel has many other functions in skin care products, and is reported to help bind products, make them absorbent, and help stabilize their consistency, control the thickness of products, make products smell great, and help condition skin. That’s a pretty powerful natural ingredient!
  • Last but not least, it can leave the skin feeling detoxified, renewed, and refreshed.

Where to find orange peel in skin products

Look for orange peel powder or oil as an ingredient in natural men’s skin care products found at natural health retailers. They can be found in facial cleansers, exfoliants, toners, serums, and moisturizers for various skin types and in combination with other great natural ingredients.

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Matthew Kadey, MSc, RDMatthew Kadey, MSc, RD