What is orange extract?
The orange is obtained from Citrus sinensis, commonly known as the orange tree. It is a tree native to Southeast Asia and is currently found in places with a temperate climate, especially in the Mediterranean area.
Orange extract is obtained from the fruit of this tree, the orange.
What are the properties of orange extract?
The use of citrus fruits in cosmetics has been known for a long time. On this occasion, we will focus on the cosmetic properties of orange extract.
Main cosmetic properties:
-Antioxidant activity. It is due to its content of flavonoids, vitamin C and B3. For this reason, orange extract is highly recommended in products that aim to maintain the good condition of the skin and prevent the oxidative process . There are different studies that evaluate and demonstrate this property.
-Stimulating activity of cell regeneration. It is due to the content of α-hydroxy acids (AHA) in oranges, which are responsible for improving the flexibility of the skin and reducing wrinkles and blemishes that occur on the skin as a result of skin aging and sun exposure.
-Stimulating activity of collagen synthesis. It is due to the vitamin C content of the orange. Vitamin C has healing properties. For this reason, orange extract is highly recommended when formulating anti-aging cosmetic products.
– Vasoprotective activity. It is due to the flavonoid content responsible for reducing capillary permeability and increasing its resistance. This protective effect is due to the high affinity of flavonoids for proline-rich proteins such as collagen and elastin. Therefore, orange extract is very useful when formulating cosmetic products aimed at improving general circulation.
-Antimicrobial activity. It is due to the essential oil content of orange. All oils have, to a greater or lesser degree, antimicrobial activity . Essential oils show antiseptic power against various bacteria. For this reason, orange extract is suitable for formulating cosmetic products with antiseptic activity.
– Regulatory activity of transepidermal water loss. It is due to the content of carbohydrates and α-hydroxy acids (AHA) of the orange. Carbohydrates are active ingredients widely used in cosmetics. Monosaccharides are capable of absorbing water and maintaining the hydration of the outer layer of the skin. This same property is extensible to oligosaccharides. These active ingredients act by forming hydrogen bonds, preventing massive loss of water and slowing down dehydration . Furthermore, some of these compounds form a protective film on the skin, preventing and delaying transepidermal water loss. Most AHAs are natural, non-toxic substances that have a powerful moisturizing action and are very suitable for sensitive skin.
Which products in the C+E Max range contain orange extract?
Ageless Revolution Cream. Contains orange extract in its formulation that acts as an antioxidant and as a stimulant of collagen synthesis.