Blood oranges are not only beautiful and delicious, they are also bloody good for your skin.
Like other citrus fruits, blood oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C. But what makes them even more special is the presence of Anthocyanins, a family of polyphenol pigments uncommon to citrus fruits that are responsible for the intense hue of blueberries and raspberries, and are very common in many flowers and fruits.
The vitamin C content of Blood oranges and the high levels of anthocyanins undoubtedly offer many health benefits when consumed orally, but what are the benefits of this beautiful fruit when applied topically and to be more specific, what are the benefits for the skin when applied in the form of hydrosol? Eager to find out? Here you go.
The Blood orange hydrosol is obtained after the steam distillation of the fruit. It has a sweet, citrusy, bright scent and is very pleasant when sprayed on the face and body. It can also be used as an air freshener. Its mist may contain light aromatic molecules with traces of vitamin c, citric acid and other water soluble components, which can contribute to a glowing and fresh looking skin.
Blood orange hydrosol is recommended for all skin types. It is known for its restorative and hydrating properties. Derived from a citrus fruit, it can help to clarify and clear congested skin, removing excess oils, make-up and other impurities. Ideal for AM + PM skincare routines, spraying it at night before going to bed is a good idea for a refreshing and uplifting sensation.
After some research we found Blood orange hydrosol to have some antibacterial, cicatrisant and regenerative properties too, which may also be beneficial for oily/acne-prone skin types, but some further research + testing is needed for such claims.
If you're part of the Orange-Lovers-Team and are constantly looking for a face mist that would satisfy your skin's citrus daily needs, we believe Blood Orange Hydrosol will be a good option for you. There are other amazing options out there too, like lime hydrosol, which we can discuss its benefits in a future blog post! So stay tuned + be safe!
The Frutose Team!