It is an extract of the fruit of the orange, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis.
Hesperidin is the major flavonoid contained in sweet oranges and lemons. It has demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, skin lightening, and anti-microbial properties and can be beneficial in skin care formulations
Oranges are also a rich source of Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid), the major water-soluble antioxidant for protecting our skin
It is also used for its content in alpha hydroxy acids. AHA's can be used as water-binding agents in cosmetics but are mostly used in modern cosmetics for their exfoliating properties and their therapeutic properties which help with and minimize photo damaged skin, which is a major contributing factor to ageing
Apart from ridding the skin of unnecessary dead cells, AHAs also have a moisturizing effect on the skin, by increasing the moisture content of the upper skin and so smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, as well as reducing dryness and combating flakiness