Is Wild Orange Oil Cleanser Right for You? 5 Reasons To Avoid

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Dry Skin Love Wild Orange Oil to Milk Face Cleanser is not for everyone…

It is designed for dry skin types that love aroma and want a luxurious, spa-like experience.

So who should NOT use this product?

  1. Do not use if you have acne-prone skin
  2. Do not use if you do not like coconut oil
  3. Do not use if you have very sensitive skin
  4. Do not use if you prefer scent-free skincare
  5. Do not use if you are sensitive to essential oils

If you are unsure, please try a sample size and do a patch test, and contact us at ❤️ 

For more details, please read below, including how to do a patch test.

Acne prone skin should avoid the Wild Orange Oil Cleanser

1. Do not use the wild orange oil cleanser if you have acne-prone skin

The Wild Orange Oil Cleanser is rich in ingredients that are great for dry skin, but can clog pores in some other people.

For instance, the Wild Orange Oil Cleanser contains cold-pressed apple seed oil that is naturally rich in oleic acid.

Oleic acid is a fatty acid with emollient properties, meaning it helps to soften and moisturize the skin. 

However, high amounts of oleic acid may clog pores. 

Virgin Coconut Oil

2. Do not use the wild orange oil cleanser if you do not like coconut oil

Some people love coconut oil and others do not.

Dry Skin Love Wild Orange Oil to Milk Face Cleanser contains organic extra virgin coconut oil that is cold-pressed and unrefined. Our coconut oil is Fair Trade and comes from a sustainable source.

Our virgin coconut oil has a strong natural coconut aroma that is rich, buttery and sweet.

Virgin coconut oil is a popular natural ingredient in skincare, but it can be comedogenic for some individuals, meaning it has the potential to clog pores.

The comedogenicity of an oil is often attributed to its composition of fatty acids. In the case of coconut oil, it contains a high percentage of lauric acid.

Lauric acid is a type of saturated fatty acid that is present in coconut oil at a relatively high concentration. While lauric acid has many benefits for more skin types, its molecular structure and density may make it more likely to contribute to pore-clogging for some people, especially those with oily or acne-prone skin.

Sensitive Skin 

3. Do not use the wild orange oil cleanser if you have very sensitive skin

Do not use the Wild Orange Oil Cleanser if you have very sensitive skin or if you have a damaged skin barrier.

When your skin barrier is damaged, your skin is more sensitive and you are more likely to have a bad reaction.

Dry Skin Love Wild Orange Oil to Milk Face Cleanser contains 19 natural plant-based ingredients that are minimally processed- so it is rich in many compounds.

If you have sensitive skin, you should try a simple cleanser with fewer ingredients.

Learn more: Full Ingredients Wild Orange Oil Cleanser

Wild Orange Oil Cleanser smells delightful!

Do not use the wild orange oil cleanser if you prefer scent-free skincare

Do not use the Wild Orange Oil Cleanser if you prefer scent-free skincare.

This cleanser contains 100% natural aroma and has a delightful citrus aroma of wild orange, bergamot, and vanilla.

The aroma is sweet, complex and mouth-watering.

Learn more: Fresh Citrus Aroma of Wild Orange Oil Cleanser

Orange essential oil

Do not use the wild orange oil cleanser if you are sensitive to essential oils

Dry Skin Love Wild Orange Oil Cleanser is made with citrus essential oils, including wild orange, sweet orange and bergamot essential oils.

Although rare, some people are sensitive to these ingredients.

Citrus essential oils contain limonene.

People who are sensitive or allergic to limonene should avoid limonene, orange essential oil, and citrus essential oils. 

Learn more: Is Limonene Safe for Your Skin?

Dry Skin Love Wild Orange Oil Cleanser is also made with bergamot essential oil.

We use cold-pressed, vacuum distilled, organic bergamot essential oil that is FCF grade (bergapten-free), meaning the compound responsible for the photosensitizing effects (sunlight sensitivity) have been removed. 

Dry Skin Love Wild Orange Oil Cleanser is also made with coriander essential oil, which contains linalool.

People who have a disturbed or damaged skin barrier should avoid essential oils or use with caution, especially with leave-on products.

Learn more: Is Orange Essential Oil Safe for Your Skin?

How to do a patch test

How to do a patch test

If you have concerns about any skincare product, it's advisable to perform a patch test on a small area of skin before applying it more extensively. Additionally, consulting with a dermatologist can provide personalized advice based on your specific skin type and concerns.

A patch test is to ensure that a new skincare product won't cause an adverse reaction on your skin.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to perform a patch test:

Materials Needed:

  • The new skincare product you want to test
  • Cotton swab or cotton ball
  • Adhesive bandage or medical tape
  • Clean, mild cleanser
  • Water
  • Towel


Choose the Testing Area:

  • Select a small, inconspicuous area on your skin for the patch test. It's usually best to choose a spot behind your ear, on your inner forearm, or the side of your neck.

Clean the Testing Area:

  • Gently cleanse the chosen area with a mild cleanser and water. Pat it dry with a clean towel.

Apply a Small Amount of Product:

  • Using a cotton swab or cotton ball, apply a small amount of the new skincare product to the cleaned testing area. Ensure that you're not applying too much, just enough to cover a small patch of skin.

Wait for 24 Hours:

  • Allow the product to dry and absorb into your skin. Do not wash or rub the area for at least 24 hours. It's essential to wait this amount of time to observe any delayed reactions.

Observe for Reactions:

  • During the 24-hour period, pay close attention to the test area for any signs of irritation, redness, itching, swelling, or rash. If you experience any discomfort, remove the product immediately and rinse the area with water.

Check for Delayed Reactions:

  • After 24 hours, continue to monitor the test area for the next 24 to 48 hours. Some reactions may not appear immediately, so it's crucial to watch for any delayed responses.

Assess Results:

  • If there is no irritation or adverse reaction after the testing period, it's likely that the product is safe for use on your face. If you do experience any negative reactions, discontinue use of the product and consult with a dermatologist.

Everyone's skin is different, and what works for one person may not work for another, so patch testing helps minimize the risk of unexpected reactions.

Follow these steps for each new skincare product you introduce to your routine.

Author Information

Dr. Natasha Ryz, Scientist and Founder of Dry Skin Love Skincare

Dr. Natasha Ryz is a scientist, skin care expert and an entrepreneur. She is the founder of Dry Skin Love Skincare, and she creates skincare products for beauty, dry skin and pain relief.

Dr. Ryz has a PhD in Experimental Medicine from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and she is a Vanier scholar. She also holds a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.

Natasha is the former Chief Science Officer of Zenabis Global, and she oversaw extraction, analytics, and product development. Her team brought 20 products to market including oils, sprays, vapes and softgels.

Why I Started A Skincare Company

Twitter: @tashryz
Instagram: @tash.ryz
LinkedIn: @natasharyz


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