THE ORANGE SKIN FOOD – More than just a moisturiser!

Let’s talk about the moisturiser so powerful not only keeps your skin hydrated but it protects it from the sun’s fiery kisses. Also, the word is out there: it can help with eczema, with the skin being damaged from chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and other skin issues. We truly have great feedback, and want to share all of that with you. More about that in a second.

Let us tell you all about the ORANGE SKIN FOOD! Also known as our nominee for the Best Moisturiser category at the Natural Health Beauty Awards 2023!

In a world where the sun can leave our skin longing for relief, Rhodes Skincare has harnessed the power of an extraordinary fruit – the Barbary Fig.

The Barbary Fig, also known as the Prickly Pear, is native to arid and desert regions, particularly in North Africa, including countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria. It thrives in hot and dry climates, often found in rocky terrains, sandy soils, and desert landscapes. The plant is well adapted to withstand harsh conditions, with its ability to conserve water and its resilient nature. Its natural habitat showcases its ability to thrive in challenging environments, making it a remarkable plant with unique properties for skincare.

Now you have an idea why this plant was the obvious choice as the main ingredient in our moisturiser.

Through ground-breaking Plant Cell Technology, this moisturising wonder has its protective cells cultivated in a pristine environment, untainted by atmospheric pollution, pesticides, or fertilisers.

Barbary Fig’s cells go to work, giving your skin the ultimate defence against UV rays that try to spoil our fun.  They are not a SUN BLOCK, you need a lot of chemicals for that!  However they do protect skin cells by limiting the creation of free radicals, decreasing the production of melanin caused by UV and increasing the tolerance of the skin. With their help, the sun spots will diminish, and your skin will stay protected and youthful, no matter what the sun throws its way. 

Although all the amazing properties of Barbary Fig, we didn’t want to leave it to work alone.

Enter Shea Butter, the ultimate skin confidante, with its abilities to soothe, protect, and soften it’s a perfect partner in crime for all the other ingredients in Orange Skin Food. Shea Butter is a natural fat extracted from the nuts of the African shea tree. It has been used for centuries in skincare and is renowned for its remarkable moisturising and healing properties. Picture it like a cosy blanket for your skin, snuggling up to it with its soothing, protective, and softening properties.

One of the standout features of Shea Butter is its ability to seal in moisture, creating a protective barrier that prevents water loss and helps maintain optimal hydration levels. This is particularly beneficial for dry and flaky skin, as it helps to replenish and restore the skin’s natural moisture balance.

Let’s shine a spotlight on Evening Primrose Oil, a hydration agent that also plays a vital role in maintaining your skin’s moisture barrier. This oil is rich in essential fatty acids, particularly gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is known for its remarkable moisturising and anti-inflammatory properties. GLA plays a crucial role in maintaining the skin’s moisture barrier, ensuring that hydration is locked in and your skin remains plump and supple.

One of the standout features of Evening Primrose Oil is its ability to help balance hormonal fluctuations within the body. This is especially beneficial for those experiencing hormonal acne, as it can help regulate oil production and reduce the occurrence of breakouts. Additionally, its anti-inflammatory properties can help calm irritated skin and reduce redness, making it a fantastic choice for sensitive or reactive skin types. It works synergistically with other ingredients in Orange Skin Food to enhance its hydrating and nourishing effects, providing a comprehensive solution for dry and flaky skin.

Now, let’s add a touch of botanical goodness to the mix. Allantoin is a natural compound that is derived from plants such as comfrey. It has been used in skincare for centuries due to its exceptional healing and skin-renewing properties. This mighty ingredient is a no.1 for troubled skin, offering a host of benefits that promote a healthy and revitalized complexion.

One of the primary functions of Allantoin is its ability to promote cell regeneration. It stimulates the growth of new skin cells, helping to replace damaged or ageing cells with fresh, vibrant ones. This renewal process can contribute to a smoother, more even complexion, diminishing the appearance of blemishes, scars, and hyperpigmentation.

Allantoin is also renowned for its soothing and calming properties. It helps to reduce inflammation and irritation, making it a fantastic ingredient for sensitive or reactive skin. If you’re experiencing redness, itching, or discomfort, Allantoin can come to the rescue, providing a gentle and comforting touch.

Let’s not forget about Hyaluronate, also known as Hyaluronic Acid, is a naturally occurring substance found in our skin. It is renowned for its exceptional ability to attract and retain moisture. In fact, it can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, making it a true hydration powerhouse.

As we age, the levels of Hyaluronate in our skin gradually decrease, leading to dryness, fine lines, and a loss of elasticity. When applied topically, Hyaluronate forms a moisture-locking barrier on the skin’s surface, preventing moisture loss and keeping your skin hydrated throughout the day. This helps to plump up the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and restoring a youthful bounce to your complexion.

Another fantastic benefit of Hyaluronate is its ability to balance the skin’s oil production. Contrary to popular belief, Hyaluronate is not oily or greasy. Instead, it works to regulate the skin’s natural moisture levels, ensuring that your skin is neither too dry nor too oily. This makes it a versatile ingredient suitable for all skin types, including oily and acne-prone skin.

Last but certainly not least, olive oil joins the party, bringing its nourishing and antioxidant-rich benefits to the table. Olive oil has been cherished for centuries and is a staple in Mediterranean cuisine, but its benefits extend far beyond the kitchen. When it comes to skincare, olive oil is a true powerhouse ingredient known for its incredible moisturising and antioxidant properties.

Derived from the fruit of the olive tree, olive oil is rich in healthy fats, vitamins, and antioxidants that work wonders for your skin. It is packed with essential fatty acids, including oleic acid, which helps to moisturise and nourish the skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth, and supple.

One of the remarkable qualities of olive oil is its ability to deeply penetrate the skin, delivering moisture and nutrients to the deeper layers. This helps to strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier, preventing moisture loss and promoting long-lasting hydration.

But olive oil doesn’t stop at hydration. It is also a rich source of antioxidants, such as vitamin E and polyphenols. These antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals. By combating oxidative stress, olive oil helps to protect the skin from environmental aggressors and promote a youthful, glowing complexion.

Now after all this talk about the goodness of the ingredients, you must be thinking is there really anything more to say about this moisturiser?

You bet there is!

You see, when all these powerful and not-so-common ingredients come together they are shown to do wonders not just for common skin issues, but more. Because of the plant cell technology, these ingredients are high quality and pure so they go to work with 100% of their power.

We believe this is why we had great feedback on people who had problems like eczema, psoriasis and even chemotherapy recovery that found their rescue in Orange Skin Food.

Here are some of their words:

‘’I would recommend it to anyone.

I love your Orange Skin Food. It is amazing at soothing irritated skin, particularly skin that is prone to eczema etc. I have to wash my hands a lot meaning my skin can become dry, irritated and itchy (especially using normal liquid soaps). Once you put the Orange Skin Food on, you can feel your skin benefitting from it straight away. Within a very short time, the itchiness has disappeared and your hands feel moisturised again and soon back to normal. I would recommend it to anyone – just try it once and see the benefits.’’

 Caroline, London

‘’Miracle Cream!

Whilst on holiday this year I burned quite badly. Recommended to me by a friend, I was armed with the Orange Skin food to take the sting out of any sun damage. This miracle cream took all of the redness out of my skin overnight and absolutely stopped it from peeling. It worked far better than any aftersun I’ve used and is now a holiday essential. It doesn’t hurt that it smells sublime too!’’

Gareth Breeze


‘’Makes me feel alive!

This product is quite special as I am not very good at looking after my skin! But orange skin food is especially good when I am away. After being in the sun all day applying this product to my dry face it feels soothing and supple, I feel I have fed my skin.’’



We think it’s safe to say that Rhodes Skincare’s Orange Skin Food is more than just a moisturiser—it’s a transformative experience for your skin. So, whether you have normal or dry skin, Orange Skin Food is your ticket to well-protected and fed skin. With each use, your skin becomes more resilient, wrinkles retreat, and pigmentation becomes a thing of the past.

This is more than skincare—it’s a celebration of your unique beauty.

Trust us and your skin will thank you!Rhodes Skincare 53