Sizzling citrus

CITRUS colours are all over the catwalk this summer but there are also plenty of beauty benefits from the zingy ingredients.

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Glasgow-based Shearer Candles has a range of products in Orange Blossom and Persian Lime
Glasgow-based Shearer Candles has a range of products in Orange Blossom and Persian Lime

Clinique has reintroduced the classic Calyx fragrance, £46, packed with a fruit basket of notes from grapefruit and papaya to mandarin, passion fruit and guava. First seen in 1986, it is as fresh and lively as ever with a rush of citrus scents mixed with florals and greens.

Infuse your home with the scent of Orange Blossom and Persian Lime. Glasgow-based Shearer Candles has reed diffusers, £10, as well as spa jar candles, £12, and gift boxes, £15.

A romantic, sweet scent with lily and fresh greenery, try Orange Blossom in the kitchen, conservatory or out in the garden. Meanwhile, the effervescent Persian Lime is blended with zesty grapefruit, perfect in the lounge or entrance hallway. Visit or The Candle Store, 23 Robert Street, Glasgow.

Splash out on a limited edition gift set of the Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot blend. The Indulge Collection, £25, includes a body, wash, body lotion and mini candle.

The orange trees at the Alhambra Palace in Grenada are the inspiration for Roger & Gallet's fragrance Bois D'Orange, £32 from Marks & Spencer.

Made with real fruit, the

Kiehl's Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub, £24, gently removes dead surface skin cells to reveal a glowing complexion. Use a couple of times a week to let the exfoliating extracts of the plant extracts get to work.

The key active ingredient in Decleor Aroma Lisse Energising Soothing Cream, £52, is mandarin essential oil which protects skin and repairs damage. The cream, with SPF15 is perfect for spring and summer, with added ginseng.

The Origins Gloomaway Collection is packed with grapefruit essential oil as well as field mint and sweet orange. Spritz on the Body Mist, £19, after a shower to face the day.

The perfect budget buy, Marks & Spencer's Nature's Extracts Zesty Lime Moisturising Body Butter, £5, leaves skin soft and super smooth.

Perfect for cooks and gardeners, Neal's Yard Citrus Hand Wash, £12, includes antibacterial oil and won't dry your hands out.

A rich and creamy whipped lanolin lip treatment, Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid, £9.18, nourishes lips while the citric acid in the organic lemon oil acts as a natural exfoliator. There's a tingling on the lips when applied as it works its magic.

Energise your surroundings with the uplifting and enlivening powers of bergamot, grapefruit and frankincense in Aromatherapy Associates Revive Room Fragrance (£22).

Hide imperfections and discolouration on eyelids with Benefit Lemon Aid, £16. Wear the colour correcting eyelid primer with or without make up and touch up on the go with the mirror compact.

Highlight eyes with the fashion forward neon lemon and lime shade in Nars opical Princess Duo Eyeshadow, £25. Dust on for a wash of colour or use a wet brush for a dramatic look.


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