Red Orange Complex™ (Citrus sinensis Fruit Extract)

Red Orange Complex™ is a standardized fruit extract made from the juice of three pigmented varieties of Sicilian blood orange (Moro, Tarocco, and Sanguinello) grown exclusively in a particular area surrounding Europe’s most active volcano, Mt. Etna in Sicily. Many of the bioactive compounds of Red Orange Complex™ are antioxidants. Antioxidants are important for all of our tissues. As a single example, they play an important role in supporting skin health. For example, a red-purple pigment found in red oranges called cyanidin-3-glucoside (or chrysanthemin) is a major anthocyanin with a number of biological activities that support skin physiology. Hesperidin is a citrus flavanone that supports the skin in adapting to environmental stress. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is found in high concentrations in healthy skin, where it is essential for the production of collagen and supports the free radical-scavenging capacity of the skin.* Red Orange Complex™ is standardized to contain all of these compounds and more.


Supports skin health *

Supports antioxidant defenses *

Supports skin’s ability to adapt to environmental stress *


Red Orange Complex™ is a standardized extract that contains  2.8-3.2% anthocyanins (cyanidin-3-glucoside), 1.8-2.2% hydroxycinnamic acids (caffeic, cumaric, ferulic, sinapic acids), 8.5-9.5 % flavanones (hesperidin, narirutin), and 5.5-6.5% ascorbic acid. 

Red Orange Complex™ is made from the juice of Moro, Tarocco, and Sanguinello Sicilian blood oranges. It is produced by Bionap, a company that produces standardized botanical extracts obtained from plants and fruits growing in the areas surrounding Mt Etna UNESCO World Heritage in Sicily.

Red Orange Complex™ is non-GMO, vegan, and Halal certified.

Red Orange Complex™ is a trademark of Bionap USA, Inc.


Red Orange Complex™ has been used in 6 human clinical studies (the company that makes this citrus fruit extract is committed to scientifically studying it and is continuing to fund additional research). In four of these studies, the serving used was 100 mg daily (2 of the studies used a lower amount of 80 mg). We selected the serving of Red Orange Complex™ to use in our formula to be consistent with the most common amount used in human studies, and with the serving recommended by the company that produces this extract.* 


Supports skin health*

Supports resilience to environmental stress* [1–18]

Supports skin hydration* [1]

Supports healthy transepidermal water loss (TEWL)* [1]

Supports skin radiance* [1]

Supports skin elasticity* [1]

Helps minimize the appearance of “crow's feet”* [1]

Supports healthy skin pigmentation* [2,19]

Supports skin antioxidant defenses and counters ROS production and oxidative stress* [1,3,5–8,10–14,17,20,21]

Supports healthy immune/cytokine signaling* [13,15,22,23]

Supports DNA stability* [7,9,10,12,16]

Supports healthy autophagy* [6]

Supports mitochondrial function* [7,12]

Supports antioxidant defenses*

Counters systemic oxidative stress* [24–26]  

Supports glutathione and healthy GSH:GSSG levels* [27]

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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