Skincare Aura Reading: How Orange Products Help to Brighten and Tighten Skin


An aura is defined as “the distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generated by a person, thing, or place.” Everything has an aura–everything, including your skincare products.

Auras are usually seen in colors, and each color carries a different energy, or vibe, if you will. (Science backs all of this up with color psychology as well, so this isn’t just woo-woo rambling.) That energy makes its way into your life in unexpected ways: a flash of pink could flood your brain with feelings of love, green has the power to calm you down on sight, and orange actually stimulates and invigorates by increasing the brain’s oxygen supply. And “stimulating” and “invigorating” are pretty great words when attached to skincare, am I right?

It makes sense, then, that orange packaging dominates anti-aging and skin brightening products–think Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum and Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Cream (two of my favorites). 

Orange is also the color of the second chakra–the Sacral Chakra–which rules passion and sexuality. Look for orange bottles and labels for any products in the “yoni care” department. Moon Juice’s Holy Yoni Oil is a perfect example; I also use this Expression Sexual Healing Oil every day, which is a must for anyone healing from any sort of sexual trauma or abuse. I love knowing that even the packaging on these products serves a psychological purpose.

Finally, things with orange auras tend to be “people pleasers” with the gift of putting anyone at ease and infusing joy into any and all situations; kind of like what Pixi Glow Tonic does for your skin!

Since orange is the color of vitality, it makes clarifying and exfoliating products all the more effective–I knew there was a reason my Clarify and Hydrate Oil from The Buff and Papaya Exfoliating Mask from Anese made me so happy.

Basically, if you line your bathroom sink with orange products, you (and your skin) will feel happier, livelier, and sexier. Shop the aura below!


Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Cream
A moisturizing under-eye treatment that will brighten your dark circles more than a full eight hours of sleep.

Pixi Glow Tonic
The name says it all: an acid exfoliator that gives you the ultimate glow.

Anese So Over It Mask
An exfoliating mask made with natural papaya enzymes that tingle in the most delicious way.

Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum
A serum packed with Vitamin C to brighten your skin and fight signs of aging.

The Buff Clarify + Hydrate Oil
A natural oil blend that clears and hydrates oily skin with minimal ingredients.

Avalon Organics Intense Defense Cleansing Gel
A Vitamin C cleansing gel that helps the skin deal with environmental stress.

The Body Shop Vitamin C Energizing Face Mist
A use-anytime face mist that brightens dull skin.

Origins Ginzing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer
A lightweight moisturizer for hydration and radiance.

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Serum
A brightening and tightening serum free of harsh, harmful ingredients.

Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter
An affordable body lotion that's cruelty- and paraben-free.