Marula oil is harvested from the nut inside the sweet Marula fruit and has been a hallmark skincare cure-all for the Ovambo women in northern Namibia for centuries. Whether used unrefined on its own or as a key ingredient in a more complicated product, it is light in texture, super-fast absorbing, packed with nutrients and fatty acids that fight environmental aggressors, and “amazingly” hydrating.
Basically, it is got everything we want in oil and then some—Marula oil contains 60 percent more antioxidants than any other oil.
So, what, exactly are all its beautifying powers? Here is everything that you need to know:
It works for every skin type: From dry to oily to sensitive skin, it is always naturally soothing, fast-absorbing, and never leaves a greasy residue.
It balances moisture levels: Whether it is used on its own or added to a skin product, a few drops will lock in moisture without leaving a thick residue. Plus, it will fight off free radicals that threaten your complexion.
It softens: It will leave your skin ultra-smooth to the touch in an instant, but just as importantly, it will help maintain that silky texture by hydrating and reversing the damage that left skin rough in the first place.
It's a total anti-ager: It's full of fatty acids and omega oils, as well as Vitamins E and C, which work together to repair free radical damage, like that from the sun exposure or pollution, and which accelerate aging. It's been shown to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep-set wrinkles.
It fights acne, as well as treats blemishes and scars: Thanks to the hydrating and anti-microbial properties, applying it to your problem areas can help reduce the size and appearance of all kinds of blemishes. It can also reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
It protects hair from the elements: Whether it's the harsh UV rays of the sun or the heat of your curling iron, Marula oil will coat your strands against styling or environmental damage thanks to its ultra-rich shield of antioxidant and essential minerals.
It nourishes: From your strands to your scalp, it is powerful for moisture retention and restores healthy hair thanks to its laundry list of afore mentioned antioxidants.
It is a frizz-fighter: It seals the cuticle with a satin finish. Plus, the thin consistency allows it to spread easily through the hair.
It strengthens and moisturizes: When added to nail products, Marula oil's quick-absorbing active ingredients work to fortify fragile, brittle nails and moisturize the cuticles for a strong and prettier look.
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