7 reasons you should start using Moringa oil
This won’t come as a surprise to you, but we’re serious devotees of Moringa oil. Perhaps it’s because it's an all-natural source of skincare greatness. Perhaps it’s because it works for anything from moisturising to treating eczema to boosting collagen production. Or, maybe, our love for it’s due to the fact that this all-around wonder serum has drastically reduced the amount of products on our beauty shelf (we basically don’t really need anything else).
But don’t just take it from us. Below, are 7 tried-and-tested reasons why you, too, should start using Moringa oil for your skin and hair, and everyday lifestyle.
Moringa oil is a super nourishing oil. That’s because among its components is oleic acid, a fatty acid thought to support a healthy skin barrier, which seals in hydration and protects us from pollution and environmental elements. Being so rich in oleic acid also makes it an emollient, meaning it’s ideal for those struggling with super dry skin, eczema and even psoriasis.
2. It has lots of anti-ageing perks
That high oleic acid content isn’t just great for moisturising purposes. It is also beneficial for more mature skin types, as it boosts the production of collagen and elastin -- key factors in supporting youthful looking skin -- reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (clinical studies have even shown the oil works wonder on skin volume, wrinkles, and smoothness). That’s not all.
The oil’s Vitamin C content helps brighten skin tone and reduce the appearance of “age spots” or hyperpigmentation, more commonly found in aging skin. Paired with vitamin A, a type of retinoid to encourage cell turnover, it also gives your complexion a fresher, firmer look.
3. It’s antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory
The flavonoids present in Moringa oil lend it great antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties as well, meaning Moringa is a solid choice for applying to minor cuts, burns, rashes and scrapes. Suffer from dandruff? Applying Moringa to your scalp can prove to be beneficial in help reduce inflammation caused by itching and drying. Lastly, because of its high content of vitamin E, it also has potent antioxidant properties that protect your skin against free radicals -- those nasty molecules in the environment that damage your skin by clinging to your collagen and weakening elasticity.
No, really. Due to its long shelf life and soothing properties, Moringa oil is often used in aromatherapy products as a carrier oil, and for relaxing, renergesing baths mixed with other essential oils.
5. It’s a fantastic cleansing agent
Being very similar to the oil naturally produced by our skin, Moringa oil can help to balance and nourish all skin types without being greasy. Because of that, it’s a great non-invasive cleansing agent, as it purifies your skin, tightens pores, and controls excess oil secretion without being excessively harsh. Its anti-inflammatory properties are also great for curing acne, removing blackheads, and dark spots.
6. It can boost your hair regimen...
Not only does Moringa oil work wonders for skin, but its regular use on your hair can also improve the health of your mane. The serum has in fact high reparative properties thanks to the minerals and vitamins it delivers to the hair follicles, rejuvenating your hair from deep within.
7, And gives your locks extra shine
Because it hydrates, softens, and repairs your hair, Moringa oil is a genius solution for split ends and frizz. Its vitamin E content also works to moisturise, protect, and target damaged or parched hair, giving it some serious shine.