While the wonders of Coconut oil and Argan oil can never be downplayed, there’s a new oil on the block that is set to blow your minds (and your acne out of the park) – Marula Oil!!!
Marula oil is harvested in South Africa from the nut inside the marula fruit and it contains a high amount of antioxidants and essential fatty acids like omegas-6 and -9 which amazingly heal and hydrate the skin without clogging or irritating it. Traditional, thicker oils will sit on top and just lock existing moisture in but marula molecules are much smaller and so can absorb deeper and more easily into the skin.
It is suitable for every skin type: From dry to oily to sensitive skin, it soothes and its fast aborbence makes sure it never leaves a greasy residue.
It ensures balanced moisture levels: Whether it’s used on its own or added to a skin product, a few drops on the face, neck, and boobies area will lock in moisture without leaving a thick residue. Plus, it will fight off free radicals that threaten your complexion. (You can also add a few drops to your foundations so they won’t be as drying to the skin.)
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. Miracle worker? We say yes.
It’s a total anti-ager: It’s so 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, 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 its hydrating and antimicrobial 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’s powerful for moisture retention and restores healthy hair thanks to its laundry list of aforementioned antioxidants.
It’s 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 moisturizes the cuticles for a strong and prettier look.
What are you waiting for, start ordering and buying marula oil or marula- containing beauty products now!!
Source: Marie Claire
Photo credit: Voila Hair Salon