When it comes to multi-tasking, Marula seed oil is one skincare saviour that comes out on top. With nourishing, hydrating, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, this hero oil can help to prevent conditions like acne and seal in moisture for supple skin all day long.
What is it?
Marula seed oil is a pale yellow oil, naturally derived from the nuts of the marula tree, native to Southern Africa. While it’s only just establishing itself here, it’s been used for centuries in Africa to support good skin health and heal the body of other ailments too.
Marula seed oil is a skin superfood because it’s full of skin-brightening antioxidants and nourishing fatty acids that keep the skin youthful, hydrated and healthy. It’s for this reason, that the oil is a hero ingredient in our Body oil, Face oil and Under-Eye oil too.
Packed with antioxidants
Marula seed oil is rich in vitamin C and E and is 60% higher in antioxidants than most of the oils used in skincare. This is beneficial for healthy skin because antioxidants protect against damaging free radicals from harmful pollution and UV rays, that can stress and compromise the barrier. Both vitamins work as a tag-team powerhouse. While vitamin C boosts collagen production and brightens skin, vitamin E works to protect the skin against damage from UVA exposure.
Other benefits of marula oil that support its hero-oil status, include its ability to:
- Hydrate – Marula oil is high in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). These are essential to build healthy cell membranes and also strengthen the skin barrier to prevent moisture loss. The profile of these fatty acids is also similar to the profile of those naturally found in skin, making it a particularly good choice.
- Reduce inflammation – the same fatty acids that help to seal in moisture also help to reduce redness and inflammation.
- Balance oil production – Marula oil is non-comedogenic. This means it won’t clog pores unlike other oils.
- Support collagen levels – the antioxidants in Marula oil inhibit the breakdown of collagen by enzymes, to maintain youthful skin.
Nourish and protect
When it comes to nourishing your best skin health, Marula oil is a great all-round ingredient to have on hand. Not only does it nourish skin from head to toe, by sealing in moisture to support healthy skin barrier function, but it also protects the skin too. Packed with powerful antioxidants, Marula seed oil works to brighten and defend healthy skin from the environment, including UV rays. And it’s a great team player too – it easily works with moisturisers and serums to suit your skincare routine.
You will find Marula seed oil in these skincare products