Moringa seed oil has made it into our hero oil series and our Face Oil and Scalp Oil as a nutrient-rich skin care ingredient, capable of soothing and protecting all skin types, including those suffering from eczema and psoriasis.
Extracted from the Moringa Oleifera tree, found in the Himalayan mountains, Moringa seed oil has been praised as a wonder oil for its powerful combination of omega fatty acids and antioxidants, which work to cleanse and moisturise the skin at the same time. For this reason, it might just be the simplified skin care you need to clear away a few bottles from your shelf. But it’s not a new discovery – in fact, Moringa seed oil has been serving the skin care routines of people who lived centuries ago, as far back as the Ancient Egyptians.
Centuries-old skin care
Unlike other plants, every part of the Moringa tree, including its stems, roots, seeds, fruit, pods and bark have enormous benefits for health. It’s no wonder that another name for the Moringa tree is the ‘Miracle tree.’
The Romans, Greeks and Ancient Egyptians were well aware of this, using the seed oil as perfume and on their skin to protect themselves against the harsh sun and dry desert environment. Moreover, in Bhava Prakash, the historical textbook of Ayurveda, Moringa seed oil is called Sigur, translated as ‘moves like an arrow,’ for its ability to deeply penetrate the skin tissue for deep healing and cleansing.SaveSave
At SL Towers, we first used Moringa oil as a supplement. Particularly, its leaves have been used to aid digestion, reduce fatigue and improve immunity, making it a key ingredient in our morning smoothies.
Moringa seed oil has a wide array of benefits for your skin and hair. When applied daily, alongside your moisturiser or on its own it has been shown to:
- Hydrate: Moringa oil is made up of 40% monounsaturated fatty acids, 70% of which is oleic acid. This makes it very hydrating with the ability to support the skin barrier and protect you from harsh environmental factors, such as pollution.
- Cleanse: The fatty acid composition of Moringa seed oil means that it’s an oil that cleanses as it moisturises.
- Promote a youthful glow: Moringa seed oil is packed full of antioxidants that help to curb the effects of free radicals and promote a youthful appearance in the skin. They also help to stabilise the oil and prolong shelf life. Alongside this, the oil also contains vitamins C and E, powerful cytokinins and zeatin, which promotes cellular growth, supports the health of skin tissue and the stability of collagen.SaveSaveSaveSave
- Soothe inflammation: Moringa seed oil is similar to the oil naturally produced by our skin. For this reason, it’s suitable for all skin types. It’s also full of anti-inflammatory properties to soothe redness and bring the skin back into balance.
The Moringa Oleifera tree is one of nature’s most powerful plants and provides food security and income to people living in some of the most deprived areas of the world. In addition, it’s naturally derived with minimal processing, making it a firm favourite in our Face Oil and Scalp Oil.
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