The hype and curiosity around natural oils and their potential skin benefits is ever-growing. That’s for good reason: natural plant extracts are proven to help you relax, improve your skin and benefit your overall body – all without chemicals, nasties or hidden formulas involved. A case in point? Moringa oil.
The all-natural source of skincare – which, in case you needed proof of its efficacy, has been used for centuries – comes from the moringa plant commonly referred to as 'Drum Stick Tree,' so-called for its long pods that contain the oil-bearing seeds. Due to its high levels of behenic acid, the plant has also earned the nicknames Ben Oil and Behen oil.
Rich in moisture as well as vitamins A, B, C, E and K; omega fatty acids and soothing antioxidants (46 in total!), this oil is known to nourish, condition, and exfoliate the skin, helping to minimise the appearance of wrinkles and to enhance the complexion's radiance.
The seeds of the moringa tree are also high in oleic acid, another fatty acid, which has the ability to penetrate very deep into the skin, bringing it its necessary nutrients and helping it replenish.
Its effects on the skin – and hair – are remarkable: Moringa oil works for anything from moisturising to treating eczema to boosting collagen production, meaning you don’t really need many other products in your skincare regimen once you start using it.
But that’s not all. The flavonoids present in Moringa oil lend it great antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, making Moringa a solid choice for applying to minor cuts, burns, rashes and scrapes, as well as curing acne, removing blackheads, and dark spots.
Being very similar to the oil naturally produced by our skin, Moringa oil can also 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.
Sounds like a wonder serum? It is.
That’s why, at The Moringa Project, they’ve made it the star of their brand..
Their love for moringa oil grew out of a personal experience after moringa oil cured one of our three co-founders’ nephew of his eczema, following years of trying chemical-based medicine and creams that did not work.
Impressed with the results, they started researching this miracle plant, realising its multitude of benefits and uses, and decided to establish their own beauty & wellness venture around it.
Their mission is to be able to share this source of natural goodness with the world, whilst helping the local Thai farming communities to grow moringa. They are a sustainable, plant-based, all-natural Thai skincare brand with a simple ethos: That everyone should be able to reap the benefits of the miracle tree in their everyday life.
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