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October 23, 2019 2 min read

Natural oils have quickly taken over the skincare scene, and marula oil is every beauty enthusiast's latest obsession. Marula oil is widely recognized by the beauty community for its miraculous moisturizing, regenerating, and acne-fighting skincare benefits. It seems like this superpower ingredient can do it all- so let’s break down where it comes from and how it works.

WHAT IS MARULA OIL AND WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?

(Source: South African Tourism)

Marula oil is a natural oil extracted from the kernels or nuts of the marula fruit tree, native to parts of southern Africa. Since ancient times, it has been used in traditional medicines and healing salves for its  nutrients and anti-bacterial effects

(Women in South Africa Extracting Marula Oil. Source: naturaloilsforhair.net)

BENEFITS OF MARULA OIL

Amino acids, antioxidants, and marula oil’s lightweight formula are the secrets to this versatile wonder ingredient’s incredible benefits. Now that's multi-tasking!

AMINO ACIDS HYDRATE, SMOOTHE, AND HAVE ANTI-AGING EFFECTS

Marula oil is filled with amino acids that give it  anti-aging benefits when applied to your skin. Amino acids, like  L-arginine and glutamic acid, are known to hydrate all skin types, soften the appearance of wrinkles, and prevent stretch marks. This natural oil also contains a myriad of different fatty acids that moisturize and smooth the skin’s texture. 

NON-GREASY CONSISTENCY COMBATS ACNE

Despite being an oil, marula oil is known for being shockingly non-greasy! Its lightweight formula is easily absorbed into the skin, making it extremely effective in treating acne and breakouts. Marula oil is similar to the oils that your skin naturally produces.  Antimicrobial properties combat the bacteria that create pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads, clearing all skin types. 

ANTIOXIDANTS SHIELD AGAINST THE SUN 

Marula oil’s incredible power lies in its powerful antioxidants, with  60% more antioxidants than other popular beauty oils. It contains Vitamins E and C that shield your skin from ultraviolet sun rays and environmental pollutants, preventing clogged pores and skin damage, making marula oil an effective natural sunscreen.  

OUR CONCLUSION: I MUST ADD THIS TO MY SKINCARE ROUTINE ASAP!

It’s almost unbelievable that this natural oil is capable of reversing aging, fighting acne and smoothing skin, while also acting as a natural sunscreen! Before jumping in on this trend and using marula oil on your face, we recommend applying small amounts of the oil to your arm to ensure that it doesn’t irritate your skin; people with nut allergies may have allergic reactions. Otherwise, gently massage marula oil into your skin after washing your face in the morning or at night!

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