Marula Oil: The Latest in Natural Beauty and Skin Care
The concept behind the organic skin care movement is as simple as it is ancient: Obtain natural beauty using natural resources. Through out the history of civilization, people have tapped into the vast bounty of nature, utilizing the earth’s abundant resources of vitamins, nutrients, minerals and other organic properties. Even today, many people strive to return to the old ways of maintaining beautiful, healthy, radiant skin.
One way they are doing it is by incorporating natural oils into their daily skincare routine, happily replacing synthetic skin creams and chemically based skincare products with natural oils that are derived from plants, flowers, and other organic vegetation.
3 of the Most Popular Oils Used in Natural Beauty and Skin Care.
Coconut oil is a staple in the natural makeup, organic beauty, and natural skincare movement. Countless scientific studies have validated the benefits of using coconut oil for skin maladies, such as dry skin or as a natural skin moisturizer. The benefits of coconut oil on skin include the absorption of rich nutrients such as polyphenols, an antioxidant that combats inflammation, and ferulic acid which combats free radicals.
Jojoba oil comes from the seeds of a desert plant found in Mexico and the southwest U.S. Similar to the oil the body naturally produces, and full of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, Jojoba oil is light and absorbs quickly into the skin. This allows Jojoba oil to curb over productive sebaceous glands, which produce the skin’s sebum, making it the perfect natural moisturizer for people with oily skin.
Argan oil is taken from the nuts of the Moroccan desert tree, Argania Spinosa. Most organic skin care and natural beauty enthusiasts incorporate Argan oil into their daily skin care routine because of its rich amounts of Omega 6 fatty acids and Vitamin E. Argan oil feels lighter and less greasy than other natural oils for skin, and can moisturize dry skin while also supplying your skin with much needed antioxidants.
MARULA OIL: The Rising Star in Organic Skin Care
As popular as Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, and Argan oil are in the natural beauty movement, experts predict that a new up and comer, known as Marula oil, will soon reign supreme among oils used in organic skincare. And Elle Magazine is on it! Keeping up all things vogue, the popular authority on beauty and fashion, sought out leading NYC skincare expert Adriana Martino, for the skinny on the latest craze in natural skincare, for their Feb. 2015 article “Is Marula Oil the Next ‘It’ Oil?”
Derived from the Marula Tree, native to southern Africa, Marula oil is super-packed with nutrients, vitamins, and other skin benefiting properties. Marula oil is quickly gaining popularity as the ultimate essential oil in natural skin care, and according to Adriana Martino, it’s for good reason, “Marula oil is a huge antioxidant, and contains four times as much vitamin C as an orange,” these ingredients help “fight against free radicals in your skin, which lead to cell damage and aging.”
Marula oil is not only praised for what it puts in the skin, but also, what it keeps out. Marula oil protects the skin against harmful environmental factors that are notorious for causing dry, red, itchy skin, making Marula oil “perfect for the winter months, as it has a bit of thicker consistency than other oils, so it creates a barrier against harsh winter conditions,” according to Adriana Martino.
Marula oil is also great when used in conjunction with natural makeup. Before applying their usual organic makeup, natural beauty enthusiast will use Marula oil as a natural face moisturizer. Unlike many oils and moisturizing creams that can leave the skin feeling greasy after application, Marula oil leaves skin feeling silky and smooth, because of its high concentration of Omega-3, which enhances the skin’s ability to absorb the nutrient rich oil.