If you’re the type of beauty-lover who’s always on the lookout for the latest skin-loving superfoods in your skincare and makeup, Moringa is the superstar ingredient you’ll want to start using everyday.
One of the best superfoods for glowing skin, this all-natural source of skincare greatness is classed as an all-around wonder oil. In fact, it's been used for its health, beauty and herbal medicinal properties for centuries.
With so many benefits to tell you about, here are the top 5 reasons why you should be introducing Moringa Oil to your beauty routine!
What is Moringa Oil?Moringa Oil comes directly from the seeds of the moringa oleifera tree, originating from India. Every part of the tree - leaves, flowers, roots, even its bark - is packed full of nutrients and minerals that act as antioxidants, immune-boosters and anti-inflammatories. The superstar element we’re most interested in from this “miracle tree” is the oil that’s extracted from its seeds: the vitamin-rich and nutrient-dense Moringa Oil!
Moringa Oil makes for an excellent active ingredient in skincare products, thanks to its antioxidants, antibacterial, and nourishing properties. Plus, it’s gentle and safe enough to use on all skin types, including those who are prone to breakouts.
#1 Moringa is SUPER hydratingThe high oleic acid content in Moringa Oil makes it an absolute powerhouse for supporting your skin’s barrier! It offers mega-hydration which helps build your skin’s protective barrier, which is great for dry and sensitive skin. Plus, as a high source of Vitamin E, it also has potent antioxidant properties that help nourish your skin. Long story short, Moringa Oil is a super moisturiser like no other.
#2 Great at removing impuritiesPacked full of those handy fatty acids, once again namely, oleic acid, Moringa Oil makes for a superstar cleansing oil. With anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, it can help to reduce bacteria-induced inflammation - which means that it’s a great ingredient to add to your routine if you’re prone to breakouts! Moringa Oil can help soothe skin irritations, leaving you with a silky-smooth complexion.
#3 Promotes young-looking skinThanks to its super hydration power, Moringa Oil makes for an amazing anti-ageing face oil. As a source of Vitamin C, Moringa Oil works to stimulate the skin’s production of collagen which helps to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. Using Moringa Oil in skincare will leave you with an overall more youthful appearance.
#4 Has healing propertiesMoringa Oil is a deeply nourishing oil thanks to its emollient properties. It works to protect, moisturise, and smooth the skin, making it a solid choice for when you need a little extra help with pesky breakouts and dry skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.
#5 Superstar at balancing your skinThe properties of Moringa Oil are similar to the oil naturally produced by our skin, making it a balancing and nourishing treatment suitable for all skin types. It brings balance to dry and dull skin, and increases hydration even for oily skin, without making your skin greasy, and can help reduce inflammation of those with breakout-prone skin. No matter what your skin type is, you can safely use Moringa Oil in your skincare routine!
How to use Moringa Oil in your skincare and makeupAnd now to the best bit! What products can you use to give your skin the gift of all these amazing Moringa benefits? While Moringa can be purchased as an oil all on its own, it's most often used in conjunction with other superfood ingredients - combining their powers to give you and your skin the very best care. Here are some of our favourite Moringa-infused beauty products:
1. Moringa Oil infused mascara
Try the Moringa Lash Impact Natural Mascara for lash growth, powered by our new favourite oil. One of the best ingredients for lash growth, Moringa also helps to protect and condition your lashes with each application. Infused with Chia Seed and Argan Oil, this superfood infused 87% natural mascara is available in 2 shades and will leave you with long, luscious lashes.
2. Skin-softening hand cream
Our Nourish-ME Hand & Nail Cream combines superstar ingredients WildBerry Harvest™ concentrate for maximum hydration; Kakadu Plum for an intense boost of Vitamin C and the healing power of Moringa to promote hands and nails that feel soft and nourished.
3. Anti-ageing face oil
For an anti-ageing face oil that promotes collagen production, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, look no further than our Moringa-infused Night Owl Rich Facial Oil. Replenish and repair your skin while you sleep with this dreamy combination of Moringa, Olive Squalane and Rosehip Oil to renew, rehydrate, soothe and smooth.
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It’s no secret that we’re big fans of natural beauty at Raww. If you want to find out more about natural skincare and makeup, we break down all the jargon for you in our Clean Beauty 101 and explain more about why we select clean ingredients for our products and how they are SUPER GOOD for your skin!