You must be wondering what this new super ingredient is. Moringa oil originally comes from the seed of the Moringa Oleifera Tree, found in India and in Himalayan countries. It is gaining popularity, although it has still not reached the same level of awareness as argan or rose oil. However, do not be surprised if you see this new oil used in massage and aromatherapy treatments! It is the new super ingredient! It will just take a couple of months for it to be everywhere.
What to Expect
How many benefits do this super ingredient actually have? Well, the answer is plenty… It is beneficial for skin, hair and health, and is found in anti-aging creams, hair care products, body washes and face creams.
Let’s begin with the benefits of the superfood for health, as this is commonly reflected on the skin. Are you feeling tired all day long? Then moringa is a great solution! It will be of great help now that deadlines are just around the corner and stress is accumulating. It gives you energy throughout the day and helps you obtain a good night’s sleep by preventing insomnia.
Does your skin feel tired and saggy? Then try the moringa oil! It is a nutritious rejuvenator that helps remove wrinkles and combat aging by slowing down the process.
It also increases the skin's natural glow due to its cleansing and highly hydrating properties. It helps remove all the dirt and pollution that is accumulated on the surface of the face throughout the day, and will then penetrate nutrients into the deeper layers of the skin. What does this mean? It means that after several daily applications, it will ultimately reduce the appearance of acne, blackheads and dark spots, giving skin a clear and healthy complexion.
Also, it is appropriate for sensitive skin as it helps with inflammation and soothes burns and rashes. So, now that summer is approaching, it is good to know that moringa helps to mend sunburns. If you enjoy staying in the sun for long, you should probably add a product with moringa in your basket.
When to apply? It is recommended to apply the pure oil at night before getting into bed. It will cleanse the skin, protect it and allow it to act.
Improve Hair Shine
Moringa oil provides the hair with many benefits, from the scalp to the ends. Starting from the top, it effectively moisturises the scalp and roots, and helps fight dandruff. It strengthens the hair and helps reduce the breakage and split ends. So, what better way to improve the hair condition than applying pure moringa oil at night before washing it in the morning? It is easy to rinse it off unlike other oils that tend to stick tightly to the hair, making it appear greasy.
Where to find it?
It is present in some cosmetic products, but it is mainly found as a pure oil. However, when buying the oil, make sure it is 100% moringa oil as some brands, in order to decrease prices, sell it in other blends.
Tip: Do not allow the size of the product to hold you back from purchasing the oils, as it does not go rancid until several years.
Products with Moringa
The Body Shop has a whole collection of products including a facial cleanser, body wash, lotion and scrub.
Written by ANNA DE TORD PUIGMAL
Edited by ISABEL JÄRNSTRÖM
Visual editor ROCCO COLLAZZO