Picture this: You have one product that will brighten, tone, reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation and helps slow down ageing. Sounds impossible? Not really! We’re talking about this lightweight miracle oil called moringa oil! This all natural skincare oil has been here for years and years but is just now coming into the spotlight. The best part? It’s locally sourced from the valleys and hills of the Himalayan ranges!
Want to know what all this amazing plant can do?
Read on to find out how this indigenous oil can help improve your skin.
- Deeply hydrating
Moringa oil is 40% monounsaturated fatty acids, with 70% of that being oleic acid. This particular feature makes it great for supporting barrier function by sealing in hydration and protecting the skin from environmental pollutants. This makes it a great moisturizer, especially for dry and sensitive skin.
- Anti-ageing hero
Thanks to its high content of natural vitamin A, it helps increase skin cell turnover, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains zeatin which is a potent plant hormone found in moringa oil that promotes cellular growth and nourishes cell tissue, giving you healthier skin.
- Provides sun protection
This wonder plant has one more astonishing benefit – it contains a physical filter against UV light which prevents sun damage. It can supplement and boost your sunscreen’s protection power, much like vitamin C does!
- Helps fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation
This vitamin E rich oil helps repair skin damage caused by melasma and rays of the sun by soothing the skin and boosting collagen production. The rich fatty acids in this oil also aid in this function, making it a great bet for those who want even skin tone and a healthy glow.
- Great for acne and zits
Moringa oil also has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties due to its high content of vitamin E. It helps contribute to clearer skin, making it great for acne-prone and oily skin! It also prevents dirt and bacteria from clogging pores – win win!
- Cleanses and purifies the skin
This super oil is also a superb antioxidant, meaning it prevents free radicals from bonding with the skin. This function prevents pore clogging, making it an excellent solution for oil cleansing as it pulls out dirt and bacteria from deep within the pores.
- Brightens skin
Is there anything that this oil cannot do? Moringa oil contains vitamin C which is popularly known for combatting dullness and reducing hyperpigmentation, making your skin more even-toned and brighter as a result!
- Soothes redness
Thanks to vitamin E, oleic acid and its fatty acids, this oil soothes red, inflamed skin by calming it down. It also conditions the skin, making it a great option for dry and dehydration skin that’s prone to redness and roughness.
How to incorporate moringa oil into your skincare routine
- Use it as a face oil
This one is a no-brainer! Once you have completed your skincare routine, apply a few drops of moringa oil onto your face and neck and gently massage it in. It will act as a barrier and keep all your hydration sealed in. The best part is that this oil is really lightweight and won’t make your skin greasy or oily. Top it up with a lightweight, non-comedogenic sunscreen before stepping out!
- Moisturize your lips
Thanks to its high fatty acid content, moringa oil makes for a great treatment for chapped, dry lips! Before you go to bed, generously apply a few drop of moringa oil onto your lips and massage it in. You will wake up with soft, beautiful lips in the morning.
- Look for it in your skincare products
Owing to its antibacterial and cleansing properties, we added this super oil to our cult favourite Mon Cherry Dirt Dissolving Cleansing Balm. It also contains salicylic acid and cherry blossom extract, making it great for all skin types! It’s a great first step for the Korean skincare double cleanse. Follow up with a water based cleanser to complete this step.
Due to its highly moisturizing and skin repairing properties, it is also found in our super-light Mon Cherry Ultra Light Moisturizing Gel which has a unique gel-to-water texture. It absorbs quickly and leaves behind no residue, making it perfect for all skin types, especially dry and dehydrated.
So, will you be adding this skincare oil to your routine?
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