Moringa is a nutrient-dense skin and hair superstar ingredient. So why haven’t you heard of the benefits of this darling of the natural beauty world until now?
This rising interest in moringa, specifically moringa oil, not surprisingly, comes after centuries (if not longer) of use in countries including India, the Philippines, and Indonesia, where it grows abundantly. Moringa also grows in parts of Africa, South America, and even in the U.S.
While the body of research on moringa benefits is still growing, the tried and true folkloric history of moringa gives it much of its current street cred. And what’s put moringa in the beauty spotlight of late is that it’s a highly beneficial plant with a bevvy of benefits—from offering breastfeeding support and boosting energy and immune function to treating insomnia. But it’s also a superstar for having numerous well-regarded benefits for skin and hair.
If you’re seeing moringa or moringa oil pop up in your favorite natural beauty brands, you’re in luck! And here’s what you can expect to see as a result of using moringa on skin or hair:
- Toned skin: Moringa is beloved for its purported anti-aging properties. It can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, decrease sagging, and fight off free radical damage.
- Purified skin: The environmental toxins that build up in our bodies can also take a toll on the delicate skin of the face and neck. Moringa contains unique chemicals that can balance oil and the damaging effects of environmental pollutants for younger looking, healthier skin. This means reduced acne outbreaks, fewer blackheads, and dark spots. It can even speed the healing of cuts, burns, or mild rashes. Try moringa oil on insect bites!
- Healthier hair and scalp: Topical applications of moringa oil can strengthen hair by way of nutrient delivery to the hair follicle. It’ll also decrease the incidence of split ends and can also hydrate and moisturize scalps prone to dryness or dandruff. This means fewer embarrassing flakes and itchiness.
Want to give Moringa a try? Check out our Frankincense and Moringa skin serum.