Ingredient Focus: Moringa Oil

Ingredient Focus: Moringa Oil

Ingredient Focus: Moringa OilPhoto by Adrian Dale on Unsplash

We’re always on the lookout for ingredients which can do a lot, and moringa oil is one such ingredient. Moringa is a plant that is often called the drumstick tree, the miracle tree, the ben oil tree, or the horseradish tree.  It is effective at reducing inflammation and soothing skin, and it has both antibacterial and antifungal qualities. Because moringa oil has a lot of antioxidants, it can both repair and shield the skin from environmental harm. Additionally, the oleic acid included in moringa oil helps to enhance our skin’s capacity to retain moisture and prevent trans-epidermal water loss. With this in mind, we’ve put together a round-up of five of our favourite moringa-containing products:

Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules

This product from Elemis is in the form of two different types of capsule. The rose capsules are intended for daytime use to hydrate and soften the skin and stimulate endorphins, while the lavender capsules heal and repair skin while you sleep. They both contain moringa oil for the high concentration of antioxidants, which sweeps clean the skin cell matrix, ridding it of toxins and clears a pathway for nutrients to be absorbed.

Bloom and Blossom Pyjamarama Dry Body Oil 

Dry oils are perfect for use before bed because they help to hydrate your skin without making you feel greasy and uncomfortable. This dry body oil from Bloom and Blossom is 99% naturally derived and inside you’ll find frankincense, evening primrose oil and moringa seed oil. Moringa has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body, and a 2018 study found that inflammation can be as disruptive to sleep as shift-work or sleep disorders.

Evolve Organic Beauty Deep Clean Micellar Water

Micellar water cleansers use a suspension of oil in water to create a dirt-busting formula to give the skin a deep clean. This micellar water from Evolve Organic Beauty uses moringa peptides to help remove micro particles of pollution from skin, and hyaluronic acid to lock moisture into the skin and increase the production of collagen. It also contains pomegranate extract, which is high in ellagic acid which helps to regulate cell turnover and strengthen the cell membrane, therefore limiting water loss and free radical damage.

Medik8 Advanced Day Total Protect SPF30

This day cream from Medik8 not only offers high-level protection from the sun’s harmful rays, but also combines a range of protective technologies and replenishes skin’s hydration levels to keep it looking healthy and young. As well as a complex of sun filters carefully selected for their longevity, safety and power to protect the skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays, the cream contains moringa extract, a next-generation antioxidant that forms an urban shield on the surface of the skin to prevent damage caused by environmental pollutants.

REN Clean Skincare Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm

Our final moringa-powered product in this list is REN Clean Skincare Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm, which is a rich night balm that feeds your skin with lipids from olive, almond, borage and linseed oils that have been activated to be easily absorbed into the skin to intensely nourish and moisturise. The antioxidant boost from moringa helps to level this balm up and offer an all-round skin-saver which will rescue even the most sensitised complexion.

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