As the colder months of autumn and winter approach, Above Skin has discovered the ultimate moisturiser that surpasses even the famed Argan oil. Pure Marula oil benefits have long been hidden, but not anymore! Our 100% Pure Marula Oil is free of essential oils, silicones, and fragrance, making it vegan and cruelty-free... and we’re just getting started.
So, if you’re interested in keeping your skin hydrated and moisturised this upcoming autumn and winter then learning about Pure Marula Oil is a great starting point!
What is Marula Oil?
Straight from the pip of the Marula fruit, this super-absorbable oil quickly sinks in and diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The product is gentle enough to be used on all skin types, including the most sensitive.
Our Pure Marula Oil contains greater concentrations of polyphenols than dark chocolate, green tea and black teas. This means it provides powerful antioxidant defence against pollution and damaging environmental free radicals - including harsh weather conditions such as extreme cold weather!
Marula Oil vs Argan Oil
Marula oil is born from the kernels of the fruit that sprout on the Marula tree. For years, it’s been used by the Tsonga people of South Africa as both a moisturising and a massage oil. (Fun fact: despite spending hours under the sun, these populations have remarkably luminous and healthy-looking skin well into older age.)
That’s not all! Marula Oil also has antimicrobial properties, which means you can hydrate your skin to plumpness without causing breakouts. This oil can be used on both dry and acne-prone skin with exceptional results.
On the other hand, Argan Oil is derived from the fruit of the Argan tree native to Morocco. Argan oil is one of the most popular facial oils on the market. You've probably encountered Argan Oil in a wide range of skincare items!
Argan Oil can be found in many different skincare items! It's made up of oleic acid (46-48%) and linoleic acid (31-35%), which gives it a moisturising and easily absorbable quality without leaving an oily residue. Argan Oil is rich in vitamin E, making it a great ally for aging skin, as it fights free radicals in the body.
Although both these oils help hydrate and protect the skin, Marula Oil is significantly higher in antioxidants, particularly because it contains the ultimate brightener, Vitamin C. (In fact, Marula contains about 15%-20% more antioxidants than the famed Argan oil!) On top of that, Marula Oil’s high concentration of omega-6 and omega-9 acids helps the oil penetrate the skin more deeply- where it can do real transformative work- all while offering antimicrobial properties. For this extraordinary versatility and effectiveness, Pure Marula Oil is our favourite facial oil in Above Skin - yes, it’s that good!
The benefits of Marula Oil
Our Pure Marula oil is perfect for the autumn and winter seasons because it's like rehab for your skin, rich in critical antioxidants and omegas 6 and 9. It is known to support skin health, repair damage caused by pollutants, reduce the appearance of maturing skin, calm acne-prone skin, reduce the chances of further blemishes, and prevent skin from losing moisture. It is reputed to enhance elasticity and firmness, facilitate the healing of irritation, inflammation, redness, and chapping, and ultimately revitalize and rejuvenate the complexion. The oil is lightweight and absorbs into the skin easily, helping to enhance elasticity and firmness by boosting collagen production, and it is also reputed to facilitate the healing of irritation, inflammation, redness, and chapping, especially in association with sunburned skin and conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis - which is perfect for people with sensitive skin in the winter season!
How to use Marula Oil?
To use Marula Oil on the body, just apply 3-4 drops onto your skin twice a day by massaging it gently. This oil can protect your skin from harmful toxins and pollutants when used regularly. If you apply it before going to bed, it can nourish and repair your skin while you sleep.
For a body oil that is known to firm skin and reduce the appearance of stretch marks as well as cellulite, apply 3-4 drops two to three times per day to areas of skin affected by stretch marks, bumpiness, and discoloration. This is known to contribute moisture that improves skin elasticity, especially for users that are pregnant. It is also believed to help reduce the chances of tearing and scarring.
As a facial oil, Marula Oil has many versatile uses and benefits. You can use Marula oil as an everyday moisuturiser or primer before make up. Or simply add a few drops to your face masks and serums. This will help boost delivery of active ingredients and increase hydration. Applying Marula Oil directly onto eczema can also encourage healing and reduce itching, burning and irritation. Marula Oil is especially beneficial when applied after skin treatments such as skin needling, facial peels, retinol, AHA/BHA and laser treatments to speed up healing, accelerate repair and encourage collagen formation. This is due to the repairing and skin rebuilding amino acids that are found in Marula Oil.
Why is Marula Oil the key to happy skin this Winter?
Used in medicinal applications, Marula Oil is known to facilitate the healing process with its anti-bacterial properties that prevent infections and promote tissue regeneration. For faster healing, Marula Oil can be applied as a spot treatment to areas of skin affected by scratches, scrapes, cuts, and wounds. It is known to soothe inflammation and to re-establish tissue strength and to restore their ability to function. Used in a massage, Marula Oil not only relaxes and rejuvenates the body, but it also works to enhance the beauty of the skin. It facilitates the expulsion of bodily toxins while soothing aching muscles and regenerating healthier skin in the area of application.
Marula Oil: Our conclusion..
Above Skin's Marula oil is the ultimate solution for hydrated, protected, and youthful-looking skin. It is packed with antioxidants, cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly, making it the perfect skincare product for conscious consumers.
In summary, the key benefits of Pure Marula Oil are:
- Marula oil is loaded with vitamins and minerals including antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
- Marula oil absorbs quickly without a greasy feeling post-application.
- Its skin-boosting omega-6 and omega-3 are excellent for decreasing redness while hydrating dry and irritated skin.
- Skin rebuilding amino acids found in Marula Oil make it the perfect oil for collagen formation and reducing fine lines.