As a green beauty lover for almost a decade, I have to say that I have seen such a drastic improvement in just the last 5 years in the selection of high quality, luxury organic beauty products, especially in the area of skincare.
In the last year I have discovered one of my new favourites which is Marula Pure Oil. This oil is still relatively new on the market. Marula Oil comes from the African Marula Fruit.
What drew me to this particular brand of Marula Oil initially was it that it's ethically sourced, manufactured and 100% natural which are all very important factors for me when choosing new products.
The Marula nut from the fruit is all hand selected by women who are part of a women's co-op. Unlike other Marula Oil's on the market that process the entire fruit and nut together, with Marula Pure Oil only the blondest kernels are extracted to ensure the purest quality. It is then cold pressed by hand using no heat or chemicals which again provides a very pure and rich oil. Learning all of this got me very excited because I believe we can enjoy the benefits of exotic natural products without exploiting people or the planet.
There has been a lot of research done on Marula Pure Oil that reveals outstanding properties. The initial study was spearheaded by Dr. Kaidi, a California based plastic surgeon after seeing drastic results in his post operative patients. The studies from a 3rd party lab revealed that it has a 60% higher antioxidant level than Argan Oil! This makes it the only Doctor endorsed and scientifically validated facial oil. Marula Oil is also comprised of a high concentration of Oleic, Palmetic and Stearic fatty acids, otherwise known as Omega 6 &9, making it an incredible anti-aging, cell repairing oil that quickly absorbs into the skin without leaving an oily residue.
The first thing I liked was the subtle delicate essential oil scent, a big factor for me is smell so I was very pleased that it wasn't overwhelming. My skin quickly drank the oil up and felt dewy and hydrated but not greasy. A little bit goes a long way! I only use about 3-4 drops for my entire face and neck. I was happy to see that my makeup didn't slip off and I didn't break out after the first week of use. After several weeks of using it consistently both morning and night in my regimen, I could see the long term positive effects. My skin felt smooth and supple and waking up to a gradually more even complexion was fantastic!
Marula Pure Oil is definitely versatile as well and can be used in several ways. I add a couple drops to my weekly facial mask and add a drop to my foundation for extra hydration. My husband also started using it as a shaving oil as I encouraged him to try it out instead of the foams he was used to, needless to say he also loves it now too!
It is an ideal product to use for post microdermabrasion and chemical peels as it also has antimicrobial and anti inflammatory properties. This is what allows it to be a universal oil that all people can use and benefit from even if you have sensitive skin, eczema, rosacea or even acne prone skin.
I'm a huge fan now and I'm so glad I found something that works really well for me on a day to day basis!
You can watch my YouTube video review below and visit www.marula.com for more information.