Marula oil is often called the elixir of the youth, and rightly so because of the antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and amino acids. With so much of goodness in it, it is a part of many beauty products that are available nowadays. Let’s find out more about this wonderous ingredient and explore some of its promising benefits.
What is Marula oil?
Marula is basically a fruit tree (Sclerocarya birrea) that is native to certain parts of Southern Africa. These trees grow wild and were known to be rare, but now they are cultivated. Marula tree was also considered to be sacred and held religious relevance as it was linked to fertility and happy marriage in ancient times. In fact, the fermented fruit of the Marula tree and other parts of the tree are used in edibles and traditional medicine across Africa.
Each Marula fruit contains a hard, brown nut with pliable, white kernels at its core. The oil is mainly extracted from these kernels, but it can also be extracted from the nut’s outer husk. Rich in protein, Marula oil is absorbent making it a potent ingredient in skin and hair remedies.
Marula oil contains monosaturated fatty acids, tocopherols and several potent benefits that work for the lips, skin, and hair.
#1 Fights Signs of Aging
Marula oil contains the natural ability to battle signs of aging and keep the skin supple and soft. It helps in preventing and treating signs of damage that are caused by aging skin. Certain enzymes like elastase and collagenase accelerate the signs of aging. Marula oil prevents your skin from losing its elasticity. Therefore, it may help you in fighting signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and any form of dryness. It further boosts your skin’s natural ability to heal and repair itself.
#2 Smoothens the Skin
Marula oil has the ability to penetrate deep into your skin, even in areas where it’s the thickest to soften it. The fatty acid content and polyphenols help in improving the skin’s elasticity and enhancing its firmness to make it smooth.
Scientific evidence suggests that Marula oil combined with various other potent ingredients helps in the treatment of scars and wounds giving you flawlessly smooth and clear skin.
#3 Protects against environmental damage
Environmental elements like UV Rays, dust, pollution, and cold winds can damage your delicate skin, particularly your lips – making them dry, patchy, and dark. Marula oil can protect your delicate skin against these factors and while you sleep work its magic in renewing your skin to reverse any damage caused already. It further contributes to fortifying your skin by forming a blend of nourishing and moisturizing ingredients.
#4 Prevents and Treats Skin Conditions
Marula Oil contains high amounts of linoleic acid and oleic acid which have a moisturizing and hydrating effect on the skin. This helps in treating a variety of skin issues that affect your tender lips as well such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, and cold sores.
#5 Heals Chapped Lips
Marula oil is well known for its ability to heal dry and chapped skin. Penetrating the skin and healing it from within, it helps in giving you that soft and pink-hued pout that is soft and supple. Instead of using chemical-laden lip balms and other products, use Marula oil to heal chapped lips and keep them healthy.
#6 Prevents Stretch Marks
Marula oil is enriched with the goodness of beneficial nutrients that help in retaining skin elasticity and suppleness. Applying it twice a day can help in keeping away hyperpigmentation and stretch marks that often are a big problem women face.
#7 Fights Acne
Marula oil is extremely hydrating and yet is nongreasy which means it can actually help in treating acne and can work as an effective moisturizer for acne-prone skin. Having anti-microbial properties, it works effectively against bacteria that contribute to the occurrence of pimples and blackheads.
The above promising benefits of Marula oil prove that it is actually a rich and potent ingredient that is a boon for your skin and lips. Miracle Herbs Perfect Lips lip balm contains this active ingredient that has an organic base and works brilliantly to keep your lips beautifully soft and supple.