Benefits of moringa seed oil:
- Anti-aging: Moringa diminishes wrinkles while smoothing and softening skin 1, while frankincense from the boswellia plant helps to heal sun damage 5.
- Anti-acne: Moringa reduces acne by diminishing inflammation and skin sebum 2. while being a proven fighter of bacteria4.
- Deeply hydrating: Delivers fatty acids that absorb easily into the skin, leaving skin dewy, not greasy. Moringa's high levels of oleic acid 7 are particularly well-suited for dry skin, locking in moisture and giving skin a natural glow.
- Nourishing: Moringa oil contains naturally high levels of skin-boosting vitamins A, C and E. Vitamin A promotes healthy skin cell production, vitamin C brightens and evens skin tone and vitamin E provides extra hydration. These antioxidants scavenge free radicals 3 ; 6 to protect against UV damage, toxins and pollution.
- All-in-one serum: Not only can moringa oil keep your face looking young and fresh, but the oil can also be used to smooth and moisturize your hair. Due to its anti-fungal properties, you can also use it for athlete's foot and other fungal conditions. Its antibacterial quality means it can also be used to moisturize healing tattoos and burns.
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2. Ali, A., Naveed, A., Khan, M.S., Khan, M.T., Ullah, A., & Shah, M.I.(2012). Effect of Moringa oleifera on undesireble skin sebum secretions of sebaceous glands observed during winter season in humans. Biomedical Research (India), 24(1), 127-130. http://doi.org/10.1155/2015/709628
3. Ogbunugafo, H. A., Eneh, F. U., Ozumba, A. N., Igwo-Ezikp, M. N., Okpuzor, J., Igwilo, I. O., et al. (2011). Physico-chemical and Antioxidant Properties of Moringa oleifera Seed Oil. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 10(5), 409–414. http://doi.org/10.3923/pjn.2011.409.414
4. Oluduro, O. A., Aderiye, B. I., Connolly, J. D., & Akintayo, E. T. (2010). Characterization and antimicrobial activity of 4-(β-D-glucopyranosyl-1 -> 4-α-L-rhamnopyranosyloxy)-benzyl thiocarboxamide; a novel bioactive compound from Moringa oleifera seed extract. Folia Microbiologica. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12223-010-0071-0
5. Pedretti A., Capezzera R., Zane C., Facchinetti E., Calzavara-Pinton P. (2010). Effects of topical boswellic acid on photo and age-damaged skin: clinical, biophysical, and echographic evaluations in a double-blind, randomized, split-face study. Planta Medica, 76(6):555-60. http://doi.org/10.1055/s-0029-1240581
6. Santos, A. F. S., Argolo, A. C. C., Coelho, L. C. B. B., & Paiva, P. M. G. (2005). Detection of water soluble lectin and antioxidant component from Moringa oleifera seeds. Water Research, 39(6), 975–980. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2004.12.016
7. Tsaknis, J., Lalas, S., Gergis, V., and Dourtoglou, V., & Spiliotis, V. (1999). Characterization of Moringa oleifera Variety Mbololo Seed Oil of Kenya. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 47, 11: 4495–4499. http://doi.org/10.1021/jf9904214