14 Mar

Why Marula oil is beneficial for our skin

By: Afribeauty Collective Blog, Skin

Marula oil from the marula Fruit

When you think of natural African beauty ingredients, we tend to think of Shea butter or Coconut oil however Marula oil is fastly becoming a staple favourite when it comes to organic beauty. Authentic products are on the increase nowadays as conscious consumers are becoming more aware of the harsh ingredients in their beauty products and are now opting for the organic route. With an influx of natural products brands are now creating space for them. Marula oil originates from Southern Africa and comes from the Marula Tree. The oil is extracted from nuts of the Marula Fruit. Marula oil is said to possess antioxidant and essential fatty acids and amino acids, anti-aging, moisturizing and emollient properties. Containing acids such as oleic and linoleic acids that improves the skin. The multi-tasking oil hydrates the skin and keeps it supple and moisturized. The oil is known to be widely used in skincare and works wonders on stubborn skin disorders such as acne prone skin and hyper-pigmentation which many women of color encounter.

The Marula tree, the source of the Marula fruit. Predominantly found in Southern Africa


Organic life from Nigeria plus have created their own Marula oil that has many benefits.

Nigeria’s very own Marula Oil from Organic life plus

Here are 5 benefits of why Marula oil is beneficial for our skin:

1. Hyper-pigmentation– Improves skin tone as it contains linoleic acid which has been proven to have lightening properties to remove dark marks on the skin

2. Soft Skin- Marula Oil is lightweight in substance and absorbs extremely quickly into the skin which then makes the skin well-nourished and supple

3. Helps with acne prone skin -Acne is known to be a stubborn skin issue which affects many individuals however the oil contains antibacterial properties which is effective against the formation of pimples and blackheads

4. Suitable for all skin types-The oleic acid in the oil is a strong element for skin damage which makes it suitable for all skin types. Acting as an effective moisturizer.

5. Anti-aging-Marula oil has been proven to help the skin from losing its elasticity and helps to fight against wrinkles and fine lines

Last but not least!

African brands have been pushing Marula Oil to the forefront due to the plethora of benefits that we shared above such as skincare brand Portia M. Portia M’s amazing products makes use of Marula Oil in their products. The products are ideal for uneven skintone, stretch marks and many other skin issues.

Portia M, the affordable range of Marula Oil products made in South Africa. Portia M 100ml Skin Oil


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