Natural skincare essential: Marula oil beats argan oil
If you’ve been reading my blog, you know how much I rave about argan oil. I love argan oil so much that I can’t stop recommending it to people, either on my blog or in real life.
Welp, I hate to break it to you, but I may have found something even better. Now, while it may not be as budget friendly as some argan oils can be, it may be worth it. Marula Oil – The Leakey Collection, is a natural oil comparable to argan or grape seed oil. But, the benefits of Marula oil are huge.
In fact, Marula Oil has been tested and compared to argan oil, and has 16% more antioxidants than argan oil.
Here are the most common uses for Marula Oil:
- To use with dry and mature skin. As a moisturizer, Marula Oil provides superior and longer lasting hydration, and helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
- To use on sunburned skin. Marula Oil is very soothing and provides relief to traumatized skin.
- Use after a facial or chemical peel. The skin can get irritated and dry after such treatments, Marula Oil can help provide moisture back into your face.
- Mix a drop of Marula with your current beauty products to help give your skin the extra moisture it needs.
Marula Oil can soothe irritated or burned skin, help prevent acne, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve elasticity and firmness of the skin.
Plus, the packaging of this product is extremely luxurious. The dropper and cap screw on to the glass bottle, and the cap locks into place to ensure it’s tightly closed. When you unscrew the cap, the top pops up and automatically draws Marula Oil into the dropper, and then you can press the cap to draw in more product if needed.
To me, Marula Oil seems a bit lighter than argan oil. The fast absorbing and surprisingly non-greasy oil feels so nourishing and can be used in the morning or at night. I frequently use it under my makeup.
I unfortunately can’t say that Marula Oil prevents acne for me… but then again, my skin has been a mess. But, when I do use Marula, it helps make my skin feel balanced and healthy, and I can count on it to soothe my irritations caused by acne.
Marula Oil is $78 for 1.69 fl oz. While that may be $30 more than a same-sized bottle of Josie Maran’s famous argan oil, you can definitely feel the quality difference when you compare the two. Marula’s packaging is to die for, and the benefits and uses are numerous.
To summarize, here are the benefit claims from Marula.com:
- Omega-rich with exceptional moisturizing benefits for a radiant finish
- Fast absorbing, light, non-greasy texture
- Provides long-lasting hydration
- Naturally healing to reduce inflammation and redness
- Leaves skin soft, supple and glowing
- Can lead to noticeable improvement in skin’s elasticity and firmness with consistent use
- Anti-microbial properties make it appropriate for all skin types
Have you heard of Marula Oil? Do you think you would add it to your natural skincare regime?
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