From arid savannahs to the lush equatorial rainforests, Africa is globally known as Mother Nature’s garden due to the abundance of plants known for its diverse healing and beautifying properties. One of them is the Marula tree. Native to the African continent as well as Madagascar, the single stemmed Marula tree has a wide spreading crown and grows up to 18 meters tall on low altitude ground and open woodlands.
Its’ fruit is harvested by rural communities and is the most essential part of the tree. Apart from being a traditional staple diet for Bantu ethnic, its kernel also holds one of the great secrets to beauty: when pressed, it will secrete precious Marula oil. Here’s why Marula Oil is a key ingredient in our Youth Elixir and should be part of your skincare regimen:
- Powerful Anti-Ageing properties
Marula Oil fights off ageing and heals ageing-related damage. Loaded with antioxidants, it combats the major signs of ageing such as dry skin, dullness, brown spots with Omega 3, 6 and 9. It also boosts the skin’s natural ability to regenerate by improving the skin’s collagen production, hence reducing the appearance fine lines and wrinkles.
- Firms, Smoothens, Reduces Pigmentation and Scars
The great amount of monounsaturated fatty acids and Vitamin C present in the oil helps to support the skin’s firmness, reduces pigmentation and scars on your skin. The presence of Steric Acid also protects your skin from damaging natural elements such as UV rays, cold wind and pollution, as it seals in moisture by forming a natural seal over moisturized skin. This makes it a good skin protector, especially if you live in a city where pollution is inevitable.
- Eliminates stretch marks and nourishes dry and even oily skin!
Regular daily and continued use on the affected area will allow the nutrient-rich oil to greatly improve your skin elasticity and suppleness, reducing the appearance of stretch marks. If you have dry or even oily skin, the naturally occuring rich oleic acid content penetrates the upper layer of the dermis of our skin deeply, where active ingredients can provide the most benefit. Hence its’ application leaves us soft and glowing. It is interesting to note that it is effective even on chapped lips, just dab a little on your lips to shoo the dryness away. Best of all, people with sensitive skin and skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne may benefit from it, too!
- Fights the effect of hormonal changes
As we age, we all experience hormonal changes at some level, this can be more pronounced in women and can lead to tremendous changes to your skin in terms of its’ texture and radiance. Marula Oil ensures your skin is protected fortifying it and ensuring you appear radiant.
- Keeps hair, scalp and nails healthy
With a potent cocktail of fatty acids, antioxidants and minerals, Marula oil helps your hair, scalp and nail to combat environmental damage, its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory properties as well as cellular regeneration helps keeping your scalp healthy and encourages both hair and nail growth.
A key ingredient in our youth elixir serum, Marula Oil is combined with 5 other potent carrier and essential oils for exceptional beauty benefits. Being an all natural product that is vegan and cruelty free, the Reeta Juneja® Age Defying Serum is loaded with advanced anti-aging benefits that includes all the above benefits of Marula oil as well as those of rose damask and a further 4 oils in our limited batch artisan blended serum.