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INGREDIENTS 101: Moringa Oil

Moringa Oleifera, locally known as Malunggay, may be an ingredient you don’t often hear about despite its endless list of benefits—be it in the health department, or beauty and skin care. But what many may not know is that the value of moringa oil was already popular way back during ancient civilizations, especially among the Egyptians. They would even bury vials of this life-giving Moringa Oleifera together with them in their tombs, believing that they’d use this in their afterlife.

What is Moringa Oil?

Moringa Oil comes from the seeds of the Moringa Oleifera tree. These seeds are pressed into oil and yield about 35% to 40% of non-drying moringa oil, also known as Ben Oil or Behen Oil. With the abundance of antioxidants infused, the oil does not become rancid for several years after it is produced.

Moringa Oil comes from the seeds of the Moringa Oleifera tree. These seeds are pressed into oil and yield about 35% to 40% of non-drying moringa oil, also known as Ben Oil or Behen Oil. With the abundance of antioxidants infused, the oil does not become rancid for several years after it is produced.

What are the beauty benefits of Moringa Oil?

More than just the many nutritional benefits of moringa oil, let’s get to the fun part and talk about what this wonder oil can do for your skin and hair:

Glowing and Radiant Skin – Pollution, dirt, and other environmental factors can take its toll on your skin, making it look dull and tired. Moringa oil acts as a skin purifier and imparts a subtle radiant glow while providing added protection to your skin from dirt and pollution.

* Treats Flaky and Dry Skin – Moringa oil contains very high moisturizing properties that provide nourishment and hydration to your skin. It is impressively comprised of 72% oleic acid, which allows it to penetrate deep into the skin and helps lock in the moisture.

Treats Acne and Acne Scars – With its antibacterial properties, it effectively clears up blackheads, whiteheads, acne, and even helps reduce the appearance of acne scars, blemishes, and hyperpigmentation.

Soothes the Skin – Moringa oil is rich in antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it very effective in treating sunburns, cuts, rashes, itchiness, and redness on the skin.

Fights Dandruff – With its anti-fungal properties, moringa oil effectively treats dandruff and itchiness of scalp by providing moisture and keeping it nourishes. It lifts out dirt from your hair and cleanses your scalp effectively. Plus, massaging the oil on your scalp takes no time as it sinks into the scalp very quickly and is easily absorbed.

Tames Frizzy Hair and Treats Split Ends – Since split ends are caused by extremely dry and damaged hair, moringa oil is great at providing nourishment and keeping your locks hydrated. 

Where to find Moringa Oil?

Moringa oil can easily be found mostly in hair and skin care items like lotion, shampoo, and conditioner. However, it is so interesting for a makeup brand such as Eye of Horus, to base its ingredients on Ancient Egyptian formulas. Its EYE OF HORUS GODDESS EYE SHADOW PALETTE, P1,350, is a stunning eye shadow palette that ensures a fabulous finish while caring for your skin with moringa oil. The EYE OF HORUS LIQUID DEFINE EYE LINER, P990, is a smudge-proof, waterproof, and long-lasting eyeliner that provides moisture to your lids at the same time. Lastly, the EYE OF HORUS GODDESS MASCARA, P990 is rich in moringa oil and is said to help lengthen the lashes when used regularly.

Text by: Maan Fernandez

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