MarulaOilThe latest buzzword in the beauty world is an all-natural skin moisturising product that has been popular in parts of Africa for generations and is now hitting the mainstream globally.

 

Marula Oil has several unique characteristics that hydrates, protects and rejuvenates the skin.

 

The key to this luxury oil is that it is rich in antioxidants and oleic acid.  Because of the high levels of oleic acid (Omega 9 fatty acids), it absorbs in to the skin rapidly and deeply to provide longer lasting hydration.  With higher levels of antioxidants than Argan or Grapeseed oils, Marula also helps to maintain youthful looking skin.

 

And due to its natural origins, Marula Oil is the ideal ingredient for all skin types and can be used on the face, neck, hands, body and even hair.  It’s pH balanced, non-comedogenic [doesn’t clog pores] and presents anti-microbial properties that can also help heal acne blemishes.

 

Not only does this luxury oil look after your skin but John Paul Selects, one of the brands that use pure Marula oil in their product, aims to transform the lives of the rural East African families that produce it by providing them with income-earning opportunities.

 

The marula tree produces plum-like fruit, which contains four times as much vitamin C as oranges.  When the fruits fall, the stones are removed and dried whilst the flesh is juiced or fermented to make beer.  The oil is then extracted by cold pressing the kernels to ensure the highest quality product.

 

By adding value to this precious resource, John Paul Selects have introduced Fair Trade and other sustainable practices to ensure that the wild stands of East African Marula trees will last well into the future.