What is Marula Oil?
In many cultures past and present, the Marula tree and its oil are considered sacred due to its associations with fertility and happy marriages. It’s native to southern Africa and was considered a rarity until the trees were cultivated.
Nowadays, marula oil has made an appearance in the beauty world and is celebrated widely for its hydrating and soothing powers. It has a host of extraordinary properties that can help smooth your skin, buff out fine lines and wrinkles, and bring out a radiant glow.
But, before we get into the nitty-gritty of how marula oil can benefit your skin, here’s a quick fun fact: the fruit of the tree is intoxicating for elephants, and they’ve been known to get drunk off of it. So, next time you’re drinking a bottle of rosé at Wine Wednesday, think about how an elephant somewhere is doing the same exact thing. Cheers!
Why should I use marula oil on my skin?
Let’s cut to the chase. If you’re not using a product with marula oil, run (don’t walk) to the bottom of this page for our recommendations.
This oil does it all. It’s known to be a powerhouse in fighting dryness, irritation, and signs of aging. It’s truly a dynamic beauty superstar, containing amino acids that hydrate, fatty acids that aid moisturization, and antioxidants for UV protection.
And, because it’s so lightweight, marula oil is an excellent choice for hydrating acne-prone skin. It’s non-greasy, and it’s been shown to have anti-microbial properties that may fight off the “bad bacteria” that break us out.
Is marula oil better than argan oil?The best way to think about marula oil and argan oil’s relationship is like twin sisters. Often compared against each other, these two complementary oils are better together and compensate for each other’s shortcomings.
For example, marula oil contains more antioxidants, and argan oil has a smaller molecular size, making it more readily absorbable by the skin. So, why not look for a product that incorporates both oils?
Will marula oil clog my pores?We’re going to be completely honest here. There is a possibility that marula oil may clog your pores… If you’re using the wrong product.
The quantity of oil used as well in a product and the quality of the oil REALLY matters in the discussion of marula oil and clogged pores.
Choose a high-quality product formulated with other balancing ingredients, and you should be good to go!
(It’s important to note that all oil-based skincare products may contribute to the “clogging” of pores, though, and marula oil is a safer bet than something like coconut oil.)
How can I incorporate marula oil into my skincare routine?
As we just mentioned, choosing the right marula oil product is crucial to ensuring that your skin will receive the oil’s full benefits.
Winged’s Radiance Facial Oil and Body Oil products bottle the marula fruit’s power and its oils into an easy to use and multipurpose skincare product. These two luxurious blends are formulated with a dream team of soothing, hydrating, and age-tackling ingredients (including argan oil).
All in all, marula oil is an excellent addition to your skincare routine. Shine on with naturally smooth and hydrated skin, Winged Women!
Nazish, N. (2018). The Best Facial Oils For Every Skin Type And Why You Should Start Using One ASAP. Retrieved 14 December 2020, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/nomanazish/2018/04/26/the-best-facial-oils-for-every-skin-type-and-why-you-should-start-using-one-asap/?sh=483ecf665a41
Whelan, C. (2019). Marula Oil Benefits, Uses, and Precautions. Retrieved 14 December 2020, from https://www.healthline.com/health/marula-oil-benefits#benefits