Check Out The Amazing Skin Effects Of Moringa
Great things sometimes come in small packages, and in the case of moringa olifeira, its tiny leaves certainly pack a healthy wallop. But it’s not just the leaves though, because every part of this tropical plant—from seeds, flowers, root, even its bark—is known to store numerous phytonutrients, amino acids, and high-value minerals that act as, among others, antioxidants, immune-boosters, anti-inflammatory, as well as lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Because moringa is highly edible, it is often consumed as part of everyday cooking or powdered and used as a food supplement. But another way to get the most out of this “miracle tree” is by extracting oil from its seeds, which offers a plethora of benefits for the skin, including countering the effects of free radicals. “Moringa oil or ben oil has plant hormones called cytokinins that help promote cellular growth and prevent destruction of skin tissues,” says nutrition, beauty, and aromatherapy expert Janice Rosenthal, founder of Garden of Essences. “The natural vitamin C in moringa oil boosts collagen, helping reduce fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.”
The vitamin-rich and nutrient-dense moringa oil makes for an excellent active ingredient in skin-care products, thanks to its antioxidants, antibacterial, and nourishing properties. Its high concentration of behenic acid (thus the name “ben oil”) makes moringa oil a top anti-aging weapon, and the fatty acid’s deep moisturizing properties also offer added benefits for the hair.
But it doesn’t stop there. Rosenthal adds that use of moringa extract also helps clear minor skin problems such as blackheads and pimples and minimizes dark spots, and its anti-inflammatory properties have been known to help in both external and low-level internal inflammations.
Now that you’ve met this rockstar of a plant, it’s time to see the amazing benefits of moringa for yourself. Here are Dermstore’s top picks for moringa-infused beauty products.
Erno Laszlo Sensitive Cleansing Oil
This cleansing oil not only nourishes and rids your face of surface impurities, it also softens and balances your skin, leaving it hydrated and radiant. All thanks to its moisturizing and anti-inflammatory infusion of plant extracts that include andiroba, moringa, almond and sweet almond oils.
This Works No Wrinkles Extreme Moisturizer
Regardless of skin type, this moisturizer addresses aging skin, dryness and dehydration with its intelligent formulation of hyaluronic acid, time-released retinol, and essential oils that leave you with radiant, smooth and younger-looking skin.
This multitasking mineral concealer not only effectively hides those pesky dark circles, it also pampers your skin with antioxidants, moisturizing and detoxifying natural ingredients that leave your skin looking younger and healthier. Features two shades for added versatility.
Rita Hazan True Color Shampoo
Combining botanicals and essential oils, this shampoo preserves colored hair and protects it from damage, product buildup, and fading while strengthening your strands and leaving hair soft, manageable, and bouncy.
HUM Nutrition Raw Beauty Green Superfood Powder
This superfood powder truly lives up to its name by packing 39 detoxifying, energizing, and beauty-boosting ingredients in every glass of this mint-and-chocolate-chip-flavored drink.
Decleor Hydra Floral Anti-Pollution Hydrating Gel-Cream
Protect your skin from free radicals and pollutants with this barrier gel-cream that instantly soothes and moisturizes. Infused with detoxifying and antibacterial properties from neroli and moringa oils, respectively. Definitely a daily must-have!
Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules
Nourishing essential oils and antioxidants feature in this highly concentrated serum. Formulated for day and night use, it protects skin from free radical damage and fights signs of aging while keeping skin moisturized and healthy-looking.
Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Satin Lip Cream
Highly pigmented, rejuvenating, and a satin finish—what more could you ask for from a lip cream? Juice Beauty’s plant-derived phyto-pigments and exclusively formulated Moisture Plant Blend allow its lip colors to give lips fuller, more luscious coverage while moisturizing and reducing the appearance of fine lines.
Other than it’s endless pack of nutrients, Did you know that moringa is a source of vitamin A(18.9% NRV per serving) which improves normal vision?
Did you know that recent scientific discoveries see moringa as a successful way to treat diabetes, and is proven to decrease blood glucose level?
Did you know that one of moringa’s best benefits is it’s super boosting immune powers?
Did you know that many studies have been done about moringa’s potential as an anti-cancer agent?
In conclusion, I think moringa is one of the most underestimated super plants. Packed with it’s variety of uses, it perfectly fits the descriptive saying of “small but mighty” Try adding it to your diet and trust the leaf to do wonders.