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What Is Moringa Oil? Transform Your Beauty Routine — and the Planet

Life is full of cyclical patterns, and skincare is no exception. Introducing Moringa Oil, a versatile plant oil native to the Himalayas where it was used as early as 2000 BC in medicine and beauty practices. Now you can find Moringa Oil in many modern skincare products because of its almost-never-ending list of benefits for the skin, hair, and body. 

Moringa Oil is not only a powerful all-natural beauty ingredient that can simplify your beauty routine and create radiant results. If sourced sustainably, it can also help the Earth heal from the effects of deforestation. 


In this article, we go over the benefits Moringa Oil has for your skin & hair as well as for our global ecosystem. Let’s dive in?

Moringa Oil for Skin

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It’s also the most exposed. Every day, your skin serves as the barrier between the outside world and your internal organs, protecting them from external pollutants and harmful toxins. It also helps your body eliminate waste through sweat. 

In the beauty industry, we often see products that are labeled for “dry skin,” “oily skin” or “combination skin.” And there’s a reason for that: certain ingredients, such as salicylic acid, can be beneficial for managing oily skin and lactic acid can revitalize dry skin

Moringa Seed Oil is unique because it provides benefits for both dry and oily skin types. How? We break it down below.

Moringa Oil Benefits for Oily Skin

It may seem counterintuitive to use oil on oily skin, but Moringa Oil has balancing benefits for oily and blemish prone skin. Its powerful anti-inflammatory and repairing properties make it a great choice if you want to support your skin.  

MORINGA OIL HELPS SUPPORT NORMAL SKIN BARRIER FUNCTION 

The outermost layer of your skin is known as the skin barrier, and it plays a crucial role in your skin’s health. Dermatologists often compare the top layer of your skin to a brick wall, with your skin cells being the “bricks.” Your skin barrier’s job is to “hold” the “bricks” together and in order to do that, the barrier contains crucial nutrients like ceramides and fatty acids. 

Excessive exfoliation (read: using harsh scrubs or other cleansing products to reduce acne and make the skin less oily) can damage your skin barrier and make it produce more oil. How? When you exfoliate your skin too much or use harsh chemicals to do it, your barrier, which is responsible for making sure your skin has enough moisture, can start producing even more oil to compensate for the loss of natural oils that excessive exfoliation is stripping away. 

MORINGA OIL REDUCES THE APPEARANCE OF INFLAMMATION 

If you have acne-prone skin, you may be doing everything in your power to keep your breakouts from getting more inflamed by using drying agents, such as salicylic acid. And we get it; it may seem counterintuitive to put oil on your skin rather than try to dry it out. 

Research shows that Moringa Seed Oil has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It can minimize the appearance of redness and inflammation without over drying or otherwise damaging the skin. To learn more about treating your acne kindly, read this article.

MORINGA OIL DOESN’T MAKE YOUR SKIN GREASY  

Another big anxiety surrounding using oil on oily skin is the fear that it will make your skin greasy. Moringa Oil is rich in Omega 9 fatty acids that already naturally occur on your skin and is rapidly absorbed for a healthy looking, balanced glow.

What Is the Best Way to Use Moringa Oil?

Moringa Oil is quite versatile and doesn’t require many special adjustments in your beauty routine. You can use it in the AM for a healthy glow throughout the day or in the PM to soothe your skin. If you use Moringa Oil during the day, remember to still protect adequately from the sun. 

If you’re using Moringa Oil on your hair, you can use small amounts during the day to manage flyaways and frizz. However, if you’re putting it on your scalp it may be better to use it at night because, like any oil, it can make your roots a bit greasy (but your scalp will love it!).

Moringa Oil: Final Thoughts & Favorite Products

Moringa Seed Oil is a natural beauty ingredient that has the potential to transform your beauty routine and the planet. A powerful solution for both dry and oily skin, Moringa Oil shows that skincare doesn’t have to be so divided. An eco-friendly alternative that has the potential to heal both the environment and the communities who live in it, it’s been used for thousands of years and it’s here to stay. 


Explore our favorite moringa oil products.

Fresh Bloom Face Serum


An essential part of a beauty regimen, this luxurious face serum delivers the deeply moisturizing and antioxidant benefits of our Moringa Seed Oil together with uplifting floral essential oils. Naturally contains Vitamin E. 

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Glassy Waves Lip Balm


A smooth lip balm formulated with nutrient-packed natural ingredients to nourish & protect. Our signature Moringa Seed oil deeply moisturizes while beeswax provides a protective layer and a hint of sweetness, and cacao butter softens skin.

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Salvation


The ultimate go-to. The Salvation Balm delivers the benefits of our signature Moringa Seed Oil together with the anti-inflammatory properties of beeswax and turmeric. Calming essential oils round out this all-encompassing salve that glides smoothly onto the skin.

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