Move over turmeric and Argan oil because there’s a new super ingredient in the beauty world… say hello to the Moringa leaf. Moringa is a nutrient-rich plant that has been used in herbal medicines for years, however more recently beauty brands have begun to the see the benefits of its oils. So why should you be looking out for Moringa? Well keep reading…
Moringa is filled with vitamin A and is one of the most potent vitamins out there for perfect skin. Vitamin A is also what retinol is derived from.
When Moringa is applied to the skin topically is encourages the skin to renew themselves much quicker, giving you brighter, more youthfully looking skin. It will help limit breakouts, reduce pigmentation and plump out fine lines and wrinkles.
It also contains antioxidant vitamin E, essential for hydration to help combat any dry or dehydrated skin! Combating dry skin is so important in fighting anti-ageing, Moringa will help keep your skin full of moisture and producing collagen.
Moringa is also great for your hair. If you’ve got hair that is prone to dryness, frizz or breakage then you might want to look at products containing Moringa as a solution. Moringa will help restore strength, promote hair growth and repair any damage – pass me the bottle! Because Moringa has such a large variety of rich minerals including zinc, which is essential for healthy hair, and antioxidants that boost keratin production.
So Moringa contains several times more iron that spinach does, so incorporating it into your diet could really help build and maintain healthy muscles! You can consume Moringa in a green powder form, similar to green tea or matcha. Stir it into your morning smoothies and you won’t even taste it but you’ll be reaping the benefits inside and out!
Along with the amazing health benefits Moringa has on your skin, hair and body it can also help alleviate stress and anxiety. It’s an excellent ingredient for the immune system as it is high in iron, beta-carotene, which the body uses to make Vitamin A. Moringa leaf also has adaptogenic properties which help protect against the effects of stress – bonus!
So here’s some of our favourite products with Moringa in…
Decleor Life Radiance Double Radiance Cream
Elemis Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser
Osmo Blinding Shine Illuminating Mask
Yes To Grapefruit Even Skin Tone Moisturiser
Garnier Start A Fresh Cleansing Lotion
Sexy Hair Long Hair Luxe Detangler Leave In Spray
Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash