Moringa is another one of those plants that has been used for centuries and is famed for its benefits both internal and external. The plant is found in India, Africa, Asia and South America. Moringa has some incredible benefits and what’s truly amazing about Moringa is that all parts of this plant including its bark, roots, leaves, flowers, seeds, sap and pods are a storehouse of nutrients and antioxidants! Moringa oil is one of the most stable oils, it hardly gets rancid and can be used for many days. It is rich in B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, and zinc.
It’s often referred to as the ‘miracle tree’ and is widely used in traditional medicine… so let’s talk about how Moringa is used.
Moringa can be taken as a supplement in powder form or capsules.
- It helps to balance the sugar levels so it can be very effective against diabetics. It can also help balance cholesterol levels.
- Moringa contains all the essential amino acids needed by the body to grow, repair and maintain cells.
Moringa oil is increasingly used in skincare because of its ability to protect against oxidants.
When you look for products with Moringa in it… you’ll often find them associated with more dewy, glowing products that promise a luminous glow to the skin as it helps fight skin fatigue and its oil secretion. It counters the ill-effects of pollution and helps to purify the skin, making it naturally glow. Here is what Moringa is made up of:
- Moringa Oleifera has a high content of vitamin A, thus promoting hair growth and maintenance.
- Moringa oil is known to be good antiseptic and anti-inflammatory oil, it can be used to help heal burns and insect bites.
- It is rich in Vitamin C, an antioxidant which helps promote collagen production and increase skin radiance.
Here are some skin care products that utilises Moringa to benefit the skin, along with some products that can be used internally.
Dafna’s Cleansing Balm
The balm is rich and creamy, a soothing yellow colour which I believe partially comes from the Moringa Oil, which is usually a golden yellow colour. It melts into the skin, hydrating as well as cleansing. It’s one of those really lush cleansing balms that become a bit of a ritual. I love to apply this at the beginning of my evening routine, using it a little as a mask before washing it off. The moringa purifies the skin and helps protect the skin against pollution. We’ve featured a full review of this product here.
Emma Hardie Moringa Mask
This mask has Moringa oil as its core ingredient. As we know, Moringa oil is great at creating plump, deeply nourished skin. This mask also contains Hyaluronic acid which is great for firming, conditioning and again, deeply moisturising the skin. The mask also contains red algae which is known for helping reduce the appearance of pigmentation and Edelweiss extract which soothes the skin and protects our collagen. The mask is easy to use and effective and leaves you with soft skin. Our full review is here.
Evolve Beauty Daily Defence Moisture Mist
The African Moringa Peptides in this product protect skin cells from pollutants and purify the skin. This mist also contains Mexican cactuses’ to calm irritated skin, hyaluronic acid to hydrate and orange and rosewater, which adds to the lovely fragrance. It’s more of a ‘wet’ mist – more like a spray. It distributes well and feels lovely on the skin. It doesn’t feel sticky or just sit on the skin, it sinks in really well. It is a beautiful mist and it smells lovely! For an added boost you can keep this in the fridge to make it extra refreshing!
Fushi Moringa Seed Oil
This Moringa Oil from Fushi is Cold Pressed, Unrefined and sourced from Kenya. This oil can actually be used both internally and externally. It can be drizzled over salads or added to smoothies but can also be smoothed over the skin for its moisturising properties. It smells quite earthy and has a light yellow colour.
Organic Moringa Powder
The powder is packed with anti-oxidants and perfect to add to smoothies / on top of cereal. It’s meant to be fantastic at fighting inflammation as well as protecting the liver and possibly reducing diabetes symptoms. Its powder form meant its easily digestible, so your body can absorb more of the nutrients compared to supplements, which is why this is personally my preferred method. Love it!
Revolution Foods Organic Moringa Powder is £11.99 from Revolution Foods
Emma Hardie’s Moringa Mask is £49 from Marks and Spencer
Evolve Beauty’s Daily Defense Moisture Mist is £20 from Evolve Beauty
Dafna’s Cleansing Balm is £42 from Content Beauty
Fushi’s Moringa Seed Oil is £15 from Fushi