Moringa oil is a lightweight, nutrient-dense oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree, also known as the Tree of Life for its centuries-long use as a health and beauty powerhouse.
Moringa is called Nebeday, or “the tree that never dies,” in Africa, where it is commonly grown.
The seeds are made up of about 40 percent oil, which was used by the ancient Egyptians as a beauty treatment and moisturizer.
Moringa oil benefits for skin
Moringa oil is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight free radicals, helping support skin’s ability to manage oxidative stress which accelerates aging.
Moringa is lightweight so it penetrates deep beneath the skin’s surface, encouraging the regeneration of the skin proteins collagen and elastin, which helps restore skin’s youthful appearance by rejuvenating skin cells so skin is more vibrant, taut and elastic.
While Moringa oil also helps support healthy inflammation management – reducing redness and at the skin’s surface, it has the potential to help prevent breakouts revealing healthier, more radiant skin.
Moringa oleifera is packed with beheic acid, a fatty acid that not only helps condition skin, but also helps suspend oil in water, improving the texture of the skin care products it is used to manufacture.
Uses of Moringa oil
While Moringa oil is traditionally used in cooking, it is finding a place in a wide range of cosmetic and holistic products, including age defying and wrinkle creams, hair care products, aromatherapy oils, massage oil, perfumes and deodorants.
Source and sustainability of Moringa oil
Floralipids Moringa Oil Refined is pressed and packed in the United States by Floratech, an Arizona-based company that focuses exclusively on plant-based products.
The Moringa seeds are harvested from plants that have not been treated with any GMOs, and are sourced using Floratech’s dedication to finding the best possible products and using them in the most earth-friendly way.
According to the company statement, “Floratech isn't going green - we were born green.”
Reviews and testimonials
Moringa oil is found in Xtend-Life’s Kanapa blend, included in the Xtend-Life formulas for its Day and Night Cream with Whitening, Age-Defying Day Cream, Age Defying Body Lotion, Age Defying Sheer Day and Night Cream, Nourishing Hand Cream, Facial Fluid for Men and Eye Contour Cream.
“I find the new Kanapa formulations particularly soothing and refreshing when applied and the redness and flushing that I suffered from in the past seems to have disappeared. I had a couple of red marks on both sides of my face that I could not get rid of and they are now practically gone. My skin looks plumper and feels very supple and moisturised which I am delighted about.”