Moringa has been on the rise lately in the wellness scene for its amazing properties. But the skin benefits of moringa are also something to write home about!
If fact, in 2008 the National Institute of Health called moringa (moringa oleifera) the “plant of the year,” acknowledging that “perhaps like no other single species, this plant has the potential to help reverse multiple major environmental problems and provide for many unmet human needs.”
Here's why we can't get enough of it:
1. It boosts collagen formation
Moringa is remarkably high in vitamin C—having about seven times more than oranges. This is great news for your skin, which needs the vitamin to naturally produce collagen.
The collagen-related perks of moringa were observed in a small human study, where cream with moringa extract was applied to people's faces. After three months, collagen formation increased and skin elasticity improved; the researchers attributed these effects to the plant's natural compounds.
2. It reduces signs of aging
Thanks to moringa's high level of antioxidants—including vitamin C, A, and B—the remedy might be just what you need to get that youthful glow. Antioxidants like the ones in moringa neutralize those free radicals that damage our skin cells and leads to signs of aging.
3. It works for all skin types
Oily skin, rejoice! Moringa's high-antioxidant content helps repair skin, reduce inflammation, and manage sebum levels.
Dry skin also benefits, as it contains vitamin B, a natural humectant. This means it attracts water to the skin's outermost layer.
4. It helps with acne
As moringa helps calm overactive your sebaceous glands, it may also control breakouts and ease other inflammatory skin conditions.
5. It could support wound healing
There's some evidence that moringa may aid the process of scar and wound healing. Popped pimples - you've met your match!
6. It is anti-pollution
Moringa is also the source of our anti-pollution complex. It prevents the adhesion of particles to the skin thus preventing against oxidative damage caused by environmental pollutants, providing a protective shield on the surface of the skin.
Where to find it
Find this superfood in our Fullmoon Serum