What is marula oil used in cosmetology?
Marula oil has a yellow or yellow-orange color and a persistent odor with fruity notes, slightly viscous, has a 50% fat content.
Marula is a fairly tall, branched tree with a wide crown, which is considered to be its homeland in South Africa. Archaeological excavations indicate that the marula was valued by the inhabitants of the African continent long before our era. The juicy fruits of marula similar to plums are tasty and rich in vitamins, and fatty healing oil was squeezed out of fruit seeds (usually 2-3 per fruit). Sometimes the marula is also called the "elephant tree", because elephants are happy to eat its leaves and fruits. A decoction of the peel of the fruit became a tonic drink, strongly reminiscent of coffee, and the leaves were used to prepare infusions for heartburn. A decoction of marula bark is suitable for the treatment of diarrhea and the prevention of malaria.
Today, marula fruits are widely known as raw materials for sweets and jams, and the juice is used to produce the popular Amarula Cream liqueur.
The bark of marula has long been used for the manufacture of paint, and the fibrous subcrustal layer is used for the production of ropes and ropes. The soft wood of the marula is easy to process, so that they build dwellings from it and even cut out figurines or ornaments.
Marula oil is widely recognized as an excellent soap base and an ingredient for deep hydration and skin rejuvenation.
Properties of marula oil used in cosmetics
Moisturizing. Marula oil in cosmetics forms a hygroscopic film on the skin surface, which maintains the natural moisture level of the skin and prevents it from drying out.
Rejuvenation. Marula oil in cosmetics stimulates metabolic processes in the skin, effectively fights free radicals, improves the process of cell regeneration, and prevents premature skin aging.
Mitigation. Marula oil in cosmetics intensively nourishes and softens the skin, penetrates it easily and deeply, is quickly absorbed, prevents cracks, gives smoothness and elasticity. Suitable for baby skin care.
Reducing inflammation. Marula oil in cosmetics reduces the sensitivity of the skin to external irritants, soothes itching, relieves pustular rash.
Healing. Marula oil in cosmetics restores damaged skin in case of sunburn, cuts, scratches, stimulates rapid healing of wounds, protects against the harmful effects of wind, frost, UV rays and other adverse factors.
Strengthening. Marula oil in cosmetics has a beneficial effect on hair after dyeing and perming, nourishes and strengthens curls, moisturizes the scalp, and conditions hair. Improves the appearance of nails by preventing delamination.
Toning. Marula oil in cosmetics effectively strengthens connective tissue and fights cellulite, stretch marks, improves skin elasticity.
Marula oil is effectively used to treat dermatitis, sunburn and prevent baldness.
What cosmetics is marula oil found in?
- daytime moisturizing face cream
- nourishing night cream for dry skin
- make-up for tanning
- cream, body balm
- lip balm
- cream, lotion for aging skin
- baby oils, lotions
- shampoos, balms, masks, hair oils
- anti-cellulite cosmetics
- protective hand cream
Cosmetics with marula oil are stored at room temperature in a dry place, away from direct sunlight.