What Does Marula Oil Actually Do?

    Apart from sunscreen, I'd say facial oils are the skincare product people are most scared of. For some reason, they're associated with not being suitable for acne-prone skin (or even more incorrectly, responsible for causing breakouts), and tend to get a bad rap in general.

    That's usually until you try a good one that's suitable for your skin type. Once you're hooked on a facial oil, you won't turn back, I can assure you. Depending on the type of oil, they're usually packed with omega-rich oils, vitamins and antioxidants to support healthy skin function and protect your skin's delicate barrier.

    And there is a hero amongst the many, and she's suitable for almost all skin types - it's marula oil.

    What Does Marula Oil Do?

    Hailed as one of the most versatile and skin-friendly oils you can get, marula oil is a lightweight, antioxidant-rich oil derived from the nuts and kernels of African-native marula trees. Unlike some other oils, its texture is surprisingly not that...oily?

    • It has a fast-absorbing emollient texture which effectively moisturises the skin

    • Marula oil is packed with fatty acids, antioxidants, amino acids & vitamins C and E

    • Restores hydration levels & helps to protects the skin from age-accelerating free radical damage

    • It can be used to hydrate both the skin & hair (and helps to prevent moisture loss)

    • The skin-mimicking properties of the oil help to protect & repair the skin's barrier

    • Works well for smoothing down frizz & fly-aways

    • It's most suited to dry, normal & combination skin types

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    Which Marula Oil Product Is Right For Me?

    Thanks to its boast-worthy benefits, marula oil can be found in a lot of beauty products, so I've pulled together some of our best-selling marula oil products.

    The Ordinary 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil

    This 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil is an antioxidant-rich oil mostly composed of oleic acid and linoleic acid but also contains procyanidin, catechins and flavanoids. It's highly nourishing and protective, while also hydrating. It may also help to restore radiance to the skin.

    The Ordinary 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil
    SALT BY HENDRIX Body Buff - Coffee + Marula Oil

    This natural body scrub works to remove dead skin cells, boost circulation and reinvigorate the skin. It's infused with salt, sugar, and marula oil, and is designed to gently buff skin while replenishing moisture. After just one use, skin will be left feeling soft, smooth and glowing.

    SALT BY HENDRIX Body Buff - Coffee + Marula Oil 250g
    La Mav Marula Face Cleansing Oil

    This radiance-enhancing, deep-cleansing, moisture-replenishing oil cleanser rids your face of dirt, excess oil and hard-to-remove waterproof makeup. It's free from alcohol, mineral oil & parabens, and is packed with marula oil to hydrate and brighten the skin. It also contains bergamot, camellia and jojoba oils to nourish and protect the skin during your most important skincare step.

    La Mav Marula Face Cleansing Oil 80ml