The versatility of the Moringa tree (Moringa oleifera) is quite impressive. It is native to Asia, growing among the Himalayan mountains, though it grows in many countries across the world now. For many years, people have utilized all parts of this tree for a multitude of uses. The bark of the tree, the leaves and flowers, as well as the seeds can all be used to promote health and wellness in various capacities. (Note: The root extracts are known to be toxic)
In regard to the skin, it is the oil from the seeds that we will cover in brief. The ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks used this oil for their skin, as an ingredient in perfumes, and used it as a moisturizer for the hair. As we can see, the use of this oil has been around for quite some time! Moringa oil contains vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and has a high level of oleic acid (omega-9 fatty acid). These components on their own are beneficial to skin health, but to have them all together in this oil is quite convenient. In addition to providing hydration to the skin, this great combination helps to improve the elasticity of the skin, which is great for wrinkles and fine lines. The oleic acid works well in the fight against free radicals, is anti-inflammatory and does a great job of carrying your other “Skinfood” products deeper into your skin for intense nourishment!