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Meet Moringa, the Wonder Ingredient You Haven’t Tried Yet

Moringa Skin Benefits - Dermstore Blog

Great things sometimes come in small packages, and in the case of moringa olifeira, its tiny leaves certainly pack a healthy wallop. But it’s not just the leaves though, because every part of this tropical plant—from seeds, flowers, root, even its bark—is known to store numerous phytonutrients, amino acids, and high-value minerals that act as, among others, antioxidants, immune-boosters, anti-inflammatory, as well as lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels.—

Because moringa is highly edible, it is often consumed as part of everyday cooking or powdered and used as a food supplement. But another way to get the most out of this “miracle tree” is by extracting oil from its seeds, which offers a plethora of benefits for the skin, including countering the effects of free radicals. “Moringa oil or ben oil has plant hormones called cytokinins that help promote cellular growth and prevent destruction of skin tissues,” says nutrition, beauty, and aromatherapy expert Janice Rosenthal, founder of Garden of Essences. “The natural vitamin C in moringa oil boosts collagen, helping reduce fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.”

The vitamin-rich and nutrient-dense moringa oil makes for an excellent active ingredient in skin-care products, thanks to its antioxidants, antibacterial, and nourishing properties. Its high concentration of behenic acid (thus the name “ben oil”) makes moringa oil a top anti-aging weapon, and the fatty acid’s deep moisturizing properties also offer added benefits for the hair.

But it doesn’t stop there. Rosenthal adds that use of moringa extract also helps clear minor skin problems such as blackheads and pimples and minimizes dark spots, and its anti-inflammatory properties have been known to help in both external and low-level internal inflammations.

Now that you’ve met this rockstar of a plant, it’s time to see the amazing benefits of moringa for yourself. Here are Dermstore’s top picks for moringa-infused beauty products.

  1. 1. this works No Wrinkles Extreme Moisturizer
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    1. this works No Wrinkles Extreme Moisturizer

    This Works No Wrinkles Extreme Moisturizer features an intelligent formulation to both reduce and delay the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It combats dryness, caused by over-exposure to heat and cleansing products while replenishing skin’s moisture and maintaining optimal hydration levels. This Works moisturizer also addresses signs of aging and delivers younger-looking skin with time-released retinol and potent, nature-based, anti-aging ingredients.Key Benefits: * Hyaluronic acid plumps skin and maintains hydration levels *

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  2. 2. Rita Hazan True Color Shampoo (8.5 oz.)
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    2. Rita Hazan True Color Shampoo (8.5 oz.)

    Getting your hair the color you want it to be takes time and money. Protect your investment with the Rita Hazan True Color Shampoo. Designed by master hair colorist Rita Hazan, this shampoo does everything you want your shampoo to do—it removes product build up, impurities and excess oil to leave your hair squeaky clean, soft and manageable, all while preserving your color and fortifying your strands.Botanical surfactants massage impurities out of your hair without stripping color or essential moisture. With each use your hair is left feeling weightless with natural body and bounce.

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  3. 3. HUM Nutrition Raw Beauty - Mint Chocolate Chip Infusion (8.5 oz.)
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    3. HUM Nutrition Raw Beauty - Mint Chocolate Chip Infusion (8.5 oz.)

    Jump start your day with HUM Nutrition’s Raw Beauty Green Superfood Powder. This mint chocolate chip flavored powder blends together 39 beauty detox superfoods and five billion probiotics to help improve your energy, support radiant skin and boost your metabolism.Key Ingredients: * Antioxidants: support radiant skin by providing protection from environmental stress factors * Matcha Green Tea, Organic Flax Seed and Digestive Enzymes: boost energy levels and support your digestionKey Benefits: * Made with alkalizing greens, detoxifying and energizing herbs, beauty-boosting phytonutrients

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  4. 4. ELEMIS Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules (60 capsules)
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    4. ELEMIS Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules (60 capsules)

    ELEMIS Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules features a highly concentrated serum that protects the skin against environmental damage to promote a healthy and younger-looking complexion. Formulated for day and night use, each capsule envelops the skin with natural oils including rose and lavender to replenish moisture loss and nourish with antioxidants to protect against further signs of aging.

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  5. Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm with Dual-Action Cleansing Cloth (3.52 fl. oz.)
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    Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm with Dual-Action Cleansing Cloth (3.52 fl. oz.)

    A cult beauty buy if ever there was one, Emma Hardie’s Moringa Cleansing Balm with Dual-Action Cleansing Cloth is a heaven sent solution for dry and dull skin types. This luxurious melting cleansing balm provides skin with a thorough deep cleanse, minimizing enlarged pores and removing all make up – even highly pigmented, full coverage and waterproof formulas. Infused with a heady dose of our hero, moringa seed oil, as well as skin-loving vitamin E and wild sea fennel, this is a beautiful daily cleanser that leaves skin moisturised, balanced and deeply nourished. Massage a hazelnut sized piece thoroughly into dry skin in order to break down all traces of make-up and to lift away daily pollutants. Use the Dual-Action Cleansing Cloth to remove.

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