Moringa Oil For Skin: The Ultimate Guide

Nature never ceases to amaze, and if you haven't yet heard of Moringa oil, prepare to be positively impressed.

You may have seen Moringa oil listed in the ingredients of natural skin and hair products - much like avocado - without thinking much about it, or perhaps you're already familiar with some of the benefits of Moringa oil, and just want to know more. Either way, you're in the right place for all things related to Moringa.

Moringa oil for the skin the ultimate guide

Moringa Oleifera

Moringa oil (also referred to as Moringa seed oil) comes from the seeds of the Moringa Oleifera tree. The Moringa tree, which originated in South Asia, has since been cultivated all across the tropics.

And really, it's no wonder why. Clearly, word got out about the wonders of this plant and all of the Moringa oil benefits.

Now, everywhere you go you can hear about Moringa oil's anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, pro-health properties. Talk about a giving tree!

Moringa oil is a boon to beauty and health

It's hard to know where to begin when listing the benefits of Moringa oil. Moringa oil has seemingly endless superpowers.

From its anti-aging properties to making hair soft and shiny to dealing with dark spots on the skin, Moringa oil comes packed with nutrients and protective factors that help heal everything from chapped lips to split ends.

Yes - you'll even see Moringa oil in hair care products because it can both cleanse the hair and moisturize a dry scalp, which in turn leads to stronger hair (so the hair health cycle is set in motion).

Since Moringa oil can do away with dryness of the scalp and keep it from flaking, hair care experts hail it as especially restorative and say it also helps repair hair after heat, coloring, and other styling products have caused damage.

Moringa oil benefits include healthy hair and other health related issues

If you incorporate Moringa oil into the process of caring for the health of your hair, you'll likely see more shine on those lovely locks.

You might come across Moringa oil as a cooking oil, essential oil, or as an ingredient in skincare products like facial cleansers, toners, or cold-pressed oils - even in those miraculous eye creams that get rid of under-eye bags. Whatever form in which you find it, this nutrient-dense oil has a whole heap of health benefits, so read on to find out more.

Below, we'll focus on some of the benefits of Moringa oil as it pertains to skin health.

Hello to skin health and hydration

Moringa seed oil is rich in omega fatty acids like oleic acid, palmitic acid, and linoleic acid. And when it comes to face oil or moisturizing cream, fatty acids are your friends.

They are part of the reason why Moringa oil is a super-softening emollient, which is one of the three types of moisturizers (the other two are humectants and occlusives, and some moisturizers fall into more than one category).

Emollients soften the skin and enable it to retain moisture by restoring the skin barrier. They form an oily layer on the skin that helps slow trans epidermal water loss (often referred to as TEWL). Oleic acid regulates the lipid barrier of the skin, especially when combined with the other fatty acids.

Oleic and palmitic acid are permeation enhancers, as well, and with an oleic acid content of more than 65% in Moringa oil, it means that nutrients will definitely penetrate deep into the tissue, and strengthen the health of skin cells.

Linoleic acid is a critical component for ceramides, one of the main moisturizing elements in our skin, and since our bodies don't produce this particular fatty acid, we need to ingest it or apply it.

These fatty acids are all skin health heroes that hydrate our skin by keeping water where it needs to be and kicking all that other stuff out. 

Who knew some cold-pressed seeds could provide so many skin-benefiting properties?

Well, more than a few folks from South Asia were already aware of Moringa seeds, and as we mentioned above, word has gotten out!

From split ends to healthy epidermis moringa oleifera or organic moringa oil for skin

Adieu and adios to unwanted skin conditions

Due to the high fatty acid content found in Moringa oil, in addition to all the other vitamins and nutrients, it has sometimes helped individuals with dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.

The anti-inflammatory properties and moisturizing properties present in Moringa oil may help heal skin and protect it against psoriatic inflammation. That's right.

Many skin health experts have identified anti-psoriatic properties among other benefits of Moringa oil.

If you want to get real deep into the weeds about why, you can read more on how people use Moringa oil to help heal wounds and address other ailments that afflict the skin.

Moringa oil, according to an article that contains peer-reviewed studies, has been shown to have a positive effect on the proliferation of human dermal fibroblasts, which is apparently part of the process that leads to faster wound healing.

If you're not familiar with some of these skin conditions or don't know the difference between psoriasis and eczema, here's a video to help explain:

Of course, if you suspect you may have an issue with your skin, you should seek the advice of a board-certified dermatologist and get a professional opinion.

If you're not dealing with any severe situation, and just want to treat yourself to smoother, silkier skin, then stay right here, and peruse through other products and the occasional article pertaining to Moringa oil.

Make Moringa Oil part of your anti-aging or acne-fighting process

Because Moringa oil seals in moisture, it has benefitted those with dry skin particularly well.

Since a big part of getting older is dealing with loss of moisture, or dry skin, it makes sense that Moringa oil would address this issue and help to heal aging skin.

You can use nutrient-dense Moringa oil for skin care along with other anti-aging products. Moringa oil contains vitamin e and vitamin c, both of which are antioxidants.

Antioxidants fight free radicals and help protect the skin. They can even repair some of the damage already done by environmental factors like ultraviolet (UV) rays and pollution.

This means you may find yourself with fewer fine lines and wrinkles after regular use of the oil. Moringa oil is also one of the more stable oils that will make your skin care all the more radiant and refreshing

Thus the vitamin C and vitamin E do you a solid and allow for a longer shelf life of a product. Not only do antioxidants protect against free radicals, but they also act as natural preservatives, making the Moringa oil more resistant to rancidity.

Moringa oil from moringa tree can help skin cells and hair

There's still more that can be said about the oil. Moringa oil is gentle and effective enough for all skin types, including those with acne, or others with dry skin who are still prone to occasional breakouts.

Since this impressive oil contains vitamin E, it can help fade sun spots, and even out pigmentation in the skin. Also, the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin E help fight against acne, as well as skin cell regeneration. This is, of course, great for dealing with the subsequent scarring.

There is more than one article that touts the efficacy of Moringa oil in helping to heal and improve skin, so if you're interested in learning more, you should be able to find plenty of reliable resources.

Moringa oil benefits - Beauty and beyond

If you're wondering where and when you can take advantage of these natural moisturizing benefits that Moringa oil offers, the answer is here and now. Moringa oil has made its way into more than one of JUARA's recipes, which are all influenced and inspired by the Jamu herbal tradition of Indonesia.

Moringa oil is one of the active botanicals in JUARA's Kartini Body Oil. Named for one of Indonesia’s most beloved rulers, Princess Kartini, this body oil honors the beauty and courage of one who used her power to do good in the world.

This body oil gives us a taste of the royal treatment, with a chance to indulge in the luxurious mix of nourishing botanicals and intoxicating aromas.

Our dry oil formula contains not only Moringa oil, but also Passion fruit, Turmeric, and Coconut oils, as well as the exotic scent that the Plumeria Flower provides. If you close your eyes, you'll be swept away to the tropics in an instant.

Moringa seed oil comes from seeds of the moringa oleifera tree

The Kartini Body Oil will make you feel as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside, as it replenishes, rejuvenates, and heals your skin. 

It penetrates deeply to soften and firm, improving elasticity. Your skin will be awakened in a new way as you scrub away bacteria and indulge in beneficial enzymes - and you can even use it on your hair for extra strength and shine.

With the nutrient-rich, free-radical fighting, skin and hair benefits of Moringa oil, you'll feel refreshed and ready to take on the world. While in the moment, you may not remember all the reasons why it works so well, but you can rest assured knowing that your body will emanate a warm glow from head to toe.

Now you just need to use your power for good, like the courageous Princess Kartini.


Juara Skincare incorporates ancient rituals with western skincare science creating the ultimate beauty experience. We aim to transport you from the mundane to the extraordinary with our exotic ingredients, intoxicating scents, and powerful, skin-improving formulas. All of our top-selling products, even those from our special sale collection, are nutrient-rich, and botanically based. We are proud to be certified cruelty-free. Get the latest skin care tips and info on Juara products by following us on TwitterFacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and Pinterest. 

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