SCLEROCARYA BIRREA (MARULA) OIL
Marula oil is made from the cold pressing of Sclerocarya birrea seeds from the Anacardiaceae family. The oil is yellow to pink in colour with a slightly fruity odour.
High OMEGA 9 Oleic Acid Content (Penetrates Skin & Hair)
Packed with Omega Fatty Acids
Anti-Inflammatory & Reduces Redness
High Steric Acid Content (Seals in Moisture)
Long Term Stability in Formulations
FREE RADICAL SCAVENGE,
INCREASED HYDRATION & SMOOTHNESS
Marula Oil contains high levels of important antioxidants including tocopherol (vitamin E), tocotrienol, phenolic compounds, essential amino acids and flavonoids that help cells renew and resist damaging effects of the environment. With regular use, Marula Oil delivers advanced protection against photo-aging - neutralizing free radicals, helps build healthy collagen, and provides antioxidant protection. More antioxidant protection means younger looking skin and better defense against premature skin aging. Marula Oil is rich in essential fatty acids Omega 9 - Oleic and Omega 6 - Linoleic that deeply hydrate and reduce redness while nourishing, healing, moisturizing and improving skin elasticity. Marula Oil helps reduce transepidermal water loss and increases the smoothness of skin. Easily absorbed, Marula Oil supports the natural build up of the skin’s lipid layers and possesses anti-inflammatory properties.
ABOUT THE PLANT
The Marula Tree (Sclerocarya Birrea) is related to the mango and grows in abundance in all Southern African countries. It is drought-resistant and most common at low altitudes in open woodlands. The fruit of the marula is about the size of a plum with a leathery skin that is butter yellow when ripe. The scented juicy white flesh clings to a hard brown stone, inside which are two or three seeds that are so rich in oil that even a squeeze with the hand can release a rich yield. The flavour of the fruit has been compared with a cocktail of guava, lychee, apple and pineapple, and is popular not only with people but also with elephants which have been known to travel miles to gorge on the fruit. The marula harvest takes place between February and June.
SUSTAINABLY SOURCED & HARVESTED FROM SOUTH AFRICA, NAMIBIA & SWAZILAND.
Marula trees grow freely in the wild. Local communities play
a major role in the entire harvesting process and the profits derived supply a sustainable economic benefit to the broader community. This sustainable supply chain method also ensures the continued regeneration and sustainable harvesting of Marula trees in homesteads and the communal lands for future generations.