Argan oil. Castor oil. Coconut oil. Vitamin E. The world is full of options, but we’ve tried them all and can assure you, there’s only one you really need: Marula Oil. With just one ingredient, this magic natural formula can replace so many beauty items you’ve purchased over the years. Safe and powerful, there’s no topping the antioxidants, fatty omegas, and oleic acid that ensure maximum healing, moisturization, and results.
1. Best Primer Ever
We know there are a couple beauty industry favorites in this category. And we’ll admit, they’re great! They smooth out your skin, leaving you with a perfectly smooth surface to apply your makeup. BUT, have you looked closely at what you’re putting on your face? Carcinogens, irritants, toxins. No, thank you. Drop 3-5 drops into your palm, then massage all over your face with your fingertips. It’s as effective as any of the top primers we’ve tried, and leaves your skin in better condition than before! It won’t clog pores and leaves you with a natural glow. Win-win.
2. Heal the Burn
Razor burn, sunburn, burn burns. Painful and irritating, most of the burn remedies on the market today are full of horrible ingredients. Marula has been used to soothe burns in its native Africa as far back as 10,000 B.C. Please consult medical professionals for anything serious, but for anything treatable at home, applying Marula 3-5 times/day at the site will quickly and safely soothe the site and reduce scarring.
3. Marula Mani
Toss the cuticle oil. We’ve got another use for your go-to Marula Oil. It’s the perfect moisturizer for your cuticles, just replace that chemical formula you’ve been using et voila!
4. Magic Eraser
We aren’t inherently against stretch marks and scars. They tell our stories and are part of our lives. But we know for some, they mean pain and self-consciousness. If you are looking to treat these skin issues, turn to Marula. Completely safe for everyday use, apply as a preventative solution or treat after you’ve earned your stripes.
5. Crystal Clear
Whether an occasional blemish or full-blown acne, Marula Oil is a natural healer. While one may think any oil would further clog pores, Marula’s oleic acid allows it to penetrate skin deeper, to add permanent moisture and allow skin to stop over-producing its own unwanted oils. Packed with antioxidants, this is the earth’s gift to your skin.
6. Fly Away, Flyaways
If your locks could use some love, grab that little bottle. A few drops of Marula makes for the perfect gloss to tame frizz and flyaways. If you’re looking for a deeper conditioning, you’ve found your new overnight treatment. Apply graciously to dry hair, cover with a turban or shower cap, and sleep. In the morning, wash your hair (you may want to shampoo 2-3 times, depending on how much oil you used) and enjoy your silky mane!
7. Pucker Up
While many chapsticks and beauty products are still tested on animals or contain animal products, ours never will. So for dry, chapped lips, we turn to our Marula Oil. A couple drops spread over your lips are all it takes to soothe and moisturize. Plus, you’ve got the lip primer you never knew you needed! Apply, then layer on whatever color your heart desires.
8. Soothe + Protect
Each day, our skin faces the harsh realities of our air, sun, and environment. To protect and nourish, we recommend applying Pure Marula Oil twice per day, in the morning before applying makeup, and in the evening, to a clean face. It neutralizes harmful effects of free radicals caused by UVA /UVB rays, infrared radiation, and ozone pollution, while establishing a barrier against everyday damage.
9. Fountain of Youth
At VEGAMOUR, we love aging. Each experience makes us who we are. And through it all, we want to look and feel like our best selves. We’re not erasing experiences and the marks they’ve made, we’re nourishing our bodies and souls to have what they need to feel and perform their best. For skin, it’s as simple as Marula Oil. Quick-drying, matte, and fully natural (it’s literally one ingredient), this antioxidant-packed moisturizer is the ultimate luxury. Toss your anti-aging eye and face creams aside and give this a whirl.
10. Call on Collagen
Collagen is the body’s most prevalent protein that strengthens skin, nails, and hair. It’s also super trendy; in fact, you may have even had some in a smoothie lately. Instead of consuming collagen, we want to encourage natural production. And Marula does just that! With each application, your body is taking the cue and producing more of its own. For a healthy, beautiful you.
Order it, love it, and then you can subscribe to it! Once you’ve tried it, you can’t live without it. Tag us @VEGAMOUR to share any of your own favorite uses for Marula Oil!
P.S. Southern Botanica, our sister company who produces the precious marula oil we use in our products, provides Fair Trade jobs to over 5,000 women in northern Namibia each year. Our goal, with Southern Botanica, is to expand the number of job opportunities to 20,000 by 2020. As part of our social mission, VEGAMOUR is partnering with Southern Botanica to fund a tree planting program in northern Namibia that will help grow 30,000 mango trees over a ten year period in drought-stricken communities without access to fresh fruit.