VITAMINS || A case for Moringa Oil
Switching over to a natural product is a gradual step away from years of consumer products that have flooded the market. These products, laden with harmful chemicals with unpronounceable ingredients, that are often times simply denoted by alpha numericals, have led to an entire generation exposing themselves to toxins by way of use of these 'daily beauty products'. All of which find their way to our bloodstream.
Thus, the prospect of breaking the habit and switching over to a natural product and that too an oil, can be a little daunting and overwhelming to start with.
I'm here to help break down the goodness of the Moringa tree, the oil cold-pressed from its seeds, how I discovered it, the research that has helped me validate its uses and why I'm the biggest fan of this glorious Oil.
On this post, I will focus on the bio active Vitamins found in Moringa, and will gradually move into further details of Moringa's properties, uses and process in my following posts.
(If you have questions or just want to know more, please feel free to reach out.)
Now, on to the details!
Moringa Oil has naturally occurring (bio active) Vitamins. Most concentrated are Vitamins A, C and E.
Vitamin A is known to build collagen in the skin by increasing blood flow to the surface of the skin. The Vitamin C packed in Moringa Oil can work to reduce fine lines and wrinkles along with the anti-septic and anti-inflammatory benefits of Vitamin E.
Vitamin A is also known as 'Retinoids' along with the various molecules derived from vitamin A, which itself is also known as retinol (ROL). In the skin, ROL is converted to retinaldehyde (RAL) and then to retinoic acid (RA). Skin is a major retinoid-responsive tissue.Topical retinoids have a well-documented effect on skin health, with the majority of clinical evidence relating to their treatment of acne and some signs of photoageing.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps protect the skin and rejuvenate dull and dry skin. Antioxidants are agents that neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals. These are molecules that damage collagen and cause skin dryness and fine lines. Moringa Oil contains a healthy dose of naturally occurring antioxidants.
Among the most documented effects of Vitamin C on skin health, what is most crucial is that it is an antioxidant that helps regenerate other antioxidants in the body.
Moringa, doesn't just contain Vitamins, it's packed with anti-oxidants, essential amino-acids, mineral and nutrients. Making this humble drought resistant tree a natural powerhouse of single ingredient, all purpose oil.
Moringa oil is cold-pressed from mature Moringa seeds. It is single ingredient, and contains no synthetic fragrances or additives.
In the coming posts, keep an eye out for comedogenic ratings and what they mean for your skin!
MORINGA FILES || Moringa Oil has a zero comedogenic rating, the oil absorbs easily into the skin, without clogging pores or leaving a greasy feeling. Thus, making it suitable for all skin types, dry, combination or oily.
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