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By True Moringa

Finding the Right Oil for Your Skin (A Comparison of Argan Oil, Moringa Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Coconut Oil)

With so many oils out there, it’s hard to decide which one is the best fit for your skin type. Choose oils based on your personal skin needs, match your skin's needs to the oil’s properties and viola! A match made in Heaven.

MORINGA OIL: REPAIR, REPLENISH, & RESTORE BALANCE

Skin in need of some TLC? Moringa to the rescue! Strikingly similar to the oil your skin produces naturally, moringa oil is ideal for bringing skin back into balance and restoring a healthy, natural glow without leaving you feeling greasy. 

Moringa oil boasts a high concentration of oleic acid, which helps nutrients penetrate deep into the skin, repairing skin damage and scarring, and restoring hydration, plumping and nourishing dry, dull, and flaky skin. Moringa is also rich in behenic acid, a soothing and emollient properties for a blissfully soft and dry application. Behenic acid helps improve the skin's natural barrier.  

Antioxidant-rich moringa oil has been shown to fight the effects of pollution on skin while slowing down the skin's aging process by improving cell turnover. Moringa is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, aiding in the fight against acne and blackheads.

For best skin results: Cleanse, tone, and apply a few drops of moringa oil to damp skin in the evening to seal in hydration and nutrients. Wake up to healthier, glowier skin!    

ARGAN OIL: MAINTAIN YOUR NATURAL GLOW

Argan oil is a plant oil produced by the Argan tree, grown predominantly in Morocco. The oil is rich with vitamin A, vitamin E, Omega-6 fatty acids, and linoleic acid. Linoleic Acid is the most widely used fatty acid in the cosmetics industry, desirable for its moisturizing and infection-fighting properties. It’s not produced naturally in the body, and a lack of it can lead to dry and cracked hair, skin, and nails. 

Argan's properties help prevent skin from drying out, and it's great for increasing your skin’s elasticity.

For best skin results: Add a few drops to your daily moisturizer, or apply directly to freshly cleansed and toned skin

JOJOBA OIL: EVERYDAY MOISTURE 

Jojoba oil is used as a carrier oil, but it is actually a plant wax that is noncomedogenic and hypoallergenic. It contains Vitamin E and B Complex, and is composed mostly of Eicosenoic Acid, which makes it similar to the skin's natural sebum. 

Like the moringa, it goes on smooth and dry and won't clog pores.  

For best skin results: Add a few drops to your daily moisturizer, or apply directly to freshly cleansed and toned skin

COCONUT OIL: CLEANSE AND PURIFY  

Coconut oil is perhaps the original multi-tasking wonder oil. Though many with sensitive skin find it too greasy or heavy as a leave-in moisturizer or conditioner, coconut oil is rich in Lauric acid (which has been found to have health benefits when taken internally) and Capric and Caprylic acid, powerful anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial fatty acids. It's perfect for use as an oil cleanser and as a penetrating oil for moisturizing kinky and coily hair. 

Both consuming coconut oil and applying it on your skin helps your body absorb other nutrients more effectively

For best skin results: Use as a cleanser - apply gently to damp skin with warm water by moving hands in small circles to lift dirt and impurities from skin. Follow with a rinse, toner, and lightweight moisturizer like moringa.

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