By Carson Ross

The Science Behind Moringa Oil

There’s a reason moringa oil is a rising star in the cosmetics industry. Actually, there’s several. So much more than just a passing trend, moringa is full of nutrients and medicinal properties that make it ideal for skin and hair care. I’m gonna break down a few of the real scientific properties of moringa oil, and how our natural processing technique at True Moringa maximizes the health benefits to our bodies.


Moringa oil is chock full of antioxidants and Vitamin E, which are great agents for youthful, vibrant skin. Antioxidants limit the production of free radicals, which damage healthy skin cells and cause premature aging. They also have skin firming and anti-inflammation properties, helping to fight acne breakouts, smooth wrinkles, and create an overall more even skin tone. By increasing blood flow to the dermis, these nutrients help to heal sun-damaged skin and reduce the appearance of scar tissue and stretch marks.

Moringa oil also contains Vitamin A, which helps stimulate the formation of connective tissues like collagen in the skin, and prevents collagen breakdown. It also has an uncommon sugar molecule, called glucomoringin, with exceptional medicinal properties, including anti-cancer, antibacterial, and hypotensive characteristics.


Moringa oil has a high concentration of oleic, linoleic, behemic, and many other essential fatty acids that are valued in the cosmetic industry. These are highly moisturizing acids that are light and easily absorbed by the skin, enhance the skin’s permeability, and even fight skin infections.


Our natural cold-pressed method of extraction is ideal for maximizing the medicinal and cosmetic properties of moringa oil, and is safer than chemical extraction processes. The cold-press method has been proven to yield an oil with a lower density, higher viscosity, and higher oleic acid content. This means that our oil is the ideal texture and consistency for use on hair and skin.

Oil content is also dependent on outside influences like the environment in which it’s grown, and cultivation practices. That’s why we source our moringa from rural Ghana, where the seed oil is especially high in behenic and linoleic acids, and from farmers we trust, who care about producing the highest quality moringa, using proven sustainable techniques.