Rooted in tradition, backed by science.
We make skincare and wellness powered by the superfood moringa tree. Used for centuries in traditional herbal remedies, moringa has 92 essential nutrients and 46 antioxidants with research backed benefits for health and topical skincare.
Moringa seeds contain a highly nutritive, lightweight oil that compliments the skin's natural sebum to nourish dry skin, restoring balance, glow, texture, and tone, outperforming argan, jojoba, and shea.
Nature's "liquid gold"
Enhance skincare and hair care formulations with nature's best moisturizing agent - cold-pressed moringa oil
Lightweight and instantly absorbed, cold-pressed moringa oil is a multitasking moisturizer that purifies and protects long after application.
Naturally rich in antioxidants to fight premature aging, oleic acid to combat dryness & deliver nutrients deep into the skin, and arachidonic acid to care for scarred and damaged skin, moringa enhances skincare and hair care formulations.
key benefits of moringa oil
nourish & protect
Linoleic acid is a powerful moisturizing agent present in moringa oil at a concentration of
0.9%. It is widely used in the cosmetic formulation and not produced naturally in the body.
increase permeability of skin
Oleic acid (present in moringa oil at a concentration of 71.8%) enhances the permeability
of the skin by up to 15%.
The presence of long chained hydrocarbons like Arachidic acid, Ecopmsonic acid, Behenic acid,
Erucic acid, and Lignoceric acid contribute to the unique, lightweight feel of moringa oil. Moringa will
not clog pores or leave a greasy afterfeel.
Moringa oil has the highest naturally occuring concentration of behenic acid, used widely in hair
conditioners and detanglers.
formulating with moringa oil
applications: lubricants, butters, lotions
Moringa has a high slip value of 82.5 degrees, making it an ideal lubricant.
applications: eyeshadow, foundation, makeup
Moringa oil has a low spread value (15.5%), allowing it to stay where you need it, keeping
makeup and color in place.
applications: perfume, body oil
Moringa oil has a low, natural scent, effectively holds volatile scents, and blends with other
oils making it an ideal stabilizing ingredient in perfumes.
high oxidative stability
applications: body oil, body butter, lotions, creams
Moringa oil is highly resistant to oxidative degradation with an Oxidative Stability Index (OSI) of
Moringa oil has a saponification value of 193 with deeply moisturizing unsaponifiable components
for a luxurious lather.
care for scarred & damaged skin
Moringa oil's powerful plant hormones and fatty acids minimize the appearance of stretch marks and scars, leaving skin soft and well pampered.
daily facial moisturizer
Apply one pump of moringa oil to freshly cleansed face each morning and evening for baby soft, balanced, glowing and (most importantly) healthy skin.
painless makeup removal
Water-resistant mascara is no match for moringa oil! Alcohol-based make-up removers can be harsh and drying. Moringa oil is tough on makeup and impurities and gentle on the skin.
cold-pressed in Ghana
Our 100% natural unrefined Moringa Oleifera seed oil is cold pressed in a heat-controlled environment to preserve the oil’s color, nutritional quality, and crucial fatty acid and protein structures.
we make the purest moringa on the planet
A rocket scientist & an economist walk into a farm...
Meet our founders
Born and raised in Ghana, Kwami Williams is no stranger to the beautiful botanical wealth of Ghana. He grew up moisturizing with shea butter, cleansing with black soap, and feasting on his mother's famous stews and soups made with local vegatables and spices.
His family won the Diversity Visa lottery and immigrated to the US when he was eight, and By 2012, he was living the American Dream having graduated from MIT with a degree in aerospace engineering and starting a career at NASA when a mentor challenged him to return to his native Ghana.
When he finally did after over a decade in the US, he saw his home country and the superfood crops that surrounded him through new eyes - brimming with potential to create wealth for Ghanian farmers living on less than $2/day.
Much to his mother's chagrin (at first), he packed his two bags and moved back to Ghana, putting his engineering skills to work in a new way to build True Moringa's first factory by hand.
He teamed up with co-founder Emily Cunningham, a Harvard trained development economist who had worked in microfinance in India before studying affordable technology design at MIT's D-lab. They listened and learned from farmers, scientists, and herbalists who taught them about the incredible benefits of the moringa tree for health, for skincare, and for the climate.
Together, they set about building True Moringa with the mission of bringing the superfood botanicals of Ghana to millions of customers around the world in a way that acheives wellness for people and the planet.
5000 farmers. 3 million trees planted.
We envision a future in which all ingredients sourced by skincare and wellness brands provide transformative impact to the people and planet that produce them.
We take a three pronged approach to ethical production through our farming, manufacturing, and product development
OUR JOURNEY STARTS AT THE FARM...
Climate Smart Agriculture
Your skincare is powered by solar! Our farm is home to West Africa's largest solar-powered irrigation project. Moringa trees are drought resistant, require little water, and capture 20x the carbon of other vegetation. We use a regenerative agriculture approach to protect soil health and increase biodiversity.
LAND ACCESS FOR WOMEN & TRIBAL MINORITIES
Community members who typically lack access to land are allotted a plot on our farm and given access to irrigation, organic certification, agricultural training, and wrap around services like child care, scholarship funding, health insurance, and more. These programs increased womens' participation in lucrative tree crop farming from 0% to 40%.
Building Community Wealth
True Moringa Farmers organize themselves into small groups of 30 members to form Village Savings and Loan Associations - micro banks through which members learn financial literacy skills, save their earnings from their moringa farms, and lend to other members at low interest rates. For every $1 invested in VSLAs, $10 of community wealth is generated.
Award winning ingredients made with love in ghana
Too often, commodities are exported from developing countries and value-added processing done in the Western world. We create 50 jobs along our supply chain, and we're proud to have a 98% Ghanaian team based in Ghana where our moringa grows.
superfood powered formulas backed by science
Our award winning formulas are always vegan, paraben free, sulfate free, but they are also packed with superfood nutrients backed by science and centuries of local knowledge.
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