Remember the days when oil was the enemy? Theyre long gone, now.
Between argan, jojoba and coconut oils, beauty consumers cant help but adore products that actually keep their promises.
Women want softer skin, less acne and diminished wrinkles that arrive alongside glistening skin and a smooth complexion.
I switched to an oil cleanser months ago, and cant help but wonder why I spent years dousingmy stripped, overly-dry face with lotion in hopes of balancing it out.
Instead of replacing the oils you washed away, try not rinsing them off at all.
One particular product thats a bit of a buzzword these days is marula oil.
This superrich ingredient, now commonly used by luxury brands like Drunk Elephant and Jack Black, is the magic behind that seemingly unattainable glow.
You know those women who say they dont wear much makeup but still somehow look like they have a full face on? Theyre probably using marula.
Although the beauty industry is just now starting to market the oil, that doesnt mean its new by any means.
The oil, which comes from the marula nut, has traditionally been used by women in countries like South Africa, Namibia and Sudan to moisturize their bodies and hair.
Now that marulas in high demand, look for cold-pressed oil that preserves itsmost important assets. The oil contains both oleic and linoleic fatty acids, which help skin retain that highly coveted buttery texture. Not to mention, it won’t irritate your acne.
Its all very well applying expensive products to your skin, but sometimes it seems as if they never really soak in. The opposite is the case for marula, which has been shown to actually prevent pre-existing moisture from leaving the skin. Cool, right?
A short list of things the oil works to improve: hair, beards, nails, cuticles, skin, lips.
Were impressed, to say the least. Weve investigated the marula-themed products most commonly sold, from foaming face washes to hair oil, and they seem to stack up.
Ciat Londons Marula Cuticle Oil, for example, boasts a coveted five-star rating and more than 1,000 loves on Sephoras online store. Drunk Elephants Luxury-Facial Oil gets similar rave reviews.
An effusive commenter title her review IN LOVE, writing,
I tried this oil and fell in love. I have never gotten a skin care sample that impressed me so much that I bought the full size until now.
As any beauty addict knows, Sephoras clientele are notoriously hard to please.
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