Argan oil, from the seed of the Argan tree and sometimes referred to as “liquid gold,” is a great all-around facial oil that led the pack in the facial oil frenzy that came upon the skin care scene a few years ago. I used it and loved it myself. However, the day I discovered Marula oil, I made the switch. It just felt better to me and I knew I had stumbled upon the star ingredient in my skin care line-to-be.
So why is Marula better than Argan?
1) It’s higher in antioxidants and remarkably better at fighting free radicals. In fact, Marula oil typically has 16% more antioxidants than any Argan oil you can find on the market today. In other words, it has powerful anti-aging properties.
2) The higher concentration of Omega-9, or oleic, fatty acid in Marula oil (Argan has 40%, but Marula has 72%) means better penetration with less clogging of your pores. Marula’s antimicrobial properties fight bacteria build-up, resulting in heightened skin hygiene and less frequent breakouts. Your skin soaks it up quickly and gives off an undeniable glow.
Our Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Oil is already gaining industry-wide buzz for its dramatic ability to nourish, moisturize, and improve skin elasticity. As one beauty editor put it, "I am a bit, well, freaked out (in a good way) how much it has de-reddened my red spots." Due to its high levels of oleic and linoleic acids, the pure Marula, totally free of additives or essential oils, can be super effective in treating redness, dry skin, allergic contact dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and more. It is totally non-greasy and is a great addition to any skin care routine. And if you are secretly saying to yourself, "no...no way, all oils break me out," you wouldn't be the first. It might just be something you need to see for yourself to believe.
Check below for a full rundown about why it’s time to make the switch!
Properties of Marula oil:
And Marula oil can be successfully used to treat, prevent, and/or reduce:
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