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Is Marula Oil Really Better than Argan Oil? In a Word...Yes

February 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

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, " 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:

  • Absorbs quickly
  • Highly moisturizing
  • High in Vitamin C
  • Pale yellow to light orange in color
  • Mild nutty aroma
  • Rich in sterols
  • High in antioxidants (Vitamin E, flavinol, procyanidin, catechins)
  • High in fatty and essential fatty acids (oleic 73%, linoleic 9%, stearic 3%, palmitic 15%)
  • Helps protect skin from free radicals that cause skin cancer
  • Has antimicrobial properties that benefit all skin types
  • 100% pure, or “virgin,” with no added essential oils
  • Unrefined
  • Not tested on animals
  • Vegan and gluten-free

 And Marula oil can be successfully used to treat, prevent, and/or reduce:

  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Oily skin
  • Dry skin
  • Redness
  • Acne
  • Aging skin and wrinkles
  • Scarring
  • Sunburned or damaged skin
  • Dry irritated lips
  • Redness and inflammation associated with Retin-A and glycolic acid use
  • Stretch marks
  • Chemical-burned and radiated skin
  • Dry, brittle, damaged hair
  • Brittle nails and damaged cuticles


Shop the Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Oil here


xo tiffany



Posted in Drunk Elephant, Non-Toxic, Virgin Marula Oil

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March 03, 2015

I have read so many amazing reeviw about This Works, it seems like a great brand. Will have to get something from them when I run out of some products I am using now.

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