The goodness of Marula
The marula fruit tree (Sclerocarya birrea) is native to parts of southern Africa.
Marula oil is rich in amino acids, fatty acids and antioxidants. Its light texture is easily absorbed, making it an effective moisturiser for skin, hair and nail treatment.
What is Marula Oil?
Marula oil is one of Africa’s greatest skin care oils and is an extremely stable cosmetic oil. It is rich in anti-oxidants, omega 6 and 9 and has a high linoleic content. Its high content of palmitic acid creates a protective coating on the surface of the skin making it a good oil for dry skin sufferers. It absorbs quickly, hydrating the skin, healing skin tissue, reducing redness, reducing trans-epidermal water loss and increasing smoothness and conditioning of the skin.
What is Marula Oil good for?
Marula oil is high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and amino acids. It's widely used as an ingredient in skin care products, and appears to be beneficial for oily, acne-prone, dry, and ageing skin. It's also effective at keeping hair soft, supple, and moisturised.
What are the benefits of Marula Oil?
Marula oil is a lightweight and antioxidant-rich oil that hails from the nuts and kernels found in marula trees. The light-yellow oil has a faint nutty scent, is fast-absorbing, and contains fatty acids, which have moisturising and emollient properties. The amino acids found in marula oil (L-arginine and glutamic acid) help restore hydration and have anti-ageing properties, which is why it’s found in so many beauty products. And since marula oil contains vitamins C and E, it earns major beauty snaps for neutralising free radicals from pollution and a sun exposure.
The best thing about marula oil is that it's a multi-tasking power player. Not only will it hydrate your skin, protect against UV rays, and minimise dark spots, but it also works on dry, brittle ends hair.
How often should I use Marula Oil?
The optimal routine is to apply Marula Oil two to three times a day and once before going to sleep to heal dry skin very quickly. You can also rub Marula oil into your cuticles after using nail polish remover for an extra dose of hydration.
Do you use moisturiser after Marula Oil?
Whether your skin is oily or dry, Marula Oil can be used as a daytime and night-time moisturiser. A few drops will do the trick. Since it absorbs quickly, it can be applied prior to using makeup.
Does Marula Oil help with wrinkles?
As we age, our skin loses moisture and elasticity, which in turn causes wrinkles, dryness, and fine lines. Marula Oil is best for protecting, toning, and erasing fine lines and wrinkles.
Is Marula Oil effective against acne?
Marula oil makes a good moisturiser for oily skin and treats pimples because it is not oily, and is non-comedogenic. The aminoacid content helps remove dirt, grime, and dead skin cells which clog pores. It also has antimicrobial properties and may be effective against bacteria that contribute to the formation of zits and blackheads.
Does Marula Oil lighten skin?
Vitamin E, antioxidants, and fatty acid emollients in the Marula Oil will not only heal, but will also lighten the discolorations, repair the skin, improve elasticity, and smooth up the lips.
Is Marula Oil good for dry scalp?
Marula Oil has antimicrobial properties, which means it can tackle bacteria and other scalp issues. Also it is excellent for dry scalps especially if you've noticed flare-ups shortly after your shampoo and conditioner.
Is Marula Oil good for your nails?
Marula Oil is actually really helpful for dry cuticles and nails, thanks to its amino acids, vitamin E, and emollient properties.
Can I get an allergic reaction?
All our products have been dermatologically tested on sensitive skin. Although allergic reactions to our products are very rare indeed we recommend that if you are using the ARLENE range for the first time you test it in the crease of your elbow or just behind the ear before applying to the face.
If you think you have suffered from an allergic reaction, please stop using the product and contact your doctor as it is possible to be allergic to pretty much anything including essential oils and other natural ingredients.
What if I have an allergic reaction to a product?
Very occasionally people have reactions to certain products they haven't used before. Please read our ingredients listing which can be found on the label of our products and in the product descriptions of our online store.
In all cases we recommend you visit your doctor in the first instance. Please also contact us if you do have a reaction to any product so we can advise the manufactures of the symptoms and problems occurred.
For further information or assistance please contact us and we will respond as soon as we can.