Thanks to its unique composition of fatty acids, antioxidants and minerals, Marula oil has tremendous cosmetic benefits that surpass those of oils such as argan and grape seed. Marula oil contains higher levels of Oleic, Palmitic and Stearic fatty acids, which are critical for rapid skin absorbency, hydration and moisture retention. Marula oil also contains high levels of important antioxidants including tocopherol (vitamin E), tochotrienol, phenolic compounds and flavonoids.
Check out how Marula oil stacks up against other oils:
You can see the difference Marula oil makes in before and after photographs taken with the Visia machine—the first objective method of measuring skin aging—which uses a combination of varying lights to photograph surface and sub-surface skin changes.
Early results with the Visia show a reduction in number of wrinkles (indicated by the green lines) and improved skin texture in patients who underwent 3-4 weeks of Marula Oil treatment.
"It soaked in immediately. Some other oils I have tried stay on the surface of the skin too long, so they become a nuisance. I also noticed results quicker than other hand lotions/oils that I have used. Within 5 days of using the oil, I could tell a difference in the texture and feel of my skin." – SN, Newport Beach, CA
"It really made my skin soft, unbelievably soft, and more firm."
– MH, Laguna Beach, CA
"Let me start by saying that Marula oil is incredible. I used it following my breast cancer radiation and it reduced the discomfort immediately. Within a couple of days of using the oil the redness was almost gone. It is an excellent moisturizer. Even though my skin is healed now, I am using the oil for my dry skin and sun exposed areas. I am a lifetime user."
– MS, Irvine, CA
"I am a breast cancer survivor. After 8 weeks of radiation for my cancer treatment, my skin became very irritated and dry. At one point it even blistered. Dr. Kaidi recommended using Marula Oil and it really helped. It was very soothing and sped up the healing process. My skin felt re-nourished and moisturized. I really love the product and highly recommend it."
– EF, Huntington Beach, CA