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How to Use Moringa Oil for Skin Health & Beauty

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Iulia Claudia Dumitru

Moringa oil has many benefits for your skin: it keeps it young, it moisturizes it, and fights inflammation. Here’s how to use moringa oil for skin health!

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking to improve my beauty routine. Complex, do-it-all products are on my radar. One such product is moringa oil. It’s deemed to be a jack-of-all-trades. And this time, I advise you to trust the rumors. Here’s how to use moringa oil for skin health to get the most of it! 

  • What is moringa oil?
  • Moringa oil chemical composition
  • How to use moringa oil for skin health
  • Is moringa oil good for your face?
  • Does moringa oil improve skin? Yes, it’s deeply moisturizing!
  • Can moringa oil grow hair?
  • Can moringa oil help in skin conditions?
  • Can you use Moringa oil for cuticle health?
  • The benefits of moringa oil for skincare
  • Moringa oil body butter 

What is moringa oil?

Moringa oleifera tree, aka the moringa tree, is native to the Himalayan Mountains and it currently grows in African and Asian forests. Moringa seed oil is rich in many nutrients that protect, calm and heal the skin. The entire tree is used to create various products with health benefits, from the roots and flowers, to the leaves, bark and seeds. Moringa oil, derived from the seeds of the tree, is known for its effects on skin health and beauty.

Moringa oil chemical composition

  • Moringa oil contains oleic acid (70%), palmitoleic acid, and linoleic acid. These monounsaturated fatty acids support the skin’s protective barrier. When this outer layer is balanced and strong, moisture is also sealed in. Also, harmful environmental factors can’t affect the deeper layers of the skin. The same essential acids have anti-aging effects, diminishing wrinkles and spots. 
  • Moringa oil contains cytokines, including zeatin, which can support cellular growth. That’s helpful for skin rejuvenation.
  • Moringa is also a good source of antioxidants and it has a high content of vitamin E, also helpful in skincare. Vitamin C and phenols protect skin’s DNA, reduce wrinkles, and repair sun damage. Vitamin A helps build collagen and boost blood flow at the surface of the skin. Vitamin E has anti-inflammatory effects, keeping the skin balanced, healthy, and protected. 
  • Since it makes a great carrier oil, moringa can be used in aromatherapy as well. But here’s how to harness its powers for your skin. 

How to use moringa oil for skin health

One product for inflammations. One for healing and scarring. One for moisturizing. Another, to fight infections. Another one to clarify your complexion. Another for spots and anti-aging effects. Another to restore collagen and skin elasticity. That’s a lot! That’s why I suggest you include moringa oil in your skincare regimen. It does it all. And it’s suitable for all skin types. Because it's similar to the oil naturally secreted by the skin, moringa can be used on all skin types. It nourishes, balances, and protects the skin without clogging the pores. Yes, oily skin and acne-prone skin included!

Is moringa oil good for your face?

Can I use moringa oil directly on my face? I have encountered this question a lot. Yes, moringa oil is recommended for your facial beauty routine. It has been used for thousands of years for its nurturing and protective effects. Due to its high content in fatty acids, moringa oil provides lasting moisture. And due to its healing and anti-inflammatory effects, it is recommended for healthy skin and a glowing complexion. Moringa oil:

  • Cleanses the face and the body;
  • Clears blemishes;
  • Leaves the skin firm;
  • Leaves a smooth texture;
  • Removes dullness and makes tired-looking skin plump again;
  • Deeply moisturizes;
  • Soothes inflammation, according to scientific data;
  • Diminishes wrinkles, being ideal for mature skin types.

Does moringa oil improve skin? Yes, it’s deeply moisturizing!

If you’re fighting dry skin, moringa oil will help soothe it and seal in moisture. Known for its high oleic acid content, this oil creates a protective layer on the skin. It also prevents dehydration and damage to the skin. The oils and antioxidants in moringa oil restore the skin’s protective barrier, which translates into deep moisture and balanced skin.

Can moringa oil grow hair?

Can moringa reverse gray hair? There is no evidence that it can. But you can use moringa oil for skin and hair health for sure. It can help your scalp stay balanced and moisturized, which means healthy hair growth. With anti-inflammatory properties and anti-microbial compounds, moringa oil has healing effects on the skin and hair. It can boost microcirculation and lymph drainage, which means stronger hair follicles, which means stronger hair. Extra info: when applied to your hair, it makes it shiny, luscious, and bouncy. In hair care, moringa oil fights dandruff and dry scalp and prevents split ends and hair breakage. 

Can moringa oil help in skin conditions?

Due to its healing properties, moringa oil can be beneficial for sensitive skin. And due to its emollient and moisturizing properties, it can even help in skin conditions that manifest by dryness, flakiness, damage, and dehydration. Super dry skin in eczema or psoriasis can be alleviated with moringa oil. The oil is even effective for chapped lips and dry heels. 

Can you use Moringa oil for cuticle health?

Moringa oil is ideal for hand and nail health as well. It leaves the skin soft and deeply moisturizes the cuticles. Its anti-inflammatory effects come in handy, keeping infections at bay.  

The benefits of moringa oil for skincare

  • Moringa oil strengthens the skin’s barrier, which means healthy, balanced, hydrated skin.
  • Moringa oil has bioactive compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties. When used topically, tocopherols, quercetin, catechins, ferulic acid, and zeatin can help in healing acne and acute inflammation of the skin. 
  • Moringa oil has anti-microbial properties and antioxidant properties. It purifies the skin, detoxifying it. And it leaves it firm and radiating.
  • Moringa oil slows down the aging process. It is nutrient-dense and helps prevent the damaging effects of free radicals. It helps stop skin sagging, wrinkling, and spotting. It’s recommended to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, damaged skin cells, and age spots. It’s involved in elastin and collagen production, leaving the skin nourished, plump, and regenerated. 
  • Does moringa oil lighten skin? Well, moringa oil helps diminish blemishes, spots, scars, acne, scrapes, blackheads, and breakouts. It helps the skin get an even tone, leaving it close to flawless. 
  • Moringa seed oil helps control oily skin, keeping sebum secretion in check. 
  • Moringa seed oil prevents and helps reduce scars, stretch marks, burns, and scrapes.
  • Moringa oil leaves your complexion glowing and clear. It keeps your skin texture smooth, fine, and plump.
  • Moringa oil absorbs easily, penetrates the skin layers, and it doesn’t clog the pores.

Moringa oil body butter 

Moringa oil body butter


Try integrating cold-pressed Moringa Oleifera seed oil into your routine for its numerous skin health & beauty benefits!

I can highly recommend you WOW Body Butter Moringa to help nourish skin, improve its appearance, and add radiance. All naturally!  It absorbs fast and can diminish fine lines, repairing skin and restoring its natural glow.

Browse the WOW Skin Science website, and find these products, and 100% natural essential oils your skin will love. 

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Iulia Claudia Dumitru

I feel happy when I get to tell meaningful stories. About people. About the world. About life. About what people need to feel good. Healthy food, a balanced lifestyle, a grateful approach to relationships with others and ourselves. That is how I keep myself grounded and purposeful. That is how I aim to contribute: striving to make ourselves the best we can. Creating life in the little things. Living every day with the joy, wonder, and curiosity of a child. Trying to #seeKbeauty. Inside and out.

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Iulia Claudia Dumitru

I feel happy when I get to tell meaningful stories. About people. About the world. About life. About what people need to feel good. Healthy food, a balanced lifestyle, a grateful approach to relationships with others and ourselves. That is how I keep myself grounded and purposeful. That is how I aim to contribute: striving to make ourselves the best we can. Creating life in the little things. Living every day with the joy, wonder, and curiosity of a child. Trying to #seeKbeauty. Inside and out.
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