Marula Oil – The Must Have Beauty Staple

I’ve been a big fan of skin oils for ages now and I love trying new ones out.

The latest one I have been loving is Marula oil… apparently the stuff that makes elephants drunk!

Marula oil comes from the nuts and kernels of the Marula tree and has so many benefits such as:

  • anti ageing effects, containing 8 times the amount of vitamin c found in oranges which boosts collagen
  • Anti inflammatory
  • Super emollient and hydrating
  • Fast absorbing
  • Works on all skin types
  • Multi-use hair,skin,nails
  • Fights free radicals

Here’s how I use it:

Skin – I use it as a daily moisturiser on my face, it instantly feels hydrating and absorbs quickly leaving no sticky residue.

Hair – maybe once a week I apply one drop to the ends of my hair and it helps keep it from frizzing and poofing in the heat… you do need to use sparingly though, on damp hair. For reference, my hair is very long, highlighted and naturally straight/slightest wave and this, when blow dried gives my hair a styled finish and healthy glossy look.

Can also be used as a mask to treat a dry and irritated scalp.

Nails – I make sure to rub what is left on my hands after moisturising in to my cuticles and nail beds and it instantly improves the look and hydrates the skin.

Makeup – I’m mixing it with drunk elephant bronzi drops and applying to my face, neck and décolleté for a gorgeous tanned look. I lightly powder as I could easily look soaked in sweat this time of year too! Great to sheer a full coverage foundation too!

After sun – I’ve been adding a few drops in to my after sun and body creams to amp up the effects and it applies beautifully as it smoothes out the skin even more and calms sun burn.

Definitely worth a try! It’s under €10 From the brand The Ordinary and I will definitely re-purchase along with my other favourite, Rose hip oil. There are many brands on the Marula band wagon and as usual prices can go from very high to low, when I researched it, I compared the ordinary to a much more expensive version, however the ordinary was favoured by most reviews.

Kim Kiernan

Makeup Artist & Beauty Columnist

Kim provides professional makeup services in Malta for any occasion, working in all areas of makeup including Bridal, photographic, television, film and special effects as well as teaching makeup lessons one to one and to groups. With over 10 years experience, Kim has worked with the biggest and most sought after brands in the industry, internationally with MAC, Smashbox and Estee Lauder in Dublin and Toronto and most recently, heading the MAC Cosmetics brand in it's launch in Malta.

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