Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) Seed Oil

Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) Seed Oil. Moringa oleifera (Moringaceae) is a fast-growing softwood indigenous to sub-Himalayan regions. Known as the Miracle Tree due to its superb medicinal and nutritional properties, the tree has been found to contain 19 amino acids – the basic building blocks for tissues, skin, organs and hair.⁠

Highly valued by the Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians, the oil has a golden yellow colour and nutty scent, and was used by them for skin lotion and as an edible oil.⁠

The Moringa oil we’ll use at Whitfords is obtained by cold press extraction from the seeds, which contain up to 40% oil, and of that over 70% is high-quality fatty acid composition, mainly oleic acid.⁠

It offers protecting and moisturising properties for all skin types, it spreads easily and even when applied directly on the skin it absorbs fast and doesn’t feel greasy. A high concentration of palmitic acid and behenic acid enhance Moringa oil’s excellent qualities and have led it to be called ‘Ben’ or ‘Behen oil’.⁠

The high tocopherol content is also instrumental in providing good oxidative stability to the oil and protects it during processing and storage.

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Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil

Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil. It’s extracted from the fruit bulb of Mauritia flexuosa, a palm tree of Amazonian origin. It has a beautiful satin-like skin feel and it’s dark yellow/orange because of its very high beta-carotene content (an antioxidant that is a precursor of vitamin A) and tocopherol, also an antioxidant.

It is high in oleic acid and contains considerable amounts of palmitic acid, and emollient that helps soften and soothe the skin whilst creating a thin protective layer to help prevent water evaporation.

Traditionally used for the prevention of photo-ageing and sun damage, as well as cicatrising and antibacterial.

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