Hello there and welcome to winter which has hit us big time here in the Big Apple. In between dodging polar vortices and protecting our skin from the elements we like to catch up on our reading. And when that reading includes this excellent article from Stylecaster that discusses one of the key ingredients in our products, so much the better.
We can relate to the counter intuitiveness involved in putting oil on your face if you have oily skin or acne, but the fact is that oils, including most of the ones in our products, have potent anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that can help keep our tiny bacterial friends at bay. Moringa oil, as the article notes, is one such oil and also reduces oxidative damage linked to aging.The article quotes noted dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman who weighs in,
“Moringa oil is packed with vitamins A, B, and C. It stacks up against other popular oils since it has many therapeutic properties. It’s an antioxidant and has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s a good exfoliant as well as an emollient, too.”
And although according to Stylecaster, Moringa is a “buzzy” oil, we use it in our products because it fulfills the two important criteria that are essential to our product development process: it works across most skin types and there are many excellent papers that support its benefits in the scientific literature.But of course, having buzzy ingredients is not bad either.
And speaking of buzzy ingredients, we may have discovered a few new ones of our own. Testing continues on our as yet unnamed skin oil—(we considered The Beauty of Skin but rejected this as too easily open to misinterpretation)-- that seems to have significant beneficial effects on skin texture. The skin under my eyes may never be the same and trust me, that is a good thing.
Until next time,
Elizabeth and Maria