It seems like every day there is a new superfood you need to incorporate, be it in your diet or beauty routine, and it’s hard to keep track! But you’re going to want to bookmark moringa–a superfood that has been around for centuries that’s going to revolutionize your beauty routine.

The moringa tree–also referred to as ‘“the miracle tree” or “tree of life”–hails from northern Indian and has been used for the past 5,000 years in Indian medicine, and also by the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. Moringa is the most nutrient dense plant on Earth with over 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants–the highest amount of naturally-occurring antioxidants anywhere in the world–and 36 of those antioxidants have anti-inflammatory properties.

Ounce for ounce, moringa contains seven times the vitamin C of oranges, four times the calcium of milk, four times the vitamin A found in carrots, three times the potassium of bananas, and two times the protein of yogurt! It also packs amino acids and phenolics and is home for a rare combo of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol.

On top of that, moringa is loaded omega-3s, chlorophyll, vitamins A, B, C, D, and E; minerals like copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, silica and manganese… it’s the definition of a superfood. Moringa oil, which is derived from the moringa seeds, is incredibly moisturizing and has excellent cleansing abilities. It’s high content of antioxidants helps curb the activity of free radicals and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and crows feet which is why it was the perfect oil to use in our line around! Moringa is the first ingredient in our Algae + Moringa Universal Oil, which can be used daytime, nighttime, anytime to refresh and rehydrate your skin. Swap out your moisturizer for our Algae + Moringa Universal Face Oil and start reaping the benefits instantly from this superfood ingredient.

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