Maracuja oil is extracted from the seeds of the Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis), an exotic plant found in the Amazon rain forest and in South and West Africa. The seeds of the plant are rich in oil and they form the extract of the oil used in beauty products. The oil can also be extracted from the Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnate) which is an exotic flower coming from the same genus. Although the sources are different, the two oils are quite similar –light and easy to absorb. The usage of Maracuja dates far back into history when the Aztec civilization started using it. Although the Maracuja oil has recently gained a lot of popularity.
For which skin type is the oil?
One of the best features of Maracuja Oil, and a reason for its popularity is that it is good for all skin types – sensitive, dry, and oily skin! How is that even possible? Containing essential fatty acids, minerals, and antioxidants, it actually provides care for each skin type.
Benefits of Maracuja Oil
It is an excellent moisturiser – great for dry skin!
Maracuja Oil acts as an emollient helping to restore and hydrate the skin. Rich in Vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus, the Maracuja oil is an excellent moisturizer for your skin. Vitamin C helps your skin look brighter and clears imperfections, while phosphorus and calcium enhance the skin’s healthy appearance. The oil helps to heal dry and cracked skin and balances the moisture in the skin. Containing linoleic acid, it keeps the skin moisturized and is good for soothing and flaky skin. Having a light texture, it is quickly absorbed by your skin, preventing the moisture from leaking out.
It has anti-inflammatory properties – great for acne/oily skin!
Containing anti-inflammatory properties, the Maracuja Oil is good for acne prone skin. You probably are wondering how can applying oil to oily skin help but keep on reading. Calming the inflammation in the skin, the latter will release less oil or sebum which means that the likelihood of blocked pores in acne is greatly reduced.
With its high antioxidant activity, Maracuja Oil helps to heal and repair age and sun wrinkles, and counter fine lines without causing breakouts. It also helps heal damaged skin like burns, wounds, cuts, and scars.
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