Hair and skin benefits of moringa cosmetics

Moringa oil strengthening and detangling hair
Moringa oil can strengthen and detangle hair

The moringa olifera tree is an incredibly versatile natural resource. Not only for its nutritional benefits once consumed, but also the benefits for your hair and skin from moringa cosmetics. 

There are so many options when it comes to cosmetic products. We all want vibrant skin and healthy hair, yet there are alternatives beyond the high street shelves. While we may typically reach for chemically-rich cosmetics, moringa provides a sustainably natural alternative. 

This is the second in a three-part series focusing on the health benefits of moringa.

Hair benefits of moringa

Helps produce shiny, free-flowing hair

Like pretty much any hair care product, moringa can help produce shiny hair. That’s largely due to the light texture of moringa oil which is readily absorbed by each strand of hair. After a few applications, you should be amazed at how easily you can comb your hair as moringa acts as a natural hair detangler. 

Strengthens and conditions hair

Shiny hair is one thing yet strong, conditioned hair is an altogether more holistic offering. Peptides from moringa seeds have been found to strengthen and condition hair by nurturing hair follicles to prevent fragility and breakage.  

Promotes hair growth

If you want more hair then moringa also promotes hair growth. A study by Junlatat and Sripanidkulchai demonstrated that moringa oil stimulates hair growth via the genes in dermal papilla cells and keratinocytes. 

Moisturises and hydrates hair

Maintaining a luscious head of hair can take a lot of work. According to Elle’s Beauty Team, moringa oil moisturises and hydrates each hair strand with essential nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and E. 

Maintains scalp health

Not only will moringa oil look out for your hair, it will also care for your scalp. That’s down to antimicrobial properties that reduce dandruff and an irritated, itchy scalp. After all, a healthy scalp will promote healthy hair.

Moringa oil contains vitamins A, C, and E

Skin benefits of moringa

Promotes healthy skin

You could simply use moringa-based products to help out with your hair but that’s only half of the cosmetic appeal. Packed full of vitamins and nutrients, few natural products can offer such a wide range of skin care benefits. 

These benefits originate from: 

  • vitamin A to reduce wrinkles 
  • vitamin E to promote wound healing 
  • vitamin C for enhanced firmness 

Each of these benefits is largely down to moringa leaf extract, which propels fibroblast cell production to boost collagen to firm up skin.


Keeps skin hydrated

One particular study in 2013 found that moringa oil acted as a barrier for skin to reduce skin transepidermal water loss while retaining moisture and hydration. Crucially, the oil’s lucrative oleic acid content was found to be safe for all skin types.  

Anti-ageing properties

Those same peptides that strengthen and condition hair also form a protective barrier for skin. By keeping out free radicals, the antioxidants in moringa also reduce wrinkles and other skin damage is prevented. 

As a cosmetic product, moringa can keep skin hydrated and reduce wrinkles

Treats skin conditions

Prevention is better than cure and the antibacterial properties in moringa fight against acne breakouts to promote clear skin. The healing properties of moringa oil also remove blemishes, blackheads, and dark spots to produce healthier, younger looking skin

By promoting hair growth, maintaining a healthy scalp, and helping produce strong, shiny, free-flowing hair, moringa promises to be a vital component in hair care products. Couple that with its anti-ageing, hydrating, and anti-atopic dermatitis properties for your skin and you can truly feel the benefits for your hair and skin from moringa cosmetics. They may even be the holistic remedy to transform your cosmetic range. 


Words: Omar Soliman

Visuals: Kris Kiss

Register to try a range of new moringa cosmetic products absolutely free!

The fast-growing deciduous tree is currently being planted in Ghana due to a partnership between the Ghana Permaculture Institute and The Community Revolution. In the UK, that partnership is beginning to bear fruit and you could be one of the first to realise the potential. That could be the Moringa leaf powder which promotes great skin and a strong head of hair. The Moringa Initiative also offers the Moringa Soap, Moringa Skin Cream, and Moringa Shampoo.  

Moringa leaf powder has been proven to strengthen hair and promote clear skin

Simply register to join in with our moringa product research study. If successful, you will be invited to participate in our consumer testing sessions and try several moringa-based products.

These products include:

  • Cosmetics, including hair and skin care products
  • Food and nutrition products

You could even be entered into a prize draw to win free products.

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