7 Most-Essential Moringa Benefits For Your Active Skincare| Skift

7 Most-Essential Moringa Benefits For Your Active Skincare| Skift

7 Most-Essential Moringa Benefits that Make it a Perfect Addition to Your Active Skincare

Let’s start things off not with a bang but with a bit of fact: our ancestors, around 2000 B.C., figured out that moringa has medicinal and rejuvenation benefits for the skin and overall health. Well, it’s for this reason only that they started calling it a “miracle oil”. Fast forward to this modern & science-based era, moringa hasn’t lost its reputation (yes, not one bit).

It’s solely because of its proven efficacy that you’d find it to be used in day-to-day skincare, i.e. from blushes, lip balms, and hair oils to moisturisers. It’s not just limited to products, skincare pros & experts are also pretty vocal about moringa’s being the “next coconut oil (even better than that).” This so-called fame leads to flooding of information on the internet which further results in puzzlement and misconceptions.

That’s what persuaded us to write up a piece covering everything you need to know about moringa, along with 7 moringa benefits that make it a crucial addition to your active skincare. 

Alright, let’s get the ball rolling!

What is Moringa Oil?

Don’t confuse yourself; sometimes, you’d see ‘moringa extracts’ written on product packaging instead of moringa oil. It’s more or less the same thing. Moringa oil is a seed extracted from a vegetable called drumstick (don’t try to imagine what it tastes like). The tree from whose seed the oil is extracted is scientifically called Moringa OIeifera. 

Moringa oil has many nutritional compounds like proteins, sterols, vitamins, and monosaturated fats. This makes it even more suitable for cooking, essential oil, and massage oil (yeah, it’s an all-rounder!).

Many experts suggest it effectively purifies and nourishes blood and muscle tissues. It also detoxifies fatty tissues in the skin. 

Different Uses of Moringa in Skincare & Others

  • Moringa for Haircare:- Moringa oils/extracts are heavily used in conditioners, hair oil, hair mask, and hair toners. Its abundance in amino acids helps in the overall rejuvenation of hair cells, i.e. preventing breakouts and stimulating hair growth.

  • Moringa for Skincare:- Its anti-bacterial, anti-ageing, vitamin-rich properties make it a go-to choice for everyone from skincare pros to beginners. Moringa extracts make skin creams, shampoos, face wash, and mists.

  • Other uses of moringa:-  Apart from beauty care benefits, there are medicinal uses of moringa, such as protecting the liver, treating stomachaches, preventing arthritis, and finally, preventing and treating cancer. 

  • 7 Most-Essential Moringa Benefits For Your Active Skincare

    We can guarantee that after knowing these 7 moringa benefits, you’ll realise that moringa benefits the skin in the most miraculous ways! Let’s get to those benefits right away:

  • Reduces Fine lines, Wrinkles, and Age Spots : 

  • Moringa oils or extracts contain powerful antioxidants, such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, and quercetin. You don’t have to rot this fact like a parrot, but just keep in mind that moringa contains skin-friendly nutrients. 

    These anti-oxidants boost the skin's protection against solar & air pollutants and oxidative stress, ultimately bringing down signs of ageing, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. 

    Yeah, that’s just the first moringa benefit we’re talking about! There are more nuggets like these down below.

  • Makes Your Skin More Soft & Supple: 

  • As you’ve read above, moringa oil or extract is a powerhouse when it comes to skin-loving vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin E, calcium, and iron. Now in case, you’re wondering why, here are some examples explaining how moringa benefits your skin:

    Vitamin A in moringa supports collagen production, which reduces fine lines and early signs of ageing, and the sulphur forms natural keratin in your skin, making your skin firm and retaining its youthfulness. The combination of vitamins (A, C, & E) assists in controlling inflammation, exterior stress and promotes overall skin health.

    Keep going for more moringa benefits!

  • Controls Acne, Eczema, and Psoriasis:

  • The third moringa benefit is that it is enriched with anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and anti-microbial properties. These can help improve the elasticity of stressed skin. Moreover, its anti-microbial nature prevents skin imperfections like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. 

    It isn’t over just yet! The oil also lowers the clogging of pores, controls sebum production, and reduces swelling, itchiness and dark spots. We bet that even chat GPT won’t have that many benefits, right? 

  • Offers Clean and Clear Complexion: 

  • Off we go again with moringa benefits; trust us, it’s worth it! Moringa extracts with all its minerals and vitamins nourish the skin resulting in glowing and smooth skin. 

    To be more specific, these natural components repair damaged skin cells, remove impurities (dirt & stuff), and prevent further breakouts.

  • Moisturises and Hydrates Your Skin:

  • Moringa oil, extracted from the seeds of the moringa oIeifera, is lightweight, non-greasy, and easily absorbed by the skin. Believe it or not, it’s one of the moringa benefits that makes it an obvious choice for massage or aroma therapy.

    Let’s talk science (don’t you love that): the moringa extracts/oils contain oleic acid, which moisturises your skin deeply without clogging pores, thus leaving your skin soft, supple, and radiant.

  • Protects Your Skin Thoroughly:

  • The second last (for real this time) of all moringa benefits is that it offers ultimate skin protection, how? (you question a lot, don’t you?) The concentration of fatty acids in moringa oil forms a barrier between your skin and harmful pollutants. 

    It also locks the moisture in the skin by preventing excessive drainage of natural oils (sebum) from the skin. Moreover, the oil also assists in the quick healing of the skin from any pollution damage.

  • Takes Good Care of Your Lips & Neck:

  • In the case of your lips, the antiseptic properties of moringa are extremely beneficial. In the form of oil or lip balm can be used in case of cuts, wounds, abrasions, bruises, dryness and itchiness around your lips.


    Now, in the neck region (it’s most prone to uneven complexions), moringa oil can even out your overall complexion in the long term. As a moisturiser, face mask, face wash, and spot remover, the extracts can smoothen uneven features.

    In terms of moringa benefits, the oil is enriched with antioxidants and minerals improving skin tone and fading dark spots. So yeah, the benefits of moringa are not just limited to the neck and lips.

    Get a Confident and Radiant Glow with Daily Defence Day Cream

    It’s not one bit shocking (given its invaluable benefits) that currently, there are ‘moringa skincare’ packages in the market. From face-mask, face wash, creams, moisturisers, and beverages made with moringa powder, to scrubs, there are so many ways you can include moringa in your active lifestyle. 


    The freshest, or should we say the trendiest of all, is face cream! Our Daily Defence Day Cream is infused with the goodness of heroes like bamboo extracts, silica gel, and of course, moringa oil. In a nutshell, it’s pretty much everything you’d need in a face cream. 

    Apart from moringa oil, Skift’s range of active skincare is packed with the goodness of CICA extracts, squalene, hyaluronic acid, shea butter, coconut extracts, cucumber extracts, rice water, ceramide complex and many more! Head to our website to learn more about the complete range of active skincare products.

    Keep Glowing & Shining!

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