True Moringa Brand Intro
Let's get to know another brand that created the ultimate body hydrating oil that I am obsessed with. Not only for myself but for my baby girl as well. This winter has left both of our skin very dry and itchy and nothing really seemed to help calm and hydrate us. Until I was introduced to True Moringa.
This brand harnesses the beauty from the Moringa tree as their foundation for their products. According to their site, the leaves of a Moringa tree has more vitamin A than carrots, more protein than eggs, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, has the potential to end malnutrition and provide a stable food source to farmers. The oil seeds are rich in anti-oxidants and moisturizing agents produce one of nature’s finest cosmetic oils for hair and skin care.
Ingredients: Cold Pressed Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil
I was kindly gifted this oil to try and I honestly can't be without it now. It has a very lightweight oil texture that absorbs into the skin leaving it feeling satin soft. This particular one is fragrance free (perfect for sensitive skin and those with sensitive noses). There are other versions if a scent is preferred, like Neroli or Lavender. I might have to check out the Neroli version next!
In terms of usage, I love applying it to my baby girl right after a bath. Her skin had dry patches this season that have completely healed from using this oil consistently every night for a week. As for myself, I use it on areas of dryness like my hands, elbows, knees and stomach area. I find it instantly calms irritation and tightness and makes my skin feel supple and nourished.
Some more ways of using it:
You can add it to your daily moisturizer to give it some slip, apply to skin before taking a shower to help protect skin from moisture loss, apply it to the ends of your hair for silky softness and apply it to your cuticles to keep them soft.
This brand is truly wonderful. They serve 1,600 small farming families, planted over 250,000 trees and have increased farmer incomes by 10x. Let me introduce you to the brand co-founder so that you can hear directly from her.
Q. What inspired you to create your brand?
A. While working in rural Ghana in 2012, my co-founder Kwami Williams and I were introduced to the moringa tree, known locally as the miracle tree for its nutritional and medicinal value. Gram for gram, the leaves of the tree contain more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk, and more protein than eggs. NGOs planted this promising tree to prevent malnutrition locally, but without an economic incentive to cultivate the tree, small farmers could not afford to expend resources to grow them. Together with the community, we developed the proprietary technology to turn the unused part of the tree - the antioxidant rich oil seeds - into an anti-aging, deeply moisturizing oil for the global beauty market.
Q. Which ingredients do you feel are your power players?
A. Moringa oil is the inspiration behind our brand - we truly believe its unique combination of natural plant hormones and fatty acids make it the best on the market for combating premature aging, fighting blemishes and soothing skin, promoting healthy hair growth, and so much more. Sustainable sourcing is so important to us when deciding to work with any ingredient. We work with local producers in Ghana for our shea and cocoa butter, and we've partnered with an amazing coffee brand working directly with farmers in Nicaragua called Vega Coffee for our Rejuvenating Body Polish.
Q. Is there a particular skin type you created your products for?
A. The wonderful thing about moringa is that it's a smooth and dry oil that closely mimics the skin's natural sebum production. It helps to stabilize oil production for individuals with oily or combination skin and deeply nourishes dry and normal skin.
Q. If you could choose one star product from your collection, what would you choose and why?
A. Our fan favorite is our True Moringa Lavender All-Purpose Oil. It's so versatile (facial moisturizer, makeup remover, makeup base, hair mask, dry skin cure, cuticle oil, etc) that it makes a wonderful travel companion and an easy way to simplify your beauty routine. We've heard from happy customers of all ages and skin types that it's the only oil that suits their skin.
Q. What would be the ideal skincare routine using your products?
A. We recommend cleansing the face with water and applying a toner before massaging a few drops of oil between the finger tips and pressing it gently into the cheeks, forehead, nose, lips and chin. The oil is a wonderful daily moisturizer or remedy to dry or sensitive skin all over the body for healing scars and stretchmarks, evening skin tone, and reducing redness, lines and wrinkles. For hair, we recommend applying a few drops to damp hair, starting at the scalp and working your way to the ends to encourage healthy hair growth and prevent frizz and split ends.
Q. Where do you see your brand going in the future?
A. We want to set a new bar for sustainable sourcing in the beauty industry. Over the past five years we’ve made the transition from village project to international business working with over 2,300 smallholder farmers, cultivating over 300,000 moringa trees, planting Africa’s largest certified organic moringa farm, and introducing the world to the next big ingredient in the beauty industry - moringa! We just added a Lip Care Collection to our line, and we're always working to expand our offerings and challenge people's perception of what natural or green beauty looks like.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know True Morniga. More exciting reviews of niche and brand new brands are coming!
Disclosure: This post is not sponsored. No affiliate links were used. This product was gifted to me with absolutely no obligation to review. As always, my review is from the heart.