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Maracuja Oil is What Your Skincare Routine is Missing

passion flower next to maracuja passion fruit seed oil

Passion Fruit Seed Oil AKA Maracuja is such an amazing superfood for your skin and hair. It has a pretty hefty list of properties it contains that are extremely beneficial! It is rich in vitamin A, B, C, E, F, K, P, fatty acids linoleic, palmitic, and oleic, minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, and potassium, and the antioxidant lycopene. No wonder it’s called the “pure miracle oil” in Brazil!

Maracuja has over 70% of the fatty acids linoleic, palmitic, and oleic acid (which makes up for more than 95% of its constituent ingredients) It is one of the best natural sources of linoleic acid available on the market, and in simplified terms, it has the right mix of fatty acids to give you noticeable results. Linoleic acid has a vital role in maintaining skin health. It contains antioxidant and skin-protecting properties that help to counteract sun damage and reverse the signs of damage. These powerful antioxidants help to prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. It also provides anti-inflammatory effects, which can help lower inflammatory skin conditions such as acne and rosacea. Thanks to this high fatty acid content, it easily and effectively penetrates the skin to deep moisturize and reduce dry skin a lot better than other oils.  

For skin:

Deeply Moisturizing - Due to its high absorbance rate, your skin will soak in this light oil quickly, without that ‘heavy’ feeling. It helps to heal dry, flaky patches, cracked skin and relieves itching, which is especially great for people with eczema. You can also use it to combat under-eye wrinkles, crow’s feet, and dark circles by applying a couple of drops of Maracuja oil as your eye moisturizer.

Anti-Aging & Improves Elasticity - The high content of the antioxidant lycopene in this oil helps to improve skin tone and works with vitamin C to boost collagen production. Vitamin C also helps dissolve dead cells which reveal new brighter and lighter skin. The essential fatty acids deeply nourish skin cells and keep them plump, smooth texture, and regain their elasticity. Vitamin A, alongside the other carotenoids, will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and soft lines, leaving smoother, luminous skin. This miracle oil scavenges free radicals with its antioxidant properties, preventing damage while helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well. These nutrients along with calcium, potassium, and phosphorous all work together to reveal supple, firm, and smooth skin!
 
Balances Skin Sebum Levels - The balancing effect of Maracuja oil makes it good for both dry skin and oily skin and is suited for all skin types including sensitive and acne-prone skin. The compounds in this oil help to control sebum production. For oily skin, it reduces the production of sebum (which helps reduce acne) and for dry skin, it works to increase and retain moisture levels, and also has a soothing effect.
 
Antibacterial & Reduces Inflammation - Once again with its high levels of linoleic acid, efficiently works to reduce any kind of skin inflammation including eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris, acne, rashes, sunburn, and more. Studies have shown that acne-prone skin is usually low in linoleic acid, which means thick sticky, and low-quality sebum is produced which clogs pores and causes breakouts! With Maracujas high levels of linoleic acid, it will help to balance the skin and prevent acne. With its strong antibacterial properties, it fights off bacteria that irritate and aggravate the skin.
 
Repairs Sun Damaged Skin & Protects - One of the best beauty benefits of Maracuja oil is that it repairs sun-damaged skin! It contains calcium and phosphorous and when combined together, they improve the appearance of your skin. The high vitamin C content enhances collagen production which repairs skin that looks dull, dark, and damaged by the sun. Outside factors like pollution, wind, and sun exposure, will have a definite lesser impact on your skin due to Maracuja’s protection factor. 

 

For hair:

Phosphorous - Helps to prevent the formation of dandruff as well as promote the strength and growth of your hair.

Vitamin A - Encourages hair growth as well as preventing any damage from any weather extremes, including the cold and rain as well as the heat from the sun.

Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and P (Flavinoids) - Improve hair growth, as well as fight against free radicals

Vitamin K and Potassium - Work to improve the health of hair and its roots, making the bulbs more firmly rooted in the scalp and preventing them from coming loose too easily.  Which in turn helps to prevent hair loss.

Calcium - Works with all of the other vitamins and minerals, improving the work that they do to increase hair strength, growth, and appearance.

Fatty Acids - Soothes dry scalp problems by deeply moisturizing skin and fighting itchiness. You can mix about 20 drops of this oil in 2 tbsp of shampoo. The hydrating powers of this oil may help prevent split ends by increasing moisture in the hair shaft. It also has strong antibacterial properties, which makes it great for disinfecting an itchy scalp.

 

If you’ve never tried Maracuja oil, you’re in for a real treat. It is best when cold-pressed, as other methods of extracting the oil will usually destroy or reduce all those vitamins and minerals that are found in the passion fruit seed. You can purchase our pure, organic, cold-pressed Maracuja oil here!

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