One thing is clear: the women in the marula region of southern Africa have remarkable skin. Like a miracle from above, marula grows in areas of extreme drought. Inside the quenching fruits lie kernels that are brimming with anti-oxidant rich marula oil. To me it is no coincidence. It is a pure gift from above. The Namib is an unforgiving environment. It spares no one. The extreme heat. The lack of shade. Lack of moisture. Yet miraculously the desert is teeming with wildlife and life giving marula.
Despite the harsh conditions, the lack of high energy foods, the absence of moisture, the marula women have remarkably smooth, glowing and young looking skin. They proclaim it is the marula oil which they and their ancestors have pressed by hand for generations. Since birth they have been anointed with pure marula oil to protect their skin and hair from the scorching sun and unbearable heat. To them it is not a choice made out of vanity. It is a necessity, an essential part of life.
Marula oil has not only provided a protective layer for their skin, it has also given their skin a life force to fight off damage, a boost of powerful anti-oxidants. Not only does marula work at cellular level to repair cells, but it defends skin from further damage. The miracle oil boosts moisture level as it creates a breathing cocoon. For Shea Terra Organics it was obvious. Marula oil is a prime candidate to dramatically boost moisture levels in skin to plump cells and combat aging. Combined with the nutritive, hydrating powers of another desert species, aloe vera, the two work at cellular level to produce dewy skin that glows and remains moist all day. Instead of recycled water, we use the pure aloe vera juice for its ability to quench cells with its multiple amino acids. It works in synergy with marula oil to repair cells and regenerate for healthier, younger looking skin.
Massage small amounts of milk onto freshly washed skin. Can be used on top of marula oil or marula milk. Use 1-2 times daily.