When it comes to facial oils, I’m a fan of beautiful blends that incorporate the best of the best oils.
African Botanics Pure Marula Oil is a thick, golden oil that gradually sinks into your skin while leaving a slight sheen and protective barrier of vitamins C and E — essential for shielding your skin from the elements.
If you’re oily-skinned like me and using this as a pre-makeup primer, allow a little extra time for it to absorb so your makeup won’t slip around.
You can also go a little easier on the application — half a pump is really enough because this oil is so rich!
If you have dry skin, you may still be able to get away with half a pump or just one pump max — this will quench your skin’s thirst.
Besides the hydration factor and top-notch antioxidant content, what really draws me to African Botanics Pure Marula Oil is its scent.
With most facial oil blends, you are almost guaranteed to have a gorgeous, complex scent thanks to layers of different carrier and essential oils.
Most single oils have flatter, nutty scents (looking at you, beloved tamanu) that are enjoyable but can be a bit boring or, if you’ll humor me, just a bit too toasted-nutty.
African Botanics Pure Marula Oil, though has a sweet, hard fruit candy-like scent — no toasted nuts here.
So you’d probably think that with a scent so sweet, African Botanics Pure Marula Oil must have something else in there. How can a marula tree nut smell so good?
Alas, the simple ingredient list: Sclerocarya birrea (Marula Essential Oil).
It’s just that simple, and that beautiful ingredient is packaged in a sleek, rectangular glass pump jar (love that) that will look chic on your vanity.
I will repurchase this! Half a pump a day will last me so long, and I love that I can mix this with other oils if I get the itch to blend.
Will you pay $80 for this 2.14-ounce bottle of beauty? Have you tried marula oil before? Tell me in the comments section!
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