It’s like every other day there’s some new all natural, pure oil which is being touted as the miracle oil to cure all your hair and skin concerns. Argan Oil has had a pretty good run for a while now and sometime last year, I began to increasingly hear great things about Marula oil. At the time, the first brand I was privy to was the Leakey Collection which is sold by Sephora. I knew from reading the long list of benefits: rich in antioxidants, anti-aging, extremely high in Vitamin C etc, that I wanted to try it, but I wasn’t ready to part with almost $80 to find out.
So it was a little bit of luck, that I spotted a bottle of Leakey collection Marula Oil at TJ Maxx for $29. I have been using it for 3 weeks now and I am in love. My skin feels great and unlike most oils that cause me to breakout, this one hasn’t. It absorbs really well, I even wear under my makeup and I don’t have a greasy feeling. The bottle is barely a quarter of the way which tells me even though the full price is a little pricey, it will go a long way. I’ve started looking into other brands and I’m trying to figure out what if any differences can exist between all these marula brands that insist they use only 100% pure marula. A great tip is to read the ingredients list to make sure the oil is not diluted with other cheaper oils. The list above represent some of the most popular Marula options out there, all with great reviews but at different price points.
What each company claims makes their oil the Standout Choice:
Drunk Elephant: Straight from the “pip” of the Marula Fruit, our Virgin Marula™ Oil is virtually untouched by any chemical or fragrance — natural or synthetic — and remains in its purest form.
African Botanics:Our wild-harvested plant extracts and essential oils are sustainably sourced from remote, untouched regions, blended to create products that care holistically for your body and mind. Their Marula Oil is made in South Africa and does include a natural fragrance.
Acure: Our Marula is 100% pure, wildcrafted without pesticides, cold pressed and unrefined (like us). The Marula project provides economic empowerment to the South African women who harvest and process the oil.
Shea Terra: 100% pure, unadulterated, Natural & Virgin Pressed Marula Oil from the pristine nature of Namibia. no processing or deodorization so you benefit from complete properties
Leakey Collection: The only doctor endorsed, scientifically validated facial oil, with 60% more antioxidants than the leading Argan Oil. 100% Pure Marula Oil is completely virgin, wild harvested, hand-selected, and cold pressed with no added heat or chemicals ensuring that its beneficial properties are captured in every bottle. (note the 1fl oz. bottle is $58)