The moringa tree is known in Africa as “the miracle tree.” Its seeds are brimming with antioxidants and moisturizing agents like linoleic acid and benenic, and the shells can be used as organic fertilizer. Moringa leaves have more vitamin A, calcium, and protein, and are in the running as being one of the most nutritious superfoods around. The tree is also extremely resilient, thriving in dry climates with little water, and can help restore essential nutrients back to the soil, helping nearby crops can grow better too. Not only that, but the moringa tree has no known pests, which means it can grow as a perennial crop and can be added to a variety of agroforestry systems.
The History of True Moringa
In 2011, MIT college students Kwami Williams and Emily Cunningham traveled to Ghana with their university and learned first-hand about the challenges facing smallholder farmers. The friends also learned about the moringa tree, known locally as “the miracle tree.” After returning to Cambridge, Mass., the friends became passionate about building a beauty brand anchored around the moringa tree, and developed a proprietary extraction system to produce the highest quality oil.
True Moringa Company Mission
Since developing a proprietary technology to extract cold-pressed moringa oil, True Moringa has worked directly with 5,000 farmers throughout Ghana to cultivate this pure oil. The entire skin care line is completely vegan, paraben-free, and sulfate-free. The brand has also planted more than two million trees, and helps increase farmer income year over year.
Benefits of True Moringa
Thanks to a team of MIT engineers, True Moringa’s cold-pressed oil retains its fatty acid structures during the extraction process, making this rich oil both lightweight and easily absorbed into the skin. This oil helps balance oily or combination skin types, and goes on smooth. Bonus, it won’t clog your pores. In addition to working with smallholder farmers to ethically source the oil, True Moringa establishes nutrition programs in local clinics and schools, and educates families on how to incorporate moringa into their daily diets.
Top True Moringa Products
Get started with True Moringa using these popular products.
Mystery Burgundy Anise Lip Whip
Rich and glossy, this vegan whipped lip treatment hydrates with cocoa butter and African moringa. The burgundy shade looks natural on a range of skin tones.
Truth Pink Yarrow Lip Whip
For a swipe of perfectly pink color, reach for this lip whip from True Moringa. The sheer gloss is infused with moringa and cocoa butter for added hydration.
Simplicity Moringa Oil
Hydrate and nourish skin while you sleep with this moringa oil that’s made without artificial ingredients and parabens. In fact, there’s only one ingredient: cold pressed moringa oleifera seed oil.
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