Touted as the next best miracle maker for 2018, most produce from the moringa tree is not only edible but so incredibly nutritious that it is regarded as a superfood and used to treat malnutrition. For decades, communities farming this plant have applied the oil to their skin and benefited from the soothing, softening action of moringa.
Lush‘s moringa oil comes from the Ghana Permaculture Institute and is also one of the SLush Fund (Sustainable Lush Fund) projects, an initiative to develop supportive partnerships with farming communities around the world, encouraging the use of permaculture farming techniques.
The Ghana Permaculture Institute produces a high quality, sustainably grown ingredient whilst ensuring the farmers have enough surplus to make and sell moringa cosmetics locally. In this way, they can build alternative means of income and improve their financial security. Find out more about the SLush Fund.
Magical Moringa Primer
The moringa that is pressed to produce a light and antioxidant-rich oil, goes into Lush’s Magical Moringa Primer. Invented by Lush Co-founder and Product Inventor, Rowena Bird, this exotically-charged pot of loveliness softens and primes the face at the same time.
Magical Moringa also holds your foundation in place, making it longer lasting. Its beautiful mattifying effect on skin is perfect for guys or gals.
Despite how light and smooth Magical Moringa feels, this globetrotting concoction is packed full of balancing oils and soothing butter to feed the skin. Each pot is composed of argan, moringa, rose hip, ylang-ylang, vetiver and sandalwood oils, as well as creamy Fair Trade and organic cocoa butter, smoothing organic shea butter and silky corn flour.
Rowena explains that the combination of these moisturising butters, oils and corn flour gives Magical Moringa a beautiful slip which “holds the primer in place on your face, meaning that these beautiful ingredients are really put to use when you apply them to your skin.”
Magical Moringa Primer is £25.95 for 55g.
Head to Lush in Lion Yard to try Magical Moringa for yourself!