Friday, November 7, 2014

African Botanics Pure Marula Oil | Another Deliriously Happy Review

 Press Sample (Affiliated Links)

That I love African Botanics is abundantly clear to anyone who has read this blog for any length of time, but my love for this astoundingly effective and beautiful line continues to grow exponentially.  Everything that African Botanics makes is beautifully conceived and expertly crafted. They carefully and judiciously scrutinize every single batch of the products that they make so that you are assured of the highest quality products imaginable. For those among you who love beauty oils, or have been wanting to try them-- then welcome to luxury oil nirvana. As you know from my effusively gushing review of their Neroli Infused Marula Oil, African Botanics has somehow magically unlocked the key to making extraordinary beauty oils that are featherlight, fast absorbing, and utterly delectable. I am not kidding when I call their Pure Marula Oil a poetic & delectable nectar of the gods, and I'm fairly certain that owners Julia and Craig Noik sprinkle each batch with fairy dust before bottling.
African Botanics Pure Marula Oil is a velvety smooth, fast absorbing lightweight oil that sinks into the skin quickly and effortlessly, and it leaves behind no greasy residue. It has a light, warm, sweet scent that is utterly intoxicating. 

This antioxidant rich formula is not only a highly effective anti-aging serum, but also a great vitamin and amino acid rich formula that promotes healing and calming of the skin. It is a luxurious moisturizer that immediately plumps, hydrates and balances the skin. Skin is rendered velvety soft, supple, smooth, lifted and hydrated. Furthermore, skin is left with the highly sought after radiance that beauty oil enthusiasts seek out with such vigor!
According to African Botanics,

Pure Marula Oil is a cold pressed, weightless, anti-aging botanical oil sourced from the remote pristine areas of South Africa's Marula Belt. Concentrated with powerful antioxidants, vitamins C + E  that help cells renew, resist and protect against free radical damage. Exceptionally high in Essential Fatty Acids (Omega 9 & Omega 6) that deeply hydrate skin and reduce redness while protecting against the elements. Softens the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, increases skin elasticity, plumps and revitalizes your complexion.

Among its unique properties, African Botanics Pure Marula Oil is, "ideal as an anti-aging moisturizer or as a serum booster on all skin types all year round. Super fine in texture it stimulates healthy collagen production leaving supple, dewy and deeply nourished skin. Can be used alone, layered or added to your existing beauty products to boost their efficacy." 

Furthermore, "Marula Oil is extremely rich in important topical antioxidants including, Vitamin C, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Tochotrienol, Phenolic compounds, Essential Amino Acids and Flavinoids that help cells renew and resist damaging effects of the environment." 
Benefits:
  • Softens appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Seals in moisture
  • Comforts skin that is dry, irritated or stressed
  • Soothes and reduces redness
  • Balances all skin types
  • An effective beauty serum booster for anti-aging treatments
  • Neutralizes free radicals that cause signs of aging
  • Provides powerful antioxidant protection
  • Pre-and-post support for chemical peels and microdermabrasion
Treats the following conditions:
  • Dull, dry, dehydrated aging skin, under-nourished skin and frequent travelers
  • Damaged, stressed skin after UV exposure, snow, wind, acne scars, lifestyle
  • Lack of elasticity and firmness
  • Loss of youthful glow
  • Lines, wrinkles and uneven texture
  • Sensitive skin
  • Scars and stretchmarks
Suggested use: "AM / PM warm 2 - 3 pumps of oil in the palms of your hands, gently press onto clean, slightly damp face, neck and decollete. Massage upward and outwards for a few minutes to boost circulation. Alternatively, use as a serum booster under foundation or cream to intensify hydration and restore radiance. Follow with SPF in the daytime."
Ingredients: clerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil**, Fragrance* (Natural). *Consists of a 100% natural blend of essential oil constituents/isolates. **Certified Organic.

Formulated without mineral oil, toxic preservatives, colorants, silicone, synthetic fragrances, parabens, PEGs, PPGs, DEA, TEA, urea or phthalates.

African Botanics is a Cruelty-Free company!
I am continually astonished by the power, efficacy, astounding quality, and beauty of this otherworldly beauty oil. Not only is this one of the most extraordinary and elegant beauty oils that I have ever used, but African Botanics provides double the amount of product than most of the luxury face oils on the market, and at a much more economical price.
Overall Assessment: African Botanics Pure Marula Oil is a poetic & delectable nectar of the gods. Unquestionably one of my very favorite oils, and absolutely one of the very best on the market!

$80.00 for 2 oz. from African Botanics, Space NK US, Space NK UK, Dermstore, SkinStore, Beauty.com, B-Glowing and SkincareRX (Affiliate Links).

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48 comments:

  1. I love oils but have never tried Marula oil. This one goes on my "to try" list.

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    1. Hi Allison, I suspect that you will love this amazing oil! Their Neroli Infused Marula Oil is also amazing! If you are near a Space NK location you can get samples to try.

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  2. Thank you my darling for such an amazing review. My skin is unhappy. Sadly, Mandy's rose elixir broke me up badly and I have white heads which I never have so I am depressed. Do I need this? Will it heal my skin? I need something to fix the pubescent state of my face right now.
    how did you celebrate your blogoversary yesterday? I hope you are enjoying yourself, my gorgeous one because we certainly are.
    Many hugs to you,
    xxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Hello my love! I wonder which ingredient(s) made your skin reactive to Mandy's Rose Elixir?! Use it on your neck and décolleté since it is unlikely that it will cause those areas any trouble. I wonder if it's too rich for your skin causing it to break out? I would definitely give your skin a break from trying new products and use some tried and true until your skin gets through this rough patch. If at all possible, I would try to get a sample of this oil to try before committing to purchasing a bottle. I don't think that it will cause your skin to react, but there is no way of knowing until you try it. Do you have a mask that you trust to draw out all of the whiteheads? That might really help!

      My blogoversary also happens to be my husband's birthday-- so we celebrated his birthday last night!

      Thank you for your kind words! I am definitely enjoying this blog, but mostly interacting with all of you! xoxoxox

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    2. if you have any virgin coconut oil lying around, i would try it on the acne. it will help

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    3. Good advice! I love that stuff-- it is good for so many things!!!

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  3. Yeah, I'm going to need to buy this. :)

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    1. Hi Jamie! This is a definite must-have beauty oil! It's so amazing that I can hardly explain the extent to which I love this luxury oil!

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  4. You've made this sound so yummy, I almost want to eat it! LOL!

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    1. Hi Jessica, When you smell it you will be even more tempted! It's just amazing!

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    1. Hi Clarice-- African Botanics definitely makes very lovely products!

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    1. Me too, Courtney! Oils are definitely my very favorite serums!

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  7. Even though the price is steep, your glowing (no pun intended ;-)) review is making me really consider this product! Thanks for the thorough review!

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    1. Hi Deborah,
      You are so welcome1 I'm glad that you found the review thorough and informative. $80.00 is not inexpensive, but most luxury brands offer an ounce at North of $100.00- so African Botanics offers twice as much for less than half the price. So while not a small sum-- it ends up being far more economical than many. If you live near a Space NK you can get a sample to see if this is fir you! :-)

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  8. I loveeeeee using oils. Will have to check this one out!

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    1. Hi Kristin! Me too, and this is a very special one! :-) It's definitely worth trying! Happy Friday!

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  9. I've not been introduced to this type of oil - thanks for the heads up! Now I gotta check it out :)

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    1. Hi Destany,

      You are so welcome! It's a really fabulous oil, and well worth considering! :-)

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  10. Ahhh I really need to try something from this brand! Everybody seems to like it SO much! I love oils, so this is super tempting ;)

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    1. Hi Sunny,

      It's definitely an absolutely amazing brand, and this is a sublime oil! I know how much you love oils, and you need to try one of theirs!

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  11. I LOVE oils. Oils are my winter skin secret. I don't mind paying more money if something really is worth it.

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    1. Hi Norah, Oh then you are in for a very special treat , if you try this one or their Neroli Infused Marula Oil! They are utterly sublime! Their products are worth every penny!

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  12. I've heard such great things about Marula oil that I'm tempted to try it out myself! It sounds like The Fountain of Youth in a bottle!!!

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    1. Marula Oil is amazing, but theirs is otherworldly! It is so nourishing and hydrating, and it plumps fine lines and leaves skin with a beautiful glow. While it won't turn back the hands of time-- it certainly does work wonders on the skin!

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  13. Gorgeous pictures, this sounds wonderful!

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    1. Thank you, Brooke! That means so much to me coming from you! This oil is simply amazing!!!!!!!!

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  14. This sounds so amazing! My mom is a big oil fan so this might just make the perfect Christmas gift for her.

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    1. HI Bailey! It really is truly amazing! If your mom loves oils-- then she will be in oil heaven with this one! THis would be an amazing Christmas gift! :-)

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  15. I've been wanting to dive into some beauty oils and this sounds like a magical one!

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    1. Hi Kellie, Beauty oils are just amazing!!! This is a really good place to start-- and for the price point it's a really great value for the luxury market since you get 2 full ounces rather than the typical 1 oz. bottle-- and many start north of $100.00 for just 1 oz.! You can also get a sample if you live anywhere near a Space NK! If you look at the "Luxury Oils" tab at the top of the blog you will see that I have reviewed quite a few oils-- I'm pretty obsessed with them! :-)

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  16. I got a sample of marula oil from a brand last year and used it a few times. I did enjoy it and really enjoyed learning more about this particular one.

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    1. Hi Honey, Marula Oil is amazing, and the Marula Oils from African Botanics are DEFINITE game changers! This is an amazing company, and their products continuously blow me away!

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  17. I'm going to need something like this for the holidays !

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    1. It's truly amazing, Betzy! I really believe in this line, and this is definitely one of the very finset luxury face oils on the market!

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  18. I need to get my hands on it before the holidays

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    1. They sell it all over the place online, but you can also find it at the Space NK stores! I think that you would really love this!

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  19. This sounds amazing and your photos totally have me swooning!

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    1. Thanks, Valesha! I'm so happy that you liked my photos so much! It is definitely a truly swoon-worthy oil! You should definitely consider trying it! :-)

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  20. I was in the habit of using oils during my beauty routine, but for the sake of testing everything under the sun for the blog I got out of the habit. May need to try this.

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    1. Hi Laura! I know what you mean-- constantly testing out products for the blog can take you away from some of your favorite products for a while! Now that it's getting cold-- you should definitely treat yourself and your skin to a wonderful face oil! This one is unbelievably wonderful, and definitely one of my VERY favorites! :-)

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  21. Wondering what, besides the scent, is the difference between this and the Neroli Infused one in this line? Thanks. I love the Neroli one I purchased at your recommendation.

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    1. Hi cpl100, The scent is actually about the same between them-- at least between my bottles.

      Neroli Infused Marula Oil Ingredients: Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil**, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Essential Oil, Fragrance* (Natural). *Consists of a 100% natural blend of essential oil constituents/isolates. **Certified Organic, cold-pressed and wild harvested.

      Pure Marula Oil Ingredients: Ingredients: Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil**, Fragrance* (Natural). *Consists of a 100% natural blend of essential oil constituents/isolates. **Certified Organic.

      The basic difference is that Neroli oil found in the Neroli Infused Marula was chosen because it is super rich in Vitamin C which is a Collagen builder. It is also really effective at assisting in the release of toxins, and as such is great for getting rid of breakouts. African Botanics also states, "Produces noticeable rejuvenating results on all skin types. The effects of Neroli oil on emotional well-being can be compared to the nourishing, soothing, and revitalizing effects of Mediterranean sunshine. Carefully infused to aide in relaxation, stimulation, promote endorphins, clarity and self-healing."

      I love both of these oils and switch back and forth between them. I really don't think that you can go wrong with either. :-)

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  22. I have been using the Neroli one since I got it at Space NK as part of my purchase to qualify for the big bonus bag (in September I think). My skin really enjoys it and I really enjoyed it while on vacation this past month when several people thought I was 30 years younger than my age!

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    1. I'm so happy that your skin loves the Neroli Infused Marula Oil! My skin loves it too! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it while on your vacation! I can only imagine what an amazing time that you had given where you were going! Please tell me that you had an extraordinary adventure! Wow, that's quite a ringing endorsement for the African Botanics oil! I'm going to share that with the owners of the company-- they will be gleeful! :-)

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  23. Hmmm....maybe they will be gleeful enough to give me a bottle! Yes, the vacation was amazing and was quite an adventure. I would love to repeat it someday and highly recommend it.

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    1. LOL! I'm so glad that your vacation was such an amazing adventure– I suspected as much!

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