beauty – the passion of Maracuja Oil

I first found out about this strange fruit called maracuja when I lived in Brazil and found it sitting at the bottom of my favourite cocktail at the time – a caipirinha with a twist…of passion.  It was divine.

Passions Fruit (Passiflora edulis) Maracuja
Passions Fruit (Passiflora edulis) Maracuja

Now I put it on my face.  Well not just that alone, it’s part of my nighttime ritual “cocktail for the face” that I mix along with other essential oils in the “Skin so Divine” Facial Oil.

Maracuja oil (pronounced mah-rick-oo-jah and is portuguese for passionflower) is derived from the passion fruit in the amazon and only one crop is harvested each year by the amazonian women.

The vitamin C content in Maracuja Oil can help to make your skin look brighter, while calcium and phosphorus work to nourish and enhance skin’s healthy appearance.

Maracuja Oil is very rich in essential fatty acids and has a high antioxidant activity.  It contains nearly 80% linoleic acid together with oleic, palmitic and stearic acids.  These essential fatty acids not only work as a great moisturizer but they also have anti-inflammatory properties helping to alleviate inflammatory skin concerns such as rosacea and acne. By calming inflammation in skin, less sebum or oil is released and thus the likelihood of blocked pores in acne is greatly diminished.  Because of its moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties, Maracuja Oil has a balancing effect being suitable for all skin types including sensitive, dry and oily skin.  What it does:

  • rebuilds and repairs
  • soothes and heals redness and irritation
  • hydrates and brightens
  • reduces lines and wrinkles
  • improves elasticity, tone and texture
  • boosts collagen production thanks to the vitamin c

Have you tried it?

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