What’s the point of using a skincare product if it doesn’t work? We were tired of looking for something that would actually give us younger looking skin, short of a trip to the derm’s office, so—in true Posh fashion—we just decided to make it ourselves.
We tested a lot (a lot!) of different formulas. We knew we wanted a product we could manufacture in the USA, we knew it couldn’t have fillers, petrolatum, SLS, or SLES, and we knew it had to feature the best ingredients nature had to offer. Most importantly, we knew it had to WORK! And that’s where moringa oil comes in…
What is moringa?
Moringa, or moringa oleifera, is a fast-growing perennial tree that contains seeds rich in oil. These seeds are packed with vitamins A, B, and C, plus tocopherols and fatty acids.
Perfectly Posh sources our moringa oil from India using socially responsible and eco-friendly methods, but the plant grows all over the world in tropical and sub-tropical climates. This tree defies nature; it can handle heat and humidity, tropical monsoons, and long periods of drought. Here’s a hint when looking at skincare ingredients: if they can handle whatever mother nature throws at them, they’re probably gonna be great for helping your skin do the same.
In addition to being uber resilient, moringa grows fast. Like, really fast. The tree can grow up to a foot per month, maxing out at about 20 feet tall. Because moringa grows so quickly, it’s a naturally sustainable ingredient.
Why is moringa oil good for pro-aging?
Moringa oil is shown to be effective in retaining the skin’s moisture barrier, which is essential for collagen and elastin—key factors in supporting youthful looking skin. Moringa oil is also effective in moisturizing dry skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In clinical studies, moringa has been shown to have significant effects on skin volume, wrinkles, and smoothness.
So, why is it better than other pro-aging ingredients, you ask? Moringa oil has a uniquely high amount of fatty acids, particularly oleic acid, at over 70%. Posh uses cold pressed oil to ensure a higher nutrient content. These fatty acids penetrate deep into skin through the epidermis (your skin’s outer layer) to help lock in moisture and shield skin from environmental pollutants, which contribute to visible signs of premature aging like uneven skin tone, roughness, drier skin, and wrinkles.
The vitamin content of moringa oil is also unique. Vitamin C helps brighten skin tone for a radiant complexion, reducing the appearance of “age spots” or hyperpigmentation, more commonly found in aging skin. Paired with vitamin A, a type of retinoid to encourage cell turnover, these vitamins help reveal fresher, younger looking, and firmer looking skin. Moringa also has vitamin B to help smooth and moisturize, and tocopherol, a type of vitamin E that functions as a powerful antioxidant.
How do I use moringa oil?
Moringa oil is found in Defiant™; this line of pro-aging products is designed to replace parts of your current skincare routine. Start by using a cleanser formulated for your skin type (not sure what your skin type is? Take the quiz to find out!). Then, replace your serum, eye crème, and moisturizer with Defiant.
In addition to moringa oil, these products contain peptides and micronized pearl to help dramatically improve the appearance of skin’s firmness, lines, and wrinkles while minimizing the appearance of skin imperfections like age spots, puffiness, and uneven skin tone.
Last, apply Gimme a Boost™ Moisturizer to face and neck. There are two formulas to choose from, one for dry skin and one for normal/combination skin, to better fit your skin type. Both feature grape seed oil, squalane, and sodium hyaluronate to support your skin’s moisture barrier and lock in moisture.
Moringa oil works best when used daily. Add Defiant to your skincare routine and in 28 days you will see a significant improvement in skin’s firmness, more even skin tone, visibly reduced fine lines and wrinkles, a more radiant and bright complexion, and visibly diminished dark circles and puffiness around the eye area. Experience a pro-aging system that actually works and forget your age with Defiant.