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Baobab - A Natural Ingredient to Moisturize Dry Skin

Baobab - A Natural Ingredient to Moisturize Dry Skin

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Baobab oil comes from the fruit of the Baobab tree, commonly referred to as the “Tree of Life.” It contains powerful ingredients that protect and heal your skin. It gets its nickname from its abnormally long lifespan of over 500 years. The tree most commonly grows in Africa but is also found in India, Madagascar, and Australia. In areas where the baobab tree grows, local people use every part of the tree. The fruit, leaves, seeds, and oil processed from the seeds are used in nutritional supplements, food, hair care, and, of course, skincare for making anti aging skin care products.

Much of the common benefits of Baobab oil come from being rich in omega-3 fatty acids, including:

  • Linoleic acid
  • Linolenic acid
  • Oleic acid
  • Palmitic acid

Omega-3 fatty acids help to moisturize by preventing water loss from the skin and helping to repair the skin barrier. They also soften the skin, improve skin texture, and improve skin elasticity. The first two – linoleic acid and linolenic acid – are very popular fatty acids used in skincare products such as ultra hydrating facial moisturizer for their moisturizing and softening qualities. Omega-3’s are also anti-inflammatory and can heal cracked skin and soothe rashes.

Along with fatty acids, baobab oil also has strong antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals that can damage your skin. These antioxidants and vitamin A protect the skin from bacteria that can lead to breakouts as well as brings back youthful elasticity to the skin. The vitamin E in Baobab oil has also been shown to reduce skin damage from UV rays. It isn’t as effective as sunscreen but will moisturize and aid in the protection of your skin from harmful free radicals and UV light. It is a brilliant oil for the skin microbiome, supports a healthy skin moisture barrier, and reduces inflammation.

Baobab oil contains vitamin E, which has been shown to be beneficial for reducing skin damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays. Vitamin E can absorb the energy from UV light and prevent UV-induced free radical damage to the skin. Baobab oil won’t replace your sunscreen, but it will definitely moisturize and protect your skin at the same time. The oil is also fairly non-comedogenic, so its use is unlikely to clog your pores.

Baobab oil is an all-around beneficial oil to look out for in your skincare products. Azuri uses Baobab oil in the Marula Glow face créme, the best brightening cream for dry skin. For more information on how Azuri uses Baobab oil and other natural plant botanicals on our anti aging skin care products, check out our website.


anti aging skin care products

Save Your Skin with a Natural Skin Care Routine

Save Your Skin with a Natural Skin Care Routine

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Creating a skincare routine that works for you can be challenging and time-consuming. There are so many anti aging skin care products available that advertise providing a wide range of benefits and it can be tough to decide what you want to focus on. Trying out different products can also irritate your skin and make it difficult to determine what is working and what is not. If you have sensitive skin or are just interested in integrating natural skincare into your regimen, below are a few tips to get you started:

  • Generally speaking, the most important products to start with when building your skincare routine is a cleanser and a moisturizer. A natural oil cleanser, for example, will remove pollutants and impurities from the skin gently. Your natural moisturizer will then reintroduce and trap hydration in the skin, protect your skin barrier so it is stronger and healthier, and leave you with a beautiful glow. You can choose from Azuri’s line of face cremes, consider your type of skin (dry, oily, combination), so you get the product that will be most effective for you (LINK).
  • A good rule of thumb for getting the most out of your moisturizer is to apply it within 30 seconds of getting out of the shower. This will keep the hydration from your shower in your skin and help you absorb it. Alternatively, you can use your moisturizer in the morning and at night, after you have cleansed your skin.
  • Serums can be helpful, depending on the skincare concerns you want to work on. Serums are a concentration of powerful ingredients that you can apply to your skin to address specific skincare issues. Common serums include Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide. Natural serums tend to contain fewer ingredients, including fewer filler ingredients, which can help you get the most out of your serum and avoid irritation. When getting started with serums, identify a specific concern you want to improve and look for serums that cater to that concern.

The general rule of thumb is that less is more. Using a long, multi-step skincare routine can be effective but is often overkill. Especially if you are beginning to build your routine, it is better to start small and slowly add steps as you find products you like. Natural skin care products for oily skin tend to be gentler on your skin but still highly effective. Azuri’s natural products (LINK) contain silky shea butters, Ayurvedic oils, and our signature herbal blend to make sure your skin heals and improves from the inside out.