South Africa, Namibia, Angola
Mongongo oil, like other natural oils, are used in many hair and skincare products. However, Mongongo oil also claims to boast other beauty benefits. The oil comes from the fruit of the Manketti tree, which is found mostly in Africaand has been a skincare staple for centuries. It is archaeologically proven that the fruits were used by the Bushmen as far back as 6000 years. They used the kernels mainly as food but also “chew” the kernels and rub it onto their bodies as a moisturizer againstthe African heat. This egg-shaped fruit works great as an emollient and a protectant for both theskin and hair and is a good source of Vitamin E, calcium, Omega 6, copper and zinc, all which helps nourishes damaged skin and reduce appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Mongongo oil is said to offer high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids which are absorbed in the skin longer. The fatty acids deliver a protective, emollient layer on the surface of the skin and act as a barrier to prevent moisture from escaping through the pores. These fatty acids can retain moisture and keep the skin glowing, while smoothing out rough texture and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Mongongo oil is also a natural sunblock with its alpha-Eleostearic acid properties. When you apply the oil to your skin, it will create a shield over your skin or hair when it’s hit by UV rays. In addition, Mongongo oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help to soothe breakouts and eczema. Looking at its hair benefits, Mongongo oil is loaded with many nutrients and proteins that help revitalize dry, damaged hair as well as hold curls longer and even reduce drying time.
The product has not undergone any ionization treatment and does not contain any ionized ingredients or additives. Pesticide residues comply with EU Regulation 396/2005 and its latest amendments Heavy metal residues comply with the 1881/2006 European Community Regulations and its most recent amendments. The raw materials are natural and organic, without any genetically modified ingredients.