This miracle oil has the magic touch to transform your winter beauty woes into a winter glow
Marula Oil: Miracle Oil
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Marula oil is called the “Miracle Oil” for a reason: the powerful African nut it's extracted from is loaded with antioxidants (it has even more than argan oil!), fatty acids, vitamins C and E, and is known to heal scars, soften skin and hydrate hair. With its reputation for being the best cold-weather skin-soother, it's the perfect way to Avoid a Winter Dry Spell. Here, our favorite marula oil-infused beauty products that guarantee gorgeous results from head to toe.
Nyakio Firming Face Serum
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Don’t be fooled by the super-light feel of Nyakio Firming Face Serum ($55; nyakio.com). The marula oil—mixed with another potent, antioxidant-rich African oil, baobab—keeps skin hydrated and fresh for a full day.
Marula Lip 2 Lines
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Toss this balm in your gym bag for when your mouth needs a hit of hydration—Marula Lip 2 Lines ($28; marula.com) contains teeny-tiny encapsulated marula oil to soothe even the driest chapped lips. Plus, the formula stays on for three to four hours, so it will last through your work (and you can apply less often). PS: these 7 Secrets to Beautiful Lips will ensure your lips stay smooth all winter long.
Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel with Marula Oil
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Lightly massage Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel with Marula Oil ($34; clarins.com) into skin with your fingers and watch the transformation begin. The warmth of your skin changes the gel texture into a lightweight oil, and the marula creates a soft protective layer over the skin while gently dissolving grime and makeup. (Be sure to check out these 9 other top cleansing balms, too.) Add in a drop of water, and the formula blends into a milky cleanser.
Carol’s Daughter Marula Curl Therapy Softening Serum
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Meant to tame unruly flyaways and waves-gone-wonky, Carol’s Daughter Marula Curl Therapy Softening Serum ($18; carolsdaughter.com) is packed with the hydrating ingredient—plus argan, almond, and rose oils—to lock curls in and leave hair shiny. And next time you're headed to the grocery store, add these Top 5 Foods for Healthy Hair to your shopping list.
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Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
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Perfect for those with a sensitive hide, Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil ($72; drunkenelephant.com) contains highly concentrated marula oil in its purest form—so you can truly experience the skin-softening benefits from just one pump.
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100% Pure Blackest Creamy Long Last Liner
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For the perfect cat-eye look that lasts all day (and night!), try 100% Pure Blackest Creamy Long Last Liner ($22; 100percentpure.com). It features a blend of marula, jojoba, and shea butter that delivers a creamy finish that won’t smudge or smear.
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