In 2002, husband and wife team Katy and Philip Leakey established their own fair trade company in an effort to help residents of rural villages in East Africa gain financial independence and improve the lives of their families. As they worked to discover sustainable products that could be produced in Africa and sold in Europe and the U.S., the Leakeys met plastic surgeon Dr. Ashton Kaidi who had extensively studied the benefits of an extract derived from marula trees in East Africa. Together, the Leakeys and Dr. Kaidi developed Marula The Leakey Collection, a skin care collection that allows you to care for your skin and improve the lives of African women.
The marula oil used in Marula The Leakey Collection is gathered by members of rural communities who receive fair, equitable wages for their work. The rare oil is extremely rich in antioxidants, making it an effective anti-aging treatment. In addition, marula oil is an excellent skin hydrator and can help plump and firm the complexion as it combats dehydration. Discover the endless wonders of Marula The Leakey Collection.
By adding value to this precious resource Marula Oil insures that the wild stands of East African Marula trees will last well into the future.
Marula The Leakey Collection offers products that avoid harsh chemicals, artificial colorants, chemical preservatives, synthetic fragrance and chemical sunscreens wherever possible.
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Alleviate the effects of the years and improve the texture and tone of your skin with Marula The Leakey Collection, a highly effective natural treatment that also helps improve the lives of African women.
The Marula The Leakey Collection Omega Rich Pure Marula Oil is a fair trade skin care treatment produced from the fruit of the East African Marula tree. The oil has long been used in natural medicinal practices to heal the skin and improve its appearance, but traditionally, the precious oil has been difficult to obtain in its pure form. This marula oil is drawn from fruit gathered by hand that has fallen from marula trees growing naturally around rural villages in Africa. Because of its origins, the oil is incredibly pure. All that has been added to the formula is a blend of natural extracts that improve the scent of the oil, and these additional oils account for only 1 percent of the total volume of the product.
Marula oil is rich in antioxidants and omega 9 fatty acid. In fact, the oil has more of these nutrients than grapeseed and argan oils, which are traditionally used in anti-aging skin care products. The antioxidants and fatty acids help to stimulate collagen production, neutralize free radicals and even fade hyperpigmentation. The emollient properties of marula oil allow it to normalize hydration levels in the skin tissue, fighting dryness while soothing irritation caused by environmental stressors. The oil is intended for use once per day after cleansing.