Moringa oil is derived from the seeds of Moringa oleifera, a small tree native to the Himalayan mountains. Moringa seeds have a high oil content and contain many nutritional compounds, including monounsaturated fats, protein, sterols, and tocopherols. Moringa oil is produced through a variety of industrial processes, including solvent extraction and cold-pressing.
Moringa oil’s oleic acid makes it beneficial when used topically as a cleansing agent, and as a moisturizer for skin and hair. Moringa oil contains several bioactive compounds which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, both when used topically. This may make moringa oil beneficial for acne breakouts due to its antimicrobial benefits.