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I've heard that Marula Oil's healing and antioxidant properties are wonderful for your skin. It is considered Africa's miracle oil and it is frequently used in cosmetics. We will learn more about this product when Katy Leakey is our guest on the upcoming [Link Removed]

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Another natural oil has shown it has antioxidant "muscle." It's Marula Oil  from Marula-The Leakey Collection, which recently announced its partnership with the innovative startup company Birchbox. Birchbox, which provides its members access to the best in high-end beauty products, is featuring Marula Oil in their April beauty shipment along with its other sample products for the month.

"We are thrilled about our partnership with [Link Removed] founders, Dr. Ashton Kaidi and Katy and Philip Leakey.

The Leakeys and Dr. Ashton Kaidi came together over their shared belief in the powerful healing properties of pure Marula Oil. "Dr. Kaidi witnessed the healing benefits on the skin of his cancer patients and we saw the benefits in the lives of women and children in rural East Africa," the Leakey's explain.

Marula Oil  contains higher levels of Oleic, Palmitic and Stearic fatty acids critical for rapid skin absorbency, hydration and moisture retention. It traps moisture and provides prolonged hydration, penetrating quickly without leaving a residue or greasy feeling. Marula Oil is 99% pure marula oil and it is scented with 1% blend of natural essential oils. Marula is a preservative, synthetic and paraben free formula. It is also vegan and gluten-free.

Marula Oil also contains high levels of important antioxidants including, tocopherol (vitamin E), tochotrienol, phenolic compounds and flavinoids. Marula oil can improve skin hygiene by reducing skin surface bacteria.

Independent lab testing has shown that Marula Oil contains more powerful antioxidants than Argan Oil.

Marula-The Leakey Collection is available online at [Link Removed] 

50ml., $78

About Birchbox  

Named as a top beauty site in 2010, [Link Removed] is a unique way for consumers to sample and buy high-end beauty products. For $10 a month members receive a monthly box containing curated, oversized deluxe samples from brands like NARS, Cargo, Benefit, Deborah Lippman and Stila. Additionally, the Birchbox editorial team creates exclusive and educational content, including videos, articles and how-tos, to help customers get the most out of their products. Birchbox is a unique platform, offering subscribers the opportunity to purchase full-size versions of the products they love.

About The Leakey Collection

[Link Removed] is a lifestyle company that creates and distributes innovative high design products for the high-end market place using sustainable natural materials and fair trade practices. Philip and Katy Leakey founded The Leakey Collection after seeing the desperate need to create work opportunity for their neighbors the Maasai in the Rift Valley, Kenya.

The Maasai men took the cattle far and wide in search of grazing during one of East Africa's worst droughts leaving struggling families behind. The Leakey's designed products from sustainable natural resources readily available to provide work opportunity to the women which allowed them to provide food, clothing and education for their children.

The project began to transform entire communities as micro-business sprang up resulting from women's new economic power. The changes were so sweeping that the Leakey's translated this success into a fair trade business in 2002 to extend the opportunities throughout the region.Philip and Katy founded T.R.A.D.E., Trust for Rural African Development and Enterprise in an ongoing effort to support projects in education, women's health, and sustainable community development.

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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 18, 2012
    • I belong to Birchboxmonthly and I have discovered some new products. my daughter too! Sometimes we get the same and other times they are different. Both of us are product junkies and we love the samples.

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