What is Mongongo Oil
Native to the Southern region of Africa, vitamin-rich oils pressed from the Mongongo Nut have been used for decades by !Kung tribe. The !Kung tribe harvests the Mongongo fruit from the Maketti tree as a source of food as well as to clean, moisturize, and protect skin from harsh desert conditions.
Why We Love It
The reason we’ve given our hearts to this super-hero oil is largely due to its sky-high fat content. Nearly half of the stuff is made up of polyunsaturated fats, which has proven hydrating and protective properties that reduce inflammation and redness. It’s also chock-full of g-tocopherol vitamin E, an incredibly stable ingredient that acts as a natural preservative and can thwart rotting in heat, repairs damaged skin, and naturally protect against UV rays.
Harnessing the Power of Mongongo Oil
Beautycounter enlists the massively hydrating and protective oil in our entire Body Care line-up: From the Clean Everyday Shampoo, Rinse Everyday Conditioner, Wash Everyday Body Wash, to our Hydrate Everyday Body Lotion, and Lustro Body Oils, we’ve packed the power of the native African Nut into our bottles so that you can get access to uber-hydration no matter how far you may be from the Sahara.