Spotlight // Alfriston Oil

Our Alfriston beard care range is something a little extra special to treat your beard. What makes it so special you ask? Well after researching various oils for their benefits we came across Moringa oil, where to start with this wonder oil…

The Moringa plant has been around and used medicinally as far back as 2000 B.C and in recent years scientific research has shown it contains 90 different types of nutrients, 46 antioxidants, proteins and 36 anti-inflammatory agents, making it the most nutrient dense oil in the world!! Now it sounds impressive but what does that actually mean for your skin/hair.

Let’s break it down, you may have heard about powerful and mighty antioxidants, Moringa oil is rich in these and they act to protect against free radicals which in turn reduces visable signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines. It also aids skins appearance in terms of skin blemishes and tone and will help achieve vibrant, glowing skin.

It is rich in nutrients that work wonders for hair too, leaving it hydrated and smooth to touch and all round healthy looking.

The oil we use is cold pressed Organic Moringa oil meaning that all of the nutrients remain in the oil and aren’t extracted through heating methods so you get the most benefit from the oil.

The second oil that makes the Alfriston oil doubley nourishing  is the Broccoli seed oil. Something I didn’t even know about until working here and definitely something I wouldn’t associate with beard care, but it actually has exceptional benefits. Similar to Moringa oil it has anti ageing properties due to antioxidant action however the antioxidant sulforaphane acts differently, a study from 2007 showed that it up-regulated enzymes that protect against UV damage, meaning that you’ll be left looking youthful for longer.

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Broccoli seed oil is also a very nutrient dense oil just like Moringa. It contains a plethora of essential fatty acids as well as Vitamin A, C, B and K.  Basically it’s great for you and your skin/hair and all with the added benefit of being light and easily absorbed. The best bit is you don’t have to eat a tonne of broccoli for the benefits, woo-hoo.

Of course it still contains Jojoba, Argan, sweet almond and Vitamin E oil as the base oils which all do wonders for the beard too. Really this is the ultimate blend of oils for a well nourished beard. The Bergamot and Rose Geranium essential oils just add to the delight and will keep you smelling sweet all day long.

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