Lifelong entrepreneurs Philip and Katy Leakey were moved to action when a crippling drought struck their native Kenya. As men from the Maasai communities left with their cattle in search of water, women stayed behind under increasingly impoverished conditions. The Leakeys became determined to help boost the local economy by creating a grassroots company built along sustainable and fair trade lines. After learning about marula oil—an all-over moisturizer African women had been using for centuries—they decided to make skincare a new focus of their endeavors. In 2011, the Leakeys teamed up with Dr. Ashton Kaidi, a leading California plastic surgeon, to launch Marula – The Leakey Collection™, which is now providing jobs for hundreds of East African women.
Marula – The Leakey Collection™ Omega Rich Pure Marula Oil is your best defense against the effects of aging. This precious East African oil helps fight dehydration and free radical damage, two leading contributors to wrinkles and fine lines. Clinical trials show that marula has higher levels of antioxidants and omega acids than both argan and grape seed oils. And you’ll be glad to hear that Marula – The Leakey Collection™ maintains strict ethical standards: rural workers are all paid a living wage, and the company supports various nonprofit initiatives in rural communities.
The nuts used to make Marula – The Leakey Collection™Omega Rich Pure Marula Oil are wild-harvested, which helps preserve trees and minimize any environmental impact.
Marula – The Leakey Collection™’s Omega Rich Pure Marula Oil moisturizes and heals dry skin yet doesn’t feel the least bit greasy.