is National Sisters Day! Whether you have a sister from birth, adoption, or if you have a best friend you love like a sister... we have one
special gift waiting for the most inspiring Sister Sentiment that is shared on our facebook post. Start posting now through Sunday and share with your sisters so they can join the fun too! Click on the photo below and make sure you LIKE us on Facebook!
Our Marula Beauties found a few favorites that are filled with fun and sentiment to get you started.
O.K., Marula Beauties! You were our inspiration when you shared the different ways you were using Marula - The Leakey Collection...like adding a drop to your favorite cleanser. Many of you told us how much you loved our Marula oil that it was all you were using for your daily moisturizer. And some of you might have had reservations about using an oil on your face and wondered when we would be extending our line to include a facial lotion. You inspired us to work hard and we wanted to get it just right for you. The waiting is over... introducing our two new additions we hope you will love as much as we do!
PURE MARULA CLEANSING LOTION
125 ml/4.23 fl OZ
In a base of nourishing Marula oil, Aloe Vera, naturally derived biodegradable surfactants, and moisture-promoting actives, Marula – The Leakey Collection Cleansing Lotion provides a soothing yet effective cleanse, gently eliminating impurities and leaving the skin nourished and radiant. An Alpha Hydroxy Acid complex derived from natural sugars and fruit extracts helps to improve cell turnover to tone and soften skin. Perfect for all skin types. Read more
Marula – The Leakey Collection, a new standard bearer of
high-quality, sustainable and fair trade skincare, will enter the
television shopping retail category with a June 17th launch on ShopNBC (http://www.shopnbc.com).
Adding to its rapidly growing distribution portfolio which includes Sephora stores and boutiques nationwide and in Canada, ShopNBC will offer the brand a chance to educate consumers directly and meaningfully about the unique qualities of Marula – The Leakey Collection, and its compelling brand story, in a way that only television shopping can.
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to connect with the ShopNBC viewers and tell them our story and what makes our product so special and so superior to our competitors,” says General Manager, Cynthia Beesemyer. “Ours is a brand that people feel a deep connection to once they learn about our founders and our position that caring for your skin and caring for the planet need not be mutually exclusive.” Read more
As summer cruises into the hotter and sunnier months, it’s important not to forget about taking care of your skin this season. Here are a few of our favorite Marula Beauty tips to keep your skin moisturized, healthy, and protected.
Your Mistake: Not applying often enough
An ABC (only applying during August, baseball games, and concerts) sunscreen regimen is not enough to fully protect your skin during the summer. Even if the sun doesn’t feel hot you are still being exposed to damaging rays. So skipping the sunscreen at your office patio party, while grilling on the deck on Saturday afternoon, or before you hit the outlet mall is causing more damage than you think.
Your enemies: Free Radicals
Free radicals penetrate the skin to attack healthy cells. The main sources of free radicals? Sun and pollution. That’s where antioxidants come in; they can help protect the face from these sources. Marula oil contains Vitamin E and other high antioxidant powers that can help protect against free radicals and is an excellent source of topical antioxidants, the free radical fighting capability is very important for skin. Read more
June 5 is World Environment Day and this year, the focus is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign. The theme – Think.Eat.Save
– encourages you to become more aware of the environmental impact of
the food choices you make and empowers you to make informed
Our founders, Katy and Philip Leakey have made it their goal to lessen their negative impact on the earth and that includes their sustainable harvesting practices when it comes to the production of our Marula oil. The women gather the fallen Marula fruit from around their homes and bring them to nearby collection points where the fruit pulp is removed for Marula jam and chutney, and after some research and a bit of trial and error, Philip developed a food that causes the tilapia to thrive – the seed cake left over from the processing of Marula oil. The fish love it!
Share your ideas today through Friday in the comment section of our blog on how we can lessen our impact on the environment for a chance to win a bottle of our Marula-The Leakey Collection.We will announce the winner on Monday! Read more
What do you get when you mix Clyde’s on Madison with Marula-The Leakey Collection? Great chemistry of course!!
Known for connecting its customers to unique beauty products from the four corners of the world, we are excited that Marula-The Leakey Collection will be one of Clyde’s prestige offerings. Our facial oil will be displayed in their window all summer to introduce Manhattanites to the MOST effective omega rich facial oil. Produced in harmony with our Fair Trade partners in East Africa, Marula-The Leakey Collection is loaded with superior antioxidants delivering intense hydration that quickly absorbs into the skin.
Of the many points of pride about our brand, one that our founders hold dearest is the fact that Marula – The Leakey Collection works in fair trade partnership with rural women of East Africa who are earning a sustainable source of income that does not disrupt the traditional way of life.
By collecting and selling nuts from indigenous Marula trees, these women, the Maasai, are earning a fair living wage which they use to feed, clothe and educate their families. What’s more, many earn enough beyond those basic needs to start their own second business, some opening bank accounts for the first time in their lives.
This is why Marula the Leakey Collection makes such a fitting Mother’s Day gift. The production of this Omega-rich, incredibly moisturizing anti-aging facial oil benefits the lives of more mothers than a gift recipient may ever know.
And that is why we have created a special Mother’s Day gift set and are offering a promotion that includes a beautiful piece of jewelry from our sister company, The Leakey Collection. We hope you will give it a look. And don’t forget to check in with our Facebook and Twitter pages in the coming days to learn about a special Mother’s Day discount code that we will be offering, as well as a giveaway contest for our fans and supporters.
Happy Mother’s Day to all! Read more
Rarely are successful beauty brands founded by humanitarians whose lives are dedicated to introducing sustainable, high-quality products, while creating lifelong entrepreneurial opportunities for rural Kenyans. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say never. Except in the case of our founder Katy Leakey. Katy is one of the pioneers behind Marula – The Leakey Collection, which is not only a force for good in East Africa, where Katy and her husband (and co-founder) Philip live, but an incredibly effective, sustainable and luxurious skincare product that women everywhere are discovering. Read more