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.
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
Katy & Philip Leakey are world renowned for their sustainable practices. Our Marula oil is derived from wild-harvested, hand-selected Marula nuts by East African women, then cold pressed for the highest quality and purity.
Wild-harvesting promotes the conservation of natural stands of trees that are often cut for firewood. The fallen fruit is collected over a vast area ensuring that no particular area is stripped of the fruit, nuts, seeds, and food source for the proliferation of the species, the animals, or human needs on which they have become dependent over the centuries.
Benefit the Life of Your Skin~Benefit the Lives of Women
Dr. Ashton Kaidi, a board certified plastic surgeon and endorser of Marula – The Leakey Collection facial oil, hears a common refrain from many of his patients: how many products do I really need for an effective skincare regimen? Is it true that more is better? And, how much is too much?
In this age of easy access to multiple choices it’s understandable that it seems difficult to decode the seemingly complex world of skincare in the new millennium. Yet, Dr. Kaidi says it’s actually quite simple. He states, “Two basics are cleanser and moisturizer. Your cleanser should be gentle enough to use every day, and your moisturizer should ideally include an SPF of 15 or more.” In addition to these two skincare musts, “exfoliate 2-3 times a week, either manually or with an at home AHA product, and add a great anti-oxidant (Marula – The Leakey Collection, of course!) each day. If you feel a need for an eye cream or another specialty product, 1 more item is fine, but applying too many products or exfoliating too often can be counter-productive.” Read more
According to Dr. Ashton Kaidi, antioxidants are an integral part of any facial skincare routine, but many people don’t understand exactly how to tap into the power of this essential ingredient. He’s got some tips to help ensure all skin’s can benefit from one of nature’s best benefactors:
It's hard to believe that it has been one year since we launched our miracle elixir, Marula -The Leakey Collection facial oil. You welcomed us with open arms learning and testing our super hydrating skincare oil by adding it to your beauty regime. Check out our new video of the wonderful journey you made possible.
Marula – The Leakey Collection is on a roll. We’re happy to say our launch in Sephora has been a great success – thanks to you! We’re also so happy to tell you about some recent ORAC testing we did on our oil.For those who aren’t familiar with ORAC testing, the initials stand for “Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity.” The results of the test illustrate a product or ingredient’s ability to absorb and neutralize oxygen radicals – which are some of the more damaging oxidants in found in nature. When free radicals are too abundant in skin they can cause wrinkles, loss of radiance and hyper-pigmentation. The good news? We discovered that Marula Oil has 50% more anti-oxidants than Argan Oil. We were impressed with our results, and think you will be too.
We are approaching a milestone and we could not have done it without you! From launching our product at EX·TRACTS®in New Yorkand winning best Natural/Organic Product to being selected for Discover Beauty at Cosmoprof, to our features in Vogue, New Beauty & ELLE, your support has made our first year a huge success!
We invite you to join our community of Marula Beauties where you will have the opportunity to receive exclusive offerings, new product updates and news from East Africa on the lives our Marula oil is improving. We will invite you to share your stories, your experience and your thoughts with us.
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A heartfelt thanks from all of us at Marula-The Leakey Collection!
“I left it right there and its gone!” said Susan. Her bottle of Marula Oil was sitting on her desk and had disappeared. “I remember leaving my camera right next to it, after the photo shoot and now it has disappeared,” she cried.
We had our suspicions, we had several clues but couldn’t quite pinpoint the culprit until we stumbled upon this...
As he sits perched, observing and reporting your families “naughty and nice” traditions, there’s something else he discovered sitting on your beauty shelf and he runs home to tell to Santa. That bottle of Marula oil you’ve been using has definitely caught his interest, and here’s why!
The North Pole is cold! The wind and cold dry Elf's skin during his trips back home at night. He couldn't help but notice that your face and hands are staying smooth and radiant with your “magical” oil that protects your skin locking in moisture giving your skin that holiday glow.
We know Marula is on Santa’s list thanks to our watchful friends, just don’t be surprised if your bottle feels a little lighter after your elf leaves, he just had to try some Marula for himself! Read more