When it comes to healthy-looking hair and skin, there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to work every single time: moisture.
Upping our hydration levels can take us from dry to dazzling in no time, and all it takes is choosing products that contain moisture-loving ingredients.
But with an abundance of products to choose from, it can be easy to feel paralysed by choice. To help, we’ve rounded up our best picks of the natural ingredients you should be looking for to take you to hydration station ASAP.
When we think of coconuts, we think humid, tropical destinations—and moisture. In recent years it’s been heralded as a bit of a beauty ‘cure-all’, but it also frequents the top of many lists when it comes to natural, moisturising ingredients.
Coconut oil helps the skin’s barrier retain moisture, while softening it at the same time. By creating a protective layer, it traps moisture and hydrates the skin. And as a bonus, the incredibly rich ingredient has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
It’s also become a fast favourite for haircare—particularly dry, curly or thick hair—with vitamins and fatty acids helping to nourish the scalp and save dry strands by penetrating (and protecting) the hair’s cuticle.
Aloe vera is nature’s time-tested miracle moisturiser—its high water content has extreme hydrating and moisturising properties (which is why we often reach for it first when we’ve spent a little too much time in the sun).
It’s also the reason Maui Moisture lists 100 per cent aloe juice as the very first ingredient on every single product.
While most shampoos and conditioners start with water as the primary ingredient, Maui Moisture delivers rich hydration that starts with aloe juice.
With this superior moisture as a base, each product has been crafted to deliver intense hydration for all different hair types and textures. Plus, the range is vegan friendly, and contains no silicones, sulfated surfactants, or parabens for guilt-free, healthy-looking hair.
If the word ‘magical’ was to be applied to any moisturising ingredient, it would be argan oil. The ‘not too heavy, not too light’ option of moisturising oils, it’s rich in omega fatty acids, vitamin E and linoleic acids that work to lightly moisturise and soften skin.
As it’s not too thick, it’s a major ingredient in many best-selling face oils, leaving behind a finish that’s more glossy than greasy.
It’s also a healer for hair—hydrating and softening to make your mane more manageable. Argan oil’s high concentration of antioxidants also helps increase the elasticity of hair, making it stronger, and shinier.
A common addition to your morning smoothie, flaxseeds also have boundless beauty benefits. Flaxseed is one of the richest plant-derived sources of omega-3 fatty acids available, which help fight inflammation and provide that ever-important (and ever-moisturising) lipid barrier for our skin.
When applied topically, it acts as a sort of skin conditioner, creating a tighter and bouncier appearance. And in hair care—like Maui Moisture’s brand-new Lightweight Curls + Flaxseed range—it delivers just the right amount of moisture for smooth and shiny curls without compromising on volume or weighing hair down.
Find your Maui match for the perfect level of aloe-infused moisture to suit your hair needs.
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