15 Benefits of Baobab Oil For Your Skin & Hair

15 Benefits of Baobab Oil For Your Skin & Hair

Organic Baobab oil is one of the world's best kept beauty secrets and is about to become a staple in your daily beauty routine!

Pressed from the seeds of the baobab tree, this luxe plant-based oil is bursting with antioxidants, vitamins A, B3, C, D, E, F and K as well as omega fatty acids, all of which provide anti-ageing benefits and are essential to maintaining healthy hair and skin.

If you'd like to know what makes it so special, here are our top 15 health benefits baobab oil gives your skin and hair, as tested and backed by experts:


A, C, D, E, F & K

Omega Fatty Acids

3, 6 & 9


Niacin (B3)

1. Potent Natural Moisturiser

Baobab boasts exceptionally high levels of omega fatty acids, which lock-in skin’s moisture and prevents it from drying out and forming wrinkles. Specifically, baobab is rich in omegas 3, 6 and 9, as well as palmitic, oleic, linolenic, and linoleic acid, which have been scientifically proven to moisturise the skin, improve skin elasticity, repair the skin barrier and prevent water loss.

The vitamins A, B3, C, D, E, F and K that are present, also work together to hydrate and plump the skin, as supported by dermatology studies recently conducted in Germany.

2. Preserves Collagen

Collagen is a protein found in your body that is critical to maintaining skin tone, elasticity and glow. The production of collagen naturally slows with ageing and so it's important to establish a proper skincare routine and diet to help preserve collagen levels and skin health. Antioxidants and vitamin C are needed for collagen synthesis and so play a crucial role in maintaining youthful-looking skin. Baobab boasts exceptionally high levels of vitamin C and contains more antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable, making it an excellent source of nutrition for the skin.

3. Protects Against Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles are caused by overexpose to the sun's UV rays, lack of sleep, poor diet and the breakdown of collagen. Thankfully, the antioxidants found in baobab oil helps to lock in skin moisture and protects against collagen breakdown. The omega fatty acids and vitamins also work together to plump and moisturise the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

4. Treats Skin Irritation, Eczema & Psoriasis

Rich in omega fatty acids that combat inflammation, baobab oil can be used as a powerful treatment for relieving symptoms associated with skin sensitivity and inflammatory skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis. It's non-irritant, smooth in texture, and offers a natural alternative to the constant use of steroid creams. It is backed by expert research and considered a cosmeceutical grade form of treatment. It's also shown to be antifungal and antibacterial.

5. Doesn't Interfere With Your Skin's Microbiome

Skin is the largest organ in the body and is comprised of complex layers that create a vibrant community of micro-organisms that help keep your skin healthy and toned. Known as your skin microbiome, this community is often damaged or even destroyed by many popular skin care products, as they contain harsh chemicals, exfoliants and drying agents. Baobab oil is a 100% natural moisturiser that doesn't contain any of these harsh chemicals and won’t interfere with your microbiome. It’s suitable for all skin types, making it perfect for oily, dry, and even sensitive skin.

6. Combats Acne

Baobab oil is an excellent lightweight oil that has a comedogenic rating of 2, meaning that it won’t clog your pores. Its high omega fatty acid content, linoleic acid in particular, gives it anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce skin redness, irritation, and acne swelling, making it a great option for people with acne or inflamed skin.

7. Hair Conditioner

Whether used as an overnight moisturising treatment or to help tame frizz, baobab oil is a natural, one-step moisturising treatment that keeps your hair shiny and healthy from root to tip. The rich omega fatty acid content nourishes the scalp, and promotes healthy and strong hair growth. Massage it into the ends of you your hair on its own, or add it to your conditioner for that extra boost. Rub a few drops into your hands and then gently glide them over your hair to tame and frizz and add a smooth layer of shine.

8. Scalp Moisturiser

Any stylist will tell you that beautiful hair begins with a healthy scalp and baobab oil is a nutrient-rich addition to any haircare routine. The combination of vitamins and omega fatty acids nourish the scalp, moisturise it and reduce inflammation.

9. Strengthens Nails

Applying a nourishing cuticle oil on your nail beds has been shown to increase circulation in the area and stimulate nail growth. It helps protect the nail and cuticle against trauma, so no more unsightly and painful skin peeling. It can also improve the health and appearance of your nails in general, which is why adding a cuticle oil to your nails is always an included step when getting a professional manicure.

10. Natural Lip Balm

Did you know that many popular lip balms contain harmful ingredients such as carnauba wax, camphor, cetyl alcohol, and petrolatum- not to mention a variety of fragrances and flavours? Lip balm is often licked off and ingested and so it’s really important for there not to be harmful ingredients in our lip products. A few drops of baobab oil applied to the lips can work wonders as a natural, plant-based moisturiser and healing balm, and doesn’t contain any harmful added chemicals or fragrances.

11. Natural Cleanser

Baobab oil can be used as a natural cleanser and make-up remover. It's absorbed easily into the skin and dissolves oils and pollutants that have accumulated during the day. Simply massage a few drops onto your skin, wait a few moments for it to absorb and then rinse it off with warm water and pat dry.

12. Fights Free Radicals

Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells in the body. They can also breakdown collagen, which causes visible ageing. This damage however can be neutralised by antioxidants, which are naturally occurring in many foods, including baobab. Baobab actually contains higher levels of antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable! Using baobab oil and consuming baobab powder or pulp protects your skin from collagen breakdown and prevents premature ageing.

Effective Treatment for Eczema & Psoriasis

Improves Overall Skin Condition

Suitable for All Skin & Hair Types

13. Reduces Damage From UV Rays

Although baobab oil cannot replace your sunscreen, it does add another natural layer of protection against the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. As the International Journal of Molecular Sciences explains, UV “is classified as a ‘complete carcinogen’” and is “the most important modifiable risk factor for skin cancer and many other environmentally-influenced skin disorders.” Any additional protection is good protection. Baobab oil is also packed with vitamin E, which is proven to absorb the energy from UV light and prevent UV-induced free radical damage to skin. 

14. Blocks Smog & Air Pollutants

With its powerful combination of antioxidants, vitamins and omega fatty acids, baobab oil used on the skin and hair creates a natural and effective barrier against pollutants that can penetrate your skin’s surface, causing free radicals to form.

15. Plant-Based, 100% Natural, & Sustainable

Grown and harvested naturally in Africa, the baobab tree is an ancient species that provides a natural alternative to the chemical-laden hair and skin treatments that line the shelves in stores today. It’s naturally bursting with the ingredients needed to promote healthy skin and hair, with zero side-effects and is suitable for every hair and skin type. The baobab trees used to create our products are well looked after, our rural farmers are responsibly paid well and all our packaging has been specifically curated to have as little impact on the planet as possible. Amazing skin and hair care doesn’t need to include harsh chemicals- and baobab is the scientifically-backed example of that.