Quality Ingredients make quality skin care

When it comes to ingredients, the fewer mysteries, the better. Healthy, glowing skin starts with high quality ingredients focused on the essentials. No fillers, just goodness.  

Most of the ingredients in our serums are sourced from South Africa, home to the largest, most diverse floral kingdom, and have been used for centuries in skin care.

Original Human uses four different oil bases, each with different fatty acid profiles, as the starting point for our facial serums. 

Read on for why each of these bases are so special…

1. Baobab (Adansonia Digitata) Oil

In terms of skin care, Baobab oil is rich in both oleic and linoleic fatty acids, which are high impact emollients that stop moisture loss and bring balance to the skin. This makes it perfect for soothing sensitive and stressed skin. Naturally occurring Vitamins A, C, D and E help improve skin elasticity, skin regeneration and the renewal of cell membranes, so it's great at tackling signs of aging as well. 

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Original Human Skin Care Facial Serums Face Oils - Image of Kalahari Melon in Namibia

2. Kalahari Melon (Citrullus Lanatus) Seed Oil

Sourced from the Kalahari and the ancient relative of a modern watermelon, Kalahari Melon oil is a dry oil with a high concentration of linoleic acid, so it doesn’t clog pores and absorbs quickly. It's perfect for acne-prone or combination skin, helping to balance sebum production without feeling greasy. It also plays a role in restructuring and regenerating the skin, meaning increased suppleness and clear skin with regular use. High concentrations of naturally occurring Vitamin E and ferulic acid promote cell turnover and fight free radical damage. 

Original Human Skin Care Facial Serums Face Oil - Image of elephant reaching up to a Marula tree in Africa

3. Marula (Sclerocarva Birrea) Seed Oil

With the nourishing properties often associated with heavier oils, Marula is lightweight and absorbs quickly without feeling greasy but delivers antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids deep into the skin. High concentrations of oleic acid, a fatty acid often missing in drier skin types means this oil keeps moisture in the skin, nourishing it from within. 

4. Mongongo (Schinziophyton Rautanenii) Kernel Oil

Used for centuries to repair skin damaged by the African sun, Mongongo oil  is a lightweight oil with a slightly nutty scent. Naturally occurring high concentrations of linoleic acid make this oil a stand out for its calming and restructuring properties, perfect for calming inflammation and breakouts. High concentrations of Eleosteric acid and Vitamin E also add UV protection and help fight environmental pollutants, while essential fatty acids prevent moisture from escaping pores without clogging them.