Hot Ingredient: Moringa

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The Moringa tree, foud in Africa and North India, is called the Miracle Tree because of its nutritional, healing and hydrating benefits. Full of vitamin A and potassium, an ounce of moringa has four times the calcium of a glass of milk and more vitamin C than seven oranges. Moringa seed oil also contains fatty acids that restore skin's moisture. No wonder it's the star ingredient in two new spring beauty lines: The Body Shop's Moringa Bath & Body Range ( and Smashbox Cosmetics' Green Room (

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