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By Betsy Cribb
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Beauty mavens, meet the new MVP of your beauty routine: Moringa oil.

Technically speaking, of course, Moringa is nothing new. The Moringa oleifera tree from which the celebrated oil comes has been around for far longer than Instagram and its legion of beauty bloggers. The Moringa oleifera is a native tree of northern India that's now also grown in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of Southeast Asia, Africa, and Central America.

But just as avocado and charcoal took off as the "It Girls" of the beauty world in recent years, people are newly obsessed with incorporating the Moringa tree's oil into their skincare and hair care routines.

A quick search of the Sephora website revealed a hefty array of products containing Moringa oil, from shampoo to lip crayon to anti-aging crème, proving that it really is the new all-star of natural beauty ingredients.

It also reveals the many wonders that a little dose of Moringa oil can work on your face and hair.

Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture's Coconut & Moringa Oils Curl Whip Styling Soufflé touts Moringa oil's humidity-blocking, frizz-fighting capabilities, and its users are singing its praises. One review called it "the Miracle Product" for curly-haired girls, while another called its effectiveness on her "super curly hair" "witchcraft…seriously."

The Moringa seed's antioxidant-rich seed extract means that it has anti-aging qualities, too. Take advantage of its clock-turning abilities with Estée Lauder's Revitalizing Supreme Light+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Crème or cult favorite Farmacy's Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm, which has 4.5 stars on the Sephora website.

Moringa oil is also known for being super hydrating, so it's the perfect addition to lip products, like Axiology's Natural Lip Crayon, an organic, conditioning lip color that comes in 6 pretty shades. Sephora users love it for its long-lasting coverage, moisturizing feel, and saturated hues.

A natural ingredient that fights frizz, turns back the clock on lines and wrinkles, and moisturizes all day long? That's our kind of miracle worker! We'll be buying all the Moringa-oil things, please and thank you.

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So tell us … will you be adding Moringa oil to your beauty routine this year?