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Marula Anti-Aging Day Serum/Moisturizer

Marula Anti-Aging Day Serum/Moisturizer

Our Price: $24.99

Product Code: MAR






  • Super soft skin immediately

  • Concentrated, a dime size amount does the whole face

  • New airless pump

  • Made in the USA

  • Marula Oil is precious skin care oil

  • Comes from a Tree that only grows in Africa

  • Serum: Hyaluronic Acid, Bamboo Extract, Alpha-Bisabolol

  • Works great as an AM Serum/Moisturizer

  • Pairs perfectly with our Cacay Retinol for night use.

  • 1.69 ounces(50 mL)

  • Comes with a free 1/2 bar of our Shea butter soap

The first time I tried this Serum/Moisturizer I was excited by how soft my skin felt. I kept touching my skin surprised at how smooth my skin felt. A few hours later I took a shower and washed with our natural soap. My skin still felt softer than usual.


Why not just make a Serum? We tested Serums and were surprised how low the absorption rate was. They typically suspend anti-aging ingredients in propylene glycol or glycerin or alcohol. Mostly they sit on the skin's surface and eventualy evaporate.

So why a Serum/Moisturizer? Because our Moisturizers absorb deeply. Therefore pulling the valuable anti-aging ingredients deep into the skin.

Some of the best skin care ingredients come from Africa. Marula oil is extracted from the kernels (nuts) of the fruits of the Marula trees (Sclerocarya birrea), from the Anacardiaceae family.

Marula Oil: Marula oil is useful in cosmetics as it contains essential omega fatty acids such as linoleic, alpha‐linolenic and oleic acids. Marula oil is also naturally rich in tocopherols, sterols, and flavonoids. The flavonoids present (procianidine, galattotannin and catechin) deliver protective benefits and can help prevent reactive oxygen species and free radical damage that contributes to aging. The antioxidant content and high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids adds to the stability of the oil.

Most well known as the fruit that 'drives elephants mad' when dropped to the ground and lightly fermented, marula is a much-loved tree in the veld in Africa. It was a dietary mainstay in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia throughout ancient times.

Behind the scenes. I do all the formulating. I've been doing this since 1999. I work with a spreadsheet. It takes patience precise scales and a lot of trial and error. Many many batches before we find the right combination.

Skin's Structure: Yes as we age our collagen declines due to loss of lipids. Our moisturizers help stop this decline.


Reverse Osmosis Purified Water: Reverse Osmosis is the gold standard of water. Obviously we wanted fast absorption. Using a water with any hard water components or contaminants would slow down this absorption. Most companies use 'purified' water. Which may or may not be as good. Might seem like a minor point, but I saw a huge difference in the quality of our products when we switched from 'just purified' about 18 years ago. Now we only use R-O Water.

Marula Oil (Sclerocarya birrea) A full 15%. Most companies use a few drops and then they can legally call it after those few drops. Or use an extract or the juice. This is the real oil as a primary ingredient.

Hyaluronic acid serum. We use this ingredient correctly. Anything much over 100 degrees F and this ingredient is damaged. Most companies just add the powder during production during high heat. So even though it is on the label, it really isn't there. First we make a serum in pure reverse osmosis purified water. This takes a few days at a specific low temperature. It turns into a jell/serum. Then we add the serum at the end of the product mixing. When the temperature is below 100 degrees F. Any other way and the ingredient is ineffective. Very difficult for big manufacturers to do when they are mixing and pouring at high temperatures.

The magic of this ingredient lies in its ability to retain moisture; it's considered to have a greater capacity to hold moisture than any other natural or synthetic polymer. In fact, one gram of hyaluronic acid is able to hold up to six liters of water!

This is important with regard to aging because one of the hallmarks of youthful skin is its moisture content.

As we age, our skin loses moisture, resulting in a loss of firmness and pliability. Hyaluronic acid can improve your skin's moisture content and at the same time strengthen skin's barrier; that is, the outer layers of your skin. A healthy barrier looks and feels softer, smoother, and plumper—all hallmarks of younger-looking skin! But, with hyaluronic acid, that's not all you get—there are many additional benefits beyond just a more youthful appearance.

We know that just about everything, from sun damage and acne to sensitive skin and rosacea, can lead to a damaged barrier, so repairing skin's barrier with skin-identical ingredients, like hyaluronic acid (as detailed in this article), can go a long way toward fixing, or at least minimizing, those issues, which means it's helpful for all skin types. Its lightweight texture isn't an issue for oily skin, and it's gentle enough that it isn't a problem for sensitive skin.

Even better: Hyaluronic acid also provides antioxidant defense against free-radical damage, and reduces inflammation. Now that's what we call a multitasking anti-aging ingredient!

Bamboo Extract (Bambusa vulgaris (Bamboo) extract): Very eco-friendly ingredient. Ideal for sustainability claims in all-natural products. Multi-purpose ingredient offering various properties making it a valuable plant for a variety of cosmetics. Has good moisturizing properties. The bamboo stems are high in silica deposits which give smoothness to the skin.

Emulsifying Wax, a vegetable wax when used at the right temperature combines oils and water into a true fast absorbing moisturizer. This is not xanthan gum or algin or seaweed. Those are thickeners and make fake moisturizers.

Bisabolol: (Alpha-Bisabolol) Alpha Bisabolol Liposome PF offers a wide range of benefits. It is commonly used in cosmetic formulations for reducing wrinkles, dry skin to reduce flaking and restore suppleness. Formulators commonly use Alpha Bisabolol to take advantage of its anti-inflammatory properties.

Stearic Acid another vegetable wax that helps to make the moisturizer creamy.

Germall plus (diazolidinyl Urea, 3-Iodo-2-propylbutylcarbarmate) less than one percent. Vegetable derived. Proven Safe and effective. Paraben Free.

Natural Essential Oils Rose.

pH neutral (pH 7) Why is this important? Practically every skin care product on the market is acidic. We believe a lot of people are suffering with an overuse syndrome of too much acid. Nature loves neutral. Ask any experienced gardener how hard it is to grow vegetables in acidic soil. Your blood is neutral. Most of your body is. This whole story of the 'acid mantle' is unverifiable.

These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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Carley's is Distributed exclusively by: Steve Wills Ent.




  • NO TIME LIMIT FOR YOU TO TRY (Why rush, take your time to decide if this is for you. Don't you just hate those 30 day guarantees?)

  • NO NEED TO GET A 'RETURN AUTHORIZATION' EITHER. (What is that all about anyway?)



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Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Wowwww June 19, 2020
Reviewer: Sahmantha Cannon from NM  
I received this great product with my previous order and quite simp,y; WWOWWWWW! It’s so awesome. It feels luxurious on. Very very soothing, without feeling greasy or slimy, and absorbs beautifully without a film left on your skin. It’s just simply really lovely. Thank you so much again Carley’s!🌻

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Magic Serum January 4, 2020
Reviewer: Lara from Northern CA  
I love all of my Carley’s moisturizers. Anti-aging Rose and Prickly Pear are my faves, and I didn’t think I’d ever need another one, much less a serum, but thought I’d give both of the new Carley’s serums a whirl. Let me tell you, they are both very high-level fancy-expensive special, all at a bargain of a price! My 50-year old skin is ridiculously soft and glowing. I actually get compliments on my skin all the time, and no one believes my age. This is a big deal for someone who had terrible acne skin for most of my life.

Thanks to Carley’s, I am kind of a moisturizer/serum hoarder now. I use them all and my skin is so happy!

I have turned most of my girlfriends, coworkers, sister, and mom into die-hard Carley’s users! Carley’s has the best, most affordable skin care products I have ever used.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Serem October 19, 2019
Reviewer: Jill Falls from Sidney OH  
Well I just love this product. It has all the bells and whistles of a pricey serum but works even better! I have acne prone skin and can use it on my forehead, lips and neck were I am not as oily even in the summer months when i break out the most. Super great product

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Marula Serum/Moisturizer October 10, 2019
Reviewer: Pam from Pa  
I have never found a product like this! At 61 I've tried many moisturizers over the years.  Ones from facialists, some recommended by my dermatologist and over the counter products as well.  Nothing has worked so well in such a short time.  Neck wrinkles are smoothing away and my skin has a glow!  I've been using this for day and the Cacay at night and love the result.  If you've never tried Carley products, please do, it's worth it!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Marula Anti-Aging Day Serum/Moisturizer September 14, 2019
Reviewer: Manuel from Rose City  
This has got to be Carley’s best moisturizer! I’ve felt that way about their previous works, like Regeneration Anti-Aging, Baobab and Prickly Pear Moisturizers, as each one was better than the last.  But they really went nuts with this one: it has a texture that is as creamy and silky as it is light and absorbing.  The softness it leaves is unparalleled and it seems to form this protective barrier on you skin.  The cooler months are here and it will make a brilliant protection against the cold air. And it was awesome during the summer as well.  The overall effect is smoother, firmer skin. Effective enough on its own, but next-level when paired with the Cacay Night Serum/Moisturizer; they are a living Instagram filter.  If it’s still on sale, GRAB IT!  A steal for what it does.

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