I was with a friend of mine the other night, and she was telling me about all the different oils she has tried throughout the years. Most of them I had heard of: argan, coconut, almond, and avocado. Then she mentioned macadamia nut (the same nut in the delicious cookie I was eating at the time) as the one she has used the most. She told me she used it not only on her skin but in her hair. Being the inquisitive guy that I am, I decided to start digging. Needless to say the amount of benefits this little guy has is fantastic.
Macadamia nuts are native to Australia and have thrived in the climates of California and Hawaii. They are very rich in selenium, zinc, and heart healthy fatty acids that help with metabolism. Oleic acid is also found in the nut, which reduces cholesterol levels as well as protects from disease. The oil contains a high level of palmitoleic acid, a powerful antioxidant that hydrates skin, supports healthy cell membranes, and even boosts skin healing.
As you age, your skin’s natural level of palmitoleic acid diminishes. By using macadamia oil, your skin receives what it needs to fight wrinkles as well as deterioration. It is great to use in facial masks and even as a body moisturizer for that youthful glow. The oil can also be used as a topical remedy for dryness, irritations, and burns. Unlike most oils, it absorbs quite well and leaves a satin-like feel to the skin. Additionally, the oil increases the healing of breakouts as well as acne scars. Macadamia oil has also been used as a makeup remover (against even stubborn mascara) and as an eye serum. If you struggle with dry or heat damaged hair, you just need a few drops of the oil on the ends to soften and moisturize.
Color Me Impressed
There are many different options for natural oils out there, but many have limited uses and leave the skin oily or greasy. Even with all the different skin types and conditions, macadamia oil seems to be very successful with a good majority. After discovering all the benefits inside and outside the body, I highly recommend giving macadamia oil a try. Contact us today to formulate a product infused with this oil and be on the forefront of the next big thing in the beauty industry!