Macadamia Nut Oil
The brightest jewel in our crown is the Macadamia Nut Oil in our unparalleled So Sensitive! lotion. Research has shown that this robust oil is one of nature’s most powerful skincare treasures. Few other oils can match its antioxidant-rich health benefits to the skin.
Squalene, the rarest of these antioxidants, reduces oxidative stress, thus helping to prevent wrinkles and increasing your skin’s ability to combat environmental toxins and UV damage. Squalene naturally occurs in the body, so it’s easy for your skin to assimilate. But, after the age of thirty, the body’s ability to produce Squalene diminishes. In addition to replenishing the skin’s moisture balance, Squalene’s antibacterial properties reduce acne and skin irritations.
Other powerful antioxidants found in Macadamia Nut Oil are tocotrienols, a uniquely potent variant of Vitamin E that nourishes the skin, increases the oil’s shelf life, and rescues the skin from free radical damage.
The phenolic compounds in Macadamia Nut Oil inhibit the oxidation of lipids, proteins, and DNA that can lead to cell mutation and diseases such as skin cancer. Phenolic compounds also give Macadamia Nut Oil its antibacterial and antifungal properties. This not only makes it important to a healthy skincare regimen but also dramatically improves the shelf life of the oil itself, making it the perfect base ingredient for skincare products.
Macadamia Nut Oil also contains extremely high levels of beneficial fatty acids. These acids, including Linoleic, Oleic and Palmitoleic, help restore the skin’s “barrier function”, preventing water loss, discouraging the formation of wrinkles, infiltration of toxins, and environmental skin damage. The result is hydrated, healthy, smoother, younger looking skin.
In addition, Macadamia Nut Oil contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, also crucial for skin health. Because Omega 6 is not naturally produced in
the body, it must come from the foods we eat. As the largest organ in the human body, skin absorbs whatever you put on it, so Macadamia Nut Oil applied topically can also provide these necessary Omegas. Finally, these fatty acids can also help ease skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. While anti-inflammatory Omega 3 reduces skin irritation and blemishes, regenerating Omega 6 enhances cell growth and makes skin smoother and more supple.