Benefits of Macadamia Nut Oil in Skin care

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Oil and nuts of the macadamia tree

Botanic Name: Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil.

Macadamia is a very unusual vegetable oil, that has a wonderful affinity with the skin.

Macadamia Nut Oil

This oil is fabulous for a dry, mature skin, which is due to its interesting Fatty Acid profile.

Palmitoleic acid: Macadamia Nut Oil contains one of the highest sources of Palmitoleic Fatty Acids, between 16 to 23%.

Palmitoleic is vital for delaying skin and cell aging, as our skin ages it rapidly becomes depleted in Palmitoleic Acid,

This is why is Macadamia is the perfect inclusion for anti aging formulas.

Oleic acid: This Fatty Acid gives Macadamia Nut Oil its fantastic regeneration and moisturizing properties.

Linoleic acid: This is a wonderful fatty acid, that helps to prevent trans epidermal water loss (TEWL), from the skins delicate tissues.

High in phytosterols: These have a real affinity with the skin.

Plant phytosterols are the building blocks of our cell membrane.

These sterols work the same way that cholesterol does in our skin, which is one of the reasons why Macadamia nut oil has great skin penetration abilities.

Phytosterols are also calming and healing, which is why the oil is perfect for repairing the skin’s barrier function.

Properties of Macadamia Nut Oil

  • A light weight, medium oil
  • Its chemical profile is very similar to human sebum
  • It’s a very stable oil, with a shelf life of 24 months
  • It has a non greasy feel on the skin, which gives the oil a nice workable film on the skin
  • Its Palmitoleic acid profile, makes it the perfect choice for dry skin
  • Phytosterols are protective, aiding in skin recovery
  • The Phytosterols act like cortisone on the skin, helping to reduce itchiness and inflammation
  • The Linoleic Fatty Acid content, makes it great for a parched, dehydrated skin, that has difficulty retaining moisture

Fatty Acid profile

C12:0   st Lauric Acid              Traces
C14:0  st Myrsitc acid              0.4 -1.6%
C160:  st palmitic Acid             7-10%
C16:1  mo palmitolecic acid   16 -23%
C18:0  st syteric Acid              1.5 – 5%
C181  mo Oleic Acid                54-63%
C18:2  pu Linoleic acid           1-3%
C20:0  st Arachidic Acid        1.5 -3%
C20:1  mo Eicosenoic Acid    1-3%


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Comments

  1. I have had skin damage from uv on my face, the right cheek to be precise. It started off with a little spot that would not heal. MY GP confirmed it was a form of skin cancer and this was conmfirmed at the local hospital by a skin Consultant and a date set for the operation to remove it some six weeks ahead.
    In the interim I have been rubbing vaseline into it three times a day for two weeks. The improvement if any was hardly noticable. I then started the same regime using Macedonia Nut Oil. Within a week I noticed the redness dissapear and the scab fell off and new skin was growing underneath where the scab had been. It is improving in leaps and bounds every day and I am sure that by the time the operation date come around there wont be any damage to see on my face.
    I will be waiting with baited breath to hear and see the Surgeons Face when he says to me where is the skin damage gone?
    I can only say that in my particular case Macedonia Nut Oil has certainly assisted my skin recovery if not completely eliminated the Skin Cancer Damage on my Face. Obviously I will be guided and advised by what the Surgeon says on the day of the Operation. There could of course be still some cancer damaged tissue underneath the new skin growth.

    • Samantha Miller says:

      Hi there thankyou so much for this information, it is so good to know that you have had good results with Macadamia, an oil we just love here at The Naked Chemist.
      Can you confirm your correct email address as we do have more information on how to treat sun damage x

      • I read your reply and would also like more information on sun damage skin and macadamia oil. Can I use macadamia oil for chemical treated hair that went wrong?

  2. Ray J. Kieffer says:

    What acids in macadamia nut oil are short chain fatty acids?

    • Samantha Miller says:

      Macadamias are one of the few plant foods which contain the important short chain omega-3 fatty acids – alpha linolenic acid (ALA). These are the fatty acids that are good for heart health.

      x samantha x

  3. Hi Samantha,

    love your blog, i love skincare but its confusing with a millions marketing and sexy packaging.
    i love natural oil with anti aging property, i would love to purchase a good one with less toxins during the extraction. I love olive oil but i read that its rare to found an EVOO, i am wondering if i have to buy cold pressed coconut, primerose oil, abricot kernel, wheat germ….. and wich 2 or3 oil for antiaging do you recommend?
    Do you know a good brand?
    thank you
    Meryem

    • Samantha Miller says:

      Hi there
      Yes it is hard to find good quality cold pressed oils that have not be adulterated, but not impossible! Why not find a good aromatherapy supplier or trainer, ‘penny price’ in the UK or even ‘fragrant earth’ in the Uk is another great supplier of very high quality oils, Jan Kusmerick actually formulates for the brand Elemis and he is a complete purist! Hope that helps..x

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