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Macadamia

Macadamia integrifolia
Pressing of the Macadamia nuts

Composition at a glance: Just over three-quarters of mono-unsaturated fatty acids (Omega 9) including the moisturizing palmitoleic acid and oleic acid. About a tenth of saturated fatty acids (palmitic acid).

Color and texture: Very pale yellow oil. Absorbs well.

Smell: Rather strong but delicious, smells of grilled nuts.

Note: People allergic to nuts will most likely be allergic to the oil as well.

Simple and Efficient

Macadamia oil is a very valuable cosmetic oil. It contains a lot of palmitoleic acid, a constituent of cell membranes and as such, protects cells from aging and degradation with a strong nourishing and hydrating power. It moisturizes skin without leaving a greasy feeling. Macadamia oil is wonderful for foot massage and extremely dry or hard skin. This oil is much appreciated by massage lovers as its texture provides excellent treatment.