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.