Macadamia Nut Oil (Macadamia Ternifolia)
Maui Nani uses Macadamia Nut Oil in our Lehua Honey Cleanser and in our Macadamia Nut Moisturizer
The macadamia nut is borne by a broadleaf, evergreen tree native to Australia and introduced into Hawaii in 1882 near in Kapulena on the Big Island of Hawaii. Amazingly, Hawaii is the macadamia nut capital of the world, growing 90% of the world's macadamia nuts.
Macadamia Nut Oil is expeller pressed from the nuts of the Macadamia Ternifolia tree. It contains about 80% monounsaturated fatty acid triglycerides, especially Palmitoleic and Oleic. Its high concentration of Palmitoleic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid produced by the sebaceous glands, makes it very emollient. Very easily absorbed by the skin, it improves facial lines and aids in skin moisture retention.