4 Benefits of Macadamia Oil for your Skin
I’ve never liked the taste of Macadamia. It’s a large whitish Australian nut that is bland. No flavour. Nothing your tastebuds will thank you for.
But in your skincare……that’s another story!
The Australian Macadamia nut is something that your skin will truly enjoy. You won’t know where they’ve been all your life.
But to eat…..well, lets just say there are better tasting nuts. Pistacho, Cashew, Pecans…..
70% of the world’s supply of macadamia comes from the small Queensland town of Gympie. They are native to Australia and found in southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
So, what’s the big deal with Macadamia for your skin?
Let me give you one word….SQUALENE!
What is Squalene?
Squalene is a lipid that our skin cells produce naturally. It keeps our skin hydrated and healthy.
But during our 20s and 30s, our skin’s ability to produce Squalene slows down and our skin becomes rougher and drier.
Previously sourced from shark livers, squalene helps reduce oxidative stress, protect skin and prevent wrinkles.
This is where Macadamia comes in!
A cruelty free and vegan source of the essential fatty acid, Squalene has been found in Macadamia Oil.
Squalene maintains the fluidity of cell membranes which is crucial to the outer layer of the skin. Skin high in squalene is hydrated and healthy. Dry and damaged skin is low in squalene.
And Macadamia oil is packed with Squalene!
Macadamia Oil Helps Skin Produce Keratin
As well as containing Squalene, Australian Macadamia Oil is rich in Palmitoleic acid and Oleic Acid.
Both Palmitoleic and Oleic Acid help the skin cells known as keratinocytes to produce keratin in the outer most layer of our skin. Like collagen, keratin is a protein necessary for healthy skin.
Keratin protects your skin barrier and works hard to keep your skin firm. This protective skin barrier keeps out skin damaging pathogens and potentially dangerous environmental factors (think smoke, pollution, UV…).
One of the few plants to contain this keratin promoting and skin firming acid, Macadamia is a must for your skin!
Macadamia oil closely resembles human sebum because of the palmitoleic acid and oleic acid.
So what are the skincare benefits of macadamia oil?
Four Key Benefits of Macadamia Oil
1. Macadamia Oil Helps Repair Scars and Stretch Marks
Macadamia oil nourishes the skin and is great at moisturising. Containing high oleic, linoleic and palmitoleic acid, it’s been found beneficial in treating stretch marks, prevent chapping and reduce scars. It has also been known to help smooth and repair dry hair.
2. Macadamia Oil Helps Reduce Itchiness and Rash
Macadamia oil contains phytosterols which make it effective at reducing inflammation. Along with Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, Macadamia oil can help with sensitive skin. It has been known to decrease the formation of rashes, reduces itchiness helping to ease eczema and psoriasis.
3. Macadamia Oil Helps Prevent Premature Wrinkles
The palmitoleic acid and squalene present in macadamia seed oil help to prevent the premature formation of wrinkles by boosting the regeneration of skin keratinocytes. Linoleic acid also helps to reduce trans-epidermal water loss, keeping the skin well-hydrated and supple. These hydrating qualities of Macadamia Oil is useful for dry skin, mature skin, baby skin, lip balms and eye creams.
4. Macadamia Oil Is A Rich Antioxidant
Palmitoleic acid and squalene, found in Macadamia Oil, help prevent lipid peroxidation and reduces skin cell damage. This antioxidant boost helps to banish skin damage from environmental stress and promote healthy skin.
So don’t waste a perfectly good Macadamia nut in your diet!
You’ll find Macadamia Oil in Kadee Botanicals Body Lotion. The Kadee Botanicals Body Lotion is a light formulation that absorbs quickly and easily into your skin without that greasy feeling. The botanical scent transports you to a world of relaxation and calm while the vitamin rich antioxidants work to restore your hydration to your skin.
As one of the ingredients in Kadee Botanicals Hydrating Day & Night Cream, Macadamia Oil hydrates and helps prevent premature aging together with Jojoba Oil, Organic Rosehip Oil and Kakadu Plum.
In the Kadee Botanicals Eye Cream, together with Jojoba Oil and Kakadu Plum, Macadamia Oil shines in it’s ability boost the regeneration of skin keratinocytes, helping to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.