Ingredient Highlight: Macadamia Nut Oil!

Ingredient Highlight: Macadamia Nut Oil!

Macadamia nut oil is a luxurious & highly beneficial oil for skincare that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine practices. Obtained from the nut of the macadamia tree, this oil is rich in vitamins, minerals, & antioxidants, which make it an excellent ingredient for maintaining healthy, glowing skin.

Let's dive into the benefits of using macadamia nut oil in your skincare routine.

  1. Hydrates & Nourishes Skin: Macadamia nut oil is rich in fatty acids such as oleic acid, palmitoleic acid, & linoleic acid, which help to nourish & hydrate the skin. These fatty acids mimic the natural oils found in the skin, making them easily absorbed & helping to prevent moisture loss. The oil's high levels of palmitoleic acid also make it an excellent emollient, which means it softens & soothes the skin.

  2. Protects the Skin Barrier: The skin barrier is the outermost layer of the skin, & it plays a vital role in protecting the skin from external aggressors. Macadamia nut oil is high in antioxidants, including vitamin E & squalene, which protect the skin barrier from damage caused by free radicals. This protection helps to prevent premature ageing & the development of fine lines & wrinkles.

  3. Anti-inflammatory Properties: Macadamia nut oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help to soothe & calm irritated or inflamed skin. The oil contains phytosterols, which help to reduce redness & inflammation. This makes it an excellent ingredient for those with sensitive skin or skin conditions such as eczema & psoriasis.

  4. Absorbs Quickly: One of the great benefits of macadamia nut oil is that it absorbs quickly into the skin. This means it won't leave a greasy or oily residue, making it a great option for those with oily or combination skin. Its light texture also makes it a great ingredient to use in facial serums & lotions.

How does Hark & Zander utilise this incredible ingredient?

Hark & Zander uses Macadamia Nut Oil in our award-winning HempLavish Nourishing Body Oil. Macadamia Nut Oil is blended with Apricot Kernel Oil, Hempheart Oil & Sweet Almond Oil (to name a few), to create a luscious formulation that feels luxurious on the skin. 

We love to apply this straight from the shower to lock in all of the hydration that your skin has just received (plus this makes this long-lasting product go even further)!

If you would like to read more ingredient highlights, check out our blogs on the benefits of Squalane, Jojoba Oil & Kawakawa.