Macadamia oil – properties, effects and uses

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Do you carefully read the ingredients of cosmetics you apply to your body? Reach for those whose formula contains macadamia oil, which can do a lot of good for your skin care. Discover its benefits and how to use it for your beauty.

What is macadamia?

Where does macadamia oil actually come from? It is pressed from the nuts of the macadamia tree, which belongs to the silver family. It is mainly found in Australia, New Caledonia, Celebes Island, Hawaii and South Africa. The evergreen tree grows from 2 to 15 meters in height, its narrow leaves are leathery and its small bright macadamia flowers are gathered in characteristic inflorescences

Macadamia nuts are round in shape and have a hard brown shell. Inside the nut is a creamy, crunchy nut with a unique flavor combining sweet, salty and slightly buttery notes. Thanks to that macadamia nuts are widely used in food industry and gastronomy and are an ingredient of many exquisite dishes, tasty cakes and confectionery mixes. Due to high content of valuable components such as healthy fats, vitamins and minerals macadamia nuts can be also enjoyed as a wholesome snack and the oil extracted from them plays an important role in cosmetics.

Properties of macadamia oil

Macadamia oil is characterized by excellent absorption and high affinity with human skin, which is due to oleopalmitic acid and antioxidant squalene contained in it. Their nurturing effect is complemented by other beneficial omega acids, vitamins A, B and E as well as magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus and calcium. This natural abundance of substances beneficial to health and beauty has been recognized in cosmetics. Macadamia oil perfectly moisturizes, firms and regenerates the skin while soothing irritations and to some extent protecting tissues from the harmful effects of the sun. You can also apply it to weakened hair which will restore its excellent condition. Macadamia oil is a very important ingredient in many body and hair care products. It is also worth using in its pure form, which you will learn later in this article

Cosmetics with macadamia oil

In cosmetics, you will find macadamia oil under the name Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil or (somewhat less commonly) as Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil. As the oil has comprehensive care properties and does not make the skin oily, the face creams enriched with it meet the expectations of women with various skin types, especially those in need of moisturizing and smoothing. Regularly patting the cream makes the skin velvety soft and prevents the appearance of the first wrinkles

The anti-aging properties of macadamia nuts should be appreciated by owners of mature skin. In this case it is recommended to add macadamia oil serum to your beauty arsenal as it has an intensive regenerating effect and prevents cell dehydration. Regardless of your skin type, you can complement your home spa with nourishing masks containing macadamia oil and other valuable oils and plant extracts

You can also apply the oil to your skin separately, using it before applying cream or applying it directly to a freshly washed face. In addition, macadamia oil and the lotions and milks based on its properties are effective in maintaining the color of the tan while quickly eliminating any possible discomfort and flaking of the skin. Regular massage with macadamia oil firms the body and visibly helps to fight cellulite and stretch marks

Hair care with the use of macadamia oil

Macadamia oil is a superhero not only for skin, but also for hair. Would you like to find out about it? You can use any of the commercially available shampoos or conditioners with added macadamia oil to smoothen your hair. But if your strands need serious repair, opt for pure oil for its really intensive effect. Applied regularly, oil strengthens the hair structure, adds healthy shine and protects against dryness. You can forget about split ends and combing problems. Revitalizing care with macadamia oil is indispensable for hair damaged by intensive styling and frequent colouring. How do I get started with oil treatments? It is really easy. Apply the product to the entire length of your hair avoiding applying it directly to the scalp. After at least a quarter of an hour (preferably several hours), carefully wash your hair with your favorite shampoo and enjoy disciplined, moisturized strands that look stunning in any hairstyle.

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