Have you ever wondered what makes the hair and skin of beach beauties look so glowing and luminous? Hawaiian Kukui Nut Oil is a largely unheard of beauty secret that has been used by Hawaiians for thousands of years. With it’s ability to penetrate deeply into the dermis coupled with a highly effective emollient, Kukui Nut Oil deep conditions the skin and hair. Kukui contains linoleic acid, superior antioxidants and essential vitamins which heal, nourish and reverse damage caused by overexposure to sun and wind. Read on to learn more about the benefits of Kukui nut oil for skin and hair.
Therapeutic Secrets of Organic Kukui Oil
Kukui oil is the official state tree of Hawaii and is a symbol of rejuvenation. Traditionally, Hawaiians practice bathing newborn babies in Kukui Nut Oil for it’s ability to protect an infants’ delicate skin from sun, wind and ocean water. The oil is derived by roasting and cold-pressing the nuts obtained from the Kukui tree, or the candlenut tree. It has a light texture and a subtle nutty flavor.
Kukui Nut Oil is well-known for its high Vitamin E, D, C and E content. It is also packed with healthy essential fatty acids (EFAs) like Omega 3, 6 and 9, linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid and a host of other powerful antioxidants.
Kukui Nut Oil Benefits
Kukui Nut Oil for Skin
1. Moisturizes Dry Skin
The high levels of linoleic acid (42%) and oleic acid (29%) in Kukui Oil reinforces the skin’s acid mantle/barrier function and retains moisture in the skin. If you’re using an Organic Body Butter packed with therapeutic herbal extracts and nut oils like Kukui or almond, then the combination helps deliver nutrients deep into dry skin to prompt faster regeneration.
2. Prevents Aging
Being a powerhouse of Vitamin C, E and other antioxidants, Kukui Nut Oil protects the skin from free radical damage. The fatty acids in Kukui Nut Oil heal the skin naturally and replenishes moisture deep into the collagen-elastin-hyaluronic acid skin matrix. These restorative and regenerative benefits provide a visible difference on skin and provides age-defying effects such as prevention of wrinkles and fine lines. It also works effectively as an under eye treatment and prevention/softening of crow’s feet and forehead lines.
3. Protects Skin From Sun & Wind
Kukui Nut Oil has been traditionally used as a bath oil relief for sunburned skin. An Organic Kukui Nut Oil infused product can be applied post or pre-exposure to sun, wind or salty water to reduce the damaging effects on both skin and hair. Kukui Nut Oil is non-comedogenic and won’t clog pores and is suitable for oily skin as well (Kapha Dosha).
4. Great for Sensitive Skin
Skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis can’t be treated completely, but what we can do is minimize itching and pain, as well as help prevent further aggravation of the condition. Alpha linolenic acid in Kukui Nut Oil calms and soothes sensitive skin conditions (Pitta Dosha) like eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. It helps repair broken skin and promotes circulation of blood to decrease sensitivity.
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5. Heals Blemishes & Stretch Marks
Organic kukui oil is excellent for treating stubborn blemishes. Vitamin A and Vitamin E in the oil treat and lighten post acne pigmentation (especially the ones caused by prolonged exposure to sun) and stretch marks by accelerating the natural healing process of the skin. Regular application of Kukui nut oil has shown positive results in fading stretch marks in less than 3 months.
6. Makes Skin Radiant
Fatty acids + Multi-Vitamins (Vitamin C, D and E) is an incredible 1:2 punch to restore, protect and create a beautiful healthy glow. With its high nutrient content, even the driest, dullest skin can be brought back to life with Kukui Oil. Using an Kukui Nut Oil infused Organic Anti-Aging Serum every day will strengthen the acid mantle pH skin barrier, and the moisturization effect will give a dewy look and feel to your skin.
Kukui Nut Oil for Hair
1. Repairs Damaged Hair
Kukui Nut Oil has the same regenerative effects on the hair as the skin. When you use Hawaiian Kukui Nut Oil infused Organic Shampoo or Conditioner, the amino acids and EFAs penetrate deep into the hair shaft and leave your hair healthy and shiny. By delivering key ingredients to the scalp, Kukui moisturizes, prevents breakage, repairs split ends and promotes luster and sheen of hair.
2. Treats Itchy Scalp & Dandruff
Being a strong emollient, Kukui nut oil coats the scalp with EFAs to lock in moisture. When used along with antifungal and anti-inflammatory botanicals like Rosemary and Horsetail, Kukui repairs dry scalp, prevents dandruff and calms itchy scalp. A well-nourished and balanced scalp pH also promotes hair growth.
3. Increases Hair Strength
Being packed with Vitamins and antioxidants, kukui nut is a full-spectrum treatment for your hair. Vitamin E and Omega fatty acids in Kukui oil promote the growth of new hair cells, revitalizes the scalp and protects hair follicles from future damage. Massaging kukui oil into the scalp helps stimulate hair follicles and strengthen hair.