macadamia seed oil

Macadamia oil, should be the most praised beautifying oil of all. It has an amazing affinity with the skin, and can be taken both topically and internally.

  • A light weight, medium nutty oil
  • Its chemical profile is very similar to that of human sebum
  • It is a very stable oil, with a shelf life of up to two years
  • It’s perfect for heart health as it contains the perfect balance of essential fatty acids
  • It has a non greasy feel on the skin, which gives the oil a nice workable film
  • Its palmitoleic and oleic acid profile, makes it the perfect choice for a mature or dry skin
  • Phytosterols are protective, aiding in skin recovery, they work like cortisone on the skin helping to reduce itchiness and inflammation
  • The linoleic fatty acid content, makes it great for a skin that has difficulty retaining moisture

Palmitoleic acid
The oil contains one of the highest sources of palmitoleic fatty acids, between 16 to 23%.

Palmitoleic is vital for delaying skin and premature ageing; As our skin ages it rapidly becomes depleted in this important fatty acid, which is why macadamia is the perfect inclusion for mature skin types.

By applying the oil topically, you will improve your skin’s palmitoleic acid levels, this decreases the rate your skin will deteriorate, keeping it taut and discouraging wrinkles from forming.

Oleic acid
This Fatty Acid gives macadamia nut oil its fantastic regenerating and moisturising properties.

Linoleic acid
This is a wonderful fatty acid, that helps to prevent trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) from the skins delicate tissues.

High in phytosterols
These have a real affinity with the skin, plant phytosterols are the building blocks of our cellular membrane and structure.

Sterols work the same way that cholesterol does in our skin, which is one of the reasons why macadamia nut oil has great skin penetration abilities.

Phytosterols are also calming and healing, which is why it is known to help repair the skin’s barrier function.

Omega 3 fatty acids are an anti-inflammatory, whilst omega 6 work as a pro-inflammatory, which is why it is a great oil for those who suffer from sensitive skin conditions.

This is why applying macadamia nut oil topically and taking it internally, will help achieve that crucial essential fatty acid balance, your diet requires for health.

Palmitoleic acid is a potent antioxidant known to support healthy cell membranes, hydrating the skin and supporting skin healing.


So just to recap, the beneficial fatty acid profile, of this all important oil are as follows:

  • Oleic acid is a moisturising, anti-inflammatory, making it perfect for a dry, sensitive skin types
  • Linoleic acid restores the skin’s barrier function and keeps skin hydrated
  • Palmitoleic Acid is extremely healing and repairing
  • Phytosterols act as penetration enhancers, delivering the important benefits to the deepest layers of your skin
  • It contains the perfect 1-to-1 ratio of essential fatty acids, making it essential for heart health

So as you can see, it provides all the building blocks necessary for your skin.*


*Naked Chemist