Kukui nut oil is a natural moisturizer balanced in both oleic and linoleic fatty acids, and full of antioxidants Vitamins A, C and E. Kukui oil skin health properties are known to help skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and dry and chapped skin. It has been used by the early Hawaiians for generations to help soothe and rejuvenate their skin from the effects of sun, wind and other natural elements. It is great for sunburn! Kukui nut oil makes an excellent facial moisturizer as it absorbs quickly into your skin, alleviating the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while softening and moisturizing your skin. Plus, it is highly noncomedogenic so it does not clog pores.
Kukui oil is an oily liquid extracted from the Kukui’s nut. It is obtained after a pressure of fruits of nuts of Bancoul. The result is a yellow, low viscosity liquid substance with a neutral odor. In history, the plant producing Kukui nut oil was exported to Hawaii by Polynesian pioneers. The Bancoulier, tree emblem of Hawaii, is a native plant of the pacific. From its botanical name Aleurites moluccana, the tree can reach up to 20 meters in height and gives large leaves of 35 cm. Its flowers are whitish in color and its fruits called bancoulier nuts give seeds from which Kukui oil is obtained.
Kukui oil is an oil containing a significant amount of essential fatty acids, omega-6 and omega-3. This oil is therefore credited with restorative and regenerative properties. It is very penetrating and pleasant to use. Studies of the properties of this oil have shown that it is very well tolerated by the skin.
This oil has a non-negligible proportion of anti-inflammatory fatty acids and vitamins A, C, and E, antioxidants protective of the skin.
Moreover, it makes the hair soft and shiny because it can penetrate inside the hair fibers.