Nuts for nuts? Macadamia Oil in Skincare

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Macadamia nuts. We’ve all eaten them, had them covered in chocolate and toffee, and baked into cookies with white chocolate and even sprinkled on lattes.

After a recent series of highly unfortunate events in Korea – and where Macadamia nuts were a minor player – news outlets are reporting that sales of Macadamia nuts have spiked locally. We felt our friend the Macadamia nut could use a little pick-me-up and a little clarification after dealing with all the recent in-flight drama.

Macadamias are a fleshy, dense nut that originated in Australia.  The nut oil extracted from Macadamias are highly prized and is a lightweight vegetable oil that has a strong affinity with skin, as it has a profile very similar to NMFs (naturally occurring moisturizing factors in skin). It contains one of the highest sources of Palmitoleic Fatty Acids among any plant. Palmitoleic Fatty Acid is also known as Omega-7 and is an unsaturated fat that is abundant in youthful skin but depletes with age.  Macadamia Nut Oil is also rich in Oleic Acid, Vitamin E and Linoleic Acid and is known to have highly efficacious hydrating properties as well as soothing, smoothing and nourishing the skin. Interestingly enough, Macadamia Nut Oil is also very stable and has a longer shelf life than many other plant oils.

Some Glow Recipe favorites that include Macadamia Nut Oils are:

Goodal Oil Plus Skin Mist

Goodal’s entire Oil Plus line is formulated with 7 ‘super’ seed oils (Sunflower Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Camellia Oil, Green Tea Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Olive Oil and Macadamia Oil) but our runaway favorite is the Oil Plus Skin Mist. This ultra-hydrating formula is essentially an oil-in-mist, and is a milky yet lightweight formulation in an easy to use mist format, that instantly quenches dehydrated skin.

WantNightSleepAnti-WrinkleCreampackWith all the travelling we’ve been doing recently, sleeping masks have been our lifeline. While relaxing on a long haul flight is hard, the peace of mind that comes from slathering on a sleeping mask that will protect and hydrate skin definitely helps. Goodal’s Anti-Wrinkle Want Night Sleep Cream Pack is formulated with Lavender, Argan and Macadamia nut oils to nourish and treat skin overnight. (Check out our post on how to use sleeping masks here)

With regards to the recent turn of events in Korea, we’d like to end this post with a quote.
“There is no respect for others, without humility in one’s self” – Henri Frederic Amiel

We hope everyone is having an enjoyable, wonderful and respectful holiday season.

Get your glow on,
The Glow Recipe Team

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