Tamanu oil is used as a treatment in Polynesia and Southeast Asia for the improvement of hair and skin. The oil is used on the face or elsewhere on the body for conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and scarring.
Tamanu oil is extracted from laurelwood nuts that come from a large tropical tree called Calophyllum inophyllum. Tamanu oil is rich in fatty acids, the oil locks moisture in by acting as a barrier. Researchers have found that tamanu oil contains
calophyllolide,a substance known to possess anti-inflammatory properties and
Tamanu oil also have properties that can stimulate skin cell proliferation, collagen production, and wound healing activity.
Neem, Safflower and Grapeseed oil contain fatty acids, antioxidants, and antimicrobial compounds, and these can benefit the skin in a range of ways. Research shows that these compounds may help fight skin infections, promote wound healing, and combat signs of skin ageing.