Macadamia nut oil is a natural moisturizer and emollient (emollients attract and trap moisture from the air). It is also amazingly nutritious — a great source of calcium, B complex, phosphorus and iron. It contains 73-80% mono-unsaturated fatty acids, for instance palmitoleic acid (an Omega 7 fatty acid). Macadamia oil is light and non-greasy so it is easily absorbed into the skin. Another gift of macadamia nut oil is that it contains beneficial proteins and its vitamin E content contributes to both skin-care and long shelf life. The high count of mono-unsaturated fatty acids makes the oil mimic sebum (oil produced naturally by our skin – including the scalp – which protects it from damage). All of these qualities contribute to Macadamia oil’s reputation as a superb skin treat, as well as an elixir for healing scars, wounds, sunburn and irritations. We include this rich oil in our Intensive Cream, Two-in-One Cream, Hydration Plus and Calming Cream.