Get her a cape because this oil is a super hero!
Tamanu Oil is wonderful for all skin types (normal, breakout prone, eczema, sun damaged) that are in search of hydration. Known for its antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties this little oil from Vietnam is ideal for so many skin concerns.
More in-depth info:
- Canophyllol and Canophyllic Acid support anti-bacterial activity
- Calophyllolide and Xanthone compounds act as anti-oxidants
A French nun, Sister Marie Suzanna, is credited with bringing Tamanu Oil from Polynesia to the West when she used it to treat symptoms of leprosy in the early 1900's. In a recent study Calophyllum Inophyllum, aka Tamanu Oil, was tested for its wound-healing abilities and antimicrobial properties and it was concluded to be an alternative therapeutic option to treat infected wounds*.
This product is really personal for me as I have had a time finding a moisturizer that doesn't break me out. I'm pretty good most of the year with just our Clarifying Serum but when the weather gets colder I need something more and even our own products would break me out. I went on the hunt to find something that targeted my skin type and Tamanu Oil changed my skin. It's now soft, hydrated and happy year round, not just in warmer weather.
The oil does have a very specific smell to it - nutty, earthy and a bit grassy - just as a heads up, but I found that after a couple of days I got used to it and my SKIN FELT AMAZING so I didn't care :)!
- Use alone as your face/body moisturizer as the final step in your skincare regime
- Use a drop or two in your serum/moisturizer to enhance hydration
- Use on bug bites, sunburns, etc.
- Appropriate for perioral dermatitis (see client photo above)
Vegan & Gluten-Free.
This is a nut oil.
1 oz. dropper in glass bottle for face or body
Organic Tamanu Oil
I've been doing makeup for nearly 20 years now *gulp* and sometimes I would get a client with the softest skin. I'd always relish the moment because soft skin = good makeup but, more importantly, because my skin has never been soft. Maybe at birth but I think it lasted a week and then it was over. The oil kicked in and I always have some sort of texture going on. Living in the Northeast also adds to this in the winter as my skin has started to get dry in cold weather - but nothing worked for me as everything broke me out! Not anything we had, not anything anyone else had. I was getting frustrated and dried out and it was no good.
So I started researching ingredients that would be a good fit for my skin. Tamanu Oil kept coming up so I got a sample and fell. in. love. My skin was SOFT (like those clients I've had!) and hydrated and I didn't break out at all. Like at ALL. But I thought, "this could just be me, I have to check in with other people too." So I sent it to clients last winter/spring who were having the same issues I was. Here's what they said which made me feel like this wasn't going to just be for me:
And then another sent me this before/after and testimonial (her pictures are in the gallery): "I reached out to Erin when I was struggling with a major breakout of perioral dermatitis. She immediately knew what product to recommend for me. The Tamanu Oil reduced the inflammation within one week of using it and left my skin with not ONE scar. The area stayed hydrated and I enjoyed the fresh earthy smell! Besides helping the inflamed area, it gave me my confidence back. which for me, meant more than anything!"
What?! I know! I was in.
It does have a nutty/grassy fragrance to it which took me a minute to get used to but, you guys, I did not care once I realized what my skin could be like when using it!
In my opinion it's best for skintypes that fall under the normal/combo and oily/breakout prone headers. If you're dry I would go with our Argan Oil. However, if you have eczema, a rash, a bite, or something that requires an anti-bacterial situation I'd go with the Tamanu.