While unfortunately summer is coming to an end… it is the perfect time to think about skin repair after long days at the beach. One of our favourite organic skincare ingredients with super-strength skin repairing and healing properties is Tamanu Oil. A go-to healer and beauty oil in Polynesia and many of the Pacific Islands, Tamanu Oil deserves all the praise we can muster!
THE HISTORY: Tamanu is an evergreen tree that grows in most tropical regions of the world, but has recently been associated with the Pacific Islands. Tamanu oil is produced by cold pressing the dried seeds of the Tamanu tree. The oil is thick and dark green in colour with a pleasing warm, nutty aroma
THE BENEFITS: Tamanu oil has been proven to aid in the regeneration of damaged skin tissue. It therefore has great healing benefits when applied to scars, stretch marks, cuts, burns, and other skin issues. Tamanu also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, as well making is an excellent treatment for blemishes and rashes. 
THE PRODUCTS: You’ll find Tamanu Oil in ……
- Trilogy’s Age Proof CoQ10 Booster serum, along with powerful antioxidant CoQ10 and silky Jojoba oil. This serum offers a great repairative and anti-ageing boost for the skin. Other products include:
- GROWN Ylang Ylang and Tamanu Body Serum – rich in EFA and antioxidants from organically sourced Tamanu Oil, the Grown Body Serum can help to diminish the appearance of scars, stretch marks and cellulite, as well as improve skin softness and suppleness.
- RMS Beauty Oil – the use of Tamanu Oil will help to decrease the appearance of scars, especially useful for facial acne scars. This light-weight organic face oil uses the finest quality exotic, wild-crafted and organic oils with rare herbal extracts, to help to nourish and protect skin, leaving you with a healthy glow.
- REN Tamanu High Glide Shaving Oil – naturally helps to protect against post-shaving irritation and dryness, while providing a smooth, low drag shave and rejuvenating the skin.
Reference: 1: Dweck AC, Meadows T. Tamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum) – the African, Asian, Polynesian and Pacific Panacea. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2002 Dec;24(6):341-8. PubMed PMID: 18494888.
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