Welcome to the 3rd edition of "Meet Our Ingredients". Each month we will showcase two of the ingredients we use in our products to keep you informed of what you are putting on your body, why it is so powerful and how it works to give you amazing skin.
Hawaiian Healing Skin Care prides itself on using only natural and organic ingredients in each of our products. We don't include any chemicals or synthetic elements – only items nature provides. We like to say nature knows what you need, so we are giving it to you in each amazing Hawaiian Healing product.
This week's showcased ingredient is Organic Cold-Pressed Tamanu Oil
One of Hawaiian Healing's most powerful skincare ingredients is Tamanu oil (pronounced Taw-man-oo). It was a no-brainer when developing the perfect formula for our products to make Tamanu oil one of the main ingredients. We know this particular ingredient is a major player in the skincare game.
Tamanu oil has been used for centuries by the people of Polynesia as a remedy for skin conditions and now, today's skincare community has realized the healing powers that come from this amazing nut.
Where does Tamanu oil come from?
Tamanu trees are found specifically in the South Pacific and bloom twice a year with beautiful white flowers which produce a round fruit containing large nuts. The tree’s bark, leaves, and seeds have been used as antiseptics, astringents, expectorants, and diuretics. But Tamanu oil is considered to be one of the best natural ingredients for skincare. Tamanu oil is extracted from the internal nut of a fruit cluster of the Tamanu tree.
“In Pacific island folk medicine, the oil has been topically applied to treat various ailments such as cuts, scrapes, burns, insect bites and stings, abrasions, acne and acne scars, psoriasis, diabetic sores, anal fissures, sunburn, dry or scaly skin, blisters, eczema, herpes sores, and to reduce foot and body odor. The oil has also been topically applied to the neck area to treat sore throat. The oil is valued for its analgesic and pain-relieving properties and has been used to treat neuralgia, rheumatism, and sciatica”, states www.drugs.com.
So, what does this mean for you?
According to a leading ethnobotanist, Tamanu is one of the most effective agents to promote the formation of new skin tissue which helps accelerate wound healing and new growth of healthy skin. Tamanu oil is a powerful skin regenerator. Plus, it’s both antimicrobial (kills microorganisms or stops their growth) and antiviral (inhibits the production of viruses which cause skin irritations). Because of the ability to promote the growth of healthy, new skin cells, Tamanu oil has been touted to help revitalize and heal damaged skin.
Tamanu Oil has been known to help fight against:
- age spots
- acne scars
- bug bite marks
- dry and flaky skin
- skin rashes
- stretch marks
… and more!
Along with 18 additional natural ingredients, Hawaiian Healing Pure Revitalizing Cream includes this powerful, all-natural “superfood for the skin”. But, we’ve also gone one step beyond the competition. The Tamanu oil in our products is organic and cold-pressed.
If you’re not sure what cold-pressed means, let me explain. When an ingredient is cold-pressed, it means that it was created by using a hydraulic press to extract the liquid/oil. (“A hydraulic press is a machine that makes use of the pressure exerted on the fluids to crush something.” -www.hydraulicmania.com)
Under thousands of pounds of pressure, this method allows the oil to be extracted without using heat or oxygen. This means no nutrients are lost in the heat as in traditional pasteurization methods!
Our Hawaiian Healing Pure Revitalizing Cream is FILLED with amazing natural and organic ingredients. Our glass and bamboo packaging help to support sustainability and is eco-friendly. By having the best ingredients sourced directly from the islands of Hawaii, it’s providing you with a Pure Hawaiian, Pure You experience.
Check out our other blog posts for more information on these super ingredients, or CLICK HERE for a complete list and description of each element.