Macadamia Nut Oil (Macadamia integrifolia).
Macadamia Oil is a highly nourishing and emollient oil recommended for dry and mature skin. Due to the high Palmitoleic acid, which is also found in sebum, Macadamia oil has often been recommended for older skin which starts to dry as the sebum production diminishes.
This oil makes a pleasant massage oil with good keeping properties as it has a long shelf life. It is also a skin lubricant and is easily absorbed by the skin.
It has been describing as the 'vanishing' oil. The high levels of Palmitoloeic acid units found in Macadamia oil are not found in any other known plant oil.
It has been successfully used to help heal scars and sunburns and is considered Very safe with uses in facial and baby products, also, Macadamia oil is especialy useful for gentle massage of elderly people - due to its high palmitoleic acid content, a substance also found in human sebum but which is present in lower quantities in older people.