Simple Beauty – Tamanu Oil

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I love beauty products of all kinds and sometimes I enjoy a good, simple product. This post is part of a series sharing my favorite one ingredient beauty products. If your are into simple beauty routines, some of the products in this series might fit really well into your collection!


Tamanu oil is a fantastic oil for skincare. It can help stretch marks, psoriasis, eczema, acne, post acne pigmentation, dermatitis, rashes and age spots! It is high in oleic and linoleic faty acids. Oleic fatty acids have been shown to prevent dandruff, sooth skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, moisturize the skin, and have anti-aging benefits. Linoleic fatty acids may help prevent acne – acne prone skin has lower levels of linoleic acid and higher levels of oleic acid in the sebum, so adding linoleic acid to your skincare might help balance the two fatty acids. Tamanu oil promotes the regeneration of skin making it effective in anti-aging and healing post acne pigmentation. It is also an antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory – all wonderful things for creating clear, healthy skin!

I have been using tamanu oil every morning for the past six months. I bought mine on Amazon and it was about $15.00 for 1 oz of oil in a glass bottle with a pump, but there are plenty of different brands that make tamanu oil. I would recommend that you look for a cold-pressed, organic oil (I always buy organic, cold-pressed oils for my skincare). I can honestly say that I feel like tamanu oil really speeds up the healing of my post acne pigmentation. Normally the red spots left after a breakout would take close to 3-4 weeks to completely heal, but since using tamanu oil, that healing time is almost cut in half. Tamanu oil is not greasy, absorbs quickly into my skin, and feels very moisturizing. If I am feeling particularly lazy, I will even use tamanu oil in the ends of my hair! It’s light enough to tame and smooth the ends without weighing them down or making my hair look greasy and dirty.

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