Ingredient Name: Macadamia Nut Oil (Macadamia integrifolia)
What is it? Most of us know macadamia nuts are delicious, but they also contain a deeply nourishing oil for the skin. Macadamia nut oil is densely packed with phytosterols and nutrients with a unique profile of fats, including palmitolieic acid (an omega-7 fatty acid), oleic acid, and linoleic acid. Studies suggest that palmitolieic acid is effective against common bacteria, yeast, and fungi strains.*
*= This information has not been approved by the FDA.
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