Kukui nut oil is a vegetable oil derived from the seeds of the kukui nut tree. It belongs to the so-called wood oils.
The light nut tree (Aleurites moluccanus), also known as kukui nut, candlenut, or Indian walnut, belongs to the family of the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae).
The distribution area of the Kukui nut tree extends from India via China and Southeast Asia to New Zealand and Hawaii.
The oil extracted from the kukui nut is rich in omega-3 acids. Likewise, its linoleic and linolenic acids have a very soothing and nourishing effect on the skin, it helps to regenerate the skin and helps to preserve the body’s own moisture. It protects against negative environmental influences and has a skin-tightening effect, it also creates a soft skin feel, absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy film and even has a natural sun protection factor.
Kukui nut oil is used for the care of dry skin and hair and is also used in the treatment of psoriasis.