Follow us on our new Insta page »

Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil

goodie
Also-called-like-this: Tamanu Oil

Details

A green-yellowish oil coming from cool places like Tahiti, Bora Bora, and the island of Polynesia. Similar to other more common plant oils, it's loaded with nourishing and moisturizing fatty acids (oleic acid: 30-55%, linoleic acid: 15-45%, palmitic acid: 5-20% and stearic acid: 5-25%). 

The special thing about Tamanu oil, though, is that it contains the totally unique fatty acid called calophyllic acid that is suspected to give the oil its amazing healing and regenerative properties. The traditional uses of Tamanu oil range from using it for all kinds of rheumatism (inflammation in joints) to burns, wounds, skin rashes, and chapped lips and modern studies do confirm the wisdom of the old Polynesians. In fact, the wound healing properties of Tamanu oil is so strong that it produces visible improvements even for old (older than 1 year) scars during a 6-9 week period. 

Other than that, according to manufacturer info, Calophyllum Inophyllum Oil also has significant SPF boosting and antioxidant properties. This latter one is probably due to its significant vitamin E content with delta-tocotrienol (236mg/kg) being the main form in the oil.

Overall, Tamanu seems to be an amazing oil for skin that is in need of some regeneration and protection. 

Show me some proof

  • Dweck, A. C., and T. Meadows. "Tamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum)–the African, Asian, Polynesian and Pacific Panacea." International journal of cosmetic science 24.6 (2002): 341-348.
  • Léguillier, Teddy, et al. "The wound healing and antibacterial activity of five ethnomedical Calophyllum inophyllum oils: an alternative therapeutic strategy to treat infected wounds." PloS one 10.9 (2015): e0138602.

Products with a known amount of Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil

Other products with Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil

NOW Solutions Certified Organic & 100% Pure Tamanu Oil Sidmool Madagascar Tamanu Soothe Cream Sioris You Look So Young Night Cream URANG S.O.S. Multibalm The Body Shop Tea Tree Night Lotion The Body Shop Tea Tree Targeted Gel The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Chantecaille Rose De Mai Face Oil Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil Hawaiian Aloe Vera Moisturizing Skin Cream Honest Beauty Organic Beauty Facial Oil Kate Sommerville Dilo Oil Restorative Treatment Marie Veronique Treatment Serum Nude Skincare Perfect Cleanse Clarifying Cleansing Oil Allies of Skin Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum Fur Ingrown Hair Honest Beauty Magic Beauty Balm The Body Shop Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion Burt's Bees Acne Maximum Strength Spot Treatment Cream The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate Pestle & Mortar Superstar Kimberly Sayer Gentle Face Cleanser The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Body Wash The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Clay Mask Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate Pixi by Petra Vitamin-C Tonic Swisse Echinacea Clear Skin Moisturiser John Masters Organics Rose & Apricot Antioxidant Day Creme Supergoop! Glow Stick Sunscreen Bodhi & Birch Super25 Botanical Serum Erno Laszlo Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum Kypris Antioxidant Dew Korres Lip Oil Allies of Skin Molecular Multi-Nutrient Day Cream The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky-Clean Exfoliating Face Scrub Erno Laszlo Phormula 3-9 Repair Cream skyn ICELAND Berry Lip Fix With Wintered Red Algae Maelove Love 31 Origins Plantscription Youth-Renewing Face Oil Ringana Fresh Cream Medium Hada Labo Premium Hydrating Cream Night Brickell Men's Products Restoring Eye Cream For Men Sarah Chapman Morning Facial