In the modern era, clinicial studies have examined the natural benefits for the skin. Kukui is shown to be a good source for a-linolenic acid which has been found to help maintain the cellular structure of the epidermis. Skin care products containing Kukui Oil have a unique absorption rate that provides an effective substate in which to to supply vitamins to the skins many under-layers. Pure Kukui oil is a natural relief for dry scalp and flaking dandruff. Shampoos, lotions and creams formulated with Kukui oil are also effective as a relief for dandruff and dry scalp.
The Kukui Nut is a flowering tree that grows throughout the tropics. In different regions it is known as the Candlenut, Candleberry, Indian walnut and Varnish tree. Different parts of the tree have different uses. It is sometimes used for cooking as well as for medicinal purposes. Particularly in Hawaii, the Kukui Nut has been put into many uses. The husk was made into medicines, while the flowers and nut shell are used to make lei. The wood of the Kukui Tree was also the material of the traditional canoes of Hawaii.
Commercially, the Kukui nut itself is probably the most important resource, particularly its rich oil. Traditional Hawaiian practices used the oil for everything from annointing oil, to suncreen, as well as skin medication for burns, wounds, and rashes such as psoriasis. The rich oil was also the fuel for candles. Later, wood furniture was treated with Kukui as a varnish and preservative. The nut itself has also been charred and used as ink for traditional Hawaiian tatoos.
Hawaiians also utilized the Kukui's oil to protect their skin from the damaging effects of the sun, wind, and ocean water. They found the oil to be soothing after sunburns and for common skin disorders such as dry scalp, dandruff, psoriasis and eczema. And long before cosmetic surgery and modern treatments, Kukui oil was used to smooth wrinkles!
Our kukui skin care products provide soothing natural relief for dandruff and dry scalp. Our kukui oil and other skin and shampoo products quickly penetrate and moisturize your skin, providing relief from the itchiness and flaking associated with dry scalp. Our Kukui products help moisturize the dry patches longer than most dry skin lotions, creams and shampoos. They are formulated to leave you feeling silky and greasless, and they are available fragrance-free or in a number of wonderful, tropical fragrances.
If you prefer, we also produce a certified organic skin care line.