Don’t know about the million and one benefits of macadamia nut oil? Where have you been, hun? These little crackers – which are brimming with antioxidants and fatty acids – have been making waves in the beauty world for a long ol’ time. The oil made from them is similar to the natural sebum produced by our skin – and with a light, non-greasy texture, it’s great for hydrating without clogging your pores. Wanna know the ins ’n’ outs of its top-to-toe benefits? Keep reading!  

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Body benefits

Something’s gotta be good if we’re willing to slather it over our entire bodies – right? Exactly! That’s why when you’re choosing a body butter, going for one with macadamia nut oil in the ingredients list is gonna give you some serious skin-lovin’ benefits. The oil is packed with antioxidants, so it’s great for helping to prevent anti-ageing. The antioxidants get to work by fighting free radicals, which break down the protective skin layer through oxidative damage – hence ‘antioxidant’ (who knew?). Macadamia nuts are also hypoallergenic, which means they’re perfect for sensitive skin. Look out for ’em in your exfoliators to minimise irritation.

Dove Dove Exfoliating Body Scrub Macadamia & Rice Milk 225ml £5.99 Buy Now
Superdrug Superdrug Black Cherry & Macadamia Nuts Body Butter £3.99 Buy Now

Lovely on the lips

If you suffer with sore lips, a product containing macadamia nut oil will be perf for protecting your pout. The oil contains phytosterols, a fancy term for plant substances with anti-inflammatory properties, which means it’s great for calming itchiness and reducing redness – so get this little tin in your bag asap!

Nivea NIVEA Lip Butter Balm, Vanilla & Macadamia, 19ml £1.55 Buy Now

Hair’s hero

The fatty acids in macadamia nut oil is just what dull-looking hair is crying out for. The acids add lustrous shine and strengthen hair follicles, meaning less breakage and luscious results. Washing with the stuff helps keep your scalp moisturised, while detangling hair and taming frizz.

Garnier Ultimate Blends Ultimate Blends Coconut Milk Dry Hair Conditioner 360ml £1.96 Buy Now
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Show-stopping styler

Hey, curly-haired honeys, if your hair needs a lil more lovin’ outside the shower, you need macadamia hair oil in your life. It’s lightweight and non-greasy, and will add a healthy shine and give you an extra hand fighting frizz.

OGX OGX Hydrating Macadamia Oil Dry Styling Oil 100ml £6.99 Buy Now