Kukui Nut Oil Benefits for Skin – Osmosis Beauty

Formula 411: Kukui Nut Oil

At Osmosis we know you love ingredient knowledge, and we do too! Nutritive ingredients are the foundation of our potent, results driven, skincare and wellness products. With Formula 411, it is your opportunity every month to learn more about our key ingredients that elevate our formulas. 


Kukui Nut Oil

Kukui nut oil is derived from the nuts of the kukui or Aleurites moluccanus tree. This tree is native to tropical forests of Southeast Asia, Indonesia and Pacific Islands. The kukui tree has large green leaves and can grow up to 80 feet tall. The fruit from Aleurites moluccanus is about the size and shape of walnut, and this fruit contains oil rich nuts known as kukui nut oil. 

Traditional Use & History 

The kukui tree is the state tree of Hawaii and has a long history of traditional use. The oil from the nuts is used to treat skin rashes, burns and wounds. In addition, Hawaiians historically used bark from the tree to create canoes, the nuts and leaves to create traditional leis, and the oil to coat fishing nets and light candles.  With such a variety of uses, it's easy to see why this tree holds an important place in Hawaiian culture. 


Benefits | The Good Stuff 

At Osmosis, we utilize the oil of the kukui nut for its skin renewing properties

  • Deep hydrates to prevent transepidermal water loss
  • Protects skin with antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and E
  • Absorbs quickly, leaving skin soft and smooth

Experience | Where You Will Find It 

You will find kukui nut oil & other skin supporting ingredients in the New! Therapeutic Body Oil. The lightweight oil absorbs easily, providing skin nourishment without a heavy feel.

  • Restore skin’s barrier with replenishing lipids 
  • Soothe with rejuvenating actives
  • Help ease anxiousness and joint discomfort



Use with the EPIC body tool.

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