More commonly-known by the candlenut or Indian walnut, the kukui nut tree is a flowering tree native to tropical regions of the Phillipines, Indonesia, Hawaii, and Southeast Asia. The ancient Hawaii used kukui nuts as a light source by extracting the oil from the nuts and then utilizing it in stone lamps called kukui hele po, which means "light, darkness goes". They also had many other uses for the tree including for use with the creation of leis, ink for use in tattoos, and even to aid fisherman in reducing water tension & reflections which helped them while they were hunting.
The Kukui was in fact, name the official state tree of Hawaii in the late 1950's. Australian aborigines use the kukui tree for a variety of similar uses as the Hawaiians. If eaten raw, the seeds are mildly toxic as they contain compounds such as saponin and phorbol; however, there are no known irritants or toxicities to kukui seed oil- even to sensitive areas such as the eyes. So what does it do for the skin? Kukui nut oil is not only a fabulous natural moisturizer, but it improves the overall health of the skin as well. How does it does this?
Infused with a high content of fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants, this powerful oil is great for all skin types- even those with super sensitive skin and it's great for the entire family as well :) Soothes dry & parched skin and can even improve the healing time of wounds. It won't leave your skin feeling greasy and helps protect against future cell damage from continual environmental stresses like the sun! Pumped with Vitamin's A, C, & E free radicals are not only reduced, but future cell damage can be prevented with an anti-aging effect that's noticeable. Want to give this fantastic natural moisturizer and anti-aging fighting ingredient a try? Check out The Beauty Closet's top picks from Devera Naturals, below!
The Beauty Closet Recommends:
[now known as Super Serum!]
Packed with good-for-you ingredients that your skin with thank you for, like: Vitamin's A, C, and F that aids in encouraging collagen production- while also improving the skin's elasticity too! But the benefits don't stop there, as this fantastic serum helps with improving skin tone and lightening age spots and discoloration with marine extracts- which also help reduce dryness and rejuvenating skin with healing lemon peel extract. Infused wtih other great natural ingredients like Kukui oil & Seaweed [algae] extract, this powerful serum is the perfect addition to anyone's daily skincare regimen! Comes in an easy-to-use pump-action glass bottle that's excellent at controlling the amount of product, so as to prevent waste and a mess ;)
[now known as Rejuv Eye Cream]
I've become a huge fan of Devera Naturals products and this is definitely my fav product I've given a try thus far! It really does work in reducing fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness that I seem to fight on a regular basis. I've noticed that I've needed less concealer and makeup overall around my eye area and it's really improved the health, skin tone, and smoothness around and underneath my eyes since I've begun to use the product less than a month ago. Curated with awesome natural ingredients like Edelweiss plant stem cells, Green Tea extract, Goji berry extract, cucumber extract, Kukui oil, and Hyaluronic Acid, this powerful eye cream is chalked full of natural vitamins, minerals, & compounds that won't irritate but will show real improvement. Get hydration and age-defying effects, without the huge price-tag or unwanted ingredients that you'd rather not put on your skin!
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