Hawaii. Up until this year I was the only person in my family and circle of friends who had not visited this USA land of paradise. Our family stayed on the Big Island, Kona side. Breath taking really is the only way to describe it.
It was also the first time in years that I stayed in the sun longer than walking to my car or subway station. We hiked, beached, walked, hiked some more and I ended up with a nasty sunburn.
While visiting the Hilton mini outdoor shopping strip I found an oil that I had not heard of called Kukui Oil. On the bottle it read “Natural Relief for Dry Skin, Sunburn, Eczema and Psoriasis.” (Hmmm…I’m suffering from one of these and the Aloe Vera is making it worse.) Being an “I love oils” girl, I poured some out of the tester and rubbed it on my shoulders. It was oily but not greasy. It immediately absorbed into my skin…not just onto my skin.
It felt good. Hours later it still felt good and my skin was not as red, so I decided to Google it!
It’s been used in Hawaii for years to moisturize and protect skin from sun, salt, wind and other environmental elements. (Especially by Hawaiian royalty) It’s chocked full of essential fatty acids (linoleic and alpha-linolenic), more than jojoba and argan oil. Plus it contains the antioxidant vitamins A, C and E so it protects against free-radicals.
It absorbs completely into the deepest levels of your skin to form a protective barrier and is fantastic for all skin types even acne prone skin. It’s noncomedogenic, minimizes scarring and calms irritated skin. For mature skin it locks in moisture and softens fine lines and wrinkles.
I began using it all over my body (yes, my face too). I started noticing that my skin looked less red and naturally dewy – NOT greasy!
I have, in the past suffered from acne to the point of being on accutane. (Not fun!) So, I am always looking for ways to keep my skin clear whether it’s what I put on my skin or what I put in my body.
I’ve been using the Kukui Oil for 2 weeks now and acne has been practically non-existant. Through a menstrual cycle, eating peanut butter and soy (my too skin allergy issues), only a few very small pimples. Using this oil is the ONLY thing I’ve done differently.
I’m ECSTATIC with my results!
I’m currently using a combination of blended oils: 35% Kukui oil, 35% Jojoba Oil and 10% Argan oil in a 1 oz glass dropper bottle. The jojoba and argan bland was what I was using prior to my Hawaiian discovery. The addition of Kukui has been a godsend!
What I bought: Oils of Aloha
Venus & Vetiver
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hello, hve some problems with skin breaking out. I have been using pure kukui oil on my face for about a week now, and i can’t tell if its really helping or not. My forhead is freaking out a bit, but it seems like maybe my skin is trying to adjust? What do you think? I hope its not breaking out from the oil. I have combo skin btw. Thanks!
I understand! You may check to see if you are allergic to anything else that you are using on your face or what you’re eating. I have an allergy to soy and sometimes it can break me out! It’s just a thought! 🙂 Thanks for commenting!
Could you please tell me exactly how much of what you used? I would like my son to try this on his acne. He doesn’t want to do the acutane and the other drugs and creams don’t seem to be working.
Hi Yvette, I mentioned it in the blog
I just measure via the 1oz glass dropper the percentages. Something else I use is to help with acne is a Mandelic Acid serum. The best and least expensive is on Makeup Artist’s Choice.