Macadamia oil has linoleic acid, Omega-3 essential fatty acid, Omega-6 fatty acid and also palmitoleic acid and the oleic acid in this oil has anti-inflammatory properties that makes it effective in fighting against chronic diseases. The oil is also a rich source of calcium, vitamin B complex and minerals like phosphorus and iron.
Macadamia nut oil is good for all skin types. However, it is specially beneficial for dry and mature skin due to its high concentration of palmitoleic acid. In fact, this oil has the highest amount of palmitoleic acid than any other plant oil. This acid is naturally present in human sebum, however, the amount reduces considerably with age. It softens and moisturizes the skin and also helps in healing mild wounds. This oil is absorbed very easily by the skin and the scalp and helps the cells to rejuvenate. It prevents sunburns and also helps the skin retain its moisture.