Macadamia Nut Oil is easily absorbed and an excellent skin conditioner, it is especially beneficial for dry, mature and wrinkle-prone skin. A renowned oil for mature skin; macadamia oil contains high levels of palmitoleic acid (nearly 20%). Palmitoleic acid occurs naturally in our skin as part of sebum, where its role is to maintain moisture levels. The level of palmitoleic acid is reduced with age, which results in drier skin. Macadamia nut oil is therefore beneficial for mature and dry skin, and skin which has difficulty retaining its moisture. Macadamia Nut Oil is also known as a natural anti-inflammatory (perhaps due to its approximate 60% oleic acid content). Its anti-inflammatory properties combined with its rich, cushiony skin feel and viscosity make it a good aromatherapy massage oil.