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tamanu oil

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 Tamanu ( Calophyllum inopyllum )

 Tamanu Oil™ (scientifc name is Calophyllum Inophyllum) is a largely undiscovered solution for many skin care problems. While there have been a number of scientific studies on Tamanu Oil™ , the research has been limited, due largely to the product not being well known outside Pacific Island countries. However, sufficient scientific studies have been done in Europe and the U.S to know that this oil has the unique ability to promote the formation of new skin tissue and that it possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, antibiotic and antioxidant properties. Tamanu Oil™ uses include Tamanu Oil™ acne removal, reduction and or prevention of acne scars, age spots and even stretch marks through to alleviating dry, flaky skin and as an essential ingredient in anti wrinkle creams and for anti aging generally.


Production of Authentic Tamanu Oil™ form the Pacific:

The highest costs are labor costs of collecting and
processing the nuts (fruits).

The nuts are collected by hand.
It does take a lot of nuts to produce a small quantity of pure Tamanu Oil™.

These nut kernels are left to cure naturally, only after the fruit have fallen naturally from the tree. The nuts will be dried for months.
During the process the fruit (nut) become brownish-red color and release a strong, rich oil. The Tamanu Oil™  is then extracted by cold pressing and filtered.
Which results in the finest, pure, rich, dark green, luxurious Tamanu Oil™ .
Authentic, Natural, Undiluted
 

Scientific Study:

 1.       Sc Glucan in Tamanu Oil provides natural UV protection. Sc Glucan protects against UV-induced DNA damage and oxidative stress as a new biological UV filter with a SPF18-22 in ophthalmic preparations.  This natural UV filter, inhibit 85 % of the DNA damage and oxidative stress induced by UV radiation at 1% concentration in opthalmic preparations (Eur J Pharm. Sci 2007 Mar;30(3-4):203-10. Epub 2006 Nov 9).
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17188472
2.       Calophyllum Inophyllum oil, even at low concentration (1/10,000, v/v), exhibited significant UV absorption properties (maximum at 300nm) and was associated with an important sun protection factor (18-22) in opthalmic preparations (Eur J Pharm. Sci 2007 Mar;30(3-4):203-10. Epub 2006 Nov 9).
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17188472
3.       Soothing and protective effect on the skin (sunburn, inflammation, skin redness, insect bites)  - EVIC-CEBA laboratory study June 2000 - Ih268/01.
4.       Regenerating effect on the epidermis cells, wound healing (burns, cuts, cracks, scars...) Microna laboratory feb. 2003 - N°03/0607i
5.       Improves the appearance of aged scars (1 year or older) Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists Annual Congress, Hamilton Island 2003
http://urpjournals.com/tocjnls/21_12v1i2_3.pdf
6.       Anti acne, anti septic (Phytochemistry. 2004 Oct; 65(20) :2789-95)
7.       Anti inflammatory (ABICH oct.2005 - REL/ 244/05/ FUNZ /ELB)
8.       Anti viral (Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 1998 Dec 15;8(24): 3475-8) & (Med Res Rev. 2000 Sep;20(5):323-49)
9.       Antibiotic, anti-coagulative, fungal inhibitor (Yao Xue Xue Bao. 2004 Apr;39(4):305-8) and antibacterial effects (Microna laboratory oct.2002 - °02/4500i) & (Indian J Exp Biol. 1970 Jan;8(1):39-40)
10.   Cancer chemopreventive agents (anti-tumor-promoting agents). Cancer Lett. 2001 Aug 10;169(1):15-9
11.   Moisturising, nourishing and repairing (epidermal cells) effect on the skin (dry and damaged skin, wrinkles, anti ageing...) Microna laboratory feb.2003 - N°03/0607i
12.   Increases microcirculation (heavy legs, bruising...) Dermscan - april 2007 - study N°07D0458
13.   Body hygiene (body odors, infections, skin rashes, dermatitis, psoriasis...) Phytochemistry. 2004 Oct;65(20):2789-95
14.   Hypoallergenic (non irritant, non sensitizing). Dermscan April 2007- study DN-730/07EO398
15.   A naturally occurring anti HIV agent (Pharm. Biol., vol 37, n 1, pp71-76)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367326X13000749