In 2002 a study was published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science,
looking at the scar reducing capacity of Tamanu-Oil.
This research involved subjects who had visible scars that had been present for at least 12 months.
Pure Tamanu-Oil was applied every day for a 9-week period, the results are impressive.
There was a significant improvement in the visual appearance of the scars after 6 weeks and this continued through to the completion of the study. The overall size of the scars consistently decreased throughout the study
with the length of the scars reduced by an average of 2.8 mm in length and the width of the scars reduced by 1.2 mm.
This tropical oil has been used for centuries as a natural anti-inflammatory, antibiotic.
Research suggest it may have anti-aging effect on the skin.