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Tamanu seed oil is rich in fatty acids, antioxidants and is known to have the power to boost collagen production, reduce wrinkles, heal sun damage, scars, and more. With both oleic and linoleic fatty acids, it also provides deep moisture to the skin.
The biological activities of Tamanu oil are due to its unique components, including resinous compounds. The resinous part is known to contain bioactive secondary metabolites mostly constituted by neo-flavonoids, pyranocoumarin derivatives.
Tamanu oil is an ancient tropical plant used to enhance skin cell regeneration and texture. Its chemical constituents include fatty acids, resinous compounds, which contain bioactive secondary metabolites mostly constituted by neo-flavonoids, pyranocoumarin derivatives, which contribute to its effectiveness in healing our skin.
About the plant
The tamanu tree, or Calophyllum inophyllum, is a tropical tree native to Asia and belongs to the Calophyllaceae family. The nut of the tree is where the oil comes from, but first, the fruit around the nut must be removed. This can be labor-intensive when done by hand.
Calophyllic acid, calophyllolide, Lactone, oleic acid, linoleic acid, stearic acid, and palmitic acid.
Sourced from a group that works with Helvetas Vietnam to conserve tamanu trees and develop sustainable export of this amazing oil. They have created jobs and income for farmers in the off-season. "The project was first implemented in Tra Vinh province then expanded to all 13 provinces in the Mekong Delta. The total number of households participating in the project is about 300 households. Tamanu seed output is more than 500 tons per year, and Virgin Tamanu Oil for export is nearly 100 tons per year.