Skin Rebuilding with Tamanu Oil

You may have noticed more skincare products that contain tamanu oil and wonder, “why is this a thing now?”


Tamanu oil comes from the nut of the Tamanu Nut Tree, which is native to Southeast Asia. Tamanu oil does not get enough credit for its skincare benefits, even though it was used for medicinal purposes for centuries.

Here are four reasons tamanu oil is wonderful for your skin.

  1. Healing Power

Tamanu oil has wound healing and has skin regeneration properties. That means it helps rebuild new skin!


2. Fights Free Radicals

It is RICH in antioxidants which makes it great for fighting acne, scarring, and free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that are unstable because they do not have enough electrons to make them feel whole. They damage the skin when they start trying to grab electrons from other molecules in the body. It damages your skin's DNA, which makes your skin age faster.

3. Great Moisturizer

Tamanu oil is high in fatty acids so it is great for moisturizing skin. It leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.

4. Fights Signs of Aging

It promotes collagen to fight wrinkles caused by sun damage. Although the oil is not native to the U.S. you may find it in a lot of anti-aging creams.



Tamanu oil is excellent for rebuilding and healing skin. It is also a wonderful moisturizer. If you desire to include tamanu oil in your skincare regimen, the simplest way is by using products that contain tamanu oil, such as the Age-Defying Tamanu and Shea Crème by Penny Peau Luxury Skin Care.