This ancient Polynesian beauty secret is famous for its powerful cicatrizing, healing, nourishing, regenerating, pain alleviating, antineuralgic, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antioxidant properties and truly an amazing remedy for acne, scars, stretch marks, as well as many other serious skin conditions. Rich in palmitic, stearic saturated fatty acids, oleic, linoleic unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants, it accelerates healing and the growth of new and healthy skin, encourages cell renewal and regeneration, nourishes, soothes, and repairs dry and damaged skin, relieves pain caused by inflammation, fends off infection, prevents dryness, chapping, and inflammation, improves the skin tone and complexion, restores the skin's elasticity, protects against premature aging. Absorbing quickly without leaving a greasy residue or clogging pores, it's capable of calming itching and allergies, soothing irritation and inflammation, facilitating the healing of small wounds, cuts, burns, sore and chapped lips, fighting acne, blemishes, age spots, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, preventing and reducing scarring and stretch marks, alleviating pain caused by sunburn and dry, peeling and flaky skin and scalp, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. I've been using this organic tamanu oil only for a few weeks, by the results speak for themselves: my skin is no longer dry, flaky and painful to the touch – it's softer, smoother and has a healthy glow, my complexion has improved, my acne has cleared up, redness and inflammation is gone, some fine lines and stretch marks have faded. This wonderful product exceeded all my expectations. So glad I discovered it on iHerb.
Posted by Sjet87 on Jan 22, 2015 | Verified Purchase
A great oil which along with its healing properties moisturizes the skin and keeps blemishes at bay. It doesn't totally prevent them but when they do pop up it helps aid the healing process. It doesnt dry them out like some products do (ie. tea tree) but rather keeps them moisturized. I find that the healing process may take longer that using a blemish zip zapper or tea tree oil however as it doesn't go dry and flakey therefore it doesnt leave any marks when my skin has healed. It has a slightly thicker texture than olive oil and a hint of greenish-yellow colour. Smell is quite nutty but not too overpowering. I mix it with Rose Hip Oil and it makes for great moisturizer for my acne prone skin
Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 12, 2017 | Verified Purchase
The oil is quite thick and has a earthy, herbal scent to it. I bought it to fade acne marks which seems to be working fine. I usually mix a drop or two with my rosehip seed oil as the final step to my nighttime routine.
Posted by Adelyn on Nov 24, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Bought tamanu oil to try out because it apparently helps with acne and scarring. I only use one pump in combination with jojoba as a carrier oil and I apply mostly over my problem areas such as blemishes. Has a strong woody scent when the oil is pumped out but it's not pungent.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 07, 2014 | Verified Purchase
good moisturizer, but it does break me out a bit.. level 2 comedogenecy. i understand it's good for eye area, haven't tried though.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 22, 2014 | Verified Purchase
it is very viscous, which is actually good, as it stays on well. for hydration i think I prefer rosehip seed lil, but this does a good job. the smell is a bit odd, but not off putting. it is slightly "green", but not so green that you look like the incredible hulk, so it isn't an issue. other reviewers commented that the colour made them look green! I am seriously pale, and yet I didn't look queasy after applying it.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 08, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I got this for my daughter. I'm always looking for natural ways to help keep her acne at bay. This seems to be helping. Will keep using to see long term effects.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 17, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I have sensitive combination skin (oily side) with very bad acne scar. I applied it at night time after cleaning and toning. It makes my face look smooth in the morning. However, it seems too greasy to use it in the hot and humid place where I live. I will use it again in the winter time.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 22, 2015 | Verified Purchase
Great for oily skin as the oil is light. I mix it with other oils to make a night serum because the smell is quite strong. Not a bad smell, but strong.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 22, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Bad smell but it is good product
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 09, 2013 | Verified Purchase
It's a good carrier oil for my tee tree lavender essential oil. Only one push is enough for the whole face. Should be used at night because it is very greasy. It's nourishing and leaves my skin supple.