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Kukui Nut Oil
CAS No: 8015-80-3

Kukui Nut Oil a light, clear yellow oil produced from the Candlenut or Kukui nut. It is considered a non-greasy oil with little to no odor.

Kukui Nut Oil contains 35% to 45% linoleic fatty acid and 24% to 34% linolenic fatty acid, both of which are excellent for repairing skin's barrier mechanisms and decreasing transepidermal water loss. It contains 15% to 30% oleic acid, which offers moisturizing and softening properties to our skin as well as a reduction in dry skin and scaling. Kukui Nut Oil is an excellent inclusion in facial products and lotions as it offers moisturizing and softening with a silky, non-greasy feeling.

Refined to reduce color and odor, Kukui Nut Oil is a non-greasy oil with little to no odor and a slightly nutty flavor, were one to taste it.

Kukui Nut Oil contains 35% to 45% linoleic fatty acid and 24% to 34% linolenic fatty acid, both of which are excellent for repairing skin's barrier mechanisms and decreasing transepidermal water loss. It contains 15% to 30% oleic acid, which offers moisturizing and softening properties to our skin as well as a reduction in dry skin and scaling.

Kukui Nut Oil is an excellent inclusion in facial products and lotions as it offers moisturizing and softening with a silky, non-greasy feeling.

Cosmetic Applications:
  • Skin: Moisturizing dry skin, reducing trans-epidermal water loss, maintaining hydration, creating occlusion. Used to create a dry, silky skin feel in lotions and anhydrous products, like whipped butters.
  • Hair: Emollient oil suitable for all hair types to reduce water absorption and increase moisturization.
  • Lips: Ingredient for lip balms, lipsticks and other lip care products. Kukui Nut Oil has a slightly nutty, pleasant taste.
  • Emulsified products: Offers a less greasy, silky skin feel in lotions.
  • Anhydrous products: Suitable for all anhydrous products, including scrubs, lotion bars, facial sera, massage oils, and body oils.
Our Kukui Nut Oil is packed under a layer of inert argon gas to protect it from oxidation until you open and use it. Once opened, refrigerate it for long term storage or top it with our Ox-Blox gas after every use.

Typical Usage rate: 1 to 100%, typically 5% to 15%

Appearance: Light yellow, clear liquid
Extraction method: Cold pressed, refined
Solubility: Soluble in oils, insoluble in water
Required HLB: 7
Specific Gravity: 0.92
SAP value: 185 to 195
Country of origin/processing: Denmark
Shelf life: 12 months if kept in a cool, dark place or refrigerator

INCI: Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil

Shipping Information:  HS# 1515902100

This oil is sold by weight, not volume. 15 ounces, by weight, is equivalent to more than 16 fluid ounces.

 

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Kukui Nut Oil SDS

 


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