get to know kukui

get to know kukui

in hawaiian, kukui translates to “light” or “torch.” also referred to as the candlenut; the kukui nut–grown from the “tree of light–” was once used by the indigenous people of Hawaii as a natural flashlight. but that wasn’t its only purpose. for centuries, kukui oil has been used as an all-organic moisturizer. a powerhouse ingredient pack with fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and other vital nutrients, here’s a look at why we use this complex oil in our products. 


health benefits of kukui oil

before we get into kukui oil’s hair and skin benefits, let’s get into the slew of other ways this ingredient can be useful in your everyday life. 

kukui oil has many healing properties–one of which can heal wounds or burns when applied to the skin. it may even boost your immune system and prevent infection. additionally, kukui oil has been used to treat joint pain, sore muscles, and even arthritis due to its ability to inhibit pain receptors. 


kukui oil & skin

in terms of skin care, the benefits of kukui oil are bountiful. first and foremost, kukui oil works as a natural moisturizer. for dry, cracked skin, this oil is a life-saver. because of this, it is also known to treat certain skin conditions such as eczema due to its moisturizing properties and its ability to reduce inflammation, irritation, and itching. it may also reduce the appearance of stretch marks and treat psoriasis and rosacea. 

what else? well, kukui oil has even been linked to reducing the appearance of wrinkles because of its high levels of antioxidants. 


hair & kukui oil 

kukui oil is not just for skin care–it works wonders for your hair, too. similar to how it prevents dry skin and eczema, kukui oil can prevent dandruff by locking in moisture and hydrating your scalp. in addition, kukui can increase hair strength due to the fatty acids in the oil.  

kukui oil can also soften and detangle, promote shine, and add an overall boost of moisture to your locks. 


kukui oil meets privé

at privé, we use kukui oil due to its high concentration of amino and fatty acids, which are highly penetrative and offer the ability to restore moisture and impart gloss and shine. 

kukui oil makes an appearance in our moisture rich shampoo and our amp up shampoo and conditioner. in our moisture shampoo, kukui oil works to rejuvenate dry, thirsty hair. in our amp up shampoo and conditioner, on the other hand, kukui oil is used to strengthen fine, weak hair and prevent dryness and breakage. 

now that you know this brilliantly beautiful oil, will you work it into your care routine? 



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