Simple Beauty – Tamanu Oil

I love beauty products of all kinds and sometimes I enjoy a good, simple product. This post is part of a series sharing my favorite one ingredient beauty products. If your are into simple beauty routines, some of the products in this series might fit really well into your collection!

I love beauty products of all kinds and sometimes I enjoy a good, simple product. This post is part of a series sharing my favorite one ingredient beauty products. If your are into simple beauty routines, some of the products in this series might fit really well into your collection!


Tamanu oil is a fantastic oil for skincare. It can help stretch marks, psoriasis, eczema, acne, post acne pigmentation, dermatitis, rashes and age spots! It is high in oleic and linoleic faty acids. Oleic fatty acids have been shown to prevent dandruff, sooth skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, moisturize the skin, and have anti-aging benefits. Linoleic fatty acids may help prevent acne – acne prone skin has lower levels of linoleic acid and higher levels of oleic acid in the sebum, so adding linoleic acid to your skincare might help balance the two fatty acids. Tamanu oil promotes the regeneration of skin making it effective in anti-aging and healing post acne pigmentation. It is also an antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory – all wonderful things for creating clear, healthy skin!

I have been using tamanu oil every morning for the past six months. I bought mine on Amazon and it was about $15.00 for 1 oz of oil in a glass bottle with a pump, but there are plenty of different brands that make tamanu oil. I would recommend that you look for a cold-pressed, organic oil (I always buy organic, cold-pressed oils for my skincare). I can honestly say that I feel like tamanu oil really speeds up the healing of my post acne pigmentation. Normally the red spots left after a breakout would take close to 3-4 weeks to completely heal, but since using tamanu oil, that healing time is almost cut in half. Tamanu oil is not greasy, absorbs quickly into my skin, and feels very moisturizing. If I am feeling particularly lazy, I will even use tamanu oil in the ends of my hair! It’s light enough to tame and smooth the ends without weighing them down or making my hair look greasy and dirty.

9.23.-7 AM Skin

 

9.23.17 AM Skin

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

January Labs Daily Brightening Tonic

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil + Tamanu Oil

Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate

 

9.21.17 AM Skin

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That one morning I decided to give my skin a swift kick in the ass…

Leahlani Skincare Kalima Coconut Cleansing Cream

January Labs Daily Brightening Tonic

Sally’s Organics Rose Water

Kate Somerville Anti-Bac Clearing Lotion – seriously the only thing that will clear a breakout quickly

Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream

Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil + Tamanu Oil

Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate

9.17.17 AM Skin

 

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My guilty skincare pleasure: physical exfoliants.

Leahlani Skincare Kalima Coconut Cleansing Cream

CosRx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence

Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream

Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil + Tamanu Oil

Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream TintedNutrient Day Cream Tinted – 95.00

 

9.12.17 AM Skin

9.12.7 AM Skincare

• Jordan Samuel Skincare Plie Cleanser

• Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner

• Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream

•Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil  + Tamanu Oil

Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate

9.7.17 PM Skin

Some hormonal acne/congestion popped up on my chin today so tonight’s routine is focused on calming that breakout.

🌿This was my 3rd time using the sample of the Tara Harper Clarifying Mask and I’m not really impressed. I haven’t seen any amazing results 🤷🏻‍♀️I still have some left so I’ll keep trying it out.

• Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

• Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid

• Josh Rosebrook Hydration Accelerator –

• Tata Harper Clarifying Mask – applied just on congested areas

• Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm

• Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil  – used as spot treatment

• Stratia Liquid Gold + Tamanu Oil

9.7.17 AM Skin

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I am on a roll with Jordan Samuel Plié Cleanser! It is just so enjoyable to use – it’s hydrating and gentle and smells lush.

• Jordan Samuel Skincare Plie Cleanser

• Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner

• Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream

• Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil+ 1 pump Tamanu Oil

•Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate

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9.6.17 AM Skin

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9.6.17 AM Skincare

 

• Jordan Samuel Skincare Plie Cleanser

• Sally’s Organics Rose Water

I love this rose water, but the spray on this particular bottle is a fire hose.

• Deciem’s The Ordinary Buffet

• Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream

• Stratia Liquid Gold + 1 pump of Tamanu Oil

 

9.5.17 AM Skincare

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9.5.17 AM Skincare

* Cleanse * Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

* Hydrating Toner * Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea

* Vitamin C * Deciem The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%

* Eye * Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream

  • This one is new to me and I love it, it’s extremely thick and hydrating but not greasy and great under makeup.

* Oils * 1 pump of Tamanu oil mixed with 4 drops of Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil

  • I usually mix  treatment oil with a more basic, hydrating oil. I like Tamanu because it can help acne marks heal quicker.

* Moisturize * Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate