With more skincare products on the market than ever before, settling on a skincare regime can be an overwhelming and daunting task. Cleansers, exfoliators, serums, face oils, moisturisers, eye creams, face masks; the list goes on and the questions remain. Am I using the right products for my specific skin concerns? Are the products I’m using free from harmful ingredients? Am I blowing my budget on so-called “must-have” items that don’t deliver on their promises?
What if I told you that one product could cut through the confusion and chaos to become a staple in your beauty arsenal? A 100% natural product that rejuvenates and revitalises your skin, whilst soothing irritation, reducing inflammation, encouraging collagen production and improving skin tone and elasticity? And what if all of this (and more!) could be achieved in one easy step? Well my friends, it can!
These two words are the secret to younger looking skin: dilo oil.
A rare nut oil extracted from the seeds of the dilo tree (calophyllum inophyllum) - found on the pristine shores of Fiji - the miraculous effects of dilo oil have been known to Pacific Islanders for thousands of years, and now it’s shaking up the beauty world thanks to its skin-healing properties. Drawing its life source from the nutrient-rich warm waters of the Pacific, Fijians call the sacred dilo tree “the tree of a thousand virtues,” thanks to its myriad therapeutic uses and ability to alleviate so many dermatological issues.
So, what exactly does this much-lauded oil do for skin? Perhaps a better question to ask is what doesn’t it do for skin, because it truly is a multitasking miracle product! Dilo oil is known to possess a unique capacity to enhance the skin's own repair mechanism, soothe pain and irritation, as well as promote the growth of healthy skin. For this reason, dilo oil is widely used as a traditional topical aid in the Pacific Islands and is regarded with much reverence for its healing powers. Exceptionally high in essential fatty acids, dilo oil (also known as tamanu oil) is non-greasy and quickly absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin, delivering its regenerative and healing properties right to where they’re needed.
Containing high levels of oleic acid and linoleic acid, analysis of dilo oil led to the discovery of a previously unknown fatty acid: calophyllic acid. “Found only in dilo oil, this essential fatty acid stimulates the healing process by promoting the growth of new tissue - thereby accelerating wound and scar-tissue healing and the growth of healthy new skin,” explains Anna Theofanous, vice president of sales and international and master trainer at Pure Fiji.
Known as cicatrisation, this ability to form new tissue and repair damaged skin results in younger looking skin thanks to increased collagen production that improves skin firmness, elasticity and tone, and reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. For this reason, dilo oil is a powerful anti-ageing product that also has the ability to treat skin conditions like burns, scars, bruises, acne, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn and insect bites.
Because the calophyllic acid in dilo oil boasts antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties that accelerate skin healing and have a soothing effect on irritated skin and wounds, this oil is a great therapeutic all-rounder that belongs in your first aid kit as much as it does in your beauty cabinet! A natural antihistamine, dilo oil helps calm inflammation so may also be useful in the treatment of rosacea and acne and has been shown to improve the appearance of scars and stretchmarks.
Pure Fiji seeks to produce the purest and therefore most effective dilo oil on the market, which is why their dilo oil is wild-harvested on a remote Fijian island and why only nuts that have naturally fallen to the ground are collected by the locals. “The remoteness of the island ensures that the trees are growing in a pristine environment and that the oil has a very high content of calopyllic acid,” says Theofanous, referring to the oil’s miracle ingredient. The seeds are sundried and then cold pressed, resulting in oil that retains its nutrients and natural molecular structure - allowing for better absorption into the skin. And so confident are Pure Fiji in the skin-healing powers of their dilo oil that they include it in all of their products!
They also produce a Dilo Rescue range
that comprises a body spray, body gel, body butter and bath therapy soak formulated to soothe, nourish and replenish skin affected by sunburn, windburn, dermatitis, insect bites, acne, eczema, shaving irritation, and for use on skin after microdermabrasion, radiation and chemotherapy.
It’s never too soon to start using anti-ageing products and for a product that covers all your bases you can’t go past Pure Fiji’s Anti-Aging Booster Dilo Oil. 100% pure cold pressed dilo oil, this is perfect for slowing signs of ageing on the face and for use on scars, stretchmarks and anywhere else dilo’s anti-inflammatory and repairing powers are needed!
So, there you have it – you’re now in the know on the latest cult beauty product that will supercharge your skincare regime and unlock your skin’s true potential!