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go nuts for Jindilli
It was considered a delicacy when Aboriginal
people first discovered it thousands of years ago,
and spa-goers are only now clueing in to the
appeal of the mighty macadamia.
The cold-pressed oil extracted from the
macadamia nut has a rich yet lightweight texture
and a bounty of benefits, turning it into the hottest
prospect in the current crop of beauty-oil contenders
-- and Australia's Jindilli is at the forefront.
"Our company was the first in the world to press
macadamias for oil more than 30 years ago," says
Jindilli chief brand officer Cherie Jackson.
"Although it was initially used for culinary purposes, local
massage therapists started sourcing the oil to use in their ser vices,
and that's when we discovered how skin- compatible the oil is."
In the inter vening years, its star has only risen - pure macadamia
oil is now the most commonly used product in the spa and wellness
industry in Australia, where an estimated one in three spas use
it as their preferred massage oil, says Lynne Ziehlke, marketing
development manager for the Australian Macadamia Society.
"Worldwide, approximately 70 percent of all macadamia oil is
used by the cosmetic industry."
In a coup for Jindilli, The Santa Catalina Island Company has
updated the menu at Island Spa Catalina in Avalon, California, to
include the brand's "no water required" treatment.
"Island Spa Catalina has a major problem with water and Jindilli
has provided the solution in the Citrus with a Twist body treatment
(50 minutes)," says Cherie Jackson. "Lynille, our Beauty Therapy
Specialist has been training their team.
"This spa is a part of the American Leisure Group and is the
second one of their properties to incorporate Jindilli.
"Later this year we will be launching into their new Grand
Cayman project as well."
Multiple Jindilli products are used in the Macadamia Moisture
Medley, a therapy that includes a body scrub and a massage, at The
Spa at Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California.
The skin is primed with Pure Macadamia Oil, then layered with
Lime Blossom Body Scrub. Because the scrub is
dissolvable, the skin "maintains all the benefits of the
macadamia oil," says spa director Alexandra Sutton.
"A massage follows, conducted with a combination
of macadamia oil and Body Melt. The lasting hydration
is incredible, and you don't feel sticky after wards.
It's one of our top two ser vices."
She says the treatment has been such a success
that the spa is exploring the possibility of a
Macadamia oil is primarily composed of fatty acids:
omega-9 oleic reduces inflammation and seals in moisture, omega-7
palmitoleic helps prevent lines and wrinkles, firm skin, and keep it supple
to delay the signs of ageing, omega-6 linoleic acid prevent moisture loss
and saturated palmitic, resembling the oil that skin naturally produces.
Phytosterols help repair the skin's barrier function, promote
absorption of nutrients, and slow down collagen loss, making it
ideal for sensitive and mature skin.
Jindilli is similarly causing a stir in Asia, after general manager
of Jindilli Australia, Jacqueline Hill, and owner Morgan Roy
exhibited at Cosmoprof in Hong last November.
"We certainly made an impression!" says Jacqueline. "While
the demonstrations of our proprietary Boomaglam massage tool
generated the crowds, there was real intrigue about the Jindilli story.
"Our macadamia farms owned by the Roy family in northern
NSW created an authentic point of difference around our products
and attendees genuinely began to understand the properties and
benefits of pure natural macadamia oil.
"The response to the magic of Jindilli's dry room Lime Blossom
Scrub was over whelming. They literally gasped when the scrub
disappeared before their eyes.
"As a result of this interest, we will be exporting to Hong Kong.
"Aside from China, we received interest from Japan, Korea,
Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Mongolia, Netherlands,
Kuwait, Italy, Canada and India."
Island Spa Catalina in
Jacqueline Hill and Morgan
Roy at the Jindilli stand at
Cosmoprof, Hong Kong
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