For the longest time, I actually wasn't the biggest fan of tamanu oil due to its thickness and the green herbal smell it has that stays on you for a while. I tried it on my hair/scalp and body and it just seemed too thick and heavy.
But later I found it makes a pretty good face oil. Rub it between your hands first before smoothing onto face. I like to leave it in a few minutes to let it absorb and then I add a light moisturizer on top to seal it in. Over night, it soaks into the face and leaves no residue by morning.
I have been using Valentina brand Tamanu oil for a few years now. I use it daily on my face (normally nightly) however will use twice daily if my fave needs the extra moisture. I also use it over my whole body when needed. On my dogs ears (she’s a rescue with cropped ears) and they get dry and sad. I have used this oil on cut/scrapes/burns. This stuff is liquid gold (but green) slight nutty smell which I enjoy.
We have only been using this oil for a short time, but so far so good. We are noticing a smoothing of skin on a very dry patchy area.
Was thicker than anticipated... Smell is not particularly pleasant.