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Benefits of Camellia Oil in Skin Care

Jan 24, 2022

Skin Care

Nowadays, it seems like there are more skin care products available than ever. Browse the shelves of most stores, from your drugstore to your makeup chain, and even the small specialty boutiques – and you’re bound to find a myriad of options that all promise to bring your skin back to life and cure all your skin care woes. The beauty industry is booming and continues to present new innovations that each promise to be better than the last, but you may be surprised to learn that some of the most powerful, tried-and-true ingredients have been around longer than the industry itself.

Natural ingredients work with your skin without the harsh side effects of manmade chemical products. For example, Rose Oil has become a favorite among fans of natural beauty because it moisturizes the skin without clogging pores, and Coconut Oil is popular for those looking for deep hydration and reduction of conditions like eczema. Using oils on your face may seem like the last thing your skin needs, but oil isn’t a bad word. Many oils are incredibly beneficial for skin woes – yes, even acne. Hydrated skin actually produces less sebum, making it appear less oily and providing that inner glow without the shine.

What is Camellia Oil (aka Tsubaki Oil)?

Camellia Oil is one of those face-friendly options found in nature. Also known as Tsubaki Oil and sometimes Tea Seed Oil, this nourishing oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of Camellia Oleifera, a beautiful flower native to the mountainous regions of eastern Asia. This plant is more than just lovely, though; the oil from the seeds contains fatty acids, antioxidants, and a range of vitamins, and has been used for centuries for a multitude of uses including cooking, holistic medicine, and hair and skin care.

Benefits of Camellia Oil

Its wide range of uses, particularly its use in skin care, is because not all oils are bad for your skin. While the past few decades have emphasized foaming cleansers and astringent toners that promise a squeaky-clean face, those products also tend to dehydrate the skin, leading to overproduction of sebum and creating what we know as oily skin. Natural oils, like Camellia, prevent this cycle by keeping the skin moisturized.

Camellia Seed Oil, in particular, has an incredible range of benefits thanks to the presence of fatty acids like Omegas 3 and 6 and Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E. Whether applied topically at the end of your skin care routine or used in a Camellia Oil cleanser, this ancient ingredient addresses a variety of skin concerns.

Hydrates your skin

The vitamins mentioned above are more than just individually healthy for your skin; the particular combination actually is quite akin to sebum, the skin’s natural moisturizer. Because the composition of Tsubaki Oil is so similar, the skin is quick to absorb the oil deep into the epidermis, rather than letting it sit on the surface. This absorption forms a barrier to keep toxins out and lock moisture into the skin, keeping it hydrated.

Calms redness & inflammation

In addition to vitamins, Camellia Oil also contains antioxidants. These soothe the skin, bringing down redness and inflammation, and even helping to calm and reduce acne. This oil is non-comedogenic, meaning it doesn’t clog pores like some other oils do. Camellia Oil is also very lightweight, so it absorbs quickly into the skin, rather than staying on the surface and leaving a greasy look and feel.

Minimizes dark spots/hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation and dark spots are caused by an excess of melanin in the skin, and while they aren’t a medical concern like acne, many prefer to reduce the appearance. There are plenty of harsh, bleaching products available, but your body already creates squalene to combat this. As we age, though, our body begins to produce less squalene and more melanin; Camellia Seed Oil contains the unique chemical compounds to restore balance and minimize existing hyperpigmentation. This way, you can reduce the appearance of it with natural and effective ingredients instead of artificial and potentially harmful ones.

Improves elasticity

Those vitamins and antioxidants present in the Tsubaki Oil have another benefit: Improving the elasticity of your skin, which creates a more youthful appearance. Vitamins A and B in particular, along with fatty acids like Omega 3 and 5 and Oleic Acid, bring out an inner glow and help prevent and even reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the skin.

Not all oils are bad for your skin

As mentioned before, not all oils are created equal: some are great for cooking your favorite dish, but many have surprising benefits for the skin. Oil cleansing, a method that has existed for eons, has reemerged as one of the most gentle and nourishing methods for gently removing oil and dirt while preserving the skin’s natural barrier. While it may sound counterintuitive to rub oil on your face, especially if you’re prone to acne, you can rest easy knowing that these oils work like a magnet to attract excess sebum, dirt, and even your makeup, leaving behind skin that is clean and moisturized. If you’re ready to try adding oil cleansing to your routine, try our Camellia Seed Oil-based cleanser today.



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