In East Asian culture, camellia oil has a reputation for being one of the most soothing and restorative oils for the skin, hair, and body. The skincare market is no stranger to the numerous benefits of oils and plant extracts; they provide critical nutrients, antioxidants, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and oftentimes, anti-microbial effects. Camellia oil is one that is multifaceted in its realm of benefits.
In a 2013 study, the unsaturated fatty acid content in camellia oil was shown to reach as high as 90 percent. Alongside that statistic, camellia oil (also known as tea oil) showed high amounts of catechin (a natural phenol and antioxidant), saponin, and squalene (an omega oil), which all have good whitening, anti-oxidation, anti-permeability, analgesic (pain reducing), and anticancer properties.
1) Camellia Seed Oil Nourishes Your Skin
Camellia seed oil has one of the highest nutritional values of all the botanically sourced oils, filled with omega-9 fatty acids, antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamin E, plant collagen, and proteins. Even better, the molecular structure of these fatty acids and lipids within Camellia oil matches those of your skin, meaning the oil sinks in readily and doesn’t leave a trace of residue.
2) Camellia Seed Oil is Anti-inflammatory
While the nutritional benefits of camellia oil are historically known, its anti-inflammatory benefits are not. Camellia oil actively helps your skin rebound from your skin’s natural response to cellular injury. As the skin continuously experiences environmental and other stressors, inflammation is always a risk to your skin’s health.
3) Camellia Seed Oil Is Anti-Aging
Through the natural process of aging and the accumulation of sun damage, skin begins to lose its youthfulness. Without antioxidant support, oxidation (as a result of free radicals) will begin to occur, alongside wrinkles and sunspots. The nourishing and anti-inflammatory mechanisms of camellia oil will both protect the skin and prevent this process from readily occurring.
4) Camellia Seed Oil Reduces Acne & Prevents Breakouts
While one of the typical approaches to rid acne is to shy away from any product containing oil, it is one of the most beneficial ingredients in helping your skin to heal. Due to camellia oil’s nutritional value, molecular structure, and anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, it can help your skin recover without harsh chemicals and dryness. Dryness will only exacerbate spots and bad breakouts.
If you are looking for skin care products with organic Camellia Seed Oil, as well as other nutrient-dense organic oils, check out Meiling Skincare!