We love Camellia oil...why?
It's an absorbant, lightweight & highly versatile oil packed full of antioxidants tried & tested over centuries.
Camellia Oil: A Glimpse into Its Rich History
Camellia’s rich history spans over 5000 years, with its origins deeply rooted in China and Japan. The oil derived from this plant has been a crucial element in the beauty routines of Geishas for centuries, maintaining its status as a key ingredient in natural beauty potions across Asia to this day.
The Diversity of Camellia
With a staggering array of over 20,000 varieties, the camellia stands as a botanical marvel. For many, the camellia is a picturesque tree adorning their garden, while for others, it takes the familiar guise of our cherished tea plant—Camellia Sinensis (a close relative of Camellia Oleifera). In its leafy incarnation, this plant gives rise to the rich tapestry of black, green, and oolong teas that grace our cups.
Among the myriad camellia types, three prominently shine in the realm of skincare products: japonica, oleifera, and sinensis. Notably, oleifera claims a distinguished place, celebrated for its remarkably emollient properties. This oil, derived from the oleifera variety, shares a wealth of potent antioxidant compounds with tea, complemented by a bounty of essential nourishing fats, vitamins, and minerals. It's no wonder that oleifera has become a favored choice, offering a luxurious touch to skincare routines while delivering a symphony of revitalizing benefits.
Harnessing the Power of Antioxidants
Camellia’s high antioxidant content provides the skin with essential protection against free radicals and environmental aggressors, thereby diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Beyond this protective function, the oil's light and easily assimilated nature make it a significant source of Vitamin E and monounsaturated fatty acids, offering deep nourishment, calming effects, and healing properties.
Astringent and Anti-Inflammatory Qualities
Beyond its nutritive qualities, camellia oil boasts astringent and anti-inflammatory properties that deliver remarkable relief for inflamed skin. It contributes to the enhancement of the wound healing process and promotes cell regeneration, making it a versatile and beneficial addition to skincare routines.
In summary, camellia oil stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of natural beauty practices, seamlessly blending ancient traditions with modern skincare needs.
Camellia oil is often considered non-comedogenic, meaning it is less likely to clog pores. This makes it a potentially suitable option for individuals with oily or acne-prone skin.
Which Skinb products contain camellia oil?
Our best selling Natural Skin Balm contains almost 50% cold pressed organic camellia oil, partnered with cold pressed organic jojoba oil and a little beeswax which not only hydrates, conditions, soothes, calms but also creates a protective barrier against environmental pollutants.
If you're after an all-round oil that can be used as a lightweight cleanser, body oil, face oil or a hair oil try our 100% cold pressed organic Camellia Oil which comes in a 100ml or 240ml glass amber jar with bamboo lid.
Learn a new skill & make your own skin balm with our DIY Skin Balm Kit, these kits can be customised with favourite essential oils or infused with flowers & herbs from your garden.
Scientific papers on benefits of camellia oil
Anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects of Camellia oleifera Abel components
Inhibitory effects of shell of Camellia oleifera Abel extract on mushroom tyrosinase and human skin melanin
Camellia japonica Essential Oil Inhibits α-MSH-Induced Melanin Production and Tyrosinase Activity in B16F10 Melanoma Cells
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