Is camellia oil good for your skin, and what effects does it actually have? Terre Verdi reveals the top five reasons why your beauty regime should include camellia oil in today's special natural ingredient spotlight!
Terre Verdi adores the gentle and replenishing qualities of camellia oil – so much so that we have dedicated an entire product in our range to this star ingredient. Our Thé Bianco Organic Skin Oil celebrates the unique properties of white tea and provides a daily dose of moisture that is suitable for all skin types.
Today, we are showcasing five benefits of camellia oil and sharing our top reasons for why this ingredient is such a star. We hope you enjoy learning about this beautiful botanical!
What Is Camellia Oil?
Camellia oil has been widely used through the ages and is well known for its beautifying and soothing properties. Also known as white tea oil, it’s been viewed as a staple for skincare, haircare, and daily life in Japan for centuries, and over time it became a valued product around the world.
This natural ingredient comes from the camellia plant that is rich in fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. While there are hundreds of types of this flowering evergreen, two particular varieties stand out for their impressive health and wellbeing benefits: camellia sinensis and camellia oleifera.
Terre Verdi uses the second variety in our natural and organic beauty products. The oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the Camellia Oleifera flower, and then lovingly added to our recyclable glass bottles. The multi-tasking ThéBianco Organic Skin Oil then finds its way to you!
5 Benefits of Camellia Oil for Your Skin
Camellia oil offers many vitamins and minerals that benefit the skin along with antioxidants and fatty acids. The easily absorbed and gentle ingredient is suitable for all skin types, making it no wonder it's remained a popular choice since ancient times! See for yourself how camellia oil can work as a treatment for your skin...
Camellia oil is deeply hydrating and moisturising
Camellia oil provides intensive moisture thanks to its natural conditioning properties. It’s packed full of essential vitamins and minerals, making it the perfect choice for nourishing skin. Not only does it contain Vitamin E, it is also bursting with Omega 3, 6, and 9 which are great for moisturising the face and the neck area. Research shows that higher amounts of fatty acids benefit your complexion and can lead to improved texture. That means softer, smoother, and more supple skin!
Camellia oil is lightweight
Camellia actually has a molecular weight similar to sebum, meaning it replicates our skin's natural oils. This means the product can absorb quickly and easily into the skin and does not leave any heavy or greasy residues behind. It also results in camellia oil being non-comedogenic. This is ideal for those who struggle with acne or excess oil!
Camellia oil calms the skin
Another benefit of camellia oil is that it is super gentle and can work to calm the skin. Science reveals that this beautifying botanical acts to soothe inflammation and even has astringent properties. This makes camellia a great companion for those suffering with skin conditions like rosacea, acne, psoriasis, or eczema because it helps minimise redness, banish blemishes, and protect against irritation.
Camellia oil fights premature aging
Collagen is important for maintaining firm and youthful looking skin, and camellia seed oil boosts this essential component. The organic oil contains Vitamin A which gives a helping hand to collagen production. This important vitamin also works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, since camellia oil is a source of antioxidants, this botanical also fights free radicals and helps prevent premature aging.
Camellia oil is versatile
Since camellia oil is so lightweight and includes a wide variety of beneficial nutrients (such as Vitamins A, B, and E, phosphorus, magnesium, and essential fatty acids), this plant-based ingredient is an excellent multi-tasker. With up to 85% oleic acid, camellia offers all you could want from a replenishing and nurturing ingredient, and can be used for massage, as a moisturiser, to tame frizz and flyaways, and more!
Camellia oil has certainly proved itself to be a powerful plant based ingredient, and we at Terre Verdi are so happy to share some of the wonderful benefits of this botanical.