The first thing many of us think of when we hear camellias is Chanel's iconic camellia flower . But the flower doesn't just look pretty. Thanks to the skin-refining properties of camellia oil, it is quickly becoming a popular beauty ingredient.
Camellia oil or tsubaki oil, as it is sometimes called, comes from the nut of the camellia flower. While it is gaining traction in beauty circles in the West, it has long been a staple food for geishas in Japan . According to Holly McWhorter, co-founder of PLANT Apothecary camellia oil is beneficial because of its moisturizing properties. "Its molecular composition and weight are similar to sebum, the oil that our skin produces itself, and this similarity allows it to be easily and quickly absorbed deep into the lower layers of the skin," she explains. This also means that the oil won't leave any greasy residue on the skin. This makes it a great option for oily or acne prone skin .
Another benefit is that it is packed with skin-perfecting antioxidants including omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, and plant collagen Squalane, is filled. McWhorter says squalane is especially important because it is an essential part of the skin's moisture and protective systems, but the body produces less of it as we age. The oil also helps soothe irritation, promote healing, and fight bacteria.
Its benefits have uses beyond skin care. The oil is also found in body and hair products. It's even used in makeup – especially mascaras. Camellia oil helps to care for the eyelashes so that they do not get the dreaded crispy finish. Other oils such as coconut and jojoba have earned a good reputation. But it's worth expanding your oil collection. Shop the Best Camellia Oil Beauty Products Below.
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