Legend has it that Japan's original seductresses, the Geishas achieved their youthfulness and beauty from applying a few drops of this skin loving treat, camellia oil each day for ageless skin and lustrous hair. This amazing oil, also known as tea oil, has been cultivated extensively for many centuries in China and other regions of Asia. The oil is cold-pressed from the seeds.
Camellia oil's use in natural skincare products are documented as far back as 3,000 years ago, when the barefoot doctors who travelled on foot from village to village used it to treat dry skin conditions.
Why is camellia oil such an effective natural skin care ingredient?
The oil is particularly thin which allows it to penetrate to deeper layers of the skin and hair follicles delivering nutrients that keep your skin young and give your hair shine and gloss. It is also very high in oleic acid, which is the main fatty acid found in human skin oils and may contribute to the rejuvenation of collagen and elastin (the stuff that keeps our skin taut when we are young).
Anti-oxidant properties of camellia oil
Camellia oil is also a natural anti-oxidant. Ideal for all skin types, and those with excess exposure to strong sun and pollution.
With regular use, as part of your natural skin care routine, you may notice a softness and reduction in dryness and tight-feeling skin. You could also see a gradual reduction in fine wrinkles, potential brightening/smoothing of freckles, stretch marks and age-spots. It may also improve the condition of breakouts or inflamed skin.
Naturally healthy hair
Using camellia oil on your hair may make it softer, healthier and fuller within weeks. The oil's ability to smooth the hair follicle may also support increased hair growth. Our beautiful 7 Wonders Hair Oil by Pollen Botanicals is rich in this exquisite beauty ingredient.