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How to Use Camellia Oil for Skin Care

A breakdown of the benefits of camellia oil for the skin and how to use camellia oil for skin care.

Camellia oil is one of those undercover oils that aren’t prominent in DIY hair or skincare but has some great benefits. Camellia oil is aka Tsubaki oil and tea seed oil.

Camellia Oil for Skin

Camellia oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of Camellia oleifera. This fragrant and beautiful flower is native to China and Japan.

How to Use Camellia Oil for Skin Care

The camellia seeds are pulverized into a fine powder then steamed. Afterward, it’s transferred to a pressurizer for extraction of the oil before the powder cools down.

The pulp from the extraction is used as a fertilizer or in the production of shampoo and detergent due to its saponin content.

If you ever go to Japan, you can make your own camellia oil at Oshima Furusato Taikenan in Tokyo. 

There are three different types of camellia oil – Camellia Sinensis, Camellia japonica, and Camellia oleifera.

For more information on what makes each variety different, have a look at The 3 Different Types of Camellia Oil and Which is Best for the Hair?

Camellia Oil Texture and Scent

Camellia oil is yellow and has a smooth and silky texture.

It has a pleasant smell that isn’t overpowering and has a non-comedogenic rating of 1. This means it’s unlikely to clog pores.

Benefits of Camellia Oil for Face

1. Anti-aging Compounds

Camellia oil contains cell rebuilding nutrients, collagen, and elastin, which improve skin texture and can help repair sun damage and premature signs of aging.

2. Doesn’t Clog Pores

A non-comedogenic oil doesn’t clog pores and can be applied to the skin without issues. Camellia oil falls into this category with a rating of 1.

3. Moisturizes Skin

Camellia oil is non-greasy, quickly absorbed into the skin, and makes an excellent moisturizer.

Its light and silky texture help it sink into the skin without leaving behind any residue. It also softens the skin.

4. Treats Brittle and Weak Nails

Camellia oil can help reverse brittle, weak, and splitting nails combined with a few other oils (recipe below).

5. Natural Make-Up Remover

You can use camellia oil to remove your eye makeup. A few drops on a cotton ball are all you need.

Wipe gently around the eye area to remove makeup and leave skin smooth and wrinkle-free over time.

How to Use Camellia Oil for Skin Care

Camellia Oil Facial Oil Recipe

Do not use this oil as a cleansing oil as camellia oil is a drying oil. Also, don’t let it get into your eyes. 

camellia-japonica-oil-for-skinCamellia Oil Nail and Cuticle Oil Recipe

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Camellia Oil Body Butter

Include camellia oil in your body butter recipe for smooth and moisturized skin. Also prevents cracking of heels and dry skin on the knees and elbows.

To choose the best butter for your body butter base, browse the natural butter for hair and skin archives for benefits, best uses, and recipes.

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Best Camellia Oil for Face

For the skin, look for camellia oil made from Japanese camellia as the other varieties – Camellia Sinensis and Camellia oleifera may clog pores. I have made some recommendations below:-

Juiceika Organics Japanese Camellia Oil

Juiceika Organics Japanese Camellia Oil

Oleo Botanicals Japanese Camellia Seed Oil

Oleo Botanicals Japanese Camellia Seed Oil

What Does Camellia Oil Do For Hair?

Camellia oil helps smooth down the hair cuticle and promotes shiny hair.

It also forms a protective coating on hair guarding against split ends and is excellent for scalp treatments.

For more on the benefits of camellia oil for hair and some great camellia oil recipes for hair, have a look at Rejuvenate and Nourish Your Hair with Camellia Oil.

12 Camellia Oil Skin Care Products

  1. Sally’s Box Secret Garden Camellia Oil Ampoule Sheet Mask
  2. Decléor Mandarin Smoothing Serum
  3. Elemis Japanese Camellia Oil Blend
  4. Institut Arnaud Paris Perle & Camelia
  5. TATCHA Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
  6. Tatcha Women’s Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm
  7. Pai Camellia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
  8. The Body Shop Spa of the World Japanese Camellia Body Cream
  9. Kocostar Camellia Happy Mask
  10. Nesti Dante Gli Officinalis Soap – Camellia & Cinnamon
  11. Glasshouse Hand Cream – Kyoto (Camellia & Lotus)
  12. Aesop Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream

Have you ever used camellia oil on your skin? Do you have any questions about using camellia oil for skincare? Let us know in the comments section.

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