Camellia Oleifera Carrier Oil

Camellia oleifera

Studied Properties

Camellia Seed Carrier Oil bears a striking resemblance to Olive Carrier Oil in terms of its nutrients and fatty acid profile. Indeed, it is sometimes called the world's 'Eastern Olive Oil' or 'Oriental Olive Oil', being featured in eastern culinary applications as prominently as Olive Oil is in western nations. It is rich in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, including Oleic and Linoleic Acids. The content of Oleic Acids (which can exceed 80%) in particular is thought to be even higher than that of Olive Oil. Camellia Seed Oil is also high in skin- rejuvenating vitamins, minerals, and compounds, including Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Magnesium, Zinc, and Squalene lipids. These nutrients collectively make the oil exceptionally hydrating, moisturizing, and protective, with high antioxidative power and lasting cosmetic benefits.

APPEARANCE Clear pale yellow to golden yellow colored liquid

ODOR Mild vegetable oil odour
SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C 0.900 to 0.930
REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C 1.460 to 1.490


The main chemical constituents of Camellia Oil are:
Stearic Acid
Oleic Acid
Linoleic Acid

ALLERGENS: No known allergens

Common Uses

OLEIC ACIDS (OMEGA 9) are known to:
Contribute to the skin's suppleness and moisture levels, exhibit antioxidant properties, helping to fend off the impact of free radicals,
help reduce the appearance of aging, such as age spots, premature wrinkles, and fine lines, help relieve symptoms of dry skin, redness, or irritation, promote shinier and healthier-looking hair while taming frizz, exhibit hypotensive, cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, and weight-regulating properties.

LINOLEIC ACIDS (OMEGA 6) are known to:
Be an effective emulsifier and thickener in cosmetic formulations, boost moisture and moisture retention in skin and hair, exhibit antioxidant properties that protect and rejuvenate the appearance of skin, exhibit topical anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties, exhibit cardioprotective and cholesterol-regulating properties

SQUALENE is thought to be naturally abundant in human skin (sebum)
Be highly emollient and contribute to intensive moisturizing effects. Be a powerful antioxidant known for its anti-tumor effects. Help enhance the skin's natural protective barrier against water loss andRestore lipids lost through the aging process, minimizing fine lines and irritants wrinkles

VITAMIN E is thought to: Boost immunity and enhance the skin's natural protective ability against irritants, pollution, and sun exposure

VITAMIN A is thought to:Possess strong antioxidant effects that fight free radicals and oxidative stress

Help minimize the appearance of aging, including fine lines, scarring,pigmentation, and wrinkles
Beneficial for acne-prone skin
Contributes to skin elasticity, firming, and lifting
Boosst immunity and enhances the skin's natural protective ability against irritants, pollution, and sun exposure

Camellia Seed Oil is lightweight and absorbs rapidly to leave the skin surface looking dewy and healthy. It is also a non-comedogenic oil, making it suitable for all skin types. When applied topically, the oil acts as an exceptional emollient and hydrating agent, helping the skin look and feel smooth, plump, firm, and youthful. It improves the skin's complexion and addresses texture issues and scarring on the face and body, reducing the look of cellulite, stretch marks, wrinkles, and loose skin. It additionally supports the slowing down of transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and can be highly beneficial for skin that is suffering from dryness, dullness, and flakiness.

When applied directly to the face, Camellia Seed Oil is reputed to decrease the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, and other signs of premature aging. It is a highly protective oil, being naturally rich in antioxidants including Vitamin E and Polyphenols, thereby enhancing the skin's natural ability to safeguard from external irritants.
When applied to the hair and scalp, Camellia Seed Oil hydrates, softens, adds luster, and tames dandruff. It is a regenerative oil that promotes natural recovery from heat or styling damage. Those who experience itchy, irritated, or inflamed scalps may especially benefit from the soothing, non-irritant properties of this carrier oil. Due to its nourishing composition, frequent application to the hair is believed to accelerate hair growth and add a natural sheen and bounce to hair strands.

Camellia Seed Oil is also a well-known beauty remedy for chapped cuticles or brittle nails. It helps strengthen the cuticle as well as moisturize and fortify the nails for optimal health and growth. It also adds a glossy natural shine to the nail plate, helping the hands look more appealing and countering any discoloration.

COSMETIC: Emollient, Hydrating, Anti-Aging, Protective, Reparative, Regenerating, Softening, Smoothing, Lifting, Firming, Soothing, Anti- Inflammatory, Strengthening

MEDICINAL: Cardioprotective, Hepatoprotective, Immunity-Boosting, Cholesterol Lowering, General Health-Enhancing, Analgesic, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Diabetic, Carminative

Camellia Seed Oil, also known as Tea Oil, is a light, rapidly absorbing oil that is pressed from the seeds of Camellia sinensis or Camellia oleifera, the same trees that render the leaves used for green, white and black tea. Camellia Seed Oil is primarily monounsaturated and is said to be rich in anti-oxidants including Vitamin E. Camellia was originally cultivated in Japan and China and later with time, the world started recognizing its benefits. In Japan, camellia has over 900 names. Back then, the leaves of this plant were also very helpful in making tea and it was also a very important culture of China and Japan. The leaves of this plant were also used to make Britain's 'national beverage' tea.

Camellia seed oil has some varieties like, camellia sinensis oil, Camellia japonica oil, camellia oleifera oil. All these oils have different names and also different chemical compositions. Camellia seed carrier oil has huge commercial value in China and is used by more than half of the population of China. Camellia seed oil is also very rich in nutrients. It is among the few oils which have nutrients other than fatty acids. When it comes to health, this oil is often compared with olive oil as it has a very similar composition, comprising, unsaturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated acids.

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Studied Properties

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Calming
  • Emollient
  • Moisturizing
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Non-irritant
  • Revitalizing
  • Soothing

Common Uses

  • Anti-aging
  • Bath
  • Blemish
  • Body Care
  • Dry Skin
  • Eye Area
  • Hair & Scalp Care
  • Hydration
  • Massage
  • Oily Skin
  • Skin Care
  • Stretch Marks & Scarring

Feature Constituents

  • stearic acid
  • oleic acid
  • linoleic acid
  • squalene

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