When it comes to keeping your skin and hair looking radiant and healthy, there’s one ingredient that doesn’t get much time in the spotlight but is a little superhero: Camellia Oil.
What is Camellia Oil?
Camellia Oil comes from the same plant which produces tea leaves. It is an extremely moisturising and conditioning ingredient thanks to its high Oleic Acid content, which contains huge levels of Omega 9.
What does Camellia Oil do?
Thanks to its intensely hydrating properties, Camellia Oil is great to use if you have dry or dehydrated skin and hair. It replenishes the lost moisture in both your skin cells and hair fibres to leave them soft, supple and healthy. In addition to this, it’s nourishing properties extend far past this and even help to reduce inflammation on the skin, to leave your complexion calmed and soothed. It’s anti-allergenic properties also make it great to use on sensitised and delicate skin types, which require a little more care in a beauty routine.
Camellia Oil is also an antioxidant powerhouse and helps to prevent free radical damage to your skin and hair by protecting them against environmental aggressors.
How to use Camellia Oil
Camellia Oil is present in a lot of skincare and haircare products, making it easy to find if you want to incorporate it into your routine.
Camellia Oil for Hair
Camellia Oil is present in a lot of hair products that help to condition, soften and add shine to your hair. The Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue is one of the most luxurious treatments we have tried, and when used as a leave-in finishing product, helps to shield your locks from harmful UV rays, as well as feed the hair with the essential nutrition it needs to stay healthy.
Camellia Oil for Skin
When it comes to skincare, Camellia Oil is a great ingredient to choose as it won’t block your pores, even though it’s intensely moisturising.
The Pixi Double Cleanse has been formulated in collaboration with skincare guru, Caroline Hirons, so you can be sure this product is one of the best on the market. Made with Camellia Oil, the Double Cleanse has two sides to help you complete a thorough cleansing routine without needing to open a lot of products. The solid oil becomes emollient when massaged into the skin, and helps to remove all traces of makeup (even waterproof), dirt, oil and impurities. The cleansing cream feels super gentle on the skin and helps to refresh your skin after cleansing to ensure its perfectly clean.
Follow your cleanse with the Decléor Mandarin Smoothing Serum, which contains a base of Camellia Oil, Hazelnut, Mandarin and Sunflower to leave your skin feeling incredibly soft and conditioned. The serum is great to use if you have dehydrated, ageing or dulling skin as its brightening properties will lift any fatigued complexion.
Don’t forget you need to moisturise your body to keep it supple and healthy. The NUXE Golden Shimmer Dry Oil contains a blend of Camellia Oil, alongside Orange Blossom and Vanilla to nourish the skin and leave it glowing. Plus, the hint of shimmer is perfect for the summer months.