- Acrive Oil
- INCI: Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil
- Comedogenicity: n.a.
- Composition: Oleic acid (up to approx. 82 %), palmitic acid (up to approx. 8 %), linoleic acid (up to approx. 7 %), stearic acid (up to approx. 1 %), tocopherol, antioxidants.
- Cosmetic use: Dry, sensitive, irritated skin; hair care.
Camellia seed oil is mainly obtained by cold pressing the seeds of Camellia Oleifera. However, oil is also obtained from Camellia Sasanqua and Camellia Sinensis, the other two species of the genus of the Camellia. The oil is odorless and has a light yellow color.
In its pure form, camellia seed oil is used for skin and hair purposes and has a long tradition in Japanese beauty care. Due to its high oleic acid content, the oil is absorbed quickly by the skin and is particularly suitable for dry and sensitive skin. The oil has moisturising, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. The oil is also used to nourish irritated skin due to its anti-inflammatory and calming effect. The high content of gamma-linolenic acid strengthens the skin’s own protective barrier. Further, it protects the skin against moisture loss, smoothes and soothes irritations.
The oil also has positive properties for hair care. The proteins and oleic acids penetrate into the surface structure of the hair and smooth the outer layer, giving the hair a natural shine.