4 Amazing Benefits of Camellia Seed Oil

Did you know that the beautiful geisha of Japan, well known for their stunning looks, used Camellia Seed oil to keep their skin flawless and youthful and their hair silky and shiny?

Camellia Seed oil benefits have been treasured in the Land of the Rising Sun for decades. It’s remarkable skin restorative and hair reviving properties are what make Camellia Seed oil one of our favourite ingredients in our skincare formulas.

Obtained by cold pressing of the seeds of the camellia oleifera plant — which is also known by the name of the “rose of winter,” or Tsubaki in Japanese — Camellia Seed oil is one of those “I-swear-by-it” natural beauty products that can turn your beauty regime around.

We love using Camellia Seed oil for face, hair and body and have rounded up four of our favourite benefits of this special seed in the post below. Keep reading to find out how this incredible botanical oil can be used to step up your beauty routine!


Four amazing benefits of Camellia Seed Oil:

1. Nourishing for all skin types

The first and most notable benefit of Camellia Seed oil is related to its exceptional moisturising properties. This oil is abundant in vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, which provide nourishment to your skin, youth-preserving actions, as well as a velvety smooth finish. 

Camellia seed oil has a molecular makeup and weight similar to sebum, which is your skin’s natural oil, ensuring a significantly better and quicker absorption into the deeper layers of the epidermis. It’s a particularly good choice for acne-prone skin as its lightweight texture doesn’t clog pores and doesn’t leave a greasy residue behind.

When applied externally, camellia seed oil helps to form a barrier that locks moisture in, keeping your skin smooth and hydrated throughout the entire day. 

Edible Beauty’s & Snowflower Illuminating Face Oil harnesses the nourishing properties of camellia seed oil to impart deep and instant hydration, keeping skin soft, smooth and supple. Blended with Licorice Root Extract (Oléoactif–Bright™), clinically proven to enhance skin luminosity by 273%, this pure facial oil is your ticket to youthfully radiant skin.

 & Snowflower Illuminating Face Oil – 15mL - Edible Beauty Australia

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2. Preserves a Youthful Complexion

Another benefit of Camellia Seed oil is that it’s loaded with skin-perfecting nutrients that help to preserve the youthful glow of your skin and combat ageing signs. This oil contains over 98% long-chain fatty acids, such as Omega 3 and 6 — of these, 80% is oleic acid, which is similar to olive and macadamia nut oils. It’s also an important source of plant collagen and squalene, the latter being an essential part of the skin’s hydration and protection system. The production of squalene tends to decrease as we age, which makes us more prone to hyperpigmentation, irritation, and other pesky skin conditions.

Try our No.1 Belle Frais Cleansing Milk, a milky cleanser suitable for all skin types, containing Camellia Seed Oil to ensure skin is left hydrated and supple and your acid mantle is preserved, whilst effectively removing dirt, makeup and impurities.

No.1 Belle Frais Cleansing Milk - Edible Beauty Australia

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3. Conditions Your Lashes

Camellia Seed oil is an excellent lash conditioner, working deep within the follicles to nourish and strengthen them. The result: beautiful, soft lashes, without that dreaded crispy finish that leaves you hating just about any kind of mascara you happen to come across.

Using camellia seed oil for your lashes is as simple as taking a few small drops of our & Snowflower Illuminating Face Oil and applying them to a lash comb. Alternatively, you can add 1-2 drops to your favourite mascara for added moisture.


4. Strengthens the Hair

Is your hair falling or looking rather dull and lifeless? If that sounds familiar, then you need to consider adding Camellia Seed oil to your hair care routine—pronto.

There are a few key benefits of using Camellia Seed oil for your locks. As you’ve probably figured out already, it contains essential nutrients and fatty acids that enrich and nourish the hair follicles, leaving them heavenly smooth and shiny. That’s why many women choose to use it as a pre-shampoo leave-in conditioner, either by itself or in conjunction with other oils, such as coconut oil.

But the benefits of camellia seed oil extend far beyond that—when applied to the hair, it forms a protective shield against ultraviolet, preserving the protein structure of your hair while also reducing any UV-related damage and preventing water evaporation.

While formulated as an intensive night cream, the & Coco Bliss Intensive Repair also makes an effective leave-in conditioner you can use on a weekly basis. If you don’t want to use it on its own, try mixing it in your go-to hair mask and using it once or twice a week. Along with Camellia Seed Oil, this repair creme also contains Ceramides, which are essential for protecting the hair cuticle from moisture loss and damage.

Shop our Coco Bliss Intensive Repair Creme here. 

Camellia seed oil is a natural herbal oil with a multitude of beauty uses, which go from protecting and nourishing your skin to making your hair lusciously shiny and preventing bad mascara days. Edible Beauty Australia sells all-natural skincare and beauty products with organically sourced camellia seed oil that is good enough to eat — literally. Explore our range of products and see how you can incorporate this ingredient in your beauty regime!

You will find Camellia seed oil in our Snowflower Illuminating Face Oil, & Desert Lime Micro Exfoliant and Coco Bliss Intensive Repair Cream.

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Anna Mitsios

Adv. Dip. Naturopathy. Adv. Dip. Nutrition. B.Com (Honours)

Anna is a certified naturopath and nutritionist and founder of leading Australian natural skincare and wellness company, Edible Beauty Australia. Anna has been featured in various publications including Mind Body Green, Women’s Health and Allure. She is committed to the natural transformation of her client’s skin using proven botanicals, nutrients and herbal formulations, both on the inside and out.  

Anna’s career began in the corporate sector, where she specialised in corporate finance and private banking for over ten years working in Sydney and New York for a large Australian bank. Anna’s career change was sparked by her own health journey, following a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at 18 years of age.  Her diagnosis triggered her intense study of botanicals and nutrition to manage auto-immune condition and assist others in attaining optimal health. Anna’s naturopathy career has included working as a naturopath within a reputable natural fertility clinic in Sydney, within a pharmacy and health food store and running her own naturopathy practice. 

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