Organic Camellia Seed Oil

by Travis Gerhart
Organic Camellia Seed Oil

Camellia seed oil has a long history of use in Asia, particularly in Japan and China. It has been used for centuries in traditional beauty and wellness practices to moisturize the skin and hair. The oil was extracted from the seeds of the Camellia oleifera plant, which is native to the region. The oil is known for its ability to hydrate and soothe skin. Its high concentration of antioxidants and fatty acids helps protect the skin and hair from damage. As a result, Camellia seed oil is now widely used as an ingredient in moisturizers, serums, and other skincare products.


Camellia is composed of approximately 200 species of flowering botanicals. Still, the primary types utilized for skincare products are japonica, oleifera, and sinensis. Of these three, oleifera is preferred due to its enhanced smoothing and hydrating properties. The oil has a pale yellow oil appearance. It is non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog pores, and it is gentle, lightweight, and versatile.

Sun-dried Camellia Fruit Seeds harvested in the fall.

Sun-dried Camellia fruit and seeds harvested in the fall. 

Camellia oleifera is a powerful replenishing agent due to its high levels of Oleic acid, vitamins (A, B, & E), minerals, and essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, & 9). It also offers beneficial qualities that improve hair and skin texture and overall health. It has a molecular weight similar to our skin's own sebum, allowing it to absorb quickly into the skin's deeper layers. Camella is very similar and works well with Jojoba and Macadamia oil for hydration, absorption, and protection.


Camellia seed oil contains essential fatty acids, including high concentrations of Oleic Acid in particular, reaching upwards of 80% concentration. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, and compounds that promote balanced skin health. Some of the main phytonutrients in Camellia seed oil include Catechins, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Squalene, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E.

Catechins are a type of polyphenol that is commonly found in camellia seed oil. They have antioxidant effects that protect the skin from oxidative stress, damage, and UV rays. Additionally, they work by inhibiting UVA and UVB-related inflammation in the skin.

Oleic acid (Omega-9) is an essential fatty acid that promotes and maintains the skin's suppleness, radiance, and softness. Additionally, oleic acid acts as an antioxidant and reduces the appearance of aging, irritation, and inflammation while promoting cell regeneration.

Linoleic acid (Omega-6) is an essential fatty acid that facilitates wound healing, promotes anti-inflammatory properties, soothes, rejuvenates, fortifies, and promotes the skin's moisture retention ability. Linoleic acid also helps balance our skin's oil and creates a natural protective barrier against environmental damage.

Palmitic acid is an antioxidant that promotes softening, soothing, and skin hydration.

Stearic acid offers exceptional pore-cleansing properties while softening and protecting the skin by binding water. Squalene is naturally abundant in human skin and supports its protective barrier against dehydration and irritation. It offers intensive smoothing, moisturizing, hydration, and antioxidant effects.

Squalene works to restore skin lipids typically lost due to premature aging, promoting the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin A is known to protect the skin against damage caused by UV radiation as well as slow the appearance of aging by stimulating collagen production and encouraging cellular regeneration of damaged cells. Promoting a healthy, strong, balanced, and firm complexion.

Vitamin E (alpha, delta, & gamma-tocopherol) is known to possess antioxidant properties that slow the effects of aging while improving circulation. Vitamin E also helps to prevent moisture loss, cleanse pores, balance oil production, soothe damaged skin, and provide healing support to scarred or blemished skin.


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Camellia seed oil absorbs rapidly, leaving the skin's surface appearing radiant and healthy. It is also a non-comedogenic oil, making it suitable for all skin types. It is particularly beneficial for dry, dehydrated, or sensitive skin.

The oil's high levels of antioxidants and fatty acids help to hydrate and soothe dry, irritated skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help to calm redness and swelling in sensitive skin. Camellia seed oil is a popular ingredient in moisturizing products because of how easy it is absorbed as well as its numerous skin health benefits, including:

Hydration: Camellia seed oil is a highly moisturizing oil that can help to hydrate and soothe dry, irritated, or dehydrated skin.

Anti-inflammatory: The oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to calm redness, swelling, and irritation, making it a popular ingredient in products for sensitive skin.

Antioxidant: Camellia seed oil is rich in antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals, such as premature aging and sun damage.

Nourishment: The oil is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B, and E, which help to nourish and protect the skin.

Non-greasy: Camellia seed oil has a light, non-greasy texture that is easily absorbed by the skin, making it a popular ingredient in moisturizing products.

Brightening: Camellia seed oil has been shown to improve skin brightness and balance of skin tone, making it a popular ingredient in products designed to address hyperpigmentation and other skin discoloration issues.


When creating our face oil and lip balm formulations, we aim to make high-quality products approachable to as many people and skin types as possible. Camellia seed oil proved far superior to other carrier oil concentrates we tested and enhanced the overall experience of using our organic body care products.

Camellia seed oil is a premium carrier oil concentrate that excels in combination with other oil concentrates instead of as a standalone carrier oil. When working with this luxurious oil, we found it worked best alongside other oil concentrates in equal measure. Our REVIVE Face Oil and Lip Balm features eight carrier oil concentrates, maximizing their synergistic effects. Activate the accordion below to read more about each carrier oil.

The REVIVE Organic Face Oil & Organic Lip Balm were designed to work together and complement each other. They are a blend of intentionally selected certified organic botanical extracts formulated to awaken the senses & refresh the skin. The radiant and nourishing blend will revive & revitalize anytime – day or night.

Follow these links for more information on each product: REVIVE Organic Face Oil & REVIVE Organic Lip Balm (coming soon).


We are huge fans of optimizing what we interact with daily: physical, mental, and emotional in the pursuit of Supervital Active Longevity. We control what we apply to our body, what we consume, and our well-being approach. Our strategy for life can set us up to exceed our goals or exponentially get in the way of where we are going and what we are trying to accomplish. Follow along with us in The Supervital for more. Thrive & Besupervital®​

Travis Gerhart, DC, RYT-500

Travis Gerhart, DC, RYT-500

Founder of Best Health Co & The Supervital Journal. Topics focus on the mind, body, & soul aspects of Supervital Active Longevity. Dr. Gerhart enjoys studying the latest developments in biochemistry, phytochemistry, epigenetics, & aging.
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