What it is|
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100% Pure, Certified Organic Therapeutic Grade Camellia Oil
oil (also known as "camellia seed oil") is a carrier oil. It's derived from the seeds of camellias, a kind of evergreen
shrub with shiny leaves and rose-like flowers. It is
obtained by mechanical (cold) pressing of the camellia seeds,
followed by advanced scientific refining processes including
degreasing, deodorizing and filtering to produce a 100%
organic, pure natural oil free from preservatives, odour and solvent
residues. Anecdotal evidence suggests that camellia oil is a most
effective multi-purpose moisturizer. Used by women in East Asia to
nourish skin and hair for centuries, it is a tried and true,
authentic anti-aging product with a proven history of efficacy. It
has been acclaimed as a "Miracle Oil".
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What it does
Silkia® camellia oil works wonders on your skin in the following
- Moisturize - it penetrates quickly and deeply,
giving your skin optimum hydration without a greasy feel. Your
skin will feel remarkably refreshed, smooth and firm.
- Replenish - it increases skin resilience, giving your skin a supple and radiant
glow you can see and feel. It endows your skin with a luminous
silkiness that no other product can match today.
- Restore - it eliminates or visibly diminishes fine lines and pitted acne scarring,
and reduces the appearance of pores.
- Protect - it contains Vitamins A, B, C, E and Polyphenol, natural
antioxidants that safeguard your skin from the damaging effects of
UV/environmental exposure and free radicals.
- It offers similar benefits for hair. It adds shine, softness
and smoothness to your hair.
- It prevents stretch marks such as those acquired during pregnancy.
It helps diminish or completely eliminate stretch marks.
Why it works
Silkia® camellia oil delivers dramatic results for the following
- It is the most penetrative oil. It is very high in
Oleic acid (almost 82% of its fatty acid compositions), a mono-unsaturated Oemga-3 fatty acid and
other essential fatty acids such as Omega-6 Linoleic
acid. Its Oleic acid composition is the highest among all natural
oils. Studies of Oleic and other fatty acids have proven that they
are an excellent emollient, and a remarkable natural agent
for the retention and enhancement of skin moisture. A lack of
lipid or fatty substances will impair the skin's ability to retain
moisture. These substances in human skin decline as we age and
this is a key factor in drier skin as we mature.
Studies have demonstrated that Oleic acid has unparalleled
penetration power, capable of permeating deeply into the lower
layers of the stratum corneum to greatly enhance the
beneficial effects of collagen and elastin, i.e. rejuvenating
cell growth to give skin support and flexibility. Oleic acid is
known as an excellent transdermal carrier of cell rebuilding
nutrients and bioactive compounds (collagen and elastin) into the
skin to repair the damage caused by dryness, sun exposure and
other factors. The result is restoration of the skin's elasticity,
significant improvement in skin texture as well as elimination or
remarkable reduction of fine lines and small wrinkles.
- It is compatible with your skin. The human skin is
a natural filtering system that best accepts skincare products
with natural ingredients - ingredients similar to those formed by
the body itself. Your skin will not reject these substances,
therefore boosting its ability to utilize them and hence replenish
itself. Oleic acid is the main fatty acid in human skin lipids
(ingredients found in skin including fatty acids and fats). It is
the main fatty acid produced by the human sebaceous or oil glands.
This means that the composition of camellia oil is very similar to
that of the fatty acids of human skin. As a result, camellia oil
can be easily and effectively absorbed into the skin to work in
synergy with the skin's own natural system to nourish cell
membranes, replenish skin lipids and accelerate skin rejuvenation. Camellia oil's natural ingredients are able
to restore and revitalize skin and hair from the inside out.
Why it's better
Silkia® camellia oil is more effective than other natural oils and
skincare products on the market today because:
- It is more penetrating and hydrating without greasy
residues. Studies have proven that no skincare products can work
unless they penetrate multiple layers of the skin barrier.
Camellia oil is able to penetrate deep down the skin's lower
layers to restore moisture and elasticity as well as replenish
skin lipids which are essential to prevent skin water loss. On the
other hand, many water- and chemical-based creams sold on the
market today cannot penetrate beyond the outermost layers of the
skin and therefore have only transitory surface effects.
- It is more cost effective. It delivers dramatic
results at less than half the cost, or even a fraction of the cost
of brand name anti-aging creams at department stores.
- It won't clog pores or cause acne because skin tissue responds
better to the molecular structure of fatty acids found in camellia
- It does not cause any irritation or allergic reactions
such as stinging, peeling, flaking and rash, unlike most Retinol, AHA and chemical
acid based anti-aging creams. Completely safe and gentle, it can
be used for all skin types. You can use it every day and night,
even around the eyes.
- It does not contain any artificial fragrances,
colorings, solvent residues, detergents and detergent-like
chemicals which may degrade the skin's natural protective function
in the long run. It is not tested on animals.
What are its ingredients|
100% pure, certified organic camellia seed oil. The active ingredient is Oleic acid. 90% of the oil is composed of the Triglyceride of Oleic and Linoleic acid, of which Oleic acid accounts for over 82%. These acids are difficult to oxidize. The other ingredients include Polyphenol (potent anti-oxidant), vitamins A, B, C & E, and minerals.
How it differs from other camellia oils
Just as not all that glitters is gold, not all camellia oils are the same. Camellia oil is classified into different grades based on its quality and intended use. Silkia®
camellia oil is uniquely optimized for cosmetic use for your face and around your eyes.
It's neither too greasy, as in crude/unfiltered camellia oil nor too light, as in some ultra refined
camellia oil. Whereas ultra refined camellia oil is deficient in moisturizing and revitalizing
power, the unpleasant residues and greasiness of crude/unfiltered camellia oil not only make it unappealling to apply it on your face, they also hinder the permeation of camellia oil's rejuvenating
nutrients into the fine pores of your facial skin. Silkia® camellia oil strikes a perfect balance between the two and is therefore the best to rejuvenate your delicate facial skin
and eyes. It gives you the optimum benefits of 100% pure organic camellia oil without the greasy feels.
How to use it
After cleansing, apply 3-4 drops of Silkia® camellia
oil to face and throat every morning and night. Can be used around the eyes to diminish puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. Massage gently and
thoroughly until completely absorbed. Use alone or follow with a
sunscreen as desired.
After shampooing (when the hair is still wet), apply 3-4 drops to hair and scalp.
Then wrap your hair in a hot towel for 20 minutes or 30 minutes for
long hair. No need to rinse it off.
For stretch marks:
Apply to affected area twice a day. Massage in
circular motion until completely absorbed.