Green Tea Seed Oil- A Super Food For Skin

You might have known Green Tea as a hot beverage, which has immense health benefits because of its strong antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea has many health benefits ranging from helping in weight loss to fighting various skin conditions, reducing premature signs of ageing and keeping blood pressure in control. Green tea is also known to have anti-ageing properties.

Considering the beauty benefits of Green Tea, it is incorporated in many skincare products. If you search through your beauty aisle, you are sure to find Green Tea in the list of ingredients. All the benefits of green tea are incorporated in the form of oil so that your skin and hair can benefit from the incredible properties of Green Tea. There are strong reasons for you to include this ingredient in your skincare regime.

What is Green Tea Seed Oil 

Camellia oleifera seed oil or popularly known as Green Tea Seed Oil or Camellia Oil or Camellia Seed Oil is extracted from the seeds of green tea by cold press method. It is mainly grown in China and used as vegetable oil for cooking. Since ages, Tea Seed Oil has been used in Chinese traditional medicine for treating various health and skin conditions.  The colour of the oil is yellow or golden yellow and has got a mild fragrance. This super nourishing Tea Seed Oil is rich in antioxidants, Vitamin A, and E, essential fatty acids such as Omega 3, 6 and 9 and Squalene. This unique blend of essential nutrients makes Green Tea Seed Oil a popular skin-nourishing oil.

Know The Components of Your Super Nourishing Oil

Natural Oils such as Green Tea Seed Oil show a close resemblance to the natural lipid layer of your skin and so gets absorbed into the skin easily, providing nourishment, replenishment and hydration to your skin. The combination of vital skin nourishing nutrients such as Vitamins, essential fatty acids and most importantly the squalene makes Tea Seed Oil a vital skin-nourishing oil. Let’s see what these components have to offer to your skin

Skincare Benefits of Vitamin A 

Vitamin A is vital for the health of your skin and eyes and is known for its nourishing and healing properties. It helps to stimulate collagen production, thus increasing the elasticity of skin cells, which helps to erase wrinkles and fine lines. It improves the texture of your skin, repairs the damaged skin cells, adds glow to your skin by promoting skin cell turnover, which helps to shed damaged and pigmented skincare.

Skincare Benefits of Vitamin E 

Getting the right quantity of vitamins is crucial in maintaining healthy and youthful skin. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which protects the skin from the damaging effects of UV rays and other environmental aggressors. It effectively fights free radicals, thus reducing early signs of ageing. Vitamin E helps to nourish and hydrate your skin, thus keeping your skin conditioned by reducing skin dryness.  Its anti-inflammatory property has a soothing effect on the itchy and inflamed skin. You can harness all the benefits of Vitamin E, by using Tea Seed Oil

Skincare Benefits of Essential Fatty Acids 

If you are fed up of the stubborn acne and pimples which keep surfacing frequently then, Green Tea Seed Oil is your go-to oil as it has a unique blend of fatty acids which unclogs the pores, regulates the oil secreted by the glands and clears the acne, giving a flawless look. The unique combination of antioxidants and fatty acids such as Omega 3, 6 and 9 found in Green Tea Seed Oil is beneficial in replenishing and nourishing your skin. Omega 3 (alpha Linoleic Acid) in combination with Omega 6 is effective in controlling oil production that prevents acne and pimples. It is also known to promote elasticity of the skin by reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Omega 9 (i.e Oleic Acid) helps in maintaining the moisture level of your skin making it look plump and youthful.

Skincare Benefits of Squalene 

Squalene is a naturally occurring bio-active ingredient found in your body which is responsible for keeping your skin moisturized and radiant. Green Tea Seed Oil is known to have squalene in high concentration which makes it a perfect choice for people who are looking for skin hydration and nourishment. Squalene gets absorbed easily into the skin.

Benefits of Green Tea Seed Oil For Skin 

The beauty benefits of this oil are less-talked about. Green Tea Seed Oil is a skincare essential as it has a unique blend of all the skin-nourishing essential nutrients. Tea Seed Oil not only hydrates your skin, but it also helps to stimulate collagen production, prevents acne and pimples, prevents early signs of ageing, reduces dark circles.

Let’s get into the details of understanding what makes this fabulous oil a permanent fixture in your daily skincare regime

1. Moisturizes Your Skin 

Green Tea Seed Oil acts as an excellent moisturizer for your skin. This yellow coloured oil is light and non-greasy. It gets easily absorbed into the skin, deeply nourishes and hydrates the skin.

2. Reduces Early Signs of Ageing

Green Tea Seed Oil is packed with the skin-friendly nutrients such as catechins, gallates and flavonoids which are considered to be the rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants are effective against free radicals which are responsible for the appearance of early signs of ageing. It also boosts the collagen which helps to reduce the early signs of ageing.

3. Exhibits Antibacterial And Antifungal Properties 

The polyphenols found in Tea Seed Oil are efficient in treating acne and pimples because of their antibacterial and antifungal properties. They also protect your skin from varied skin infections. They are also known to effectively eliminate the odour caused by the sweating of the underarms.

4. Fat Burning 

Green Tea is known to increase the rate of metabolism and reduce cellulite. The topical application of Green Tea Seed Oil is known to reduce the cellulite under the skin and trim the extra fat.

5. Astringent Property

Green Tea Seed Oil acts as a strong astringent, it effectively controls the production of sebum and maintains the oil balance of your skin, inhibiting the growth of acne producing bacteria. If you are looking for some relief from acne, then Green Tea Seed Oil can prove to be helpful for your skin.

Uses of Green Tea Seed Oil 

Because of the beauty benefits of this wonder oil, Green Tea Seed Oil is commercially used in many skincare products such as creams, soaps, shampoos, lotions, serums and massage oils. Like any other essential oil Green Tea Seed Oil is quite potent in nature and it is recommended that you use a carrier oil such as coconut oil or jojoba oil along with it.

  • You can use Tea Seed Oil in Aromatherapy by diffusing a few drops of this oil in an electric diffuser and create a relaxing environment for yourself.
  • Add a few drops of this oil in your bath water to have a relaxing bath
  • A good massage with Tea Seed Oil mixed with coconut oil helps your body muscles relax and has a soothing effect on your mind and body.
  • Green Tea Oil mixed with Jojoba Oil helps to nourish and moisturize your skin.
  • This oil can also be used as a spot treatment for treating acne and pimples.

Side Effects 

 It is always recommended that you do a patch test before you use Green Tea Seed Oil for the first time. Check for any allergic reaction on the skin after 24 hrs of application. Internal use of Green Tea Seed Oil is not recommended. Tea Seed Oil is not recommended for pregnant women or nursing mothers.

Nourish your skin with this fabulous oil and make it a part of your skincare regime.

 

 

Written By - Akhila Menon

 

 

 

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