Overall Rating: ★★★★★
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Amazon.
Scent: fragrance-free, though the oil does have a faint, naturally occurring nutty smell.
I like: the lightness of the oil. Absorbs easily. Versatile – can be used on skin and hair.
Not a fan of: the clear bottle. Wished it was colored to protect the oil from light.
Asian cultures have incorporated camellia oil into their beauty routines for centuries. The oil is known to be a light, versatile moisturizer for skin, hair, and scalp. During a recent trip to Japan, I picked up a bottle of Oshima Tsubaki Camellia Oil to find out what all the fuss was about. Though it is commonly marketed as a hair oil, I’ve grown to enjoy using camellia oil on my skin in the morning as an aftershave and at night before going to bed. Camellia oil is heavier than argan oil, but light enough for people with dry skin to use on the face. The oil has a very faint, naturally occurring nutty smell that quickly dissipates after application. Oshima Tsubaki Camellia Oil comes in a unique, traditional-looking clear glass bottle that dispenses a few drops at a time.