The Benefits of Oleic Acid in GSX Camellia Oil - Stabilizing Hydration for Skin
Countless healthy benefits can be attributed to the Oleic Acid found in plant-derived oils such as Camellia Oil. This powerhouse omega-9 fatty acid has anti-inflammatory properties and restores moisture and elasticity due to its ability to increase the hydration of the stratum corneum. The stratum corneum is the outermost layer of the epidermis that prevents excessive loss of water from the body and toxic elements from entering.
Oleic Acid Content
The overall content of unsaturated fatty acids (UFAs) in Camellia oleifera oil is over 90%, predominately including oleic acid, higher than olive oil. The Oleic Acid content in Camellia Oil averages 83.24%, much higher than two of the most popular plant oils, olive oil at 67.5%, and avocado oil at 68.5. The naturally occurring properties in Camellia oil play an essential role as the building blocks in skin cells, profoundly strengthening and penetrating the skin to deeply hydrate and lock moisture into the skin’s surface layers. This organic process aids in preventing the skin from developing fine lines and wrinkles and promotes a silky smooth, healthy, and vibrantly glowing complexion.
As a Penetration Enhancer
As a penetration enhancer, Oleic Acid significantly increases skin permeability, aiding in the penetration of small molecules in the epidermis. It is an omega-9 fatty acid, meaning that the body naturally produces it. Therefore, the oleic acid derived from camellia oil nearly matches skin chemistry. In addition to Oleic Acid, Camellia oil is naturally rich in essential fatty acids, phenols (antioxidants), and vitamins A, B, D, And E (which all help to seal in moisture), linoleic acid, alpha-linoleic acid, stearic acid, calcium, potassium, triterpenes, saponins, and squalene.
Since water and oil repel each other, it’s best to use a layering technique to ensure skin receives all the benefits of GSX Camellia Oil. Be sure to apply a hydrating product such as fresh aloe vera or rosewater first, followed by an application of Camellia oil.