A light and rich beauty oil for face, hair, and body.
Gold Camellia Beauty Oil is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids to deeply moisturize skin while the 24-karat gold flecks add a luminous glow. Camellia japonica seed oil and squalene quickly penetrate to hyd
rate and protect skin, rice and macadamia nut oils deliver antioxidant protection, and licorice root contains anti-redness benefits.
Tatcha is an expensive Japanese brand. I purchased a bunch of their products from the website, sticking to mostly minis or travel size bottles first. I have had mixed experience with these products. While some of these are super amazing, a few of them are over priced for the amount and the results they deliver.
A self proclaimed skincare junkie, beauty oils are my first choice of products to try, especially if the brand carries. With my dry skin, it makes the most sense to me.
Now, with my little research on the internet I found this piece of information.
Japanese Camellia oil is best when obtained by cold pressing wild-harvested seeds of the Camellia japonica flower (called Tsubaki in Japanese) without any chemical or heat refining. Japanese Camellia oil is a rich source of Palmistic and Omega-6 Linoleic fatty acids, as well as numerous anti-aging polyphenol antioxidants.
Color: Colorless, clear. There are some bits of Gold flecks floating in it.
Texture and Consistency: Thin, light weight, not too greasy, sticky nor too thick/viscous yet emollient enough.
Scent: It has a mild herbal scent to it. It is not over powering, but not my favorite.
Application: I apply 3-5 drops, all over my clean face and massage it a little in circular motions using my finger tips. I also use it by mixing a drop of the oil with my full coverage foundation, to thin it out and give it serum like consistency.
Feel and Effect on Skin: The oil feels super light on the skin. It is thin and spreads very easily. It is absorbed almost instantly and does not leaves a very greasy residue. The skin looks nourished and healthy, but not oily. There is no color to it. It did not break me out nor did it clog my pores. I did not see any 'glow' due to the gold, though the oil on face did change the skin texture making it look more moisturized, soft, supple and healthy.
On mixing with foundation, it helps with application, making it look more natural and flawless. It does not alters the staying power or interferes with the coverage of the foundation.
Packaging: I have a mini/travel size bottle. It contains 10 ml of oil. The bottle is made of glass with beautiful purple ombre, gradient like design. The dropper is very generic and functional. The full size bottle is pretty much same, but the dropper is a little fancier on that one. It is more like a pipette with a press down button. The gold bits floating in it give it a more luxurious and expensive look, though I don't think that these gold bits help in any way. They are settled at the bottom of the bottle and on shaking the bottle they just float.
Verdict: I have used many oils on my face from different brands. This Tatcha Gold Camellia Beauty Oil reminds me a lot of Tsubaki Beauty Oil from boscia. The Tsubaki oil from boscia smells a little better and that too contains Camellia Seed oil. There are no Gold bits in Tsubaki oil though.
This oil is light weight, not too viscous or dense and thick. It is absorbed almost instantly revealing a nourished, moisturized and soft skin. It helps in healing the raw patches that I get after using treatment products that contain AHA or Lactic acid and glycolic acid.
I still have to figure out how the Gold bits in it help. These bits or flecks just float around when the bottle is stirred. They don't completely mix with the oil to actually show any result after application.
A very good and nourishing oil for day time use as well as to mix with makeup products. This would also work great in warmer months when heavier oils are not so comfortable to wear. Also, I do think this will work good on oily and sensitive skin due to its light, thin texture.
I do think it is little over priced because I pretty much get the same effect with boscia Tsubaki Oil and it is way cheaper in comparison to this Tatcha Gold Camellia Beauty Oil.
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