SOCRI Tsubaki Oil Organic deodorized & decolored

SOCRI Oil Tsubaki Organic is an organic oil that has been deodorized and decolourised without the use of solvents. It is obtained from the seeds of the Camellia (camellia japonica) plant through cold pressing. It is an oil that is rich in fatty acids, especially omega-9 (oleic acid) and omega 6 (linoleic acid), which potentiate its anti-wrinkle and anti-inflammatory properties. It is especially well-suited for mature, sensitive and dehydrated skin.

SOCRI Oil Tsubaki Organic is efficacious on several different levels: 

  • Antioxidant activity: similar to vitamin C; it has been evaluated in vitro using the ORAC method, which measures oxygen radical absorbance capacity.
  • Anti-wrinkle activity: clinical studies have proven that a 2% concentration of Tsubaki Oil will increase collagen synthesis in a dose-dependent fashion by inducing the production of procollagen and acting as a TNF-alpha inhibitor thanks to the activation of MMP-1 (collagenase), with a resulting reduction in wrinkles.
  • Soothing activity: this has been proven through in vivo studies, and has been compared to that of natural bisabolol (one of the most powerful active soothing ingredients). SOCRI Oil Tsubaki Organic has been shown to be more efficacious than bisabolol for reducing erythema and TEWL (transepidermal water loss).
  • Anti-inflammatory activity: in vitro studies have shown that SOCRI Oil Tsubaki Organic is able to inhibit the production of factors that induce inflammatory responses such as NO, TNF-alpha and PGE-2 in a dose-dependent fashion. It is also capable of inhibiting the translocation of the factor NF-kB and AP-1 from the cytoplasm to the cell nucleus. The translocation of this factor is caused by oxidative and chemical stress or by the release of cytokines, and therefore constitutes a response to an inflammatory state.
  • Moisturising activity: in vivo studies have proven its ability to drastically reduce TEWL and improve reconstruction of the epidermal barrier.

SOCRI Oil Tsubaki Organic can be used in all types of formulations intended for mature, sensitive and dehydrated skin. It can also be used in multifunctional products: antioxidant, soothing, anti-ageing, moisturising, products capable of reconstructing and strengthening the skin's cellular barrier.
The recommended percentage of use for SOCRI Oil Tsubaki Organic ranges from 0.1% to 5% depending on the type of formulation to be developed. As a rule, a 0.5% concentration is used to attain a soothing effect, and a 2% concentration for a soothing and anti-wrinkle effect. When using SOCRI Oil Tsubaki Organic, we advise adding it to the oleaginous phase or after you have created the emulsion.
With regard to the clinical safety evaluation of SOCRI Oil Tsubaki Organic, patch testing found the product to be safe and non-irritating at a 2% concentration. It was also found to be stable when exposed to high temperatures, light and oxidation, making it comparable to refined jojoba oil.