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Camellia Oleifera is a beauty

Camellia Oleifera is a beauty
Time to introduce another one of the plant oils that go into our Nourishing Face Oil - Organic Camellia Seed Oil or "Camellia Oleifera". ⠀

Camellia Seed oil is extracted from the seeds found on the flowers of Camellia Oleifera (tea plant.) It has a high amount of oleic acid and vitamin A, two powerful substances. ⠀

The oleic acid is an excellent carrier of cell rebuilding nutrients and bioactive compounds that help to repair damage caused by dryness and sun exposure. Meanwhile, Vitamin A in Camellia Seed oil is a form of retinol that stimulates the production of new skin cells! ⠀

Isn't nature amazing?!⠀

Clean first, last and always.

Clean first, last and always.
Maybe you’ve started to “clean up" your lifestyle and clean beauty is becoming increasingly important to you. Or maybe you’re just trying to figure it all out. Either way, we get you. Clean is everywhere these days, but what does it really mean and why is it important? 💁⠀

The skin is an organ that absorbs everything put on it, so it’s important for us to feature organic, plant-based ingredients in our formulations. 🌿 The same way we eat organic fruits and veggies to deliver powerful nutrients for our bodies, we apply organic plant oils to deliver powerful nutrients to our skin. ⠀

So, it’s really important to us that our Nourishing Face Oil is certified organic by the good people of Oregon Tilth. It's good to know that we can deliver a safe, high-quality product that delivers real benefits to our customers. 💚

Black lives matter to us – as women, as humans, as part of this earth we share.

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As white, female owners of this tiny brand that’s so new on this platform, we are struggling with what to say. Some people think we, as a brand, should say nothing.

But silence seems wrong – especially when we feel so much about what is taking place. Some think the company should take a stand. Let people know who we stand with, who we support.

We support Black Lives Matter and what they describe as “the struggle to imagine and create a world free of anti-Blackness.” We also recognize that we need to learn how to move from passive to active support.

Some think we should stay on brand. Our brand is about skincare. It’s about showing love and care to your skin with ingredients that nourish. We say all types of skin and all colors of skin, but what we mean is your type of skin, your color of skin – whoever you are.

Our brand is also about taking a moment to care for your whole self and about making yourself feel good. So, what does that mean if nothing feels very good right now? If the world doesn’t feel very good right now?

Maybe we always thought to be open-minded, tolerant, and accepting was enough. And now, we’re learning that we must support, encourage, and act.

As we move forward — as founders, as a brand, and as a company — we hope you can be patient with us as we learn how to do that.

Avoila co-founders, Grace and Kristy