Posted on August 21 2018
Camellia flowers are native to Japan and North China. Camellia oil derived from this is one of the most treasured secrets of the geisha. The flower itself symbolises feminine beauty, while oil from the seeds acts as a feather-light, deeply nourishing moisturiser.
Camellia oil, or tsubaki oil, is rich in oleic acid and vitamins A, B, D and E as well as nourishing Omega 3, 6 and 9. The molecular weight of the oil is an almost identical match for skin, allowing it to absorb quickly and thoroughly.
Camellia oil is a rich source of Palmistic and Omega-6Linoleic fatty acids, as well as numerous anti-agingpolyphenol antioxidants. It is non-greasy and an excellent all-around moisturizer for the skin as well as for hair. Camellia oil is an excellent emollient for keeping skin and hair moist and supple.History
The winter-blooming flower was harvested for centuries by women famed for their glowing skin and long, lustrous hair. The geisha adopted their secret, using the oil to remove their iconic stage makeup and nourish their skin.
The seeds are cold-pressed to extract the essential oil and retain its full benefits.
Did You Know
Camellia oil has more naturally-occurring antioxidants than almost any other botanically derived oil.