Camellia

INCI Name / Latin Name

Camellia Oleifera

Botanical family

Theaceae

Cosmetic benefits

Camellia oil is renowned for its nourishing, protective, softening and emollient properties.  It is a so-called "dry" oil that is perfectly absorbed by the skin and is recommended for the care of dry and lifeless skin. Lastly, it is also used to fortify hair.

Origin / Cultivation

Originating in Asia, camellias belong to the Theaceae family and are made up of over a hundred species, the best-known of which are Camellia sinensis, Camellia Oleifera and Camellia japonica. Camellias produce a yellow oil obtained from the first cold-pressing of the seeds extracted from the Camellia fruit. A beauty secret for Japanese women for centuries, Camellia oil can now be found in a wide range of cosmetic products.

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