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CAMELLIA

Camellia oil

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Camellia oleifera
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Common name Camellia oil
Botanical name   Camellia oleifera
Description   Pale yellow to clear oil
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
Oleic 82-85%
Linoleic 5-14%
Palmitic 6-14%
Stearic 1-2%
Plant parts used Seeds
Extraction method    Cold pressing
Certification Conventional
Region of origin China


DESCRIPTION

The "beauty secret" of the geishas of Japan, camellia has been recognised for centuries in Eastern Asia for its highly regenerative and restorative effects on the skin. Camellia oil is used in many skincare formulas and products, as well as shampoos, lotions, conditioners, scalp treatments, and after-sun care products. The oil is also added to products used to treat dry and damaged skin and hair, as well as being popular with aromatherapists and massage therapists.

Camellia oil is known for its excellent moisture-retaining ability, which makes it an effective moisturising and replenishing oil. it is suitable for sensitive and allergy-prone skin, absorbs quickly and easily, and leaves the skin looking and feeling smooth and supple. Camellia also possesses antioxidant, disinfectant, and germicidal properties.

Camellia is extremely rich in monosaturated fatty acids, containing more than 80% oleic acid. It is also rich in vitamins A, B and E, various minerals, and squalene, which is an important component of the skin's natural emollient system. Deficient levels of squalene can result in dry, sagging, and wrinkly skin.
 

SUGGESTED USES

Skin: Regeneration, Dry/Damaged, Emollient
Hair: Restorative

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This product is intended for external use only

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