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Camellia - Camellia oleifera
In Oily Skin Serum
ANTIOXIDANT - ABSORBENT - VITAMIN RICH - NOURISHING
Camellia oil, also known as white tea oil, is one of the most treasured secrets of the geisha. The flower symbolises feminine beauty, while oil from the seeds acts as a feather-light, deeply nourishing moisturiser.
Camellia 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 to skin allowing it to be absorbed very easily.
The winter-blooming camellia 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 to nourish their skin.
Oriental skin is often plagued by oiliness due to humid weather conditions and camellia oil has long been used to combat this.
Camellia oil has more naturally-occurring antioxidants than almost any other botanically derived oil.