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Camellia Japonica

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, EMOLLIENTS, ANTIOXIDANTS

Camellia japonica Skin Benefits:
Antioxidant
Moisturizing

Camellia japonica, also known as “Tsubaki,” is the Japanese native form of the plant Camellia. It is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, phytosqualene, and Omega-6 fatty acids. These ingredients can provide skin-enhancing benefits such as antioxidant protection and moisturizing properties.

Camellia japonica possess lipids that have excellent emollient, moisturizing properties. The Omega-6 fatty acids present in Camellia japonica oil are ideal for boosting skin-hydration, thus reducing the appearance of premature fine, dry lines. Additionally, using Camellia japonica for skin care purposes provides antioxidant protection that helps to neutralize damaging free-radicals that are constantly present throughout the environment. 1 2 3 4


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  2. Onodera, K. et al. Camellianoside, a novel antioxidant glycoside from the leaves of Camellia japonica. Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry 70.8, 1995-1998 (2006)
  3. Choi, M. et al. Antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of Camellia japonica extracts for cosmetic applications. KSBB Journal 28.2, 99-105 (2013)
  4. Jung, E. et al. Effect of Camellia japonica oil on human type I procollagen production and skin barrier function. Journal of ethnopharmacology 112.1, 127-131 (2007)