Ingredient Spotlight: Camellia Oil
Used for centuries in Japan and China, but discovered in the West relatively recently, Camellia Oil is true elixir for beauty.
This oil is one of the most treasured secrets of the geishas. The flower itself symbolizes feminine beauty, while oil from the seeds acts as a feather-light, deeply nourishing moisturizer.
The name Camellia comes from the name of Georg Kamel, a German Jesuit Missionary to Far East. He as also a pioneer botanist, who brought the first camellia plants to Europe in 1730s.
Camellia Oil has been used for centuries for beauty of skin and hair in China and Japan. Geishas of Kyoto used to moisturize their skin and hair with tsubaki oil. Samurais wiped their swards with camellia oil to protect it from rusting and corrosion, which is an early evidence of its excellent antioxidant qualities.
Camellia oil has outstanding moisture and emollient properties and it is one of the lightest and fast absorbent plant oils. It has more naturally-occurring antioxidants than almost any other botanically derived oil.
It penetrates skin as fast as water, leaving it supple and hydrated. The oil contains mono-saturated essential fatty acids and very high in oleic acid (Omega 9 fatty acid). Camellia oil contains vitamins, A, B, and E and one of the most precious constituent for skin such as phytosqualene. Squalene is a natural component of human sebum. With age the deficiency of squalene results in dry skin, premature aging and wrinkles. So application of just a few drops of camellia seed oil replenishes this deficiency, protecting, nourishing and moisturizing skin.
It protects skin from harmful UV and environmental damage, forming a thin shield against strong sun rays and change of temperatures. It also known to protect from age spots, freckles and excessive pigmentation.
Camellia oil in Pure White products
The extra virgin, organic Camellia Oil in Pure White products is harvested in China. The seeds are cold-pressed to extract the essential oil and retain its full benefits.
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