What is Japanese Camellia ?
Japanese Camellia oil is best when wildcrafted by cold-pressing seeds of the wild Camellia japonica flower (called Tsubaki in Japanese), unrefined by any chemicals.
Japanese Camellia oil is a rich source of Palmistic and Omega-6 Linoleic fatty acids, as well as numerous anti-aging polyphenol antioxidants. It is non-greasy and an excellent all-around moisturizer for the skin as well as for hair.
Camellia oil is an excellent emollient for keeping skin and hair moist and supple. Approximately 82% of its fatty acids are composed of Oleic fatty acid (Omega-9), a remarkable transdermal carrier and very effective in enhancing skin and hair's ability to retain moisture.
Camellia oil absorbs very quickly. It permeates deep into lower layers of skin, promoting cell growth and giving skin support and flexibility.
Japanese Camellia fast-absorbing moisturizer. It has a silky, creamy texture and is non-comedogenic (does not block skin pores, and does not contribute to acne.) Among other benefits, it is a transdermal carrier of cell rebuilding nutrients and bioactive compounds (collagen and elastin) into skin, which repair damage caused by dryness, sun exposure, and aging.
2. Vitamin E
Although there are numerous claims that Camellia oil is rich in vitamin E, such claims are simplistic at best and can be misleading.
Vitamin E comes in many forms. Notable ones are Tocotrienols, the so-called "super vitamin E", and the more common (and much less effective) Tocopherols.
While Camellia oil contains only moderate levels of the Tocopherol variety vitamin E (about 60 mg/1000 g), it is not a noteworthy source of Tocotrienols at all.
For high Tocotrienol content rice bran oil at 600-800 mg/ 1000 g is by far a better choice.
3. Sunblock Properties
Common claims of Camellia oil having significant sunblock properties are highly exaggerated.
In fact, all vegetable-based oils, including Camellia oil, have a low SPF (about 3-5) and should not be used as a primary sunblock regimen.