BOTANICAL NAME: Camellia oleifera
EXTRACTION: Cold pressed
DESCRIPTION: The Camellia oleifera is a large shrub with dark green evergreen leaves found in the mountains of South Eastern Asia. This plant produces seeds that when cold-pressed create an oil that has been used medicinally for many thousands of years. A different species of the Camellia shrub produces green tea leaves. The golden yellow oil produced by the Camellia oleifera plant contains high levels of oleic acid which help the skin retain moisture. It absorbs quickly and penetrates the lower layers of the skin providing elasticity and skin support.
KEY COMPONENTS: Oleic, linoleic, palmitic and stearic acid, squalene