Acemelia produces 100% natural cold-pressed camellia oil in Galicia, inspired by the Japanese tradition. Cold pressing maintains all the benefits of the seeds of the camellias. Derived from a wildflower that flourishes in Japanese forests and is often called the "rose of winter", this petal-light oil is rich in oleic acid, along with vitamins A, B, D and E.
Camellia oil, also known as Japanese Rose or tsubaki oil, has been touted as the beauty secret of the geishas for centuries. Featherlight and deeply nourishing, geishas first began using the oil to remove their heavy performance-style makeup. Discovering how soft and supple feeling it left the skin, camellia oil became a staple in their coveted beauty regimens.
Camellia oil contains anti-flammatory, skin-softening omega-3 fatty acids that promote the barrier function of your skin. It has a molecular design similar to water’s, allowing it to penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin, without leaving a greasy residue. It restores moisture and elasticity, and replenishes skin lipids that are essential to prevent water loss and therefore anti-aging.
Camellia oil is also beloved in Japan as a leave-in conditioning hair treatment that seals in moisture.