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Tsubaki Oil

Commonly known as: Camellia Japonica Seed Oil (I.N.C.I.), Japanese camellia vegetable oil, Japanese roses.
Botanical name: Camellia japonica.
Extraction process: Cold pressing.
Family: Theaceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Seeds.
Location: Native to East Asia (China, Japan, Korea).
Flowering: From June to October.
Provenance, origin: China.
Phytochemical composition: Polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid), monounsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid, palmitoleic acid, erucic acid), saturated fatty acids (palmitic acid, arachidic acid, stearic acid), vitamins (A, B, D, E), squalene, catechins, minerals, polyphenols, tocopherols (alpha-tocopherol), sterols (ergosterol, lupeol, beta-amyrin, cycolartenol, anosterol, tirucallol, 7-stigmastenol)
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Viscous liquid; Color: Light yellow to yellow; Odor: Characteristic, sweet, pleasant; Touch: Dry, excellent absorption.
Physical characteristics: Density = 0.915 - 0.918 g/cm3; Comedogenic Index: 0; Oxidative Potential: Sensitive with an induction time of 3.62 (110°C, 10 L/h); Saponification Index: 182 - 200 mgKOH/g; Refractive Index: 1.466 - 1.472.
Benefits: Emollient, softening, tensor, relipidant, purifying, hydrating, fortifying, nourishing, antioxidant, protective, softening.
Concerns: All skin types and particularly dry, mature, sensitive and irritated skin; All hair types and particularly dull, dry and brittle hair.

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Use

Face care (mists, face creams, scrubs, serums, treatment oils, masks); Body care (hand creams, nourishing lotions/milks/creams, scrubs, body serums, massage oils); Hair care (mists, hair serums, nourishing shampoos, conditioners, hair masks).

Preservation

Store in a cool place, away from moisture and light in an amber bottle.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

Tsubaki plant oil has no contraindications. It can be used by pregnant or breast-feeding women, as well as children. Avoid contact with eyes.

Find out more

Tsubaki or Japanese rose is a large shrub representative of Asia with shiny leaves and beautiful pink/red flowers. In Japan, on the island of Oshima in the Izu archipelago, the camellia flower is the first to bloom through the snow in January. This is where it grows in abundance. It arrived in Europe thanks to the English and Dutch East India Company at the end of the 18th century. While Japanese legend associates it with immortality, tsubaki oil has been particularly valued in Japan as a hair care ingredient for centuries. It has become known for the belief that Japanese women have the most beautiful and shiny hair. In addition, in skin care, it can be a useful ingredient in formulations providing hydration, emolliency, and keeping the skin supple and soft. Anecdote: The French designer Coco Chanel fell in love with it, making the Japanese camellia flower one of the brand's symbols.