Camellia, which primarily grows as small trees in East Asia, is cold-pressed into a nourishing oil that is rich in valuable compounds beneficial for skin health. A beloved botanical in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with a history of use spanning over 4,000 years, Camellia is one of the oldest known herbal remedies in continuous use, underscoring its value.

History of Camellia

Emperor Shen Nong, who is said to have discovered tea around 2737 BC, marks one of the earliest references to the use of Camellia. According to the legend, Shen Nong discovered Camellia tea when leaves from a tree blew into his pot of boiling water.

However, it was during the Tang Dynasty (year 618–907) that Camellia became widely popularized and its cultivation and consumption spread significantly.


Skin glow with Camellia in LXMI 33 Face Oil


A few of the benefits of Camellia 

Antioxidant Properties:

Camellia oil is rich in polyphenols, particularly catechins, with strong antioxidant properties. These compounds help in neutralizing free radicals and protecting the body from oxidative stress. (Read our post about polyphenols


Anti-inflammatory Effects:

Camellia is anti-inflammatory, helping to soothe irritated skin, reduce redness, and support acne-prone skin and eczema. Its protective properties defend against environmental damage and support the healing after minor cuts and burns.


Graceful Aging:

Promoting skin cell regeneration, Camellia is known to boost skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles for a healthy, vibrant complexion. (Learn more about inflammaging)


Digestive Health

Camellia oil for dewy skin in LXMI 33 Face Oil

In TCM, Camellia extract is sometimes used to aid digestion and treat gastrointestinal issues. It is believed to soothe the stomach and intestines and promote healthy digestion, nourishing the skin from within.


Deep Nourishment:

Camellia oil is a great moisturizing ingredient for long-lasting softness. It is rich in oleic acid, vitamins A, B, D, and E, and essential fatty acids that nourish the skin and support the moisture barrier.

Its lightweight, non-greasy formula mimics our skin’s natural oils to penetrate into the deepest layers of skin for a youthful, supple glow. It’s suitable for all skin types, including oily and acne-prone skin.


You’ll find Camellia together with 32 other incredible plant extracts in the regenerative and glow-giving LXMI 33 Face Oil. 

For full-body softness, try Camellia in our Nourishing Body Oil

LXMI 33 Face Oil for glowing, healthy skin

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