How to Use Camellia Japonica Oil

Camellia Japonica Oil, also known as Japanese Camellia Seed Oil or tsubaki, is an ancient Japanese beauty secret used for shiny hair and optimal skin care.  This article explains How to Use Camellia Japonica Oil. 

About Camellia Japonica Oil

Camellia Japonica is also known as Japanese Camellia Oil or tsubaki. It was the renown beauty secret of geishas for dewy skin and hair with high luster.

Camilla japonica oil is a dry yet nourishing oil, a rich antioxidant and excellent moisturizer. It is a non-comedogenic oil, so it will not cause breakouts.

Camellia japonica oil is rich in Omega 9. Omega 9 helps retain hydration in both skin and hair. It is also beneficial for scalp health and combats dry scalp and dandruff.

It also contains polyphenols, squalane, zinc, and vitamins A, D, C, and E.

Camellia Japonica is the most effective at transdermal collagen and elastin delivery.  Camellia Japonica also promotes skin elasticity. [1]  This keeps skin looking younger and fresh.

How to Find Authentic Camellia Japonica

There is some confusion on what is authentic camellia japonica. This is in part because it is known by several names.  Only authentic camellia japonica has the beneficial properties. Some camellia oils mislabel themselves.

To get all the beauty benefits of authentic Camellia Japonica, look for one of these names on the actual ingredient label of the product:

  • Tsubaki
  • Japanese Camellia Seed Oil
  • Camellia japonica


  • Camellia Oil
  • Tea oil
  • camellia sinensis
  • camellia oleifera

These last four oils have some benefits but they are not the authentic tsubaki or Camellia Japonica.

How to Use Camellia Japonica Oil

Use very little Japanese Camellia Seed Oil, just a few drops at a time.

Camellia Japonica On Skin

To apply to the skin, decant a few drops of Camellia japonica oil and warm it between your palms.  Gently pat the oil onto the face and throat.

How to Use tsubaki for lusterous Hair

To apply Camellia japonica oil to the hair, it is best applied to wet hair to retain moisture. Apply sparingly with a wood comb to evenly distribute. Only use a few drops.

We like to apply hyaluronic acid to hair after washing to capture moisture, then apply the Camellia japonica oil to seal in hydration.

Summary on How to Use Camellia Japonica Oil

Was How to Use Camellia Japonica Oil useful? You may also like the hair benefits of Rice Bran Oil.


  1. Jung, E. et al. Effect of Camellia japonica oil on human type I procollagen production and skin barrier function. Journal of ethnopharmacology 112.1, 127-131 (2007)

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Charisse says:

    Right on my man!

  2. rachelle.acheson says:

    I didn’t know that.

  3. Richardine says:

    Thnx for explaining the differences, I was mixed up on what was the authentic kind

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