Cold-pressed, unrefined wild Japanese Camellia oil for hair, body, face, nails and cuticles care.
Superb emollient and moisturizer. You will fall in love with its creamy texture and deep golden color.
Fast absorbing. Non-comedogenic (does not block skin pores, and does not contribute to acne.)
Rich in Linoleic fatty acid (Omega-6) and numerous anti-aging antioxidants. Highest Oleic fatty acid (Omega-9) content than any natural oil (82%).
All natural. Cold-pressed from seeds of wild Camellia japonica flower (Yabu Tsubaki in Japanese) from Aya Region of Miyazaki, Japan.
No additives, preservatives, colorings or fragrances. Not tested on animals and cruelty-free.
Towel dry hair after washing. Dispense 1-2 pumps in your palm. Apply into hair and scalp using palms and fingertips. Pay special attention to hair ends. OK to apply to dry hair on days you do not wash hair.
Apply 4 pumps into hair before washing. Cover with shower cap. Wrap hair with towel (to keep it warm) for 20-30 minutes. Wash hair as usual.
Apply to skin, elbows, legs, knees and heels, stretch marks (such as in after pregnancy) or to minor scars. Apply gently and thoroughly in until completely absorbed. Use morning and night or as often as needed.
Once per day, add a small amount to a damp cotton pad. Wipe nails and cuticles. Best after showering.
Camellia oil for beauty application must be free of chemicals and must contain the fullest possible amount of its natural anti-oxidants and nutrients.
Cold pressing, a labor-intensive mechanical process, ensures that the maximum possible amount of oil's character and nutritional content are preserved.
Cold pressing yields only about 20-30% of the seeds available oil. This is the reason for the relatively higher cost (and lower availability) of cold pressed high quality Camellia oil.
While Europe has rigorous standards in place for the terminology of cold pressing, similar phrases such as "cold filtered" have been used erroneously, especially in the U.S.. and Australia, often employed as a marketing technique. "Cold filtered" oils are not necessarily cold pressed. They could very well have been processed at high heat and using chemicals, and then filtered after being cooled.
Unrefined oils are ones that have not been subjected to high heat or chemicals for controlling color and scent. They maintain the maximum amount of oil's original character, and are untainted by chemicals.
Large manufacturers need to control the batch-to-batch differences in their supply chain to make the final product uniform. They employ various "refining" techniques for this purpose.
Refining allows control of color and scent of oil by using combination of chemical, filtration or heat processing.
Refined oils are less expensive to produce, since the process makes it possible to make the final product always uniform and look and feel the same, regardless of using different grade oils.
Refined oils lose important nutrients and antioxidants in the process. Depending on the type of the refining process, there is also the possibility that trace amount of chemicals remain in the finished oil.
Aya™ Japanese Camellia Hair and Body Oil is extracted by cold pressing in manual presses, without employing the use of heat, Hexane, alcohol or chemical refining.
Posted by Daphne on 8th Feb 2017
I’m in love with this oil. With its simplicity and high quality it makes such a huge difference between a plenty of sophisticated products, it literally gives them a kick. Using this you really don’t need nothing else. The hair is happy, the skin is glowing, what else?
Big big thanks to Wawaza for the free samples, I discovered this oil by one of them sent me with an order. The samples are so important, especially for us in the Western world where we’re so overwhelmed with chemical hair and skincare stuff probably not always we’re able to understand how much can be gorgeous a pure natural product until we try it…
Posted by Unknown on 15th Feb 2016
I bought camellia oil from another company and I was satisfied with it. Then, WAWAZA sent a sample of their camellia oil, and man, night and day! While the other company's is cheaper and more accessible, I could tell the difference in quality compared to this. WAWAZA's sample had a beautiful golden color that the other one didn't and it absorbed faster and just left a glow in my skin and a shine in my hair that the other one didn't fully give. I don't mind paying more for quality and WAWAZA's products have yet to disappoint in this area!
Posted by Raarnt on 26th Jan 2016
I was scared at first to use too much oil even though it's non-comedogenic, but it does penetrate quickly into the skin without irritating like some oils may. I like to use 2 pumps and spread on palms with a little water, then pat all over the face. Then after a few minutes I use a regular, non-comedogenic moisturizer.
For me this oil comes as an addition do my moisturizing regimen since I have very dry skin.
Posted by Melanie on 18th Dec 2015
This was a wonderful way for me to try this oil and I'm hooked! My mother has since bought me the large bottle and I shall leave a more thorough review there.
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Posted by Unknown on 15th Jan 2015
Very high quality product, and excellent service when ordering definitely recommended for anyone looking to improve their skin and hair health.
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