The camellia flower can be used to improve the texture and appearance of the skin, and it can be applied to the face, hair, scalp and body. This can either be through extracting oil from the flowers, or by using the fermentation process - which is what we use at Florena.
There are three types of camellia flowers: the camellia oleifera, camellia sinesis and camellia japonica. At Florena, in some of our natural face creams and natural face masks we use fermented Camellia Sinensis. Camellias are colourful, evergreen shrubs which are native to eastern and southern Asia. Brought to Europe by ship in the 18th century, flowering camellias became known as ‘Camellia’ in honour of Georg Joseph Kamel, a Jesuit missionary and apothecary.