Camellia japonica

Antioxidants , Plant Extracts

The leaf has been shown in vitro to be potent antioxidant and also able to inhibit the expression of collagen-depleting MMP-1 when applied to human fibroblast cells (Source: Journal of Cosmetic Science, January/February 2007, pages 19-32).

The seed oil is a good source of the fatty acid oleic acid and is chemically similar to the fats found in olive oil. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits and can stimulate collagen production in skin (Sources: Journal of Food Science, October 2012, pages 1,055–1,057; Molecules, June 2012, pages 6,716–6,727; BMB Reports, March 2012, pages 177–182; ad Journal of Ethnopharmacology, May 2007, pages 127–131).

See matrix metalloproteinases

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