According to Mintel’s survey data, the number of new personal care products containing Camellia Extract has been increasing year by year, and the number of new products has tripled in five years (2012-2016). At the same time, the top three countries for new product releases are South Korea, mainland China and Japan. Among them, South Korea and Japan reached their peak in 2014, and then the number of new products declined year by year, while mainland China still grew strongly, from 0.9% in 2012 to 9.8% in 2016, and it is estimated that it will exceed 15% in 2017. With the popularity of herbal skin care products and the widespread use of camellia in personal care products, more and more benefits have been discovered. For example, Dr. Pangler of Kunming Medical College extracted the active ingredients of camellia and added it to anti-dry skin care products, with remarkable curative effect. In addition, camellia has also been proven to have anti-aging, anti-pollution, anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory, whitening and moisturizing, inhibiting oil secretion and other skin care effects.
Anti-aging: Domestic scholar Zou Jiali extracted polyphenols from camellias and conducted antioxidant activity tests, which proved that camellia polyphenols have strong antioxidant activity and are good free radical scavengers for the human body, with a total antioxidant capacity of 7.35U/mg , much higher than the vitamin C of 69.57 U/mg. Mei Jing Piao’s research found that the main antioxidant components in camellias include quercetin, isoquercitrin, quercetin and kaempferol. These components can achieve antioxidant effect by scavenging reactive oxygen species ROS in human keratinocytes and enhancing the activity of antioxidant enzymes. The human patch test shows that Camellia Extract is safe, non-thorny, and has good DPPH and ABTS free radical scavenging ability. Using infrared photography to local skin: Wrinkle test was carried out, and it was found that skin care products containing camellia extract can effectively reduce skin wrinkle. According to the characteristics of oriental skin and combined with traditional Chinese medicine culture, Affordable Materia Medica launched the camellia rejuvenation series, which claims to help improve skin fine lines and water shortage problems, improve skin clarity, increase moisture, and make skin glowing.
Anti-pollution: With the emergence of the global environment and China’s smog problems in recent years, anti-pollution has become a new trend in the beauty and personal care products market, more and more consumers are looking for anti-pollution products, and more research There is also a tendency to develop anti-pollution plant materials. South Korea’s BIOSSPECTRUM published a patent on the preparation and use of camellia swallow distillate in 2015. The data proves that camellia swallow distillate is safe for human body and can effectively inhibit the formation of the bow caused by environmental pollution.
Fibroblast collagenase activity promotes the expression of skin collagen and dermis-epidermal junction protein, effectively protecting the skin from environmental pollution damage. In 2016, South Korean scholar Scoungwoo Shin found that Camellia Extract has good free radical scavenging ability, while increasing the content of type I collagen in the skin, it can effectively reduce the activity of MMP-1 matrix metalloproteinase, maintain the firmness and moisture of the skin, and can be used for in anti-pollution skin care products. Various studies have shown that the weight of camellia in anti-pollution skin care products will be heavier and heavier. French Severa (SVR) launched an aerosol in September 2016, featuring anti-pollution and skin-brightening functions. Camellia Extract, the only herbal ingredient, claims to be able to block ultraviolet rays and fine particles.
Anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory: BORYUNG MEDIANGS has proved in 2005 that Camellia Extract has excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic activities, and has a significant effect on allergy, edema, erythema and other symptoms caused by environmental pollution on the skin. Its side effects are small and suitable for In adult and infant skin care products. South Korea’s JUNG HYUNG WOOK is a lotion composed of Camellia Extract and deep seawater, which can effectively inhibit the activity of skin inflammatory cells, relieve skin allergy symptoms, and have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. It is suitable for sensitive skin and has no side effects. A baby lotion from Korea Bebeskin, which adds Jeju camellia extract, moisturizing and not greasy, suitable for sensitive skin.
Whitening and moisturizing: Huang Xiaofeng et al. conducted in vitro melanocyte proliferation and intracellular tyrosinase activity tests on the ethanol extract of Camellia dianthus. The effect of aminidase activity is comparable to that of arbutin, which can be used as a new type of plant whitening agent in the future. Katsuyoshi Fujimoto’s research found that the methanol extract of camellia bud has a significant ability to inhibit the proliferation of B16 melanoma 4A5 cells. Seikou Nakamura also further confirmed that the oligosaccharides in camellia chisel can inhibit melanoma cells and promote the proliferation of fibroblasts. Many invention patents of Chanel show that camellia has superior skin moisturizing effect, and Camellia Extract can be used to make moisturizing and moisturizing skin care products. At present, a variety of camellia moisturizing skin care products have been released, which are very popular. The camellia series of facial masks and hand protectors launched by Dr. China Botanicals focus on deeply moisturizing and moisturizing the skin.
Inhibition of oil secretion: The first trend of natural cosmeceutical raw materials – South Korea’s BIOLAND (BIOLAND) company research found that Camellia Extract can effectively shrink pores, inhibit skin oil secretion, is an excellent natural active ingredient.
According to the current relevant survey data and market response, people’s awareness of camellia has been further improved. It is believed that more raw material products of camellia extract with different specifications and functions will emerge in 2017, and the frequency of using Camellia Extract in herbal cosmetics will also increase exponentially.