Camellia Japonica Flower Extract Best Plant extracts Anti-Ageing Camellia Japonica Flower Extract at a glance Has proven antioxidant, anti-pollution, and soothing abilities Rich source of gallic acid Also known as Tsubaki Native to China, Korea, and Japan Camellia Japonica Flower Extract description _Camellia japonica_ flower extract is also known as Tsubaki, Japanese camellia, common camellia. Native to Korea, China, and Japan, research has shown this plant has impressive antioxidant, anti-pollution, and soothing abilities. Specific to anti-pollution, testing on human skin samples revealed that topical application of the flower extract protects fibroblasts (cells in skin that make collagen) from oxidative damage that heavy metal airborne pollutants trigger. It also intercepts collagen-degrading enzymes before they lead to visible signs of ageing such as wrinkles and orange peel-like skin texture. Along with offering antioxidant and pollution-neutralizing benefits on its own, topical application of _Camellia japonica_ flower also boosts the presence of several antioxidant enzymes that naturally occur in skin, such as superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase. This helps skin better defend itself against external aggressors that detract from a healthy appearance. This plant is also a rich source of the oil-soluble antioxidant gallic acid and a compound known as Camellioside A. Its usage level in skin care is typically 0.1%.