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August 1 2014

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Karma Camellia

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CAMELLIA OIL /(kah-meel-ya oil)/n./ 1. A light yellow oil extracted from the seeds of the Camellia oleifera plant native to the mountains of Southeastern Asia; /n./ 2. Rich in squalene and oleic acid, which are easily absorbable emollients that are essential to the body’s self-moisturizing abilities; /n./ 3. An effective ingredient to shield skin from the penetration of environmental pollutants, including UVB rays, e.g., “Quench and protect parched skin and hair and with camellia oil.”

Try it: Oshima Tsubaki Japanese Camellia Hair Care Oil, $20, www.amazon.com.

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