About the product

What Is It:

This lightweight, dry face oil is destined to become your do-it-all natural moisturizer. A celebrity favorite, it’s made with 73% naturally unrefined, extra virgin Camellia japonica seed oil that is harvested and cold-pressed from the hardy camellia flower flourishing in the mineral-rich volcanic soil of South Korea’s famed Jeju Island. Camellia seed oil has more antioxidant power than even olive or grape seed oil; nourishes skin with vitamins A, B, and E; and is rich in omega-3, -6, and -9 fatty acids. Because of its low molecular weight, similar to that of skin, camellia seed oil absorbs easily and quickly without stickiness or an overly slick feel.

How to use:

Use morning and night after your serum and before your moisturizer. Apply 2-3 drops on your entire face, gently massaging or pressing in, concentrating on areas with fine lines or wrinkles. Alternatively, mix with your favorite serum or moisturizer for an antioxidant boost.


Camellia japonica seed oil (73%), Vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, canola oil, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, Rosa canina fruit oil, Limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, tocopherol, bisabolol, Coco nucifera (coconut) oil, Orbignya oleifera seed oil, Glycine soja (soybean) oil, quercetin, astaxanthin, Aniba rosaeodora (rosewood) wood oil, Jasminum sambac (jasmine) oil, rose flower oil

Brand info:

In its nature-based skincare line, SanDaWha harnesses the purity and power of the camellia flower that thrives in the unique ecosystem of Jeju Island, considered Korea’s Hawaii for its tropical climate and lush greenery. Camellia seed oil is rich in vitamins, omega-3, -6, and -9, and oleic acid; absorbs well without stickiness; and helps to deeply hydrate skin. Using a cold-pressing process to naturally extract unrefined camellia oil, thereby preserving its skin-nourishing properties, SanDaWha emphasizes high quality ingredients over fancy packaging. SanDaWha believes in skincare that is kind to your skin, your health, and the environment, and never uses harmful ingredients.

Reviews & Comments 7


Great product to lock in moisture. Camellia flowers derived from such a pristine environment make this product a must have. Also the oil boosts collagen production. What’s not to like.


A big mistake on your part, Beautytap. You forgot to mention that Sandawha reformulated this face oil. The bottle is different, the scent is different, the texture is different, and the ingredients are different. The new oil has sunflower seed oil as its second ingredient instead of grape seed oil. Macadamia seed oil, argania spinosa oil, magnolia bark extract, jojoba oil, and lavender oil were added, while other ingredients were taken out. The result is a lighter oil with a much stronger floral scent . Unfortunately, it is not nearly as moisturizing as the original. Thank goodness they did not... Read more


Oh no! It looks like you received the version available for international customers (found here: https://beautytap.com/product/sandawha-extra-virgin-camellia-face-oil-30ml-2/). Are you in the U.S.? I double-checked the ingredients, and there are two different versions. Here's the link for the U.S. version, which contains grapeseed oil but not those others (https://beautytap.com/product/sandawha-extra-virgin-camellia-face-oil-30ml/). If you're in the U.S. and was shipped the international version, you should definitely contact Beautytap. Please message me if you write to them and keep me updated. I had no idea there were two versions. :(


Yes, I am in the U.S., but I did receive the "international" version. And I will write to Beautytap, although it's been so long since I received it that I don't know if they will refund the price difference. Thank you for the info.


You're welcome! Please write to them. I'm going to reach out to them for you right now, too. Keep an eye on your inbox. Beautytap's support team has been incredibly responsive, and I'll share the details with them. Let's get this fixed!


Can be used as a moisturizer or put one to two drops in your moisturizer Follow up with your sunscreen


Beauty Advisor review: This product is amazing! a little pricey but it is worth it. It is lightweight and helps give my skin an even silky smooth finish. I have oily skin and this product actually helps to balance my skin. It is non greasy. Please feel free to contact me for more details or advice on other products:)


If your oily this is a go to! Your saying you want me to put more oil on my face?! Heck yes! Add this to your moisturizer or use it by itself, its the perfect product to get your skin back on track and producing the correct amount of oil. Its light weight and wont leave you feeling greasy or sticky!


It's for the Skin, Health, and Environment.  It's the Trinity.  -Ni Lundan


I really like this face oil. It is really light and sinks into the skin. I use it with a moisturizer because it's a little dry by itself. I add one or 2 drops depending on my face condition for the day. It keeps my face hydrated all day. The bottle last a long time too! Love it!


One of my favorite facial oils. SanDaWha always impresses me. The cream mask and liposome skin softener are two of my HGs.

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