October 24, 2017

I Compared 2 Camellia Creams and This Is Who Won: Blossom Jeju vs. SanDaWha

Contributing editor Coco Park has a longstanding love for camellia oil, and especially the Blossom Jeju line.

About the product

What Is It:

Consider this the water cream version of SanDaWha’s must-have Extra Virgin Camellia Face Oil. Antioxidant powerhouse Camellia japonica flower extract is the first ingredient in this Water Cream, but it also contains over 30 botanical extracts and oils, including mango seed butter, olive fruit oil, and grape skin extract, to fight free radicals and protect skin from environmental pollution. Proven skincare ingredients like niacinamide, squalane, and hyaluronic acid prevent melanin buildup and draws moisture to skin for a healthy, radiant glow. And like its name implies, the cream melts like water on your skin, leaving it plumped, hydrated, and without a sticky after feel.

Our insight:

This heavenly (and naturally) scented cream at first has the texture of softened butter but it immediately melts into an almost liquid texture upon contact with the skin. Take a moment to breathe in the scent before applying for a mini aromatherapy session. And remember, with this rich yet lightweight cream, a little goes a long way. Read our review of this gorgeous face cream on the editorial site.
Check out Denise Lim’s review here :

How to use:

Using the included spatula, scoop a dime size amount onto fingertips. Warm product between fingertips and apply on face and neck, gently patting in to increase absorption. Use morning and night or as needed.


Camellia japonica Flower Extract, caprylic/capric triglyceride, water, glycerin, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Propanediol (EcoCert, Natural Origin), Pentylene Glycol (EcoCert, Natural Origin), Camellia japonica seed oil, Phosphatidylcholine, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Camellia japonica seed extract, Xanthan gum, panthenol, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, bisabolol, Chamomilla recutita (matricaria) leaf extract, Thujopsis dolabrata branch extract, niacinamide, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, sorbitan caprylate, arginine, trehalose, tocopherol, Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, Squalane, Betaine, Glycine soja (soybean) oil, Magnolia kobus bark extract, Salix alba (willow) bark extract, Centella asiatica extract, Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, bioflavonoids, Brassica oleracea italic (broccoli) extract, Coco nucifera (coconut) oil, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, Hyaluronic Acid, Adenosine, dimethyl sulfone, Opuntia ficus indica fruit extract, Hizikia fusiforme extract, Orbignya oleifera seed oil, Rosa canina fruit oil, Citrus unshiu peel extract, Polygonum cuspidatum root extract, Scutellaria baicalensis root extract, Vitis vinifera (grape) skin extract, Yeast Beta-Glucan, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, Houttuynia cordata extract, Portulaca olerecea extract, Pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, Silybum marianum extract, Vaccinium angustifolium (blueberry) fruit extract, Stearyl glycyrrhetinate, Levulinic acid, Glycine soja (soybean) seed extract, Pueraria lobata root extract, Jasminum officinale (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 13


Moisturizing and such a nice scent! It does take a little time to sink in for me though, so it can be a little much if rushed in the morning.


Got this cream from beautytap daily deal. Been using it every night, and doesn’t make my picky skin break out. It also has a nice relaxing scent and leaves my face feeling plump and hydrated. I’m loving this so much and will definitely repurchase when it runs out. Highly recommend it!


Love how hydrating this product is, and it's not sticky. I have very dry skin and this will keep me feeling hydrated till I wake up.


Been using this for about 3 weeks now and i absolutely love it. For me, someone with dry skin and using prescription retin-a on top of that this is exactly the level of daytime moisture i need to survive being in an office with dry air for 8+ hours everyday. My previous moisturizer left me dry and flaky by noon but this product leaves me feeling moisturized and dewy.


Best night cream I’ve found so far. Great scent, good ingredients, and a little goes a long way. It also doesn’t leave a gross greasy finish on my skin like other creams have. It’s too heavy to use during summer or during the day.


Oh if this came in gallon jugs and didn't cost as much as a small car----I WOULD BUY IT!!! Serious love for this little pink jar!!! It is like heavenly scented silk in a jar. It is a heavier cream than the liposome cream so I use it at night and the liposome cream during the day.


The cream is very very rich and has fantastic hydrating capabilities. However, I have combination skin, so I only use it for the night. It's just too heavy for me to use in the morning and then put makeup on top. The scent is so fabulous that it makes you want to have everything with the same scent. I would just love to slather it on everywhere.


I totally agree with you. The scent is divine and it's very moisturizing but just like you this works best at night for me. I find it kind of just sits on top of my skin and doesn't sink in completely which makes it too heavy for day time use.


Right now, it's cold where I live and this cream is perfect. It absorbs well and doesn't feel greasy or sticky.


This is a great moisturizer for all skin types. I use it in the morning prior to my cushion foundation and in the evening as the last step. It absorbs well and provides moisture without being heavy or sticky. My skin is more on the normal side, but some products can cause me to breakout or get blackheads. I have no negative issues with this cream. Plus, it has great ingredients for anti-aging benefits.


This cream is indeed rich, yet lightweight. It goes on smooth without feeling overly oily. I wouldn't buy this product again only because I would like to try other face creams. However, it is a good buy.