Sea Buckthorn Oil (Hippophae rhamnoides Fruit Oil)
Sea Buckthorn oil is a particularly valuable ingredient when it comes to PURE SKIN FOOD facial oils.
The deep orange coloured oil obtained from Sea Buckthorn berries contain a number of substances that contribute to the regeneration process and protection of the skin. Theses entail:
a particularly high level of vitamin E (tocopherol): This antioxidant stabilises biological membranes and protects the skin from the harmful effects of reactive oxygen species, especially those found in sunlight.
beta-carotene (provitamin A) is a precursor of vitamin A and responsible for the beautiful red shade of Sea Buckthorn oil. It has anti-inflammatory effects on eczema or acne, protects the epithelium and plays a role in the regenerating process of the skin.
The fatty acid profile exhibits particularly high levels of palmitic acid and palmitoleic:
Palmitic acid supports the function of the skin barrier.
The polyunsaturated palmitoleic acid, an omega-7 fatty acid, prevents the formation of wrinkles and aging of the skin.
The benefits of Sea Buckthorn oil for our skin are so diverse, it:
has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties,
has nourishing, regenerating and firming effects on dry and mature skin types,
promotes the healing of wounds regarding tissue damage (therefore also recommended for chapped skin),
provides strong protection against environmental influences.