Ingredient of the Week: Sea Buckthorn Oil

Friday, 05. August 2016

Ingredient of the Week: Sea Buckthorn Oil

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.

Found in the following PURE SKIN FOOD products: