The beauty of this oddly named wonder oil will make you consider and fully understand why we have made it a necessary component to your daily OrganiGlowSkinCo skincare routine .
There are numerous benefits to using sea buckthorn oil, including its use for soothing asthma, treating respiratory infections, stimulating cognition, soothing the stomach, preventing cancer, speeding healing, vaginal dryness, boosting the immune system, eliminating pain and inflammation; however, we are going to concentrate on all the skin-loving benefits this oil consists of.
WHAT IS SEA BUCKTHORN OIL?
Sea Buckthorn oil is made from the berries and seeds of the sea buckthorn plant, which is a shrub bearing the scientific name Hippophae rhamnoides. For thousands of years, these berries and the subsequent oil has been used in traditional medicine practices across Asia and Europe. The ancient Greeks even fed sea buckthorn to their horses to increase the glossiness of their coat – hence its scientific name, Hippophae, which means shining horse. The many benefits of this oil are attributed to its high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids (oil from the fruit pulp), as well as polyunsaturated fats (oil from the seeds).
In traditional Chinese medicine, sea buckthorn is used to soothe dryness and soften the skin, reduce inflammation and promote blood flow, while in Russia it is used eczema, psoriasis, eye diseases and thrombosis. Russian cosmonauts are even said to have eaten sea buckthorn berries and used the oil as a skin lotion to protect them from radiation in space.
The omega-7 palmitoleic acid found in sea buckthorn oil is an important building block for healthy skin. Palmitoleic acid assists in not only with burns, but also regenerating cells and increasing healing in acne and scars. It is also used externally in cosmetic and medicinal creams to promote skin quality, boost wound healing and reduce dryness and itching.
We not only use sea buckthorn oil in our Ultra Hydro Balancing Body Wash, but proudly in our Ultra Hydro Balancing Facial Cleanser and Face Cream due to it containing both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that will relieve redness and also help relieve skin of acne and breakouts. This is a perfect addition for especially sensitive skin, to the oil cleansing method.
Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil heals acne and is one of our many ingredients we offer in our formulas that can help treat and moisturize your skin. Join hundreds of OrganiGlower’s who are already benefitting from the healing properties of our skincare line and glow with us!