Sea Buckthorn -Why all the Hype?
Just the colour of Sea Buckthorn Oil is amazing. It is a fresh, bright reddy orange that just seems to sing use me I’m amazing.
Sea buckthorn oil is super rich in fatty acids, including omega-7, which helps to moisturize and hydrate the skin (don’t we all need that especially during the winter months). It can be used to alleviate dryness and promote overall skin health.
Regular use of sea buckthorn oil may contribute to improving the overall tone and texture of the skin, making it appear smoother and more even.
Sea buckthorn oil contains a high concentration of omega-7 fatty acids, which are not commonly found in other plant oils. It also contains omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids. Additionally, sea buckthorn oil is a good source of vitamins, including vitamin C, vitamin E, and provitamin A (beta-carotene). It also contains antioxidants, flavonoids, and minerals such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium. So basically, it is vitamin packed goodness.
Sea buckthorn is known for its moisturizing, nourishing, and skin-rejuvenating properties. It may help improve skin elasticity, promote a more youthful appearance, and support skin barrier function.
What is Barrier Function?
No it is not another hype term definitely not! In a nutshell the barrier is the skin's protective layer.
The epidermis, especially its upper layer is called the
How do we look after our barrier?
To reduce stress to our barrier it is important to reduce sun exposure, limit times of the day the skin is exposed to the sun, avoid chemical pollution exposure, avoid wind, avoid applying harsh ingredients and oils that are high in oleic fatty acids that will clog the pores.
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin condition characterized by red, scaly patches on the skin. While there is no cure for psoriasis, treatments aim to manage symptoms and reduce inflammation. Some studies suggest that sea buckthorn oil may have anti-inflammatory properties, which could potentially be beneficial for individuals with psoriasis. Additionally, sea buckthorn oil is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids, which are important for overall skin health.
While these benefits are often associated with sea buckthorn oil, it's important to note that scientific evidence supporting these claims is limited. It's always a good idea to perform a patch test on a small area of skin before using sea buckthorn oil more widely to check for any potential allergic reactions or sensitivities. If you have any specific skin concerns or conditions, it's advisable to consult with a dermatologist for personalized advice and recommendations.Try sea buckthorn oil for yourself and see if you notice the difference in your complexion.