Sea buckthorn oil, cosmetic use
WhatVitamins, fatty acids, precious antioxidants, anti inflammatory and healing action, useful against wrinkles, stretch marks but also to soothe irritations, eczema, dermatitis and acne.
From the fruits of the sea buckthorn, scientific name Hippophae rhamnoides, it is possible to obtain, through cold pressing, an oil with interesting cosmetic properties for the beauty of the skin that becomes healthy and luminous. This oil, according to scientific studies, (Zielinska et al, Lipids Health Dis, May 2017), is rich indeed in vitamin C, group B, carotenoids, polyphenols, tocopherol or vitamin E, highly antioxidant, and unsaturated fatty acids such as palmitoleic acid, a type of omega 7, and gamma linolenic acid, a type of omega 6, that give to this plant-based oil the ability to protect the skin, to regenerate and to repair it. In particular, once the gamma linolenic acid is inside the skin, it is converted into prostaglandins, powerful substances that help counteract inflammation by showing an anti inflammatory action, useful to prevent and fight allergies and infections, and an antioxidant effect, able to counteract skin aging. Moreover, this plant based oil improves the microcirculation and the tissue oxygenation, it hydrates the skin and is able to easily penetrate into the epidermis to carry out its beneficial action. Sea buckthorn oil can be used on dry skin, in case of itching and irritations, stretch marks, sensitive skin and mature skin, it is perfect indeed to tone the skin and smooth wrinkles. Sea buckthorn oil has also a healing action on the wounds and stimulates the healing processes or, at least, an improvement in case of acne, eczema and atopic dermatitis, finally it helps in case of sunburns, by soothing the irritations and by protecting the skin from UV ray damages, however, this oil cannot replace a sunscreen cream if you intend sunbathe in every period of the year! (Hou et al, Skin Pharmacol Physiol, 2017 – Gegitek et al, Antioxidants, Aug 2018). You can apply some drops of sea buckthorn oil directly on the damp skin, in alternative you can mix it to your daily cream or insert in the preparation of DIY creams, it will take care of your beauty and will also give to the creams a light orange note.