Sea Buckthorn Oil is one of the most precious and nutritious oils for the skin and hair. Why is this deep orange super oil so good? Let’s find out!
What exactly is Sea Buckthorn?
Sea Buckthorn is a small orange berry that grows on bush close to the sea. It is native to the Mediterranean and hot climates. It loves the sunshine!
Sea Buckthorn oil is extracted from the orange berries, the leaves and the seeds of the Sea Buckthorn bush via a cold pressed method.
Cold pressed means that the seeds, berries and leaves are crushed to release the oil. There is no heat involved and this is key because if Sea Buckthorn Oil is heated it loses its properties.
This is a crucial piece of information in the formulation of the SEB Apothecary Healing Balm as it is not heated with oils, it is added right at the end of the formulation. This ensures that the SEB Apothecary Healing Balm provides the optimum benefits to you!
What can it do to help you?
- Replenish the skin
- Reduces inflammation
- Restores the skin’s natural moisture content (means it helps with keeping your skin plump and smooth!)
- Anti-ageing (yes it can iron out wrinkles!)
It is also packed with the below vitamins:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B7
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
Vitamins C and E are fairly well known. Vitamin C improves the skin’s appearance by helping with wrinkles, acne and even dark spots. Vitamin E is anti-inflammatory and is an antioxidant.
What about the other Vitamins? Take a look at the below diagram to learn about the other Vitamins in Sea Buckthorn oil.
So what gives it its natural orange and warming colour?
That would be the carotenoids.
Carotenoids are orange or red pigments, this naturally occurs in Sea Buckthorn and is one of the reasons why I was drawn to this natural colour. One of the carotenoids in Sea Buckthorn is Beta Carotene.
Beta Carotene is a carotenoid and helps to boost the skin’s health and helps to reduce acne and prevent blemishes.
What products contain this super oil?
f you haven’t tried it already Sea Buckthorn Oil is the star ingredient of the SEB Apothecary Healing Balm. Have a look at what some fabulous customers have been saying about this product!
If you have any other questions please let me know in the comments below!