Sea Buckthorn Oil: The Hot New Trend in Skin Care


When it comes to the skin, we are always looking for the next big miracle cure that will lead us to clear, glowing skin. While such a miracle cure probably does not exist, there have been and continue to be some great advances in skin care and health. One of the newest trends in skin care is actually not very new at all, and in some parts of the world has been used for ages. To find out if sea buckthorn oil is for you, take a look at the science behind this hot new trend.

First, What is Sea Buckthorn?

Sea buckthorn oil is an oil derived from the berries of the sea buckthorn shrub which can be found in the mountains of Europe and Asia. Exotic, right?! In all seriousness, however, the benefits of using this strong orange oil go back for centuries.

What Makes It So Great?

Sea buckthorn oil is packed full of healthy nutrients. One of its biggest claims to fame is its extremely high dose of Vitamin C. This vitamin alone makes it powerful in its healing and disease fighting capabilities. It also contains high amounts of the vitamins A and E, which is one of the biggest reasons that it is so good for the skin. Lastly, sea buckthorn contains high levels of Omega fatty acids, which as well know is important for not only skin health, but overall health as well.

What Are the Benefits for the Skin?

The benefits that it can bring to the skin are many. For starters, it works as an excellent anti aging component. Because of the high levels of antioxidants, it can help ward off wrinkles and minimize the appearance of age spots. It also hydrates the skin, leaving it soft and supple. FOr many, it has even been shown to fight off stubborn acne, healing current blemishes and preventing further breakouts in the future.

Are There Disadvantages?

The biggest disadvantage that people find is that the powerful orange color can be staining! Make sure that you get an organic, but healthy blend of sea buckthorn and other oils in order to take out the staining power. It can also be helpful to use it in moderation. It takes very little of the oil to reap the benefits, so be sparing with it, and you’ll enjoy the benefits without turning your skin or your pillows orange.

Having clear skin is a goal of most people. We want to put our best foot forward, and since our faces are one of the first things people notice, it’s important to keep that skin healthy and glowing. Give sea buckthorn a try, and enjoy the many benefits of this ancient and new superfood oil.

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