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The Wonders of Sea Buckthorn in Skincare: A Natural Powerhouse for Healthy Skin

In the dynamic world of skincare, where trends come and go, certain ingredients stand the test of time due to their profound efficacy and natural benefits. Sea buckthorn is one such gem, steadily rising in popularity and hailed for its remarkable skin-loving properties. In this blog, we delve into the world of sea buckthorn, exploring its origins, benefits, and how it can transform your skincare routine.

 What is Sea Buckthorn?

Sea buckthorn, scientifically known as Hippophae rhamnoides, is a hardy shrub native to the cold-temperate regions of Europe and Asia. This plant thrives in harsh climates, predominantly along sea coasts and mountainous areas, giving it its distinctive name. The small, bright orange berries and the leaves of the sea buckthorn plant are treasure troves of nutrients, making them highly valued in both traditional and modern skincare.

 Nutritional Profile

The reason behind the skyrocketing popularity of sea buckthorn in skincare circles is its dense nutritional profile. These tiny berries are packed with over 190 nutrients and phytonutrients. They are rich in vitamins C and E, and boast an array of B vitamins, which are essential for maintaining healthy skin. Furthermore, sea buckthorn is a rare natural source of the fatty acids Omega 3, 6, 7, and 9 – a complete package for nurturing the skin.

 Skin Benefits

  1. Anti-Aging Properties

One of the most celebrated benefits of sea buckthorn is its anti-aging prowess. The high content of vitamin C and E, along with antioxidants, helps combat free radical damage, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. These antioxidants also promote skin regeneration, aiding in the repair of damaged skin cells.

  1. Hydration and Healing

Sea buckthorn oil is renowned for its hydrating and healing properties. It’s particularly effective for dry, flaky, or prematurely aging skin. The essential fatty acids and vitamins help restore skin’s natural barrier, retaining moisture and protecting the skin from environmental stressors.

  1. Soothing Inflammation

The plant’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a boon for those struggling with sensitive skin, rosacea, eczema, or acne. It helps soothe inflammation and redness, promoting a more even skin tone and texture.

  1. Sun Protection

While never a substitute for sunscreen, sea buckthorn can aid in sun protection. The high content of beta-carotene (which gives the berries their vibrant colour) helps protect the skin from sun damage.

 Incorporating Sea Buckthorn into Your Routine

The increasing awareness of Sea buckthorn’s skin benefits has resulted in a rise in demand for products containing this ingredient like our Cream Cleanser,  ABC Body Hydrate Moisturiser, and clinic-only, Signature Jessner’s Peel.