For which skin types is sea buckthorn oil ideal?
Mini fruit, huge effect – a unique active ingredient oil with a signal color is created from the berries of the sea buckthorn bush. Because of its balanced oil composition and its many nutrients, sea buckthorn oil holds a top place on the list of ingredients for a) dry and b) mature skin. What exactly is in it? Let's take a closer look.
The active ingredient oil from sea buckthorn pulp
As already mentioned, it is not a base oil but an active ingredient oil. This means that formulations are always added drop by drop. This is not an obligation to save, but simply completely sufficient because it is so potent. The low concentration is also good for clothes and towels. In large quantities it would stain. So a little tip: If you spice up your muesli with pure sea buckthorn oil, be sure to wash your hands afterwards, especially if you are wearing light-colored clothing.
Sea buckthorn oil has an antioxidant effect
One of the secrets of its effect lies in its bright color. The color gives it its high proportion of carotenoids, the plant pigments that sound so suspiciously like carrots. Because they are also in the healthy carrots. Much more important, however, is their function as antioxidants. They are radical scavengers that "sacrifice" themselves to save your cells when attacked by free radicals. This prevents cell damage and premature skin aging. Incidentally, in addition to the unpronounceable carotenoids, sea buckthorn contains even more antioxidants, such as vitamin C and E.
It stimulates regeneration
Sea buckthorn pulp oil has a unique composition of lipids and is particularly rich in palmitoleic acid – another tongue twister – and palmitic acid. They are contained in most vegetable oils in small amounts. They play an important role for the skin barrier. Mature skin in particular often lacks palmitic acid. The protective layer becomes unstable and the skin loses moisture more quickly. This is of course counterproductive for a firm complexion.
In the case of mature skin or skin that is dry for other reasons, sea buckthorn oil supports regeneration with its balanced active ingredients. It stimulates blood circulation, which makes the skin better oxygenated. This pushes the cell metabolism and stimulates the formation of new skin cells.
🧡 Less moisture loss and accelerated regeneration - the orange-colored oil offers two advantages for mature and stressed skin.
Sea buckthorn oil protects and soothes
Flaming red, yet it looks more like a fire extinguisher. Sea buckthorn oil brings anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. This makes it very comfortable even for stressed skin. Irritation, redness or itching are common side effects of dry skin.Not only does moisture escape through the defective barrier, the skin also becomes more susceptible to harmful environmental influences.
There are nourishing base oils that will help repair the barrier, but if it's still sizzling underneath, that alone won't make your skin feel relaxed. This is exactly what an active ingredient oil like that of sea buckthorn berries is ingenious for. It allows the sources of inflammation and irritation in the deeper layers of the skin to subside and also strengthens the protective layer so that no new ones form.