Sea buckthorn Oil


Sea buckthorn is a bright orange berry indigenous to Europe and central Asia. The Latin name, Hippophae rhamnoides, comes from the Greek meaning “shiny horse,” and the plant was historically fed to horses to keep them, well, shiny.

The oil is made from both the seed and the berry, and helps promote regeneration of skin cells and mucous membranes. It also has proven wound-healing powers.[1] [2]The crazy bright orange color comes from the concentration of provitamin A carotenes and carotenoids, which helps protect against sun damage and UV exposure.[3] [4]The oil is also rich in vitamin E, vitamin C, flavonoids, and vitamin B1 B2, and K, as well as essential fatty acids and phytosterols.


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[1] Upadhyay NK1, Kumar R, Siddiqui MS, Gupta A. (2011). Mechanism of Wound-Healing Activity of Hippophae rhamnoides L. Leaf Extract in Experimental Burns.
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2011;2011:659705. doi: 10.1093/ecam/nep189. Epub 2011 Mar 20.

[2] Gupta A1, Kumar R, Pal K, Singh V, Banerjee PK, Sawhney RC. (2006). Influence of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) flavone on dermal wound healing in rats. Mol Cell Biochem. 2006 Oct;290(1-2):193-8. Epub 2006 Apr 22.

[3] Humbert, P. G., Haftek, M., Creidi, P., Lapiere, C., Nusgens, B., Richard, A., . . . Zahouani, H. (2003). Topical ascorbic acid on photoaged skin. Clinical, topographical and ultrastructural evaluation: Double-blind study vs. placebo. Experimental Dermatology, 12(3), 237-244. doi:10.1034/j.1600-0625.2003.00008.

[4] Fitzpatrick, R. E., & Rostan, E. F. (2002). Double-Blind, Half-Face Study Comparing Topical Vitamin C and Vehicle for Rejuvenation of Photodamage. Dermatologic Surgery, 28(3), 231-236. doi:10.1046/j.1524-4725.2002.01129.x