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Do We Know Enough To Call Sea Buckthorn a “Miracle” Ingredient?

Sea Buckthorn is an ingredient that keeps popping up as we focus on botani-clinical and organi-clinical skin care.  One of our go-to organi-clinical brands can’t stop raving about Sea Buckthorn.  The scientific name is Hippophae, which is a small shrub that produces bright orange berries.  The berries and seeds are what is used to in many skin care products.

8 Brands That Use Sea Buckthorn

Get Product Details From Each Brand Using Sea Buckthorn Below

Sea Buckthorn Oil is packed full of antioxidants, Omega Fatty Acids, vitamins and micro nutrients that help promote skin elasticity and turgidity.” Drew Coleman, Vice President, DMK

“Sea buckthorn also known as Hippophae are small orange miracle berries that have an impeccable healing ability while abundantly nourishing, repairing & regenerating the skin and body. It’s the rare Omega-7 that make this ingredient so healing.” Victoria Tabak, Nature Pure

Healthline.com Touts Sea Buckthorn's Omega-7

“For instance, test-tube and animal studies show that the oil may help stimulate skin regeneration, helping wounds heal more quickly. Similarly, animal studies reveal that sea buckthorn oil may also help reduce inflammation following UV exposure, protecting skin against sun damage. Researchers believe that both of these effects may stem from sea buckthorn’s omega-7 and omega-3 fat content…” Healthline.com

Healthline Also Raves About Sea Buckthorn’s Antioxidant Powers

“For instance, it is naturally full of antioxidants, which help protect your body against aging…”  Healthline.com

Vegetable oils are obtained by mechanical extraction or cold pressing of various parts of plants, most often: seeds, fruits, and drupels. Chemically, these oils are compounds of the ester-linked glycerol and higher fatty acids with long aliphatic chain hydrocarbons (min. C14:0). Vegetable oils have a variety of properties, depending on their percentage of saturation. 

This article describes sea-buckthorn oil, which is extracted from the well characterized fruit and seeds of sea buckthorn. The plant has a large number of active ingredients the properties of which are successfully used in the cosmetic industry and in medicine. Valuable substances contained in sea-buckthorn oil play an important role in the proper functioning of the human body and give skin a beautiful and healthy appearance. A balanced composition of fatty acids give the number of vitamins or their range in this oil and explains its frequent use in cosmetic products for the care of dry, flaky or rapidly aging skin. Moreover, its unique unsaturated fatty acids, such as palmitooleic acid (omega-7) and gamma-linolenic acid (omega-6), give sea-buckthorn oil skin regeneration and repair properties. 

Sea-buckthorn oil also improves blood circulation, facilitates oxygenation of the skin, removes excess toxins from the body and easily penetrates through the epidermis. Because inside the skin the gamma-linolenic acid is converted to prostaglandins, sea-buckthorn oil protects against infections, prevents allergies, eliminates inflammation and inhibits the aging process. With close to 200 properties, sea-buckthorn oil is a valuable addition to health and beauty products.”   See Full Article 

The Abstract Of Abundance of active ingredients in sea-buckthorn oil

National Center For Biotechnology Information

Nature Pure - Hippophae Ceramide Cream

Infused with Certified Organic Botanical Extracts

This cream contains Hippophae Oil (Sea Buckthorn), ceramides and natural botanical extract. The Hippophae Oil contains a “bio-active soothing skin complex” used for many centuries in Siberia to help stimulate the growth of skin cells. Also, Hippophae helps to prevent wrinkles from forming and improves skin elasticity. The ceramides replenish the skin with moisturizers which are slowly depleted during the aging process, yet are needed to maintain a youthful appearance. The Cream also contains natural agents such as Squalane, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Extracts of St. John’s Wort, Ginko Biloba, Calendula, Chamomile.

DMK - EFA+

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The DMK efa+ supplements are a powerful group of essential fatty acids 3,6,7 and 9, derived from evening primrose and sea buckthorn oils. DMK efa’s are required for the structure of all membranes in the body. DMK efa’s “waterproof” the skin, maintaining the barrier of the skin impermeable. The skin’s primary function is to protect internal organs and skeleton from the exterior attack. DMK efa+ only uses the purest raw materials that are compounded in the USA with our FDA registered lab. DMK efa+ is designed for a wide variety of skin conditions to repair the cell membranes and help to rebuild stronger, healthier, and better functioning skin. DMK efa+ is formulated to aid in the improvement of barrier function and transepidermal water loss. It is particularly useful for acne, inflamed or reactive skin, pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and aging complexions. It is also recommended for clients undergoing professional skin revision treatments.

Prana SpaCeuticals - Reishi Mushroom Serum

This lightweight skin recovery serum helps relieve stressed skin from inflammation by boosting skin immunity and helping to absorb unwanted toxins. Mushroom healing is a century old ritual that enhances the skin’s vitality.

Conditions & Recommendations

  • Eliminates inflammation
  • Wound healing
  • Increases skin immunity
  • Absorbs toxins in cells
  • Helps reduce oxidative stress
  • Enhances texture, circulation, & skin metabolism
Dawn Lorraine - Fresh Citrus Cleansing Gel

VEGAN +GLUTEN, DAIRY, SOY & NUT OIL FREE  

A refreshing sugar based citrus cleansing gel that cleanses thoroughly without stripping, refreshes and brightens. This products is now formulated with active exfoliating enzymes and Turbinado sugar. Can be used daily.

HydroPeptide - Redefining Serum

This ultra-sheer skin-clearing and anti-aging serum promotes a healthy, spot-free complexion, improves skin tone and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Helps control blemishes and encourages healthy cell turnover to help prevent clogged pores
  • Oil-free formula balances hydration
Lira - MYSTIQ iLuminating Beauty Oil

The MYSTIQ iLuminating Beauty Oil has Sea Buckthorn/ Hippophae. It is a great wound healer and great for anti-aging. Indulge your skin with this light-weight luxurious hydrating oil. Harmonizes with your skin to provide all day hydration. Provides luminous results with exclusive Mastiha Oil, Madonna Lily Plant Stem Cells, and Vitamin C.

Eminence Organics - Seabuckthorn Balancing Masque

A balancing and conditioning masque for all skin types, including sensitive. This creamy face masque combines vitamin-rich seabuckthorn with ingredients like carrot juice and calendula to help protect and soothe dry, sensitive skin. Restorative jojoba oil revitalizes the appearance of the skin, leaving it balanced and hydrated without clogging pores.

ZEN - Oxy-Zen Skin Revival Oxygen Mask

The “Champagne Treatment”  ?? Spoil your skin with the new refreshing, hydrating, nourishing and repairing effervescent oxygen mask.

When activated with your favorite toner or water, pure stabilized oxygen begins to bubble up. You will feel a light “popping” sensation as your skin drinks in all the oxygen, nutrients, aminos, peptides, vitamins, and minerals.

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