Sea buckthorn oil – luminous super fruit for dry and mature skin
The concentrated power of sea buckthorn oil keeps even dry, stressed and mature skin soft and radiant. It's not just the color that's great with this oil. The fruity active ingredient cocktail of the orange berries impresses with its very special properties. What are they and how do they affect your skin? I'll tell you.
For which skin types is sea buckthorn oil ideal?
Mini fruit, huge effect - the berries of the sea buckthorn bush create a unique active oil with a signal color. Because of its balanced oil composition and its many nutrients, sea buckthorn oil holds a top spot 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 oil . This means that recipes are only added drop by drop . This isn't a pressure to save money, it's simply completely sufficient because it's so potent. The low concentration also does clothes and towels a favor. In larger quantities it would rub off.
Effects of sea buckthorn oil
One of the secrets of its effectiveness lies in its bright color. Its color is given by its high proportion of carotenoids , the plant pigments that sound so suspiciously like carrots. Because they are also found in healthy carrots. But their function as antioxidants is much more important. They are free radical scavengers who essentially “sacrifice” themselves to save your cells when they are attacked by free radicals. This prevents cell damage and premature skin aging. In addition to the unmentionable carotenoids, sea buckthorn contains even more antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E.
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 small amounts in most vegetable oils. They play an important role for the skin barrier . Mature skin in particular is often deficient in palmitic acid. The protective layer becomes unstable and the skin loses moisture more quickly. This is of course counterproductive for firm skin.
For 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 means the skin is better supplied with oxygen. This boosts cell metabolism and stimulates the formation of new skin cells.
🧡 Less moisture loss and inspired regeneration - the orange oil offers two advantages for mature and stressed skin.
3. Protective and calming
Flaming red and yet it looks more like a fire extinguisher. Sea buckthorn oil has anti-inflammatory and calming properties . This makes it very comfortable even for stressed skin. Irritation, redness or itching are common side effects of dry skin. It's not just moisture that escapes through the defective barrier. The skin also becomes more susceptible to harmful environmental influences.
While there are nourishing base oils to help repair the barrier, if there's still bubbling underneath, that alone won't make your skin feel relaxed. This is exactly why an active oil like sea buckthorn berries is brilliant. It allows the inflammation and irritation in the deeper layers of the skin to subside and also strengthens the protective layer so that no new ones arise.
Age spots, also known as pigment spots, are accumulations of pigment and are considered an unpopular feature of mature skin. Even if they are mostly harmless, they still disturb the appearance. What to do? In addition to laser treatments and bleaching creams, care products with fruit acids , also known as AHA, help. They stimulate cell regeneration and reduce the formation of, let's call them, maturation spots. Depending on the severity and AHA concentration, you can even magic them away.
Some creams or serums have an AHA complex added to them. Fruit acids are also a natural component of some plant ingredients, for example in sea buckthorn oil. The fruit acids contained here have a mild peeling effect and help to remove unwanted pigments. Of course, the dose in the facial oil is not so high that you see an immediate effect. Here it is the regularity with which your skin benefits from the fruit acids. Because this helps prevent new stains from forming.
Your facial oil for dry or mature skin
I love everything that is multifunctional. And sea buckthorn oil is definitely one of the Swiss army knives among cosmetic ingredients: antioxidant, regenerating and anti-inflammatory. Three strong arguments why you should rely on it when caring for your dry or perhaps more mature skin. We have already prepared something for you, namely the FIVE facial oil regeneration .
It was specially developed for dry, mature and sensitive skin and combines valuable organic sea buckthorn oil with organic jojoba oil, squalane, vitamin E and organic lavender essential oil. This handful of ingredients is your dream team for stimulated cell renewal and regeneration. The fruity scent with just a hint of lavender is also something for your nose. Give it a try. Click here to go to the shop .