If you've been keeping up with the skincare world, you've likely encountered more oils, lotions, and potions than you know what to do with. With so many options, it can be tough to know where to start. Allow us to cut through the fog and shine a light on one of our favorites — sea buckthorn oil.
Also known as seaberry oil, sea buckthorn oil often flies under the radar compared to some of its more popular counterparts. But it definitely deserves its chance in the sun. Sea buckthorn oil can moisturize dry skin, provide non-greasy moisture for oily skin, and soothe sensitive skin without any harsh chemicals. It’s an unsung hero in the skincare world, and we’re here to sing its praises today. Here’s why seaberry oil deserves a spot in your skincare routine!
What is Seaberry Oil?
Despite the name, sea buckthorn oil doesn’t actually have anything to do with the ocean. Instead it comes from the berries of the sea buckthorn shrub, which is native to the frosty peaks of the Himalayan mountains. The berries and seeds of this unique shrub are saturated with powerful nutrients and antioxidants, which makes it good for plenty of health maladies. It’s definitely earned the nickname “the holy fruit of the Himalayas.”
Some types of sea buckthorn oil are made with only the berries, but we’re fond of sea buckthorn oil that includes the seeds too. The seeds are extremely high in omega-3’s and contain anti-inflammatory effects that are awesome for skincare. Some people take sea buckthorn oil orally as a dietary supplement, but we love using it topically in our skincare routines.
Sea Buckthorn Oil for Skincare
Thanks to all that nutritive goodness, sea buckthorn oil packs a punch when applied topically. It’s suitable for all skin types, from dry and flaky, to oily and greasy, to everything in between. Sea buckthorn oil is non-comedogenic, which is a fancy way of saying that it won’t clog pores. Since it’s extra gentle, it’s ideal for soothing sensitive skin. Here’s just a handful of the reasons why we’re so obsessed.
Improves Aging Skin
Because sea buckthorn oil is so full of antioxidants, it’s fantastic for aging skin. Abundant amounts of vitamins A, C, and E all work to stop signs of aging in their tracks. Think fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Thanks to the moisturizing quality, it’s fantastic for plumping and hydrating skin, leaving behind a youthful glow.
Reduces Inflammation and Irritation
Sea buckthorn oil is a natural anti-inflammatory, and is one of the only oils on the market to contain all four types of omega fatty acids—omega 3, 6, 7, and 9. That makes it super powerful against skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. All the soothing vitamin E in sea buckthorn oil can also relieve flaky or itchy skin making it a holy grail for dry skin types.
All those fatty acids are also perfect for giving your skin a deep dose of moisture. Sea buckthorn oil also contains linoleic acid, which is found in our natural skin oils. This means that sea buckthorn oil mimics the chemical makeup of our natural oils, allowing it to penetrate deep into the epidermis. That makes it absolutely killer for preserving moisture without clogging pores or making your skin greasy. You read that right—even oily types get in on sea buckthorn oil’s benefits.
Ready to stop future breakouts in their tracks? Because sea buckthorn oil mimics the chemical makeup of our natural oils, it can help balance out your oil production and get your oily skin under control. If you have combination skin, you really can’t find a much better multitasker.
Sea buckthorn oil can fight against UV damage from the sun. Use it alongside your regular sunscreen to give yourself an extra shield from damaging UV rays. Not only can it prevent sun damage from happening in the first place, it can also help you heal from a sunburn. Dab on a few drops for flaky or peeling skin and feel the relief for yourself.
Try Sea Buckthorn Oil for Yourself
There’s a reason why we trust sea buckthorn oil to be one of the few ingredients in our Seaberry Bliss facial oil. It combines all the powerful benefits of sea buckthorn oil with anti-inflammatory full-spectrum CBD and hemp seed oil. We only use sustainably sourced organic oils in a minimal formula, so you can enjoy pure and simple skincare for your sensitive skin.
Use it by itself after cleansing, or use it in tandem with your other skincare products for layers of goodness. If you’re eager to see if sea buckthorn might be the solution you’re looking for, give it a try. We think you’ll be happy you did!