Notes: If used in massages, this oil will stain the skin, but washes off easily. Shake well before use.
- Additional Name(s): Sea Buckthorn
- Scent: Strong, musky smell.
- Consistency: Solid at cold temperatures and lumpy at room temperature
- Absorption/Feel: Oily – best to dilute to about 1%-5%.
- Color – Seabuckthorn Berry Seed Oil: Pale to Medium Yellow
- Color – Seabuckthorn Berry Fruit Pulp Oil: Deep Orange
- Shelf Life: 1 year
Action: Emollient, antioxidant
Benefits: Seabuckthorn is one of the best sources of natural antioxidants due to it's high Vitamin C content. Antioxidants such as vitamin E and betacarotene help to regenerate skin cells, effectively diminish wrinkles and combat dryness, as well as help other symptoms of dry, aged skin.
This oil can also be used in the healing of burns, eczema, radiation injury ulcers and small wounds or cuts. The healing effect of Seabuckthorn is due to the pro-vitamin A (betacarotene) that it contains.
In addition, the oil boasts a moderate absorption in the UV-B range which makes it a good oil to include in sun care cosmetics. It is a terrific choice as part of an aromatherapy blend, a massage blend, as well as in all types of manufacturing.
Good for Skin Types: Dry, Mature/Aged
Chemical Analysis: Beta carotene- 254 I.U./100 g, vitamin E- 123 mg/100g, lycopene- less than 1%, linoleic- 6.8%, oleic- 28.4%, palmitic- 31.3%, palmitoleic- 29.7%, stearic- 1.1%
Precautions: No known contraindications, but Seabuckthorn can stain sheets and skin; do not use more than 5% to enrich creams and lotions.
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