Sea Buckthorn Oil has been used for thousands of years as a natural remedy against various ailments, including as a popular remedy in Ayurvedic and traditional medicines. More recently, it has become an increasingly popular ingredient in the beauty industry, particularly in skincare.  It’s for good reason, it does amazing things for the skin and the body!

Where it’s from

It’s extracted from berries, leaves and seeds of the sea buckthorn plant. This a small shrub that grows in high altitudes in the northwest Himalayan region, sometimes referred to as the ‘Holy Fruit.’

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Inner Beauty Benefits

  • It’s rich in nutrients – particularly antioxidants which help to protect your body from illness.
  • The seeds and leaves are rich in quercetin, a flavonoid linked to lower blood pressure and reduced risk of heart disease.
  • The berries boast potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus, also containing good amounts of folate, biotin and vitamins B1, B2, B6, C and E.
  • It contains two types of healthy fats – Mono and Polyunsaturated fat – which makes up more than half the fat found in the oil.
  • It’s also the only plant food known to provide all four omega fatty acids — omega-3, omega-6, omega-7 and omega-9 – amazing!
  • Due to the flavonoids present, this may help to protect your body from infections by boosting your immune system.

You can find it in…

Fushi Sea Buckthorn Organic Oil

This food grade oil would be great in a smoothie as it has a green taste, not as strong as something like a fish oil, but there’s certainly a flavour to it. The benefits are numerous as the oil is extracted in its virgin form, using a pure mechanical separation procedure to retain the oil’s natural composition and potency.

It’s recommended that you 1-2 teaspoons with food but can also be added to salads.  It has a brilliantly bright orange colour that may stain your skin or clothes – so be careful!

Buy the oil for £25 from Sea Buckthorn Oil

Rejuvenated Skin Perfecting Complex

Get your best skin with these supplements from Rejuvenated. The Skin perfecting complex is a new vegan collagen boosting blend to sooth the skin and support beauty from within.

It has an amino acid blend along with botanical extracts and pro-biotic Lactobacillus Acidophilus to support you.

Buy the complex for £24 from Cult Beauty

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Outer Beauty Benefits

  • Sea buckthorn oil is rich in antioxidants and is known for helping to protect the skin from free radical damage as well as helping to improve the skin structure and tone plus it improves skin elasticity.
  • When applied directly to the skin, the sea buckthorn’s omega-7 and omega-3 fat content is said to help stimulate skin regeneration and reduce inflammation.   
  • It also stimulates the production of collagen, which are the building blocks of the skin.
  • The abundance of vitamins and carotenoids in Sea Buckthorn oil makes it a fabulous preventative product – protecting the skin against environmental aggressors, pollution and free radicals.
  • It’s rich in Vitamin E, which deeply hydrates and plumps the skin.
  • The vitamin C concentrations on Sea Buckthorn oil are 12 times higher than an orange – and vitamin c is amazing at reducing inflammation and boosting collagen for brighter, plumper skin!
  • Due to it’s amazing anti-inflammatory purposes, it’s excellent at helping to reduce acne breakouts, as well as helping to fade scars and promote and overall more even and smooth skin texture without drying out the skin.

You can find it in… 

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Aveda Daily Hair Repair

It feels great in my hair and I really felt like it was smoother and softer, even after one use. It also has a heat protectant in it – so if you’re planning on using heat on your hair, this is something you’d like. Apply this to damp hair and see results immediately – stronger, shiny soft hair!

Buy the Daily Hair Repair for £25 from Aveda

Inlight Lip Serum

This lip serum has the texture of the lip oil and glides onto the lips with ease making them feel instantly soft and silky and moisturised with a gorgeous gleam. The brand says: “The consistency, purpose and performance of a Lip Serum has a different function to a waxy Lip Balm; it is designed as a regular conditioning treatment”

As you would expect with in light this lip serum is loaded with skin loving ingredients designed to replenish and nourish the skin on the lips, which apparently have no sebaceous glands to protect them. Key nourishing ingredients include sea buckthorn oil, baobab oil, rosehip oil, calendula extract and star Anise essential oil.

Find out more about Inlight and their lip serum in our review

Buy the Lip Serum for £28 from InLight

Codex Beauty ‘Bia’ facial oil

This oil has a lovely light texture and it sinks into your skin beautifully without leaving any surface shine just a subtle glow. The added bonus is that it smells simply gorgeous, it has an uplifting woody kind of fragrance and you can definitely smell the rosemary. It’s perfect for a little bit of mindful facial massage you know the drill inhale first and then apply to your skin. This facial oil has an impressive ingredients list that includes rosehip seed oil, baobab seed oil, prickly pear seed oil and see buckthorn all of which are blended together to offer superior hydration for the skin improved moisture retention and improved smoothness.

Find out more in our full review

Buy the oil for  £68.80 from John Lewis

Skin Alchemists Sesenne Rejuvenating Facial Elixir

Every single one of the ingredients used in this blend is designed to work synergistically to boost your skin and optimise its appearance. This tropical cocktail includes jasmine, nutmeg, rose de mai in its formula creating a bespoke tropical inspired fragrance journey.

This lush golden elixir is a pleasure to use and is perfect when used after the cleansing oil or as part of any other regime. It feels rich and nourishing, but not heavy. simply warm a few drops in your hands, inhale and press into your skin.

Buy the Elixir from £30 from the DOR Beauty Edit

SKN-RG Serum

This luxurious serum is in an oil base and it is easy to apply. Its easily absorbed into the skin leaving it looking radiant and healthy. A little goes a long way. 

This is designed to be used at night when the skin is best able to optimise all of the ingredients as it regenerates itself… although I have to admit that I have been using it in the daytime as well sometimes because I like the way it makes my skin look. 

The ingredients are blended to work synergistically to nourish and rejuvenate the skin.

Find out more about the serum in our review 

Buy the SKN-RG Pro Serum Concentrate for £49.50 from SKIN-RG

S5 Replenish Serum

This serum/oil has a gorgeous, rich golden colour. It’s not a light serum that you can just apply and then soon after apply your usual moisturiser and go. This is a rich serum that needs a little time to sink into the skin fully but will leave you looking glowing throughout the day and I’ve been really enjoying it. I prefer to use this in the winter – it’s quite rich to have on your skin if it’s warm outside. This works even better when you mix a couple of drops into your moisturiser and allow them to work together, giving your regular moisturiser a power boost.

This product has been discontinued but has been reformulated in the brand Adaptology

Urban Veda Soothing Facial Oil

This oil helps to harmonise aggravated skin, diminishing the appearance of redness, and delivering an abundance of hydration. It features ingredients including blend of healing avocado, balancing Ayurvedic shatavari and anti-ageing omega-rich organic sea buckthorn to hydrate and nourish sensitive skin. It is clear, feels lovely on the skin and if you love the smell of sandalwood, you’ll treasure this oil. The lovely blend of ingredients will leave you feeling calmed, soothed and pampered.

Buy the Urban Veda Soothing Face Oil for £29.99 from Urban Veda

House of Life Complete Skin No 13 Intense Body Repair

This oil is easily absorbed. It is lush, velvety and silky and leaves your skin feeling deeply moisturised, nourished and silky. Used consistently, your skin looks and feels like it’s been loved.
This is comprised of 13 clinically proven natural and organic actives that include: sea buckthorn, burdock, geranium, Omega 7, chamomile and much more.

Buy the body oil from £69 from House of Life

Fresh – Seaberry Skin Nutrition Cleansing Oil

This omega rich cleanser is rich in Sea Buckthorn Oil, which contains omegas 3, 6 & 9 to protect and soften the skin. Perfect to reconnect with the skin by gently massaging the oil into the skin… it has a beautiful texture and emulsifies into a milk when water is added. Makes the skin feel cleansed without feeling stripped – beautiful and gentle on the skin.

Buy the Fresh cleanser for £34 from Fresh Cosmetics

Casa Mencarelli Sea Buckthorn Serum

‘Sole E Mare’ means sunshine and sea in Italian, and this is a perfect description for this product. It’s the colour of sunshine… a beautiful rich golden yellow and it sinks in beautifully and makes the skin glow without looking greasy or oily.

It’s rich in essential fatty acids Omega 3-5-6-7-9, and anti-oxidant vitamins A and E from organic cold pressed Sea Buckthorn and Pomegranate Seed Oil. Contains Eco Marine Algae which helps to increase production of collagen, resulting in smoother skin.

This gorgeous little berry will leave your skin absolutely glowing!

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