Ingredient Spotlight - Sea Buckthorn Oil
Common Name: Sea Buckthorn berry oil
Botanical Name/INCI: Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Shelf Life: 1-2 years
General Oil Specification: Carotenoids (400-500mg), Beta-carotene(15.70mg), Vitamin A (210-230 IU), Vitamin E (180-250mg), Vitamin K1 (170-200 mg), Beta-sitosterol (provitamin D) (250-400mg), Iodine (70-80 mcg), Calcium (5.4mcg), Iron (1.7mcg), Magnesium (1.6mcg), Phosphorous (6.5mcg), Zinc (1.5mcg).
Fatty Acid Profile: Lauric acid 0.12% , Myristic acid 1.51%, Palmitic acid 30.46%, Stearic acid 1.63%, Arachidic acid 0.53%, Behenic acid 0.18%, Lignoceric acid 0.16%, Palmitoleic acid 34.45%, Oleic acid 20.10%, Gadoleic acid 0.05%, Erucic acid 0.01%, Linoleic acid 5.83%, Alpha-linolenic acid 2.03%, Other acids 2.94%
Comments: Due to the deep red colour of this oil it is best used as part of a blend. There are no contraindications to using neat it may cause colouration to the skin which may take a few days to disappear if used neat. Normally it is used in a blend up to 10% to avoid the colouration but receive the benefits of this amazing oil. Sea Buckthorn is an amazing oil, its fruit is very citrusy and tart and contains on average 695 mg per 100g of vitamin C, fifteen times the amount as oranges. It also contains vitamin E, carotenoids, omega oils 3,6,7 & 9, flavonoids (including quercetin) and minerals. It is extremely rich in b-carotene which gives its colour. Plant carotenoids are rich in provitamin A which has a strong anti inflammatory effect on the skin.