"What is grace? I know until you ask me; when you ask me, I do not know."
~ Saint Augustine
Sea Buckthorn, or palmitoleic acid, is nature's answer to beautiful skin. This high powered ingredient contains Omega - 7 fatty acid (a natural component of the skin) is responsible for healing wounds, including treating burns. It doesn't end there, it also contains Vitamin E and C, which have proven to prevent wrinkles and reduce skin roughness. Deep wrinkles are also minimized with these two powerhouse ingredients.
Yes, Sea Buckthorn contains Omega - 3, 6, and 9 as well. It is the total package. These omega fatty acids are antioxidants which can prevent a dull dry look to skin and hair.
Having this amazing ingredient in our Serum, Lotion, and Conditioner is part of the reason your skin and hair look and feel radiant, hydrated, healed, younger, and vibrant!
Its botanical name, Hippophae rhamnoides, means, "tree that makes the horse shine," referring to its ability to improve horses health and make their hair shiny and smooth.
Contrary to what its name suggests, sea buckthorn oil does not come from the sea. It's actually derived from a shrub that belongs to the Elaeagnaceae family and grows in the mountainous and coastal areas of Asia and Europe.
It is renowned in Ayurvedic medicine as far back as 5,000 BC. In 12 BC, the ancient Greeks used it to treat various health issues.
Sea buckthorn is:
1. Well-known today for its healing and rejuvenating effects on the skin.
2. When used topically, it's a great natural cleanser and exfoliator.
3. It can also help heal burns, cuts, wounds, sunburn, rashes, and other types of skin damage.
Using sea buckthorn daily helps slow down the signs of aging by nourishing the tissues in your skin and body.
Both sea buckthorn is also rich in nutrients such as: carotenoids, tocotrienols, and tocopherols, and loaded with antioxidants like phenols, terpenes, and glucosides; vitamins A, C, and E; beta-carotene; plant sterols; and trace elements such as copper, iron, selenium, and manganese.
Remember, according to leading scientists, whatever you put on your skin, at some point most, every cell in your body will get a taste of it! That is a remarkable fact, and one that makes us pause before we put anything on our skin - knowing our whole body is affected.
We are so proud to offer products that contain ingredients that honor our bodies, outside and in!!