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Sea buckthorn seed oil for skin: All you need to know

You may have already enjoyed sea buckthorn oil in your delicious recipes, perhaps even adding it to your salads for exquisite taste. But do you truly know the extraordinary benefits of this oil for your skin?

Sea buckthorn seed oil, extracted from the pulp or seeds of this amazing fruit, holds wonders for your face. Today, we'll delve into its advantages in detail.

Origin and Properties of Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil

Sea buckthorn is a small shrub abundant in orange berries, primarily cultivated in Asia and cherished for centuries for its skin-loving properties. Regions like China, Russia, Tibet, and Mongolia have made it a preferred ingredient in their skincare rituals. Even in Canada, it's found in some beauty elixirs. This oil, originating from cold regions, possesses unique characteristics that make it a true treasure for your epidermis.


INCI name: Hippophae rhamnoides seed oil

  • Appearance: Clear oily liquid
  • Color: A vibrant orange hue that instantly imparts a fresh and radiant complexion
  • Odor: An intense scent of seeds, fruity, and slightly spicy
  • Texture: It quickly penetrates the skin without leaving a greasy film, offering immediate comfort.
  • Taste: A flavor of seeds, fruity, and slightly spicy

Extraction Method:

The sea buckthorn seed oil offered by éméo is organic and extracted using the supercritical CO2 extraction method. This technique perfectly preserves the oil's benefits, avoiding any alteration due to the heat of mechanical pressing. Although this method has a lower yield, it ensures exceptional organoleptic properties.

Composition of Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil:

Fatty Acids:

  • Omega-3 (Alpha-Linolenic Acid): 32% - stimulates hyaluronic acid production, strengthens the skin barrier, fights dehydration, and possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  • Omega-6 (Linoleic Acid): 35% - acts as a barrier for the epidermis and is also effective in anti-aging care by improving skin elasticity.
  • Omega-9 (Oleic Acid): 20% - primarily found in sebum, essential for moisturizing the skin, ensuring its protection, and maintaining its suppleness and elasticity.

Other Active Components:

  • Carotenoids, including provitamin A (40 mg/100 g): responsible for the characteristic color of the oil and its healthy complexion effect, acting as potent antioxidants, delaying skin aging, and offering some sun protection (does not replace sunscreen).
  • Vitamin E (300 mg/100 g): a natural antioxidant essential for preserving skin youthfulness.
  • Phytosterols (including Beta-Sitosterol): improve the skin barrier function, promote microcirculation, delay skin aging, possess anti-inflammatory properties, and protect against UV damage.

Benefits and Skin Types Benefiting from Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil:

This precious oil is a true elixir of youth for various skin types:

  • Tired skin lacking radiance and luminosity
  • Mature skin losing firmness
  • Acne-prone skin; it is non-comedogenic.
  • Burned, injured, or scarred skin
  • Sun-damaged skin, prematurely aged
  • Skin with irregular complexion
  • Sensitive skin prone to rosacea or couperose
  • Skin with keratosis pilaris

It's important not to confuse sea buckthorn seed oil with sea buckthorn pulp oil, as they have different compositions. Sea buckthorn seed oil stands out for its stronger antioxidant action, thanks to its higher Omega-3 content.

Formulation and Application:

Sea buckthorn seed oil can be used alone or blended with other oils to create customised skincare products. However, due to its low yield and expensive CO2 extraction process, this oil is often pricey. To preserve its effectiveness, it's recommended to store it in the refrigerator.

Products by éméo Containing This Exceptional Oil

The following serums from the éméo range contain the benefits of sea buckthorn seed oil

  • Sensicalm Premium: a morning and evening facial care ideal for sensitive skin prone to redness.
  • Alpha-lift Premium: a morning and evening facial care designed for adult skin with imperfections, providing balance and a mild anti-wrinkle effect.
  • Acnérium: a morning facial care suitable for oily and acne-prone skin.

Have you ever tried sea buckthorn seed oil? I personally adore its effects on my combination skin prone to expression lines.

Its healthy complexion and radiant effect are simply magical!

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