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Sea Buckthorn Oil - The Science

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Scientific evidence confirms that sea buckthorn berries contain almost 200 active ingredients which allow the extracted oil to have many different benefits. Therefore, the sea buckthorn berry and the oil it can produce may be considered one of the most valuable natural products in the world. 
Years of scientific research has confirmed the below benefits that sea buckthorn has on the skin when applied topically:

Sea buckthorn oil has an anti-wrinkle effect

Yang et al. 1999 conducted the study on 30 female subjects of 61 yr by giving them 4 SBA24 capsule (2g oil) for 3 months and it was observed that there was increase in hydration and elasticity of skin and it was concluded that the oil has anti-wrinkle effect

Reference: 18. Erkkola R, Yang BR (2013) Sea Buckthorn oils: Towards healthy mucous membranes. Women’s Health. Agro Food industry hi-tech 14(3): 53-57

Sea buckthorn oil increases skin cell regeneration & healing

The liposoluble extract of Sea Buckthorn increase viability of regenerating cells as well as provide nutrients to epidermal cells in skin ulcers and wound healing. It has restorative effects with protective effects against dehydration, and antiseptic effects.

Reference: Kapoor D (2017) A review on pharmacognostic, photochemical and pharmacological data of various 29. species of Hippophae (Sea buckthorn). International Journal of Green Pharmacy 11(01).

Sea buckthorn oil helps heal scars and wounds

Yang B, Kalimo KO, Mattila LM, Kallio SE, Katajisto JK, 27. et al. (1999) Effects of dietary supplementation with sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) seed and pulp oils on atopic dermatitis. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 10(11): 622-630.

Sea buckthorn oil has 2.4 times the antioxidant levels of other oils

The Department of Drug technology and Pharmaceutical management at Kaunas University of Medicine in Lithunia conducted the study to evaluate the potency of antioxidants of pure extracted oil which found out to be 2.4 times more than other oils.

Reference: Narayanan S, Ruma D, Gitika B, (2005) Antioxidant activities of seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) during hypoxia induced oxidative stress in glial cells. Molecular and CellularBiochemistry 278(1-2): 9-14.

Sea buckthorn oil is used in many cosmetic creams for its anti-aging effects

Lisa Herichkoof, James Herichkoof (2000) Reproductive cell system.

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Sea buckthorn oil stimulates collagen synthesis due to it’s high vitamin C content

Sea-buckthorn oil stimulates wound healing (including necrotic wounds), stimulating regeneration and processes of forming new healthy epidermis, and moreover collagen synthesis. 

Reference: Manea AM, Ungureanu C, Meghea A. Effect of vegetable oils on obtaining lipid nanocarriers for sea buckthorn extract encapsulation. C R Chim. 2014;17(9):934–943. doi: 10.1016/j.crci.2013.10.020b [

Sea buckthorn oil tones sagging skin smoothing out wrinkles

Reference: Uauy R, Dangour AD. Nutrition in brain development and aging: role of essential fatty acids. Nutr Rev. 2006;64:24–33. doi: 10.1301/nr.2006.may.S24-S33. [Google Scholar]

Sea buckthorn oil improves skin tone after direct application to the skin

Reference: Pop RM, Weesepoel Y, Socaciu C, Vincken JP, Gruppen H, et al. Carotenoid composition of berries and leaves from six Romanian sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) varieties. Food Chem. 2014;147:1–9. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2013.09.083. [Google Scholar]

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Sea buckthorn oil provides skin hydration and improves skin elasticity and structure

Omega fatty acids: omega-9 (oleic acid), omega-6 (linolic acid), and omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acids) lower transepidermal water loss and improve the skin hydration level.

Reference: Yen CH, Dai YS, Yang YH, Lee JH, Chiang BL, et al. Linoleic acid metabolite levels and transepidermal water loss in children with atopic dermatitis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2008;100(1):66–73. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)60407-3.  []

Above mentioned reference summary:

Sea buckthorn oil is amazing for all skin types and can be used everyday to ensure you maintain healthy, glowing skin.
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