Most of us have become acquainted with the idea of introducing oils into our skincare routine to nourish, hydrate and rejuvenate our skin.
You may already be familiar with oils such as rosehip, coconut, or coconut oil, but you may not be as clued-up on one of 2022’s buzziest oils – sea buckthorn oil.
Here’s more on the skincare world’s new favorite ingredient, what’s so great about it and whether your skin needs it.
What is sea buckthorn oil?
Although you may think that this miraculous oil comes from the depths of the sea – given its name – it actually comes from the berries of a shrub that are cold-pressed to create the oil we put onto our faces.
The reason this ingredient has started to grow in popularity this year is that it contains 10 times more vitamin C than oranges and is one of the highest sources of Vitamin E among plants.
What are the benefits of using sea buckthorn oil?
Sea buckthorn oil comes with a whole range of benefits, which is part of the reason why so many people are beginning to introduce it as an integral part of their morning and evening skincare routines.
Some of the most popular benefits of using sea buckthorn oil include:
- Decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- When used on the scalp, it can help to treat oily hair
- Helps the skin barrier to retain moisture
- Potentially has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-psoriatic properties
- Evens skin tone and fade post-inflammatory inflammation marks
- Works for all skin types by moisturizing while regulating oil production
- Rich in antioxidants, fighting free radicals that can damage your skin
Should I be using sea buckthorn oil?
Sea buckthorn oil is a very versatile ingredient that you can find on its own, or combined with other ingredients in serums, moisturizers, eye creams etc.
Because it’s such a versatile ingredient that can be used in different ways, most skin types will enjoy using it.
It’s able to boost moisture levels in the skin’s barrier while regulating sebum levels which makes it perfectly placed for treating both dry and oily skin effectively.
Sealing in hydration and keeping the skin nourished is essential in any skincare routine – regardless of your skin type – and sea buckthorn oil is able to provide this and then some which is what’s making it such a popular ingredient at the moment.