Contrary to what its name suggests, Sea Buckthorn does not come from the sea, but from a shrub that grows in the mountainous and coastal areas of Asia and Europe.
There are two kinds of Sea Buckthorn oil: Seed oil and Fruit oil, both derived from the small, nutrient-rich and yellow-orange berries. The seed oil is yellow or pale orange, more fluid and extracted from the small dark seeds of the berry, while the fruit oil is dark red or red orange, quite viscous and comes from its fleshy pulp. Both have a strong musky scent with similar effects. it is a matter of preference.
Mo’s Essential Oils variety is that of the seed.
Some uses and benefits of Sea Buckthorn Oil include:
Supports and builds dermal collagen fibers
High Vitamin C ,skin brightening
Skin smoothening and strengthening
Reduces skin scarring, swelling and inflammation
Treats skin ulcers and dermatitis
Protects against skin cell water loss
Excellent treatment for rosacea
Fades stretch marks
High Omega and Palmitoleic acid content
Natural anti-dandruff treatment
Helps treat photo toxicity and sun burn.
Note / Caution: Generally known to be safe i.e. non sensitizing and non irritating. However, must be diluted to no more than 10%. Not enough information is known on its effects on pregnancy, so we advise that pregnant and breast feeding women avoid it.