What does Sea buckthorn seed oil do?
Sea Buckthorn oil is a rare breed to contain all four types of omega fatty acids — omega-3, 6, 7, and 9. Rare palmitoleic acid (omega-7) is a vital component of skin lipids and stimulates regenerative processes and wound healing while also reducing the appearance of scars. The gamma-linolenic acid in Sea Buckthorn Seed oil is converted to prostaglandins in the skin, helping to protect against infections and allergies.
This unique blend of essential and exotic fatty acids also makes it deeply hydrating, a prime choice for those dealing with extremely dry skin.
From a small shrub nicknamed “Siberian Pineapple” that grows in the Himalayan region, pure Sea Buckthorn Seed oil can be applied topically or ingested, and has many purported health benefits, including lowering blood pressure and reduced risk of cancer and heart disease.
Sea-buckthorn oil may also improve blood circulation, oxygenate skin, and expel toxins.
Why is Hyaluronic acid a key ingredient?
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the skin, helping water and collagen bind together, keeping it in the skin to give it that dewy, healthy, hydrated look and feel.
Collagen and hyaluronic acid levels decline naturally with age, dehydrating the skin more and more. Harsh weather, heaters (during winter), some skin-care products, and various conditions can cause tiny ruptures in the skin’s protective barrier, allowing water to escape.
Hyaluronic acid can draw moisture from air and keep skin moist, holding nearly 1000x its weight in water. Dehydrated skin is one of the primary causes of wrinkles, and since hyaluronic acid replenishes moisture it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Why is Aloe leaf juice a key ingredient?
Aloe Vera boasts 20 amino acids, salicylic acid (anti-inflammatory and antibacterial), saponins (antiseptic soapy substances), and various other antimicrobial compounds like cinnamic acid, phenols, and sulfur.
One amino acid, proline, is a constituent of collagen, whose role is to ensure the moisture and elasticity of skin cells. The phytonutrients in Aloe stimulate oxygenation and expulsion of toxins. Aloe Vera causes skin to becomes smoother, more hydrated, and youthful with consistent use.
Aloe vera also inhibits inflammatory pathways, thanks in large part to sterols like campesterol and β-sitosterol.
Aloe vera aids in the removal of dead skin cells and has a penetrating ability that helps transport nutrients into the skin. Wound healing occurs in three phases. Inflammation, dead tissue removal, and skin regeneration. Various nutrients in Aloe support all three steps of healing, such as tannic acid, glucomannan, acemannan, and gibberellin.