What if someone told you that there was a plant whose berries were not only the richest plant source of Vitamin C, but also contained one of the rarest fatty acids, Omega-7? Not to mention that it is a rich source of carotenoids, Vitamin E, selenium and has an ideal ratio of Omega-3, 6 and 9. While still off many people’s radar, it has been touted by many, including Dr. Oz, as the next super food – Sea Buckthorn.
Pound for pound, sea buckthorn has up to 15 x more Vitamin C than oranges. Native to Europe and Asia, sea buckthorn is an edible berry that soaks up vital nutrients from the sun and ranges from from bright yellow-orange to red. The golden-red pulp oil that is extracted from the berries is rich in unsaturated fatty acids(Omega-3, 6, 7 & 9), carotenoids and Vitamin E. The seed oil is primarily comprised of unsaturated essential fatty acids, including linoleic and linolenic acids. Omega-7, also known as palmitoleic acid, is an important component of human sebum, the natural oil which moisturizes your skin. The body’s natural production of palmitoleic acid declines with age, making sea buckthorn oil especially beneficial for dry and mature skin. The nutrient-rich composition of the kernel oil and juice helps protect the skin from UV radiation and free-radical damage associated with signs of aging, making it ideal for use after a day on the beach, sitting by the pool, everyday walking outdoors or driving in the car.
As we move from fall into winter and temperatures start to drop, the skin becomes dry and dehydrated from environmental conditions. Pamper your skin this winter with Weleda’s Sea Buckthorn body care products. Weleda’s Sea Buckthorn is grown biodynamically in Tuscany, Italy, so you know you are getting the purest and highest quality nutrients delivered to your skin. Sea Buckthorn oil is easily absorbed into the skin, helps replenish lost moisture, restores the protective hydro-lipid layer and possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Essential oils of mandarin, orange and grapefruit in Weleda’s body care products intensify the revitalizing effects of the Sea Buckthorn. Skin is left feeling soft and supple.
Weleda Sea Buckthorn Body Oil, Wash, Hand Cream and Lotion