Finding a good skincare routine takes lots of research, experimentation and understanding your skin’s unique needs. However, once you do find staple products that just work, they stick around for a long time. The question that arises at this point though is; should you be doing more? And if so, why? Here is where the concept of a skin booster comes in.
the extensive list of nutrients in sea buckthorn, boosts skin's healing processes & enhance all aspects of skin health while you sleep.
So, first of all — what exactly is a booster?
Simply put, skin boosters are high concentration formulas generally consisting of a single ingredient that can address very specific skin concerns such as dehydration, signs of ageing or pigmentation. So while your staple routine products like cleanser, toner, serum, moisturiser and SPF focus on overall epidermal health, booster formulas are designed to enhance the functions of your existing products and supercharge your skincare results.
There are plenty of different types of boosters and their possible benefits but if you want to understand the benefits of Root Remedies’ favourite skin booster, Sea Buckthorn Pure Oil, keep on reading.
The extensive nutrient portfolio of Sea Buckthorn
primarily found on a shrub grown in asia & europe, medicinal uses of sea buckthorn oil for health, skin and hair go back many centuries.
The nutrient portfolio of the sea buckthorn plant that makes it such a beneficial and powerful booster for the skin. Sometimes known as the “wonder plant” due to its wide usage in the food, medicinal and pharmaceutical fields, sea buckthorn contains 190 nutrients and phytonutrients!
Here’s a spotlight on this mighty booster oil’s main benefits, based on it’s most beneficial active nutrients and skin types -
Acne Prone Skin
Sea buckthorn’s vitamin C content is 12 times higher than that of an orange. This high concentration of vitamin C is immensely beneficial for acne prone skin.
For acne, scarring, and pigmentation, vitamin C can drastically reduce skin inflammation. What this means is that it can heal acne as well as fade scars and pigmentation by inhibiting melanin production. What’s more, because it is a natural oil, sea buckthorn will heal acne prone skin without drying out or irritating skin like some retinoids or acne treatments.
The high concentration of vitamin C also means sea buckthorn oil has the brilliant ability to boost collagen production. This helps plump, firm, and smooth skin, effectively targeting skin ageing concerns such as sagging, wrinkles, fine lines and textured or rough skin.
Powerful antioxidants such as carotenoids, tocopherol and lycopene are also present extensively in sea buckthorn oil. Fun fact: carotenoids, a type of antioxidant that produces bright yellow, orange colours in plants, vegetables and fruits is where sea buckthorn oil gets its deep orange colour from.
Antioxidants work to neutralise free radicals. This prevents them from causing oxidative damage from age and our skin’s exposure to environmental factors. This not only makes sea buckthorn an amazing booster to reduce signs of ageing, but also brightens dull skin by preventing our skin’s melanin production from being triggered due to excess exposure to the sun.
Another extremely beneficial skin loving ingredient are fatty acids. Omega 3, 6 and 9 can all be found in sea buckthorn. The oil also one of the few plant sources that contain an exceptionally high content of omega 7, excellent for skin repair and regeneration processes. These fatty acids are especially beneficial for dry skin as they provide the skin with a surge of hydration, helping you achieve that plump, glowy look.
Topical usage of facial oils are generally known to help balance skin’s hydration and oil. While sea buckthorn oil does not directly help reduce sebum production for oily skin types, it can still provide beneficial nutrition that can improve and enhance overall skin health.
The nutrients highlighted in this article are just a few of many that make up sea buckthorn oil’s impressive portfolio. Vitamins B1, B2, K, A, and E, folic acid, an array of powerful antioxidants and minerals are all actives present in sea buckthorn oil. Regardless of skin type, sea buckthorn is a multifaceted plant oil that works to boost your skin health to the next level.
pro tip: lay a towel on your pillow to prevent staining sheets or use oil the night before laundry day and you can easily wash the oil from your pillow case the next morning.
Now, reap the amazing results this plant oil has to offer and give it a try! Best used at night, mix 2–3 drops of Sea Buckthorn Pure Oil with your facial oil or moisturiser and gently massage or pat into freshly cleansed and toned skin.
You can use Sea Buckthorn Pure Oil on its own. However, do keep in mind this deeply coloured oil leaves an orange tint on the skin which is easily washed off. You might want to look out for your pillow case though! You can also opt to mix the oil with another product. This not only reduces the staining effect but is a great way to ‘cocktail’ and customise your skin care routine. Use 2–3 times a week as an overnight treatment or use daily and transform your skin with this amazing booster!