Benefits of Himalayan sea buckthorn Oil

Sea Buckthorn - A Himalayan love fruit for us! 

A signature ingredient in a lot of Aroha Oils products, sea buckthorn, survives the harsh conditions of high altitude, exposure to powerful ultraviolet light, excessive cold and heat variations, and baren soil. This is one tree that has the highest survival instincts with built-in defense mechanisms and water-saving tricks that help it to thrive while not having much nourishment from the land. But this ingredient is not just a hydrating hero, it also encompasses a range of medicinal and pharmacology benefits.

“Holy Fruit of the Himalayas”

The best variety of Sea buckthorn is found in the very high altitudes of 14000-15000 ft in the mountains of Leh & Ladakh in India. These fruits also have the maximum range of nutrients as they are the only kind of in the world which has the privilege of such high altitudes. Let us understand the benefits of Sea buckthorn in general and also how the Himalayan variety differs from other sea buckthorn fruits.

Local Ladakis (as the local people are called in Leh & Ladakh) call Sea Buckthorn “Life Oil” and regard it as a powerful all-inclusive wonder oil for internal and external use. 

Benefits of Supercritical CO2 extracted Sea Buckthorn Oil for the Skin - 

  • Sea-buckthorn oil contains lipids which include - Glycolipids & Phospholipids that have skin moisturizing properties and also soften the epidermis.
  •  It helps in improving the elasticity of the skin and reduce inflammation. 
  •  It also accelerates skin rejuvenation and cell regeneration.
  • It contains sterols, that make the lipid barrier of the skin stronger, thereby protecting from pollution and UV damages.
  • It keeps a check on hydration levels of the skin, which helps to improve skin elasticity and skin toning. 
  • It helps in skin blemishes and also reduces the problems of sunburns.
  • It also accelerates regenerative processes of the damaged lipid barrier of the skin and soothes skin irritation. 

Benefits of Supercritical CO2 extracted Sea Buckthorn Oil for the Hair - 

  • Very potent for supporting hair growth and conditioning.
  • helps if you have a dry, flaky scalp,
  • The vitamin E in sea buckthorn oil also helps with scalp circulation.
  • Reduces hair loss.

How do Sea Buckthorn Oil works?

Sea Buckthorn oil is loaded with robust super-oxide dismutase and over 200+ skin regenerating phytonutrients that help in intensive cellular repair of the skin, It also helps in improving skin and suppleness. It contains Omega fatty acids that including omega-7, which is crucial to building collagen to rescue dry, damaged skin. It also has a rare gamma-linolenic acid which is critical for stimulating skin and hair growth. This ruby-colored oil penetrates the deeper skin layers, effectively protecting against skin disorders, acne, and sun damage, It improves oxygenation of the skin by improving blood circulation and also removes toxins from the skin. With over 200 bio-actives the sea buckthorn oil is a great addition to health and beauty products. 

 

 

 

What is Supercritical CO2 extracted Sea buckthorn oil (Hippophaes rhamnoides), how is it different from the normally available Sea buckthorn oil in the market? 

Sea-buckthorn oil contains over 200 bioactive substances including saturated fatty acids- saturated fatty acid, linoleic acid, gamma-linolenic acid, 14 vitamins: A, C, D, E, F, K, P, and B vitamin, carotene, strong antioxidants (tocopherols, tocotrienols), flavonoids (approx. 36 types), fruit acids: malic acid and citric acids, phenolic compounds, approx. 11 mineral salts, including zinc, iron, calcium, selenium, copper, tannins, phospholipids, anthocyanins, steroids, sugars, pectins, approx. 18 amino acids. Making it one of the most potent skincare/haircare oil which you can nourish your body with.

A Supercritical CO2 extracted Sea buckthorn oil has a full gambit of nutrients that provides unmatched nourishment to the skin. All these are naturally occurring bioactive substances which are present in this marvelous fruit. And all these valuable assets of the fruit are saved through this process of extraction, which is the loss in the conventional extraction process. The Co2 process is where the oil is extracted with minimum friction thereby causing minimum heat which results in an oil that has a comprehensive gambit of nutrients. (there is no loss of nutrients). In the conventional method, the nutrients losses are as high as 40% to 65%. This makes all the other methods of extraction as inadequate as there is such a rate of nutrients loss which decrease the potency of this oil rapidly. 

The supercritically CO2 extracted Himalayan variety Sea buckthorn provide the maximum benefits and this variety of sea buckthorn oil is the one to be used for our skincare. 

 

Himalayan Supercritical CO2 extracted sea buckthorn oil - 

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Seabuckthorn berry which is from the Himalayas are found at very high altitude, some of these heights of these mountains are unmatched in the world and the sea buckthorn fruit which comes from these very high regions of Himalayas, have even more potent bio-active substance which is phenomenal for the skin. This Supercritical CO2 extracted oil provide unparallel advantages compare to any other sea buckthorn oil in the world.  

It has been researched that the Sea buckthorn fruit from the Leh & Ladhak region in Himalayas have very broad range of phyto-nutrients compared to other varieties found in the rest of the world, this is due to the conditions and soil which gives so much potency to the berries grown in that region. 

How Should you use sea buckthorn oil?

FOR HAIR - 

 As a deep conditioning treatment for hair, apply several drops to hair from roots to ends and leave on overnight. Wash out with shampoo the following morning. Can also be added to any oils and serum which are applied in the hair.  

FOR SKIN -

Take few drops of the oil and massage onto damp, clean skin and to your lashes and brows as a night time treatment oil OR few drops can be added to your favorite skincare products.

 

Care / Precaution while using Sea buckthorn oil?

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough research done to know if sea buckthorn is safe enough to use when pregnant or breastfeeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid the use or one should consult a medical option. 

 

Shop Sea Buckthorn Rich Products at Aroha Oils : 

Please note, at Aroha Oils, we use only very high quality, Supercritcally Co2 extracted - Himalayan variety of Sea Buckthorn Oil in all our products. 

HIMALAYAN SEABERRY
SUPERCRITICAL CO2 EXTRACTED SEA BUKTHORN BERRY OIL

 

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Hand and feet balm with sea buckthorn

 SAMA
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SPARSH
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SAKTI
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Summary:

Sea-buckthorn oil features a beneficial effect on the skin because it's a robust antioxidant – this oil fights free radicals, rebuilds cells and delays cell aging, supports wound healing, reduces scars and discolorations, treats dermatoses, eczemas, ulceration, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne, improves skin elasticity and structure, provides appropriate hydration of epidermis, limits excessive water loss, protects against harmful radiation (solar or x-rays), features a regenerative and anti-aging effect.

Sea-buckthorn oil is significant for human health because it supports the function of the system, helps to fight infections and microorganisms, improves circulation and heart function, prevents atherosclerosis, lowers the amount of cholesterol in the blood, supports the function of the systema alimentarium and metabolism, relieves the symptoms of chronic peptic ulcer disease and other diseases of the stomach, duodenum, pancreas, liver, and intestines, prevents inflammations, improves the function of the brain and also the system, lowers the chance of malignant cancers, supports regeneration of the body after the chemotherapy and high diseases, reenergizes and revitalizes, positively affects mood and has an antidepressant effect.

 *the above information is not a substitute for a doctor's advice.

Reference :

1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5438513/

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