It is extracted from the berries, leaves and seeds of the sea buckthorn plant (Hippophae rhamnoides). It can be found in Europe and Asia, specifically in Russia and in the highest quantity in China. The fruit that grows from sea buckthorn plants provide (per 100 grams) 600 mg of vitamin C, 180 mg of vitamin E, 80 mcg of folic acid, 35 mg of carotenoids (beta carotene, lycopene, etc.), 6 – 11% omega fatty acids, and up to 1% of flavonoids.
It is naturally full of antioxidants, which help protect your body against aging and illnesses like cancer and heart disease. The oil may help stimulate skin regeneration, helping wounds heal more quickly. Buckthorn oil is highly anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and has a high amount of antioxidants; the same nutrients that keep the wrinkles away are also going to keep the pimples away.
It helps to reduce inflammation following UV exposure, protecting skin against sun damage. The plant works as a skin hydrator, an anti-wrinkle serum, and as a collagen promoter.
Sea buckthorn oil used in Soaphoria products is sourced with respect to the environment and sustainable development.