Sea Buckthorn Oil

Sea Buckthorn Oil

INCI Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Oil

Sea Buckthorn is a gloriously nutritive amber coloured oil. It has the ability to deeply penetrate the lipid layers of the skin, addressing imbalances and cleansing and nourishing the skin from the inside out. It reduces the appearance of redness and inflammation, soothing some of the more painful symptoms of our more troubling skin conditions.

Sea Buckthorn Oil is a beautiful amber oil that has high concentrations of palmitoleic and palmitic acid. It also contains good amounts of vitamin E and pro-vitamin A (carotenoids), which is the active ingredient of Retinol.

Sea Buckthorn & Cancer

In a recent testimonial Claire, from Castle Carey in Dorset, explained how she has used FACIAL OIL No. 2 for successfully eradicating two growths. as well as reducing the sensitivity of her skin.

Sea Buckthorn has been clinically proven to possess anti-tumour capabilities. As one of the anti-tumour oils in the FACIAL OIL No. 2 blend, it will most certainly have contributed to the results Claire has achieved.

Sea Buckthorn For Anti-Ageing

Retinol has been cited as the best anti-aging ingredient known at this time, but the truth is that natural sources of Vitamin A, like in Sea Buckthorn and Rosehip Oils, are more likely to be better tolerated by the body.

The anti-aging effects of this oil is also partly due to the antioxidant effect of the vitamin E and carotenoids present in Sea Buckthorn. This gorgeous sun-coloured, highly pungent oil helps firm the skin and prevents the formation of wrinkles, whilst also strengthening the defensive and protective mechanisms of the skin.

A recent article in Lipids in Health and Disease, an open access, peer-reviewed,online scientific journal, entitled Abundance of active ingredients in sea-buckthorn oil states the following:

Valuable substances contained in sea-buckthorn oil play an important role in the proper functioning of the human body and give skin a beautiful and healthy appearance.
A balanced composition of fatty acids [and] vitamins… explains its frequent use in cosmetic products for the care of dry, flaky or rapidly aging skin.
Moreover, its unique unsaturated fatty acids, such as palmitooleic acid (omega-7) and gamma-linolenic acid (omega-6), give sea-buckthorn oil skin regeneration and repair properties.
Sea-buckthorn oil also improves blood circulation, facilitates oxygenation of the skin, removes excess toxins from the body and easily penetrates through the epidermis.
Because inside the skin the gamma-linolenic acid is converted to prostaglandins, sea-buckthorn oil protects against infections, prevents allergies, eliminates inflammation and inhibits the aging process.
With close to 200 properties, sea-buckthorn oil is a valuable addition to health and beauty products.

Sea Buckthorn For Acne, Eczema & Skin Ulcers

It can be used to treat bacterially infected skin, even if the infection is suppurating. It, therefore, makes for a very effective treatment for Acne, Eczema, Skin Ulcers and Dermatitis. Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil also helps to heal cuts and wounds.

It helps counter the drying effects of the Castor Oil, and like Pomegranate Seed Oil it promotes new cell growth, making it as equally popular in high-end anti-aging formulations.

Sea Buckthorn SPF

Sea Buckthorn Oil goes one step further than Pomegranate Seed Oil, which has an SPF of 20, however, as it promotes healthy skin structure on top of being a mild sun screen. As conventional sun creams have been proven to be the leading cause of skin cancer, this is a very useful attribute.

In addition to it’s natural SPF factor it not only helps to prevent sunburn but it provides sunburn relief after the fact as well.

However, whilst Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil has been documented to effectively prevent long-term sun damage, including photo-ageing, (the ageing impact sun exposure has on the body), it should not be used on it’s own as a sun bathing oil. It needs to be added to Raspberry Seed Oil, (28 SPF to 50 SPF) or Wheatgerm Oil (20 SPF) and / or Pomegranate Seed Oil (20 SPF) to increase it’s SPF value.

Besides, undiluted, raw Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil is a profoundly rich amber colour, which can dye the skin a vibrant yellow when applied undiluted.

Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil

Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil is also considered useful in the treatment of stretch marks, like Wheatgerm Oil, and in the treatment of vaginal atrophy among postmenopausal women.

Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil & Dry Skin

Sea Buckthorn is, not surprisingly,  excellent for dry skin conditions. But, whilst alleviating the topical symptoms, it’s also essential to check dietary causes of dry skin, including vitamin and mineral deficiencies, like Magnesium insufficiency, as well as treating the topical discomfort.

Read Sleep & The Mineral Connection for more details about the consequences of mineral deficiency in the body.

Sea Buckthorn Vitamin Content

The Sea Buckthorn Oil vitamin profile is something else!

Sea buckthorn can nearly be classified as the almighty wonder oil given its intensely rich nutritional profile, which includes vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, E, K and P; carotenoids; flavonoids; amino acids; phenols; folic acid; organic acids; and 20 mineral elements, not to mention its essential fatty acid profile. It may be the only plant in the world to contain all four omegas: omega-3, omega-6, omega-7 and omega-9. That’s a powerfully healing cocktail.

This is why it plays a vital role in helping to heal so many different skin issues as part of FACIAL OIL No. 2

More information about Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil…


The information provided is not intended to replace the medical directives of your healthcare provider. This information is not meant for the diagnosis of health issues. If you are pregnant, have serious or multiple health concerns, consult with your healthcare provider before using essential oils or associated products. If you experience any complications or adverse reactions contact your healthcare provider.

Deepen your knowledge by using the Wild As The Wind Recommended Resources

Another resource you may find useful can be found by following the link below. *Please note, I use sources from the Recommended Resources list as well as sources from the Healthcare and Skincare Information Sources list when researching articles for the Wild As The Wind Blog.

Best Healthcare and Skincare Information Sources.

Wild As The Wind use a number of resources when deciding which essential oil formulas to put together for optimal healing and efficacy, as well as to support any health claims we may make.

We use the industry ‘bible’ on essential oil safety: Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals [2nd Edition] by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, to establish the safety of the Wild As The Wind formulations.

We owe a particular debt to GreenMedInfo, and, of course, the teachings of Penny Price and Patricia Davis.

Many of the scientific studies used to inform the claims made on this website are via GreenMedInfo, as well as via Dr. Josh Axe, Ty Bollinger on the Truth About Cancer website as well as, on the odd occasion, Dr. Eric Zielinski

Other resources include:

  • PubMed
  • WebMD
  • Robert Tisserand
  • Dr. Robert Pappas
  • AromaWeb
About Rachel Wild

Rachel Wild is the Creative Director at Wild As The Wind. She's been a professional writer for print and digital publication for more years than she cares to remember. She is no longer a 'writer for rent', now very gratefully, devoting all of her time to her passion... writing about health and well-being and sharing it as far and wide as she can. (Please help her!)

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