Borage Seed Oil has one of the highest concentrations of GLA of seed oils (24%). GLA is considered to provide therapeutic skin benefit by inhibiting inflammatory response in the skin. Borage seed oil has been studied for its potential to treat inflammatory skin disorders responsible for premature aging of the skin.
Abyssinian Seed Oil has a unique molecular structure not found in any other naturally occurring oil. This natural oil contains a high percentage of essential fatty acids including oleic and erucic acid. We’ve used abyssinian in this application for its high EFA content, and its light easily absorbed composition. It offers a natural alternative to the silicones generally used in a serum application. Abyssinian seed is not GMO and has a wide range of environmental benefits as an industrial crop.
Sea Buckthorne Fruit Oil The seabuckthorn berry contains on average 35% of the
rare and valuable palmitoleic acid, a vital component for cell regeneration. It effectively
treats rosacea, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.
Meadowfoam Seed Oil contains over 95% essential fatty acids including a high
percentage of gadoleic acid, a little know fatty acid with wonderful skin benefits. Gadoleic acid mimics human sebum making it excellent for the control of sebum
overproduction and acne. The oil is considered to act as a broad-spectrum UV-A and UV-B shield. Meadowfoam is a crop with wonderful benefits for the environment and its introduction into skin care is very promising in terms of the environment.
Evening Primrose Seed Oil is often used as an alternative treatment to corticoids or
topical immunomodulators for skin conditions such as eczema. It has proven effective in treating rosacea and other inflamed skin conditions.
Pomegranate Seed Oil is well known for its antioxidant potential, its ORAC (oxygen
radical absorbancy capacity) is considered to be one of the highest available natural sources. Applied topically pomegrante seed oil has been proven to inhibit the metabolism that causes inflammation and free radical damage in the skin. Pomegranate
seed oil is being researched for its possile skin cancer chemopreventive efficacy.
Roman Chamomile Oil is used in this application for its ability to heal and calm inflammation in the skin. It is one of the best treatments for dry, itchy and hypersensitive skin conditions. It treats eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. It is emollient, cicatrizing, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic.
Blue Tansy Oil contains chamazulene, a component often termed natures cortisone.
As a powerful anti-inflammatory, blue tansy helps minimize and prevent oxidative damage in the skin. It reduces swelling, flushing, irritation and cell damage. It also discourages over-zealous immune responses that attack healthy tissue.
Helichrysum Italicum Oil Helichrysum is used to treat arterial congestion and is one
of the most beneficial natural agents for aging skin. Helichrysum is commonly know
as Immortella, named for its action against premature aging of the skin. It is anti-inflammatory and cicatrizing. By increasing and promoting circulation to the basal layer
of skin cells, helichrysum firms, tones and rejuvenates the skin. Helichrysum contains the sesquiterpenes alphacurcumene, & beta caryophyllene very beneficial in skin care.
Black Sage Oil helps inhibit the secretion of histamine, which provides not only the proven anti-inflammatory effect of the plant, but also an anti-allergic effect. It is used in this application to calm the skin and diffuse redness. The action is related to sesquiterpenes humulene and trans-caryophyllene.
Lavender Oil is used in this application for its healing, soothing, regenerating effect
on the skin. Lavender is anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antimicrobial, cicatrizing, calming
and sedative. This action is due in part to lavenders very high linalol content.
INGREDIENTS Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica (Abyssinian) Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Leaf Oil, Cordia Verbenacea (Black Sage), Helichrysum Italicum (Helichrysum) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Tanecetum Annum (Blue Tansy)