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Our Ingredients - Our Passion! Spotlight on Sea Buckthorn...

Salcura Natural Skin Therapy
Our Ingredients - Our Passion! Spotlight on Sea Buckthorn...
2017-10-10 14:54:46

The health benefits of the Sea Buckthorn are endless and we love using it in our products. Its success in supporting the skin is become more widely known so we are proud to be able to say we have included it in our products straight from the work go now nearly a decade ago!

Which ingredients do we use and why?

One of our Hero Ingredients is and has always been the beautiful Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides). Sea Buckthorn is thorny, deciduous, temperate bush plant native to European and Asian countries. The fruit, yellow or orange berries, are sought for their strong physiological attributes. The oil pressed from these berries if what gives the colour to many of our products!

So what makes Sea Buckthorn so Special?

Sea Buckthorn is rich in key vitamins, nutrients and fatty acids (oils): 

  • Vitamins - the berries contain 25 times more Vitamin C than an orange (for collagen production and maintenance and it works as a potent antioxidant). It also contains Vitamin E (to fight of free radicals and reduce any signs of aging) and Vitamin K (helps the body heal bruises and wounds). 
  • Nutrients - trade elements calcium (if there is a lack of calcium in the skin, it will prevent it from regenerating new skin cells resulting in dry, fragile looking skin)iron (will give your skin a healthy glow and it supports the wound healing process)magnesium (known to calm inflammation) and potassium (is key for the skin through maintaining the electrolyte balance and internal fluids which helps keeping skin cells hydrated and internally moisturised)
  • Fatty Acids - the main unsaturated fatty acids palmitoleic acid (omega 7), linoleic acid (omega 6), alpha linolenic (omega 3) and oleic acid (omega 9), all supporting the skin in many ways - eliminates signs of dry, flaky skin, calms signs of redness and sensitivity, increases hydration and visibly strengthen the skin against external influences and damage. 

The health benefits of the Sea Buckthorn are endless and we love using it in our products. Its success in supporting the skin is become more widely known so we are proud to be able to say we have included it in our products straight from the work go now nearly a decade ago!

If you have more questions on Sea Buckthorn or any of our other ingredients, please do not hesitate to contact us on info@salcura.co.uk, 020 89 79 35 92 or via our chat function.

Many thanks,

Claudia & the entire Salcura Team

Disclaimer
The information given in any Salcura Blog is for personal interest and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition. It is not intended as a substitute for medical advice and anyone with a health issue, or is on medication, should consult their doctor before making changes to their diet and exercise routine.

Seek advice from a medical practitioner or complimentary therapist before using essential oils if you are pregnant or are on medication. Keep essential oils out of the reach of children. In the case of contact with the eyes, rinse thoroughly with clean, cool water. Always dilute essential oils before using them on your skin, unless directed otherwise by an aromatherapist.

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