Skin Benefits of Sea Buckthorn Oil

Skin Benefits of sea buckthorn oil

I bet most of you have heard of something about the skin benefits of sea buckthorn oil by now.  It is one of the most expensive oils to buy but also one of the most effective oils for ALL skin types.  Since it is expensive, I had put off buying a quality sea buckthorn oil (from Mountain Rose Herbs-because I trust their quality above any other) but I couldn’t ignore the raving reviews of this oil any longer!  Especially when I heard it contains 12x more vitamin C then an orange!  In fact, I’ve actually added it to my new facial oil on Etsy for a power pact anti aging product!

Sea Buckthorn is a shrub that produces tomato-like berries.  It typically grows in Asia and eastern Europe.  It’s incredible power not only comes from the berries-the leaves, thorns and bark also contain skin loving properties!  It contains 190 nutrients and phytonutrients!!

Interesting fact-Genghis Khan credits sea buckthorn for what made his army so strong.  Another neat fact is that China designated sea buckthorn juice as their official drink of their Olympic athletes in 1988 and referred to it as liquid gold.

When it comes to skin care, many studies have been done proving the incredible benefits of applying it topically.  One study in particular had women use a sea buckthorn based skin care line for 1 month.  They found that 100% saw increased hydration.  79% saw a decrease in age and sun spots.  87% saw a reduction in fine lines and 83% saw reduced pores.  90% of women said their skin was smoother, more even and radiant.  100% of women reported that their skin was softer and more supple after 1 month.  Pretty good results, I’d say!

What’s in Sea Buckthorn Oil?

  • Antioxidants
  • Vitamins – A, C, E, B1, B2, B5, B9 (folic acid), B12, D, K & P
  • Carotenoids
  • Flavenoids
  • Over 24 Minerals
  • Beta Carotene
  • 18 Amino Acids
  • Omegas 3, 6, 7, & 9, Palmitic acid
  • Polyphenols

sea buckthorn skin benefits

Skin Benefits of Sea Buckthorn Oil:

  • Contains 60 free-radical killing antioxidants!
  • Powerful anti inflammatory properties
  • Hydrates and nourishes skin
  • Boosts circulation
  • Protects against UV radiation
  • Extreme healing properties particularly when it comes to burns
  • Reduces redness
  • Anti fungal, Antibacterial and Anti Cancer
  • Regenerates the epidermal (outer most layer of skin) cells
  • Soothes and reduces the appearance of rosacea and eczema
  • Helpful in clearing acne

How to Use Sea Buckthorn Oil:

This oil can be applied neat, or straight to skin conditions in need of healing.  For daily skin care, it is best to add it to a facial oil.  It has a bright orange color to it and will give you the appearance of a fake tan-think Lindsay Lohan circa  2005. Yeah, not good.

Sea Buckthorn oil should make up about 1/4 of your facial oil. You might want to slowly add it in order to make sure you don’t end up too orange.

I will warn you that it will rub off on your clothes, pillow cases and sheets even with a tiny amount in your facial oil.  It does not stain, however.  It washes out very easily.

Where to find the BEST Sea Buckthorn Oil:

Mountain Rose Herb is where I get my oils.  They cold press their sea buckthorn oil which is absolutely the best way to extract this oil without losing it’s many amazing properties.  A 2 ounce bottle is around $30 and this is all you need to make an incredibly effective facial oil!

Stay tuned for my DIY facial oil containing sea buckthorn!

Go HERE to check out my Sea Buckthorn/coQ10 Facial Oil on Etsy.  It’s my best product yet!  It contains rosehip seed, coQ10, sea buckthorn, vitamin E and a blend of lavender, geranium, patchouli and frankincense essential oils.  All ingredients are organic, high quality, skin loving oils!  Not to mention-the label turned out SO GOOD!


xx, Jenni


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Sea Buckthorn Benefits for the skin

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Jennifer Phillips
Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the natural skin care blog, Jenni Raincloud.

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  1. June 8, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    Wow, Jenni, thanks for all the info! I’ve been hearing about sea buckthorn for years. Hard to believe I’ve never tried it…guess I was too busy trying argan, rose hip, and all that other good stuff! I think I have to try your sea buckthorn/coQ10 next. I like making my own, but you pack so much good stuff in there I’m going to have to order some!

  2. Marlena
    November 15, 2016 / 9:13 am

    How does sea buckthorn oul feel like in terms of texture and what type of oil does it resemble the most?

    • Jenni
      November 19, 2016 / 1:44 pm

      Marlena-it feels like any other oil. However it is very orange. I think it’s close to rosehip seed but more potent and more orange!

  3. August 15, 2017 / 7:27 am

    Wonderful website. Lots of helpful info here.
    I’m sending it to some pals ans also sharing in delicious.
    And certainly, thank you in your effort!

  4. Antje Diosee
    March 3, 2018 / 9:40 am

    Hi Jenni,
    do you still sell that Sea Buckthorn/coQ10 Facial Oil? It sounds fab and I’d really like to give it a try, couldn’t find it on Etsy ;(
    Best wishes from Kerry in Ireland!

    • Jenni
      March 14, 2018 / 3:48 pm

      Antje-I don’t. I actually quit my Etsy shop due to time issues!! So sorry! Best wishes to you too!

  5. kathy roberts
    January 4, 2021 / 9:44 am

    Hello, does anybody make a clear sea buckthorn?
    Thank you,

    • Jenni
      January 4, 2021 / 10:36 am

      Kathy-Not that I’m aware of-Sea Buckthorn berries are very very orange so taking that away will probably take most of their benefits away as well.

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