Sea buckthorn - Hippophae rhamnoides

Hippophae rhamnoides

Description:

The sea buckthorn is a spiny shrub of the Elaeagnaceae family. It bears fleshy fruits, the sea buckthorn berries. This species originated in central Europe.

Traditions:

In Antiquity, the Greeks used sea buckthorn berries to make horses’ coats shine. Sea buckthorn berries have also been used for 1,000 years in Tibetan medicine to treat skin burns, disorders and wounds.

Properties:

The oil is obtained by extracting the pulp of sea buckthorn berries. It is sought after for its rich vitamin E and provitamin A content. It softens and protects the skin.

Body & Hands: