Not Using Sea Buckthorn Oil? Here's 5 Reasons Why You Should Start


When it comes to skincare ingredients, few offer up as much nourishment as an oil. Whether it’s from plants, nuts or seeds, they’re typically full of essential fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins, all of which equate to a healthy, vibrant complexion.


Today we’re talking about Sea Buckthorn oil specifically, an ingredient that’s been around for a while but is predicted to gain serious traction in 2021. Sea Buckthorn comes as a tiny golden berry, and is lauded for its high concentrations of vitamin C, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E and carotenoids. Basically, if your skin is dry, dull, inflamed or showing signs of ageing, this ingredient should certainly be on your radar.


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Here, we round up five of our favourite Sea Buckthorn products.

Ipsum Skin Enriching Face Oil


A blend of 24 organic plant oils, this product is incredible for dry, dull and mature skin types. According to Ipsum Skin founder Janet Hayward, the Sea Buckthorn fortifies the complexion thanks to a powerful combination of skin-loving omegas (3,6,9, and the less-common omega-7) together with vitamins B1, B2, K, C, A, and E. It’s also full of antioxidants to aid skin healing, and rejuvenation, leaving it smooth, healthy and plump.


Ipsum Skin Enriching Face Oil ($58)


Ipsum Best Skin Face Oil


Weleda Sea Buckthorn Body Oil


Body oils can feel greasy, but this pick from Weleda is anything but. Light and nourishing, it glides over limbs with ease, providing serious nourishment and a lovely glow. It contains sesame oil too for an extra kick.


Weleda Sea Buckthorn Body Oil ($30)


Weleda Sea Buckthorn Body Oil

May Lindstrom The Youth Dew Balancing Face Serum


Those who favour a radiant complexion will love this oil-serum hybrid from May Lindstrom. A blend of 20 plant oils (including Sea Buckthorn, Rosehip and Pomegranate) it reduces inflammation and floods the skin with nutrients, resulting in a face that’s clear, bright and supple.


May Lindstrom The Youth Dew Balancing Face Serum ($140)


May Lindstrom The Youth Dew

Retreatment Botanics Light Hydrating Moisturiser


Sea Buckthorn, Hyaluronic Acid and Davidson Plum makeup this silken face moisturiser. While the texture is light, it still packs a punch in terms of moisture. It makes a great day cream or base for makeup, too.


Retreatment Botanics Light Hydrating Moisturiser ($85)


Retreatment Botanics Light Hydrating Moisturiser

Alyssium Alchemy Rose Radiance Facial Nectar


Those who prefer skincare with a side of zen will appreciate Alyssium Alchemy’s Facial Nectar. Frankincense, Sea Buckthorn, Chamomile and Jojoba are blended with Rose Otto and Sandalwood for a treatment that nourishes the skin and the mind.


Alyssium Alchemy Rose Radiance Facial Nectar ($62)


Alyssium Alchemy Rose Radiance Facial Nectar

Inika Certified Organic Lip Serum


Those who prefer skincare with a side of zen will appreciate Alyssium Alchemy’s Facial Nectar. Frankincense, Sea Buckthorn, Chamomile and Jojoba are blended with Rose Otto and Sandalwood for a treatment that nourishes the skin and the mind.


Inika Certified Organic Lip Serum ($39)