Swell Oil of Seabuckthorn

You know that Genghis Khan always looked great. Ummm...say what? Ok, so, you didn't care to know that. How about the Tibetans? Their age-honoured mantra allows for a gentle appreciation and approval of all things natural. And, so they became devotees of the ‘Holy fruit of the Himalayas’ the sea buckthorn. From the plumpy berry, sea buckthorn has been thoroughly researched in over 130 modern scientific studies, which have found the essence contains more than 190 biologically active compounds, all of which nourish the body's cells to protect the skin from free radicals and the natural aging process. Still not impressed? Ok, what if Dr. Oz touted the oil as his choice of supplement?

Ah, now you get its sudden surge of popularity. If you’re seeking to conquer the occasional outbreaks of acne, opt for the pure, unadulterated Swell Oil of Sea Buckthorn ($22). The oil is an exercise in simplicity – no parabens nor fragrance added to mask the heady scent. It’s a lightweight, amber oil loaded with vitamins C, A, B-1, B-2, E folic acid and B12. Little known fact: sea buckthorn berry is second only to rose hip and acerola in vitamin C content. But, along with the holy Omega triumvirate (3, 6, 9), the elusive Omega 7 (packed with palmitoleic acid which strengthens skin) is also found in generous amounts to enhance the improvements in skin pigmentation conditions, freckles and acne. Because of this unique attribute, many prefer sea buckthorn oil over Vitamin C as the choice spot treatment for those pesky age spots. Acneic skins will adore the oil, since sea buckthorn is anti-microbial by nature. It kills off the culprits behind burgeoning zits bacteria.

Olfactory sensitivities, bewarned. The wafting scent is one you’ll adore or ponder upon application. What is it? Mango? Lemon? Neroli? Hard to pin, but the light-bodied oil does open with a bouquet of spicy orange & citrus tea notes and quiets within seconds. And, it absorbs with a snappy, dry finish. No grease here. Use the oil as a preventative measure to keep telltale signs of acne and freckling in check. A sublimely sophisticated, cult oil deserving of a gong for doing what’s right for skin.