In the Still Room: Sea Buckthorn Oil for Hair + Skin Care (redux)

10/18/2011

The taste was too unbearable putrid  for even one more sip. Sea buckthorn (Obliphica) juice sounds like a good idea on paper, but there has to be a better way to benefit from its splenditude other than drinking. Anyhoo, I found a local source for the oil of the magical fruit.  Can you hear the wheels beginning to turn?!?

Me thinks perhaps a concoction inspired by Amika’s Obliphica Nourishing Hair Mask, but with more sea buckthorn oil (it is #13 out of 15 ingredients listed for this product) and sans the silicone and big price tag—at $40, that doesn’t sound like a lot of buck for your buck.

While the good Dr. Oz highly recommends the consumption of sea buckthorn for weight loss, it is being used more and more in hair care products. These golden berries of goodness have all of the qualities that make the follicles dance, and the strands rejoice:

Benefits of Sea Buckthorn Oil for Hair + Skin Care

  • anti-bacterial
  • rich in vitamins C, A, B1, B2, E and amino acids

Sounds like it would be fab for skin care too, yes? Sea buckthorn seed oil is said to help acne scars heal and fade. Oh, yeah, the wheels are def turning.

Stick and stay tuned…