We know that the skin is our largest organ (covering about twenty-one square feet of our body!), what what are we doing to better maintain its health? In addition to providing it protection from the sun and maintaining its hydration, we must nourish our skin from the inside out. One effective way to do so is by introducing the sea buckthorn berry into our diets and skincare products.
Used in foods, beverages, and cosmetics, the sea buckthorn (Hippophae) berry contains natural sugars, fruit acids, vitamins (C, E, and K), carotenoids, fiber, amino acids, minerals, and plant sterols. Dubbed the miracle berry, it has been used as a secret beauty aid in Eastern Asia for more than one thousand years. Taken internally or applied topically, it also serves as an excellent plant-based source of Omegas 3, 6, 7, and 9. While delivering cellular moisture and anti-aging properties, sea buckthorn boasts anti-inflammatory properties which brighten and repair the skin — soothing seasonal irritations, including sunburn, insect bites, heat rashes, skin allergies, eczema, acne, and light abrasions.