BOTANICAL NAME: Hippophae Rhamnoides
EXTRACTION: CO2 (Supercritical Extraction): A method of extracting plant chemicals by using pressurized CO2 as a solvent. It is one of the most efficient extractions to create a substance that embodies the entire plant rather than just the essential oils or triglycerides (cold-pressed oils).
DESCRIPTION: Sea buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) is a spiny shrub or tree indigenous to the coastal and mountainous regions of Europe and northern Asia. Sea buckthorn CO2 extraction is from the pulp of the bright orange sea buckthorn berry. The CO2 is a deep red/orange colour and has a strong, musky scent. Sea buckthorn has a long history of curing skin ailments. The Ancient Greeks used sea buckthorn for its healing properties as early as 212 B.C. Its use in Tibet dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D) where it is referenced to in medical texts. Sea buckthorn CO2 contains 34% palmitic acid and 31% palmitoleic acid, fatty acids found naturally in our skin. They function similarly to our sebum forming a protective layer that keeps moisture in and microbes out. Also has 22% oleic acid, known for its ability to deliver nutrients deep into the layers of the skin. Sea Buckthorn CO2 has a high level of carotenoids and transforms into skin-firming retinol, an active form of vitamin A.
KEY COMPONENTS: Palmitic, palmitoleic and oleic acids
FOUND IN: Carotene Glow Antioxidant Booster