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 extract is a deep red/orange colour and has a distinct berry scent. It has a similar fatty acid structure to skin's natural oils consisting of palmitic, oleic, and rare palmitoleic, the main component of skin lipids that stimulates regeneration and skin healing. Sea buckthorn extract has a high level of antioxidant carotenoids that transforms into skin-firming retinol (an active form of vitamin A) and helps build skin's protective barrier. Other antioxidants include vitamin E, polyphenols, phenolic acids, and flavonoids that help fight skin damage caused by UV rays, pollution, and other stressors. The extract also contains skin-plumping beta-sitosterol, which mimics our skin's own cholesterol to support elasticity.
KEY COMPONENTS: Palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid, oleic acids, beta-sitosterol, vitamin E, zeaxanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin, and beta-carotene.
FOUND IN: Carotene Glow Antioxidant Booster