Borage oil is one of those ingredients that should have more people shouting from the rooftops about its amazing anti-aging properties. It is a luxurious, rich oil that can show visible improvement in skin’s hydration and smoothness after just one application. Borage oil is a natural plant extract that has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine. It is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients.
How does Borage Oil benefit my skin?
Borage oil is cold pressed from the seeds of Borago officinalis, which is commonly known as Star Flower. It has a distinct scent, though not unpleasant. It has been used internally in capsule form for a variety of conditions and has been also used neat (undiluted, directly placed) on the skin for centuries. Borage oil is often added as an ingredient in skin care products due to its ability to nourish and soothe dry and aging skin.
Borage oil is the richest known source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA). This is an essential fatty acid that can help replenish and maintain skin’s moisture levels as it helps to hold water. Properly hydrated skin is plump and firm, and naturally ‘fills in’ fine lines.
GLA also helps to retain and restore skin’s elasticity, which is critical for aging complexions. Skin that is inflexible and rigid that also lacks hydration and a proper support structure becomes saggy, has a leathery rough appearance and an uneven skin tone. Borage oil’s emollient properties provide instant hydration and a reduction of redness or uneven skin tone. This oil is truly beneficial in combating these aging skin concerns.
Borage oil is high in salicylic acid, a potent antiseptic, which can be potentially beneficial in toning and tightening skin or breakouts, which can certainly affect skin of all ages, not just teens.
Fatty acids in Borage oil revitalize and rejuvenate while soothing unhappy skin. With its ability to hydrate, nourish, firm and condition, while restoring elasticity, its no wonder that many turn to Borage oil to treat mature skin and fight the signs of aging.
Borage oil contains high levels of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which is one of the essential fatty acids found in human skin cells. GLA helps maintain healthy skin by promoting cell growth and help preventing inflammation. GLA is also known to help prevent wrinkles and signs of aging. In addition, borage oil is rich in vitamin E, which protects against free radical damage. Vitamin E also promotes collagen production which helps keeping your skin elastic and firm. n fact, studies show that borage oil helps reduce the signs of aging by increasing collagen production. Collagen is the main structural component of connective tissue, which gives skin strength and elasticity. Furthermore, the anti-inflammatory properties of borage oil help protect against eczema and psoriasis, while the vitamin E content helps support cell growth and repair. These anti-aging properties of borage oil makes it quite sought for in skincare products to improve the appearance of wrinkles, reducing inflammation, and protecting against UV damage.
Helping against Acne
Borage oil is often recommended for to help treat acne because it works well with other treatments. It can help reduce signs of redness and swelling associated with breakouts. In fact, some people claim that borage oil helps clear up acne faster than prescription medications. However, there are many different ways to use borage oil for skin care. You can use products that have Borage oil in it or take it internally to help boost your immune system.
Where to find it?
Borage oil can be found in our Ageless Perfection Cream. Our exquisite cream has been formulated using the purest Borage oil in combination with youth-boosting vitamins, and botanical treasures to smooth, soothe and soften the skin leaving it deeply nourished and balanced while the delicate natural scent from the fresh green roses engages and relaxes the senses.