What is it?
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.
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.
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.