When it comes to skincare and “holy grails,” Vitamin C is arguably the go-to ingredient of skincare newbies and pros alike — and for good reason!Vitamin C is a staple because it improves the surface and structure of the skin.
But, while the common sources of Vitamin C for skin are oranges, lemons, and tomatoes, there’s one that might soon be your new favorite: Sea berries! If you’re not familiar with these just yet, here’s all that you need to know about this skincare overachiever:
What it is
Sea buckthorn, scientifically known asHippophea rhamnoides, is a plant whose berries have been used for food, traditional medicine, and skincare ingredients since the early millennia. These sea berries are grown the most in Canada, Finland, the Middle East, and China. Its viscous fruit oil, considered liquid skincare gold, is dark red to a deep golden orange in color.
Sea berries are rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, and C. In fact, its Vitamin C component is said to be10 to 15 times greater than in oranges. Sea berries are also rich incarotenoids, proteins, and healthy unsaturated fats, like omega 3, omega 6 (linolenic acid), omega 7 (palmitoleic acid), and omega 9 (oleic acid).
What it does for skin
The reasons why you should include sea berry extract in your skincare regimen are endless! Here are a few of them:
Sea berry extract also promotes collagen production, which contributes to plumper and more elastic skin! Plus,some studies show that it’s able to provide UV protection (but still reinforced with sunscreen, of course) and helps heal sunburn.
Where we use it in
Sea berry extract is the key ingredient of theGlass-C Skin Brightening Serum,fromthe Ellana line of skin serums formulated to target skin concerns and improve skin health. Ideal for acne-prone skin, this fast-absorbing skin serum can serve as your “starter serum” that does a little bit of everything — from keeping skin hydrated, to brightening pigmentation, to smoothing out your complexion. It delivers the promising skincare benefits of Vitamin C without the irritation.
Our Glass-C Skin Brightening Serum is formulated with 75% pure sea berry extract, which is dark red or red-orange in nature, making the serum appear golden or amber in color. Sea berry extract primarily works by balancing the production of sebum, fading acne scars and dark spots, and encouraging collagen production for smoother and more hydrated skin.
Pure sea buckthorn berry extracts are complemented by 15% ascorbic acid, niacinamide, green tea extracts, and other actives that all work together to brighten skin, repair UV-damaged skin, and give you a healthy glow.
Who knew that potent Vitamin C for skincare doesn’t come only from oranges and lemons? Sea berry extract may be one of the less popular skin-brightening ingredients out there, but one thing is for sure: Your skin is definitely going to benefit a lot from it! With regular use, you’ll have not only a clearer and more radiant complexion, but a plumper and more refined skin texture, too!
Want to get to know another wonder fruit?Read all about it here and find out why it’s the key to glowing skin!