August 02, 2023

4 Benefits of Ayurveda’s Natural Skin Savior: Sea Buckthorn Berry

In the realm of natural healers, few ingredients provide as many treasured benefits as the Sea Buckthorn Berry. This small but mighty fruit wields countless natural health benefits and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 6,000 years. Read on to discover Sea Buckthorn Berry’s multitude of skincare benefits, what makes it a holy-grail ingredient in SapnaSoft™, our Essential Hydrating Moisturizer, and how this superfruit promotes whole-body healing!

Deep Hydration and Moisture Retention

When it comes to achieving plump, deeply hydrated skin, Sea Buckthorn Berry is a powerful solution. Its high concentration of omega fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, 7, and 9) naturally support the skin’s lipid barrier to prevent water loss, allowing moisture to deeply penetrate and lock into the skin for lasting hydration. These fatty acids prevent TEWL (transepidermal water loss) by forming a protective barrier on the skin, allowing the skin’s hydration levels to remain consistent throughout the day. Unlike other skin hydrators that can lead to an over-production of oil and feel heavy on the skin, Sea Buckthorn Berry contains linoleic acid (which is naturally found in the skin’s sebum) that helps to balance moisture levels and oil production to keep skin nourished and glowing without appearing oily.

Priti Tip: All skin types need proper hydration, not just dry skin! Without proper moisturization, dehydrated skin can overproduce sebum in an attempt to hydrate itself, resulting in an oily skin type. No matter your skin type, using products formulated with ingredients that promote deep hydration is key.

Soothing + Anti-inflammatory Properties

If you have sensitive skin or experience skin symptoms including acne, dull or dry patches, or eczema, Sea Buckthorn Berry provides a superior calming touch. The berry is naturally loaded with antioxidant compounds that reduce inflammation in the body and, because acne is the result of inflammation in the skin, Sea Buckthorn Berry has the potential to drastically reduce blemishes and other signs of skin inflammation. Omega 3 fatty acids in the berry allow it to provide immediate relief for redness and irritation while Vitamin E helps to prevent further irritation and scarring in the long-term. Sea Buckthorn Berry is non-comedogenic and regarded as safe for all skin types from dry to oily and sensitive. Plus, its naturally antibacterial and antifungal properties help to stimulate skin regeneration, which allows wounds and blemishes to heal faster!

Priti Tip: Sea Buckthorn Berry doesn’t just aid in calming symptoms of inflammation on the skin’s surface. Symptoms of arthritis, a common condition that causes joint inflammation and leads to chronic pain, can be greatly reduced with the use of Sea Buckthorn Berry supplements, as it works to slow cartilage degeneration.

Skin Rejuvenation and Cellular Regeneration

Sea Buckthorn Berry’s high antioxidant content includes Vitamin C, E, and K, which allow the fruit to combat oxidative stress– a primary contributor to premature aging. One of the most common causes of premature skin aging is environmental stressors (think UV exposure, sun damage, and pollution.) Sea Buckthorn Berry’s high antioxidant concentration allows it to help neutralize free-radical damage, which results in the slowing of fine lines and wrinkles and allows skin to appear naturally plump and radiant. Sea Buckthorn Berry also contains phytosterols that aid the natural replenishment of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin, allowing skin to retain moisture and firmness as we age.

Priti Tip: The Sea Buckthorn Berry contains approximately 10x the amount of Vitamin C as an orange! This high concentration of Vitamin C aids the berry in the brightening of skin, prevents premature signs of aging, and improves the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. When ingested orally, Vitamin C supports the proper development and repair of all bodily tissues including collagen production, iron absorption, and immune health. It’s one of the most beneficial vitamins for the body!

Immune System Booster

Oh no…feel a cold coming on? Reach for the Sea Buckthorn Berry! Because of its high flavonoid and Vitamin C content, Sea Buckthorn Berry is one of nature’s best immune system boosters. Flavonoids are naturally occurring phytochemical compounds found in plants that help to reduce inflammation in the body, defend against viruses and bacteria, as well as boost the overall effectiveness of Vitamin C. Sea Buckthorn Berries in their raw form are rarer to come across in your local market, but it’s easy to find them in supplement form at your local pharmacy or health foods store!

Whether consumed as a supplement or incorporated in skincare, Sea Buckthorn Berry has rightfully earned its reputation as a natural staple for whole-body healing. When formulated in tandem with powerful skin hydrators such as Sodium Hyaluronate and Natural Ceramides (all found in SapnaSoft™, our weightless moisturizer!) the benefits of this superfruit reach their maximum potential, resulting in visibly plump, protected, and deeply hydrated skin. To get the most out of this superfruit, add SapnaSoft™ to your daily skincare routine and consume 500-2,000 mg of Sea Buckthorn Berry per day orally (either when you feel a cold coming on as part of your daily routine!) and prepare for a healthy glow and naturally rejuvenated skin and soul.

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