Latin Name: Hippophae ssp.
- Topical application of sea buckthorn oil increased cutaneous thickness of human skin. From: Yang, B., Bonfigli, A., Pagani, V., Isohanni, T., von-Knorring, A., Jutila, A., & Judin, V. P. (2009). Effects of oral supplementation and topical application of supercritical CO2 extracted sea buckthorn oil on skin ageing of female subjects. Journal of Applied Cosmetology, 27(1), 13.
- In a study of 49 patients with atopic dermatitis, daily intake of sea buckthorn pulp oil significantly improved skin. From: Yang, B., Kalimo, K. O., Mattila, L. M., Kallio, S. E., Katajisto, J. K., Peltola, O. J., & Kallio, H. P. (1999). Effects of dietary supplementation with sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) seed and pulp oils on atopic dermatitis. The Journal of nutritional biochemistry, 10(11), 622-630.
- In a study of 16 pateints with atopic dermititis, ingesting sea buckthorn pulp daily over four months improfed the fatty acid composition of skin glycerophospholipids. From: Yang, B., Kalimo, K. O., Tahvonen, R. L., Mattila, L. M., Katajisto, J. K., & Kallio, H. P. (2000). Effect of dietary supplementation with sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) seed and pulp oils on the fatty acid composition of skin glycerophospholipids of patients with atopic dermatitis. The Journal of nutritional biochemistry, 11(6), 338-340.
- Rich in vitamins E and A as well as carotenoids and palmitoleic acid, these ingredients are known for improving skin. From: Zeb, A. (2004). Important therapeutic uses of sea buckthorn (Hippophae): a review. Journal of Biological Sciences, 4(5), 687-693.
- In a study of 233 participants, daily intake of sea buckthorn berries reduced inflammation markers that are associated with respiratory infections. From: Larmo, P., Alin, J., Salminen, E., Kallio, H., & Tahvonen, R. (2008). Effects of sea buckthorn berries on infections and inflammation: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. European journal of clinical nutrition, 62(9), 1123.
- In a study of 116 post menopausal women with vaginal atrophy, taking a seabuckthorn supplement significantly improved vaginal epithelium. From: Larmo, P. S., Yang, B., Hyssälä, J., Kallio, H. P., & Erkkola, R. (2014). Effects of sea buckthorn oil intake on vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Maturitas, 79(3), 316-321.
By: Kathy Sadowski