Ingredient Spotlight: Borage Oil

Bottle of borage oil

Another new favourite oil of mine! This plant can be found in gardens in parts of the world. Borage oil restores moisture, softens, smooths dry, damaged and aging skin, reduces redness, itching, appearance of pores, destruction of collagen and age spots and thickens the skin. It contains the highest known source of GLA (gamma linolenic acid) which helps dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, acne and itchy, scaly skin and is high in vitamin E and antioxidants.

Borage oil is considered the best oil for allergy-prone and inflamed skin. It is also available as a dietary supplement but it is not recommended in pregnancy. Studies are being conducted to see if it's useful for treating the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, Alzheimers and fatty liver disease. It's also being taken internally for hangovers before drinking! 

Borage oil can leave a greasy feeling on the skin and it is expensive so it is usually used in a blend of oils for skin care products or massage oil. Look for it in our premium face serums, Dry Spots and Anti-Aging.

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