By Chantalle Duffin
If you've heard of this unique berry before but are still confused about what the fuss is all about, or better yet, why you should be making the effort of adding Sea Buckthorn to your beauty regimen, then listen up.
The Sea Buckthorn bush with its tiny, bright orange berries grows in the mountainous regions and coastal areas of China and northern Europe. Its medicinal uses for healing and overall health and beauty have been known for centuries and throughout history the Sea Buckthorn (or Oblepikha as it is also known) has been used to rejuvenate, revitalize and restore, both the inside and out.
In addition to its vibrant orange hue, Sea Buckthorn is full of skin loving nutrients such as carotenoids, various vitamins and minerals, and Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 – making it one of the best treatments for skin health due to its nourishing and skin regenerating abilities.
Thanks to its high content of Vitamin C, Sea Buckthorn works to boost collagen and invigorate and strengthen the skin, speeding up the regenerating processes while also acting as a great anti-inflammatory. Sea buckthorn also contains Vitamin A and E which helps to promote cell turnover, improve scarring and skin texture.
This is good news for us as this means that this tiny orange berry is the perfect treatment for a range of skin concerns including acne, pigmentation and scarring, rosacea, parched dehydrated skin and fine lines and wrinkles. With this many benefits it is no wonder that this multi-tasking powerhouse ingredient can be found in so many of our skin, hair and body products!
If we have convinced you to join the sea buckthorn bandwagon, here are our top 5 Natura Siberica products that you need to try.
1. Oblepikha Siberica Oblepikha and Honey Body Scrub
Buff your way to gorgeous glowing skin with this multi-award winning body scrub. Combining Sea Buckthorn and Buckwheat Honey. this scrub works to eliminate toxins, and boost skin elasticity and firmness. This scrub refines, cleanses and refreshes, leaving skin feeling incredibly smooth – it’s not hard to see why it is an award-winning product!
2. Oblepikha Siberica Body Butter
The perfect companion to the Body Scrub, this rich Body Butter deeply nourishes dry and dehydrated skin. Sea Buckthorn Oil restores the skin's hydration levels, while Elfin Cedar and Siberian Rowan Berries moisturise the skin while improving skin texture and elasticity. This Body Butter will leave your skin feeling silky soft without a lingering residue.
Give dry, unruly hair the flick with this Hair Mask for Dry and Normal Hair. This mask saturates the hair with essential vitamins and nutrients that only help to protect hair from damage caused by hot styling. but also reduces brittleness and breakage. The combination of Sea Buckthorn Oil, Moroccan Argan Oil and Siberian Flaxseeds, help to nourish, hydrate and repair hair, while Siberian Hop tame frizz, even out the hair surface and help to seal damaged and split hair ends. The result? Silky smooth, easily manageable hair with a glossy shine.
The Nutrition and Repair Shampoo is one of our best selling hair product to date – and definitely one that you need in your arsenal! This shampoo delicately cleanses your strands and works to repair damaged hair structure, while sealing the hair surface with a protective layer creating a laminated effect to make hair thicker, stronger and easier to brush. It is perfect for taking care of weak, dyed, highlighted, and chemically treated hair and is formulated using Wild Harvested Siberian Herbs and Flowers such as Altai Sea Buckthorn, Siberian Flaxseed Oil, Arctic Rose and Snow Cladonia. After using this shampoo, hair becomes visibly sleek, strong and tame.
Put your best foot forward with our Oblepikha Siberica Foot Cream, which works to keep feet soft and healthy. It is formulated with a unique blend of Altai sea buckthorn oil and Yakut sorrel to deeply nourish skin while maintaining softness, and sage oil for its regenerative properties and antiseptic effect.