Sea Buckthorn CO2 is anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants, vitamins E, C, and A, and trace minerals. It aids in wound healing, cell regeneration, and protects the skin barrier against environmental stress. It is also healing for minor burns, including sunburn, and can be nourishing for both pre- and post-sun exposure. It is also strengthening and nourishing to the hair.
(p.s. This is one of many potent & wonderful ingredients in my Golden Hour illuminating serum - check it out).
This Sea Buckthorn CO2 is certified organic, and made in Europe from European-grown fruits.
This is a fatty CO2 extract (a consistency similar olive oil) and should be diluted before applying to the skin because of its radiant potent orange glow! (Careful, it will stain skin and clothing alike). I use a 3-10% dilution rate, meaning 3% of the sea buckthorn in 97% of a carrier oil like olive oil.
CO2 extraction is an alternative to cold-pressing oils, or using strong chemical solvents. Carbon dioxide, when under pressure, is a safe solvent that leaves no residues after usage. I tend to prefer and place greater value on traditional processing methods, but this is one instance where I am grateful for modern technology! This method is able to extract a wider range of constituents, and is very shelf stable.
I source my CO2 extracts from a wonderful environmentally & ethically conscious European manufacturer. The quality of these extracts is remarkable, they are so vibrant and aromatic and potent. It is a pleasure to use them in my skincare formulations, and I am excited to start sharing them in this way with you.
ingredients: organic Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract and organic Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract