Much as we hate to admit it (and hate the ‘I told ya sos!’ after we refuse to listen), mums and grandmums alike, are usually right.
My mum (aka mama Gail) was recently right –again – when she recommended I give Sea Buckthorn oil a whirl for my skin breakout issues.
Initially, I was like, Sea Buck WHAT, quick to put down a crazy sounding something or other I’d never heard of.
But as is her way, mama Gail patiently explained that women in our family had been using the oil for generations, predominantly in supplement form, and that it was a best kept healthy beauty gal secret that really worked. She promised that it would not only help the breakout issues, but that I would GLOW.
Desperate to curb breakouts and a sucker for glow, I bit the bullet (or rather Buckthorn) and purchased an organic vegan version of the supplement from New Chapter (see below) and proceeded to take two capsules a day, with a meal.
And now, just two months later, am a bona fide Buckthorn Believer!
My pesky annoying grownup breakouts have greatly diminished, and, as promised, there is indeed a certain glow that’s set in and prompted recent welcome compliments and enquiries like: What are you doing differently, what products are you using … who are your people? 😉
As for the oil’s effectiveness, here’s the bottom-line backdrop:
1. SB contains a super-high level of star enzyme superoxide Dismutase, master fighter of free radical damage, at the source of skin aging.
2. The oil has an uncanny ability to break glucose proteins apart from healthy collagen and elastin, thereby healing the cellular structure of our much-needed collagen and elastin.
3. SB is also incredibly anti-inflammatory, root cause of all dis- ease, including acne.
4. Finally, it’s deeply enriched with Vitamin E, which powers the hydrating, reparative and softening effects.
So, what’s the moral of the story? Listen to your all-knowing mums, and grandmas … and get yourself some Sea Buckthorn.