The latest miracle ingredient causing a stir in the beauty world is sea buckthorn, a berry that grows in places like the Himalayas and Siberia. This coral-colored fruit is labelled an IT- ingredient because it has 15 times more vitamin C than an orange and is full of Omega-7, a fatty acid that is said to help build healthy hair, skin and nails.
Some products already on the market containing sea buckthorn:
Nuance Salma Hayek Anti-Aging Smooth & Firm Elixir
Sea buckthorn extract is one of the main ingredients in this new serum, which is part of beautiful Salma Hayek's beauty brand. Its gel-like texture has a cooling effect and is meant to be applied to cleansed skin.
Amika Hair Care Collection Two brothers have created this 16-product hair-care range which includes sea buckthorn berries in almost all of the 16 products as it promises to leave your locks less prone to damage. There's an anti-frizz oil treatment, a sulfate-free dry shampoo, a blow-dry spray, a hydrating shampoo and a deep conditioning mask. (Go to www.loveamika.com for more)Bruce McMullin, an ex-builder learned of sea buckthorn from a Ayurvedic specialist during a visit to India about 10 years ago, after which he started this skin-and-body-care company which now consists of 13 vegan & organic products. The range includes day and night moisturizers, an eye cream, face cleansers, serums and an oil to counter age spots and acne. (For more info, go to www.sibubeauty.com)
The WELEDA Sea Buckthorn Elixir
What better way to look after hair, skin and nails than from the inside?! Made with revitalizing organic sea buckthorn berries, a natural source high in vitamin C and other antioxidants such as vitamin E and provitamin A, this elixir from Weleda helps fight free radicals and help maintain the body's natural defences, above being a great beauty helper!
Suitable for vegetarians, but NOT suitable for diabetics.