Borage is a wildflower known as the starflower, due to its star-shaped blue flower, and it is found growing wild all over the world. For over 1,500 years it has been used as an herb, as well as for medicinal and culinary purposes.
Borage is not harvested for its leaves but for the oil found in its seeds. Borage seed oil is the richest known source of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is a fatty acid that is essential for human health. Borage oil also contains macronutrients, as well as vitamins A and C, niacin, thiamin, vitamin B, and additionally contains proteins, fiber, and minerals.
Borage Oil Benefits
When you use it topically, borage oil has great benefits for chronic skin conditions, dry skin, and acne.
Helps with Chronic Skin Conditions
One study found that GLA can enhance deficiencies in skin oils. If you don’t have enough fatty acids in your diet that are essential for skin health, borage seed oil may be used as a natural remedy for eczema and psoriasis.
Relives Dry Skin
Borage seed oil is a rich moisturizer that can hydrate dry skin to healthy moisture levels, and help maintain a moisture barrier for the skin
Acne and Rosacea
The GLA in borage oil helps combat the inflammation in acne and rosacea skin conditions. Borage oil is thought to be particularly helpful with acne because its fatty acids help dilute sebum according to this study. People with acne tend to have too much sebum which is a contributing factor in acne.
Bringing Borage Oil Benefits to You
California Pure Naturals has developed several products that will bring you the benefits of borage seed oil.
Glow Facial Oil is a rich oil that works to improve your skin by delivering nourishing oils and beneficial extracts to smooth and brighten your skin's appearance.
Renewal Facial Serum is packed with intense hydrating oils, borage and blackberry antioxidant complex, which nourish your skin from deep within, while the hyaluronic acid plumps up your skin with vitamins C and E.
Radiance CC Cream SPF 30, contains borage oil to help protect your skin from the sun’s dangerous rays.
Taking the Best of Nature
Here at California Pure Naturals, it’s our mission to provide natural skin care products and natural hair and body products that nourish your body as well as our planet! All of our dermatologist-grade personal care products utilize organic, California-grown fruits, herbs, and botanicals - such as argan, green tea leaves, and shea butter -to reinvigorate your body from the outside in. With a conscious effort to use local farms, California Pure Naturals is committed to environmentally-friendly beauty products that are both vegan and cruelty-free and are at least 70% organic. Take a look at all of our products in our online store.
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