Who has come across this curious star-shaped purple magic?
Borage flowers actually grow wild in woodlands and pastures. Originally a native of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, borage has become a popular garden flower around the world.
Borage seed oil in skin care? Well, that's when it gets interesting. Annoying skin disorders like inflammation, eczema, dermatitis and reddened skin patches or rosacea are soothed by this calming ingredient. Often times this light oil can be useful to alleviate redness associated with acne.
Borage seed oil offers some of the highest levels of Gamma-Linoleic Acid or GLA which is an omega-6 essential fatty acid. Essential Fatty Acids assist from an antibacterial, water-resistant barrier which is how our skin actually protects itself from an infection.
The outermost layer of skin, the stratum corneum, is a mixture of sebum, ceramides or lipids and fatty acids. The fatty acids in your skin do three key things: decrease the trans-epidermal water loss, known as TEWL, fight bacteria and act as an anti-inflammatory. If one of these functions become compromised, your skin barrier will also become impaired.
Some of the symptoms of a damaged skin barrier are: redness, rosacea, flaky-dry skin, tight or easily irritated and peeling skin. Sometimes it can just look a bit dehydrated too.
Maintaining a healthy skin barrier is essential to enjoying a smooth, hydrated, healthy and younger looking complexion. Today many skin care brands are discovering the benefits of this natural gem.
Look for our Borage Face Cream, made in France from Les Artistes De Nature. A luxurious moisture-bomb for keeping your skin barrier beautifully cared for!
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