borage seed oil, 19% gla (refined)

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INCI Name

Borago officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil

What is Borage Seed Oil?

Borage Seed Oil, also known as Starflower Oil, is an emollient and skin conditioner which is well known for being one of the richest sources of Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA), which is a powerful fatty acid that helps maintain healthy skin. It contains 19% GLA, making it a must-have oil to add to your facial treatment products.

What are the benefits of using Borage Seed Oil on your skin?

This wonderful oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and provides excellent moisturisation, leaving the skin feeling revitalised. Ideal for dry, tired skin, it’s often used in face treatment oils, anti-wrinkle products, and skin rejuvenation products in massage oils, facial treatment oils, body oils and much more.

What are the benefits of using Borage Seed Oil on your hair?

Known to help restore hair, it can also add shine and radiance to dry or damaged hair.

What does Borage Seed Oil look like?

Pale yellow in colour.

What does Borage Seed Oil smell like?

A neutral, slightly sweet scent.

How to use Borage Seed Oil

As this is quite a rich oil, you may wish to dilute it in a lighter carrier oil.

History and origins of Borage Seed Oil

Native to the UK and a widely grown crop in the last 20 years, this native weed is also known as Starflower Oil due to the plant producing beautiful, star-shaped purple flowers. Often sourced from China too, Borage Oil is extremely high in essential fatty acids and has become a staple of the cosmetic world due it being the richest commercial plant source of GLA.

How is Borage Seed Oil made?

Expeller Pressed and refined from the seeds of the plant.

Is Borage Seed Oil suitable for vegans?

Yes.

Fatty acids

Linoleic acid – 33-46%; Gamma-Linolenic – 18-25%; Oleic acid – 10-22%; Palmitic acid – 9-13%; Eicosenoic acid – 2-8%; Stearic acid – 3-5%; Erucic acid 1-3.5%; Linolenic acid – approx. 0.2%.

Natural contents

Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, D and E, GLA and Omega-6 fatty acids.

 
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