- Jul 11, 2019
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The Wonders of Borage Oil
Borage Oil is a relatively unknown oil. Extracted from the seeds of a wildflower known as starflower, it is the richest source of an essential Omega-6 fatty acid called Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA).
Along with this, it also contains significant amounts of nervonic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, erucic acid, eicosenoic acid, and other antioxidants. Being one of the most nutrient rich oils available today, Borage Oil has a host of benefits to overall health and for your hair and skin too.
inflammatory properties due to its high GLA content. This makes it an effective oil in the fight against all skin inflammations including acne, breakouts, eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. It works to heal and soothe acne and also reduces the scarring and blemishes that are caused by acne.
Borage oil also has the ability to deeply penetrate through your pores and acts as natural body oil. It helps seal in hydration by forming a protective barrier and restoring moisture to the skin. It is also extremely light weight so it doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy and oily. These qualities of borage oil help keep skin supple, restore its elasticity, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Like other botanical oils, Borage oil is also popular for improving hair and scalp health. It is particularly useful in treating any kind of scalp infections. Borage oil hasmasterful anti-inflammatory properties which can heal conditions that cause hair fall and improves circulation which can lead to thicker and more voluminous hair. It is also useful in the fight against dandruff.
Borage Oil also has adhesive properties since it is high in a lipid molecule known as ceramide. When this lipid molecule comes in contact with hair, it forms a clear and protective outer layer which helps lock in your hair’s moisture and natural proteins, preventing dehydration and cracked, damaged hair. Borage oil is also chockfull of keratin, a singularly vital protein which is essential for hair. Regular use of Borage oil in hair care leads to well nourished, thicker, softer, and more lustrous hair.
To bring you the best of what Mother Nature has to offer, we have a range of products that harness the incredible prowess of Borage Oil. From the “B” Oil by The Ordinary to the Antioxidant+ Facial Oil by Grown Alchemist, we have products that support all skin types. We also carry a range of products by John Masters Organics for all your hair needs including the Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructing Shampoo and Conditioner, and the Rosemary & Peppermint Detangler.
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Support healthy skin defense, to enhance radiance, to quench free radicals and to help balance pro-irritant mediators.
“B” Oil solubilizes a purified form of micro-algae in a blend of squalane and oils of marula, argan, baobab, pataua, brazil nut, inca inchi, rosehip and borage to support healthy skin defense, to enhance radiance, to quench free radicals and to help balance pro-irritant mediators. The formula imparts a golden green hue and a mild herbal odour as a result of its high micro-algae concentration.
Water-Free | Alcohol-Free | Oil-Free | Silicone-Free | Vegan | Gluten-Free | Cruelty-Free
ANTIOXIDANT+ FACIAL OIL
A potent certified organic facial serum formulated using a synergistic blend of Antioxidants and nutrients that noticeably improve skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of fine lines and protect against the signs of aging.
- Essential Fatty Acids found in Rosehip Oil and Sea-Buckthorn Berry: Combine giving the skin a well nourished and moisturised appearance whilst noticeably improving elasticity visibly reducing the signs of aging.
- Sweet Almond Oil and Rice Bran: Rich in vitamins a, b1, b2, b6, & e and oryzanol visibly improve skin tone and firmness while reducing the appearance of age spots, leaving the skin complexion looking beautifully radiant.
- Borago: Rich in hydrating and nourishing triglycerides noticeably balances and improves skin hydration.
- Cranberry Seed Oil: A rich source of gamma-tocotrienols and asta-xanthin, helps repair the appearance of skin effected by oxidative stress.
CRUELTY-FREE | VEGAN
JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS
ROSEMARY & PEPPERMINT DETANGLER
A light conditioner to detangle and add shine.
This lightweight formula detangles and conditions with a highly-effective combination of 17 certified-organic ingredients. Natural soy proteins & borage oil replenish lipid content, wheat & soy proteins restore strength and shine, and essential oils of rosemary & peppermint provide an exhilarating scent. Safe for color-treated hair.
- eliminates tangles without weighing the hair down
- leaves hair shiny and manageable