Stubbornly clinging to the rocky soil as its thick roots penetrate barren ground, the sea buckthorn is a survivor and pioneer which needs little to flourish. Throughout its entire growth cycle, sea buckthorn demonstrates an ability to combine vitality and life force. This is also reflected in the root system, spreading up to a radius of 12 metres. It can thrive in sparse, almost hostile, porous soil without taking any nourishment from the ground, easily mastering such challenging growing conditions.
But sea buckthorn asks for one essential: sunlight. The defensive bush with its hard, pointed leaves and numerous spines is a real sun-worshipper. Bright, golden-red, berries absorb the radiance of the sun and take strength from it, converting the rays into valuable vitamins. These hard-to-harvest fruits are much more than just pretty to look at: as versatile powerpacks of vitamins they strengthen the human body from the inside as well as from the outside.
Resilience is the most obvious characteristic of sea buckthorn. The bright berries contain an exceptionally high content of vitamin C, but also contain Vitamin B12 (cobalamin), which is especially important for vegetarians. Particularly during the cold and low light season, our immune system benefits from the stored sunlight in the berries, which helps to revitalise the system’s self-regulation, easily absorbing natural biological vitamins. This, in turn, helps boost general energy levels and the immune system.
And sea buckthorn is also a real beauty expert. The rich oil from the seeds and pulp protects skin and strengthens its barrier function. A high content of linoleic and linolenic acid, palmitoleic acid and vitamin E soothes skin irritations. The carotenoids that give the sea buckthorn oil its orange-red colour and the plant’s special relationship with light, air and warmth make sea buckthorn particularly suitable for preventing sun damage to the skin, and for helping to repair skin already damaged by the sun. It prevents skin from drying out and supports healthy interplay of energies within the skin. In our sea buckthorn skin care range, we celebrate this universal talent for life and vitality.