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Borage Seed Oil

What is borage oil and its benefits to the skin

Borago (or borage) oil is one of the most valuable organic skin care products. The product is a natural oil for the face (and not only) golden yellow, extracted from the seeds of a borago field plant.

Borago oil has some of the highest levels of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is an essential fatty acid for perfect skin, and our body cannot produce it on its own. When using borage oil as an additive (like fish oil, it is made in the form of capsules or oliyki), it can alleviate the symptoms of PMS, relieve stress, restore hormonal balance, and even relieve pain in rheumatoid arthritis. It has also been used to relieve menopause symptoms, reduce inflammation and improve breast milk production.

If you want borage oil to help you achieve perfect skin, you need to take it not only inside, but also use it as an additional face care product.

Struggling with age-related changes

Borago seed oil promotes youthful skin! This is due to its rich composition, which includes essential fatty acids and GLA. They fight inflammation and free radicals, which contribute to premature aging. Borage oil also contributes to the rapid regeneration of cells, strengthens the walls of blood vessels, has a calming, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and tonic effect.

In order for the oil to act as an anti-age agent, it is better to choose a product in its pure form - oil from the seeds of cold-pressed borage. Apply to a clean and dry face and do a small massage. It can be applied under the eyes and lips. Serums with borago extract and face cream with the same ingredient are also useful.

Treats inflammatory skin conditions

Borage oil effectively eliminates the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. The oil is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Such properties are associated with high levels of GLA. Gamma-linolenic acid is an anti-inflammatory, it helps to regulate sebum secretions (natural oil). For skin problems of this kind, it is recommended to apply borago oil to the affected areas.


Borago seed oil, as already mentioned, is incredibly rich in GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid), which deeply moisturizes the skin and provides long-lasting hydration. Apply borage oil to a clean face, or add a couple of capsules to your moisturizing face cream. This simple step will help to balance the release of natural skin oils.

Helps Sensitive Skin

High GLA levels help relieve skin inflammation. They also soothe and moisturize. All these factors make sensitive skin more resistant to environmental factors. Skin can be sensitive when it does not produce enough fat. This can make her dehydrated, causing inflammatory outbreaks that lead to even greater sensitivity. Thus, the use of borage oil can saturate the skin with essential fatty acids, and balance the secretion of sebum.

Refreshes and tones

If you suffer from dull skin, scars and dark traces of acne, try using borago oil in basic skin care. Or do weekly face masks with him. Borage oil promotes rapid cell regeneration and renewal of the upper layer of the epidermis. Very cool oil works in combination with acid peels. After the peeling procedure, apply borage oil, it will soothe the skin, prevent inflammation and give perfectly clean, moisturized and radiant skin.

Treats hormonal acne

American scientists have proven that people have successfully coped with hormonal acne using borage oil and primrose oil every night. You can take capsules of borage oil to balance your hormones naturally. But please consult your doctor or dermatologist before doing this.

External use of borago oil for the face is also a good way to combat hormonal acne. It will take longer, but after a month you will notice that the skin began to change, acne will stop appearing, so there will be nothing to heal. But there is one thing but: if you already start to use borage oil for the face to combat hormonal acne, you need to enter it into your beauty routine on an ongoing basis, periodically changing with marula, rose oil or squalene.

A study published in the Acta Dermato-Venereologica Journal showed that positive improvements in acne were observed after using borage oil for 10 weeks. 45 participants were grouped in 3, each group of 15 participants. One group took omega-3 supplements, the other omega-6, and the third did nothing. The omega-3 and omega-6 group showed an improvement in the appearance of both inflammatory and hormonal acne. Borago oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.