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Borago Officinalis Seed Oil

Also-called-like-this: Borage Seed Oil, Starflower Seed Oil
What-it-does: soothing, emollient

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We feel that this one is a bit under the radar probably because the Borage plant is not very well known. Maybe because its name isn't as cool as some others, it's hard to compete with kukui or baobab, not to mention murumuru. But let us tell you when it comes to skin care, borage seed oil is one of the best oils that can happen to your skin. Especially, if it's dry, sensitive, easily irritated, often itchy or eczema prone. 

So what is so special about it? It is the richest known plant source of the super important essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is soothing and nourishing, and can repair even severely dry and irritated skin, but it's pretty rare and borage contains by far the most of it (17-28%). Next to GLA, it also contains more common fatty acids, like linoleic (36%), oleic (18%) or palmitic acid (10%). 

If your skin is dry and sensitive, this one is totally for you. 

Products with Borago Officinalis Seed Oil

Aesop Shine Curve Wellness Clarity The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil Typology Virgin Borage Oil Fresh Rice Dry Oil Joelle Ciocco Eyelisse/Eye Lip Contour Cream Liz Earle Superskin Superlip Balm Pure Super Hydrate Oil Treatment Shea Moisture Bath Body And Massage Oil Shikai Borage Therapy Eye Cream Stratia Fortify Superdrug Calm Skin De-Stress Balancing Facial Oil A.Florence Skincare SKIN BARRIER RESTORING OIL WITH CERAMIDES+OAT Alga Cicosa Repair Cream Arcona Hydrating Serum™ Liz Earle Superskin Overnight Mask Lyonsleaf Uscented Marshmallow Facial Oil Pai Echium & Amaranth Age Confidence Facial Oil Shikai BorageTherapy Facial Moisturizer Spotlight Beauty Vp22 TRUE Nourishing Avocado & Evening Primrose Facial Oil Wabi-Sabi Botanicals Balancing Act | Intensif Serum No. 2 A.Florence Skincare Skin Barrier Restoring Oil Acure Brightening Glowing Serum Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydrating Oil Atrue Pure Balancing Cleansing Oil Balm Balm Beauty Balm Bskincare Face Oil Bulldog Beard Oil Code of Harmony Salvation Phyto-Beauty Oil Crave Skincare Salvation Oil Dr Organic Manuka Honey Rescue Cream JASÖN Natural Pure Natural Skin Oil, Maximum Strength Vitamin E, 45,000 Iu Jouer Daily Repair Treatment Oil Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser Dry/Sensitive Lyonsleaf Marshmallow & Calendula Balm MooGoo Natural Night Restoration Cream MooGoo Night Time Face Cream Oio Lab The Future Is Bright Sarah Chapman Morning Facial Skin Essence Organics Ocular Eye Serum modest. Cocktail (Vitamin Abce) Serum Burt's Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil Dermalogica Precleanse Every Man Jack Beard Oil Sandalwood First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cannabis & Oat Dry Oil Grown Alchemist Anti-Oxidant + Facial Oil: Borago, Rosehip & Buckthorn LXMI 33 Face Oil Liz Earle Superskin Eye Cream Lyonsleaf 100% Natural Zinc & Calendula Cream