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Borago Officinalis Seed Oil

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


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

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil Joelle Ciocco Eyelisse/Eye Lip Contour Cream Liz Earle Superskin Superlip Balm Stratia Fortify Pai Echium & Amaranth Age Confidence Facial Oil Acure Brightening Glowing Serum Crave Skincare Salvation Oil Dr Organic Manuka Honey Rescue Cream Lyonsleaf Marshmallow & Calendula Balm MooGoo Night Time Face Cream Burt's Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil Dermalogica Precleanse Lyonsleaf Calendula Cream Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil Ringana Anti-Wrinkle Serum de Mamiel Restorative Cleansing Balm 10 Degrees Cooler 03 Midnight In Corsica Face Oil Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream Spf 30 Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm Pai Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream Chantecaille Rose De Mai Face Oil Paula's Choice Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner Angela Caglia Power Cleansing Balm Herbivore Emerald Cannabis Sativa Hemp Seed Deep Moisture Glow Oil PureHeal's Centella 90 Ampoule Aveda Balancing Infusion For Dry Skin French Girl Organics Facial Oil Elixir Fresh Soy Face Cleanser Fresh Soy Face Cleanser Josh Rosebrook Vital Balm Cream Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum Paula's Choice Earth Sourced Antioxidant Enriched Natural Moisturizer Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser LEAHLANI SKINCARE Mahina Evening Replenishing Elixir The Ordinary "B" Oil Alba Botanica Jasmine Vitamin E Moisture Cream Josh Rosebrook Complete Moisture Cleanse MD Complete Spot Corrector Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream Obey Your Body Mineraux Purifying Gel Peel This Works In Transit Camera Close Up Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk High Beauty High Expectations Cannabis Facial Seed Oil Isomers Deep Crease Correction Cream Overtone Rose Gold Deep Treatment Paula's Choice Rehydrating Moisture Mask Perricone MD Advanced Eye Area Therapy Zelens 3T Complex Essential Anti-Aging Cream