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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

Adorn Borage & Bakuchiol Natural Retinol Facial Oil Aesop Shine Codex Beauty Bia Wash Off Cleansing Oil Curve Wellness Clarity Floressance Bourrache Haeckels Borage Seed Oil MELVITA Borage Oil Rosece Powder Serum Vitamin C & E The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil The SkinScience Company Borage Seed Oil Typology Virgin Borage Oil Basiclab Esteticus Regenerating Antioxidant Serum with 6% Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Beauty Bay Hydrating Lip SOS Mask With Castor Oil And Borage Seed Oil Ceuticoz Duvitin Cream Cultured Recilience Facial Oil DNA skin Institute Blemish Booster Drops Dr Organic Seaweed Ageless Overnight Recovery Oil Facegym Face Coach Lifting Q10 + Mastic Tree Enzymatically Activated Face Oil Fitglow Vita Rich Creme Fresh Rice Dry Oil Joelle Ciocco Eyelisse/Eye Lip Contour Cream LOVESKIN Tui Facial Cleanser Larens GLA Serum Larens Massage Face Cream Pro Liz Earle Hydrating Cream Mask Liz Earle Superskin Superlip Balm MBK Clinical Skincare Solutions Barrier Repair Balm MCCM Sun Cream SPF 50+ Madara Deep Moisture Vitamin Oil Madara Omega 6 Concentrate Madara Cosmetics Omega 6 Maia's Mineral Galaxy 24/7 Anti Wrinkle Solution Marie Veronique Protective Day Oil Oak Essentials Ritual Oil Province Apothecary Healing Eczema Balm Pura Natura Delicaderma Puravida Organic Anti-Age CBD Elixir Pure Super Hydrate Oil Treatment Re'equil Atorep Body Lotion Scents of Man Ceramide Repair Aesthetic Gel Shea Moisture Bath Body And Massage Oil Shikai Borage Therapy Eye Cream Stratia Fortify Superdrug Calm Skin De-Stress Balancing Facial Oil The SkinScience Company Borage Butter sensatia botanicals Anti Wrinkle Serum For 30+ Years 1STLY Skincare Skin Renewal Retinol Serum A Bit Hippy Anti-irritation Moisturiser A.Florence Skincare SKIN BARRIER RESTORING OIL WITH CERAMIDES+OAT Active Formulas Organic Facial Oil