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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

Aesop Shine The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil Fresh Rice Dry Oil Joelle Ciocco Eyelisse/Eye Lip Contour Cream Liz Earle Superskin Superlip Balm Stratia Fortify Lyonsleaf Uscented Marshmallow Facial Oil Pai Echium & Amaranth Age Confidence Facial Oil Wabi-Sabi Botanicals Balancing Act | Intensif Serum No. 2 A.Florence Skincare Skin Barrier Restoring Oil Acure Brightening Glowing Serum Bskincare Face Oil Crave Skincare Salvation Oil Dr Organic Manuka Honey Rescue Cream Lyonsleaf Marshmallow & Calendula Balm MooGoo Night Time Face Cream Sarah Chapman Morning Facial Burt's Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil Dermalogica Precleanse First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cannabis & Oat Dry Oil Lyonsleaf 100% Natural Zinc & Calendula Cream 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 Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream DECLÉOR Cica-Botanic Oil Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream Spf 30 Liz Earle Skin Repair™ Light Moisturiser Marie Veronique Treatment Oil Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm Pai Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream bejbiskin After Acid Serum Chantecaille Rose De Mai Face Oil Paula's Choice Moisture Renewal Oil Booster Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner SKIN&CO Roma Truffle Therapy Cleansing Oil Angela Caglia Power Cleansing Balm Beauty Pie Super Healthy Skin™ Amazing Sleep Oil Caudalie Vinosource Sos Intense Moisturizing Cream Herbivore Emerald Cannabis Sativa Hemp Seed Deep Moisture Glow Oil Herbivore Emerald Cbd + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil John Masters Organics Rose & Apricot Antioxidant Day Creme PureHeal's Centella 90 Ampoule Sabon Body Oil Musk Yara Botanica Age Perfect Facial Oil Aveda Balancing Infusion For Dry Skin Balance Me Rose Otto Face Oil