I love Statcounter...
No I really do. It tells me such interesting things. Things that make me cry but which are interesting nonetheless.
For example, I bought aforementioned oil three days ago and wanted to write a review about it that instant (because it is that good!) but then I got sidetracked by other things and decided that perhaps I should give this blog a new look before posting anything.
Bad idea. A few minutes ago I checked my stats and they say that someone landed here yesterday looking for a review of Weleda's Sea Buckthorn Body Oil. I know that she (or he) will never come back but at least now I'm determined to tell you guys all about it.
So yesterday I went out to purchase a second bottle of Weleda's Wild Rose Body Oil and while at it I also bought the Sea Buckthorn Body Oil because 1.) I adore the smell of the hand cream from the same line and 2.) I wanted something that would help some scratches (courtesy of my cat) heal faster. Of course we all know that the extract of the sea buckthorn plant has considerable healing powers when it comes to scars, scratches, cuts and bruises, which is due to its extremely high vitamin A, C and E content and its essential fatty acids.
"Studies conducted in 20th century confirm numerous beneficial nutritional properties of Sea Buckthorn. The berries appear to be an unsurpassed natural source of vitamins A and several other carotenes, vitamin E and several other tocopherols. Sea Buckthorn berries are second only to Rose hips and Acerola in vitamin C content. They are also rich in several other vitamins, including B1, B2, K and P as well as in numerous flavonoids. Furthermore, the berries have remarkably high content of essential fatty acids and phytosterols."/Source can be found here./
Other great sources of information on sea buckthorn are:
Upon opening the small 10 ml bottle (I got the miniature bottle but it's available in a 100 ml brown glass bottle too) the uplifting aroma of the oil instantly hit my nostrils: it is a delicious orangy scent which is mostly sweet but it has a slightly bitter edge to it at the same time. Like I said, I knew and loved this smell already thanks to their hand lotion. The oil itself is orange colored and let me note that Weleda's oil is not pure sea buckthorn oil: it is sea buckthorn extract diluted in sesame oil, the same thing as any other company would offer you. In any case, it is still very effective.
Upon putting it on my hands I instantly felt some of its beneficial properties: my skin felt softer and any dry patches and cracks I had up until that moment were instantly gone. (The weather's getting really cold and windy here in Hungary.) After having used it for three days now I can safely say that it is indeed capable of healing cuts and wounds because the scratches are healing much faster than they usually do. (I have dermographic skin, which means all my cuts heal much slower than the average and usually leave a scar, so if I say this stuff is effective then I believe it is a well-founded claim.)
I've also found that I can apply this to my face the same way I do Weleda's Wildrose Body Oil in the evening (see Current Favourite on my blog's navbar) and wake up in the moring to beautiful, well-rested complexion and find that my scars (from zits) have faded considerably.
Another thing you can do with this oil is enrich your hand lotion with it. Recently I found that Weleda's Sea Buckthorn Hand Lotion is not enough for me anymore (see here) so what I do now is smear some oil on my hand, put on some hand lotion and rub them together, thus mixing the lotion and the oil and creating the perfect wintertime cream for my hands. I guess I could put the lotion into an empty pot, add some of the oil and stir it until it all mixes; that way I wouldn't have to do this two-step process every time I want to pamper my hands. Perhaps I will too.
All in all, I definitely recommend this oil to anyone who would like to have soft, supple skin and perhaps less noticable scars: it has all the ingredients to perform well in this area and the scent is a great pick-me-up in the dark, cold winter.
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