We Use The Best
We have received emails from customers telling us that they have tried other skin care products containing sea buckthorn oil and they did not help with their skin conditions. Most sea buckthorn products do not work because actually contain very little pure sea buckthorn oil.
We use organic, virgin, cold pressed sea buckthorn oil . . . not less potent juice or extracts!
What Is Sea Buckthorn Oil?
Sea buckthorn oil is extracted from the berries and seeds of the sea buckthorn plant.
Both the berries and seeds have great skin care benefits.
This very concentrated oil has a deep red color from its high carotene content. It contains essential fatty acids, carotenes, tocopherols (vitamin E) and phytosterols.
It is highly prized in the skin care industry due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties industry.
When applied topically it has been found helpful in treating acne, general dermatitis, rosacea, and eczema, as well as healing cuts, rashes and minor burns, including sunburn and radiation treatment burns.
Sea Buckthorn Oils Are Not All Created Equal
Our sea buckthorn oil is cold pressed to keep nutrients from degenerating due to heat exposure. In this process, the oil is forced from the berries using only mechanical pressure.
Less expensive forms of Sea Buckthorn can be extracted using solvents like hexane, a byproduct of gasoline. The seeds and berry pulp are soaked in the solvents which draw out the oils. Residues of petroleum solvents may remain in the oil which can cause allergic reactions and skin irritation.
Pure Virgin, Unrefined
Chagrin Valley uses only unrefined, virgin sea buckthorn oil. Any refining process will remove much of the natural health benefits of the oil.
Our oil contains both the berry and seed oil. The entire berry, fruit, and seeds, is pressed resulting in a resulting in a deeply colored oil packed with nutrients.
There is research showing that there are incredible benefits from both the seeds and the berries. There are some nutrients the seeds have that are not found in the berries, and vice versa.
Chagrin Valley uses USDA Certified Organic Unrefined Sea Buckthorn Oil. When looking for any oil, you want the purest product possible. USDA Organic Certification ensures that the sea buckthorn oil is free of pesticides or any other adulterants that may damage the berry oil and make it less potent. Currently, there are only a few USDA-certified organic sea buckthorn berry oil products on the market
Price & Quality
There is a lot of discrepancy in prices for this oil. I have seen sea buckthorn oil range from a mere $5.00 per pound to $45.00 per ounce. Some products are way overpriced and some prices seem too good to be true. One of the biggest reasons for the varying prices is the difference in quality and purity.
Beware of cheap oils. Many of these less expensive oils are not pure, they are actually a blend of inexpensive oils with a bit of sea buckthorn oil added.
Beware of inexpensive products claiming to be made with sea buckthorn oil. Inexpensive sea buckthorn products are often made with inferior, adulterated oil or contain very little sea buckthorn oil.
Why Is This Oil So Expensive?
Organic unrefined Sea Buckthorn oil is very expensive. The cost has been steadily increasing over the past few years and is now over $1280.00 per gallon (about $10.00/oz).
Chagrin Valley uses organic, virgin, cold pressed sea buckthorn oil, not less potent juices or extracts and we do not skimp on the sea buckthorn oil in our products.
Supply and Demand: Sea buckthorn oil, called the "miracle berry," has received a lot of press over the past year. After being discussed on some popular Doctor TV shows the demand increased tremendously.
Processing: Obtaining sea buckthorn oil is a difficult process. The first step of harvesting the fruit is no easy task. The berries are tightly bunched on very thick and thorny branches, making it difficult to pick them without crushing them. The berries are surrounded by sharp thorns to protect the fruit from birds and other animals. These needle-sharp thorns will stab your fingers as you try to pick the fruit.
Preparing the delicate berries is also tedious work. Since their thin skin easily absorbs water, which would dilute the valuable oils inside, they cannot be washed. They must be hand cleaned. Over ten pounds of berries are needed to produce one pound of oil.
If It Is So Expensive, Why Do We Use It?
The Sea Buckthorn berry is a great source of vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids and trace elements. It contains 106 known nutrients and bioactive substances and vitamins including vitamins A, C, and E, polyphenols, carotenoids, flavonoids, essential fatty acids and trace elements including zinc, selenium, manganese, and iron.
It contains 106 known nutrients and bioactive substances and vitamins including vitamins A, C, and E, polyphenols, carotenoids, flavonoids, essential fatty acids and trace elements including zinc, selenium, manganese, and iron.
A bioactive substance is a type of chemical found in small amounts in plants and foods (such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, oils, and whole grains). Bioactive compounds are not essential nutrients, but they seem to have actions in the body that may promote good health.
Bioactive compounds are not essential nutrients, but they seem to have actions in the body that may promote good health.
My skin loves this awesome oil and we have received so much positive feedback from customers with skin conditions! Sea buckthorn oil ...
- Is the ultimate tissue healer
- Contains the rare Omega-7 fatty acid which is excellent for repairing skin, hair, and nails
- Is used in skin care products to even skin tone and texture
- Helps calm and sooth chronic skin conditions such as acne, eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis
- Helps reduce the signs of aging by softening fine lines, wrinkles and ages spots
- Encourages cell turnover for bright, clear, healthy skin
- Is great product for daily skin care
- Helps balance skin oil production
- Has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbiological activity that helps promote wound healing and reduce scarring
- Promotes healing of eczema, rosacea, and burns, including radiation and sunburn
- May help kill the Demodex mites that can cause rosacea
Chagrin Valley products made with Sea Buckthorn Oil