Pittsfield, Massachusetts (PRWEB) January 08, 2013
It may sound like a race horse -- perhaps the son of Seabiscuit -- but Sea Buckthorn has proven to be one of the richest and most effective skin care ingredients for treating rosacea and sensitive skin. The Rosacea Care Company, which features the ingredient in its popular Night Cream, will shortly add two new products incorporating Sea Buckthorn. The specific products are currently in the trial phase and will be released in the spring.
Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) has a long history of use in Asia and the Far East as a primary healing agent. It is a shrub with vibrant orange berries and grows in the mountainous regions of Russia and China as well as along certain maritime coasts. It contains high concentrations of Vitamins C and E as well as flavonoids and oils rich in essential fatty acids. It is also a potent antioxidant.
According to Marina Perry, Vice President for Product Development at Rosacea Care, the soothing and healing qualities of Sea Buckthorn provide an effective approach to relieving the irritation and discomfort often associated with rosacea, a skin disorder characterized by facial redness, frequently accompanied by pimples and visible blood vessels. There is no cure, but it is possible to control the symptoms, and that’s where the healing powers of Sea Buckthorn can play a major role.
Perry was born and raised in Russia, where households regularly maintain a supply of Sea Buckthorn Oil to use for treating burns and healing wounds. “In my family,” she says, “whenever there was any kind of burn, abrasion or skin problem, my mother immediately reached for the bottle of cling-berry, as we called it, and the pain and inflammation disappeared.” Perry also notes that some cosmetologists today see anti-aging properties in Sea Buckthorn. “My mother used it as a skin moisturizer, and I can attest that well into her 60’s she had skin like a baby.”
The botanical name for Sea Buckthorn contains the Latin word Hippophae, which means ‘shiny horse.’ Perry explains that there is a legend that ancient Greeks believed that horses who fed on these plants recovered more quickly from battle wounds and developed shiny coats in the process. She adds, “So maybe the reference to Seabiscuit isn’t that far off after all.”
Rosacea Care offers the world’s most comprehensive line of professional skin care products for the treatment of rosacea and sensitive skin. Each of the Rosacea Care products has been exclusively designed and developed by leading dermatologists and research laboratories to provide a helpful and supportive response to these skin conditions. The family-owned company, founded in 2000, is based in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Rosacea Care has customers in 80 countries.