Is Sea Buckthorn Good For Eczema?


Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin rash that manifests as skin dryness, red patches, itching, skin thickening.  Eczema can affect people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. One of the causes of eczema is a defect in the skin barrier, allowing skin to get easily dehydrated, scaly and dry.  Inflammation under the skin is also a contributor and results in redness, itching, and discomfort.


Treatment of eczema is multimodal and includes behavioral changes like avoiding hot showers, using skin sensitive and hypoallergenic products, and being diligent with skin moisturization.  Additionally, a board-certified dermatologist can help further guide eczema treatment and discuss some prescription options. 

Sea buckthorn has been shown to help with the treatment of atopic dermatitis according to a 1999 study in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
(1). In this placebo-controlled double blind study of 49 patients with atopic dermatitis, the authors showed that sea buckthorn pulp oil taken orally was helpful with the symptoms of eczema.  


The keystone of our formula for Skintensive Body Butter, the citrusy-tasting Sea Buckthorn berry has been used for generations in sweet drinks and jams among Eastern European cultures. This bright orange berry, which grows in parts of Eastern Europe and Siberia, has also long been hailed for its amazing antioxidant properties and nutrient richness. It offers one of the widest ranges of nutrients from a single source, including antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C, and E, minerals, and omega fatty acids - all of which aid in normalizing eczema-affected skin.  In fact, Sea Buckthorn berries have 15 times more Vitamin C than oranges or lemons.

Powerful enough to fight eczema and comfortable enough for daily use, the intense hydration of coconut oil and the eczema-repairing properties of the Eastern European Sea Buckthorn Berry provide your skin with the hydration and repair that it needs. Our Skintensive Body Butter is also enriched with ceramides, which can repair your epidermal barrier and allow your skin to seal in and retain moisture and hydration.  Go ahead give it a try, you won't regret it!



B Yang et al. Effects of dietary supplementation with sea buckthorn (Hippophaë rhamnoides) seed and pulp oils on atopic dermatitis. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 1999 Nov;10(11):622-30.


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