Borage seed oil – also know as starflower oil – is having a beauty moment. There’s a real buzz about its skin nurturing properties.
It comes from the Borago Officinalis plant which is native to the Mediterranean. Lovely to look at with its beautiful, deep blue star-shaped flowers, it’s adored by bees and is a gorgeous addition to the garden. The flowers are also so pretty when frozen within ice cubes – jugs of water and cordial look beautifully chic.
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The oil is made from simply pressing the seeds. Like all of Votary pure plant oils, we cold-press it in order to retain all its pure potent goodness. Pale straw in colour, it’s loaded with goodness. Its hero ingredient is gamma linolenic acid (a kind of omega oil) which is brilliant at making the skin’s protective barrier stronger and more resilient. Borage seed oil contains more than twice the GLA of Evening Primrose oil. It has a lovely light slip on the skin and is easily absorbed. It calms and nourishes, and helps tackle redness and roughness. It can also be helpful in soothing acne-troubled skin.
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I’ve used Borage Seed Oil is in three of the Votary Super Seed range; Super Seed Cleansing Oil, Super Seed Facial Oil and Super Seed Nutrient Cream. I designed the Super Seed range to feed sensitive skin, and to nurture it back to resilient, glowing health. When the skin’s mantle is fragile, it means it’s vulnerable to redness, soreness and dryness. Borage Oil works to repair and strengthen it. More hydration is retained and the mantle becomes a more effective barrier against pollution and everyday toxins. Skin feels smoother, stronger and more supple.
In the Super Seed range, Borage seed oil works to coax fragile skin back to smooth, glowing strength. It’s a brilliantly effective seed oil. I adore it in my garden, at my table, and on my skin.
Love, Arabella x
Read more about borage oil here.
Read more about the Super Seed range here.