Thursday, December 19, 2013

SBT Seabuckthorn Seed Oil vs. Fruit Oil

I've expressed my love for sea buckthorn oil many times on this blog. Today, I wanted to compare SBT Seabuckthorn's *Seed Oil and Fruit Oil to help you decide which would be a better addition to your routine. SBT is a Canadian company who grows their own sea buckthorn plants and turns them into a variety of amazing products. It's all done in Canada! Makes me so proud I tell ya. Now for the comparison...

SBT Seabuckthorn seed oil is a golden yellow colour which can either be taken internally or applied topically. It contains over 70% omega 3 and 6, in a 1:1 ratio, which helps to reduce inflammation, moisturize the skin, lower cholesterol, increase heart health, repair damaged cells and much more. It also contains vitamin e and carotenoids. Carotenoids are important because our body can convert some of it into vitamin A. Vitamin A is a super antioxidant that can help fight off certain types of cancer and heart disease while boosting your immune system. This has a very mild scent and absorbs beautifully into the skin.

SBT Seabuckthorn Fruit oil is a bright orange colour that can definitely stain the skin and clothing. I must admit, when I first used this I looked like an oompa loompa or tan mom....
This oil contains up to 35% omega 7. Omega 7?? You read correctly friends. Omega 7 has been shown to help with cell regeneration (think sun damage, scars, and age), moisturize the skin, manage diabetes and help with weight control. Like the seed oil, it's rich in vitamin e and carotenoids. In addition to all that, it contains phytosterols (cholesterol lowering) and polar lipids (I should know this as an aesthetician but I don't). This has a very strong scent, that lingers just a bit, and takes a little longer to absorb.

SBT Seabuckthorn Seed Oil (left) & Fruit Oil (right)
So basically, both are amazing! I like to mix them together with a little tamanu oil and apply it in the morning. I find that the mixture has helped with acne, scarring from acne, sun damage, and overall skin health. Whether you choose to incorporate one or both into your skin care routine, keep in mind that you can also take them internally for several of the health benefits mentions above. What I especially love, is that they're high in PLANT BASED omegas making them perfect for vegans and vegetarians alike. Most daily omega capsules are gelatin based (aka animal based). Of course you can take straight fish oil, but I appreciate that these don't make me gag.
Available in 3 sizes; 10 ml, 30 ml, and 50 ml. Can be purchased through SBT,, and many health food stores. To find a retailer nearest you, contact them via email or phone, or Twitter.
Which have you or will you be adding to your daily skin care regime or smoothie?
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*Seed oil was sent to me, fruit oil was purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own.


  1. I love seabuckthornseabuckthorn seed oil, it is so good for the skin. I have never come across the fruit oil though. I will have to look out for it x

    1. The fruit oil may be harder to find, try looking in the supplement section of your health food store. xo

  2. These are such wonderful oils. I got a sample recently from Chagrin Valley of a lovely oil that combines Sea Buckthorn Oil, Tamanu Oil, and Jojoba oil. Love it! XO

    1. That Chagrin Valley oil sounds amazing! Glad you're loving sea buckthorn oil as much as me :) xo


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