Properties: skin-soothing, emollient, antioxidant, moisturizing
Borage, also known as star-flower because of its star-shaped flowers, is another superhero amongst beneficial plants. It is the highest known source of Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA). GLA is one of the essential fatty acids that are necessary for our living but are not made by our bodies. Our body converts gamma linolenic acid to substances that reduce inflammation and cell growth. That’s why Borage Oil is one of the best anti-ageing natural ingredients for your skin.
In addition, Borage Oil is moisturizing and skin-soothing. This makes it a great oil for sensitive and dry skin.
Did you know?
Flowers and leaves of borage are edible. Flowers have sweet, honey-like taste and are used in cake decorations. And leaves have cucumber-like aroma and are great in soups, sauces and teas.