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Borage Oil

By New You Editorial
Posted On Sep 12, 2013

New You Beauty Tip: Try a new kind of oil for hydrated, youthful-looking skin.

There’s a new star rising in the beauty world. The borage plant, commonly known as the ‘starflower’, produces a valuable oil from its seeds. The benefit from this precious oil is that it is the richest known source of the essential fatty acid gamma, linolenic acid (GLA). Not only is borage oil useful when taken internally, but there is substantial evidence that shows it is beneficial when applied topically to the skin. Borage oil plays a vital role in revitalizing the intracellular moisture barrier of the skin. A recent study found that women who applied the oil to the skin directly, noticed greater hydration, less skin irritations, and a youthful glow. The essential oil is readily available in capsule form at most health stores. After cleansing, apply a few drops to your face to restore moisture, elasticity, and improve overall appearance.