Sea-buckthorn oil is extracted from the fruit and seeds of the Hippophae rhamniodes plant. The plant possesses a number of active ingredients that are commonly used in many cosmetic products to give skin a healthy appearance. It is especially useful in treating dry, flaky or ageing skin due to its unique unsaturated fatty acid composition, which includes, palmitoleic acid (omega-7) and gamma-linolenic acid (omega-6).  It is able to easily pass through the epidermis, softening skin and improving elasticity. The gamma-linoleic acid is converted to prostaglandins, offering protection against infection, allergies and inflammation resulting in anti-ageing and improving the appearance of scars and enhancing wound healing.