When I spoke to Spa Heroes founder Jeannie Jarnot, we started talking about her top antiaging “hero ingredients” for the skin. She mentioned three: vitamin C, peptides, and sea buckthorn oil, which was a new one to me.
Vitamin C has antioxidant properties: it fights the free radicals that cause the signs of aging. It also protects the skin against harmful UV rays and boosts cell turnover. Peptides like neuropeptides and pentapeptide-3, 4, 5 smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Neuropeptides also boost cell turnover and hydrate the skin, while pentapeptide-3, 4, 5 is an antioxidant.
Sea buckthorn oil, which I’d ever heard of, is not widely known ingredient, said Jarnot. She said she likes to combine it with rose oil. Sea buckthorn oil has anti-inflammatory properties, so it really helps with healing. It also boosts collagen production and fades sun and age spots. “Its an incredibly potent topical oil,” Jarnot said. A quick Google search found Sibu Beauty, a company whose skincare line is based on sea buckthorn oil.
Vitamin C, peptides, and sea buckthorn oil are three very different ingredients, so Jarnot said she likes products that combine them.
For the body, Jarnot recommends products that contain coconut and avocado oils t0 nourish the skin and boost elasticity. She mentioned that avocado oil is one of the main ingredients of October’s Spa Hero product, Arctic Berry Cloud Milk Cream by Red Flower. Jarnot said that in addition to your hands, you can use the cream on your chest and décolleté, and even on your breasts to boost collagen. You can also use it your feet, which are often overlooked. And yes, you can use it on your face, too.
Have you ever heard of sea buckthorn oil or tried products from Sibu Beauty? If so, tell me if you liked the results!