The New It Ingredient: Seaberry

Banish dry skin and eczema with this new discovery


Photo by Ivan Engler

There’s a new It ingredient in town: seaberry (or seabuckthorn), whose oil boasts skin-nourishing antioxidants and omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9. Extracted from a shrub that thrives in the harsh, cold climate of Siberia, the oil has been used for centuries to treat ailments from dry skin and eczema to burns.

Legend has it that its healing powers were revealed in the 13th century, when Mongolian conqueror Genghis Khan freed his severely wounded horses in a seaberry field, only to find them months later, alive and healthy, their recovery attributed to eating the superfruits.

FLARE picks: Fresh Elixir Ancien Face Treatment Oil, $288. Weleda Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion, $27.