According to MindBodyGreen, oil extracted from sea buckthorn berries packs more of the plant’s skin-nourishing components. What differentiates it from the oil derived from the seeds and leaves is its vivid golden-orange color. That’s why although sea buckthorn oil is easily absorbed and can be directly applied to the skin, Dr. Patel advised taking care that it doesn’t stain your towels and bedding (per Shape).

Aside from people with inflammatory conditions like psoriasis and eczema, those whose skin shows signs of aging due to oxidative stress will also benefit from adding sea buckthorn oil to their regimen. Research shows that having excessive free radicals in the body results in oxidative stress, leading the skin to lose its firmness, change its texture, and develop fine lines and dark spots. To combat this, you’d need products that are rich in antioxidants such as flavonoids and vitamins A, C, and E — which sea buckthorn oil has plenty of, as dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Marcus told MindBodyGreen. 

Aside from people with dry and/or mature skin, those with oily skin can also find relief by using pure sea buckthorn oil. Simple Pure Beauty revealed that it has a comedogenic rating of 1, meaning it poses a very low risk of clogging your pores. However, MindBodyGreen cautioned checking the ingredients list of sea buckthorn oil-infused products for other components that may cause breakouts.