Here at Belenos Skin Botanique, we think that less is more. We handpick all of our wonderful natural ingredients - and keep them minimal, by only using up to ten ingredients in each product. Every powerful ingredient is selected for its unique properties and therapeutic benefits. We wanted to delve deeper into some of our favourite fruit oils, to give you an insight into why we’ve included them in our amazing organic products.
Borage seed oil comes from the beautiful dainty starflower (named after it’s striking bright blue star-shaped flowers). Borage oil is incredibly hydrating and deeply moisturising - which is why we included it in our luxurious Repair Serum. The rich oil is perfect for dry, dull or damaged skin, helping to restore a natural healthy glow.
Borage oil contains the fatty acid GLA - Gamma Linolenic Acid - which works wonders for the skin. GLA is a type of mega-6 fatty acid, which helps to enhance the skin’s natural barrier. It also has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, helping to improve the appearance of conditions like eczema, rosacea and dry red patches.
Our second wonder ingredient is hemp oil, which contains a myriad of powerful properties. A common misconception is that cannabidiol oil and hemp oil are the same - however, hemp oil is created by cold-pressing hemp seeds, whereas CBD is extracted from the plant.
Hemp oil is lightly moisturising, without being too pore-clogging, heavy or greasy on the surface of your skin, making it ideal for oily skin. Even though this may seem counterintuitive, drying out oily skin causes it to overproduce oil to counteract the dryness - whereas using a light oil like hemp to rehydrate and moisturise then reduces the oil your skin naturally produces. We’ve used powerful hemp oil in our Intensive Elixir, to help lessen conditions like acne and oily spot-prone skin, and to rejuvenate dull fatigued complexions.
Another one of our personal favourites is the magical Maracuja oil, derived from the passion flower plant. This emollient flower oil is packed with plenty of benefits - it’s rich in nutrients like essential fatty acids and natural vitamin C, and it helps to boost collagen to plump and invigorate tired skin.
If you’re intrigued and want to find out more about our favourite plant-powered ingredients, browse through our product descriptions for more details. Our aim is to bring you fresh blends of the very best extracts and oils, keeping our ingredient lists short, simple and natural.