THE LAB: Sea Buckthorn, Rosemary and Hemp Seed Oils

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The newest range to the CONTENT fold, AMBRE, is London born and breed. But the ingredients they use are some of the world’s best. Not only will AMBRE leave your skin feeling soft and looking revived, but you can also be ‘content’ in knowing that all products are ethically sourced and as close to plant state as is possible to get in a bottle! We take a look at 3 of our favourite ingredients….


Sea Buckthorn Oil is said to be one of the most revolutionary natural skin care ingredients. It has been used for centuries by women who have wanted to enhance their natural beauty. It is considered to be the ‘”super-food” for skin and is now well recognized across the world for its many benefits.

Sea Buckthorn Oil has multiple benefits in the area of anti-ageing and restorative natural skin care. It contains natural anti oxidants and essential fatty acids which can help to reverse signs of damage – for example the long term effects of sun exposure.  Aside from enhancing natural beauty and also helping to maintain a healthy glow, it can also assist in clearing skin injuries such as wounds, burns and eczema (1), strengthening and improving overall skin tone. The oil can be used for any skin-type, providing long-term anti-inflammatory, healing and revitalizing properties (2).

The high content of fat soluble vitamins (A, E) and nutrients (EFA’s) will continue to make Sea Buckthorn Oil a unique and indispensable ingredient in restoring tired skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, nourishing, and enhancing your natural glow! Because AMBRE use oil from the seed part of the fruit which has been extracted via C02 the oil remains as close to its raw natural state as possible, with all its skin-lovng properties intact. We suggest using AMBRE’s Pumpkin Seed and Kokum Face Cream to enjoy the benefits of Sea Buckthorn Oil.


Rosemary is one of the best-known and most used of aromatic herbs. Rosemary Oil is distilled from the leaves, twigs and flowers of the plant, producing a clean and fresh aroma. This oil is traditionally used in skincare due to its gentle and healing properties. It also stimulates blood circulation and helps relieve  muscular aches and pains. Rosemary also has anti-bacterial properties and can be effective for balancing oily skin, reducing blackheads and spots when used in a natural skincare preparation. Try adding AMBRE’s Invigorating Herb Bath Oil to your daily soak, the rosemary will help to lift your spirits and tone your skin.


Hemp Seed Oil is one of nature’s true super-foods, containing an ideal balance of omega 3 and 6. Hemp Seed Oil is 80% essential fatty acid, the highest amount compared to any other plant. This unique oil is easily penetrated into our skin cells and lubricates the surfaces between them due to its close match to our own skin lipids. Hemp Seed Oil is also high in amino acids and vitamin E, a well-known antioxidant. It is the perfect moisturiser for keeping your skin healthy and well nourished, without clogging your pores. It can also help to improve uneven skin tone and detoxify due to its high anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It will leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and well hydrated. Try AMBRE’s Thirteen Fresh Oils Extra Nourishing Body Moisturiser to nourish and boost skin energy!

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1. Yang B, Kalimo KO, Tahvonen RL, Mattila LM, Katajisto JK, Kallio HP. Effect of dietary supplementation with sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) seed and pulp oils on the fatty acid composition of skin glycerophospholipids of patients with atopic dermatitis. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 2000;10(11):622–630. [PubMed]

2. Gupta A, Kumar R, Pal K, Banerjee PK, Sawhney RC. A preclinical study of the effects of seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) leaf extract on cutaneous wound healing. International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds. 2005;4(2):88–92. [PubMed]