(Borago officinalis L.) contains linolenic (25%) and linoleic (38%) acids, as well as also trans-retinoic acid, vitamins A, E, F.
The distinctive feature of the borage oil is the high content of gamma-linolenic acid. Oil is an indispensable agent for dry and sensitive skin with high disposition to allergic reactions, as gamma-linoleic acid activates the lipid metabolism in the epidermis, activates the synthesis of ceramides and restores the barrier functions of the epidermis, stimulates the activity of skin cells and facilitates skin regeneration. It is easily absorbed and is useful for all skin types, especially for dry, dehydrated and mature skin. Due to the availability of gamma-linolenic acid in oil, the borage oil is useful for various skin disorders, especially for allergies, dermatitis, irritations and inflammations. It is the ingredient for Viva Beauty capsules.
It is used against dry sensitive skin, various skin disorders, especially for allergies, dermatitis, irritations and inflammations.