The borage oil has very interesting properties and comes from a plant that shares the same name. The borage or starflower (Borago officinalis) is a plant that comes from the Boraginaceae family and it is originated in the Mediterranean region and Asia Minor. In the past, this plant was used in traditional Mediterranean cuisine, as my grandmother Maria used to. However, people seldom take advantage of its culinary properties nowadays.
Originally from the Mediterranean region, the borage grows in wet, sun-cure places, it has a velvety appearance and its flowers can last from spring to winter.
The borage can be eaten boiled, fried, or tinned among other culinary techniques. The infusion of borage has diuretic properties while the (ingested) borage oil contracts the effects of cholesterol thanks to the fact that the borage oil is rich in oleic, gamma-linolenic, and palmitic acids.
The borage oil is one of the natural Mediterranean ingredients of Combo Hidra+ serum from Mood Natural Barcelona. It has primrose and olive oils, which are two Mediterranean natural ingredients that have many cosmetic properties.
The borage oil applied to the skin as an active ingredient of natural cosmetic provides emollient and invigorating properties, as well as it helps to regenerate skins that suffer from superficial injuries, eczemas, and little infections. As for beauty benefits, the borage oil provides an intense moisturizing to the skin through its fatty acid. Moreover, it has a regenerative power. In addition to the fact of being rich in omega 3, the borage oil become ideal for moisturizing and regenerating mature skins –especially from menopause– due to the attributes already mentioned.