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Komkommerkruidolie (Borago officinalis)

Borago officinalis



Often recommended to calm irritation, borage oil is a moisturising treat for the skin.

Where do we get this oil?

Lush UK purchases borage oil from the United Kingdom. Seeds are planted in April, flowers bloom in July, and harvest occurs in August or September.

With seven manufacturing sites across the globe, this information may vary depending on where your Lush products were made.

What are the benefits of borage oil for the skin?

  • Soothing
  • Moisturising

At a GLA-nce

Borage (also spelt burrage) is a flowering plant, covered with fine white hairs, that grows star-shaped flowers of blue, purple or pink colour. A Mediterranean plant, it is a popular herbal remedy and a fairly common kitchen garden herb. Indeed, the whole plant is edible and its nectar is very appreciated by bees. The oil is pressed from the seeds and is the richest plant source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a compound believed to soothe skin’s inflammation.

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