Borage Seed Oil


Plant extracts

Borage Seed Oil description

Non-fragrant, moisturising plant oil that's a rich source of the essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid. Also listed as Borago officinalis extract or oil.

Borage Seed Oil references

  • Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, September 2014, 7S1, S22-S28

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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