Borage seed oil is derived from the seeds of the Borago officinalis. Borage oil contains abundant amounts of essential Omega 6 fatty acids (among them - up to 24% gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and up to 39% linoleic acid). Omega 6 fatty acids are essential to sustain healthy skin barrier and hydration. The essential fatty acids from borage have been shown to be one of the most effective agents for the treatment of skin disorders and for the maintenance of healthy skin. The topical application of borage oil has been shown to be very effective in preventing and treating inflammatory conditions and improving skin hydration. Borage oil has excellent skin penetration, it provides long-lasting moisture.