The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil Discontinued

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil Discontinued


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The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil soothes, nourishes and moisturises skin naturally. This face oil is specially good for dry, sensitive and/or irritated skin.

Why you need it

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil contains 100% pure Borage Seed Oil that is sustainably-sourced, organic and cold-pressed. This soothing and nourishing oil contains an exceptionally high concentration of Gamma-Linolenic acid (GLA), an important Essential Fatty Acid, as well as Linoleic, Oleic, Stearic and Palmitic Acids. Borage Seed Oil offers a calming effect, helps maintain healthy skin and is suited particularly well for dry and/or irritated skin conditions.

Supplied in UV-protective packaging.

Free from:
Water-free, Alcohol-free, Silicone-free, Nut-free, Gluten-free, Cruelty-free, vegan


how to use

Apply a few drops daily or as needed to entire face ideally after water-based treatments.

Key Ingredients

Borage Seed Oil: A rich source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Borage Seed Oil is known for its nourishing and moisturizing properties, which can help with skin dryness and improve its overall texture. Its high GLA content is believed to soothe and calm the skin.


Borago Officinalis Seed Oil


Q: What is Borage Seed Oil?
A: Borage Seed Oil, also known as starflower oil, is derived from the seeds of the borage plant (Borago officinalis). It is rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid that can help maintain healthy skin and reduce inflammation.

Q: What are the benefits of using this oil?
A: Borage Seed Oil is known to moisturize the skin, soothe itchiness and redness, improve skin's barrier function, and provide anti-inflammatory benefits due to its high GLA content.

Q: How do I use The Ordinary's Borage Seed Oil?
A: Apply a few drops daily or as needed to the entire face, ideally after water-based treatments. It can be used in the AM and/or PM.

Q: Can I mix it with other skincare products?
A: Yes, Borage Seed Oil can be mixed with creams or serums to enhance their moisturizing properties or applied on its own.

Q: Is it suitable for all skin types?
A: Generally, yes. However, it is especially beneficial for those with dry, irritated, or sensitive skin.

Q: Will it clog my pores?
A: Borage Seed Oil is considered non-comedogenic.

Q: Can I use it on my body or hair?
A: Yes, Borage Seed Oil can be used on the body to address dryness or irritation. It can also be applied to the hair for added moisture and shine.

Q: Why is it important that the oil is cold-pressed?
A: Cold pressing ensures the oil is extracted without the use of heat, which can degrade the quality and potency of the oil. This method preserves the beneficial properties of the oil.

Q: Does it have a strong scent?
A: Borage Seed Oil has a light, nutty aroma which is usually mild and not overpowering.

Q: Does The Ordinary test on animals?
A: No, The Ordinary is a cruelty-free brand and does not test their products on animals.

Q: How is it different from other oils like rosehip or argan oil?
A: Each oil has its unique profile of fatty acids and benefits. Borage Seed Oil is particularly high in GLA, making it especially beneficial for inflammatory skin conditions and maintaining skin health.

Q: Can I use it if I have a nut allergy?
A: Borage is not a nut; it's a herb. However, if you have concerns about allergies, always conduct a patch test and consult with a healthcare professional.

Q: Does it contain any other ingredients?
A: No, this product contains 100% Pure Borago Officinalis Seed Oil.

Q: Can I use it in combination with retinol or acids?
A: Borage Seed Oil can be beneficial when used in combination with potentially irritating treatments, like retinol or acids, as it can provide soothing and moisturizing benefits. Apply the oil after such treatments.


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