This top selling lotion has a 10 year history of successful sales. It has been clinically tested (on people) and proven to offer real relief for sufferers of dry, red and itchy skin.
Many people have dry skin that just won't go away and isn't relieved with traditional moisturizers. This is why we've created ShiKai Borage Therapy. These products have an ingredient so effective, it's been proven in medical journals again and again. In other words, it really works.
Borage oil, extracted from the seeds of the borage plant, is a natural source of gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), an important OMEGA-6 fatty acid which is required for healthy skin cell membranes. Without sufficient GLA, cells can't retain enough moisture. This can result in dry skin and other chronic skin problems. Borage oil penetrates deep, delivering GLA and its benefits directly to the cells. As a result, skin retains more moisture and is healthier.
Borage, (borago officinalis) is a wildflower commonly called the "starflower". It is a relatively large plant (1.5 ft. tall) with star shaped bright blue flowers and is found wild in almost all parts of the world. It is a well known herb that has been recognized and used for over 1500 years.
The Roman historian, Pliny, writes of the virtues of borage, and it is suspected that borage leaves, steeped in wine, were the mysterious Nepenthe elixir that Homer writes of which causes absolute forgetfulness when drunk. In the middle ages, borage leaves were commonly brewed into a medicinal tea.
Today, the borage plant is grown and harvested not for its leaves and stems, but rather for the very valuable oil found in its seeds - borage oil. The great value of this oil is that it is the richest known source (24%) of an essential fatty acid called gamma- linolenic acid (GLA).