What are Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Berries? Sibu Beauty Has the Answer!
Sibu Beauty is a skincare company that started in 2003 when creator Bruce McMullin found out about the Sea Buckthorn berry from an Ayurvedic specialist in Chinese plants and herbs in Calcutta, India.
The Sea Buckthorn berry is a holy fruit found high in the Himalayas. It’s a resilient fruit that resists the harsh and cold conditions by producing powerful nutrients. It contains over 190 bioactive compounds and is a source of Omega 3, 6 and 9. It also has Omega-7, which is rich in fatty acids which is conducive to healthy skin, hair and nails. Sea Buckthorn berries are all natural, wild-crafted, sustainable, fair trade and gluten-free.
All of Sibu Beauty’s products contain Sea Buckthorn and I recently had a chance to test them out.
Sibu Beauty is 100% natural, cruelty free and are a sustainable green company. They have some certified organic products as well.
Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub is a facial scrub aimed at cleaning pores and removing dead surface cells. The scrub contains Sea Buckthorn and apricots. They call it a gentle scrub but I guess that depends on what you view as gentle.
For me it was medium/gentle. The scrubby bits are larger and feel rougher than say some sugar type scrubs. I was a little worried using this the first time that it would really dry out my skin because I am very prone to dry skin now. But even though it felt a little rough on my skin, it actually didn’t dry it out at all. I scrubbed it around gently for about 30-45 seconds, rinsed and my skin did feel soft. My pores looked better afterwards. I only use scrubs like this 1-2 times per week with my skin since as I mentioned, I get dry patches and am using Renova.
Sea Buckthorn Nourishing Daytime Facial Cream is a lightweight face cream for day. It’s supposed to promote tissue recovery and healing, rejuvinate sun-damaged skin, restore blemished skin, and it works with all skin types.
Love this stuff! This lotion is super light yet feels really moisturizing. It rubs into skin very easily leaving no trace of color behind. It has a very light earthy scent. It really made my skin feel super soft, and I love it. The only thing I wish is…it contained SPF so I didn’t then have to layer that under or over it.
Sea Buckthorn Cleansing Face and Body Bar is a thick soap bar. You can use it on body, but it’s gentle enough for face as well. It has a nice lather and mild scent.
As with most bars of soap, I was worried about using it on my face, lest I wind up with those dreaded dry patches. But I have used it multiple times now with no problem. Leaves my face feeling clean – almost squeaky clean, but not tight or dry. I like it so much for face I haven’t even used it on my body yet!
Sea Buckthorn Clarifying Toner is used to refresh and hydrate your skin with just a couple spritzes. It’s light and non-sticky and helps firm skin for up to 6 hours (they say).
It definitely feels hydrating and cooling on the skin. I used it on clean skin after a shower and under the Daytime Facial Cream and it was nice. I don’t think it’s the kind of thing I feel the *need* to use, but it felt nice either way.
Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil is a topical treatment that comes in a small glass jar. It can be used to help with skin conditions like rosacea, eczema, acne and dermatitis. It comes out yellow and just a dab will do ya. Twice now I have had pimples coming up and I put a dab on it, and the next day they were gone. Good stuff!
Overall: I am really glad I discovered this company because they have some great products. I love that they are cruelty free, sustainable and are natural. As with a lot of natural and/or organic companies though, the prices can be somewhat higher.
Availability: Sibu Beauty.
Pricing: Exfoliating Scrub ($19.95 for 3.3 oz), Facial Lotion ($20.95 for 1 oz), Cleansing Face & Body Bar ($6.95 for one), Clarifying Toner ($24.95 for 3 oz), Seed Oil ($15.95 for 1 ml).
Have you heard of Sibu Beauty? Do you care if your skin products are natural or organic?
Note: Sibu Beauty is cruelty free.