The main component in Sibu Beauty's Skincare is the Sea Buckthorn berry. The entire line is engineered around this ancient and accalimed superfruit.
What is so great about the Sea Buckthorn Berry?
I will fully admit that I have not even heard of the Sea Buckthorn until I tried this line by Sibu! Have you heard of it? The Sea Buckthorn is getting a lot of buzz! I mean, even Dr. Oz calls this berry the "New Miracle Berry".
So, what is the scoop? The Sea Buckthorn is packed with protective nutrients such as Vitamins A, C, E, K, minerals, and carotenoids, flavonoids, antioxidants, polyphenols, and phytosterols. To count them all, the amazing superfruit the Sea Buckthorn berry hosts upwards of 19- identified bio-active nutrients! Wow! Of all of the nutrients inside this powerhouse berry, the standout components are the Omega Fatty Acids 3, 6, 7, and 9.
The Sea Buckthorn is specifically a good source for rare Omega 7 Fatty Acids. Omega 7, or Palmitoleic Acid, is hard to find in nature. The Sea Buckthorn is actually the main plant-based source for this nutrient! Omega 7 is a naturally occurring skin nutrient. In healthy skin, Omega 7 helps to neutralize free radicals and aids in the production of collagen, a body function that begins to diminish with age. Omega 7 studies have shown improvement in membrane function, skin and tissue hydration, and enhanced elasticity.
The Skinny on the Sea Buckthorn Berries in Sibu Beauty Skincare:
- All Natural
- Easily Sustainable
- Fair Trade
- Full of Omega 3, 6, 7, & 9
- Natural source of Vitamins A, B, C, & E
- Powerful Antioxidant with 190 Bioactive Nutrients
Now that we know the amazing properties of the Sea Buckthorn Berry. Lets specifically talk about the product that I tried out: the Sea Buckthorn Cleansing Face and Body Bar.
I must admit, I haven't washed my face with a bar soap in years. When I think bar soap, I think "body soap". So, bar soaps are not something that I typically go for when looking to cleanse my face. Well, just go ahead and throw away your preconceived notions of bar soap when thinking of this Sea Buckthorn Cleansing Bar! It is completely unlike any other bar soap that I have tried!
Before diving into my review, here is a little bit of info on my skin. I find it always helps to know a product reviewer's skin type! :) My skin is sensitive and combination: normal-dry in the colder months and normal-oily in the warmer months. I do not have any major issues with breakouts. However, I certainly get the random hormonal breakouts on my chin and the occasional clogged pore. I am in my late 30s. So, I am interested in anti-aging ingredients. Luckily, I do not have any major lines nor wrinkles yet. I am all about prevention!
The Bar Itself:
The bar is a standard-size bar. It carries a citrus-type scent (which, quite frankly, smells exactly like Murphy's Oil Soap to me). It looks as if the bar has little scrubby particles in it. However, when you wash your face, you really do not feel them.
Amazing Lather: Great Cleansing without Over-Drying!
This bar creates the most amazing and thick lather that I have ever seen coming from a bar! The lather is just so rich and creamy! The lather really is a lovely treat! This bar cleanses away dirt and impurities with ease while leaving your skin super soft and hydrated. My skin feels "balanced" after using this bar: it is neither dry nor tight. My skin feels clean and feels soft and somewhat hydrated after cleansing. Very nice indeed! I do feel the very slightest residue on my skin after rinsing. While this bar does not over-dry my skin like a typical facial bar soap, I do find that I need a bit of extra moisturizer after using this. So, I think that this bar in particular might best suit my combination (and currently combo-dry) skin best during the warmer months when my skin is a bit less dry.
I use this bar in the mornings and the evenings. I just splash my face with water and then rub the bar into my hands. Then I apply the rich lather to my face and wash in circular motions. Then I rinse and follow up with my usual skincare products. It seems as if this bar will last a long time! Plus, it retails for only $6.95 which is a phenomenal deal for a facial cleanser!
The Skinny: The Sea Buckthorn Cleansing Bar:
- Refreshes and Hydrates Skin
- Reconditions and Firms Skin
- Rebalances pH Levels
- Helps Retain Natural Moisture
- Leaves Skin Feeling Smooth and Calm
- Helps Restore Youthful Radiance and Clairty
- Contains Natural Astringents
- Inhibits Bacterial Growth
- Revitalizes Skin Cells
- Promotes Tissue Recovery
I realize that with all cleansers, the majority of the great ingredients get rinsed off of your skin. So, I am eager to try more from the Sibu line so that my skin can really reap the benefits of the amazing properties of the Sea Buckthorn Berry. The Sibu line has a whole range of products: from supplements to toners, lotions, and serums. I am certainly intrigued to try more! In the meantime, I am really enjoying this richy lathering and skin conditioning cleansing bar!
Have you heard the buzz with the Sea Buckthorn or Sibu Beauty? If you have tried Sibu Beauty before, I would love to hear your product recommendations!
Thanks for reading!