“Having flawless skin is part of my job and I’m so happy to tell you that my skin has never looked better since using SIBU exclusively. The Hydrating Serum is proving to be a major winner in my skincare routine, my skin feels extra smooth and hydrated with this superpower serum” – Emma J. Purvey
Be sure to check her out on Instagram @emmaukny – Thanks Emma!
Meet Emma J. Purvey, as the title say, a NY model, actress and beauty blogger!
Emma J Purvey is a New York based model and actress. Emma created Beauty Essentials after being interviewed about the skincare she uses. Emma’s approach to beauty is from the inside out and in sync with SIBU’s philosophy.
Emma’s work includes Fuji TV, Japan; Y-Net Israel; Fashion TV, Miami; E-Entertainment. Acting includes Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice with the Oxford Shakespeare company, Big Dogs directed by Matthew Penn.
Guess what?!… We’ve teamed up with Emma & she’ll be sharing how she uses SIBU products to keep her skin photo-shoot ready and glowing at all times! Stay tuned!
Be sure to follow her on Instagram @emmaukny – Hope you had a great flight & an even greater time with your mum!
Empowerment and equal treatment of women are central tenets to Sibu’s business and culture and also the harvesting and propagation of our prized botanical around the world. This notion is also a necessary key to improving the culture we live in and that of the entire world.
From day-1, women have been an integral part of our operation.
The majority of people doing the hand-harvesting of our berries in the Tibetan cultural part of the Indian Himalayas, organized by a local co-operative that SIBU helped put in place, are local women. This work is ideal for local women because they can harvest as much or as little as they have time to harvest and are paid by the weight of the product they bring to our local processing stations. It is an empowering kind of job that rewards them the same as the men and allows them to supplement their household income when and where it is most convenient.
This operation SIBU arranged earned an in-person Thank You and acknowledgment by the Dalai Lama himself. (One location that he lives part of the time is a stone’s throw from some of the wild sea buckthorn groves we harvest from in an area called Shey.)
SIBU would like to recognize some of the great female influencers of our time that helped the world recognize a need for gender equality. A few of these include:
Billie Jean King
Susan B. Anthony
J. K. Rowling
millions and millions more…
We have far to go to realize the equality these thought leaders foresaw and continue to strive for in our world. SIBU supports such leaders and believes their vision will help make this a better world.
STOP letting the date on your driver’s license define you! Regardless of your age, there is no better time to embrace your true beauty – from the outside and from the inside. It’s time to love the skin you’re in right now!
As a society, we go through cycles of being “image obsessed” and wanting to stay 29 forever to the other extreme of letting “nature take its course”. No matter the decade you currently reside in, the most important thing you can do is cultivate a positive image of who you are today. Everyday Health suggests several tips on how we can look our best.
Don’t waste your precious energy or time worrying about how you looked or felt 5 or even 10 years ago. Think about how you look and feel TODAY and what you can do to look and feel your best NOW. After all, look good, feel good and feel good, look good. It goes both ways! Here’s my list of tips for making the best of what you’ve got EVERY DAY.
Sea buckthorn is a super fruit packed with over 190 bioactive compounds including omega fatty acids 3, 6, 7 and 9, over 60 anti-oxidants, vitamins, trace minerals, flavonoids, carotenoids and more.
Sea buckthorn is the worlds’ richest source of omega 7 which supports healthy function of many of the key systems of the body including cardiovascular, digestive, urogenital, and metabolic. It is also the key building block for healthy skin, hair and nails from the inside.
TRY SIBU’S OMEGA-7 PURE! One ounce a day as a straight shot or blended in to your favorite morning smoothie will boost both health and beauty!Exercise regularly
There are 5 food groups and more healthy options than you can possibly count. Get creative and DON’T DEPRIVE YOURSELF! Eat so that when you really want that chocolate chip cookie it doesn’t become a deal breaker. (hint: If your body is getting what it needs from healthy sources, you are less likely to crave that cookie.)
Drink plenty of water
There is controversy over the actual benefits that drinking a minimum of 64 oz of water/day can have on the skin. This article from the University of Wisconsin Madison explains very well the importance of staying hydrated – and it’s about more than just the skin.
Not only does a smile increase your “face” value, it positively affects everyone around you AND it can boost your health!
Some of you may have been blessed with amazing genetics and you don’t really have to do anything to have great looking skin. The rest of us however do have to put forth a bit of effort. That effort, if focused in the right areas and combined with all of the above, can really pay off. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind.
WASH YOUR FACE EVERY NIGHT BEFORE YOU GO TO BED!
Ok, I’ve gotten that off my chest. Our skin is exposed to so much during the course of our day and it deserves a nice, clean restful state to recover and prepare for what’s up next. A gentle gel cleanser or even a nourishing bar soap like SIBU’s Cleansing Face & Body Bar will remove the dirt, oil and impurities that collect on the skin throughout the day. Lather up before bed and your skin will thank you in the morning!
Skincare doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective
Maybe you’re in to the 10 step skincare routine – good for you! But maybe you prefer minimalism. It’s ok! The key is to find a routine that you can commit to and that fits in to your lifestyle. Taking care of your skin should be all about self love – cue the bubble bath and candles – and doing something that makes you feel (and look) better.
The skincare MINIMUM
Cleanse (we’ve already talked about this)
Hydrate: A good daytime face cream like SIBU’s Nourishing Face Cream can be used morning and night. This light-weight face lotion does a lot more than leave your skin looking and feeling great. Daily use will strengthen your skins natural ability to retain needed moisture. When the skins’ lipid barrier is strong, the skin stays looking and feeling good all day long.
The skincare “I WANT / NEED MORE” – If you are concerned with the signs of age that are creeping in around the corners of your eyes or the dark spots that tell tales of younger days in the sun, you might want to get onboard with adding a few key steps to your routine. Here are some suggestions:
Facial Serum: a serum is a lightweight moisturizer that penetrates deeper to deliver active ingredients to your skin. SIBU’s Hydrating Face Serum has Hyaluronic acid for that deep hydration and sea buckthorn fruit extract to provide vitamin C to brighten the skin and to help boost collagen production.
Night Cream: if your skin is dry and seems to be getting drier as you get a bit older, a night cream is the way to go. Night creams are richer in texture and provide benefits even beyond hydration. Rejuvenating Night Cream enhances your skin’s nightly natural repair process. Infused with cruciferous (plant) ingredients, it stimulates the skins natural cell renewal cycle. The skins ability to retain moisture is strengthened, fine lines and wrinkles appear smoother and visible sun damage is reduced with nightly use. Just like SIBU’s Nourishing Face Cream, the Rejuvenating Night Cream can be used both day and night if your skin needs extra hydration.
Eye Cream: The skin around our eyes is thinner and more delicate than they rest of our skin. Applying a specific eye cream to the eye area morning and night can help reduce the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles in this area. SIBU Age Defying Eye Cream has sea berry and pumpkin seed oils to hydrate and firm the skin. Cruciferous (plant) ingredients go to work to lessen the appearance of dark circles and reduce under-eye puffiness. A little goes a long way with eye cream and you want to be sure and always use a gentle touch so as not to over manipulate this more delicate skin.
Facial Oils: I saved the best for last! A good, quality facial oil can be a game-changer in the way your skin looks and feels. There are a lot to choose from out there and we suggest you always look for quality, unadulterated ingredients to get the most bang for your buck. Sea Berry Seed Oil has been used for centuries as a beauty and healing oil. Packed with vitamin E and omega 3 fatty acids, this golden “miracle oil” helps reduced the signs of visible sun damage and fine lines and wrinkles. Be sure to use facial oils before lotions or creams and after lighter weight serums. I might also suggest alternating am / pm use with your serum.
So there you have it! You need to feel good to look good, and you need to look good to feel good. It is possible and it’s all about YOU – right now! At the risk of sounding cliché, enjoy the journey, YOUR journey and love every part of it (wrinkles and all)!
Who wouldn’t love a little SIBU surprise in their Christmas stocking this year?! Give the gift of beautiful skin and whole body health this Holiday season with SIBU skincare and supplements. Here’s a quick list to make stuffing the stockings a bit easier this year…
*Cleansing Face & Body Bar– If you have skin (or a teenager in your house) you need this bar soap! Made with Sea Berry and gluten-free oatmeal, it nourishes the skin while it removes the dirt, excess oils and makeup that build up on our skin each day.
*Sea Berry Seed Oil – This is your skins’ SUPER HERO! Whether you have dry skin, or you are concerned about the signs of age or even if you have breakout that you’d like to get under control, this is the product for you (or the one you love!)
*Nourishing Face Cream– Perfectly hydrated skin is a gift we would all love to get! Sea Berry oil, aloe, meadow foam oil and shae butter all combine to strengthen your skins natural ability to retain moisture. This one is light weight, smells great and will even please the “I don’t use a moisturizer” guy on your list.
*Moisturizing Body Cream– This body cream is a favorite of anyone who’s ever tried it! The smell is perfect; not too much and citrusy fresh. It will leave your dry winter skin happy as Santa on a beach in the Bahamas!
*Miracle Stick– Just recently re-released as part of the SIBU line, Miracle Stick is a must-have for everyone on your list! Whether you winter on the ski slopes or on a beautiful sunny beach, this easy-to-use stick needs to be in your bag. It is SUPER THERAPY for dry or damaged skin and will heal and soothe windburn, sunburn, cracked heels or cuticles, eczema or any type of rash or irritated skin. Oh and did I mention it’s ALL NATURAL?!
*Omega-7 Support Soft Gels– Give the gift of healthy skin, hair and nails! SIBU does beauty from the INSIDE and from the outside. Two soft gels a day provides all of the power of Sea Berry and its 190 bioactive nutrients including Omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9.
So there you have it! Don’t wait until the last minute to “stuff” the stockings. Go to https://sibu.com/
and “Spin” for Great Skin on our Holiday Wheel of Deals. Get the gifts you (and everyone on your list) want and get a great deal too!