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Facial Oils – A Beauty Trend That’s Here to Stay

Do you tend to keep your eye out for the latest beauty trends? If so, you’re likely very aware of the facial oils craze that has inundated the skincare and beauty world. Though it may have taken some time to “sink in” that putting oil on your skin is actually a good thing, you’ve probably dipped your toe in the water and tried one or more of the oils out there. Whether you are a DIY’er that concocts your own beauty elixirs in your kitchen or you browse the world wide web for the latest and greatest blend, it’s important to know what you’re getting and how these various oils benefit your skin. News Flash – Facial oils are here to stay!

MindBodyGreen recently published a very informative article that explains which oils are best for which skin type. Click here to read the whole article.

SIBU does Sea Buckthorn, or Sea Berry as we like to call it, and it’s all we do. Keep reading to learn a few key details about the facial oils that are extracted from this little orange berry.

First of all, all Sea Berries are not created equal.  Growing throughout most parts of Asia and Europe, there are several different species of the berry.  Turkestanica ssp. is known to be the most nutrient dense of all species of the berry and is used exclusively in all SIBU products.  Turkestanica Sea Berries grow in the valleys of the Himalayan Mountains at 12,000 to 14,000 feet above sea level.  The high altitude and low oxygen levels – not to mention the extreme climate – produce a berry that has fortified itself in order to survive and thrive for over 13 centuries.  Two different oils are extracted from these “beauty berries”, each one providing unique benefits.  Here are the key things to remember when choosing a Sea Buckthorn oil.

  • Fruit or pulp oil is extracted from the pulp or flesh of the berry and is rich in Omega-7 fatty acids. It is a deep red/orange color due to the plethora of carotenoids that are part of its nutrient profile. This oil is most beneficial if taken internally where the abundance of Omega-7 (palmitoleic acid) supports healthy skin, hair and nails from the inside. Omega-7 helps the skin, our body’s largest organ, to function the way it’s supposed to. It is ok to apply this oil topically, HOWEVER, due to the tint of the oil, you are best to mix only a small amount (1-2 drops) with the Sea Berry Seed Oil or other carrier oil or moisturizer.

  • Seed oil is extracted from the tiny seed of the Sea Berry. It is a beautiful golden color and is ideal for topical application. Omegas 3 and 6 combine with copious amounts of anti-oxidants (Vitamins E and A) to nourish, restore and regenerate the skin. This oil has been used to heal the skin and combat and prevent the signs of age for over a century!
  • SIBU uses only Super Critical CO2 Extraction to extract the oils from the pulp and the seed of the Sea Berry. This is important in insuring that the highest concentration of nutrients is retained in the oils.
  • SIBU oils are 100% Certified USDA Organic.

Knowing the differences mentioned can help you improve your skin both from the outside and from the inside.

  • We recommend ingesting the oil via our Omega-7 Support Soft Gels (which is a blend of Fruit and Seed Oil) or the Omega-7 Blend or Omega-7 Pure Juices. All 3 provide all of the health benefits of Sea Berries’ 190 bioactive compounds including Omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9.
  • Topically, the Sea Berry Seed Oil is a great facial oil for every skin type. Whether you need extra hydration for your dry skin or anti-microbial benefits for your oily, acne prone skin, the Seed Oil can benefit everyone. Apply as an “all over” beauty oil or as a spot treatment on specific areas.

NOW is the time to try facial oils! Whether you stick with one single oil or blend them together for multiple benefits, don’t put off having the beautiful, healthy skin that you deserve.

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Reduce the Premature Signs of Age


Aging is inevitable. The goal should be to look and feel as good as possible regardless of what birthday you’ll celebrate next. I’ve always looked forward to getting older (and wiser hopefully) but I don’t necessarily welcome the extra aches and pains or the “smile” lines I’m noticing around my eyes and mouth. So what can we do to minimize the signs of age that we see in the mirror or feel every morning when we get out of bed? Many of us will sit back and just let it happen. Others will take action!

Reduce Premature Skin Aging

The visible signs of age show up mainly on our skin. Our skin is the largest organ in our body and we do in fact take it for granted much of the time. The damage that we do physically to our skin can cause it to age prematurely. This type of aging due to external forces is called extrinsic aging. This includes, but is not limited to, good ole Mr. Sunshine and all those years we spent basking in its rays as teenagers. Take a look at this great article from the American Academy of Dermatology. It recognizes right off the bat that a large part of HOW & WHY our skin ages is genetic. They call this type of aging intrinsic aging. The article lists 11 ways you can REDUCE premature skin aging. Be sure to note that a few of the items on the list will ALSO help with those morning aches and pains.  Treat your skin like the rock star it is.  Protect it!  Pamper it!  Give it the love you deserve!

Don’t take this whole aging thing lying down.  Break out the sunscreen, commit to eating healthier and take the stairs more often.  We are all going to age. Let’s just do everything we can to look and feel our best while we do it!  Until next time, stay beautiful!

Beauty IS More Than Skin Deep


Here at SIBU, we constantly tout the benefits of taking care of your skin from the inside and the outside. We live and breathe sea berry and the amazing benefits of Omega-7 for WHOLE BODY HEALTH and beauty.

Beauty is defined as the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest).

It’s true that society today places a huge emphasis on external beauty. However, the determination as to what is beautiful is completely subjective and is “in the eye of the beholder”.   Inner beauty that starts with a kind heart and a life filled with gratitude can and will shine through in any crowd.  We are each entitled to define beauty for ourselves and we owe it to ourselves to do the good things for our minds and bodies that will allow us to look AND FEEL our best.

The things we put in and on our bodies make a difference and thankfully there is a lot more attention paid to these things today.  Natural and organic foods and personal care products, vitamins and supplements and getting out and being active can all play a part in how “beautiful” we look and feel.  We love this post by Carlen Altman via freepeople.com. It says so much about the way we should think about beauty. Check out this link and accept Altman’s challenge at the end. We believe that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!

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3 Skin Therapy Home Remedies for Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin then you know what it’s like to deal with skin that easily flares up, and there are many products you have to avoid to prevent redness and itchiness; these highly frustrating symptoms go hand in hand with sensitive skin.

If you use commercial products from your local drugstore, you may want to take a closer look at the label, as most commercial skin care products are teeming with foreign sounding ingredients. These unpronounceable ingredients are usually harmful chemicals and fillers added to products to improve the consistency or extend the life of a product, but they are a sensitive complexion’s worst nightmare.

Even if your skin is not sensitive, you should want to know exactly what you are applying to your precious skin, as more than 60% of everything you apply to your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream. With a sensitive skin, however, what’s going on inside your body is usually reflected on the outside when your skin turns red and feels tender and hot to the touch.

Fortunately, there are a few ways you can soothe your sensitive skin and prevent future flare ups. Keep reading to enjoy calmer and happier skin today!

1. Use Natural Products That Reduce Inflammation

Natural products, free from chemicals, are what every skin needs, especially sensitive skin.

Our products, here at SIBU, are ideal for sensitive skinned individuals as our key ingredient, Sea Berry, has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that not only prevent a flare up, but soothe your skin too if another product has caused an issue for you.

Powerful antioxidant properties means that while our products soothe and heal, they fight free radicals and provide deep nourishment to leave your skin youthful, glowing and perfectly hydrated. Be to check out our 3-Step Clear Skin System – natural skin care for acne prone/sensitive skin

2. Use Lukewarm Water

Again, this is important for all skin types as hot water strips the skin of oils needed to keep your skin hydrated and protected. If your skin is sensitive though, it’s extra important to maintain balanced oil levels to prevent flare ups and irritation. Always use lukewarm to cool water when washing your face, and rinse with cold water for your final rinse to close your pores and tighten your skin.

3. Don’t Over Exfoliate

While exfoliation is important for clear and healthy skin, it only needs to be done once a week, or even once every 2 weeks if your skin is super sensitive. Harsh scrubs can actually scratch the skin and create microscopic tears in the skin, which is the absolute last thing you need if your skin is already sensitive and easily irritated.

Don’t let sensitive skin rule your life, switch to healthier products and follow our tips and your skin will stay happy, soothed and beautiful! Let us know if you have any more tips you’d like to share in the comments!

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6 Therapy Skincare Remedies for Dry Skin And Acne


*Video credit – iamvanessae YouTube channel

Everyone has experienced dry, acne problem skin at some point in their lives. It’s embarrassing and unsightly, and in some cases it can lead to further infection and scarring. Here are the top six home remedies to decrease your risk of dry skin and acne.

1. Drink plenty of water

Yes, you’ve heard it before, but by increasing your water intake, you’ll assist your body in flushing out the toxins that you come into contact with every day. You’ll also hydrate your skin, which will help decrease the risk of acne.

2. Try a honey mask

Honey has natural antibiotic properties – that’s a way of saying it’s nature’s tetracycline. Before you go to the doctor to try a prescription antibiotic, try a natural honey mask. Mix 3 parts honey with 1 part lemon juice after gently cleansing your face, and leave on your skin until dry. Rinse with warm water. (don’t forget the Sea Berry Seed Oil)

3. Increase your fruit and veggie intake

Again, you’ve heard it before. Balancing your diet to include fresh fruits and vegetables will ensure that you’re getting all the vitamins essential for healthy skin. Vitamin A, Vitamin D and Vitamin C are just three of these.

4. Try a Purifying Clay Mask

Clay masks are excellent for drawing impurities out of the pores, and controlling excess sebum in the skin, however some of them can be quite harsh and drying. Our Purifying Clay Mask is gentle enough for all skin, thanks to the addition of our key ingredient; Sea Berry, which has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.

5. Sea Berry Seed oil

Sea berry seed oil is a miracle worker for skin conditions. It’s been proven to help clear up rosacea, acne, dermatitis and eczema. It may be difficult to find in stores, so try a product like SIBU’s Sea Berry Seed Oil.

6. Establish a daily routine

It sounds obvious, but establishing a habit of good skin care is critical to the prevention of acne. Wash your face in the morning using a mild cleanser, then apply a toner and moisturizer. Don’t be afraid to moisturize during the day. Before bed, apply a mask, or at least be sure to remove all makeup from your face. You’ll moisturize overnight with a product like SIBU’s Rejuvenating Night Cream and be fresh faced to begin again in the morning.

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Beautiful, Acne Free Skin with 3 Simple Lifestyle Changes

In an ideal world we’d never have to deal with a blemish again, and we would enjoy clear, acne free skin that stays simply flawless year after year.

Of course, as human beings, this is not realistic, and all sorts of factors can contribute to an annoying acne breakout. These factors may include diet, lifestyle, hormones and genetic factors to name a few.

A mild breakout or random blemish now and then, such as around that time of the month, isn’t unusual, but if you find yourself dealing with more than just the odd pesky pimple, then we urge you to keep reading, because you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence.

Moderate to severe acne can put a real dent in your self esteem, but you’ll be surprised at just how quickly you can start enjoying clearer and happier skin.

Here are some of our top tips for acne free skin that will help to soothe and heal, as well as prevent future breakouts.

1. Say No To Prescription Lotions and Opt For Natural Products Instead

There are loads of prescription lotions that are supposed to heal your problem skin by drying out your blemishes, but unfortunately this is just a temporary fix that can have some nasty side effects, such as redness, itchiness and even rashes.

Our SIBU Sea Berry Seed Oil is 100% organic, and has been the first to help thousands dealing with problematic skin. Even after prescriptions had failed. 

For a long-term solution keep your skin clear with natural products that will balance your oil levels without over-drying your skin, which will only make the problem worse.

Our products here at SIBU are especially wonderful for problematic skin thanks to our key ingredient, namely Sea Buckthorn.

Sea Buckthorn is an unsurpassed source of Omegas 3, 6 and 9, as well as the richest source of the elusive essential fatty acid, Omega 7. This fatty acid is vital for healthy skin, hair and nails, and helps to soothe, treat and prevent breakouts by fighting free radicals and reducing inflammation in the skin.


2. Say No To Antibiotics and Prescription Drugs and Yes To Clean, Fresh Foods

Doctors may be quick to prescribe antibiotics to clear your troubled skin, but again, this is usually just a “quick fix” that won’t last, and there are often side-effects that can affect your health.

Instead, reassess your diet, and ditch all the foods that don’t provide you with any real nutrients. When filling your body with whole fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and grains, you are not only boosting your health, but you are giving your skin the best chance to stay clear and glowing.

Our Omega 7 Pure supplements contains over 190 naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, antioxidants along with omegas 3, 6, 9, & the rare beauty omega, omega 7.

Omega 7 literally feeds your skin the building blocks it needs to be healthy.

3. Say No To Stress and Choose To Breathe

Stress plays a big role in the condition of your skin. When we stress, our body releases a hormone called cortisol, which can produce too much sebum, resulting in nasty breakouts.

If stress is a big part of your life, then try and figure out what exactly is stressing you out and find ways to reduce your stress. Practices like meditation or yoga, or even spending a few minutes doing something you love everyday will not only make a huge improvement on your mental state, your skin will reward you too!

Don’t let acne rule your life. By simply changing your diet, using natural products and lowering your stress levels, you can make a huge difference in the condition of your skin. Don’t hesitate to share your acne free skin results with us!

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What You Should Know About Hyaluronic Acid Benefits For Skin Care and Aging

One of the easiest ways to maintain healthy skin is to moisturize. There are thousands of products on the market that aim to rejuvenate skin and make it appear more youthful by topically increasing the moisture of the skin.

While you may have tried many of these products before, you may not know that one of the best ingredients to use on your skin is Hyaluronic acid.

The thought of putting acid on your skin may sound scary, but you shouldn’t worry – Hyaluronic acid actually works to keep your skin moisturized from the inside out!

Read on to find out how this amazing acid will deliver anti-aging and youthful skin enhancing properties.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is an essential fatty acid that secures moisture and is already present in your skin. It is equally present in connective tissue, epithelial tissue, and neural tissue.

Hyaluronic acid plays an important support role to many areas of the body, but especially to the joints and the skin.

Hyaluronic Acid is very hydrophilic (water loving) and has miraculous water retaining properties.

Just one gram of this powerful skin moistening acid contains up to six liters of water! Hyaluronic acids works to retain water in the skin, helping it to appear more supple, healthy, and youthful.

How Does Hyaluronic Acid Benefit Your Skin And Minimize Aging?

Interestingly, the human body on average has around fifteen grams of Hyaluronic Acid at all times, but as we age, the amount within the skin begins to lessen.

Unfortunately as we get older, our skins moisture begins to drop as a direct result of the drop in the amount of Hyaluronic Acid.

Adding Hyaluronic acid to your beauty regimen can combat this drop in moisture and minimize the effects of aging.

Hyaluronic acid also has additional properties that benefit the skin such as protecting from harmful UVB rays, a major source of skin damage.

How To Use Hyaluronic Acid Serum or Cream As Part of Your Skin Care Regimen

While there are many foods high in hyaluronic acid, and although you can find it in supplements; when it comes to daily skin care routines, topical application is most effective.

Why?

Hyaluronic acid has the ability to permeate the outer layer of the skin, unlike collagen, thus boosting the elasticity and moisture of the skin.

Choose a Hydrating Facial Serum or cream for the most effective source of Hyaluronic Acid and apply it to your skin daily by patting a few drops all over your face and neck before following up with a face cream to lock in moisture.

Let us know if you’ve tried Hyaluronic Acid as part of your skin care routine before and how it’s benefited you. If you haven’t tried it yet, feel free to leave a comment with any questions you may have, we’ll be happy to hear from you.

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4 Tips For Taking Care of The Skin Around Your Eyes

We spend time and money on products that promise to help us achieve that youthful skin we are all after, but an area that often gets neglected is the delicate skin around the eyes.

It’s easy to think of our facial skin as a single unit, but different areas of our face may need different treatment, and the eye area is a great example of this.

The skin under the eyes is extremely thin with very few oil glands, unlike the rest of our face. Fewer oil glands means less hydration and less hydration means a greater susceptibility for fine lines and wrinkles.

The eyes are often a big giveaway of your age so be sure to give them some TLC!

Read on to find out some simple, healthy ways to care for your delicate skin around the eyes.

Hydrate from the Inside Out

The effectiveness of excellent external products will be completely cancelled out if you aren’t filling your body with hydrating and nourishing foods.

Fill up on hydrating fruits and veggies such as cucumber, spinach and strawberries, and be sure to drink at least 2 liters of water a day. This will keep your skin hydrated and your eyes bright and healthy.

Try a Gentle Massage To Stimulate Circulation

Massage is excellent for stimulating circulation, helping to reduce puffiness under the eyes.

Use your ring finger to gently massage the skin under your eyes in small circular motions, applying gentle pressure. Do this for at least 2 minutes, under each eye, anytime your eyes are feeling puffy, or simply anytime you need some “you time” as this is sure to relax you!

Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

The sun is your worst enemy when it comes to fine lines and wrinkles.

Because the eye area has such few oil glands, there is little in the way of protection when exposing your eyes to the harsh UVA and UVB rays.

Be sure to always apply an SPF of at least 30 before heading outdoors, as well as a good pair of sunglasses that will block the UV rays. A hat doesn’t hurt either!

Use a Hydrating, Natural Eye Cream

It’s never too early to start using an eye cream.

Moisturizers are just not enough for the eye area, this area needs a product specially formulated for it.

All our products are formulated with Sea Berry Oil, an Omega 7 fatty acid rich in over a whopping 190 bioactive compounds to provide your skin with excellent benefits.

Our Age Defying Eye Cream contains this holy grail ingredient along with pumpkin seed. This botanical blend works together to beautifully soften, smooth and brighten the under eye area.

Make these tips a regular part of your routine and you are sure to see results!

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Sea Buckthorn Oil is for Acne Prone, Sensitive Skin!

Problematic, acne prone, sensitive, or irritable skin?… SIBU Sea Buckthorn Oil was made for you!

But first, what do SIBU customers have to say?

  • “I’ve come down with acne in my later years and the prescription medication that my Dermatologist prescribed was so drying that I started developing more age line (which I didn’t have before.) I read about this Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil in one of Dr. Gott’s newspaper column and thought I would give it a try. The very first day my pimples started clearing up and by the 5th day it was all gone and my skin looks better than it has in years. Just one drop on each side of my face and a dab on my nose and chin at night after washing my face is all it takes. I just splash tepid water on my face in the morning and that’s all I do. I would recommend this product to anyone having a problem with acne.” – Scott L.
  • “This oil is AMAZING. Seriously, it’s amazing. If you have any red, rough, scaly, dry, peeling, etc patches on your skin, this stuff will do wonders….My dad has chronically red, flaky patches around the eyebrows and this stuff literally soothed them and made them go away over night.” J.J.
  • I am post menopausal and have been plagued with acne breakouts and large pores my whole life. So, believe me when I tell you I would never put oil on my face. I read about Sea Buckthorn oil I decided to give it a try. I am amazed!! I have only used it for about 4 days but already my skin looks good enough to go out without makeup – something I never usually do. My skin looks and feels smoother, my pores are smaller and any pimples I had healed and disappeared.  I would definitely recommend this product (and already have.)”

If you’ve ever said, “I can’t use anything on my skin because its so sensitive” or “Everything I do seems to make my skin worse” or “nothing works on my acne prone skin!”

…SIBU was made for YOU

  • Calms and soothes irritated, sensitive skin (often after one day’s use) so your skin is calm & clear.
  • Helps repair blemished and damaged skin so your complexion is smooth and radiant
  • Natural anti-bacterial and anti-microbial sea buckthorn properties help stop breakouts & diminish acne problem
  • Helps accelerate tissue healing so your skin can quickly recover from breakouts for that night out on the town.
  • Nourishes your skin from the inside out for the critical Omega 7 internal nutritional support. It’s food for your skin.
  • The biggest benefit? Feel good in your own skin again!

Problematic, sensitive skin is all too common, with far too few solutions. I take that back, problem skin is all too common with, far too few solutions that work.

We’ve all been there. We hear about the newest cream, cleanser, or serum, that will finally improve our skin, so we go out and buy this new miracle product with our hopes high, only to repeat the viciously endless cycle.

Buy. Try. Repeat. Buy. Try. Repeat.…… Sound familiar?

You start to wonder, will anything ever help my skin?

You’re not alone. Skin care sales are expected to rise to $121 billion by the year 2016 according to Statista.com. Let that sink in a bit, $121 billion!
Yet, a study commissioned by Dove reported that over 90% of women are unhappy with their appearance.

Do you see anything wrong with this picture?

It’s not a shortage of selection, that’s for sure. Just take a stroll into any store with a decent skin care section.

With so many choices, you’ll be forever lost in trial and error trying to find the right product for your skin. Back to that old rut again……. Buy. Try. Repeat. Buy. Try. Repeat.

Wouldn’t it be great to find a product you can count on?

Why not go for something with a proven track record? More than just a typical testimonial that says, “it’s a great product”.

I’m talking time tested solutions. Solutions that have been used as far back as 1,300 years! Think about it, anything that stands the test of time will all have one thing in common. It works!

Why else would it be passed down generation after generation?

The elusive Sea Berry (sea buckthorn) is one of those few that have passed the test.

Referenced in various ancient medical texts, the most well-known, the Sibu Yidian dedicates an entire 13 chapters to this little berry and all its health & beauty benefits. (It’s how SIBU’s name came to be!)

There are various types, but only one measures with the highest overall nutritional values. It’s called Turkestanica. So in a world full of products that are all hype and no results, what are we to do? Simple, look for skin care with a proven track record.