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Health & Beauty Benefits of Sea Berry; From the Inside and the Outside

Sea Berry is by definition the astringent edible orange berry of the sea buckthorn [bush or shrub]. Not surprisingly, there is a lot more to it than that. With a nutrient profile consisting of over 190 bioactive compounds, sea berry contains amino acids, vitamins B1, B2, K, C, A, E, and folic acid, over 60 antioxidants, at least 20 minerals, and healthy fatty acids. This super fruit is full of carotenoids, xanthophylls, phenolics, and flavanoids. It’s an absolute powerhouse of nutrients!

With so much to offer, how is this little “miracle berry” best used to your advantage? There are many beneficial herbs and botanicals out there but HOW you use them can determine the benefits. Anti-oxidants can be especially tricky in regards to getting the most out of what they offer. Sea berry is unique in that it provides powerful benefits both internally and topically. Let’s break it down.

Sea Buckthorn Supplements

Sea Berry is VERY tart and astringent! It’s definitely not the “pop a handful of berries in your mouth for a snack” kind of berry. A sea berry juice or soft gel supplement are the most common ways to get your daily dose. Here are some of the key benefits to ingesting sea berry.

  • Sea berry contains all of the key fatty acids – omegas 3, 6, 9 and the elusive omega 7. It is, in fact, the world’s richest plant-based source of omega 7. Though the oil extracted from the seed of the berry does contain a small amount of omega 7, it’s the pulp or fruit and the oil extracted from it that has the most internally beneficial amounts of omega 7 (palmitoleic acid). This monounsaturated fatty acid benefits and supports the cardiovascular system, the digestive and urogenital tracks, the mucosal membranes of the body and promotes skin, hair and nail health.
  • There is at least 10x the amount of vitamin C in a sea berry as there is in an orange; making it ideal to boost your immune system. Vitamin C also plays a key role in boosting collagen production in the skin.
  • The anti-oxidants in sea berry neutralize free radicals and help prevent damage on a cellular level. High potency and the bioavailability of the anti-oxidants make all the difference. Sea Berry wins in both categories here!
  • The high amount of omega 7 found in sea berry also plays a key roll in helping to support metabolic function. Though not a weight loss product, omega 7 (palmitoleic acid) has been shown in studies to reduce insulin resistance and counter the risk factors that are responsible for metabolic syndrome. Click here for more information.

Whether you choose to drink sea berry juice or take a sea berry oil soft gel, you will see a noticeable difference in how you look and feel with continued ingestion.

*Pro Tip – if the straight puree is a bit tart for your taste, try blending it with your morning smoothie or mixing it with your favorite cocktail.

Sea Buckthorn Skincare

So how can sea berry help you look better from the outside? Earlier, I mentioned the oil extracted from the seeds of the sea berry. This “magical” golden oil is rich in vitamins A & E, omega 3 fatty acids and a plethora of anti-oxidants. It does have internal benefits but it’s on the outside that it really takes center stage. Check out the list of benefits:

  • Hydrates and nourishes the skin
  • Naturally anti-microbial and anti-bacterial
  • Reduces redness and calms irritation *Pro Tip – Applying as a spot treatment on areas of rosacea, eczema or even acne can help relieve dryness, inflammation and irritation
  • Extremely healing when applied to minor cuts or burns – including minor sunburn, and can help reduce the appearance of scarring due to its restorative and regenerative properties
  • Effective anti-aging treatment that has been used throughout Asia and India for centuries. *Pro Tip – Apply daily as an all-over beauty oil to reduce fine lines and also help lessen the appearance of visible sun damage.

Sea Berry seed oil by itself is a very effective beauty oil. You will also find it as a key ingredient in a variety of creams, serums and body and hair care products.

If you’re looking for a natural ingredient that can truly make a difference in your health and beauty from the inside and the outside, give the little orange sea berry a try.

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Can Sea Buckthorn Help Skin Stay Young?

There are numerous skin care products on the market aimed at retaining or regaining the skin’s youthful glow. But, many of these products are riddled with chemicals and other ingredients that can actually damage the skin even more. Sea buckthorn products are different, however, because the natural components actually help the skin to heal itself. Here’s what you need to know about sea buckthorn  and how it helps with anti-aging.

Omega-7 Fatty Acids

Omega-7 fatty acids are more abundant in sea buckthorn than in any other plant source. This fatty acid is an important contributor in tissue regeneration, which is what keeps skin healthy. The Omega-7 fatty acids found in a sea buckthorn supplement increase collagen production, which is not only good for the skin, but helps with hair and nail growth and health as well. A healthy amount of collagen in the skin reduces fine lines and wrinkles and keeps the skin looking youthful.

Anti-Oxidants

Sea buckthorn also contains numerous anti-oxidants like vitamin E, beta-carotene, and vitamins A and C. These antioxidants are vital in preventing inflammation and reducing or preventing acne breakouts that can leave the skin irreparably scarred and damaged. They also prevent skin dryness so that it’s more difficult for wrinkles to form.

Skin Ailment Treatment

One reason skin ages prematurely is because of the stress placed on it not only from the elements of sun and wind, but from skin conditions as well. Sea buckthorn has shown promising results when used to treat skin ailments like psoriasis, acne, rosacea, burns, and wounds. This is because flavanoids, palmitoleic acid, and high vitamin concentration are all present in sea buckthorn. These components all work together to reduce inflammation and help the skin heal naturally.

Additional Health Benefits

In addition to healthier skin, nails, and hair, sea buckthorn supplements can help in other ways as well. The nutrients in sea buckthorn help sustain energy levels and improve overall cellular health so you’ll feel better as  you age. Joint health is supported making it easier to be active as you age. Other symptoms of aging that generally cause aches and pains are diminished because of the anti-inflammatory effects of sea buckthorn oil.

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The Benefits of Sea Buckthorn Oil in Skin Care

For over 1,300 years, people in Tibet have used the revered sea berry, or sea buckthorn berry, for a variety of skin care techniques and traditional medicines. This small golden berry grows in the high Himalayan mountains, 12,000 feet above sea level, and stores a range of Omega fatty acids and other nutrients inside its delicate core. When this amazing ingredient is harnessed to make natural skincare products, the sea berry’s range of compounds provides soothing and health-boosting facial benefits.

Cleanse and Diminish Acne

Sea berry oil products are gentle and nourishing, which will help acne-prone skin. When you don’t properly cleanse and exfoliate your face, oils, dirt, and dead skin cells can build up on the surface of the skin. These can then get into your pores causing blockages that manifest as pimples or cystic acne. When you get into a gentle cleansing routine with products that won’t irritate your skin as they cleanse, you will avoid perpetuating the cycle of acne breakouts.

Aid Skin Hydration

The ancient Tibetan medical text, Sibu Yi Dian, details a variety of health benefits derived from these tiny and hardy sea berries. Omega 7 is an important fatty acid for your skin. When you use sea berry oil both to cleanse and hydrate your skin as well as ingesting via supplements you will not only get the benefits of Omega 7, but Omegas 3, 6, and 9 to boot. This four-part boost of fatty acids will help boost your skin’s collagen production and support its overall health from the inside and the outside. When your skin is properly hydrated, the signs of premature aging, a.k.a fine lines and wrinkles, will be diminished.

Keep Skin Healthy and Youthful

When you address the variety of causes at the root of skin aging and damage, like dead skin cell build-up, dryness, and nutrient deficiency, you tackle a range of skin problems at the source. The revered and ancient ingredient sea berry provides the nutrients that your skin needs in all stages of the cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating process.

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Choosing the Right Sea Berry Products for Oily Skin

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Sea buckthorn, also known as sea berry, comes from the seeds and berries of the sea buckthorn plant. Although it’s been used for thousands of years, it’s only recently come into prominence in the United States since it’s native to Europe and Asia. It provides a wide range of benefits to the skin, digestive system, and overall health. If you’re struggling with oily skin, here’s what you need to know about this amazing plant.

How to Take Sea Buckthorn

There are 3 basic ways to take sea buckthorn:

  • Oil: Sea buckthorn oils let you make use of the plant in its purest form. They can be taken internally or used topically, although it can be inconvenient if you want to treat a relatively large section of skin.
  • Lotions and creams: These make using sea buckthorn oil more convenient if you want to use it topically. In addition, the lotions may have additional ingredients that can help address your skin issues.
  • Soft gel capsules: If you find you don’t enjoy the taste of sea berry oil on its own, you can simply take a soft gel instead. This is a good way to take the oil for overall health, and it can do wonders for oily skin.

Berries vs. Seeds

One of the important things to realize when working with sea buckthorn is that it actually provides 2 very different types of oils. One type of oil is taken from the berry or pulp, while the other is taken from the seeds inside the berry. While both are effective at promoting overall health, the main benefits of seed oil are external: helping to repair the skin, accelerate the healing process, and helping to eliminate the symptoms of various skin conditions such as acne, rosace, dry skin, and sensitive skin. Berry or fruit oil, on the other hand, has more internal skin benefits. The berry oil is where all of the omega 7 nutrition is found. Omega 7 is the rare fatty acid that’s been shown to provide key building blocks for healthy skin internally. It’s literally feeding your body the nutrients it needs to produce healthy skin from the inside-out.
Seed oil provides more topical benefits for the skin.  It is useful for improving a wide range of skin conditions from acne to eczema.

Sea Berries for Oily Skin

Sea berries have been shown to reduce oily skin by as much as 45%. You’ll often start to see improvement within the first few weeks. As an added bonus, sea berry seed oil won’t dry out your skin like many commercial chemical products designed to treat oily skin. Sea berry seed oil is a natural moisturizer that nourishes and repairs the skin while also providing anti-bacterial properties that can help keep acne under control. Your oily skin needs a balance of hydration and sea berry oils are just the thing to help you achieve it.

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Stuff the Stockings with SIBU

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!
Merry Christmas!

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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.

SIBU Miracle Stick for Dry Damaged Skin

Fast relief & baby soft skin! Use SIBU Miracle Stick to bring relief to sunburn, windburn, cracked heals and cuticles, rashes, eczema, minor cuts and wounds or insect bites. Free of parabens, sulfates and artificial or synthetic ingredients, SIBU’s Miracle stick is formulated with organic sea buckthorn oils along with other healing oils and butters in an organic coconut oil base.

  • Easy to apply, glide-on stick
  • Super therapy for damaged skin
  • Helps dry skin, cracked heels, knees, & elbows
  • Helps dry cuticiles
  • Relief from sunburn, windburn, and insect bites

Click here to order your very own SIBU miracle Stick!

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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!

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How to Use Sea Buckthorn Supplements and Oil Capsules

Sea buckthorn

The field of nutrition, healthy lifestyles, and supplements is constantly evolving. There are many factors that go into the nutritional choices you should make, and it is important to make sure you are getting the proper nutrients for good health. One common area that many people in this day and age are lacking is the omega category. There are different types of omegas, and they each have a unique and important function in your health. Read on to learn more about omegas, supplements that can get you the right nutrients, and why you should consider a sea buckthorn supplement.

Supplement Options

There are many different supplements on the market that contain omegas, but that doesn’t mean they are all created equal. There are various sources of omegas, including fish, soy, nuts, and oils. One of the best available sources of omegas are sea buckthorn products, since they contain Omega 3, 6, 7, and 9. A popular form of this product is a softgel capsule, since you don’t have to taste the oil or use a dropper like you would in its pure oil form. It is important to make sure your supplements come from reputable brands and sources, and a 1000mg softgel, or 2 of our soft gels is often recommended for a daily dose.

Benefits of Sea Buckthorn Supplements

Omegas in general, and sea buckthorn products specifically, have many health benefits. They are linked to healthy skin, hair, and nails, so people often take them as part of their beauty regimen. They also help lubricate eyes and joints while decreasing inflammation. They are important for stomach health, since they prevent ulcers and heal stomach problems. They are linked to anti-aging and anti-acne skin benefits, and can help prevent liver damage. Like any supplement, you should consult with your doctor before use, but sea buckthorn oil capsules are used by the general population to great success without negative side effects.

The Battle Against Dry Skin


Does your skin feel like it’s one size too small? Do you battle to keep it looking and feeling its best?

Hydrated, healthy skin is the goal and knowing how to make that happen is the key to victory. A proper skincare regimen, a healthy diet, regular exercise and a little “self love” can make your dry skin much more manageable. For my skincare recommendations, read on!

Dry Skin Regimen

Cleanse – “Clean skin is happy skin!”

Cleansing the skin to remove excess dirt and makeup is key to allowing the skin to breath and recover. I recommend SIBU Polishing Facial Cleanser. The bonus of jojoba oil beads for very gentle exfoliation helps remove surface dead skin cells and leaves the skin softer and smoother. Be sure to use lukewarm or room temperature water as hot water can cause the skin to feel tight and dry.

Toner – “To tone or not to tone?”

The right toner can do wonders for dry skin. Spritzing on a hydrating toner can leave the skin feeling refreshed and toned. That little bit of extra hydration will also allow your serum, facial oil or lotion to absorb more effectively in to the skin.

Serums & Facial Oils – “Worth the time and the price!”

A dry skin tends to show the signs of age a bit sooner than other skin types. Like a dried out riverbed, surface lines can be much more noticeable when there is a lack of moisture. Don’t be defined by your skin type! A little extra care can leave your skin looking and felling its’ best.  Serums and facial oils filled with skin loving nutrients and deep penetrating Hyaluronic acid can prevent your skin from giving away your age. These special treatments should be applied before your regular face cream or lotion. Try Hydrating Face Serum or our #1 selling Sea Berry Seed Oil to give your skin the love it deserves.

Moisturizer – “The star of the show!”

A good face cream is the star player in any skincare routine. It should do more than just feel good on your skin. SIBU Nourishing Face Cream utilizes organic sea buckthorn seed oil, meadow foam oil, aloe vera & shea butter to strengthen the skins’ natural lipid barrier, solving the problem mentioned above! With a healthy lipid barrier in place, your skin can retain its’ natural moisture and feel comfortable and look better every day. *Bonus – makeup goes on smooth and looks fresh all day long.

 

Of course all of us are different and we’re each willing to commit on different levels to a skincare routine. Your individual needs should be the determining factor. You may want to add an eye cream for the delicate skin around the eyes or a night cream for more intense hydration & repair while you rest from your daily cares. Your routine should be as individual as you are.

Omega 7 Supplements – “A supplement for my skin?”

If there is one thing that I would recommend for EVERYONE, it would be a sea buckthorn supplement. Sea buckthorn is the world’s richest source of Omega-7  and contains over 190 bioactive nutrients for whole body health and beauty. It works from the INSIDE to hydrate your skin and can really be the game changer in your victory over dry skin!