As many of you have probably already figured out, I am a HUGE beauty junkie. As I have stated in past posts, I have more bath and beauty products than any woman probably has a right to...They have taken up a linen closet, underneath 2 sinks, as well as fill a WHOLE bookshelf. And then there are some randomly scattered throughout the house, hiding in the most unlikely of places at times. So I would definitely call myself a beauty connoisseur of sorts. Just call me the Imelda Marco of "girly" products!
So as you can imagine, I have tried myriads of different products over the years. There was a period, up until my mid-20's, where I didn't pay attention to what went in to the products I put on my face daily. But from about 25 on, I began looking at products that utilize ingredients derived from nature. After all, if you can't pronounce it, it probably shouldn't go on your face. Did you know that many "skin care" products, over time, are actually BAD for your skin? Things like parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, and sodium laurel sulfates are very common additives to beauty products. Don't believe me? I challenge you to go into your bathroom and check 10 labels. I will be SHOCKED if at LEAST 7 out of 10 commonly used products don't contain one or more of these ingredients. I'm not going to get into too much detail about the potential risks of these products. If you'd like to learn more, just Google "Dangerous Skin Care Ingredients." I guarantee, it will be an eye-opening experience!
So now that I am a MONTH away from turning the dreaded 3-0, I am leaning more towards natural skin care products. Not only are they better for the environment due to lack of chemicals and other factors, they are also better for the skin. I have discovered some wonderful products while on my Natural Beauty journey, and I would love to tell you about an AMAZING eco-friendly company that offers superior quality all-natural beauty products: Sibu Beauty.
For those of you who follow fashion or beauty news, Sibu Beauty is a name you're probably familiar with. After all, they are quite a big name in skin care and beauty right now. And for good reason! Sibu's products are unique in the fact that this fair-trade company that utilize the "holy" fruit, Sea Buckthorn. This beneficial plant grows wild in Tibet, and has been long recognized as a potent and effective ingredient for health and beauty treatments.
I had never heard of Sea Buckthorn until I starting seeing Sibu Beauty's name everywhere...So I researched it. Let's just say that Sea Buckthorn is creating a beauty revolution....About 13 centuries in the making!
Here is some more information about this little-known plant in the Western world:
The first written documentation of sea buckthorn dates as early as 13 centuries ago in a Tibetan book of healing arts called Sibu Yi Dian. Nearly a third of its pages are devoted to the revered holy fruit, the sea buckthorn. Its medicinal uses for healing and overall health and beauty have long been legendary. And throughout history, in various parts of the world, the tart, brilliant orange berry has been used to rejuvenate, revitalize and restore, both inside and out.
Sea buckthorn from the Greeks to Genghis Khan Genghis Khan powered his army and their horses on sea buckthorn for stamina and recovery from combat. The botanical name, Hippophae L. is derived from the Greek word "hippo," meaning horse. Sea buckthorn was used to strengthen ancient Greek horses and restore their coats to a brilliant luster. And women throughout the ages have used sea buckthorn to protect them from the ravages of the sun and the elements. Founded on tradition and now based on extensive scientific research, sea buckthorn is one of the biggest functional whole food rediscoveries of the 21st century.
Traditional health-related uses for
the sea buckthorn berry include:
I was lucky enough to get to review a few of these phenomenal products, and I would love to tell you more about them!
Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser
Deep yet gentle cleansing is the foundation of effective facial care at every age. This all-natural balancing facial cleanser gently removes dirt, impurities and make-up while maintaining a healthy balance in your skin without compromising its natural protective nutrients. This lightly exfoliating facial cleanser will leave your face fresh, clean, and perfectly balanced. Your skin will look and feel radiant.
Features and Benefits:
Sea Buckthorn Hydrating Serum
Experience the ultimate in skin hydration. This light, non-oily serum will flood your skin with moisture an help deeply hydrate your face ad next to eliminate the tight, dry feeling caused by dehydration. Infused with vitamins and sea buckthorn extract, this serum fortifies the skin against the aging process and helps repair damage at a cellular level.
Promotes youthful skin tone and texture
Fights age without damaging chemicals
Brightens complexion and evens out skin tone
Helps protect against environmental stress
Naturally stimulates collagen production
All I can say about this serum is WOW. And I am a long-time fan of facial serums. I have tried and loved many. This is no exception! This serum has a light, non-greasy feel, and absorbs into the skin quite rapidly. No film, no residue...Just soft, balanced skin. It also has a crisp citrusy scent that I happen to love. (Yes, I have a bit of an obsession with smell-good-stuff!) I use this serum daily, and have noticed a big reduction in blotchiness and uneven skin tone. My skin appears more even and more "tight" which as we age, is important in maintaining a youthful appearance. Two enthusiastic thumbs up for this wonderful product!
Sea Buckthorn Replenishing Night Cream
Enhance your skin’s nightly natural repair process with this advanced all-natural renewal formula. Designed to protect your skin’s natural lipid barrier and stimulate your natural skin cell renewal cycle, our sea buckthorn night cream will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while helping to noticeably reduce the visible sun damage.
Wake up with intensely hydrated and replenished skin.
Features and Benefits:
Overall, I have absolutely no complaints about these products. They do what they say they'll do, and they do it well. These products are gentle on the skin and luxurious feeling, and I have to say, I have noticed a definite improvement in my overall appearance since I began using these products. I look more refreshed, awake, and my skin has a young, almost dewy appearance.
But the amazing effectiveness of these products is not the only reason I am happy to give my seal of approval to Sibu Beauty. This is also a company with morals and ethics. In their endless endeavor to keep you looking beautiful, they also strive to protect and respect the earthʼs fragile resources. They have implemented processes to use precious natural resources responsibly and with minimal impact on our beloved planet. Sea buckthorn berries are a naturally sustainable resource growing wild at the source in Tibet.
Sibu Beauty's trade practices promote equal and sustainable relationships between their company and the villagers who harvest and process our berries. This includes fair wages, processes that are environmentally sustainable, and healthy, safe working conditions.
Against a backdrop of pristine Himalayan mountain peaks, Tibetan villagers cut a trail through the thick morning fog past ancient monasteries, journeying to the wild groves of sea buckthorn. Just as sea buckthorn berries are revered for their life-giving health properties, they are also venerated as a life sustaining financial resource. Often, entire families work in some capacity in the chain of harvesting and processing. The brief harvest season can provide enough money so that villagers can sustain themselves during the harsh winter months in the Himalayas when resources are scarce. There is an air of celebration to the harvest and processing season. Perhaps itʼs because workers are paid a fair wage the same day as the harvest and processing. To date, these dedicated, hard-working villagers have received consistent salary increases each year. From the harvest to the shelf, Sibu Beauty strives to run a responsible business with reverence for both people and the planet.
Now THAT is beauty from the inside out. That is beauty I can feel GOOD about.
I am pleased to announce that the very generous folks at Sibu Beauty will be offering one of my VERY lucky followers not 1, not 2, but ALL 3 of these fantastic products during my Birthday Bash Celebration. This will be a part of my For Mommy prize package, valued at HUNDREDS of dollars! Stay tuned, because on June 1st, the giveaways will begin!
In the meantime, let me tell you how you can connect with this wonderful company!
HOW TO CONNECT:
You can purchase these and many other wonderful Sea Buckthorn products on the Sibu Beauty website.
You can also follow Sibu Beauty on Facebook and on twitter to be among the first to know about new products and promotions! (FYI: Doing so NOW will put you ahead of the game once my giveaways begin!)
While you're at it, head on over and follow the Sibu Beauty Blog!
***Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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