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There are all sorts of exotic ingredients that companies put into their luxury skincare products. One company, Sibu Beauty has a key ingredient that I really like: Sea buckthorn. There are two different types, but extract is made from the bright, orange berries. These have an impressive amount of antioxidant and nutrient properties. Sea buckthorn is one of the only foods available that contains the fatty acid, Omega 7, or Palmitoleic acid, (beneficial for the health of skin, hair and nails. They also contain beta carotene, flavonoids, and over 190 bio-active compounds that also effectively treat dryness, wrinkles and other symptoms of aging or neglected skin. They also have 15 times more Vitamin C than an orange! You actually can eat the berries, but apparently they’re not very tasty because they’re very astringent.
Which brings me to the point of this post: Sibu Beauty Cleanse & Detox Facial Soap $5.95 for a 3.5 oz. bar. Every Sibu Beauty topical and ingestible sea buckthorn berry-based product is loaded with an impressive array of nutrients from the sea buckthorn berry
You might be one of those hold-outs that insists that “soap is just, soap” but that’s not entirely true. Soaps can have ingredients in them that are irritating and drying to your skin. A good, thorough and gentle cleanser is an essential part of keeping your skin looking and feeling, healthy.
The Sibu Beauty Cleanse & Detox is is orange, and smells lightly like citrus. The scent alone makes it more pleasant to use than a chemical-scented cleanser and that would earn it a thumbs up. But this natural facial soap (with whole sea buckthorn puree) lathers beautifully,washes off easily, and left my skin feeling soft and glowing. My personal experience with this little “power bar” was very impressive, as it cleansed, conditioned and moisturized impressively well. And, if sea buckhorn can do all the other things it proports to do with regular use, you may find that it just might: promote tissue recovery and healing; help address rosacea and eczema symptoms, inhibit bacterial growth, revitalize skin cells, and even provide some natural antioxidant protection against the sun’s damaging rays, that is a whole lot of “good” from a simple, facial cleansing bar!
I also like that the product is good for all skin types, and is Paraben-free and Cruelty-free. There is no dairy, wheat, gluten, sodium, yeast or preservatives in the product and the sea buckthorn is sourced through fair trade agreements with local harvesters in Tibet.
I can’t say for sure that you will get great skin from just using one Sibu beauty product (there are plenty of other, supporting items), but this Sibu Cleanse & Detox Facial Soap, wowed me. I can say from a personal test that my own skin looked and felt good, and the price was amazingly inexpensive for a beauty bar of this type.
For those who need to know what they’re putting on their skin, here are the ingredients: Coconut oil, palm oil, safflower oil, glycerin, purified water, oatmeal, sodium hydroxide, sea buckthorn puree, sorbitol, sorbitan oleate, fragrance orange/lemon, soybean protein, sea buckthorn leaves, titanium dioxide.
Sibu Beauty products are sold through the Sibu Beauty Web Site, at GNC, Whole Foods, Sprouts and hundreds of retailers throughout the USA and Canada.
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