Monday, February 24, 2014

:: discovery: the sea buckthorn berry ::

Do you know what a sea buckthorn berry is? Neither did I. Until the folks at Sibu Beauty sent me a bottle of their Sea Buckthorn Nourishing Facial Cream to try out. I have really dry skin and this Boston winter weather doesn't help me out AT ALL. It's hard to find a happy medium between a lotion that my skin will drink in and something so thick that it just sits on my skin all day.

I've been using this cream for about a week as a daytime moisturizer. My skin sucked it in so quickly that it almost felt I wasn't using anything. I finally started pairing it with organic rosewater (spritz the rosewater on my face, followed quickly by the lotion) and it's the perfect combo. Light enough for day so my makeup doesn't feel like it's going to slide off, but substantial enough to do its job, which is to make sure my face doesn't flake off before spring.

As a side note, I was at a yoga and ayurveda retreat this weekend (more about that in a future post) and we were staying in dorm-like space. When I was at the sink taking care of my morning biz, two (TWO!) people asked me what moisturizer I was using because they loved the smell. It's citrus-y and light and case you didn't know what a sea buckthorn berry smelled like.

So what IS the story on these buckthorns? I'm glad you asked. Grown in the Himalayas, they're fair trade berries full of omegas, vitamins and antioxidants, all of which are good for your skin. They're also available as a liquid supplement to give your hair, skin and nails a little extra sparkle.

And Sibu itself is all up on the buckthorn train. They're cruelty free and vegan, fair trade and all natural, with a full line of sea buckthorn skin care. Want to learn a little more? Click here.

Anyone else know of any other skincare lines I should try?
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  1. I had been considering their eye cream...I think I need to try it!

    1. yeah, eye cream is probably a bandwagon i should hop on, too...le sigh :)

  2. that moisturizer sounds so amazing!
    -- jackie - jade and oak