What Sibu says: “High in the Tibetan Himalayas (12,000 feet above sea level) grows a tiny but resilient fruit that resists the harsh weather conditions and high altitudes. The sea buckthorn berry fortifies itself against the elements by producing an array of powerful nutrients. With over 190 bioactive compounds, sea buckthorn is an unsurpassed source of Omegas 3, 6, and 9. And it’s a rich source of the elusive essential fatty acid, Omega-7, an essential fatty acid vital to collagen production and healthy skin, hair and nails.” Paraben free, cruelty free, no dairy, wheat, gluten, sodium, yeast or preservatives.
Earlier this winter, my skin was desperate for some moisture. The dry air, wind and cold were extremely harsh and my skin just couldn’t take it. I was extremely skeptical about looking into oils considering my skin is so breakout prone, but I felt that I had no other choice. So I began looking into oils that were deemed ‘safe’ for acneic skin. When I found this and I saw that it was available at my local co-op, I decided to give it a go. It was just what my skin needed.
Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil has so many benefits. I listed quite a few above, but that’s not all of them. It helps fight wrinkles and fine lines, aids in healing for rosacea and eczema, and is extremely moisturizing for dry skin. Eating the berries has even more benefits if you can find them! I’ve been taking Sea Buckthorn caplets for a few months and it’s really helped stabilize my acne, which is an added benefit. I’d love to get the liquid supplement, so hopefully after I finish my caplets, I’ll go ahead and splurge on that. I’ve heard it’s fantastic!
If you are acne prone and scared about oils, I would give this one a try. I only use one to two droplets at most at night along with my moisturizer and it sinks right in. I make sure to really press it into my skin for a few minutes and massage it into my face, and my skin looks so plump and rejuvenated after! My skin always looks so fresh in the morning, and it seems as is my acne scars and fine lines around my mouth aren’t as noticeable either. It does have a tendency to get greasy if you use too much, however, that might just be the case for my combination/oily skin. I’m sure if you have dry skin, a few more droplets of oil would benefit you. The only downside to this oil is that I did end up getting a few little bumps right underneath my jawline after two weeks solid of using it, but I was using way more than I should have. Back then I was using around 4 droplets a night, and I’m sure it was just too much for my skin to handle. I reduced it to one and I haven’t had any problems since. I haven’t used it in a few weeks since the weather has been warmer, but if the weather decides to throw a curve-ball at me, I’m glad I have this handy.
If you are suffering from dry skin, this is a must have. It has so many more benefits than other traditional oils, and will be exactly what you’re looking for. If you have combination skin like I do, I would still give this a try and use it whenever your skin needs an extra moisture boost. It’s a fantastic product that I know I can rely on, and I’m glad I pushed through my fears to get it.
Where to buy: online at Sibu and select health food stores for $15.95