Sea Berry, or otherwise known as sea buckthorn is a fruit that grows high in the Himalayas (12,000 feet above sea level). It contains over 190 bioactive compounds, and is an unsurpassed source of Omegas 3, 6, 7, and 9. SIBU is a U.S.-brand that focuses specifically on harnessing the power of this magical fruit to create skincare products that heal problematic skin. Today I have three products from the SIBU line to share with you: the Hydrating Face Serum, the Age Defying Eye Cream, and the Sea Berry Seed Oil.
The SIBU Hydrating Face Serum ($44.95) is a lightweight serum that is infused with vitamins, hyaluronic acid and Sea Berry (Sea Buckthorn) extract. This serum is perfect for those with dry, normal, or even combination skin. It’s very light and gel-like, which absorbs almost instantly into the skin. I wear this underneath my moisturizer during the day. It helps to replenish lost moisture from the heating overnight, plumps up my skin, and also helps my moisturizer absorb better. I only use one plump and I find that it’s enough to prevent dryness throughout the day.
The SIBU Age Defying Eye Cream ($29.95) contains Sea Berry (Sea Buckthorn) and pumpkin seed oils to help firm the skin and smooth out fine lines. I have bad luck with eye creams because I find that most don’t do much for me. This eye cream is lightly hydrating, but that’s about it. I didn’t find it very firming or smoothing, so it probably won’t be great if you have deep lines or wrinkles. It’s a good entry-level eye cream. I do like that it comes in a squeeze tube to prevent air exposure and bacteria.
The SIBU Sea Berry Seed Oil ($19.95) is a concentrated formula that contains only 100% pure sea buckthorn oil. Sea buckthorn oil has historically been used to provide relief of skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, acne, dermatitis and other skin conditions. This oil is definitely an ultra-repairing, ultra-nourishing facial oil for those with dry, sensitive skin, or skin with any of the conditions listed above. A tiny bit goes a very long way, and I would actually recommend not using this all over the face if you don’t require it. I had some dryness and redness on my chin and cheek area, so I applied this overnight only on those spots and my skin cleared up pretty much overnight. Follow up treatments are recommended for maintenance, but I like to use this only when I need it. Alternatively, I found that if you have particularly parched skin, one to two drops in your night time moisturizer will help to replenish your skin very quickly as well.
Overall I like these products, for the price points that they are selling for, they are definitely worth the price. Of the three products, I like the Hydrating Face Serum the most, but those with problematic skin will find the Sea Berry Seed Oil to be beneficial to their skin.
SIBU Hydrating Facial Serum ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Betaine, Hippophae Rhamnoides(Seabuckthorn) Fruit Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-10Laurate, Sodium Levulinate, Xanthan gum, Sclerotium Gum,Sodium Anisate, Algae Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract,Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate Ψ Sodium Phytate, HippophaeRhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean)Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus AurantiumBergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit)Peel Oil,Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil, Coriandrum Sativum(Coriander) Fruit Oil, Cymbopogon Citratus Leaf Oil, HippophaeRhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Seed Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate
SIBU Age Defying Eye Cream ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Oil, CetearylAlcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Unsaponifiables Ψ Sea Water, Benzyl Alcohol, LimnanthesAlba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Sodium Levulinate, XanthanGum, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Protein, Sodium Anisate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea)Butter Extract, Panthenol, Sodium Phytate, Brassica Juncea Sprout Extract, BrassicaOleracea Acephala Sprout Extract, Brassica Oleracea Botrytis Sprout Extract, BrassicaOleracea Capitata Sprout Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica Sprout Extract, WasabiaJaponica Root Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice,Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) FruitExtract, Sodium Hyaluronate
SIBU Sea Berry Seed Oil ingredients: 100% sea buckthorn oil
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