Unless you have been living under a rock for the past several years, chances are quite good that you have heard about a marvelous little berry called the Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Berry. This amazing little fruit has been featured on FOX News, The Doctors, Dr. Oz and is fast becoming a favorite of the stars as well.
What Is So Special About The Sea Buckthorn Berry?
Known for centuries as the “beauty berry” in Europe and Asia, this tiny little berry packs over 190 bio-active compounds that restore, revitalize and protect your youthful beauty – inside AND out.
This tiny little berry’s oil is incredibly rich in antioxidants, and Vitamin C & E, and they also include the essential fatty acids of Omega 3 and Omega 6, in addition to the rare Omega 7. Omega 7 is an essential building block for healthy skin, hair and nails … not to mention it helps to maintain a healthy weight and aids digestion!
The sea buckthorn oil extract is 80 to 95% essential fatty acid, so it is extraordinarily rich and therefore only the smallest of drops will perform miracles!
Why Should I Care About Omegas and Fatty Acids?
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are fatty acids that humans and other animals must ingest because the body requires them for good health but cannot synthesize them (produce them on its own). The term “essential fatty acid” refers to fatty acids required for biological processes but does not include the fats that only act as fuel. ( from Wikipedia – Essential Fatty Acid )
Omega 7 fatty acids provide numerous benefits to your health, such as:
- Providing key building blocks for skin, hair and nails
- Combats wrinkles, dryness, loss of skin elasticity
- Rejuvenates skin cell membranes
- Repairs sun-damaged skin
- Helps promote healthy weight management
- Increased cardiovascular health
- Has a soothing and smoothing effect on the all of the body’s sensitive internal linings, aiding in gastro-intestinal health
Sibu Beauty (www.sibubeauty.com) is a leading manufacturer of sea buckthorn berry products and made from only the choicest selection of Himalayan sea buckthorn berries that are harvested in the pre-dawn hours to protect them from the relentless UV rays and lock in the greatest nutritive value. Since they are harvested and processed the same day, the integrity of each precious berry is maintained.
The entire line of Sibu Beauty products are Paraben-Free and Cruelty-Free. No dairy, wheat, gluten, sodium, yeast or preservatives are used in their products. The sea buckthorn is sourced through fair trade agreements with local harvesters in Tibet.
Why I Wanted To Do A Review
I suffer from Stasis Dermatitis – a medical condition caused by poor blood flow in the legs (probably as a result of my sitting behind a desk 9 hours or more every day). I first noticed this condition 10 years ago when I was pregnant with my last son. It started out as just a small spot on my left leg, didn’t hurt or itch or burn or anything at the time, so I didn’t pay it much attention. I showed the spot to my OB/GYN physician during my next check-up, and she was of the opinion that it was just “pregnancy related” and would most likely disappear after my son was born. So I didn’t think anything of it again, for quite some time.
This is what the “spot” appeared as 10 years ago:
That small spot 10 years ago now looks like this:
So, um, yeah. Looks like crap, doesn’t it? Not only that, but there are multiple other spots beginning to appear on my legs as well (same thing) and I am literally beginning to freak out a bit because of it right about now. Did I mention the alligator skin and the itching and burning? Oh yes … we go through periods where these marks will itch and burn so badly that I want to scratch the skin right off of my leg. Without fail, either right before or immediately following the itch/burn period, my skin appears dry and cracked and absolutely horrible looking.
So now you see why I wanted to try this miracle berry seed oil on my stasis dermatitis? Quite frankly, I was not expecting anything major to happen. It took a period of ten years for my leg to get this bad, I was not expecting anything to happen overnight.
Boy, was I WRONG.
The Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil Review
I ripped open the package and cracked open the bottle the minute it arrived. Quite frankly, I did not like the scent. It’s not super strong or offensive, its just – different – and not quite what I was expecting. When you think “berry” you are thinking a fruity kind of scent, something pleasant. That’s what I was expecting. As I said though, that was the only thing that I wasn’t all that crazy about (first impressions) but over the course of the past two weeks I’ve grown accustomed to the scent and it does not make my nose wrinkle any longer! 🙂
The oil is orange (orange berries = orange oil) and completely and totally luxurious. Applying the seed oil to my skin felt like I was putting liquid silk on my skin, and my skin ATE IT UP. Literally. Soaked that oil up like I was giving water to a man who had been in the desert for 40 years.
I decided to best gauge the condition of my leg and how well the stasis dermatitis responded to the seed oil, I would use it in the mornings when I first woke up. I applied two drops to the area on my left leg (more than enough to cover the entire area), one at the top and one at the bottom, and rubbed the oil in completely.
Within 24 hours – the dry, cracked skin was GONE. It is smooth, (still) shiny-looking, and shows just the slightest tiny bit of dryness in the very center. Within 48 hours, I noticed a change in the coloring. Bright, angry red looking before, it is now a dull discoloration. Still noticeable mind you, but it doesn’t appear 20 minutes before I do any longer! This is how it looks after 17 days of treatment:
Since this particular area of stasis dermatitis is so large, as I said, I wasn’t expecting a miracle to happen and have it disappear overnight. So in addition to using it on the large area, I also applied the sea buckthorn seed oil to a smaller circle right below my right knee, every morning, for the past 17 days.
That circle is GONE.
I give Sibu Beauty’s Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil an overall rating of 5 STARS. It performed better than I expected, it lives up to all the hype behind it, it feels like pure silk on your skin, and it works miracles – plain and simple!
I could not be more pleased with this product, and I would highly recommend this to everyone I know, hands down, no questions asked!