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Facial Oils – A Beauty Trend That’s Here to Stay

Do you tend to keep your eye out for the latest beauty trends? If so, you’re likely very aware of the facial oils craze that has inundated the skincare and beauty world. Though it may have taken some time to “sink in” that putting oil on your skin is actually a good thing, you’ve probably dipped your toe in the water and tried one or more of the oils out there. Whether you are a DIY’er that concocts your own beauty elixirs in your kitchen or you browse the world wide web for the latest and greatest blend, it’s important to know what you’re getting and how these various oils benefit your skin. News Flash – Facial oils are here to stay!

MindBodyGreen recently published a very informative article that explains which oils are best for which skin type. Click here to read the whole article.

SIBU does Sea Buckthorn, or Sea Berry as we like to call it, and it’s all we do. Keep reading to learn a few key details about the facial oils that are extracted from this little orange berry.

First of all, all Sea Berries are not created equal.  Growing throughout most parts of Asia and Europe, there are several different species of the berry.  Turkestanica ssp. is known to be the most nutrient dense of all species of the berry and is used exclusively in all SIBU products.  Turkestanica Sea Berries grow in the valleys of the Himalayan Mountains at 12,000 to 14,000 feet above sea level.  The high altitude and low oxygen levels – not to mention the extreme climate – produce a berry that has fortified itself in order to survive and thrive for over 13 centuries.  Two different oils are extracted from these “beauty berries”, each one providing unique benefits.  Here are the key things to remember when choosing a Sea Buckthorn oil.

  • Fruit or pulp oil is extracted from the pulp or flesh of the berry and is rich in Omega-7 fatty acids. It is a deep red/orange color due to the plethora of carotenoids that are part of its nutrient profile. This oil is most beneficial if taken internally where the abundance of Omega-7 (palmitoleic acid) supports healthy skin, hair and nails from the inside. Omega-7 helps the skin, our body’s largest organ, to function the way it’s supposed to. It is ok to apply this oil topically, HOWEVER, due to the tint of the oil, you are best to mix only a small amount (1-2 drops) with the Sea Berry Seed Oil or other carrier oil or moisturizer.

  • Seed oil is extracted from the tiny seed of the Sea Berry. It is a beautiful golden color and is ideal for topical application. Omegas 3 and 6 combine with copious amounts of anti-oxidants (Vitamins E and A) to nourish, restore and regenerate the skin. This oil has been used to heal the skin and combat and prevent the signs of age for over a century!
  • SIBU uses only Super Critical CO2 Extraction to extract the oils from the pulp and the seed of the Sea Berry. This is important in insuring that the highest concentration of nutrients is retained in the oils.
  • SIBU oils are 100% Certified USDA Organic.

Knowing the differences mentioned can help you improve your skin both from the outside and from the inside.

  • We recommend ingesting the oil via our Omega-7 Support Soft Gels (which is a blend of Fruit and Seed Oil) or the Omega-7 Blend or Omega-7 Pure Juices. All 3 provide all of the health benefits of Sea Berries’ 190 bioactive compounds including Omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9.
  • Topically, the Sea Berry Seed Oil is a great facial oil for every skin type. Whether you need extra hydration for your dry skin or anti-microbial benefits for your oily, acne prone skin, the Seed Oil can benefit everyone. Apply as an “all over” beauty oil or as a spot treatment on specific areas.

NOW is the time to try facial oils! Whether you stick with one single oil or blend them together for multiple benefits, don’t put off having the beautiful, healthy skin that you deserve.

SIBU Miracle Stick for Dry Damaged Skin

Fast relief & baby soft skin! Use SIBU Miracle Stick to bring relief to sunburn, windburn, cracked heals and cuticles, rashes, eczema, minor cuts and wounds or insect bites. Free of parabens, sulfates and artificial or synthetic ingredients, SIBU’s Miracle stick is formulated with organic sea buckthorn oils along with other healing oils and butters in an organic coconut oil base.

  • Easy to apply, glide-on stick
  • Super therapy for damaged skin
  • Helps dry skin, cracked heels, knees, & elbows
  • Helps dry cuticiles
  • Relief from sunburn, windburn, and insect bites

Click here to order your very own SIBU miracle Stick!

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Reduce the Premature Signs of Age


Aging is inevitable. The goal should be to look and feel as good as possible regardless of what birthday you’ll celebrate next. I’ve always looked forward to getting older (and wiser hopefully) but I don’t necessarily welcome the extra aches and pains or the “smile” lines I’m noticing around my eyes and mouth. So what can we do to minimize the signs of age that we see in the mirror or feel every morning when we get out of bed? Many of us will sit back and just let it happen. Others will take action!

Reduce Premature Skin Aging

The visible signs of age show up mainly on our skin. Our skin is the largest organ in our body and we do in fact take it for granted much of the time. The damage that we do physically to our skin can cause it to age prematurely. This type of aging due to external forces is called extrinsic aging. This includes, but is not limited to, good ole Mr. Sunshine and all those years we spent basking in its rays as teenagers. Take a look at this great article from the American Academy of Dermatology. It recognizes right off the bat that a large part of HOW & WHY our skin ages is genetic. They call this type of aging intrinsic aging. The article lists 11 ways you can REDUCE premature skin aging. Be sure to note that a few of the items on the list will ALSO help with those morning aches and pains.  Treat your skin like the rock star it is.  Protect it!  Pamper it!  Give it the love you deserve!

Don’t take this whole aging thing lying down.  Break out the sunscreen, commit to eating healthier and take the stairs more often.  We are all going to age. Let’s just do everything we can to look and feel our best while we do it!  Until next time, stay beautiful!

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Why Omega-7 Fatty Acids Are Good for Mucous Membrane Health

Omega 7

Omega-7 fatty acid has gained notoriety in the past few years because of the numerous health benefits for the body. But, what many people don’t realize is that many of the Omega 7 benefits are attributed to mucous membrane health. If you’re like many people, you may not know what the significance of the mucous membranes are in the body. Fortunately, this article can help you learn everything you need to know about Omega-7 fatty acids and the body’s mucous membranes.

What Are Mucous Membranes?

The mucous membranes are an important part of many of the body’s systems. They line the surface of the digestive system, urogenital tracts, and the respiratory tract as well. Mucous membranes are also important in protecting the surface of the eyes. They also act as a natural shield between the body and the environment. Clearly, healthy mucous membranes can be very beneficial to the body’s overall well-being.

How do Omega-7 Fatty Acids Help?

Free radicals in the body can cause the mucous membranes to disintegrate, causing inflammation and discomfort. Omega-7 is a primary constituent of the actual cell membranes that make up these mucous membranes. Omega-7s also contain powerful antioxidants. These combined properties keep the membranes hydrated and healthy by promoting tissue regeneration and reducing inflammation of the mucosa and the skin. The antioxidant properties remove free radicals before they’re able to degrade the membranes.

What Are Omega-7 Sources?

Omega-7 fatty acids are less commonly known than other Omega fatty acids simply because they aren’t found in as many foods that are commonly eaten. The main dietary sources of Omega-7 are macadamia nuts and tropical oils like palm kernel and coconut oil. However, sea buckthorn berry is a type of hardy bush rich in Omega-7. Sea buckthorn oil is derived from this plant and also includes Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids.

What Benefits Will I See?

One of the most significant benefits people taking sea buckthorn berry oil supplements notice is improved gut health. Gastric ulcers and other gastrointestinal condition symptoms are improved when the mucous membranes are better able to protect the system. The condition of the skin is also improved and many people notice improvements of dry eye symptoms.