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Nourish Your Hair with Omega 7 Supplements

Good hair starts from the inside. Fortunately, the things that benefit your overall health are also important for strong, healthy, beautiful hair. Drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, and eating a diet rich in a variety of vitamins and nutrients will all help on your journey to beautiful, healthy hair. For most people, additional supplements containing key nutrients can also help in this process. Omega 7 supplements are gaining attention for their nourishing hair benefits, so read on to learn about why they are gaining in popularity.

The Omegas

There are several different kinds of omegas and they have overlapping but distinct benefits. Omegas 3, 6, and 9 are the commonly used supplements for overall health, and they help make hair shiny and lustrous. The other omega compound that specifically benefits hair and skin is omega 7, or palmitoleic acid. It is a fatty acid commonly found in sea buckthorn and some cold-water fish oils.

Healthy Hair

In addition to heart health, brain and memory function, and many other health benefits, fatty acids have wonderful effects on your skin and hair. Healthier hair follicles, shiny locks, and full strands are the often-sought effects of supplements.  Omega fatty acids also promote faster hair growth and better scalp and skin health.

Other Hair Health Tips

In addition to basic health practices, omega 7 supplements, and other fatty acids in your diet, there are steps you can take to promote hair and scalp health. Finding the right shampoo schedule is an essential first step. While some people benefit from washing their hair daily, others find that their scalps and hair strands are stripped of essential natural oils with too much washing. On the other hand, if too much product is allowed to build up between washings, it can counteract the effects of your diet and supplementation. In all, sea buckthorn oil, a little love and care for your hair, and a healthy diet can help you achieve the hair of your dreams.


The Benefits of Sea Berry Oil in Skin Care

For over 1,300 years, people in Tibet have used the revered sea berry, or sea buckthorn berry, for a variety of skin care techniques and traditional medicines. This small golden berry grows in the high Himalayan mountains, 12,000 feet above sea level, and stores a range of Omega fatty acids and other nutrients inside its delicate core. When this amazing ingredient is harnessed to make natural skincare products, the sea berry’s range of compounds provides soothing and health-boosting facial benefits.

Cleanse and Treat Acne

Sea berry oil products are gentle and nourishing, which will help acne-prone skin. When you don’t properly cleanse and exfoliate your face, oils, dirt, and dead skin cells can build up on the surface of the skin. These can then get into your pores causing blockages that manifest as pimples or cystic acne. When you get into a gentle cleansing routine with products that won’t irritate your skin as they cleanse, you will avoid perpetuating the cycle of acne breakouts.

Aid Skin Hydration

The ancient Tibetan medical text, Sibu Yi Dian, details a variety of health benefits derived from these tiny and hardy berries. Omega 7 is an important fatty acid for your skin. When you use sea berry oil both to cleanse and hydrate your skin as well as ingesting via supplements you will not only get the benefits of Omega 7, but Omegas 3, 6, and 9 to boot. This four-part boost of fatty acids will help boost your skin’s collagen production and support its overall health from the inside and the outside. When your skin is properly hydrated, the signs of premature aging, a.k.a fine lines and wrinkles, will be diminished.

Keep Skin Healthy and Youthful

When you address the variety of causes at the root of skin aging and damage, like dead skin cell build-up, dryness, and nutrient deficiency, you tackle a range of skin problems at the source. The revered and ancient ingredient sea berry provides the nutrients that your skin needs in all stages of the cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating process.


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.

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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!

Beauty IS More Than Skin Deep

Here at SIBU, we constantly tout the benefits of taking care of your skin from the inside and the outside. We live and breathe sea berry and the amazing benefits of Omega-7 for WHOLE BODY HEALTH and beauty.

Beauty is defined as the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest).

It’s true that society today places a huge emphasis on external beauty. However, the determination as to what is beautiful is completely subjective and is “in the eye of the beholder”.   Inner beauty that starts with a kind heart and a life filled with gratitude can and will shine through in any crowd.  We are each entitled to define beauty for ourselves and we owe it to ourselves to do the good things for our minds and bodies that will allow us to look AND FEEL our best.

The things we put in and on our bodies make a difference and thankfully there is a lot more attention paid to these things today.  Natural and organic foods and personal care products, vitamins and supplements and getting out and being active can all play a part in how “beautiful” we look and feel.  We love this post by Carlen Altman via freepeople.com. It says so much about the way we should think about beauty. Check out this link and accept Altman’s challenge at the end. We believe that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!

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4 Tips For Taking Care of The Skin Around Your Eyes

We spend time and money on products that promise to help us achieve that youthful skin we are all after, but an area that often gets neglected is the delicate skin around the eyes.

It’s easy to think of our facial skin as a single unit, but different areas of our face may need different treatment, and the eye area is a great example of this.

The skin under the eyes is extremely thin with very few oil glands, unlike the rest of our face. Fewer oil glands means less hydration and less hydration means a greater susceptibility for fine lines and wrinkles.

The eyes are often a big giveaway of your age so be sure to give them some TLC!

Read on to find out some simple, healthy ways to care for your delicate skin around the eyes.

Hydrate from the Inside Out

The effectiveness of excellent external products will be completely cancelled out if you aren’t filling your body with hydrating and nourishing foods.

Fill up on hydrating fruits and veggies such as cucumber, spinach and strawberries, and be sure to drink at least 2 liters of water a day. This will keep your skin hydrated and your eyes bright and healthy.

Try a Gentle Massage To Stimulate Circulation

Massage is excellent for stimulating circulation, helping to reduce puffiness under the eyes.

Use your ring finger to gently massage the skin under your eyes in small circular motions, applying gentle pressure. Do this for at least 2 minutes, under each eye, anytime your eyes are feeling puffy, or simply anytime you need some “you time” as this is sure to relax you!

Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

The sun is your worst enemy when it comes to fine lines and wrinkles.

Because the eye area has such few oil glands, there is little in the way of protection when exposing your eyes to the harsh UVA and UVB rays.

Be sure to always apply an SPF of at least 30 before heading outdoors, as well as a good pair of sunglasses that will block the UV rays. A hat doesn’t hurt either!

Use a Hydrating, Natural Eye Cream

It’s never too early to start using an eye cream.

Moisturizers are just not enough for the eye area, this area needs a product specially formulated for it.

All our products are formulated with Sea Berry Oil, an Omega 7 fatty acid rich in over a whopping 190 bioactive compounds to provide your skin with excellent benefits.

Our Age Defying Eye Cream contains this holy grail ingredient along with pumpkin seed. This botanical blend works together to beautifully soften, smooth and brighten the under eye area.

Make these tips a regular part of your routine and you are sure to see results!

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Sea Buckthorn Oil is for Acne Prone, Sensitive Skin!

Problematic, acne prone, sensitive, or irritable skin?… SIBU Sea Buckthorn Oil was made for you!

But first, what do SIBU customers have to say?

  • “I’ve come down with acne in my later years and the prescription medication that my Dermatologist prescribed was so drying that I started developing more age line (which I didn’t have before.) I read about this Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil in one of Dr. Gott’s newspaper column and thought I would give it a try. The very first day my pimples started clearing up and by the 5th day it was all gone and my skin looks better than it has in years. Just one drop on each side of my face and a dab on my nose and chin at night after washing my face is all it takes. I just splash tepid water on my face in the morning and that’s all I do. I would recommend this product to anyone having a problem with acne.” – Scott L.
  • “This oil is AMAZING. Seriously, it’s amazing. If you have any red, rough, scaly, dry, peeling, etc patches on your skin, this stuff will do wonders….My dad has chronically red, flaky patches around the eyebrows and this stuff literally soothed them and made them go away over night.” J.J.
  • I am post menopausal and have been plagued with acne breakouts and large pores my whole life. So, believe me when I tell you I would never put oil on my face. I read about Sea Buckthorn oil I decided to give it a try. I am amazed!! I have only used it for about 4 days but already my skin looks good enough to go out without makeup – something I never usually do. My skin looks and feels smoother, my pores are smaller and any pimples I had healed and disappeared.  I would definitely recommend this product (and already have.)”

If you’ve ever said, “I can’t use anything on my skin because its so sensitive” or “Everything I do seems to make my skin worse” or “nothing works on my acne prone skin!”

…SIBU was made for YOU

  • Calms and soothes irritated, sensitive skin (often after one day’s use) so your skin is calm & clear.
  • Helps repair blemished and damaged skin so your complexion is smooth and radiant
  • Natural anti-bacterial and anti-microbial sea buckthorn properties help stop breakouts & diminish acne problem
  • Helps accelerate tissue healing so your skin can quickly recover from breakouts for that night out on the town.
  • Nourishes your skin from the inside out for the critical Omega 7 internal nutritional support. It’s food for your skin.
  • The biggest benefit? Feel good in your own skin again!

Problematic, sensitive skin is all too common, with far too few solutions. I take that back, problem skin is all too common with, far too few solutions that work.

We’ve all been there. We hear about the newest cream, cleanser, or serum, that will finally improve our skin, so we go out and buy this new miracle product with our hopes high, only to repeat the viciously endless cycle.

Buy. Try. Repeat. Buy. Try. Repeat.…… Sound familiar?

You start to wonder, will anything ever help my skin?

You’re not alone. Skin care sales are expected to rise to $121 billion by the year 2016 according to Statista.com. Let that sink in a bit, $121 billion!
Yet, a study commissioned by Dove reported that over 90% of women are unhappy with their appearance.

Do you see anything wrong with this picture?

It’s not a shortage of selection, that’s for sure. Just take a stroll into any store with a decent skin care section.

With so many choices, you’ll be forever lost in trial and error trying to find the right product for your skin. Back to that old rut again……. Buy. Try. Repeat. Buy. Try. Repeat.

Wouldn’t it be great to find a product you can count on?

Why not go for something with a proven track record? More than just a typical testimonial that says, “it’s a great product”.

I’m talking time tested solutions. Solutions that have been used as far back as 1,300 years! Think about it, anything that stands the test of time will all have one thing in common. It works!

Why else would it be passed down generation after generation?

The elusive Sea Berry (sea buckthorn) is one of those few that have passed the test.

Referenced in various ancient medical texts, the most well-known, the Sibu Yidian dedicates an entire 13 chapters to this little berry and all its health & beauty benefits. (It’s how SIBU’s name came to be!)

There are various types, but only one measures with the highest overall nutritional values. It’s called Turkestanica. So in a world full of products that are all hype and no results, what are we to do? Simple, look for skin care with a proven track record.