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Loving the Skin You’re In (coupon code below)

STOP letting the date on your driver’s license define you! Regardless of your age, there is no better time to embrace your true beauty – from the outside and from the inside. It’s time to love the skin you’re in right now!

As a society, we go through cycles of being “image obsessed” and wanting to stay 29 forever to the other extreme of letting “nature take its course”. No matter the decade you currently reside in, the most important thing you can do is cultivate a positive image of who you are today. Everyday Health  suggests several tips on how we can look our best.

Don’t waste your precious energy or time worrying about how you looked or felt 5 or even 10 years ago. Think about how you look and feel TODAY and what you can do to look and feel your best NOW. After all, look good, feel good and feel good, look good. It goes both ways! Here’s my list of tips for making the best of what you’ve got EVERY DAY.

Feel Good

  • Take a daily sea buckthorn supplement (of course)
    • Sea buckthorn is a super fruit packed with over 190 bioactive compounds including omega fatty acids 3, 6, 7 and 9, over 60 anti-oxidants, vitamins, trace minerals, flavonoids, carotenoids and more.
    • Sea buckthorn is the worlds’ richest source of omega 7 which supports healthy function of many of the key systems of the body including cardiovascular, digestive, urogenital, and metabolic. It is also the key building block for healthy skin, hair and nails from the inside.
    • TRY SIBU’S OMEGA-7 PURE! One ounce a day as a straight shot or blended in to your favorite morning smoothie will boost both health and beauty!Exercise regularly
  • Exercise Regularly 
  • Eat a well-balanced, healthy diet
    • There are 5 food groups and more healthy options than you can possibly count. Get creative and DON’T DEPRIVE YOURSELF! Eat so that when you really want that chocolate chip cookie it doesn’t become a deal breaker. (hint: If your body is getting what it needs from healthy sources, you are less likely to crave that cookie.)
  • Drink plenty of water
    • There is controversy over the actual benefits that drinking a minimum of 64 oz of water/day can have on the skin. This article from the University of Wisconsin Madison explains very well the importance of staying hydrated – and it’s about more than just the skin.
  • Smile!
    • Not only does a smile increase your “face” value, it positively affects everyone around you AND it can boost your health!

Look Good

Some of you may have been blessed with amazing genetics and you don’t really have to do anything to have great looking skin. The rest of us however do have to put forth a bit of effort. That effort, if focused in the right areas and combined with all of the above, can really pay off. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind.


Ok, I’ve gotten that off my chest. Our skin is exposed to so much during the course of our day and it deserves a nice, clean restful state to recover and prepare for what’s up next. A gentle gel cleanser or even a nourishing bar soap like SIBU’s Cleansing Face & Body Bar will remove the dirt, oil and impurities that collect on the skin throughout the day. Lather up before bed and your skin will thank you in the morning!

  • Skincare doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective

Maybe you’re in to the 10 step skincare routine – good for you! But maybe you prefer minimalism. It’s ok! The key is to find a routine that you can commit to and that fits in to your lifestyle. Taking care of your skin should be all about self love – cue the bubble bath and candles – and doing something that makes you feel (and look) better.

    • The skincare MINIMUM
      • Cleanse (we’ve already talked about this)
      • Hydrate: A good daytime face cream like SIBU’s Nourishing Face Cream can be used morning and night. This light-weight face lotion does a lot more than leave your skin looking and feeling great. Daily use will strengthen your skins natural ability to retain needed moisture. When the skins’ lipid barrier is strong, the skin stays looking and feeling good all day long.
    • The skincare “I WANT / NEED MORE” – If you are concerned with the signs of age that are creeping in around the corners of your eyes or the dark spots that tell tales of younger days in the sun, you might want to get onboard with adding a few key steps to your routine.  Here are some suggestions:
      • Facial Serum: a serum is a lightweight moisturizer that penetrates deeper to deliver active ingredients to your skin.   SIBU’s Hydrating Face Serum has Hyaluronic acid for that deep hydration and sea buckthorn fruit extract to provide vitamin C to brighten the skin and to help boost collagen production.
      • Night Cream: if your skin is dry and seems to be getting drier as you get a bit older, a night cream is the way to go. Night creams are richer in texture and provide benefits even beyond hydration. Rejuvenating Night Cream enhances your skin’s nightly natural repair process. Infused with cruciferous (plant) ingredients, it stimulates the skins natural cell renewal cycle. The skins ability to retain moisture is strengthened, fine lines and wrinkles appear smoother and visible sun damage is reduced with nightly use. Just like SIBU’s Nourishing Face Cream, the Rejuvenating Night Cream can be used both day and night if your skin needs extra hydration.
      • Eye Cream: The skin around our eyes is thinner and more delicate than they rest of our skin. Applying a specific eye cream to the eye area morning and night can help reduce the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles in this area. SIBU Age Defying Eye Cream has sea berry and pumpkin seed oils to hydrate and firm the skin. Cruciferous (plant) ingredients go to work to lessen the appearance of dark circles and reduce under-eye puffiness. A little goes a long way with eye cream and you want to be sure and always use a gentle touch so as not to over manipulate this more delicate skin.
      • Facial Oils: I saved the best for last! A good, quality facial oil can be a game-changer in the way your skin looks and feels. There are a lot to choose from out there and we suggest you always look for quality, unadulterated ingredients to get the most bang for your buck. Sea Berry Seed Oil has been used for centuries as a beauty and healing oil. Packed with vitamin E and omega 3 fatty acids, this golden “miracle oil” helps reduced the signs of visible sun damage and fine lines and wrinkles. Be sure to use facial oils before lotions or creams and after lighter weight serums. I might also suggest alternating am / pm use with your serum.

 Check out these great products AND a special February sale by simply clicking on the products in the photo. 


So there you have it! You need to feel good to look good, and you need to look good to feel good.  It is possible and it’s all about YOU – right now! At the risk of sounding cliché, enjoy the journey, YOUR journey and love every part of it (wrinkles and all)!


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Wear RED (and Think Sea Berry ORANGE) for Heart Health

Tuesday, February 2, 2018 is National Wear Red Day.  Fifteen years ago nearly 500,000 lives of American women were being claimed by heart disease.  This frightening statistic prompted the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood institute to take action creating the first National Wear Red Day in February, 2005.  Now, each year on the first Friday in February we raise awareness of heart disease and stroke in women by wearing RED, the color of our hearts.

SIBU takes special interest in heart health as we are THE “Sea Buckthorn Company”.  No, sea buckthorn isn’t red, but in our world, “ORANGE is the new red”!  Our mission at SIBU is to provide whole body health and beauty through the power of sea buckthorn via nutritional supplements and natural skincare products; and this includes heart health!

In an article released by Nutra Ingredients – USA, on Jan. 31, 2018, they discuss a recent study regarding the anti-oxidant and cardiovascular benefits of sea buckthorn berries.  The berry contains over 190 bioactive compounds including omega fatty acids 3, 6, 9, and Omega 7, more than 60 anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, carotenoids, flavonoids and more.

Also noteworthy is a study by Dr. Yan Jun Xu, where he sights sea buckthorn as a “promising plant for reducing cardiovascular disease risk”.

SIBU provides Omega 7 Sea Buckthorn supplements in juice and soft gel form to provide you with all of the benefits of sea buckthorn.  Educate yourself on the power of sea buckthorn and Omega 7 and all it has to offer you.  Wear RED and think ORANGE and you’ll be well on your way to better cardiovascular health!


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Omega Fatty Acids; Essential for Us AND for Our Pups

Written by Guest Blogger, Vanessa Chung with SimpleWag

We all know that omega fatty acids are essential to our health. But did you know our pups need these fatty acids as well?

Fish oil for dogs is a great way to incorporate many essential fatty acids into our pup’s diet since it does provide omega-3s and omega-6s. However, there is one omega that doesn’t get the credit it deserves: omega-7. While fish oil isn’t a great source of omega-7, there is a plant-based oil that is a great multivitamin and has a high level of omega-7s and other EFAs: sea buckthorn oil!

What Is Sea Buckthorn Oil?

Sea buckthorn may sound like a type of seaweed or species of sea cucumber, but it’s actually just a plant with a cool name!

Sea buckthorns are bushes that grow in the mountainous and coastal regions of Eurasia. The oil is extracted from the berries and seeds cultivated from the shrubs, and have been used for centuries by civilizations as a natural medicine for both skin and general health.

In addition to being abundant in omega 7 (also known as palmitoleic acid), sea buckthorn oil has a number of other fatty acids and vitamins including omegas 3 and 6 and vitamins A, B, C, and E!

Benefits of Sea Buckthorn Oil for Dogs

Sea buckthorn oil is a great way to give your dog an EFA and vitamin-packed health boost, naturally! Here are some of the ways they can benefit from the healing properties of this ancient medicine:

  • Skincare and Haircare. The omega-7 fatty acid in sea buckthorn oil helps to keep your dog’s skin hydrated, while vitamins C and E help to keep their coats shiny and healthy!
  • Heart Health. Omega-7 is a polyunsaturated fat that helps to keep the artery passages clear and make it easier for blood to flow through the cardiovascular system.
  • Allergies. In addition to being high in antioxidants, sea buckthorn oil also contains omega-3, which can help your pup fight the inflammatory response to allergens!
  • Brain Health. Rich in all the important omega and vitamins, sea buckthorn oil can help support the health and function of your pup’s brain!

Be sure to visit SeaBuck 7 at www.seabuck.com, SIBU’s sister company with a focus on sea buckthorn benefits for our animal friends! Get your Omega 7 Oil and Sea Buckthorn Balm for your dog today!



While this supplement may not be available at your local big-name pet or grocery stores, there are many brands online that offer sea buckthorn products specifically for animals. Like any supplement, it is best to consult your pet’s veterinarian and assess their health needs before administering a new component to their lifestyle. Overall, sea buckthorn oil is a perfect all-natural, multi-functional supplement for your dog (and for you!) that is plant-based and sustainable!

Vanessa Chung is a senior at Cal State Fullerton studying Business Administration with a concentration in Entertainment and Hospitality Management. In addition to writing for SimpleWag, she loves to photograph everything from plants to food. You can follow her food adventures on Instagram @adventurouseats and her daily life adventures @nessiequik

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SIBU Among First to Replace Carrageenan in Vegetarian Soft Gel

Natural Products Insider published a press release regarding SIBU’s use of new soft gel technology in the Omega-7 Support Soft Gels.

Tapioca starch – StarchGelTM – replaces the use of Carrageenan in the SIBU soft gel, maintaining its vegan certification and broadening its customer appeal. The use of tapioca starch resolves the issues of gastrointestinal distress and inflammation that have been linked to the use of carrageenan.  Tapioca Starch is naturally derived from the Cassava Root.

Omega 7 Support continues to provide all of the benefits of sea berry oils and Omega 7 for whole body health, including healthier skin, hair and nails.  Dusty McMullin, Chief Operations and Manufacturing Officer at SIBU explains why this change has been made.  “SIBU is excited to be one of the very first companies to adopt a tapioca-based vegetarian soft gel capsule for it’s Omega 7 Support nutritional supplement.  We are always looking for ways to improve and enhance our products and feel like this will be a positive change due to the growing concerns surrounding carrageenan in the market place.”

Read the complete release via the link above.

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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!


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, urino-genital 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.

23 Health Benefits of Sea Buckthorn For Skin

With aisles and aisles of supplements to choose from in your local health food store, how do you know what you need?  Click on the link below and see why you may want to up your supplement game with sea buckthorn.

Click here to see all 23 Sea Buckthon Health Benefits from Natural Society:

SIBU is the Sea Berry (Sea Buckthorn) company.  In addition to our full line of topical skin care products, we offer a choice of three Sea Berry supplements for whole body health. Omega-7 Pure, Omega-7 Blend and Omega-7 Support Soft Gels each provide you with all the internal benefits of Sea Berry at it’s best.

Remember, “Beauty is more than skin deep”!  Take care of the WHOLE you with SIBU.



Nourish Your Skin with Omega-7 Supplements

Healthy skin

Are you interested in having skin that glows from the inside? Do you want naturally healthy skin that can withstand the pollutants and abuse thrown at it each day? Are you seeking skin that is hydrated, clear, and smooth? For many people, the quest for great skin is never-ending and expensive. For people in the know, the smarter path doesn’t involve trying every new lotion and potion on the market. Healthy skin starts on the inside, and, combined with a healthful diet, Omega-7 supplements will nourish your skin from the inside out. Read on to learn more about healthy skin, a solid skin care routine, and why you should buy Omega-7 supplements and add them to your diet.

What’s All the Hype about Omegas?

If you’ve ever cracked a health magazine or stumbled upon a healthy living blog, you’ve probably heard about the importance of getting your Omegas. What does this mean, exactly? Omegas are fatty acids that are essential for important body functions like fighting against disease and brain functions. There are different types of Omegas, and they perform different roles in the body. Omega-3s are necessary for human cell membranes, heart health, and mental health. Omega-6s are used primarily as an energy source. Omega-9s reduce “bad” cholesterol. These 3 types of Omegas are regularly found in supplements, but they don’t represent the whole picture.

Nourish Your Skin

To take your skin care game to the next level, the industry is now looking to Omega-7s. These fatty acids serve as an important fuel source that can help to relieve ulcers, increase and nourish collagen, promote healthy skin, and repair damage. There are few plant-based sources of Omega-7, but sea berries provide the fatty acids that are usually reserved for animal-based products. Supplements containing these kinds of Omegas add an extra level of nourishment and protection for your skin, and they help to create truly clear skin that starts on the inside.


The Benefits of Omega 7 Fatty Acids



There’s a lot of talk about different Omega 7  fatty acids, so it can become confusing knowing which Omega fatty acids are “essential” and “non-essential.” Fortunately, there are benefits to all of these fatty acids. Omega 7 fatty acids in particular have some amazing benefits that a lot of people don’t even know about. Here are some Omega 7 benefits you should know about.


Hydration is essential for both the inside and outside of your body. Omega 7 fatty acids are an excellent way to improve the overall hydration of your body because it lubricates the mucous membranes, which helps with dry eyes as well as vaginal dryness common in many postmenopausal women. Externally, you’ll notice a significant improvement to your skin and lips because Omega 7 will provide a natural barrier to keep moisture in the skin.

Gastrointestinal Health

Omega 7  also benefits your gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms such as excess acidity, ulcers, indigestion, and other gastrointestinal discomfort like pain and burning in the stomach are often eased when regularly taking an Omega 7 supplement. Just as lubricated mucous membranes can help ease the previously mentioned dryness issues, GI issues are reduced or eliminated as a result of better lubrication as well. When your GI system is running smoothly, your energy increases and you feel healthier overall.

Youthful Appearance

Skin problems can also be eliminated with Omega 7 fatty acids. This includes acne and other problems caused by inflammation. In addition, healthy, hydrated skin helps prevent loss of elasticity of the skin so that the skin is protected against wrinkles. You’ll be amazed by how much younger you’ll look and feel when regularly taking Omega 7. Your hair will also be shinier and your nails stronger and healthier.

Healthy Heart

Omega 7 can help lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease because it can help regulate cholesterol and blood sugar levels. In addition to helping regulate these levels, Omega 7 can help reduce fat cell accumulation as well as keeping artery walls smooth and strong so that blood can flow easily. Omega 7 also helps lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol. All of these factors combined help to improve the health of the cardiovascular system overall.


Choosing the Right Supplement for Your Skin Type



Caring properly for your skin is one of the best things you can do for your body. Your skin absorbs substances it comes into contact with, including the toxins and chemicals present in our environment. Since the skin is also the largest organ in the body, it plays huge role in your overall health. Supplements like sea buckthorn products are important part in supporting not only your skin health, but your immune health as well.

What Is Your Skin Type?

Not every supplement is best for every person. That’s because there are different skin types that all need different types of care. Your skin may be especially dry or especially oily. You may suffer from conditions like acne or eczema. Your skin might be sensitive to certain ingredients or easily damaged by sun and exposure. You might even have a combination of several of these skin types!

What to Look For

When looking for skin care products, choose one designed to address the issues your skin struggles with. People with dry skin–and related issues like eczema–need products to help their skin retain moisture. People with acne and overly oily skin, on the other hand, can benefit from cleansing products that remove toxins and debris from the pores. Hypoallergenic products without extra fragrances or chemicals are good things to look for as well–especially for people with sensitive skin.

Because people who make sea buckthorn supplements and other skin care products know that your skin isn’t the same as everyone else’s, you’ll find a wide variety of products to choose from, letting you select the one that’s perfect for you.

Oils vs. Pulp

Even within the fairly limited range of sea buckthorn supplements, you’ll find different choices.  Sea buckthorn supplements come in two major categories: sea buckthorn seed/fruit oils and the berry’s pulp. The fruit oil contains virtually all the omega 7 content, which, when taken internally, promotes healing of the skin from the inside out. Sea buckthorn seed oil provides the added benefits of omega 3 and omega 9.

The pulp or puree of sea buckthorn gives the full spectrum of nutrients provided by this little orange berry. Over 190 nutrients and omegas 3, 6, 9, and 7 provide whole body nutrition with added skin enhancing benefits.