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Travel Beauty Essentials – Fall 2018 Edition. Part 1.

Buckle up beauty lovers and get ready to amp up your immune system and arrive at your destination energized, beautified and glowing. These are your travel beauty essentials….

I absolutely love traveling. It feeds my soul, however being in a cabin for hours with circulating air (and some humans that have yet to master the art of covering ones mouth when they cough or sneeze), can test our immune system and our patience….namaste. So today the focus is on pre flight prep and in flight beauty companions.

I’ve been taking shots of SIBU Beauty Omega-7 Pure as I prepare to fly across the Atlantic. Yes I do take this super berry year round, however prior to flying I actually do a few shots a day. Sea Buckthorn (the source of omega 7) is a powerful antioxidant and fights inflammation. It beautifies by supporting healthy skin, hair and nails; I see the glow in my skin from this internal moisturizer and my hair is more lustrous. Flying can dry out our skin so this is a great preflight boost. Talking of shots I can’t get enough of the rehab shot from Juice Press (this is a New York thing, however for my beauty lovers outside of NY it’s easy to make at home). The rehab shot consists of organic ginger, lemon and cayenne and it works wonders! I take one a day for a week, especially prior to long haul flights. When flying for work I have to arrive ready to go and these pre-flight boosts help.

 

From Super-berries to super-mushrooms….nature has you covered. I am a huge lover of medicinal mushrooms. My favorite is Host Défense, please read the story behind Host Defense as they take their mushrooms seriously and their passion for what they do is inspiring (www.hostdefense.com). I’ve recently rediscovered the power of Reishi. First of all it hydrates dry, sensitive skin, perfect for flying. A fabulous internal moisturizer and remember the ultimate beauty treatments are what we put inside our body. Let’s all shout it out together – “beauty from the inside out baby”. Major bonus points include promoting hair growth and improving the elasticity and tone of your skin, slowing down the aging process and leaving you with clear, glowing skin…que the music “young forever……” I hear you Beyoncé and Jay Z….Hold up there’s more…..Reishi’s anti-Inflammatory, anti- microbial, anti-allergenic and anti-histamines properties eases skin problems such as rashes, insect bites, sunburn and wounds. So a great travel companion. For flying I’m taking the liquid option as many germs enter through the mouth and this is a great barrier….you can’t sit with us. There are so many incredible benefits to this mushroom….I can not recommended it enough.

I’m a lover of ginger and turmeric so when I recently discovered the two made love and became one in the form of My Kind Organics extra strength Turmeric I smiled. Turmeric again is a great year round herb as it’s benefits are endless and it’s a superpower for the immune system. However it is particularly good for traveling because of its natural anti inflammatory power that dramatically increases the antioxidant capacity of the body. Combined with ginger, which supports the digestive system, this is the dynamic duo for traveling.

We’re strong. We’re ready. Let’s fly. So who deserves the privilege of flying with us. Certainly the SIBU Beauty Sea Berry Seed Oil for it’s multitude of uses. Not only as a nourishing face oil but for any cuts or dry skin (think cuticles, elbows, knees). It is a very healing oil. The Organic Pure Luxe Oil is a must have for layering. This is my go to Face Oil. A detailed breakdown is in the Fall Beauty Essentials.

I love love love face sprays. The way a face spray refreshes you after flying is everything. I can feel my skin awakening and drinking the benefits of the Alteya’s organic Bulgarian Rose Water face spray. It is so deeply hydrating. And the ultimate moisturizer SkinFood by Weleda. There is only one skinfood….don’t be fooled by wannabes. I also now take SIBU Beauty Face and body bar when I travel for the hotel. As I love how this bar keeps my skin moisturized.

Wherever your travels take you….enjoy the journey…spread love on your way and create cherished memories. As my daddy always told me, “this is life – not a dress rehearsal”.

These are just a few of my in flight beauty secrets. Stay tuned for part 2…

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8 Fall Skin Care Tips: Helping Your Skin Transition from Summer & Prep for Winter

As the famed literary character Anne of Green Gables says, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” The fall seasons brings with it crisp weather and a whole slew of seasonal fun. There are sweaters and layering. There are pumpkins and pumpkin spice treats. There are football games and costume parties. Really, there are few things to dislike about fall except how quickly the season ends.

Trouble for Your Skin

However, your skin may not embrace the changing seasons quite so enthusiastically. Every time there’s a change in the weather, your skin takes some time to adjust. And those adjustments may manifest as troublesome skin for a few weeks.

For example, during the winter months, your skin is producing more oil to stay hydrated. When the weather cools down, your skin has to prepare for dry, harsh air. Your skin will need to work hard to stay hydrated in the midst of rain, wind, and chilly temperatures. This might cause cracking or peeling skin, inflammation, and breakouts. Then as spring turns to summer and humidity increases, that oil now gets trapped under the surface of the skin and may leave it feeling greasy and acne-prone.

Help Your Skin Out

However, if you’re aware of the coming changes, you can go into defense mode and prevent some of the havoc that the changing seasons may wreak on your skin. By sticking to a consistent morning and evening ritual, you’ll be able to avoid some of the dreaded dry skin and irritation that usually occurs when the seasons change.

Read on for 8 fall skin care tips to help you seamlessly transition into the season of cool mornings and chilly nights.

1. Switch Up Your Cleanser

Many women love foaming cleansers that give a truly fresh-faced feeling in the nightly skincare routine. However, foaming cleansers can be a bit harsh when the weather cools down, since they’re more aggressive in removing oils from the skin’s pores. Switch to a cream cleanser to keep more of your skin’s natural oils intact.

2. Apply a Soothing Serum

Your skin needs all the help it can get to fight off tough winds in the cooler weather. We recommend using a hydrating serum like SIBU’s Hydrating Facial Serum on a daily basis to give your skin an added glow. Facial serum adds antioxidants to the skin, fights sun damage from the long summer days, and stimulates collagen.

 

3. Moisturize (and Then Moisturize Some More!)

It’s nearly impossible to over-moisturize when the air is drier and colder. Use a thicker cream and pay attention to all parts of your body for ultimate hydration. In the fall and winter, be sure to use a whole lineup of moisturizers:

4. Exfoliate Less Frequently

You’ll want to cut back on retinoids in cold weather, which most exfoliation products contain a heavy dose of. Try an oil-based scrub or mask just once a week to avoid irritating your skin and stripping it of natural oils.

5. Don’t Forget Your SPF

You may have overlooked number five on our list of fall skin care tips. Just because you’re not spending all day in the intense sunshine doesn’t mean you don’t need to apply SPF! Though the temperature may be cooler, the sun still can do damage to your skin, even on a cloudy day. Make sure your daily moisturizer still contains at least SPF 15 to keep you protected from the winter sun’s rays.

 

Pills

6. Take a Pill

Renew your skin from the summer sun damage with skin antioxidants. When taken in a pill form, they’ll restore hydration and radiance from the inside out. SIBU’s Omega-7 blend is a great way to start. Look for a pill with seaberry oil, fish oil, biotin, or zinc and calcium to really give your skin a boost.

7. Invest in Cuticle Oil

Many women experience dry cuticles in the fall and winter, which can be irritating and painful. SIBU’s convenient Miracle Stick Healing Balm is great for healing cracked cuticles, along with a slew of other healing remedies like sunburn relief and treatment for eczema.

8. Purchase a Home Humidifier

If you really want to combat troubles with your skin in the fall, use a home humidifier to keep the air inside your home more hydrating. Humidifiers can benefit your family in all sorts of ways aside from preventing dry skin. They’re known to help prevent illness, snoring, and even make your home feel warmer.

 

By following these fall skin care tips, you’ll be well on your way to firmer, more hydrated skin when the cold weather arrives. You’ll be glad you invested a little time and money in a fall skin care routine when you see the difference it makes! Get your autumn skin care fix by checking out our skin care line for even more reputable products that lead to truly luminous, healthy skin.

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Emma’s SIBU Journey: Model, Actress and Creator of Beauty Essentials Shares Her Top 3 Products

Happy September beauty lovers…..I hope you all had a fulfilling summer and feel refreshed and ready for the new season. For summer 2018 I was the face of the holistic skincare brand SIBU…. as the model I also shared my experience with the products.

So today I’m giving you a detailed look into the three products that had the most impact on my skin. SIBU is in sync with how I live and approach beauty and so it was a joy to be the face of this nourishing skincare.

Let’s start on the inside….

My approach to beauty is from the inside out and so I have to tell you about the superpower Omega-7 Juice Blend. For glowing skin and lustrous hair this is what you need. Who is omega 7? Oh she’s the goddess of glow. A little history on the source of omega 7. The Turkestanica Sea Berry (sea buckthorn) is an omega 7 powerhouse unmatched in its nutrient profile. Packed with over 190 bioactive compounds. It thrives in the extreme alpine environment of the Himalayan Highlands. It is a fascinating berry and I encourage you to discover more through their blog.

So what are the specific benefits I hear you ask…. I experienced an obvious extra glow in my skin and noticeable improvement in my skin tone and texture, my hair shined, my immune system definitely felt stronger and this is a powerful free radical scavenger (get those free radicals!), and it’s great for your heart (whatever age, our heart deserves non stop support for all its work and love). I have a shot every morning and also one a few hours before bed. Perfect for now, when the body needs extra support as the seasons kiss and say goodbye.

 

 

Now that our inside is nourished and supporting our skin, let’s talk serum. This is the best serum I’ve ever used. I’m addicted. My skin tone has never looked better. It’s season-less , so after using it all summer, I will be using it throughout the autumn and winter. I use the Hydrating Face Serum in the morning and evening. As my regular beauty essentials lovers know, I’m all about layering my skincare, especially in the cooler months. I apply this on clean skin, patting it gently into my face and neck. I let it absorb for 30-60 seconds before applying the Luxe Face Oil.

This serum is a protective barrier not only against the elements (although it does not replace spf) but also against the pollution our skin has to endure daily in the city…..smooth, radiant, firm, glowing skin. Yes please!

 

 

Luxury skincare never felt so good. The Organic Luxe Face Oil is superior in its results. My skin drinks this up and as a thank you gives me a pop pow glow. Are you sitting down? You should be, as the guest list of oils is impressive:

  • Argan Oil – hydrating
  • Sunflower Oil – age and wrinkle protection provided by vitamin E
  • Rosehip Oil (one of my favorite oils) – vitamin A & C protect against toxins/oxidation
  • Lavender Oil – calming and clarifying for the complexion
  • Frankincense Oil – cleansing.Antiseptic activity neutralizes toxins
  • Patchouli Oil – used for scars and blemishes
  • Sea Buckthorn Oil (the queen) – super hydrating, antibacterial, antimicrobial. I use this morning and night!

This 1 fl oz bottle of pure luxe is my in flight companion and work colleague for on set if my skin needs a moisture boost. It is the ultimate in luxury skincare. Luxury is quality and quality are products that feed your skin with clean ingredients that nourish it. What you put on your body goes in your body.

 

 

So turn your glow all the way up…..more….more….more….yeah! Let’s glow together as we transition into the new season…..

Emma is represented by Expressions Models.
Contact Greer at [email protected]
Blog post credit: https://www.beautyandfashiontech.com

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Using Omega 7 for Weight Loss

When trying to lose weight, many of us look to tools and tricks to help boost the metabolism and shed those unwanted pounds. One item that many are turning to for weight loss is the fatty acid omega 7. The palmitoleic acid in omega 7 can make it a weight loss gladiator.

Health Benefits of Omega 7

Fatty acids found in omega 3, 6, 9, and 7 can help to improve your health in many different ways. Some of the ways omega 7 improves weight loss are:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Decreases triglycerides
  • Lowers LDL cholesterol and increases HDL cholesterol
  • Helps the liver produce less fat AND
  • Helps stimulate the body to stop storing excess fat
  • Helps to regulate fat production within cells
  • Increases the body’s resilience to environmental toxins and stress
  • Protects the cardiovascular system
  • Improves blood sugar and reduces insulin resistance

Why Omega 7 Weight Loss Can Work

Omega 7 won’t miraculously make you lose a ton of weight. What they do instead is help to improve your overall health so your body is functioning more efficiently, which in turn can result in weight loss.

One way omega 7 helps with weight loss is by controlling metabolic syndrome, thus decreasing inflammation in your body due to stored fat deposits. Omega 7 also helps weight loss because it helps to control fat production better and decreases the amount of fat stored, which helps lose weight.

It can also act as an appetite suppressant which helps you feel full and reduces your desire to overeat. The combination of the health benefits and the suppressant qualities makes omega 7 weight loss a reality for many people that have struggled in the past.

Where/How Can I Get Omega 7 in my Diet?

Many sources of omega 7 are easy to find at your local grocery store:

  • Macadamia nuts and oil
  • Oily fish like salmon and sardines
  • Avocados
  • Olive oil

While these sources do contain some omega 7, they don’t come close to turkestanica sea buckthorn, reaching from 40%, up to 50% omega 7! SIBU’s Omega 7 Support supplements are made from sea buckthorn fruit and oil which make them rich in Omegas 3,6,9, and 7.

Some people claim that the omega 7 from Sea Buckthorn is not as safe as the omega 7 from olive oil or macadamia nuts. But that’s not true at all. Sea Buckthorn oil is minimally processed, which leaves all the good omega 7 benefits to help you with your overall health.

There are many health benefits associated with omega 7s that can help your whole body look and feel better. There are tons of benefits of using omega 7 supplements to help lose weight and reverse dangerous conditions like metabolic syndrome and diabetes. We are ready to help you when you’re ready to take control of your health and use the power of omega 7 products like Omega 7 Support to get a better life. Let us show you how adding this powerful omega 7 supplement can improve your health and happiness.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Simple Green Smoothies

By now you’ve probably heard how beneficial green smoothies can be for your overall health. But if you’re still feeling a little in the dark about the what, why, and when of green smoothies, you’ve come to the right place. There are many ways to make simple green smoothies to get you started and learn the basics.  

Why are Green Smoothies so Beneficial?

There are a lot of benefits of green smoothies. You probably have most of the green smoothie ingredients you need in your fridge right now and don’t even realize it. That’s what makes them such versatile health food superheroes. Here are a few ways simple green smoothies can help you be healthier:

  • Natural Weight Loss— Green smoothies are packed with fruit and veggies, which provide essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that help your body function at peak performance.
  • Add More Fruits and Veggies—Did you know eating 5-10 servings of fruits and veggies is important to maintain health? Green smoothie ingredients like dark leafy greens (spinach, kale, etc…) pair perfectly with sweet fruits like banana, mango, pineapple, and berries. The fruit adds fiber and makes the smoothie taste great. You could potentially get 3-5 servings of fruit and veggies in one smoothie.
  • Immune System Booster—By adding all these vitamins and minerals to your body, you are helping your body get the things it needs to fight off disease and infection. Citrus fruits and ginger give your immune system a boost, which is especially helpful during cold and flu season.

What Can You Put in a Green Smoothie?

One of the biggest benefits of green smoothies is how easy they are to make. Fresh greens, mixed with chunks of your favorite frozen or fresh fruit, are all the green smoothie ingredients you need to make a delicious and healthy meal or snack.

Frozen fruit is great to use in green smoothies because it provides fiber, helps mask the taste of the greens, and gives your smoothie a nice, creamy texture. It’s like drinking a dessert! Plus, frozen fruits (berries, cherries, mango, pineapple, peaches, etc…) are available year-round if you can’t get them fresh.

As for liquid, you can use water, Omega 7 Pure, 100% fruit juice (no sugar added is best), almond milk, soy milk, or whatever milk you like best. Almond milk can make your smoothie creamy, or if you prefer a sweeter smoothie, fruit juice might be the way to go. By combining these simple green smoothie ingredients, you can make something amazing.

Here are a few easy recipes for how to make a green smoothie:

Tropical Green Smoothie

1 cup fresh spinach

1 cup water

1/2 cup mango

1/2 cup pineapple

1 avocado

Blend the spinach and the water together until it resembles green water. Add the rest and blend until everything is combined.

Kid Friendly Green Smoothie

1 cup packed chopped curly kale
1 cup packed baby spinach
1 cup frozen chopped mango (or fruit of your choice)
1 cup no sugar added 100% fruit juice

Blend the kale, spinach, and juice together until blended. Add the frozen fruit and blend until smooth.

When Should I Drink my Green Smoothie?

The great thing about green smoothies is they are good anytime! Combine ingredients in zip-top bags and put them in the freezer for a quick breakfast. Just combine the contents in the blender with your favorite liquid (we love the Omega 7 Pure for our smoothies for a nutritional boost, plus omegas 3, 9, and 7) and you can be on the road in no time flat!  There are many benefits of green smoothies and they make a delicious meal or snack anytime, day or night.

As you can see, it’s easy to make simple green smoothies that are beneficial to your health. Want even more health tips? The SIBU Blog is full of great tips, recipes and lots of other information to help you be happier and healthier.

Detox Naturally With These Easy Tips

If the thought of doing a cleanse sends shivers through your colon, you’re certainly not alone. In the past, cleanses have typically been hardcore, regimented processes that monopolized your life for a few days. But it doesn’t have to be that difficult to detox your body.

In addition to natural detox cleanses using food and diet, supplements like Omega 7 Blend have natural body detoxing ingredients that help you feel better. Here are some easy and natural ways to detox your body and produce a natural detox cleanse:

Food for Thought

Many foods have natural body detoxing properties that can help you rid your body of unhealthy bacteria. By incorporating these foods into your diet, you’re about to detox your body without harsh chemicals or crazy regiments. Here are some of the most beneficial:

  • Mango—This delicious, exotic fruit is widely available and easy to get, both fresh and frozen. It’s long been used as a natural way to relieve constipation and detox your body. Try adding mango to a zesty salsa, fiber-boosting smoothie, or a quick afternoon snack to produce a natural detox cleanse.
  • Yogurt—Not all yogurt is created equal so you’ll have to be careful about which ones you choose. Look for minimally processed yogurt that is free from stabilizers and artificial sweetening agents. The probiotic qualities of yogurt are great at helping you restore bowel regularity and help detox your body in the long run.  
  • Flax Seeds—Flax seeds are your colons BFF. Not only are these little seed gladiators colon friendly, they have a ton of extra fiber, healthy protein, and essential fatty acids. They will help keep you full longer and act as a natural laxative that helps you achieve a natural detox cleanse. Try adding some to salads, toss in a smoothie, sprinkle on your oatmeal, or add it to rice pilaf. The options are limitless.

Soak it Out

It’s hard to believe that soaking in a hot bath can help to detox your body and provide a natural detoxing cleanse. When you add the right ingredients to your bath, your relaxing bath turns into a natural body detox. Here are some to try:

  • Salt—Use ¼ cup of sea or Himalayan salt, ¼ cup Epsom salt, ¼ cup baking soda, ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar, and 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil. Combine the salts and soda in a cup of boiling water until dissolved. Run a warm bath, add the salt solution, the vinegar and the oils to the bathwater. You can make the salt solution ahead of time and keep it in a quart jar in your bathroom.
  • Clay—You have two options for using bentonite clay to detox your body – soak or body mask. For a soak, mix ½ cup of clay with ½ cup of water and mix vigorously. Dissolve ½ cup Epsom salt and 10-15 drops of essential oil in a hot bath before adding the dissolved clay and soak for 20 minutes. If you prefer a body mask, mix some of the clay with some water to make a thick paste. Stand in your tub and apply the mask and allow it to dry before slipping into a warm bath. Use a washcloth or sponge to scrub away any remaining clay on your body during your soak.

As you can see, it’s easy to detox your body and give your body a natural detox cleanse without harsh chemicals or crazy detox fad diets. There are also many yoga poses that help you detox your body that you can incorporate into your yoga routine. SIBU has many health supplements that provide a natural detox cleanse for your body such as Omega 7 Blend.

Taking care of your body naturally has never been easier. Let us show you how SIBU can help you look and feel healthy and happy.

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The 10 Best Superfoods For Your Health

Eating healthy can be SO confusing these days. Low-fat or lots of fat? Carbs, low-carb, or no-carb? The key to a healthy diet that will benefit you inside and out is moderation, and consuming some of the best superfoods provides you the biggest bang for your buck. Packed with heart-healthy nutrients, cancer-preventing minerals, important antioxidants and Omega-7s, these 10 superfoods will be a beautiful and tasty way to satisfy all your needs.

Avocado

The avocado is an incredibly versatile superfruit that is packed with vitamins (K, C, B5, B6, and E), folate, antioxidants, and has more potassium than a banana. Avocados are high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. They can lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels, protect eyes from cataracts, and may even help prevent cancer.

Kale

One of the best superfoods for health is kale. This dark green, leafy vegetable is loaded with antioxidants. It protects from free radicals, can prevent cancer, controls cardiovascular diseases, and improves gut health. It is high in fiber, so is great for those on a glycemic-index based diet.

Sea Buckthorn Berry

Sea Buckthorn Berry is probably the superhero of the superfoods and is the best superfood for health. It is used to treat gout, skin rashes and irritations, sunburn, arthritis, gastrointestinal disease, coughs, congestion, asthma, angina, dry eye, dry skin, and acne. Sea Buckthorn has over 200 essential elements that help prevent cancer, alleviate sickness caused by cancer treatments, improve thought process and memory, and is even believed to hinder the aging process. An amazing superfruit, this tiny berry can also be made into soaps and moisturizers.

Beets

Another great superfood for health is the beet. Beets are high in manganese, iron, Vitamins C & B, potassium, and folate.  A great source of dietary fiber, they aid in skin care, alleviate anemia, and treat respiratory problems.

Salmon

As with all superfoods, salmon is high in antioxidants. It is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, 7 of the B-complex (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, & 12) which helps your body repair and reduces inflammation. It is also another great source of potassium and a source of selenium, which is vital to people with thyroid conditions.

Star Fruit

Also known as carambola, star fruit is a delicious sweet-sour citrus that is low in calories, but high in fiber and vitamin C. It is excellent for the urinary tract and gut health, improves hair and skin health, and this superfruit can even help you sleep better.

Flaxseed

The omega-3 in flaxseed aids in its heart-healthy benefits.  Flaxseed is one of the best superfoods to help keep blood sugar at proper levels and is great for weight loss because it helps you maintain a full feeling. Antioxidants help prevent cancer, treat diabetes, and resist heart disease.

Blueberries

High in folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, and fiber, with zero cholesterol, and very sweet and tasty, blueberries are a very well-known superfruit. Blueberries are high in antioxidants, and fight against free radicals, are wonderful for fighting heart disease, and great in improving eye health.

Guanabana

This Caribbean superfruit, also known as soursop, has many uses. It can treat rheumatism, stomach illnesses, fever, parasitic infections, and hypertension. It is also used as a sedative and is widely believed to prevent cancer. The creamy white fruit can be eaten, and the seeds and leaves are often dried and ground to make tea and medicine.

Dark Chocolate

Chocolate lovers have always known how great dark chocolate tastes, but now they are also learning about its status as a superfood for health. As with all of the superfoods on our list, it is high in antioxidants and is heart-healthy. This improved cardiovascular health results in improved brain process and overall health as well.

 

For more health and beauty tips and to learn more about the best superfoods and the sea buckthorn berry, visit the SIBU website today.

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Women – Integral Part of SIBU and Agents for a Better World

Empowerment and equal treatment of women are central tenets to Sibu’s business and culture and also the harvesting and propagation of our prized botanical around the world. This notion is also a necessary key to improving the culture we live in and that of the entire world.

From day-1, women have been an integral part of our operation.

The majority of people doing the hand-harvesting of our berries in the Tibetan cultural part of the Indian Himalayas, organized by a local co-operative that SIBU helped put in place, are local women. This work is ideal for local women because they can harvest as much or as little as they have time to harvest and are paid by the weight of the product they bring to our local processing stations. It is an empowering kind of job that rewards them the same as the men and allows them to supplement their household income when and where it is most convenient.

This operation SIBU arranged earned an in-person Thank You and acknowledgment by the Dalai Lama himself. (One location that he lives part of the time is a stone’s throw from some of the wild sea buckthorn groves we harvest from in an area called Shey.)

SIBU would like to recognize some of the great female influencers of our time that helped the world recognize a need for gender equality. A few of these include:

  • Margaret Thatcher
  • Billie Jean King
  • Rosa Parks
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Princess Dianna
  • J. K. Rowling
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • millions and millions more…

We have far to go to realize the equality these thought leaders foresaw and continue to strive for in our world. SIBU supports such leaders and believes their vision will help make this a better world.

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Loving the Skin You’re In – Look Good & Feel Good

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.

  • WASH YOUR FACE EVERY NIGHT BEFORE YOU GO TO BED!

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.

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)!