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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.)

In this, the month of March, Women’s History Month, 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.

Every order over $100 after discounts applied will get a FREE Hydrating Serum AND a FREE Purifying Mask! (a $79.90 value!) At checkout, use coupon code: WOMEN
Offer expires 3/31/18 – Free shipping only valid in the USA – Cannot be combined with other offers

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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)!


 …Look for the red heart SALE tag! Coupon code: FBL18 | Expires Wednesday 2/28/18


Stuff the Stockings with SIBU

Who wouldn’t love a little SIBU surprise in their Christmas stocking this year?!  Give the gift of beautiful skin and whole body health this Holiday season with SIBU skincare and supplements.  Here’s a quick list to make stuffing the stockings a bit easier this year…
*Cleansing Face & Body Bar – If you have skin (or a teenager in your house) you need this bar soap!  Made with Sea Berry and gluten-free oatmeal, it nourishes the skin while it removes the dirt, excess oils and makeup that build up on our skin each day.
*Sea Berry Seed Oil – This is your skins’ SUPER HERO!  Whether you have dry skin, or you are concerned about the signs of age or even if you have breakout that you’d like to get under control, this is the product for you (or the one you love!)
*Nourishing Face Cream – Perfectly hydrated skin is a gift we would all love to get!  Sea Berry oil, aloe, meadow foam oil and shae butter all combine to strengthen your skins natural ability to retain moisture.  This one is light weight, smells great and will even please the “I don’t use a moisturizer” guy on your list.
*Moisturizing Body Cream – This body cream is a favorite of anyone who’s ever tried it!  The smell is perfect; not too much and citrusy fresh.  It will leave your dry winter skin happy as Santa on a beach in the Bahamas!
*Miracle Stick – Just recently re-released as part of the SIBU line, Miracle Stick is a must-have for everyone on your list!  Whether you winter on the ski slopes or on a beautiful sunny beach, this easy-to-use stick needs to be in your bag.  It is SUPER THERAPY for dry or damaged skin and will heal and soothe windburn, sunburn,  cracked heels or cuticles, eczema or any type of rash or irritated skin.  Oh and did I mention it’s ALL NATURAL?!
*Omega-7 Support Soft Gels – Give the gift of healthy skin, hair and nails!  SIBU does beauty from the INSIDE and  from the outside.  Two soft gels a day provides all of the power of Sea Berry and its 190 bioactive nutrients including Omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9.
So there you have it!  Don’t wait until the last minute to “stuff” the stockings.  Go to https://www.sibu.com/
and “Spin” for Great Skin on our Holiday Wheel of Deals.  Get the gifts you (and everyone on your list) want and get a great deal too!
Merry Christmas!

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The Sea Berry Harvest Begins!

High in the Himalayan desert regions of India and Tibet, sea buckthorn, a thorny shrub dense with bright and bitter orange berries, grows wild like a weed. Scrappy and hard to harvest, sea buckthorn or sea berry is a superfruit and a game changer for beautiful, healthy skin.

SIBU’s Turkestanica sea berries grow exclusively in the Leh & Nubra valleys of northern India where they are harvested during a short 4-6 week period in the early fall.  Turkestanica is the most nutrient dense of all sea buckthorn subspecies due to the harsh environment in which it grows.  The harvest is a time for celebration in these remote villages of the Himalayan Highlands.  SIBU hires co-ops of local village women who hand harvest the berries as it has been done for generations.  Great pride is taken in the commitment SIBU has made to these villagers. Fair trade and sustainable practices provide income for many individuals and families throughout the region.

Almost 90 percent of the world’s sea berry (sea buckthorn) forests are found in India and Tibet.  High altitude, dry heat, severe cold, and hardscrabble soil combine to produce a fruit rich in over 190 bioactive compounds including antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E; fatty acids, flavonoids, and carotenoids; and skin-fortifying trace minerals such as selenium, zinc, copper, sulfur, potassium and magnesium.

Sea berry is considered a miracle fruit because it yields the highest natural concentrations of omega 7s available and is rich in omega 3s and 6s. Unlike omegas 3 and 6, omega 7 (palmitoleic acid), a lesser known omega, is not an essential fatty acid and therefore our bodies do synthesize it.  However, because of our modern-day diets we don’t get enough of the components to make omega 7 naturally.  As we age, our production of omega 7 begins to decrease and the need for it in our bodies increases.

Clinical studies have shown that omega 7, taken internally and applied topically, is an elixir for the skin: It soothes eczema and helps clear up acne; stimulates collagen production, keeps skin firm, aids in elasticity; strengthens hair and nails; and promotes tissue regeneration. It also benefits cardiovascular, liver, and brain function and improves the metabolism.

SIBU’s Omega-7 supplements provide an excellent Vegan source of the omega fatty acids.  Whether you prefer an easy-to-swallow soft gel or a morning “shot” of  Omega-7 Pure, the benefits of sea berry are certain to give you the boost you need for both whole body health and natural beauty.


SIBU’s Sea Berry Seed Oil Is The Only Beauty Product You Need by UrthAve (+special discount)

Did you hear? SIBU has been featured on UrthAve as “the only beauty product you need” –  Click here to read the full article.


UrthAve Special Offer 30% OFF Coupon Code: URTHAVE30

Here’s a small snippet of what they have to say about our #1 beauty oil, SIBU Sea Berry Seed Oil:

“This amazing little bottle of oil is great for treating any kind of “problematic skin” issues, but we have found it most effective as a spot treatment for stubborn pimples.

We generally prefer natural acne treatments and in the past have used tea tree oil as a spot treatment for those stupid hormonal induced whiteheads. However, as effective as tea tree oil is, it is really drying and can replace the pimples with a dry scab. A few dabs of the Sea Berry Oil on the spot, after washing your face with some natural soap, will make it magically disappear. Well not magically, it does take a few hours. But if you do that before going to bed, then sleep on a clean pillow case, we can promise the pimple will shrink significantly, if not altogether disappear by the morning.

And the best part is it won’t be replaced by any kind of dryness or scabbiness, which is seriously a blessing sent from above….” Click here for the full article>>>