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, especially for those struggling with vegan collagen options. 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.
Did you hear? SIBU has been featured on UrthAve as “the only beauty product you need” – Click here to read the full article.
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>>>