What is the Function of Collagen for My Skin’s Health?

Whether catching the tail end of Dr.Oz or reading about it in the latest Marie Claire, chances are you’ve already heard about this thing called “collagen.”

Even though you recognize the word, and may even associate it with sagging skin (you’d be right!), do you really know what collagen is… how to get more of it, and why exactly you need it for your skin?

Let’s delve a bit deeper into this skin care mystery shall we?

What is collagen and what does it do?

Collagen is made up of strings of protein called amino acids which helps to keep the skin youthful, muscles and bones strong, and digestive system working in good shape. When it comes to amounts of this protein we have inside us, collagen is at it’s the highest when we are born and throughout our childhood, but naturally decreases as we age.

It’s this decrease in collagen that is responsible for visible signs of aging such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and even weakened bones.

Keep in mind however that even though we naturally lose collagen as the years go by, other lifestyle factors such as a diet high in sugar, extended sun exposure, and smoking, are all contributors to a decrease in as well.

So how do we increase the collagen in our bodies (namely our skin) and start to reverse this degenerative process? It’s a lot easier than you may think, and doesn’t take a visit to the fountain of youth…

How do I increase the collagen in my skin?

When we lose collagen in our skin, there are visible signs other than wrinkles.

Try this experiment: pinch the skin on your hand and see how quickly it bounces back… if it bounces back quickly, your collagen levels are strong. If it takes longer for your skin to bounce back, that may be a sign that you should start to increase the collagen in your skin right away.

However, it’s never too early to get ahead of it!

Boosting collagen production can be done in a few ways, namely: through diet and food, through supplements, through injections, and through applying topical collagen.

Since supplement recommendations and injections should come from your Doctor, we will take a look at diet and topical collagen production today.

Increasing collagen through diet

In order to get the most out of our diets when it comes to sources of collagen, the best foods to eat are those which are high in protein. This includes beef (bone broth), chicken (breast), fish, and even egg shell membranes!

Other plant based sources of collagen which will give you glowing skin include: spinach, kale, berries, garlic.


Why applying collagen topically as we age is important

Eating a healthy diet does benefit in many ways, however as our skin ages, the long strings of amino acids break down to form short strings, known as peptides.

When peptides are present in the body, this means that collagen has been lost and they in turn signal the body to produce more. However, as we age and lose more collagen, we lose those peptides, which is why applying them topically to the skin will signal your body to start producing more.

This then will start to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and aging.

Luckily, it’s not hard to find good skincare products that have natural peptides built into them!

If you’re looking for an all in one solution, SIBU’s Hydrating Facial Serum is infused with a combination of skin healthy vitamins, Hyaluronic acid and Sea Berry (Sea Buckthorn) extract,  which fortifies the skin against the aging process and helps repair damage at a cellular level.

Dr. Axe & the Benefits of Sea Buckthorn

Sea buckthorn (sea berry) is rapidly gaining popularity across the world.

More and more information is surfacing almost daily regarding the benefits of sea buckthorn. From beauty to health, sea buckthorn truly is a wonder berry that’s been aiding not only problematic skin, but helping to improve our healthy  in many ways.

We’ve said it before. Sea buckthorn is more than just beauty food.

Check out Dr. Axe’s sea buckthorn review of the many benefits it provides, such as:

  • Minimize/Prevent Skin Problems
  • Reduces Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
  • Helps Prevent Infections & Boosts Immunity
  • Combats Cardiovascular Disease

Click here for the full article from Dr. Axe>>>>

 

3 Dry Skin Care Tips & Skin Therapy Products

This is the time of year when your skin, hair and even your lips dry out, leaving you feeling itchy and your skin looking less than bright.

It may get a little frustrating, but fortunately there are ways you can combat the dryness so that your skin feels hydrated and healthy once again!

Keep reading to find out a few of our favorite dry skin care tips for putting moisture back into your skin and preventing a loss of moisture in the future!

Exfoliate

Exfoliation is the best thing you can do for your skin, to instantly relieve itchiness and dullness, as exfoliation helps to immediately strip old, flaky skin cells from your face and body. The result is smoother, softer and healthier looking skin that can better absorb any products applied after.

Our Exfoliating Face and Body Scrub contains our signature ingredient, namely Sea Berry, along with apricot to effectively, yet gently, remove all dead skin cells, and balance moisture levels for clear, touchable, soft skin.

Opt For Deeper Hydration

This is the perfect time of year to go deeper when it comes to hydration, and this is why we highly recommend adding a facial serum into your routine.sea buckthorn hydrating serum

The molecules in a serum are smaller than those found in a moisturizer and they contain 10 times the active ingredients of a moisturizer. This means serums penetrate deep, where they can deliver their active ingredients at a cellular level. This doesn’t, however, mean you should ditch your moisturizer. Serums and moisturizers should be used together for best results, as a moisturizer helps to lock in the hydrating benefits of your serum.

Our Hydrating Facial Serum contains Sea Berry, hyaluronic acid and vitamins to fight free radicals, brighten the complexion and promote the formation of collagen.

For Your Body

After scrubbing away your dry skin woes with our body scrub, it’s time to add some deep moisture into your parched skin. Our Moisturizing Body Cream contains a magical combination of ingredients that will leave your skin feeling like silk.

The healing attributes of Sea Berry are combined with the soothing and hydrating benefits of aloe, as well as the rich emollient properties of shea butter for moisture that can’t be rivaled!

SIBU Skincare Video Testimonial

“It’s one of those products you hope to find… and I have finally found it…” – Brenna

Problematic skin can be an incredibly frustrating challenge to overcome.

…. And the worst part??

All those products we’ve tried (and have spent our hard earned money on) that ended up making our skin breakout, flare up, or just flat out didn’t work.

Dealing with unhappy skin is no walk in the park, but, the good news is that there are solutions that do work.

SIBU can change your skin for the better. Check out what Brenna has to say in this short, but sweet video clip. Thanks Brenna!

Sea Buckthorn for Beauty & Health


It’s the most commonly heard question here at SIBU…

What is sea buckthorn (sea berry)?

In short… Sea buckthorn is a tiny, tart, nutrient dense berry high in over 190 naturally occurring nutrients, rich in a vegan source of omegas 3, 6, 9 and highly sought after for the elusive omega 7.

Sea buckthorn goes by a few different names, including sea berry, sandthorn, and sallowthorn.

To ask, “what is sea buckthorn”, is a heavily loaded question as it can benefit different people, in different ways.

Here are some of the traditional uses of sea buckthorn, or as we like to call it, sea berry:

Beauty Food

Sea berry’s high levels of omega 7 help nourish the skin, hair and nails form the inside-out.

Look at it this way… We’re all familiar with vitamin C and the role it plays with our immune system right?

Well during the 1500’s-1800’s, Scurvy, a disease caused by lack of vitamin C, ran rampant, killing an estimated 2 million sailors at sea.

Why? Because their body didn’t have the necessary building blocks and nutrients, in this case vitamin C, to protect itself. Little did they know, by simply adding a food high in vitamin C would have solved their problem.

Beauty is no different.

If your body doesn’t have the right tools (nutrients/foods), how could it ever build healthy skin, hair, or nails? That’s where omega 7 comes in to the rescue! Feeding your body the right nutrients to truly produce healthy skin, hair and nails from the inside-out.

But remember, not all sea buckthorn is created equal

Whole Body Health & Immune System Support

Over 190 naturally occurring nutrients and omegas 3, 6, 9, and 7 create an abundant wholefood that address many deficiencies in the body.

One of the major causes of sickness and disease come from nutritional deficiencies.

Thomas Edison was well ahead of his time when he said, “The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”

Think of Mother Nature as the ultimate supplement company. Unlike man-made supplements, sea buckthorn is a wholefood that your body will easily recognize and assimilate. The same can’t be said for man-made supplements, which enter the body as a foreign substance. To a degree, the body will naturally reject this.

We could never re-create nature’s perfect recipes in a lab. And why would we want to when it’s already there for us?!

Skin Repair

Over 1,000 years of history has shown sea berry to help promote accelerated healing, reduced scarring, and calming problematic, sensitive skin.

We did a lot of digging through customer feedback and testimonials, and what we found was that the people who see the most dramatic improvements are dealing with:

  • Sensitive Skin
  • Excessively dry skin
  • Aging skin
  • Acne prone skin
  • Red, inflamed skin

Science today is proving what our ancestors instinctively knew. With over 300 published studies on sea buckthorn (sea berry), it’s hard to deny the benefits.

What Does A Toner Do For Your Face and How Do You Use It?

Whether you are a newbie to skincare or a skincare expert, what most of us think of when we think of a basic skincare regime is a cleanser, exfoliator and moisturizer.

Many of us seem to skip over one of the most important steps; the toner.

Maybe you aren’t sure what a toner is, or maybe you’ve always thought of it as an unnecessary extra step with no real benefits to your skin.

A toner, however, can provide your complexion with an array of noticeable benefits, and once you add one to your routine, you aren’t likely to skip this step again!

Keep reading to find out a few excellent benefits of a toner, and why we think you will fall in love with our toner here at SIBU.

How A Toner Can Benefit Your Skin

Toners of the past gained a bit of a bad reputation thanks to undesirable ingredients like alcohol that left your skin feeling tight and dry. Other harsh ingredients also aggravated sensitive skin or even caused an allergic reaction.

Fortunately, natural toners today are filled with hydrating ingredients along with antioxidants to plump and firm the skin.

Here’s just a few of the wonderful benefits you can derive from a good facial toner:

  • Smoother skin
  • A healthy glow
  • Tighter pores
  • Fewer breakouts
  • A balanced pH level for healthier skin
  • A more hydrated complexion

Why We Recommend Our Clarifying Toner

At SIBU we offer an excellent Clarifying Toner that offers all of the above benefits, along with powerful anti-aging properties thanks to the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Omega 7, found in Sea Berry.

This toner will refresh, re-hydrate and re-energize your skin, leaving it looking and feeling soft and supple with a beautiful radiance. It also doesn’t leave behind a sticky residue like many other toners you may have encountered before.

Bonus Tips

A spritz of toner over your face and neck, morning and night before you apply your facial oil, serum or moisturizer is an excellent way for your skin to achieve maximum hydration benefits.

Try a spritz over your makeup too to add instant hydration to you skin, and to help set your makeup for the day!

Now that you know how a toner can fit nicely into your routine, we encourage you to try it out for yourself. Keep it in your handbag so that you can refresh and hydrate your skin at any time of the day or night!

SIBU & Mother Earth Living Magazine

Did you hear?!

SIBU has been featured in Mother Earth Living Magazine’s Best for Personal Care section

Thanks Mother Earth Living!

SIBU Sea Berry Therapy is Your ‘Rescue’ for Problematic Skin

Is your skin dull and tired looking? Do your days start early and end late?

We all have busy lives with a fair amount of emotional and physical stress. These daily stressors, as well as the environmental stress that we can’t escape, can have a rather negative effect on how our skin looks & feels.

SIBU Sea Berry Therapy is your “rescue” for problematic skin. Our Sea Berry (sea buckthorn) products are an exceptional source of nutrients to give your skin the look and feel that you’ve been longing for.

Grown and harvested at 12,000 ft. above sea level, our Sea Berry (ssp. Turkestanica) is packed with over 190 bioactive compounds, and is the world’s richest source of Omega 7 – that elusive fatty acid that IS the building block for healthier skin, hair and nails.

Here is a quick “rescue” to give you the look and feel of beautiful, healthy skin:


Step 1
– Exfoliate with our Exfoliating Face & Body Scrub. One minute in the shower with this scrub will give your skin the “glow” you’ve been missing. Apricot and sea buckthorn oils mildly slough away surface dead skin cells, leaving behind the soft, radiant skin you forgot you had. Use 1-2 times per week.


Step 2
– Achieve deep hydration and boost collagen production with our Hydrating Serum. After cleansing, apply 1-2 pumps all over the face and neck. Hyaluronic acid and Sea Berry (sea buckthorn) extract fortify the skin against the aging process and help repair damage at a cellular level. You will see a brighter complexion and a more even skin tone.


Step 3
Nourishing Face Cream is the perfect finishing touch for everyday beautifully nourished skin. This light-weight and quickly absorbed daytime face cream, creates a healthy, natural moisture barrier on the skin. Layered under your makeup or worn by itself, it leaves your skin looking it’s best.

There you have it – 3 easy steps to a brighter, healthier complexion. Want to take that healthy skin to the next level? Check out our Sea Berry Therapy Omega-7 Supplements here >>>

Learn About Sea Buckthorn (Sea Berry) Benefits

It’s okay if you have no idea what sea berry is.

Sea Berry (sea buckthorn) has a history dating back over 13 centuries, yet, so few have heard of the incredible benefits of this tiny, pea sized orange berry.

In today’s day and age, information is at our fingertips.

Sea Berry is no different. More and more information is constantly surfacing about this little berry.

Argoweb.org posted a great article on The Amazing Values of Sea Berry. Here’s a short snippet….

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) is a super fruit full of all the Omegas – 3, 6, 9 and the rare 7, as well as a host of antioxidants and other healing nutrients. It has been used to heal psoriasis and make skin glow, boost immunity, slow aging, and lower cholesterol, but it also has numerous other qualities that make it a superior source of vitamins and minerals we all need.  – Read the full article here

But remember, Not All Sea Berry is Created Equal! Be sure to do your research.

The SIBU Sea Buckthorn Difference

More than just a sea buckthorn company…

Like the old saying, “You’ll fall for anything, if you don’t stand for something”

Here at SIBU we take great pride in what we stand for and the actions we take to provide the best sea buckthorn (sea berry) puree and sea buckthorn oil quality for skin care and supplements.

We’re more than just a “skin care company”.  It’s the T7 Difference that Makes All the Difference.

So what exactly is T7?

T7 is SIBU’s proprietary process for bringing you the highest sea buckthorn oil products available, harvested in the most environmentally sensitive and socially responsible ways.

  • Our “harvest to shelf” production begins with the Turkestanica Sea Berry, a subspecies harvested exclusively in the Himalayan Highlands at 12,000 feet above sea level. The little orange berry, used for over 13 centuries, is wild-crafted and sustainably harvested and is the world’s richest source of Omega-7.
  • Co-ops of Himalayan women are hired by SIBU and work following fair trade practices to gently hand-harvest the berries in the traditions of their ancestors. They are able to earn enough during the 4-6 week harvest to support their families through the harsh Himalayan winter.
  • “Super-Critical CO2 Extraction” is used exclusively to retain the nutrients found in the berry’s seed and fruit oils. The pulping process takes place in SIBU’s own vertically integrated facilities within just a few hours of the harvest.
  • A final “triple-test” quality control system ensures that the sea berry pulp, fruit and seed oils maintain our optimum standards for Omega-7 potency and superior product quality. Three, independent premier testing laboratories are used to test for the key nutrients that make Sea Berry so valuable to health and beauty.