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High in the Himalayas, there is a bight orange berry that has nourished generations of ancient mountain dwellers. Scientists call this wholesome berry Hippophae rhamnoides, but Himalayan natives call it "sea buckthorn". The primary ingredient of Sibu Beauty products can be found clinging to rock walls and growing along glacier-fed streams at elevations from 10,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level. Considered the roof of the world, the Himalayas are home to this willow-leaved, thorn and berry-laden plant.
Sibu founder Bruce McMullin stumbled across this unique fruit white visiting the region and was inspired to create a company based on sea buckthorn's remarkable properties and ancient folklore. Sibu is also known as the "Sea Buckthorn Company". McMullin and co-founder Ryan Lewis began the company by using science that was readily available. They found hundreds of studies which lauded the extraordinary levels of vitamin C & E, essential fatty acids and dozens of other bioactive substances found in sea buckthorn. Over 120 specific studies on seabuckthorn and countless studies on the biological properties found in Sea Buckthorn have shown that this little berry helps to promote health. Sea Buckthorn has earned its title of superfruit because it features a variety of powerful anti-oxidants and is the only plant in the world known to contain essential fatty acids 3, 6, 7, and 9.
Before sea buckthorn can be used to create a product, it must make a remarkable journey. Just as has been done for generations, villagers living high in the Himalayas harvest the sea buckthorn berries in the early hours of the morning. Only the berries that are perfectly ripe are chosen and gathered into cloth sack and then into large tubs to be sorted and immediately processed. Once the berries are picked, the processing time clock begins. Sea buckthorn berries must be picked in the cool hours of the morning before the intense radiation of the sun can rob the berries of their nutritive properties. Harvesters - more than 2500 people employed by Sibu - have only six to eight weeks to gather this precious fruit before it loses its potency. Because of Sibu's commitment to fair trade - those two months of employment provide enough income to sustain their families throughout the harsh winter. To capture it in its most potent state, the berry will be pureed that same morning in the local village where harvesters and their families have lived for hundreds of years. This is where ancient processing techniques meet modern technology. The berries are made into a traditional puree and then promptly delivered to Sibu's processing facilities, frozen and sent to Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sibu has spent a great amount of time and effort to bring you the best sea buckthorn berries available in the world. Whenever possible, the company uses packaging, literature and shipping materials that are easily recyclable, met Forest Stewardship Council guidelines and promote a greener, more earth-friendly environment.
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Winter skin wonder!
from ST. CATHARINES
I really was not noticing anything significant about this product until I too noticed that my elbows were smooth as silk! I have also noticed I do need as much body lotion after the shower! I will give it a little longer for the nails.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I could see a difference in my nails and hair.
Good results on hair
from Markham, Ontario
I only gave the sibu capsules a 3 star rating because even though I have seen a significant improvement in the texture of my hair after 3 months of use (no more "see through" spots), I am having a problem with the amount of capsules in each container. Not sure if anyone else has this problem but one container might have 60 capsules, another 62 and yet another 59. I spoke to a customer service agent at the Shopping Channel about this and am hoping that this problem will be addressed. Overall, I am pleased with the product.
By MARILYN THE SHOPPER
My skin has always been very good and I don't know if I can attribute the rosey glow to the sibu, but my skin looks a lot better when I take sibu!
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Can't quite believe it!
from Winnipeg, Manitoba
I purchased this product after reading all the reviews. I have only been using it for a little over two weeks, so I can't really say much about hair or nails (that's why four stars instead of five).However, and this is the part that I can't quite believe, my skin stopped itching! This time of the year, as soon as I'm out of the shower, my skin begins to itch and I have to apply lots of body cream. I get up in the morning, and there I am, having to apply some more. Ever since I started taking the capsules, I find that I need very little and sometimes I even forget the creams! This is a first for me, and now I can't even imagine not taking this product.
Love, love this oil. Have never had anything that has kept me so regular for about 50 years, if you have these problems this is the product for you and it has done wonders for my hair loss. Am a lifer on this product.
For hair, there is nothing better
By Forever young
I used the liquid and the jell capsules of theis products. Well, I'll try anything once.....only my hair become unmanagable, dull looking and I had more bad hair days. I wondered why? so I thought I'll reorder the capsules and started with souble dose, and majic! I now realise that I can not be without it. I clip my nails short, so i would not know if it works on that level, but my hair feels great!and getting better day by day. Please never discontinue this products. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
On my third reorder
from SESEKINIKA Ontario
Just received my third reorder of the 90 day supply today and won't ever be without this product. Works well with the soap. Love all their products.
from peterborough, ontario
at 55yrs of age i am always looking for something to make me look younger, however, after taking the sibu cap. i was not expecting to look like a pimply faced teenager. even as a teenager i did not have acne. not good for me.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Sibu beauty-ful skin
The claims all sounded good but I became a believer when I noticed that my normally rough, dry elbows looked and felt and looked normal after taking a capsule a day when years of trying other moisturizers had done nothing but leave a dent in my pocketbook!Thank you Sibu!