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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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The only soap I will ever use.....ever!!
By Gold nugget
from Victoria BC
I love this soap. I use it every day for my whole body, as well as my face. It is not drying or irritating and has a beautiful light scent. I am allergic to most perfumes and never had a problem using Sibu soap. The exfoliating property is an added bonus!I always buy the six pack so I am not without.Would love to see this as a Showstopper!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Does'nt get any better!
from Edmonton (AB)
This soap is a-ma-zing! I've used it as a body bar and a facial bar. I love the exfoliating leaves that are incorporated.I can't believe how exfoliating this bar is, without tearing at my skin, and yet my skin never feels dry or tight after cleansing. I am also thrilled that this bar has almost completely cleared up my acne when no other products have worked (including p-active and things my derm prescribed)!!! Thank you Sibu!
LOVE THIS SOAP
I can't believe how good this is for my skin!! I'm using it in the shower as well and my skin just loves this stuff!! I use it to wash my face morning and night and my skin looks better now then when I used skin products costing 5 times the amount I paid for this soap. I just ordered another 6 bars.
Best soup ever!
from Montreal Quebec
I love this product! I have dry skin and this soap not only cleans without leaving a dry feeling but your skin will improve. My teeanage son also loves it! This soap is for the whole family.
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST
from THUNDER BAY (ON)
For several years now, I have used this soap as a body soap as well as on my face. My always sensitive skin feels clean, fresh and NOT dried out after I use it. I always order enough to have on hand and proudly give it away as a gift to my special friends and family. I love this soap.
Simply the best!
from Sydney, Nova Scotia
This is the best soap I have ever cleansed my face with...it lathers beautifully, smells wonderful and leaves your skin feeling soooooo clean and refreshed. My sons love it for shaving. Wish I could buy it by the case!
Where it all started...
from Bracebridge, Ontario
I started a personal trend with this soap! Many months ago I ordered this product and was so impressed with the quality and result, I progressed to the supplement caps and the facial cleanser, serum and moisturizer. Now after several repeat orders,I give the soap as gifts and so far each recipient has asked where to get this for themselves..that speaks volumes in itself! Please please please continue this wonderful line!
The only soap I will use on my face, luxurious lather, effortlessly removes makeup, leaving face clean without feeling stripped. Lasts and lasts with no harsh ingredients. Love this soap!
nice for the face
always searching for face cleansers that are simple to use and effective,found it.
Can't live without this soap
from SESEKINIKA Ontario
I am addicted to this soap. From now on it's all I will ever use. My husband who hardly ever says anything about my shopping channel purchases uses this soap and loves it. I have given the odd bar away but I tend to be stingy and keep it for myself.