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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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A Nice Trio to Have
from Burlington Ont
I like products that are natural and Sibu fits the bill. The body cream is wonderful, sinks right into the skin with no residue. It has a nice clean fresh smell. The undereye cream and the night cream go right into the skin to, leaving it feeling moisturized. But my skin didn't feel dewy...it felt like it needed more product...especially under the eyes. I think this is a great line for someone in their twentys and thirtys but I think for more mature skin, like their sixtys, a richer product is needed.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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REALLY GOOD PRODUCTS!
Have really enjoyed using these three products! The eye cream is light but hydrating; the night cream feels good and almost has a tightening feeling although not drying! The body lotion is terrific. I love the smell and the hydration it gives. I put it everywhere and use it liberally! It is a good hand cream as well. While I am on this line, I love their cleanser and I am almost 70 years old. Am very impressed with all of Sibu's products! And I have tried many!
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Love this Line
I am new to this line, and I love it. I had recently purchased the cleanser, serum, day cream and seed oil.I purchased this trio of Night cream, Eye cream and Body Cream to have a more complete treatment. What I like about this line is that the skin seems to absorb it completely and almost immediately. I have very sensitive eyes and eye area; and so far, the eye cream moisturizes without causing any "puffiness", or irritation. The night cream absorbs immediately;and, so again there isn't any residue remaining to seep into eyes and or pillow cases.The body lotion is fabulous. I awoke in the night with an extreme leg itch and irritation (dry skin). I got up and slathered the body lotion on my leg. I could feel the coolnes immediately, and within about 30 minutes the irritation had completely vanished. Restful sleep returned!Great Line!!
By New to Sibu
This was my first Sibu purchase (along with the face wash and bars). The eye cream is nice and absorbs quickly. I thnk it's already helped with the puffiness under my eyes. The night cream is really nice and creamy (but not too thick) and leaves my skin really soft. I really like the night cream. The lotion absorbs really nicely too. The only thing is that the lotion has a distinct smell from the berries (light orangey), and I am very sensitive to smells in lotions. It's not strong by any means, but I probably won't use it too much.