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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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I shake the bottle very well as per the instructions and then use 2 pumps for my neck and face.It only foams if you use too much. I apply it after the toner and before the Sibu day or night cream.If you only use 2 pumps for the face and neck it is not sticky and absorbs into the skin right away leaving it soft and silky.I also use the Sibu liquid supplement and the Sibu sofgel tablets and love the results in my skin!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I really like this serum, The only thing I find strange is that it turns a white soapy texture on application.
( 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Didn't do it for me
from British Columbia
This is the only Sibu product I wasn't wowed by. I am a total serum junkie - this one foams up when I apply - which I've never experienced before - and doesn't seem to make much of a difference to my skin.It is quite runny and doesn't absorb right away - just not for me - but I seem to be in the minority.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Really Nice Serum
Just received the Sibu serum, after having tried the Sibu Seabuckthorn seed oil prior. The serum is really light, smells great, and soaks in quickly. It has left my skin feeling soft and I believe it is brightening my complexion. What I like best about Seabuckthorn, is that it is natural, helps control oil production, while providing antioxidant protection. Taken internally, it is a great help in cholesterol reduction -- I tested this by taking the Sibu gel caps, and my cholesterol tests came back with huge improvements! So, if it's good on the inside, it must be good on the outside too!
( 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I liked that this line of Sibu shin care is made of natural ingrediants. This Serum made my skin feel good.I unfortunately developed an allergic reaction after 3 days of use so I had to discontinue using all of their products. I was disappointed as I thought my skin looked and felt better up until I broke out in hives. I would recommend this skin care line as it does make your skin look and feel better, I just can't use it unfortunately.
I love this product and along with the sibu sea hawthorm berry drink I really can see an improvement in my skin. I will never give this product up! It is the best!!
( 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from COBBLE HILL
Love all the Sibu that I have tried, have not had a problem with one of them and I am happy to use more natural products on my skin. The serum works as well some very expensive and unnatural products that I have tried in the past.
Applies smoothly and absorbs quickly. Not sticky. Leaves skin silky soft and moist. Feels like my skin has more tone.
Best serum ever!
from NORTH YORK
I use this serum am and pm and I love it! It makes my skin so smooth. I have noticed diminished pore sizes as well as less wrinkle lines in the forehead. I also use less moisturizer after using the serum. I love this serum! A must have in any beauty regimen!!!!
I have been using Sibu products for almost a year. When the serum came out, I bought it immediately and added it to my daily routine. I use 2 pumps for my face and neck. If you let it dry for a minute or two, it is not sticky. I highly recommend all of the Sibu products!!!