The ‘beauty berry’

Have you heard the buzz about the latest “beauty berry,” the fruit of the sea buckthorn shrub?  TV’s Dr. Oz was blown away by its benefits and ballyhooed it on a recent show. He cited a study using mice that promised amazing weight control benefits. Sea buckthorn berries are rich in nutrients such as vitamins and especially Omega 3, 6, and 9, as well as the essential fatty acid, Omega-7 that is essential for collagen production.

 
Topically, sea buckthorn berries have been shown to help reverse sun damage, fine lines, and even help skin build collagen. There are studies that show that sea buckthorn oil helps to reduce inflammation and promotes healing.
 
Recently I tried the Sibu organic line of skin care. It is lovely to use, and leaves skin feeling soft and moist. There are three basic products that can be purchased for $89 from the Sibu site. Balancing Facial Cleanseris a gentle cleaner that doesn’t strip skin. The Hydrating Serum has a light texture and is infused with vitamins and is high in antioxidants. According to Sibu this serum fortifies the skin against the aging process and repairs damage at a cellular level. I like that it is absorbed quickly. This is my favorite in the line. According to Sibu, the Replenishing Night Creamis designed to stimulate your skin cell’s renewal cycle. The cream will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while helping to noticeably reduce visible sun damage.
 
Sibu also sells a line of high-quality nutritional supplements which we have not tried, but would theoretically increase the effectiveness of the topical products. 
 
Sibu skin care would be a good choice for young women wanting to maintain a beautiful complexion, or those noticing the first signs of aging. www.sibu.com
 
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