Interview with Leslie from Leslie Loves Veggies

Holiday Beauty Gift SetEver since we started selling the original 4 products in our Sibu Beauty sea buckthorn berry-based line, blogger/mother/writer/friend and grandmother-extraodinaire, Leslie has been with us every step of the way!

Leslie is the owner of the highly successful blog, where she honestly reviews products for thousands of fans weekly. After graduating  SUNY IT with a degree in nursing, Leslie opened her heart and soul to patients of all ages. A few years ago, after tending to her aging parents, Leslie retired from nursing and started blogging and has grown her site to be one of the most well-respected and highly ranked product review sites on the web.
She resides in Georgia with her husband, Scott and spends every possible spare moment being a devoted mother to her two daughters and the “little man” in her life, grandson Justice.Leslie Loves Veggies
Thanks, Leslie for taking a few moments with us to share your experience with Sibu.

Sibu:  What was the very first Sibu Beauty product that got you hooked? and why?

Leslie from Leslie Loves VeggiesLeslie:  The first Sibu product I ever used was Revitalize & Renew.  I fell in love and have been a fan every since.  Hubby, my daughter and Little Guy still take R&R every single day!

Sibu:  Is that also your favorite Sibu Beauty product or has another taken your top honors?

Leslie:  I’ve since switched to Sibu Raw.  It’s made a world of difference in my health.  My skin looks more youthful.  My nails and hair grow faster than when I was in my 20’s and I feel healthier overall.

Sibu: What differences has Sibu made to your body/wellness?

Leslie:  Without Sibu I honestly think I might be a very sick lady.  I recently had a very serious illness and I know that if it weren’t for Sibu Raw and how healthy I was prior, I would not have bounced back so quickly.  It’s a product I never want to be without.

Sibu:  We’re glad you recovered from your illness quickly.  Sea buckthorn does so much to keep us healthy.  When or where do you feel most beautiful?

Leslie:  I feel most beautiful when I’m outside being a nature girl! And beauty comes from within. Thanks to Sibu my insides are pretty darned amazing!

Sibu:  What is your skin type?

Leslie:  My skin is extremely dry and sensitive!  That’s why I love Sibu beauty products!  They nourish my skin and don’t cause any irritation.  They sink in after applying and leave my skin feeling soft and supple and they smell so light and beautiful!

Sibu:  What is your Sibu Beauty Skin Care Routine?

Leslie:  Well, I love the Cleanse & Detox Bar for washing my face. (I use it as an all over body bar too!)  But I also love to use Sibu Facial Cleanser once or twice a week.  It rinses so nicely and removes all the grime from my face.  I follow up with a spritz of Clarifying Toner and always apply Repair And Protect.  I like to apply Age Defying Eye Cream around my eyes in the morning but at night I pat on Sibu Seed Oil.  At night I apply Hydrating Serum or Night Cream depending on how dry my skin is.  For a special treat I use Sibu Exfoliating Scrub once a week!

Sibu:  What is your take on internal nutrition for skin care?

Leslie:  Beauty comes from within!  You have to nourish your body or you’ll look tired and haggard!  I love Sibu ingestibles.  Hubby takes Cellular Support daily and when I need a boost I pinch open a capsule (they aren’t vegetarian) and swig the inside of the cap.  I really believe that the super dose of omega-7 fatty acids is vital to good health!

Sibu:  We agree, Leslie.  Omega-7 does so much for the regeneration of healthy skin tissue both inside and out, as well as contributing to cardiovascular, diabetic and mucosal health.  And you won’t have to pinch open a capsule much longer.  We will be launching our all Vegan Cellular Support Capsules soon.

Your natural beauty shines through.  Any beauty secrets you’re willing to share with us?Sibu Sea Buckthorn Men's Shaving Kit

Leslie:  Yes!  Eat a plant-based diet, drink lots of water and try to get enough sleep. Love life, give back and be kind.  That’s beautiful!!

Well said, Leslie.  Thanks for taking a few moments with us to share your experience with Sibu.  And thank you for your most recent review of one our Holiday Gift Sets, our Men’s Shaving Kit.

We wish you and your family the best this holiday season.


Great Bloggers, Great Reviews & Great Sibu Beauty Giveaways

Sibu Beauty LogoSibu Beauty has received some great attention from bloggers all over the nation! Also, check out the current blogger giveaways for a chance to win your own Sibu Beauty Prize Packages!

Our #1 Beauty Blogger: Madison


Current Beauty Blogger Giveaways:

CoolCanucks: twitter: @coolcanucks

Style’nDecor – twitter: @StyleDecor

Awesome Beauty Bloggers:

The Classy Anarchist:

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Beautifully Bella Faith – twitter: @littleamberfate

KaylinsKit – twitter: @kaylinskit

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TakingTimeforMommy – @time4mommy


One2Try – twitter: @one2try

NewAgeMama – twitter: @GabbyLowe

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OpalStevens – twitter: @opalstevens

SweepTight – twitter: @sweeptight

Christina’sVoice – twitter: @CHRISTY1986P

NewlyCrunchyMamaof3 – twitter: @oopsimpregnant

Letitia Laura – twitter: @LetitiaLaura

And More!

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What’s the Word on Sibu Beauty

Summer is right around the corner! Are you ready?

It seems that lately sea buckthorn berries have begun to catch on, which means people are talking about the premiere supplier of the super fruit, Sibu Beauty.  We’ve been featured on Dr. Oz, The Doctors, YouTube, AOL, and load of health and beauty blogs across the globe.  Check out some of the highlights that have appeared online, in print, and on YouTube over the past few months to find out what people are saying about Sibu Beauty.


  • AOL Shopping featured Sibu Beauty as a hot trend for Summer in their “What’s In for Summer 2010” column.
  • Networking Witches love Sibu Beauty and continue to support the brand on their successful website.
  • Natural Mama reviewed the line and had some wonderful things to say on her blog.
  • iVillage featured Sibu Beauty’s products on their site a couple of times this year, check out this example.

In Print:


Women’s Wear Daily Article: Since the recession dammed the flood of upstart natural beauty brands, Jeremiah McElwee, senior global coordinator of Whole Foods’ Whole Body section, said newness in the segment is being driven by older brands ridding their products of objectionable ingredients and polishing up their looks.

And the brands exhibiting at Natural Products Expo West, held March 11 to 14 at the Anaheim Convention Center with a record attendance of more than 56,000 people, proved his point. Many have transformed their products inside and out. Even Whole Foods has gotten into the act, further clarifying expectations for its private-label organic personal care.

“We have really zeroed in on organics,” said McElwee. “There has been a lot of confusion in organic personal care. There’s been no standard. We finally agreed that we have to draw a line in the sand. This year, organic personal care standards will be in line with [organic] food.”

Whole Foods anticipates its in-house organic protocol will set the bar for organic personal care across the industry. Indeed, the industry continues to adapt to the retailer’s Premium Body Care standard instituted in 2008 that identified some 300 ingredients not fit for products bearing Whole Foods’ Premium Body Care logo.

Nature’s Gate is updating its classics line by removing butylene glycol and sulfates, among other offensive ingredients, from lotions, shampoos and conditioners. The Chatsworth, Calif.-based brand is also sprucing up bottles with sharper images of product ingredients and symbols indicating blends of seven botanicals. “We have big changes in the works,” said Jennifer Schweitzer, a Nature’s Gate brand manager, who revealed the redone lotions, and shampoos and conditioners, which won’t meet Whole Foods’ Premium Body Care standard, are set for a late summer release.

Desert Essence, a division of Hauppauge, N.Y.-based Country Life Vitamins, is rolling out renovated packaging in June with magnified illustrations of tea tree, jojoba and aloe vera for oil-combination, normal and dry-sensitive skin, respectively. Along with the repackaging, the brand is building upon its dominance in facial care as the brand makes the top three selling natural facial skin care products, according to SPINS data shared by vice president of marketing Wendy Lucas. New items include a $9.99 Blemish Touch Stick Concealer and a $13.99 Gentle Nourishing Organic Cleanser.

Other product launches of note at Expo West were Noah’s Natural’s Anti-Aging Beauty Elixir, at $19.99 for a 14-day supply and $29.99 for a 30-day supply, and Alba Botanica’s five-item ACNEdote line priced from $9.95 to $14.95. Emma Froelich, who joined Alba’s parent The Hain Celestial Group as vice president of personal care about a year ago from L’Oréal USA, called ACNEdote the “first full-on max strength acne launch in the natural market.” She added that Hain Celestial will feature clinical claims on its products like mainstream beauty brands, which she believes will separate ACNEdote from the natural acne remedy field.

Like Borba and Glowelle have done with beauty drinks in conventional beauty, Noah’s Naturals is hoping to lead the natural beauty drink wave starting with its acai berry and goji berry elixir that began spreading across food, drug and mass retailers, such as Wal-Mart, last month. Later this month, the Los Angeles-based brand’s first TV ads will hit airwaves to tout the elixir with 30-second, one-minute and two-minute spots. “If you don’t have the advertising and marketing to support it, consumers don’t understand it,” said Noah’s Naturals chief executive officer Noah Breman of the beauty drink category. The ads cost an estimated $2 million to $5 million.

But Noah’s Naturals will face competition in natural beauty drinks from Sibu Beauty, a young brand that, despite McElwee’s nod to older brands spurring innovation, is making headway in the natural personal care sector. Seabuckthorn berry-driven Sibu Beauty launched about a year ago and has since entered around 1,000 doors, where its top two products are Repair and Protect Facial Cream ($19.95) and Cleanse and Detox Facial Soap ($5.95). The Midvale, Utah-based brand’s beauty drink Revitalize and Renew Sea Buckthorn Liquid Supplement ($29.95), and product introductions next month are Eye Cream ($24.95), Body Cream ($13.95) and Seed Oil ($14.95).

It was not only natural brands that made news at Expo West. During a press conference March 12 put on by members of the Organic Consumers Association and the Green Patriot Working Group, it was disclosed that Procter & Gamble Co. plans to reduce the concentration of 1, 4-dioxane, a manufacturing by-product and probable carcinogenic, in 17 of 18 different Herbal Essences formulations by July this year and in the 18th product by the end of January next year.

On YouTube:

xretrozebra had this to say about Sibu Beauty products:

Hope You Enjoyed The Sibu Beauty Party!


We had a fantastic time at Friday’s Site Warming Party hosted by Amy Lupold Bair, AKA Resourceful Mommy.  We had a great time chatting and meeting with everyone, and giving out prizes so you too can enjoy your own pampering experience. We all need that, and more often than not we do not take the time to pamper ourselves.

Amy asked a great question during the party:


Can you relate to any of these reasons?

  • Four kids who all started school this week, health issues, stress, unemployment…age….more???
  • For peace of mind and to rejuvenate.
  • Because I am a mom AND home daycare provider. I need it!
  • I need pampering because I’m a single mom and no one else is going to pamper me.
  • Because if mommy’s not happy, nobody’s happy! :)

Reason’s like these were our inspiration for the Sibu Beauty Party. With everything we have going on in our lives, we deserve to pamper ourselves and we all know how rare that is.

We learned that across the board everyone is in need of some serious pampering.  Pampering ourselves is extremely important. As some in the party mentioned, if you are not taking care of yourself and making yourself happy, then you are not going to be able to give to others. We feel so much better when we take care of ourselves, and we heard that loud and clear last Friday night.

We noticed during the party some of you mentioned that you wanted beauty and makeup tips. Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feeds so you do not miss out on beauty tips, as well as tips on being environmentally responsible and sustainable, what makes a product natural or organic, special offers and much more!

I would like to congratulate all of our winners Friday night; we cannot wait to hear about your pampering experience.

@LifesTooShort7 won an “Inside Beauty’ pack.
@Sweepstakesgirl won an ‘Outside Beauty’ pack
@CravingSavings won an ‘Inside Beauty’ pack
@Donnak4 won an ‘Outside Beauty’ pack
@Hula_Hoopin_Mom won an ‘Inside Beauty’ pack
@MommyNews won an ‘FULL Sibu Beauty’ line
@JanetMom2Maya was our Grand Prize Winner and she won the ‘FULL Sibu Beauty’ line and a $100 American Express Gift Card.

Don’t forget about the COUPON CODE: For everyone that was at the party, use coupon code “resourceful” till Friday, August 21, for 25% off!

For those we did not hear from Friday night, tell us why do you need to pamper yourself?

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Eco Diva review of Sibu Beauty Repair & Protect Face Cream


Check out this great blog about eco-friendly products from socailly responsible companies.  The review is by a guest, Maria Labrutto – of   

PUMP, PUMP – that’s the sound I hear every morning when apply my daily dose of Sibu Beauty facial cream. All I do is pump 2 squirts of this light and non-greasy cream into my hand and apply. In just a matter of moments, I’ve got my face covered and protected.

Being the beauty junkie that I am, I have plenty of other face lotions lying around that I can use, but none really seem to compare to Sibu Beauty’s special Paraben-free lotion. What makes Sibu Beauty’s facial cream unique is that it’s made from the “holy” sea buckthorn berry found high up in the Himalayas. This “magical” berry is packed with nutrients including:

  • Omega 7 (3,6, & 9) fatty acids – which helps boost collagen production to battle the onset of wrinkles
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Antioxidants (carotenoids & flavanoids)

The custard color lotion has a pleasing citrus scent and is ideal for daily use. I apply it each morning and night after washing my face (typically with Sibu Beauty’s Cleanse & Detox Facial Bar). This facial cream has the strength of a SWAT team… “It creates the perfect barrier to moisturize, rejuvenate, repair and protect.” Plus, aside from being Paraben-free, Sibu’s lotion is cruelty-free and contains NO dairy, yeast, wheat, gluten, sodium or preservatives.

Note – A little goes a long way… I’ve been using my Repair & Protect lotion religiously for over 3 months now and I’m only ½ way through the bottle. Visit Sibu Beauty today to learn more & get your own bottle.


Mia – Sexy Sustainable Style (aka Verde Chic)”