Sibu Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

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Acne/Rosacea Kit

Give the gift of clear skin this year with 3 super easy to use natural products iSibu Beauty Acne and Rosacea Kit Imagencluding the Sea buckthorn Face & Body Bar, Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil, and Cellular Support Gel Caps with Omega 7.  Let the power of sea buckthorn and omega 7 calm, heal and repair irritated and problem skin.  $47.95 at





Daily Glow Four Step Skincare System

Daily Glow FoSibu Beauty Daily Glow Four Step Skincare System Imageur Step Skincare System is your daily go-to skincare regimen.

Step 1 – Feed your skin from the inside out with our Sea Buckthorn Cellular Support Gel Caps with Omega 7.

Step 2 – Gently cleanse and exfoliate with our Balancing Facial Cleanser.

Step 3 –  Moisturize with our sea buckthorn infused Nourishing Facial Cream to repair and protect throughout the day.

Step 4 –  Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil is your secret weapon for vibrant skin.  Spot treat irritated areas twice daily and use as a beauty oil nightly.  $79.95 at


Moisture Boost Collection

Complete moisture support for soft, smooth, and supple skin.Sibu Beauty Moisture Boost Collection Image  Our Hydrating Serum, rich in humectants like hyaluronic acid, draws moisture to your skin.  Our Age-defying Eye Cream, specially formulated with sea buckthorn oils, cruciferous sprouts, and pumpkin seed extract, reduces puffiness and dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles.  Your skin keeps working, even while you sleep. Made with this in mind, our Replenishing Night Cream works all night long, replenishing lost moisture and nutrients so you can wake up with rejuvenated skin. $89.95 at


Sibu Beauty Spa Collection

Who do you know that needs a good spa day? Help that special someone shed off the stress of the day and get their Sibu Beauty Spa Collection Imageglow back. Designed to cleanse, detoxify, and moisturize, these luxurious formulations will reveal a new beauty from within, naturally.

Our Spa Collection includes our Balancing Facial Cleanser, Purifying Mask, Nourishing Facial Cream, Age-defying Eye Cream, Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil, and Moisturizing Body Cream.  $111.95 at


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7 Tips to Relieve Eczema Naturally

Eczema is an inflam7 Tips to Relieve Eczema Naturally Imagematory condition resulting in itchy skin and can progress to oozing and weeping of skin tissue. Often presenting in infancy, eczema can continue into adulthood with no known cure.

The most common form of eczema is atopic dermatitis, characterized by a red, itchy rash.  Scratching irritated areas can lead to bleeding and infections.

Allergens like mites, pet dander, pollens and food allergies can trigger eczema as well as bacteria like Staphylococcusaureus, viruses and fungi.

Extreme temperatures, sweating, and stress are also contributing factors.

The key element of this disease is inflammation.  Western medicine addresses eczema treatment by suppressing inflammation with steroidal creams.  Long-term use of steroids leads to thinning of skin, adrenal suppression and possible liver damage.

Relieve eczema naturally and avoid these negative side effects with these 7 tips to minimize inflammation.

  1. Avoid irritating chemicals in your household and personal care products.  Parabens, sulfates and other synthetic chemicals in your cleaning products, shampoos, conditioners and skincare products can cause inflammation and dry out skin.  For a comprehensive database of chemicals to avoid, we recommend visiting The Environmental Working Group at
  2. Avoid tight or rough clothing.
  3. Think Zen.  Choose activities that relieve stress.  Meditation, relaxing music, and massage are effective, but don’t discount what brings calmness into your life.  Making time for a favorite hobby or anything else that brings pleasure and dissipates stress is worth pursuing.
  4. Take a bath.  Research indicates that magnesium salt baths at a 5% solution reduces inflammation, moisturizes skin, and improves skin barrier function.  Epsom salt (Magnesium Chloride) is readily available at grocery stores and pharmacies in the first aid aisle.
  5. Moisturize skin from the outside in with lotions and creams that have anti-inflammatory properties and promote tissue regeneration.  Ingredients like sea buckthorn seed oil, oatmeal, licorice and hyaluronic acid will soothe irritated skin and promote healing.
  6. Moisturize skin from the inside out with sea buckthorn fruit oil.  Omega 7, found in sea buckthorn, is a fatty acid the body uses to create new, healthy skin tissue.  It raises blood plasma lipid levels and diminishes water loss through the skin’s lipid barrier.
  7. Support your gastrointestinal system.  Avoiding foods that cause inflammation or allergic reactions is essential.  An elimination diet may be necessary to determine individual triggers, but common foods to avoid are dairy, eggs, wheat, soy, and nuts or seeds.

    Support your digestive system with probiotics and Omega 7.   Omega 7 is a fatty acid essential for the mucosal linings of the body, including the gastrointestinal tract.  Sea buckthorn berries are the world’s richest source of Omega 7 and have the added benefit of flavonoids that naturally reduce inflammation.



Causes and triggers of eczema:

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Treating Eczema naturally:

How To Avoid Sunspots

Sibu Beauty Tips to Avoid SunspotsIn our 20’s we’re often negligent.  In our 30’s awareness creeps in, and by our 40’s we’re manning the battle stations.  What’s the issue? Sunspots!  Sun related hyperpigmentation is a long-term endeavor.  Early and ongoing prevention is essential.  So if the sun is our enemy, what are we to do?

-Live in a cave and only come out at night? Vampires unite!

-Wrap up like a mummy before leaving the house?  The zombie apocalypse has nothing on you.

On a more practical note, you can actively minimize exposure and skin damage with strategic planning and skincare.

Sun Sense

10 am – 4 pm are the witching hours for UV rays.  Try to avoid the sun during these times.  This is a general guideline.  These hours can be extended based on length of day and altitude.  Walk on the shady side of the street.  Trees, canopies and awnings are your friends.  But whom are we kidding?  Beaches and swimming pools are calling and who can resist their siren song in the summertime?

Let’s face it.  We are going to pursue adventures in the great outdoors.  Be sure to bring your shade with you by wearing a wide-brimmed hat.  Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection are a must for your eyes.

If you want to go the extra mile there is clothing with light weaves and breath-ability that offer UV protection.  It can even be worn while playing in the water.  Nearly clear window tinting is available and will block 99% of UV rays.  Much of our exposure is due to incidental sunlight.  Windows in our homes, cars and offices can cause skin issues over the long-term.  Investing in window tinting can make a big difference.

Reflective surfaces like water, snow, concrete, glass (you get the picture) will bounce UV rays right back at you even if you are in the shade.  What’s the answer to this little problem?


Sunscreen is the Holy Grail for preventing sun damage and lets us go out into the light.  Take a look at how the suns rays damage our skin even before it becomes visible on the surface and what sunscreen does to protect us.

But not all sunscreens are created equal.  Chemical sunscreens have come under serious scrutiny.  They do not always have full spectrum protection, UVA & UVB.  The chemicals can cause irritation and allergic reactions. Because it is absorbed into the skin cells, when the chemicals breakdown as they absorb the UV rays, they can have carcinogenic consequences and that’s just what science has uncovered so far.

Mineral sunscreens actually block UV rays before they enter skin cells, have broad-spectrum protection, are non-irritating and don’t have questionable side effects.  To learn more about choosing the right sunscreen, we recommend Mother Earth Living’s article, “Sunscreen Ingredients: Which Ones to Look For and Which Ones to Avoid

But, is sunscreen enough?


Sunscreen cannot stop all UV exposure.  The suns rays produce DNA damaging free radicals when they come into contact with our skin.  Topically applied antioxidants absorb the damaging energy from the sun protecting our cells, collagen and elastin from harm.  Dr. Neil Shultz explains this well.

Consuming fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants protect our skin from the inside out.  Antioxidants in our skin cells counteract damage caused by sun exposure and can actually reverse hyperpigmentation and wrinkles.

Unique to the plant kingdom is the UV protection provided by sea buckthorn.  Both consuming sea buckthorn berries with 190+ nutrients and applying sea buckthorn oil topically demonstrate radiation protective activity.  Studies indicate that sea buckthorn’s flavonoids quercetin, isorhamnetin and kaempforal have superior free-radical scavenging activity.

The Time Is Now

No matter where you are on the spectrum of sun-induced skin damage, taking action now to protect yourself from future exposure will make a difference, not only with pigmentation issues, but also with the prevention of skin cancer.  Share what you’ve learned with friends and family.  Skin is the largest organ of our bodies.  We need to take care of it diligently and daily.


Antioxidants Protect Skin From UV Damage:

Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil Consumption Prevents UV Exposed Skin Damage:

Radioprotective Activity of Sea Buckthorn:

Sea Buckthorn: Nature’s Perfect Omega 7

sea buckthornAfter hundreds of years of quiet use, word of the astounding benefits of Omega 7 Fatty Acid has finally reached the US. This rare but powerful “MUFA” (or Monounsaturated Fatty Acid) is popping up in media and in clinical study results across the country.

Omega 7 fatty acid (also called “Palmitoleic Acid” in most scientific and clinical publications) can be found in animal and plant sources, including macadamia nuts, cold-water fish and sea buckthorn berries. Sea buckthorn contains a much higher concentration of this valuable fatty acid, up to 40% as compared to 17% in macadamia nuts. While this omega has numerous skin and health benefits, it is also known for its ability to support a healthy weight, cardiovascular health, and gastro-intestinal health.


Cardiovascular health

Your entire cardiovascular system benefits from increased access to omega 7.  The positive benefits to cardiovascular health fall into two categories: it may help (1) reduce the amount of bad cholesterol traveling through your arteries, and (2) help smooth their passage, which in turn helps artery walls stay strong and resistant to tearing.


  • Improved lipid panels. Omega 7 (or palmitoleic acid) has been shown to induce broad improvements in overall lipid levels, including a reduction in LDL (bad cholesterol) levels and an increase in HDL (good cholesterol) levels.  Balancing lipid panels has long been the primary goal of most cardiovascular health programs.


  • Smooth artery walls. Omega 7 (or palmitoleic acid) has been shown to reduce elevations in C-reactive protein (CRP), which indicates that Omega 7 reduces inflammation in the arteries.  By soothing and smoothing artery walls in much the same way that they soothe and smooth skin, omega 7s keep cholesterol and fats in the blood moving along so they don’t stick and cause problems.


Skin, hair and nailsBeautiful Skin

Omega 7 provides key building blocks for skin, hair and nails. It helps combat wrinkles, dryness, loss of skin elasticity, and other symptoms of malnourished or aging skin. It also helps skin function properly by supporting numerous skin functions, including:

  • Boosting collagen production
  • Protecting against oxidative damage
  • Restoring youthful resilience and plumpness to aging skin cells
  • Rejuvenating skin cell membranes
  • Enhancing the skin’s ability to retain moisture
  • Repairing sun-damaged skin
  • Protecting against sun damage, toxins and environmental stress


Weight management

Taken internally, omega 7 fatty acid signals the body to stop storing fat. Clinical studies have shown that, not only do users melt away fat, but they also keep it off for longer periods. This amazing compound also helps the body maintain insulin sensitivity and fight off the imbalances that can result in metabolic syndrome. Insulin sensitivity plays a major role in helping the body convert glucose into energy, rather than storing it as fat. Research shows that omega 7 imitates a hormone in the body that helps regulate systemic metabolic activity.


Gastro-intestinal health

Omega 7 has a soothing and smoothing effect on all the body’s sensitive internal linings. These linings (the mucous membranes that line the GI tract, stomach, upper respiratory tract and genital area) help nourish and hydrate internal organs and combat stressors, including excessive stomach acid or chronic inflammation. In addition to soothing inflamed and irritated membranes, the body needs this powerful fatty acid to plump up those sensitive linings, just like it uses them to plump thin, stretched skin cells.


Best Source of Omega 7

Sibu Sea Buckthorn Berry HarvestIt is crucial to realize that not all sea buckthorn is the same. There are numerous varieties grown around the world, and the most nutrient-dense berries are ones that have to sustain themselves against temperature extremes, such as Sibu’s Turkistanica variety grown in the Himalayan Mountains.

How the berries are harvested and processed are also critical factors to keep the nutritional profile intact.  The key difference in harvesting techniques is that most companies that use sea buckthorn berries in their products chop off entire branches and stick them into freezers. When they are ready to process the berries they heat the branches and the berries fall off. The berries are then processed and heated again. This method depletes the berries of their Omegas, Vitamins and bio-actives.

Sibu is the one company that made the conscious decision to harvest the berries, by the traditional ancient method of shaking the bushes with sticks, rather than chopping off branches. The ripened berries are collected in burlap ground cloths and then taken to a processing facility to be pureed and processed within hours. Additionally, this company’s sustainable efforts produce practically zero waste, each part of the berry, including the pulp; skin, seeds and leaves, are used in products. The bright orange color that is evident in Sibu products is obtained from having the freshest pureed berries.

The Sibu Sea Buckthorn Liquid Supplement and Sibu Pure daily ingestibles are the freshest variety available and offer the most nutritionally complete sea buckthorn juice anywhere.  For a concentrated source of Omega 7 take Sibu Cellular Support Capsules.


Clinical References: Cardiovascular Health

  • Serum Lipid Effects of a High–Monounsaturated Fat Diet Based on Macadamia Nuts. Curb, J. et al., 2000, Arch Intern Med/Vol. 160.
  • Lipoprotein composition and serum cholesterol ester fatty acids in nonwestern Melanesians. Lindeberg, S. et al., 1996, Lipids, Vol. 31, no. 2.
  • Trans-Palmitoleic Acid, Metabolic Risk Factors, and New-Onset Diabetes in U.S. Adults. Mozaffarian, D. et al., Annals Intr Med, 2010, Vol. 153, no. 12.

Clinical References: Hair, Skin and Nails

  • Effect of dietary supplementation with sea buckthorn seed and pulp oils on the fatty composition of skin glycerophospholipids of patients with Atopic Dermatitis. Yang, B, et al., 2000, Jour Nutr BioChem, Vol. 11, 338-340.
  • Anti-inflammatory activity of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) leaves. Ganju, L et al., 2005, Intr Immunopharm, Vol. 5, 1675-1684.
  • Composition and physiological effects of sea buckthorn (Hippophae) lipids. Yang, B, et al., 2002, Trends Food Science Tech, Vol. 13, 160-167.

Clinical References: Weight Management and Insulin Sensitivity

  • Chronic administration of palmitoleic acid reduces insulin resistance and hepatic lipid accumulation in KK-Ay mice and genetic type 2 diabetes. Yang, et al., Lipids in Health and Disease, 2011, 10:120.
  • Identification of a lipokine, a lipid hormone linking adipose tissue to systemic metabolism. Cao, et al., 2008, Cell 134: 933-944.
  • Trans-Palmitoleic Acid, Metabolic Risk Factors, and New-Onset Diabetes in U.S. Adults. Mozaffarian, D. et al., Annals Intr Med, 2010, Vol. 153, no. 12.

Clinical References: Gastrointestinal Health

  • Inflammatory bowel disease basics. Nikitin, V.A., et al. Khirurgia, 1989; National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, 4:33-35.
  • Prevalence of essential fatty acid deficiency in patients with chronic gastrointestinal disorders. Siguel, E and Lerman, R. 1996, Metabolism. Vol. 45, no.1, 12-23.
  • Sea buckthorn oils: Towards healthy mucous membranes. Erkkola, R. & Yang, B., 2003, AGROFood Industry, 53 (3).



4 Tips to Heal Itchy, Flaky, Dry Winter Skin

Sibu Beauty Winter Skin Tips
H2O On The Go

While drinking plenty of water is a well-known tip to maintain hydration, we often neglect how important it is to consistently drink water-containing fluids throughout the day.   The adage of 8 glasses of water a day just isn’t enough to keep up with the body’s water needs, especially when you have dry winter skin.

The Food and Nutrition Board recommends an average intake of 91 ounces for women and 125 ounces for men per day of water-based fluids.  Increase intake based on activity level, climate, pregnancy or breastfeeding situations.   If all that water per day sounds boring, try adding lemon or get an antioxidant boost by brewing herbal tea.

Keep your fluid intake eco-friendly by carrying a glass or stainless steel water bottle with you to take your beverage of choice with you or fill up on the go.  Here are some of our favorites from LifeFactory.

Omegas From The Inside Out

While water hydrates the body, omega fatty acids keep that precious fluid in your skin cells to keep your skin hydrated.  When omega oils are low in the diet, there is increased permeability of the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of skin) and increased skin water loss.  Regularly consuming Omega’s 3, 6, 7 and 9 will lock in moisture from the inside out.

A recent study out of Turku Finland demonstrated that 2 grams (2000 mg) of a sea buckthorn fruit and seed oil supplement taken daily showed a significant increase in skin hydration and elasticity at the 1 and 3 month marks.  Skin hydration increased by 33.6% at 1 month and 48.6% at 3 months compared to the control group.  Skin elasticity increased by 16.3 % at 1 month and 25.8% at 3 months.Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Liquid Supplement and Cellular Support Capsules

Sibu Beauty’s Liquid Supplement and Cellular Support Capsules as well as the Sibu 7 line contain whole food-based omegas 3, 6, 9 and especially omega 7 from sea buckthorn fruit and seed oils.   Be sure to hydrate and moisturize from the inside out to give your body what it needs to protect it from dry winter environments.


Dry, flaky, itchy skin can leave an accumulation of dead skin cells that prevent moisturizers from properly hydrating skin.  Gentle exfoliation will prevent this build up and improve the ability of moisturizers to create a lipid barrier to protect your skin from dry environments.

When choosing an exfoliator, it is especially important to use an emollient-based product to prevent further drying of skin.  Sibu Beauty’s Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub uses both apricot and sea buckthorn oils to moisturize skin while exfoliating with apricot and sea buckthorn seed powders to slough away dead skin cells.  Use once or twice a week on facial skin and 2-3 times a week on elbows and knees or any other rough spots that need extra attention.

Slather On The Lipids

Moderately dry skin will benefit from traditional moisturizers like Sibu Beauty’s Nourishing Facial Cream andMoisturizing Body Cream.  Shea butter, Sibu Beauty Miracle StickMeadow Foam Seed Oil and Sea Buckthorn Oil hydrate dry skin and ease irritation.  For the driest, itchiest skin, Sibu Beauty created Miracle Stick.  Luscious ingredients like sea buckthorn oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter create a strong moisturizing barrier against dry environments.  Similar to a lip balm, think of Sibu Beauty’s Miracle Stick as a balm for dry, itchy or cracked skin.

Give your skin the extra pampering it needs during the winter by hydrating from the inside out and the outside in.


Institute of Medicine Water Intake Recommendations

Turku, Finland Study: Sea Buckthorn for Beauty From Within

Effects of Sea Buckthorn on Atopic Dermatitis

WebMD:  Omega Fatty Acids For Dry Skin


Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil for Sunburn Relief

Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil Lifestyle ImageDid you have a little too much fun in the sun?  To ease the pain of sunburned skin, apply sea buckthorn seed oil directly to affected areas.

Sea buckthorn seed oil’s natural anti-inflammatory properties soothe skin and ease the pain associated with sunburns.  The omega fatty acids, tocopherols (think Vitamin E) and carotenoids also speed healing by increasing healthy skin tissue formation.*

But don’t take our word for it.  Take a look at what one of our customers has to say, “He came home with the above bottle of Organic Sea Buckthorn Seed oil. Since the sunburn was on the back of my legs, where it was hard for me to reach, my husband carefully dropped the oil on my legs and gently spread it around (which was pretty darn painful!)…and then… literally within the hour, I started noticing my pain lessoning significantly, and soon I was finally walking around and not taking pain medication, and actually enjoying my day again!”

Read Kimi Harris’ full article on her blog, The Nourishing Gourmet.

Sibu 100% Organic Sea Buckthorn Seed oil is now available in 10ml and 30 ml bottles.  This is a must have for your first aid kit as well as for your beauty regimen.

*PubMed Scientific Research

Safety and Healing Efficacy of Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil on Burn Wounds

Management of Burn Wounds with Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil

Benefits of Sea Buckthorn and Omega 7

Sibu CEO, Bruce McMulling Admiring Tibetan Sea BuckthornSea Buckthorn has an impressive nutritional profile that includes the highest concentration of Omega 7 found in ANY food source. Omega 7 is a critical fatty acid that the body produces, but with aging and not getting the proper nutrition, the amount of Omega 7 production decreases and therefore needs to be obtained from certain foods including macadamia nuts, however, the best source that contains at least 50% more Omega 7, is sea buckthorn.

Numerous clinical and scientific studies document the health and wellness benefits of ingesting Omega 7. Taken daily, Omega 7 benefits skin, hair and nails by boosting collagen production, and delivering the building blocks needed for healthier tone and texture plus it also acts as a constant force of suppression against the negative effects of free radicals that contribute to aging.

Additionally, Omega 7 improves the health of mucous membranes found throughout the body’s inner surfaces of the eyes, gastrointestinal, respiratory and urogenital tracts, by promoting tissue regeneration and improved immune functions. Furthermore, recently released studies have shown encouraging results in the ability of Omega 7 to lower LDL cholesterol, increase HDL (the good) cholesterol and improve insulin sensitivity in Type 2 diabetes.

However, the benefits associated with this hardy berry go beyond Omega 7. Loaded with over 190 bio actives, sea buckthorn is one of the most nutrient-dense foods available, anywhere. The bright orange berry contains over 40 amino acids, 10 times the vitamin C as an orange along with vitamins A, B-1, B-2, B12 and E, essential fatty acids 3, 6 and 9; plus a network of naturally occurring antioxidants including polyphenols, carotenoids, flavonoids, phytosterols and tocopherols.

It is crucial to realize that not all sea buckthorn is the same. There are numerous varieties grown around the world, and the most nutrient-dense berries are ones that have to sustain themselves against temperature extremes, such as the Sibu LLC Turkistanica variety grown in the Himalayan Mountains. Moreover, how the berries are harvested and processed are also critical factors to keep the nutritional profile intact.  The key difference in harvesting techniques is that most companies that use sea buckthorn berries in their products, chop off entire bushes and stick them into freezers. When they are ready to process the berries they heat the bushes and the berries fall off. The berries are then processed and heated again. This method depletes the berries of their Omegas, Vitamins and bio actives.

Sibu, LLC is the one company that made the conscious decision to harvest the berries, by the traditional ancient method of striking the bushes with sticks, rather than chopping off branches. The ripened berries are collected in burlap ground cloths and then taken to a processing facility to be pureed and processed within hours. Additionally, this company’s sustainable efforts produce practically zero waste, each part of the berry, including the pulp; skin, seeds and leaves, are used in products. The bright orange color that is evident in Sibu products is obtained from having the freshest pureed berries.

The Sibu Sea Buckthorn Liquid Supplement and RAW daily ingestibles are the freshest variety available and offer the most nutritionally complete sea buckthorn juice anywhere.  For a concentrated source of Omega 7 take Sibu Cellular Support Capsules.

As the Founder of Sibu, LLC, I am committed to promoting further research on sea buckthorn; continue sustainable, free trade efforts and dedication to providing our customers with the premium products.


Written by Bruce McMullin, CEO and Founder of Sibu, LLC. Bruce has identified and sustainably harvests the most nutrient-dense sea buckthorn available and continues to travel the world in search of additional resources. He is responsible for forming the United States Sea Buckthorn Association and encouraging studies and research on sea buckthorn throughout the United States.


Winter Skin Care Tips

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It may be cold outside, but the worst culprit to winter skin is the drier air both outside and especially inside our homes.  So what can we do to protect our skin during the winter months?

Moisture is Key

To replenish moisture in your skin consider humidifying your indoor air and keep temperatures as moderate as possible inside your home, car and workplace.  The higher we set our thermostats the more moisture is pulled out of our indoor air.  Humidifiers will not only help keep your skin hydrated, but will also keep your mucus membranes moist so they can do their job fighting off colds and flus.

Adjust your skin care products to meet your skin’s winter needs.  For most, this means shifting to richer facial and body creams.  An emollient night cream and therapeutic oil work wonders for skin repair and optimal moisture retention within skin tissue.

Eczema symptoms usually intensify during winter months.  Sea buckthorn, with its natural anti-inflammatory properties, keeps eczema challenged skin moisturized and symptom free.  Try Sibu Beauty Body Cream and for extra spot treatment use pure sea buckthorn seed oil.


Dry skin tends to build up and become flaky.  Choose more emollient facial scrubs and masks to clear skin of dead skin cells without drying out your skin.  Sibu’s Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub and Purifying Mask both have healing and moisturizing sea buckthorn oil to moisturize while exfoliating and detoxifying skin.

Soothing Chapped Lips

Lips need extra protection during the winter months.  Apply a hyaluronic acid based serum prior to lip balms, glosses or lipsticks.  Sibu’s Hydrating Serum will give your lips the extra surge of moisture they need during this time of year.

Protect your skin during the holiday season with humidity control, exfoliation and more emollient skin care products.

Your Skin and Body Loves Lutein

Benefits of Lutein Article ImageLutein is a carotenoid found in various foods including sea buckthorn berries, the nutritional powerhouse that contains over 190 bio actives including lutein and the highest concentration of Omega 7 found in any food source. Lutein is also found in green, leafy vegetables such as kale and spinach and also egg yokes.

Lutein has been used for and has demonstrated promising results in helping to reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and also cataracts and overall eye health.  Moreover, recent studies are uncovering more benefits of lutein from sea buckthorn and other foods, including the ability to help bolster skin’s natural antioxidants and protect against damage from the sun and environmental free radicals. Studies have noted that a diet, which includes lutein-rich foods, has shown a 55% decrease in oxidation of lipids that are the main causes of skin degradation and aging.

Although research is in the early stages, the reports are encouraging from the results of consuming lutein and 5 other carotenoids including alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lycopene, cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin all of which are present in the sea buckthorn berry. In addition to a notable decrease in oxidation, research also suggests that carotenoids can help slow the progression or possible onset of conditions including Dementia/Alzheimer’s, Certain Cancers, Heart Disease and Type-2 Diabetes.

Lutein is approved for use in supplements under DSHEA (Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act).  The word lutein is derived from the Latin word luteus, meaning “yellow” and is what gives the yellow color found in certain foods.  Lutein cannot be produced in the human body and therefore must be obtained through diet. Lutein can only be obtained, directly or indirectly, from plants. High amounts of lutein are present in sea buckthorn berries.

Sea buckthorn is a revolutionary, thorny, nitrogen fixing wondrous shrub with yellow-red and orange berries.  In addition to the 190 bio-actives, sea buckthorn also has 6 varieties of fat soluble vitamins, 24 mineral compounds, 22 fatty acids, 42 different lipids plus a significant amount of lutein.  Sea Buckthorn is such a nutritional powerhouse it can be considered the “shining star” of all berries, maybe the shining star of super fruits.

Sibu has developed a vegan, cruelty-free line of ingestible and topical products based on the premium Himalayan sea buckthorn berry. The key to a healthier lifestyle from the inside out is based on a balanced diet and the combination of daily supplements. Included in the line of ingestibles from Sibu Beauty are Sibu RAW, Sibu Revitalize & Renew and Sibu Vegan Cellular Support Gel Caps.

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Written by Bruce McMullin, CEO and Founder of Sibu, LLC. Bruce has identified and sustainably harvests the most nutrient-dense sea buckthorn available and continues to travel the world in search of additional resources. He is responsible for forming the United States Sea Buckthorn Association and encouraging studies and research on sea buckthorn throughout the United States.


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.


Know Your Skin Cycle

Know Your Skin Cycle

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Most of us learned our skin type when we first started purchasing specialized skin care products, usually in our teens.  Dry, oily, combination, etc., but do you know how your skin cycles and what it means for your skin care products?

What is a skin cycle?

A skin cycle is how long it takes a new skin cell to form and then travel to the surface of your skin.

How long is the average skin cycle?

It takes about 14-30 days for new skin cells to reach the surface of your skin.

What does this mean for skin care products?

If you are looking for your skin care product to positively change how your skin functions, then give that new product at least 4-6 weeks.  To improve tone, texture and clarity, you need to give your new product and your body the time it takes for new skin cells to develop and reach your skin’s surface.

With that being said, if you have a negative reaction to any product, discontinue use immediately.  Products should not sting, burn or irritate skin.

What about improving collagen and elastin in the skin?

It takes 4 months for skin to regenerate collagen and elastin.  So, if you are using an anti-aging product or something that is designed to improve the production of collagen, patience is in order.  You will need to commit to your collagen enhancing product or supplement for 4-6 months to expect a noticeable difference.

Omega 7, taken internally, helps the body produce healthy collagen.  Sibu Cellular Support Capsules provide a concentrated source of Omega 7 to nourish skin from the inside out.


Are Self-Tanners Safe?

Self TanningGetting that summer glow may not be the best way to go.  By now we all know the skin damaging effects of sun exposure.  Moving away from sunbathing and tanning beds is a good thing.  So using a sunless tanner seems like a healthy choice, right?

According to research available to the public and announced by ABC, dihydroxyacetone (DHA), the chemical used in spray tans, can cause DNA damage and genetic alterations.  This chemical was never approved for spray tan applications where the chemical becomes air born and can be inhaled or absorbed through the mucus membranes.

So what about self-tanning lotions?  While the FDA approved DHA for topical application, whatever absorbs into skin can eventually makes its way into your bloodstream.  Here’s what Dr. Rey Panettieri, a toxicologist and lung specialist at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine has to say about DHA entering our bodies, “These compounds in some cells could actually promote the development of cancers or malignancies.”

Why not get your glow on starting from the inside out?  Scientists have determined that a diet rich in beta-carotene and lycopene produces radiant skin.  Choose orange and yellow fruits and vegetables.  Of course, our favorite berry is bright orange.  Sea buckthorn berries are full of these antioxidants and tastes delicious in our Revitalize and Renew Liquid Supplement.  To get straight sea buckthorn puree, choose Sibu Raw.

Thanks NBC for keeping us informed about the dangerous chemicals in self-tanners.  And thanks to nature for giving us everything we need to be healthy and radiant.


Oil Extraction Methods

Oil Extraction

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When it comes to the supplemental or therapeutic oils we consume, it’s important to know how the oil is processed for consumption.  Not all extraction methods are created equal and some can be hazardous.  Protecting the nutrient profile and purity of the oils we consume is paramount.

Solvent Extraction

Chemical processing is the most common form of oil extraction.  The chemical acts as a solvent to liquefy the oil.  Benzene or ether may be used, but the most common chemical solvent is hexane, a petroleum derived distillate.  Chemical solvents are hazardous to workers due to the volatile nature of the chemicals being used.  Explosions can occur during manufacturing.

Chemical residues left in the oil can be toxic for the consumer.  Benzene is carcinogenic and hexane is a neurotoxin.

After the chemical has removed all of the oil from the seed or pulp, the oil and chemical mixture is distilled to remove the chemical.  The distillation process heats the oil to such a high degree that the oil is oxidized at the time of process, damaging the antioxidants within the oil.  The assumption is that all of the chemicals used during the extraction phase are removed by the distillation process, but up to 25 pmm (parts per million) may be left within the oil.

Manufacturers do not have to label the extraction method used in the processing of their oils.  Since chemical extraction is the cheapest and removes the highest amount of oil from the seed, this is the most common method used.

Expeller Pressed

Expeller pressed oils, also known as Cold-Pressed oils, are derived from a mechanical process.  Seeds are put into a barrel with a cage or mesh at the bottom.  The lid screws down with enough pressure and friction to pulverize the seeds. The oil seeps out through the cage into a receptacle.  The pressure involved results in the oil getting heated to 140-210 degrees Fahrenheit.  While this method is far healthier for consumers and the environment than chemical extraction, the temperature levels reached results in some loss of antioxidant potency.

Expeller pressed oils are the second most common form of oil extraction.  Since some oil is left behind in the seed cake after processing, the manufacturer has less oil processed per batch and is, therefore, more expensive for companies to produce.  But, this method produces higher quality oil with better color and flavors.  Manufacturers will declare this method on their packaging as an expression of product quality.  Look for Expeller Pressed or Cold Pressed prominently displayed on the label.

Supercritical CO2

Supercritical CO2 extraction refers to the use of carbon dioxide, a harmless and recyclable resource to dissolve and extract oil at low temperatures.  CO2 has the unique ability to act both as a gas and a liquid when pressurized and heated to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  It can extract oil from seeds like other chemical extraction methods but without using harmful chemicals.  The temperature also remains low enough that the nutrients in the oil are not oxidized, yielding a superior product for the end user.  The manufacturer also gets higher yields per seed batch, which would otherwise be lost if using and expeller press.  Supercritical CO2 extraction is most commonly used for nutritional supplements and will be prominently labeled on the packaging.

Taking Action

When shopping for oils, be sure and check the extraction method used by the manufacturer.  If no extraction method is declared then it can be assumed that toxic chemical extraction was used.  Cold pressed oils use an expeller press.  But keep in mind that cold press isn’t all that cold.  Friction temperatures can reach 140-210 degrees.  Supercritical CO2 extraction yields a superior product by maintaining the integrity of the nutrients within the oil protecting them from high heat with an extraction temperature of 90- 100 degrees.

Sibu Beauty’s Therapeutic Grade Seed Oil and Cellular Support Capsules are processed using Supercritical CO2 Extraction to deliver premium, organic Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Oil.


Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

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What’s faster than a speeding bullet?  Can leap tall buildings in a single bound?  It’s a bird.  It’s a plane.  It’s ….  Well, it may not be superman, but it can achieve an amazing feat.  Hyaluronic acid (HA) has the super-molecular ability to hold 1,000 times its weight in water.

Hyaluronic acid is found throughout the body in joints, muscles and primarily in skin tissue.  When not bound to other molecules, HA binds with water, creating a viscous gel similar to gelatin or “jello”.  HA lubricates and cushions joints throughout the body, helping to minimize wear and tear.

Hyaluronic Acid Benefits Skin

Over 50% of Hyaluronic Acid, also known as hyaluronan or hyaluronate, is found in skin tissue.  In our scalps and lips, HA resides in the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin, which provides the support and structure for the outer layer or epidermis.  Hyaluronan literally nourishes the collagen in our dermis to keep our lips and skin hydrated.

With the rest of our skin, hyaluronate resides both in the dermis and epidermis. HA provides continuous moisture, keeping the skin smooth and elastic.  As we age, the skin’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid declines.  When the skin dries out, collagen fibers break and wrinkles form.

Hyaluronic Acid and Skin Care

The positive effects of hyaluronic acid have been documented on joints and various body tissues.  Therefore, most medical research has focused on the advantages of HA for use in orthopedic and eye surgeries. However, in recent years researchers have developed a greater understanding of how hyaluronic acid can promote healthier skin tissue.  It comes as no surprise that HA is now being used as a key ingredient in a wide range of skin care products.

When hyaluronic acid is applied to the skin, it penetrates deeper into skin tissue compared to emollient or oil based products.  Nutrients that are combined with hyaluronic acid can piggyback on this molecule to also reach deeper layers of skin.

As our skin matures, hyaluronic acid becomes a vital nutrient for keeping our collagen hydrated and our skin plumped, minimizing wrinkles and keeping our skin functioning more youthfully.

Sibu Beauty’s Hydrating Serum uses hyaluronic acid to nourish collagen and carry the 190+ bioactive compounds from our sea buckthorn berry deeper into the skin.  We recommend this product for all skin types.

Dry or mature skin types will benefit from the deeply penetrating moisture, while those with oily skin will find it moisturizing without increasing oiliness. It will not clog pores and works great under makeup.  Serum should be applied after cleansing and toning.  Our serum can be used as a moisturizer all by itself or after absorption can be followed with the face cream, night cream or seed oil.

For more information on Hyaluronic Acid we recommend visiting





Five 100% Natural Cosmetic Products

I did the research for you. Here are 5 awesome products that make my top 100% Natural and Organic list (not in any particular order). I found one product for each step in a girl’s daily routine. I’ve also included where to purchase these awesome products, as well as their Skin Deep hazardous rating!

Lavera Natural Cosmetics Volume Mascara- Black 0.21 fl ozLavera Natural Cosmetics Volume Mascara- Black

This mascara is 100% natural. Its small bristles allow for lashes to be wiggled through, making for the perfect application.

Buy it:, $21.99

Skin Deep Rating: 1 (limited – fair)


Organic Wear Pressed Powder Makeup, Creamy Natural

Organic Wear Pressed Powder Makeup, Creamy Natural Organics

Organics 0.03 oz

Organic Wear is made by Physicians Formula. Physicians Formula is a company that makes 100% all natural products, and you can be sure that whatever you are buying will be 100% natural and organic. There are no gimmicks! Organic Wear says that their products are:

  • 100% Free of Harsh Chemicals
  • 100% Free of Synthetic Preservatives
  • 100% Free of Parabens
  • 100% Free of GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms)
  • 100% Free of Synthetic Colors
  • 100% Free of Synthetic Fragrances
  • 100% Cruelty Free

I’ve looked it up. I believe it.

Buy it: You can usually find Physicians Formula at any Wal*Mart or Walgreens, but if you cannot find it in store, you can find it on (they’ve honestly got everything!) $13.99

Skin Deep Rating: 1 (limited)



SwissClinical, Self-Tanner 75ml


I was shocked when I looked up the self-tanner that I’ve been using! My Model Co. and L’Oreal Sublime Bronzer scored a whopping 6 – 7 (moderate to high hazard). Yikes!

Here’s a sunless tanner that is absolutely 100% natural. Its ingredients are:

Shea butter, sunflower and safflower oils, and sea fennel extract moisturize and restructure the skin.

Buy it:, $54.00

Skin Deep Rating: 1 (limited)


Josie Maran Bronzing Argan Oil, 1.7 oz

It’s summertime, right? We all want a fantastic glow sans the sun or harmful chemicals. Dab a little Josie Maran Bronzing Argan Oil on your cheeks, forehead or shoulders to get radiant glowing skin. 100% Organic Argan Oil is the main ingredient mixed with a bronze shimmer and light-citrus essential-oil scent.

Buy it: Sephora,, $52.00

Skin Deep Rating: 2 (limited)



Tarte LipSurgence™ Natural Lip Luster

Another one of my favorites! I love lip stains and lip tints during the summer; they’re perfect for both a day at the beach or a night on the town. This Natural lip tint by Tarte is free of Parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs and tricolsans.

This lip tint is clinically proven to increase moisture content by an astonishing 6000%. This proprietary blend effectively increases skin’s water content for a ‘plumped up’ appearance leaving lips defined, smoothed, and hydrated. The result is naturally fuller, healthier lips without any irritation or stinging.

Buy it: Sephora,, $24.00

Skin Deep Rating: 2 (limited – fair)

Top Myths and Truths about Acne

To some, Acne is a 4-letter word. Well, as we reach the climax of the summer season, here are a few myths and truths about acne.

Myth #1: Exposure to the sun, or tanning, makes acne go away.

Truth: Of course we all love a sexy glow, and though it may seem like your acne or blemishes are banished with a tan, your acne doesn’t necessarily go away. Although getting tan may cause darkening of the skin, the redness of acne is only temporarily concealed. Once your tan dissipates, Voila! The acne is still there!

Here’s some facts: Tanning and/or sunbathing may cause dryness and irritation to the skin, and worse yet, sun exposure can increase the risk of cancer and premature aging (we all knew that, right?). If you are going to expose your skin to the sun’s rays, use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. Make sure you choose one that is noncondegemic or nonacnegenic and will not clog pores.

Natural Skin CareMyth #2: Fried, fatty, and oily foods cause acne

Truth: Believe it or not, there is no scientific evidence that a greasy diet – french fries, pizza, chocolate, etc. – can be the cause of acne. Although certain foods may worsen acne, they do not cause formation of acne. These foods that may exacerbate acne are high in calcium (milk) or high in Iodine content (Seafood). May seem like a contradiction, huh? Although these foods have a minimal tendency to worsen symptoms of acne, we’re not saying to stop eating your Salmon, or drinking your milk, because these foods are actually the source of other Omegas, essential minerals and antioxidants that brighten the skin and nourish the body to health.

Myth #3: Cosmetics and/or makeup will cause acne

Truth: This is not entirely true. Although some cosmetic products have the tendency to clog pores, it is easy enough these days to find products that are labeled ” nonacnegenic,” or “noncomedogenic.” This means that these products will not clog pores. You can find products that match your skin type, but whenever you are trying a new product, I suggest that you test it on a small area of your face first to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction, or breakout. If you are a Green Freak, you can check most of your products and their ingredients on the Skin Deep Database for their safe rating: – This is my most trusted source when it comes to finding which products are truly “natural.”

Myth #4: Poor Hygiene causes acne

Truth: Of course this is a legitimate claim, but it’s not necessarily hygiene that causes acne. Most of the time, acne forms when oil combines with dead cells combine. This occurs below the surface, where cleansing is inaccessible. Here’s how the prevent the gross combination: Wash gently with mild soap and water. Refrain from scrubbing, because this could potentially aggravate pores leaving red skin. After washing, pat the skin dry (don’t rub) with a clean cloth. Doing this twice a day will help reduce bacteria growth, which could lead to acne of a skin infection.

For more information:

Skin Deep Database:

WebMD: Myths and Facts about Acne

Skincare Tips from the Professionals

Cosmetic Control

The Store of Stuff Project: Cosmetics

Let’s face it. It’s unfortunately hard to find cosmetic products that are toxin-free; entirely toxin-free.  While these products may make you look good temporarily, they’re full of toxic chemicals that could potentially do harm to your body in the long run. Think about it: what you put on your body will be absorbed into your body making both you and your anti-aging face cream, toxic. The Story of Stuff Project’s Annie Leonard describes to us how bathrooms all over America have become minefields of chemical nasties, most of which have links to asthma, learning disabilities, birth defects, and the big “C,” Cancer. Yikes. Pass on the word, it’s time to make some change for good.

Click the link, or the image, to watch this cosmetic-buying and daily-routine changing video.

The Story of Stuff Project: Cosmetics

Face lift without the “lift”

We work out to tone our legs, our abs, our arms, and our butts, but who thinks to work out and tone their face muscles without retinol or botox?

Check out this clip! This lady will show you how to tone your cheeks without even having to make a botox appointment, or move off our your couch and miss your favorite TV show.

Top 10 ingredients to Chemical-Free beauty

Many of you have probably started to notice that the most expensive “anti-aging” skincare products are usually the least effective.

Top 10 Natural Ingredients to Look for in Skin Care:

Lavender: therapeutic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal. Speeds up cell turnover to repair skin (beneficial to acne, bruises and wounds).

Macadamia Nut Oil: retains moisture and protects the skin; rich in palmitoleic acid (natural sebum production); Rich in Vitamin E & A; Potent antioxidant and helps protect skin from damage and aging signs

Shea Butter: Natural hydrator; Comes from seeds of the karite tree; Emollient; Helps the skin retain moisture

Olive Oil: protects the skin from damage; strengthen nails; deeply moisturizes the skin and hair; potent antioxidants combat free radical damage, caused by pollution, environmental stressors and UV exposure.

Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil: Nourishing, revitalizing, and restorative action on the skin and mucous. Oil extract, obtained from the whole berries promotes healing of heat burns, radiation burns, sunburns, poorly healing wounds, bedsores, skin ulcers, eczema. Restorative anti-aging properties; helps combat symptoms of malnourished or prematurely aging skin.  Natural source of vitamins, carotenes, phytosterols, EFAs and to help improve conditions of the mucous membranes Visit LIVESTRONG or SeaBuckthorn Research

Jojoba Oil: Antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and soothing properties. Helps fight various skin infections including acne, eczema, insect bites, fungal microbes, skin bacteria and all other

possible ones.

Grapeseed Oil: Rich in vitamins, minerals and protein, antioxidants; anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties – can help slow the process of aging and prevent clogged pores.

Lemon: Effectively exfoliate and clarify the skin; removes dry, dead skin cells that clog pores;Acts as a natural cleanser.

Lecithin: Promotes healing and damage protection; softens the skin

Aloe Vera Leaf: Helps with Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Dryness, Scaling and Flaking, Eczema, Chaffing and Chapping, Sunburn and Allergic reactions

Cruelty Free Food for Your Face

Let’s have some fun. Here’s something that many women pay the big bucks for at the spa when you can really do it right at home! Everyone wants beautiful skin from all natural, non-animal-tested ingredients, right? Ever thought of putting food on your face? Give it a try!

Natural Skin CareHere are a couple masks to try at home and make right in your kitchen!

Oatmeal and Yogurt Energy

  • 1 tbsp oatmeal, finely ground
  • 1 tbsp live, organic yogurt (skip the flavored stuff)
  • A few drops of honey (about 1/2 tsp)

Crush the oats and mix the ingredients together to form the paste. It is ready to use! Rise with warm water.

Avacado, Banana & Honey Moisture Mask

  • 1 ripe avocado.
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon of honey.
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt (optional)

Mix the ingredients together into a paste. Apply to face and neck, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Firming Peach Mask

  • 1 ripe peach
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp unflavored full-fat yogurt

Pit the peach and remove skin. In a blender, blend the egg white, peach and yogurt until smooth. Apply all over face and neck and let sit for 30 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

Ok. Go have some fun with food!