High in the Tibetan Himalayas (12,000 feet above sea level) grows a tiny but resilient fruit that resists the harsh weather conditions and high altitudes. The sea buckthorn berry fortifies itself against the elements by producing an array of powerful nutrients. With over 190 bioactive compounds, sea buckthorn is an unsurpassed source of Omegas 3, 6, and 9. And it's a rich source of the elusive essential fatty acid, Omega-7, an essential fatty acid vital to collagen production and healthy skin, hair and nails.
Sibu has several body products, but it was interesting to see they also have dietary supplements, chocolates, and juice.
Cleanse & Detox facial soap. It has a very nice scent, sort of a sweet citrus type but not at all overpowering. I had figured the little black specks you see in the bar were from the sea buckthorn, but I see from the ingredients that there is also oatmeal in here. It is all very finely ground though, so no need to worry about scratchiness. I've cut a small slice off this bar and have been using is well over a week now, rubbing it directly on my face, and have not felt any harsh bits at all.
As mentioned, there is a pleasant scent to this soap. It lathers easily but is more of a cream type lather instead of light and bubbly. It rinses easily and has not left my face feeling dry or tight. I have not noticed any irritation, but my skin is not really sensitive anyway. I have not noticed any breakouts either, my skin being combination leaning towards oily. And the only little slab I've cut off the bar so far is lasting a long time. If I were to just use this for my face, I bet this bar would last months. It says it is a a facial bar and that's all I've used it on, but I am curious how it would work as a body soap. I might go ahead and give that a try at some point.
A 3.5 oz. bar sells for $6.95 on the Sibu website. It is paraben-free, cruelty-free, and 100% natural.
I like this soap and if I could find it locally, I would probably buy it again.
A 1 oz. bottle of 'daytime' cream (not sure if it's the same) sells for $20.95 on the website.
replenishing night cream. It says 'rejuvenating' night cream on the website, so I'm not positive if it's the same product. Maybe I have old samples? Or there have been name changes? Because the face cream on the site says 'daytime' where my packet says 'nourishing.' Anyway, I don't remember scent with this one either but the website mentions lemon and orange essential oils. It was light if there was any. I didn't notice much difference between this and the face cream. This one might have been a bit thicker. Again, a nice enough cream that caused no problems for my skin.
A 1 oz jar sells for $34.95 on the website.
And finally, I received a small sample packet of the Sibu hydrating serum. I am not familiar with serums, don't think I've ever used one from anywhere, so I wasn't sure how to use this or what to expect. The packet just said to apply it basically the same as the other cream samples. So I tried, but this is a clear, runny, almost liquid product and I wasn't prepared for that. LOL! It ran all over my hand and I sort of frantically slapped the rapidly escaping sample onto my face, only to find that I think you only need to use a wee amount. Well, it was a learning experience, to say the least! Again, not familiar with serums and don't know how to judge them so I can't say much about this.
A 1 oz. bottle sells for $39.95 on the website.
Using the store locator on the website, it looks like Sibu products can often be found at health stores. I don't see any stores like Walmart or Target, at least not listed for my area. I do like the bar soap I have but, honestly, the prices of the creams scare me a bit. I have to remind myself that these are indeed natural products though, and I know the troubles I've been having trying to find an affordable (I am cheap) natural face cream. So maybe I would splurge on a Sibu product.
I am very happy to have been allowed the opportunity to try these products. Sibu was very quick and friendly in their customer service, which is always huge with me. Thank you, Sibu Beauty!