Clearly if you’ve read anything here before, you know I’m rather passionate about good, clean food. I care a lot about what my family and I put into our bodies. We’re far from perfect, but I believe that putting forth effort to do the best we can makes a big difference.
Lately my interests have expanded from feeling good about what I put IN my body to also trying a bit harder about what I put ON it. I’ve long proclaimed my love for coconut oil as an after-shower moisturizer and love the benefits I’ve received from using it.
However, if I am being honest, my facial skincare “routine” –if you could even call it that- needed some serious attention.
I was an avid whatever-is-on-sale cleanser person. I was bad about reading labels. I was blessed with pretty good skin (thanks, Dad!) and never had a big problem with acne so I figured I could get away with using whatever bar soap was in the shower on my face and calling it a day.
However, now that I’m 30 (wait, what??) and becoming more conscious about chemicals on our skin and in our environment, I wanted to make a change.
Sibu just does it right. They are
-completely safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding
Their products are derived from Sea Buckthorn Berries harvested from the Himalayas. I hadn’t heard of this little miracle fruit before, but after a little research I felt like I’d been left out of a big secret- this berry has been used for over 28 centuries for health and beauty. It naturally contains vitamins A, C, E, K, minerals, carotenoids, flavonoids, antioxidants, polyphenols, phytosterols and omega fatty acids, including omega 7s.
What? Omega-7s? That’s a new one!
It was to me too, but these elusive fatty acids help improve membrane function (gastrointestinal, urinary, cardiovascular) and help with tissue and skin hydration and elasticity.
Ok, ok, enough about the background. You get it- it’s legit. But what about the actual products effectiveness?
That’s what I wondered, too. I actually reached out to Sibu about a possible sample, but we got to talking and they ended up really hooking me up with the full experience!
Balancing facial cleanser, age-defying eye cream, clarifying toner, replenishing night cream
Of these, I’ve fallen in love most with the facial cleanser. It smells phenomenal, like the faint scent of an orange tic-tac. I really mean that in the best way since it’s one of my favorite smells! It is gentle, yet manages to completely remove my make-up (eye make included!). It has tiny microscrubbers (a word I made up according to spell-check) and my face truly feels so clean afterwards.
I’ve used the toner on occasion because honestly, as a new-to-facial-routine gal, I’m not sure what it does. I can tell you that there is no stinging and it also smells pretty great!
The eye cream is wonderful, too. I can actually tell a difference in the morning between nights that I’ve remembered to apply it and nights I’ve forgotten. The mornings I remembered are a bit less scary.
I’m trying to work on being better about using the night cream. I’ve used a few times and can tell you it feels luxurious, but I’m still trying to get used to remembering to put something on at night.
Cleansing face and body bar, purifying mask, hydrating serum, facial cream, moisturizing body cream
I’ll be honest, I haven’t yet used the bar of soap. It looks so fancy and smells so good, I want to put it in our guest bath to impress our guests. Or maybe once I finish up my Burt’s Bees, I’ll rip it open to use for myself!
The purifying mask is a lot of fun! It’s gentle and has micro-exfoliants that left my skin feeling refreshed and smelling yummy. Best of all, no burning that I remember from masks I used in high school.
I have not gotten much use from the hydrating serum on my face, but used it a few times on the back of my hands with hydrating success!
I use the facial cream every day. It glides on and absorbs so easily and feels really fresh. I’m not sure if it has SPF (I’m checking on it) so I make sure I put other SPF over it for now.
Though I still use coconut oil for my main moisturizer, the Sibu body cream smells fantastic and I grab it when I’m in quick need of some non-greasy moisture. It absorbs quickly and, like everything else, smells so darn good.
Sibu also sent me some Monkey Balm. It’s an all-natural moisturizing stick for kids’ dry skin and eczema. Hailey actually had a patch of dry skin pop up above her belly button so we got the chance to use it. She loved being able to apply it herself and within 4-5 days, the patch was gone! I’m going to love having this on hand during the winter.
The Seed Oil and Cellular Support Supplements were great to receive, but I haven’t used them. The seed oil can be used on rashes and skin irritations and I plan to use it if one pops up. Though the supplements sound enticing, my wariness of supplements in general hasn’t allowed me to try them yet. Maybe one day!
Whew! Still with me?
It was quite the breakdown, but I am really overjoyed to find a product that actually works that is all natural. Sibu provided me with these products, but I 100% plan to reorder my favorites with my own money when they run out.
I was checking out their Facebook page and saw that they are running a special right now, in case you are interested! One copy and paste later, here it is:
Do you have a skincare routine?
What products do you use?
Is a natural product important to you?