When I received a bottle of the Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser by Sibu Beauty for review, I was intrigued. I had never heard of Sea Buckthorn Berries, or about its benefits as a skincare product. It turns out that these berries are a naturally sustainable resource that grow in the Tibetan Himalayas, and they’ve been a source of health and beauty for centuries. Sea Buckthorn contains tons of essential vitamins and nutrients, including Vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids and the elusive Omega-7 fatty acid, which helps to neutralize free radicals and aid in the production of collagen (see: less lines and wrinkles!). These vitamins and nutrients claim to protect, revitalize and repair skin, and all four of the Omega fatty acids are critical in providing cellular support for healthy skin, hair and nails.
The Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser is slated for use on all skin types, and claims to gently exfoliate, remove excess oil and impurities and leave skin feeling and looking radiant and refreshed. It also claims to be useful for removing makeup.
I was a little hesitant to try a new cleanser, only because my skin is dry and so sensitive, but the ingredient list seemed gentle enough so I figured I’d give it a go.
The cleanser is a light feeling gel-like substance. Mixed with a bit of water, it lathers lightly on the skin. It has a citrus scent which I found very refreshing. After washing, my skin felt good. Normal. Not dry or tight, which I struggle with as a result of cleansers that are a little too harsh or stripping for my dry, sensitive skin.
It did a good job of removing most of my makeup. Although, in Sibu Beauty’s defense, I wear a TON of mascara – it’s not exactly easy to remove. But it did remove most of it, and it even removed my Maybeline Color Tattoos easily, which can be quite the feat. All in all, as a cleanser and makeup remover in one, this is a contender.
I’ve been using the Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser for a couple of weeks now, only at night because I just splash water on my face in the morning. My skin has not gotten red or irritated, or broken out at all from using this product. I actually feel like I have a little bit more of a glow. That could also be from the fact that this product is helping my skin maintain an optimal moisture balance and not drying it out. But honestly, I don’t care where the glow is coming from, I’m just happy that I have it.
The best part is that Sibu Beauty products, including their Sea Buckthron Balancing Facial Cleanser, are all-natural, cruelty-free (yay!), paraben-free and sulfate-free, and the brand practices free trade. And they’re now 100% vegan as well! Very cool.
You can check out Sibu Beauty here if you’re interested in learning more!
I was sent a product for review; however I was not otherwise compensated for this post.
All opinions are 100% my own.