Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sibu Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil - Review


Me being such a huge fan of OILS, it is such a bummer that this product didn't work for me. I have absolutely no aversion to oils. Love Coconut, Almond, Jojoba, Olive, Argan Oils to name a few. I love smearing them on my body, face and hair. I have always noticed that no matter how good serums or multiple lotions and potions I apply, at the end the best and most lasting results are always achieved by a good blend of pure, rich quality oil. Also Oils are so easily available and affordable too, in comparison to some very expensive serums.


Sibu Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil

Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil has long been used as a traditional beauty treatment to preserve youthful Skin tone and testure. It is a secret to fight wrinkles and age spots. Our therapeutic grade seed oil will help restore damaged skin to its natural beautiful state.
Paraben Free and Cruelty free. No dairy, wheat, gluten, sodium, yeast or preservatives.

Color: Golden Yellow

Texture: Thick Oil, not as thick as Castor oil, but relatively thicker than ALmond, Jojoba and Argan Oils.

Fragrance: It is bad. Not really bad, but unpleasant and sharp. I can stand it, but I can see many people really hating it. This 'bad' smell lingers on.

Feel on Skin: It feels heavy on skin. Didn't sink in immediately like Argan Oil. It was eventually absorbed by the skin, just took some time. It did obviously moisturize, because it is an oil and slightly on thicker side. A little goes a long way and if used in excess quantity, the oil will just 'sit' on skin and not get absorbed completely. Spreads easily.

Effects on Skin: This thing clogged my pores. 2 days of use and I could see tiny pustules or white bumps. I didn't break out with big cystic acne or anything real bad (thankfully), but these pustules did bother me. I didn't give up and tried it again after a gap of a week, but same thing happened. I didn't dare to try again. The oil didn't give me any chance to try out its effect on sunspots, hyper pigmentation or minor scars.

Packaging: Just a regular, amber colored glass bottle with a dropper.

As much as I wanted to love Sibu Skincare products, they just refuse to love me. I tried their day time facial cream (here), but that too was an epic fail for me. I swear by their anti-oxidant capsules, which is something that works wonderfully. It is something that I take internally and when I stop using that, I can see some changes in my skin. They just become dull. I may be making this up, but I have to have one capsule a day for amazing results.

I cannot let this baby go waste, simply because I am biased when it comes to oil. I apply it on my feet and cover it with a sock. The smell is a problem or else I would have used it up by applying it on my neck as a neck oil.

I sincerely wish and hope Sibu people come out with a way to make it odourless or at least infuse it some with pleasant, light fragrance.

Have you tried this Oil or any other SIBU Products? Any favorites?

Disclaimer: This is a product purchased by me and the review is my personal experience with the product. It may or may not work for you. Please use the above mentioned oil or capsule at your own risk or consult a doctor.

1 comment:

  1. Great post!
    I've been hearing good things about Sea Buckthorn oil lately too, and I've been meaning to try it. I'm thinking of going for the Weleda one, hope it works better for me.
    As for oils, you're right, they can't compare to serums or creams, however, I never use them more than two nights in a row, in fear of clogging up my pores, despite my very dry skin! So far, that works!

    xxx

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