I’m not one for saving my trash. I have enough junk lying around that I don’t need a pile of literal garbage cluttering up my life. That would be one reason why I don’t do “empties” posts. It also takes me what seems like a lifetime to finish things, or I run out of every product I use at once! So instead of doing a collective “empties” post, I think what I will do is review a product after it’s finished to let you know what I thought of it months later…or even a year later. Since I literally just finished a bottle of the Sibu Beauty Seabuckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser and figured it’s about time to review it!
Starting with my skin type – it’s often pretty normal, but tends to get oily on my forehead as the day goes on. I occasionally get a bit of dryness and if I don’t use a good moisturizer it feels tight and dry. It is definitely acne-prone and congested, but getting so much better and, like most women, I am trying to defeat the aging process. JBasically, if there’s a skin issue, I have probably dealt with it. Moving on….
The Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser is labeled for “All Skin Types.” I definitely agree with that claim. It is a very gentle cleanser that is not at all stripping, drying, or irritating yet it still leaves the skin feeling soft and slightly conditioned. I guess I would consider it a gel cleanser, but it also contains very gentle “micro-particles” that gently exfoliate and really gets the skin clean. I do not feel like this would be irritating even on sensitive skins. It is considered a non-foaming cleanser, but it does have a subtle lather – not like soap lather, but there is a little something happening when you rub it in with water. It also claims to remove makeup, and it actually does a pretty good job, though I tend to use something else first. It just a beautifully cleanser that leaves the skin feeling clean, comfortable and balanced!
If you’re unfamiliar with Sibu Beauty, one of their trademarks is the use of the Seabuckthorn Berry. This particular berry can be taken internally as well as used topically. It is quite high in rare omega-7 fatty acids, which is a rare fatty acid that is helpful for collagen production and building healthy hair, skin and nails. Sea Buckthorn berries are also high in Omega 3, 6 and 9. Basically when used topically, it is an anti-aging powerhouse that nourishes the skin. Sibu Beauty uses Fair Trade wildcrafted sea buckthorn and all of their products are non-GMO, Vegan and of course, cruelty free. Yea! J
Obviously since I used the entire bottle, this is a product that I really like. I feel like my adult-onset acne began clearing up a bit once I started using this cleanser. It’s very gentle, yet effective and my skin feels nice and clean without feeling parched, tight or stripped. I haven’t found it even remotely irritating even when my skin has been terribly inflamed, raw and sore. I love that it comes in a pump and the bottle (which contains 4 ounces of product) lasted me a good while. I can’t speak to the improved collagen production or anti-aging aspects of sea buckthorn berry, but I do feel like this makes my skin healthy and happy so I love it and have already opened up a new bottle! If you’re in need of a new cleanser, no matter what your skin type or issue, I would definitely recommend giving the Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser a go!!!