Review: Sibu Repair & Protect Sea Buckthorn Daytime Facial Cream
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Today I have a product from Sibu Beauty, a line of products made with the increasingly popular sea buckthorn berry. I was glad to be able to try the Repair & Protect Sea Buckthorn Daytime Facial Cream because I'm always on the lookout for a nourishing cream to ensure that my skin is hydrated so that it can always provide a smooth base for my makeup.
Curious about the sea buckthorn berry? It grows in the harsh elevated climate that is the Himalayas and is loaded with Omega-7, a monounsaturated fat that has been linked to numerous skin and hair benefits. The nice thing is that not only is Sibu Beauty employ fair trade practices in Tibet to harvest this beauty berry, the line is also cruelty free and vegan.
This cream is lightweight and fragrance free (slightly plant like smell) and sinks into skin readily. It really creates a nice smooth and supple surface for makeup primer, foundation, etc. It has a slight waxy texture but it's really slight and I honestly stop noticing after a few minutes (especially with makeup on top). I think this textures is indicative of how it creates a really effective barrier for keeping the moisture inside your skin, especially if layer over other hydrating products like hyarulonic acid serums and toners, like I do. The effect is especially noticeable on my dry jaw and cheeks which can become easily chapped by wind. At the end of the day, my skin still feels really soft after using the Repair & Protect Daytime Facial Cream.
This cream is packaged in a sturdy frosted glass pump bottle. Alas, the cap wasn't as travel friendly as the rest of the bottle and broke after my first overnight trip. I appreciate that the cream does not have sunscreen as I'm allergic to to many chemical sunscreens, which makes finding day creams challenging.
The Sibu Beauty Repair & Protect Daytime Facial Cream is $20.95 for 1 fl. oz. and can be purchased here.
What's your current favorite daytime facial cream?
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