Unlisted Brand • Sea Buckthorn Oil • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||90%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I am currently using the Sibu brand of seabuckthorn seed oil. the fruit is actually better but it's hard to find locally. This still heals skin really well and fast. I absolutely love adding this to rose hip oil and oregano oil for PD outbreaks. It absorbs into my skin really well and brings balance to combo skin overnight. It's not really that oily for an oil. It makes a wonderful under eye moisturizer. I hate heavy creams as they tend to make me breakout and have very sensitive skin that reacts to products. This is now my nighttime moisturizer and I could not be any happier. I've used it both in a essential oil mix and by itself. It smells kind of like fresh cut bamboo. It's not the best smell but it is very tolerable. It makes my skin so soft and smooth and no zits. It heals compromised skin very quickly and is recommended for those with thin skin, Rosacea, acne, Perioral dermatitis and eczema. It definitely helps calm my skin during a PD outbreak which I am going through right now.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Blue
LOOOOOVE this oil. I have every skin concern in the book, & this stuff treats it all. I buy the Sibu brand on Amazon for about $10, & it has literally transformed my skin. After trying every product out there, this little bottle of natural oil is all I need. Just try it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
I bought some of the SBT oil (both seed and berry) last week as I had been reading a lot about how good seabuckthorn is for the skin. I have three experiences I want to share about this oil.
1) Coincidentally, I scalded my wrist while making dinner that night and it swelled up pretty bad, so I experimented with rubbing a little of the seed oil on the swelling and went downstairs to watch TV. By the time I got up to go to bed, the swelling was gone! It came back a little bit overnight, but another dab of oil and the swelling went away forever. The part where my skin had blistered didn't disappear though.
2) I have no fewer than six terrible acne scars on my cheek at the moment, and I have been rubbing a bit of the berry oil on them several times a day. Three of them have been with me for about a month and had stayed the same until I started rubbing the oil on them. One week later, they are significantly flattened and faded, though sadly still highly visible.
3) A few nights ago, after rubbing some of the oil on my acne scars as above, I took a hot bath. I turned red as a lobster as usual, but to my surprise the part of my cheek where I had rubbed the oil remained absolutely pale and blanched!
I have yet to figure out if this oil does for acne and pigmentation as some reviewers say, but so far my experiences of its effects on inflammation and scar healing are pretty impressive. I would imagine that it would be great for rosacea sufferers and those who are recovering from sunburn or radiation therapy. Yes, it makes my skin orange but that fades after 30 minutes or so, so if I'm not going anywhere that's not an issue!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
It makes my skin pretty soft. It makes you look like an oompa loompa for a bit after you put it on, but it absorbs into your skin fairly quick. My skins texture has improved since using it. I've only been using the oil for a few days so I can't say whether it has helped with scarring or not but I'll edit this review if anything changes :). Basic oil packaging. Pretty inexpensive. I think I got mine for around $12 or so.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have dry, extremely, extremely sensitive skin. Even natural/unscented products often cause irritation. I use 3-5 drops of Sea Buckthorn oil at night mixed with Weleda Soothing Almond Lotion (or another gentle moisturizer) and one or two drops mixed with heavy moisturizer (Burt's Bees Night Cream or the like) in the morning. It nourishes, moisturizes, and protects my skin. It also soothes irritation and fades old red marks and inflammation as well as scars. Highly recommended. You may not need to use quite so much -my mom and sisters use only 1 or 2 drops and no extra moisturizer for their normal, acne prone skin. Also, be prepared, -some brands are not de-colored (not sure what the technical term is for this haha) and the oil will be orange. The color fades pretty fast for me -in an hour or so. While the bottle may seem expensive -mine was $16 for 30 ml, it lasts forever. 6 or so drops a day is a tiny, tiny amount.
*ETA* If you get the natural oil -color included -it WILL stain clothes and sheets. Get ready to snuggle with a towel.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have the Sibu brand of Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil. I must say, this tiny little bottle has helped transform my face. I used to have horribly discolored scars from acne, uneven skin tone, large pores, etc. I started using this oil a couple of months ago, in conjunction with Rosehip Seed Oil and the few drops of this magical potion have transformed the way my face looks. My scars have lightened SO much, some fine lines on my face have disappeared, and I get ZERO breakouts (on my very sensitive, acne-prone, oily skin).
I usually do 3-4 drops of Rosehip Oil, mixing in 3 drops of Sea Buckthorn Oil... rub warm with clean hands, apply onto slightly damp skin, gently patting the oil in... wait a few minutes, apply a very thin layer of oil-free moisturizer and I'm set!
This product, along with the Rosehip Oil, has changed my skin and the way I feel about myself. I can even go out with no makeup on and feel comfortable. That's certainly a first.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been experimenting with oils this last year, as I can't find a moisturizer to suit
my irritable and cosmetic acne prone skin. Olive, coconut, jojoba, rosehip, grapeseed oils all broke me out (though jojoba I can use to remove eye makeup, and rosehip is fine under my eyes). So I figured I would try this. The bottle I got was 10ml for 16$ at whole foods, got the Seabuckthorn Seed Oil. It's earthy smelling, and orange coloured, but neither of these attributes bother me. Since using this (8weeks now), my skin is staying clear, moisturized and my tone is evening out. I do use Triacneal nightly though as well and a Neostrata 10% glycolic once weekly. I love this oil. After cleansing I spritz with Thermal water and massage about 4 drops to my face and neck. Then do whatever else - night treatments or sunscreen etc. I can't say this is a miracle on it's own, because I'm not using it alone, but it is very soothing and moisturizing. I may need to reconsider an eye treatment in the winter months though. I would highly recommend if you have sensitive, acne prone skin or have had crappy luck with other oils. Supposedly this stuff is chock full of omega 3-6-7. My only beef is the tiny amount for the price, but I will be sticking with it, and a bottle does last about 2 months. I'm using 100% pure SBT seabuckthorn brand from Peachland BC(sort of local to me).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
Let me start by saying I don't thimk Seabuckthorn oil is a bad oil, or that it doesn't contain vitamins, phytonutrients and good oils. I does, and I'm sure it's great for the skin. I just don't think it good value for money given how much adulteration there is in it and what else you can buy for less.
Let's start with adulteration issues. Due to the current market frenzy for it a lot of Sea Buckthorn oil is produced by extracting seed oil which is of considerably lower quality than berry pulp oil, when it comes down to amount of vitamins and nutrients it contains. The good oil comes from berry pulp but it takes a lot of berry to produce a little bit of oil, so most producers will also extract seed oil to bulk the product. That's just in the production stage. This oil is also highly coloured so it's a relatively simple thing to put say 10% SBT oil into a vegetable oil and still have it look like the real deal. You, the consumer wouldn't be any the wiser, because it stains like the dickens in any case. So to get the real deal you need to go to a specialist supplier with a pure product and find out that because of the low yield of SBT berries it's very expensive to buy.
So that brings me to my next point. While SBT oil is full of goodies for the skin, there is another oil that has the same goodies in higher quantities and for a lot less money. Rosehip Oil. SBT only tops Rosehip oil on one account, Vitamin E. in the rest it lags far behind, but it costs 3 times the price! I think that some very good marketing along with it's relative obscurity is making someone rich. Consumers are fickle and no sooner have we found our holy grail then we are hunting for the next best thing. Enter the exotic SBT oil from the steepes of Mongolia (it's actually a common weed in much of Europe too but that kinda spoils the mystique). Luckily SBT oil is also used to make primitive dyes, as it stains everything bright yellow, and we can make outrageous claims about beta-carotene levels to sell it's big negative as a positive.
This brings me to my final objection to this oil. It leaves a bright yellow stain on absolutely everything, clothing, pillows, sheets and towels. While the stain isn't colorfast and washes away in oxygen bleach it's just a right pain to be bleaching everything you own on a weekly basis. I was using this oil in a 5% dilution and it was getting on everything. So anything made with SBT oil will have a concentration of less than 5% SBT oil. At 5% a face cream will be egg yolk yellow, if your expensive SBT cream is a soft buttery yellow, chances are it contains about 1% SBT oil. If you use 100% SBT oil on your skin you will look yellow, so facial products made with it have only 'marketing purposes' levels of SBT oil in it. Commercially, it's a difficult oil to use.
Rosehip oil while also strongly coloured does not stain at all and can be used at 100% without problems. Another reason not to spend 3 times the price for SBT oil. I used SBT oil on my skin everyday for the past year and witnessed no difference at all. I do realise that oils do not produce dramatic skin changes but a year is a decent amount of time to test a product. I found nothing about this oil that justifies either the price or hassle of using it. It has a slightly less waxy feel than Rosehip oil which might make it more suitable for oily skin types, but I'll continue to purchase Rosehip Oil instead.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I too can't believe not many people have reviewed/tried this. I think the buzz about this oil is starting to come out though. It is the greatest hydrator and anti-aging oil out there because it carries Vit. A and E and is SIMPLE. This also benefits acne because it NOURISHES and does heals which Acne prone (and all) skin needs. It does not always need to be dried out, it needs to be balance. Dehydration can cause acne and needs the right hydrator to help this. Stress and lack of sleep can cause dehydration too....
Anyways, (!) I use this as my simple night cream. Makes my skin feel soothed, hydrated, gives it a glow, helps decrease redness, heal acne, help prevent (due to Vitamins and hydration) and makes my skin appear firmer.
It has definitely helped get rid of my re-occuring clogged pores on my cheeks and chin. Not pimples, just clogged/congestion. 2-3 drops rubbed into my fingers then massaged onto my face until absorbed. That's the trick with oils ladies, you have to massage them into your skin or else they just sit and possible clog or dry up make you shiny. For the record, I use a glycolic toner 3x week under this, but use it every night. Summer is coming up, so it may be too rick for my combo. skin, so I am going to use Argan as it is lighter. I truly believe, and have witnessed, that with simpler ingredients, problem skin has a greater chance of being improved. Enjoy!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
i use this has a hair oil treatment once a week!!! it has reduced breakage and my hair feels a lil bit heavier....i dont know if its only in my head (no pun intended) but maybe the oil has helped...
i have very fine hair (thinned a lot once i moved from home) and i'm talking lush straight and heavy hair to hair that can now be contained in a smalllllllllllllll clip :(
i'm trying SBT and shanaz hussein ayurveda oil alternatively and my hair feels a wholeeeeeeeeeee lot better since i started using SBT oil...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'm surprised that no one has reviewed this, yet. I haven't been able to find a good moisturizing cream, and I have been hardcore searching for the last 10 years. I've tried La Mer, La Prairie, Dior, and everything in-between, and at the drugstore. Money has been no object in my qwest for the magical cleanser and moisturizer. I was researching essential oils and the Oil Cleansing Method one day, and sea buckthorn oil kept showing up, so I did some research on it. It seems more and more products are being marketed with sea buckthorn oil. Supposedly sea buckthorn is good for every skin ailment under the sun, and has anti-aging properties as well. This oil contains vitamins A, B1, B2, C, E, K, P, and carotene. It's rich in fatty acids, as well. Add sunscreen, and it sounds like everyone's dream product. Russian Cosmonauts, and cancer patients, have used this oil to treat radiation burns, because it aids in skin regeneration. I used this oil on my 2 year old son, who suffers from mild eczema, and it definately cuts the healing time in half. I have just recently started to use it on him as a prevention measure, and the jury is still out. I have used this on my face for 2 months, and my skin feels well moisturized. I have combo skin that is dry on the cheeks, and forehead, but oily on the chin and nose. I should mention that I use .1% Retin A (and have for almost 30 years), I get regular 60% glycolic acid peels every few months, and I use a Clarisonic everyday, morning and night. I've waged war against the Crypt Keeper! People say I have beautiful skin, and I can easily pass for 30, but it's not enough for me. This is a dry oil, that absorbs well. You only need a few drops. It's an amber/orange color, but it doesn't stain the skin. I was hesitant to try this, because of the color, but I quickly got over it, and it never stained my skin. It supposedly doesn't clog pores, and it's good for acne, as well. I can say that it doesn't clog pores. Many products will clog my pores, and I know the difference between purging and clogging. When I first started using this, I used it under my eyes, and where the fine lines of crows feet happen, and my skin did peel. I thought that was odd, but this oil does have skin regenerating properties. It hasn't caused any millia for me, either, but I have never had a problem with that. This oil has almost no fragrance, so if you are sensitive to fragrance, then that is a plus. I bought my sea buckthorn oil at a Russian market when I was in L.A., for $35.00. It's 100% pure sea buckthorn oil, in a 100ml bottle. You can find it on eBay, and other sights. There is a huge price difference between sites, and an even bigger price difference between organic, and ethically harvested, as well as in how it is extracted, such as cold press (this is the kind you want), or by inorganic matter (chemicals such as Freon). Most sea buckthorn oil is produced in China and Russia, so before you purchase, find out where it's from, how it is extracted, and make sure you're getting pure sea buckthorn oil, and not a blend of sea buckthorn and olive oil, or another cheap oil. Recently I made a mix of 20ml of sea buckthorn oil, and 7 drops of grapefruit oil, to step up my routine a bit, and I have to say that the jury is still out. I love the smell of grapefruit, and grapefruit oil is supposed to be good for the skin, too, so I decided to give it a try. I haven't had any adverse reaction to it, but I haven't seen any results, either. I've been considering trying Rodin Face Oil to find out what the of the hype is about, but I have a feeling that I'm not going to be all WoW! about that, either. I am happy with using sea buckthorn oil in leu of traditional moisturizer, for right now. My derm has no objections, either. I do use this after I get my glycolic peels, and it does cut my heal time into nothing. I used it without the grapefruit oil, and I had zero redness the next day, and I had no irritation near the corners of my mouth, or around my nostrils, which I normally do get. My dermatologist told me he recommends his patients use this oil after a deep phenol peel. Yes I will be repurchasing, because I know it works on my son's eczema, and this is a product that everyone should probably have in their medicine cabinet because it works on burns, and all skin ailments, on all skin types, but I'm going to continue to look for that magical product still. If you do decide to try this oil, wear sunscreen. Although it has wonderful properties, and it's not photo-toxic, it's still an oil, and I would hate for someone to get a nasty sunburn because they used this, and then went into the sun.