Unlisted Brand • Sea Buckthorn Oil • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Ok I bought Life-flo oil and there is no spot for it, but it's just pure Sea Buckthorn so I'll share my experience with it here.
I use a hair conditioning mask with it in there as a main ingredient and it's fantastic. I heard it would be great for skin and I'm sort of a combination/sensitive and get break outs, so with all the product to clear the breakouts, I can get sort of dry. So I heard this might help keep me soft and prevent wrinkles. Well I really want to love it, and while it moisturizes wonderfully, I don't think it works on my skin. I got bumpy and clogged and caused a lot of grief for me. So as much as I want to love it for my skin I just can't. I will possibly try again waaaayyy farther from now or just use it in a hair oil mask or possibly for hands in the winter. It's very expensive even though I got a good deal, and sad to see it doesn't work for me. Everyone is different but I wanted to throw it out there that it could potentially cause problems.
Update: I think I jumped the gun last time. I was using a lot of other products in the past and tried it again as a moisturizer after using only a cleanser that I think works...its hard to know for sure. I also get bumps everywhere and I can't even be sure what causes what anymore. But I do feel this does moisturize and the color disappears. It feels good on my skin and then I noticed it heals skin faster than lavender oil. But this is moisturizing, where lavender is a little astringent, so this is super helpful with dry skin. I'm going to try argan oil again, but just wanted to say that I did try again without other things and I was MUCH happier with the result.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really want to love this oil. But the idea of staining everything that comes into contact with me just puts me off.
I already have very good results with argan oil (and hopefully to add jojoba into my list of good oil). So I am giving this a miss.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
so I am writing this for my mom and the improvments of what I saw in her skin when she was applying it (the brand she is using is "new roots"- sea buckthorn seed oil organic)
she has oily acne prone skin.
cons about this product:
-the smell isn't pleasant, but not nauseating(has a raw organic seed smell)
-can be pricey depending on wear you buy it(but way cheaper then a serum)
-can be a little messy
-protect against uv rays and radial damage
- fast absorbing
IMPROMENTS IN HER SKIN:
-became less oily
-her skin became more radiant, and silky
-some wrinkles improved
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).