Review: Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Hydrating Serum

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If you’re into natural and vegan lifestyle, Sibu Beauty has a plethora of products ranging from skincare to supplements. I had the opportunity to try their Sea Buckthorn Hydrating Serum ($39.95, 1 fl oz/ 30 ml). Like you, my top of mind question was “what’s a sea buckthorn”? 

Considered a “beauty berry” across Europe and Asia, sea buckthorn berry contains over 190 bioactive compounds and Omegas 3,6,7,9 which are all essential for collagen production and healthy hair, skin, and nails. The first ever documentation of its use dates back to 13th century. It was said that Gengis Khan fed his army sea buckthorn for stamina. True or not, these mini berries are here to stay.

What the website says about Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Hydrating Serum: promotes youthful skin, fights age without damaging chemicals, brightens complexion and evens out skin tone, helps protect environmental stress, naturally stimulates collagen production.


water, glycerin, SD alcohol 40-B, betaine, sea buckthorn fruit extract (hippophae rhamnoides), phenethyl alcohol, sea buckthorn seed oil (hippophae rhamnoides), algae extract, artemisia vulgaris extract, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, sodium hyaluronate, tocopherol, retinyl palmitate, polyglyceryl-10 laurate, xanthan gum, sclerotium gum, sodium levulinate, sodium anisate, sodium phytate, fragrance (from orange and lemon essential oils).

If you have read my previous skincare posts, you know that I’m big on serums. In a nutshell, serums penetrate the skin because of their smaller molecular structure. Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Hydrating Serum is lightweight and has an inviting citrus scent. I use this after toner and before moisturizer. One pump is enough to nourish my face. It’s indicated for all skin types. Thankfully, my greasy face is compatible with this serum.

Sibu Beauty is paraben and sulfate-free and does not test on animals.
Where to buy? most whole foods store, Sibu Beauty online store.

Have you tried anything from Sibu Beauty yet?




  1. November 13, 2013 / 5:19 pm

    So would you apply this after a cleanser? Those berries sound like little miracles… definitely want to explore them more!

    • November 13, 2013 / 5:31 pm

      after cleanser or toner and before moisturizer. I know it sounds like a lot of products in a skincare routine but at my age, that's how it goes, haha!

  2. Anonymous
    November 13, 2013 / 5:27 pm

    I'd love to know how it works after about 2 weeks. I'm an Esthetician and I love trying new things. Sometimes I love it the 1st week but by the 2nd not so much. Hydrating serums can actually dry you our sometimes. Have you used it consistently?

    • November 13, 2013 / 5:32 pm

      it's not drying. You can use serum in combination w/ moisturizer. I have been using it consistently. But as the saying goes, what works for me may nor for some and vice versa.

  3. November 13, 2013 / 11:32 pm

    I've heard great things about Sibu Beauty but I haven't tried them yet

  4. November 14, 2013 / 12:20 am

    I have a coworker who raves about seabuckthorn. I need a hydrating serum for the winter. I will check this out.

  5. November 14, 2013 / 12:21 am

    I have a coworker that raves about seabuckthorn. This sounds like something to try since I need a hydrating serum for the winter.

  6. November 14, 2013 / 2:26 pm

    It's so nice to see that Serums are compatible with oily skin. I love how they feel on my face but my t-zone is soooo slick

  7. November 14, 2013 / 11:29 pm

    I haven't heard of this brand but I know sea buckthorn is a popular ingredient that is on the rise.

  8. November 18, 2013 / 4:38 pm

    i have yet to try this brand but i have been seeing and hearing more about them so i might just have to try them out myself!

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