New Year, new channel!
We are launching Mirror, Mirror as a new channel for our Le Critique series to showcase our reviews on
beauty vanity products. We are not particularly experts in these, but we’ll try our best.
Like many other unfortunate souls, I suffered from horrible acne breakout in my teenage years. I tried quite a number of facial products to lessen, if not to eliminate, the breakout, but nothing really worked. As a matter of fact, I made matters worse. Apparently, the problem was, not only the inevitable puberty acne drama (or the heavily polluted streets of Metro Manila), but that I also had (and still have) highly sensitive skin. I would know right away if a certain product had strong chemical ingredients as my face would react instantly.
I did find one particular Philippine brand that carries a line of facial cleanser products that are great to my skin, and I have been an avid user of that brand ever since. While I am a huge advocate of Philippine products, hoarding facial cleansers every time I or a family member go to the Philippines for a visit is probably not the most normal thing to do. Thankfully, I have finally found an alternative that I can easily purchase here in the US, Sibu Beauty Balancing Facial Cleanser!
Like all of Sibu Beauty‘s products, the Balancing Facial Cleanser contains one unique ingredient: sea buckthorn. I, honestly, have no idea what sea buckthorn was until I saw it on the Sibu Beauty box, so I checked out their website to find out what it is all about.
For healthy and beautiful hair, skin and nails
High in the Tibetan Himalayas (12,000 feet above sea level) grows a tiny but resilient fruit that resists the harsh weather conditions and high altitudes. The sea buckthorn berry fortifies itself against the elements by producing an array of powerful nutrients. With over 190 bioactive compounds, sea buckthorn is an unsurpassed source of Omegas 3, 6, and 9. And it’s a rich source of the elusive essential fatty acid, Omega-7, an essential fatty acid vital to collagen production and healthy skin, hair and nails.
1300 years of beauty
Sea buckthorn is a natural product with 1300 years of traditional uses with the modern scientific research to back it up. Our superior processing techniques and our premium and exclusive source of sea buckthorn allow us to create a revolutionary group of beauty products.
As soon as I squirted a small amount of the cleanser in my palm, I was immediately captivated by the sweet and refreshing fruity scent. It honest-to-goodness smells like real orange and I knew then that the cleanser is, indeed, made of nothing but natural ingredients. I really feel that my face is getting cleansed off of impurities every single time I use it, thanks to the exfoliating micro-particles!
The holiday season just wrapped up and I could not even begin to express how glad I am to have started using the Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser during this time. With holiday gatherings that called for heavy make-up here and there, I am glad that I have a reliable exfoliating cleanser that is kind to my skin. Try it out!
Sibu Beauty products are available for purchase online.
Disclosure: The product/s mentioned above have been given free of charge by the company/PR firm in exchange for a review. The views expressed are my own. No other compensation was given for this post.