Review: Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub by Sibu Beauty

26 Mar 2014

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As a person with oily skin I know how important it is to clean my face. You gotta get that rid of that dead skin cells and oil build-up, especially if your skin is naturally oily! From experience I know that if I don’t scrub my face a couple of times a week, I get break outs and my skin starts to look ‘rough’ (dull, huge pores etc.). Not a pretty sight. Also, I just enjoy scrubbing my face. It feels great and I like how soft my face feels afterwards. I was sent an exfoliating scrub by Sibu Beauty that I’ll be reviewing today, because even Sibu knows about my love for scrubs! 😉

Sibu Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub skin care skincare review

In case you’re not familiar with Sibu Beauty: it’s a line of skin care products made from sea buckthorn berries of the Himalayas. Also known as the beauty berry. The sea buckthorn berry contains many nourishing antioxidants and fatty acids, including the very elusive Omega 7, which provides cellular support for the skin and nails, in addition to the more common Omega’s 3, 6, and 9. All four of these are critical in providing cellular support for healthy skin, hair and nails. The Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub is a scrub that is 100% natural. No parabens, no dairy, wheat, gluten, sodium, yeast or preservatives.

How it’s described:
From Sibu Beauty’s website: Our sea buckthorn exfoliating scrub, with omega 7 fatty acids, deep cleans pores to reveal fresh and radiant skin. With apricot, sea buckthorn and aloe, this emollient scrub is ideal for twice a week exfoliation. Not recommended for use on the same days when using Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Purifying Mask.

*Deep cleans pores
*Gently removes dead, dull skin surface cells
*Removes excessive oil from clogged pores
*Leaves skin touchably soft
*Gentle enough for all skin types

Water, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder, SD Alcohol 40-B, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Extract, Cetearyl Phosphate, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Seedcake, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Levulinate, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Phytate, p-Anisic Acid, Orange and Lemon Essential Oils.

Sibu Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub skin care skincare review

My thoughts:
I love this stuff! It thoroughly cleanses my skin and makes it feel totally soft. The scrubbing particles are the right consistency (the ‘grains’ are big, but not too big) and don’t irritate my skin. It has a gel-like consistency (very smooth on the skin) and doesn’t foam. The scrub does have a scent (smells like fruit to me), which doesn’t bother me at all. It’s gentle, it makes my skin feel fresh and soft and it helps me wake up in the morning. 🙂

I’m a big fan of scrubs and this one didn’t disappoint! Very gently, yet very effective. I also love the fact that this product does not contain parabens or harsh chemicals. And even better: the sea buckthorn berry is known for its acne-fighting characteristics. What else could a girl ask for? If you’re looking for a (new) scrub, I would try this one!

Where to buy:
Sibu Beauty’s Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub retails for $19.95 (you get 3.3 fl. oz). It’s available on the website and they ship to the US and Canada.


Kizzy, blogger behind Kizzy Online, originally created this blog to use as her personal life journal. When she moved from the Netherlands to the United States in 2010, she started focusing more on beauty, fashion and lifestyle. She also writes about her life as a wife and a mom of 2 in San Diego, California.

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