Sibu All Natural Skin Care Products #giveaway #rafflecopter

Whenever possible, I prefer to opt for natural products, especially when it is something that goes onto my skin, both for my kids and for myself.  Truth be told, I’m far better about getting products for my kids that are natural than myself, but I’m working on that. Sibu Beauty offers a line of natural skin care products that are affordable to the masses that also work effectively and treat your skin gently.  Plus, they smell really nice.  Bonus for me!!

Each Sibu Beauty product is packed with the maximum levels of Omega 7 and the 190 other bio-active nutrients from the sea buckthorn berry to revitalize, renew, and replenish.  They offer a range of products from ingested supplements to night creams and many in between- at prices that I was very (pleasantly) surprised were not that high.

The thing with the line from Sibu beauty isn’t just in the quality of the products- the bar cleanser I have, it works well, lathers nicely and rinses easily- the lotions and creams are thick enough to feel like the recommended amount can actually cover the intended areas, but not so thick you feel like you are slathering yourself with products.  Overall I’m really pleased with these products.  I will for sure be buying the bar cleanser again- I love how it exfoliates (gently) while it cleans.  Makes me giddy!  The “thing” about the Sibu line is the sea buckthorn berry:

Premium, wildcrafted sea buckthorn from the Tibetan Himalayas

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.

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Sunscreen: Is it too late to help me?

Confession time: I used to worship the sun.  I mean, I was serious.  It wasn’t sunscreen, it was suntan lotion.  The darker, the oilier, the better, and I meant business.  I can remember distinctly one April vacation in New Hampshire laying out on the TOP of our solarium with Crisco slathered all over me- with a few friends- just to get my base tan started.  Yes, Crisco.  If that’s not bad enough- there were dozens of times I made a batch of baby oil with iodine to maximize my bronze-ness.  Oh yea.  No hats, no sleeves, no SPF.  SPF was my ENEMY.  I LOVED THE SUN.

Except suddenly,  I started getting older.  And seeing the effects of the sun on my mom, and my gram.  Suddenly, the tan thing didn’t seem AS fabulous.  Sunscreen didn’t look like so much of an enemy, although I refused to use above an SPF 15. 

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$75 Gift Certificate to (Apothica) ends 5/12 (What a Mom Wants)

Spring, my friends, has sprung.  With spring, at least here in Connecticut, comes a strong that feels like it grows stronger each day.  Wonderful, yes, especially after a winter like we’ve just gone through, but not so great for our skin.  I know for me, when the weather is nice, I like to be outdoors as much as possible- playing, walking, swimming, gardening, doing yard work, enjoying a picnic- but all of that means more exposure to the sun’s harmful rays.  I have been trying to be more diligent about using sunscreen products for myself, and was happy to see that offers many options for sunscreens!

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