Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It Started as a Supplement for the Kiddies, Turned Into My Newest Beauty Obsession; AKA: The Many Faces of Sea Buckthorn Oil

I'm not gonna lie, I've had these supplements for a while, but it wasn't until recently that I enjoyed them enough to share with you lovelies. To me it's just proof that life is about perception; when you can't accept or embrace something initially, try looking at it in a different way.

Originally, I received these products to try out as dietary supplements, for myself and for the kiddies. Dr. Oz has raved about Sea Buckthorn being a "miracle berry." So I was going to share it as part of a back to school post as something to give your kids to boost their little immune systems as they are exposed to the illnesses and germs in the classroom. 

So I would covertly add a few drops of the oil into the lil bits juice and Peyton would pop a couple of the capsules. I didn't want to write about the supplements until we had a good amount of time to try them out and ascertain if they made any difference. But quite honestly, my kids are relatively healthy. They have minimum exposure to outside germs (we don't really go anywhere), they have decent diets, and they were all boobie fed (some longer than others and one that just won't give it up). Point being, they very rarely get ill in the first place, so I couldn't really speak to the effectiveness of the drops and capsules, which made it difficult for me to do a write up about them. In case you are interested in that angle though, here are some of the scientific and dietary details of Sea Buckthorn:

SeabuckWonders  offers a line of nutrient-rich sea buckthorn products bursting with the entire family of Omegas (3, 6, 7 and 9), a host of vitamins and minerals, super-charged anti-oxidants, and over 190 phytonutrients! These USDA certified-organic products come in gel tabs or oils, so they can easily be added to your kids’ (and your) juices, salads or cereal…just about any healthy item on their menu. (Just a drop or two can add some healthy reassurance!)

Now here's where the story shifts... I started noticing Sea Buckthorn pop up on the ingredient list of a  bunch  of high end skin care products:

Weleda Sea Buckthorn Body Oil ($25) at Drugstore.com

Fresh Seaberry Restorative Body Cream ($28.50 at Barney's New York)

Turns out, Sea Buckthorn isn't just awesome for you when ingested, women in numerous Asian countries have been using the berries topically for ages to treat various skin issues (like acne and eczema). So now, instead of going out to buy one of these new skin potions, I can concoct my own at home, using the drops (or by squeezing the oil out of the capsules) and my moisturizer of choice. Boost my chosen Bath and Body Works lotion with a potent dose of rich antioxidants? Don't mind if I do! Couple of drops of Sea Buckthorn oil mixed with a few drops of argan oil for my nightly facial moisturizer (I do recommend doing this at night though; the Sea Buckthorn oil can give your skin a bit of an orange hue, but it fades)? Yes sir!

And the bonus? According to the SeabuckWonders website by using their supplements, I'm using products that are made of sea buckthorn oils ONLY from the Tibetan Plateau. This is where high altitude, strong ultraviolet radiation, severe cold, scorching heat, and dry and barren soil have equipped the remarkable sea buckthorn plant with an extraordinary bio-defense mechanism that breeds substantial life-giving nutrients for enhancing health and beauty. The Tibetan local green environment makes our sea buckthorn oils amazingly pure, naturally boosting the content of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E over other varieties. The SeabuckWonders supercritical fluid extraction process in one of the most advanced facilities makes our sea buckthorn oils the best in quality. Plus, they are all certified organic (if you're in to that sort of thing).  The way I see it, now I can use the same product to help keep my kids well AND to keep my skin in tip top shape. I call that a win win. Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm...This sounds like a great product to try out. I have read about this but I guess I have to read more reviews about it to make me convinced about it. A couple of reviews more and I think I'll go for it.


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