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THE SEA BUCKTHORNBEAUTY SECRET

What you might not know about this small, exotic berry can make a big difference in the appearance of your skin. Those sunny days at the beach, pollution, stress and even your diet can all have a cumulative effecton your skin's appearance. But it's never too late to undo the damage. Use Cleanse & Detox to help purify and recover.

For the optimal beauty regimen, try our other Sibu Beauty products:
  • Repair & Protect facial cream.
  • Cellular Support dietary supplement.
  • Revitalize & Renew liquid supplement.
Our sea buckthorn is sourced through fair trade agreements with local harvestersin Tibet.

Paraben-FREE andCruelty-FREE.
Supplement Facts

Other Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin, Purified Water, Oatmeal, Sodium Hydroxide, sea buckthorn puree, Sorbitol, Sorbitan Oleate, natural fragrance from citrus essential oils, soybean protein, sea buckthorn leaves, Titanium Dioxide

No dairy, wheat, gluten, sodium,yeast or preservatives.

Warning: For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes. Keep out of reachof children.

Health Notes

Sea Buckthorn

Sea Buckthorn
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

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For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Cardiovascular Disease
Dose: 10 mg three times daily of a flavonoid extract of sea buckthorn for six weeks
Sea buckthorn berries, their oil, or flavonoid-rich extracts of the fruit have lowered biochemical indicators of increased cardiovascular risk in some, though not all, preliminary and double-blind human studies. (more)
Hypertension
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Research suggest that flavonoids from sea buckthorn may have blood pressure-lowering effects. (more)
High Cholesterol
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Sea buckthorn contains flavonoids and essential fatty acids that may influence blood cholesterol according to animal and preliminary human research. (more)
Cardiovascular Disease
Dose: 10 mg three times daily of a flavonoid extract of sea buckthorn for six weeks
Sea buckthorn berries, their oil, or flavonoid-rich extracts of the fruit have lowered biochemical indicators of increased cardiovascular risk in some, though not all, preliminary and double-blind human studies. (more)
Burns
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Sea buckthorn extracts may speed the healing of skin injuries, including burns. (more)
Eczema
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Sea buckthorn oil contains large amounts of essential fatty acids that are important to skin health inflammation control. (more)
Burns
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Sea buckthorn extracts may speed the healing of skin injuries, including burns. (more)
Common Cold and Sore Throat
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Sea buckthorn has been shown in animal studies to have immune system-enhancing and anti-inflammatory properties, though a clinical trial did not find benefit. (more)
Peptic Ulcer
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Sea buckthorn contains flavonoids and other constituents that promote healing. It has been associated with peptic ulcer improvement, though more research is needed. (more)
Dry Eye Syndrome
Dose: 2 grams per day of sea buckthorn oil for three months
Sea buckthorn oil contains large amounts of essential fatty acids that are thought to be helpful for both preventing dry eye syndrome and reducing its severity. (more)
Type 1 Diabetes
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Animal and preliminary research suggests a connection between sea buckthorn and improved measures of blood sugar control. (more)
Cardiovascular Disease
Dose: 10 mg three times daily of a flavonoid extract of sea buckthorn for six weeks Sea buckthorn berries, their oil, or flavonoid-rich extracts of the fruit have lowered biochemical indicators of increased cardiovascular risk in some,1, 2, 3 though not all,4, 5preliminary and double-blind human studies. In a preliminary trial, people with heart disease who took 10 mg three times daily of a flavonoid extract of sea buckthorn for six weeks had less chest pain, lower blood cholesterol, and improved heart function.6 Double-blind research is needed to confirm these findings.
References

1. Lehtonen HM, Suomela JP, Tahvonen R, et al. Different berries and berry fractions have various but slightly positive effects on the associated variables of metabolic diseases on overweight and obese women. Eur J ClinNutr 2011;65:394-401.

2. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database citation: Zhang MS, et al. Treatment of ischemic heart diseases with flavonoids of Hippophaerhamnoides. Chinese J Cardiol 1987;15:97-9.Pubmed citation: Zhang MS. A control trial of flavonoids of Hippophaerhamnoides L. in treating ischemic heart disease. ZhonghuaXinXue Guan Bing ZaZhi 1987;15:97-9 [in Chinese].

3. Larmo P, Alin J, Salminen E, et al. Effects of sea buckthorn berries on infections and inflammation: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Eur J ClinNutr 2008;62:1123-30.

4. Suomela JP, Ahotupa M, Yang B, et al. Absorption of flavonols derived from sea buckthorn (Hippophaerhamnoides L.) and their effect on emerging risk factors for cardiovascular disease in humans. J Agric Food Chem 2006;54:7364-9.

5. Eccleston C, Baoru Y, Tahvonen R et al. Effects of an antioxidant-rich juice (sea buckthorn) on risk factors for coronary heart disease in humans. JNutrBiochem 2002;13:346-354.

6. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database citation: Zhang MS, et al. Treatment of ischemic heart diseases with flavonoids of Hippophaerhamnoides. Chinese J Cardiol 1987;15:97-9.Pubmed citation: Zhang MS. A control trial of flavonoids of Hippophaerhamnoides L. in treating ischemic heart disease. ZhonghuaXinXue Guan Bing ZaZhi 1987;15:97-9 [in Chinese].

Hypertension
Dose: Refer to label instructionsTest tube, 1 animal studies,2 and preliminary human research suggest that flavonoids from sea buckthorn may have blood pressure-lowering effects.3 In a controlled trial, a group of overweight women, some of whom had high blood pressure, consumed for one month either 100 grams per day of fresh sea buckthorn berries, or an equivalent amount of sea buckthorn oil or sea buckthorn berry extract.4 None of these forms of sea buckthorn had any blood-pressure lowering effect on the group as a whole. Double-blind research in people with hypertension is needed to clarify the possible benefits of sea buckthorn for this condition.
References

1. Zhu F, Zhang MS, Wang JL.Inhibitory effect of total flavones of Hippophaerhamnoides L on angiotensin converting enzyme from rabbit. Chin J Clin Pharm 2000;9:95-98 [in Chinese].

2. Pang X., Zhao J, Zhang W, et al. Antihypertensive effect of total flavones extracted from seed residues of Hippophaerhamnoides L. in sucrose-fed rats. J Ethnopharmacology 2008;117 :325-331.

3. Zhang X, Zhang M, Gao Z, et al. Effect of total flavones of Hippophaerhamnoides L. on sympathetic activity in hypertension. Hua XiYiKeDaXueXueBao 2001;32:547-550 [in Chinese]

4. Lehtonen HM, Suomela JP, Tahvonen R, et al. Different berries and berry fractions have various but slightly positive effects on the associated variables of metabolic diseases on overweight and obese women. Eur J ClinNutr 2011;65:394-401.

High Cholesterol
Dose: Refer to label instructionsSea buckthorn contains flavonoids and essential fatty acids that may influence blood cholesterol according to animal and preliminary human research.1, 2, 3 In a double-blind trial, people with normal blood cholesterol who consumed 28 grams per day of pureed sea buckthorn berries for three months experienced no change in their blood cholesterol.4 Similarly, a double-blind trial of 300 ml per day of sea buckthorn berry juice found no cholesterol-lowering effect in people with normal blood cholesterol.5 Double-blind studies of people with high cholesterol are needed to determine whether sea buckthorn is an effective treatment for this condition.
References

1. Wang JL, Zhang MS, Xu ZQ, et al. Clinical observation on effects of sea buckthorn total flavones on ischemic heart diseases. Shanxi Med Res 1985;2:60-67 [in Chinese].

2. Liu BW, Wu ZF, Liu WZ, et al. Preliminary observation on the effects of seabuckthorn berry juice on hyperlipemia and coronary heart disease. Shanxi Med Res 1985;2:68-73 [in Chinese]

3. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database citation: Zhang MS, et al. Treatment of ischemic heart diseases with flavonoids of Hippophaerhamnoides. Chinese J Cardiol 1987;15:97-9.Pubmed citation: Zhang MS. A control trial of flavonoids of Hippophaerhamnoides L. in treating ischemic heart disease. ZhonghuaXinXue Guan Bing ZaZhi 1987;15:97-9 [in Chinese].

4. Larmo PS, Yang B, Hurme SA, et al. Effect of a low dose of sea buckthorn berries on circulating concentrations of cholesterol, triacylglycerols, and flavonols in healthy adults. Eur J Nutr 2009;48:277-82.

5. Eccleston C, Baoru Y, Tahvonen R et al. Effects of an antioxidant-rich juice (sea buckthorn) on risk factors for coronary heart disease in humans. JNutrBiochem 2002;13:346-354.

Cardiovascular Disease
Dose: 10 mg three times daily of a flavonoid extract of sea buckthorn for six weeks Sea buckthorn berries, their oil, or flavonoid-rich extracts of the fruit have lowered biochemical indicators of increased cardiovascular risk in some,1, 2, 3 though not all,4, 5preliminary and double-blind human studies. In a preliminary trial, people with heart disease who took 10 mg three times daily of a flavonoid extract of sea buckthorn for six weeks had less chest pain, lower blood cholesterol, and improved heart function.6 Double-blind research is needed to confirm these findings.
References

1. Lehtonen HM, Suomela JP, Tahvonen R, et al. Different berries and berry fractions have various but slightly positive effects on the associated variables of metabolic diseases on overweight and obese women. Eur J ClinNutr 2011;65:394-401.

2. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database citation: Zhang MS, et al. Treatment of ischemic heart diseases with flavonoids of Hippophaerhamnoides. Chinese J Cardiol 1987;15:97-9.Pubmed citation: Zhang MS. A control trial of flavonoids of Hippophaerhamnoides L. in treating ischemic heart disease. ZhonghuaXinXue Guan Bing ZaZhi 1987;15:97-9 [in Chinese].

3. Larmo P, Alin J, Salminen E, et al. Effects of sea buckthorn berries on infections and inflammation: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Eur J ClinNutr 2008;62:1123-30.

4. Suomela JP, Ahotupa M, Yang B, et al. Absorption of flavonols derived from sea buckthorn (Hippophaerhamnoides L.) and their effect on emerging risk factors for cardiovascular disease in humans. J Agric Food Chem 2006;54:7364-9.

5. Eccleston C, Baoru Y, Tahvonen R et al. Effects of an antioxidant-rich juice (sea buckthorn) on risk factors for coronary heart disease in humans. JNutrBiochem 2002;13:346-354.

6. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database citation: Zhang MS, et al. Treatment of ischemic heart diseases with flavonoids of Hippophaerhamnoides. Chinese J Cardiol 1987;15:97-9.Pubmed citation: Zhang MS. A control trial of flavonoids of Hippophaerhamnoides L. in treating ischemic heart disease. ZhonghuaXinXue Guan Bing ZaZhi 1987;15:97-9 [in Chinese].

Burns
Dose: Refer to label instructionsIn animal studies, sea buckthorn extracts have been shown to speed the healing of skin injuries, including burns.1 In a controlled trial,2 people treated for burns with dressings containing sea buckthorn oil had greater pain relief and faster healing than those treated with a standard burn dressing.
References

1. Suryakumar G, Gupta A. Medicinal and therapeutic potential of Sea buckthorn (Hippophaerhamnoides L.). J Ethnopharmacol 2011;138:268-78.

2. Wang ZY, Luo XL, He CP. Management of burn wounds with Hippophaerhamnoides oil. Nan Fang Yi Ke Da XueXueBao 2006;26:124-5 [in Chinese].

Eczema
Dose: Refer to label instructionsSea buckthorn oil contains large amounts of essential fatty acids that are important to skin health and control of inflammation,1, 2 and has constituents that, according to test tube and animal research, could influence the immune system abnormalities underlying skin conditions such as eczema.3 Double-blind studies have investigated a sea buckthorn extract taken by mouth and a topical application of sea buckthorn. In one study,4 people with eczema who took 5 grams per day of sea buckthorn pulp oil for four months had reduced symptoms of eczema, but their improvement was no better than in those taking a placebo. In another study,5 people with eczema applied daily to the affected area either a 10% sea buckthorn cream, a 20% sea buckthorn cream, or a placebo cream. After four weeks all groups had small reductions in the severity of eczema symptoms, but the sea buckthorn creams were no more helpful than the placebo cream.
References

1. Ziboh VA The significance of polyunsaturated fatty acids in cutaneous biology. Lipids 1996;31:S249-253 [review].

2. The British Nutrition Foundation. Function of unsaturated fatty acids. In Unsaturated Fatty Acids: Nutrition and Physiological Significance (The Report of The British Nutrition Foundations Task Force). London, UK:Chapman & Hall, 1992, pp. 48-62 [review].

3. Suryakumar G, Gupta A. Medicinal and therapeutic potential of Sea buckthorn (Hippophaerhamnoides L.). J Ethnopharmacol 2011;138:268-78.

4. Yang B, Kalimo KO, Mattila LM, et al. Effects of dietary supplementation with sea buckthorn (Hippophaerhamnoides) seed and pulp oils on atopic dermatitis. J NutrBiochem 1999;10:622-30.

5. Thumm EJ, Stoss M, Bayerl C, Schurholz TH. Randomized trial to study efficacy of a 20% and 10% Hippophaerhamnoides containing creme used by patients with mild to intermediate atopic dermatitis. AktuelleDermatologie 2000;26:285-290 [in German].

Burns
Dose: Refer to label instructionsIn animal studies, sea buckthorn extracts have been shown to speed the healing of skin injuries, including burns.1 In a controlled trial,2 people treated for burns with dressings containing sea buckthorn oil had greater pain relief and faster healing than those treated with a standard burn dressing.
References

1. Suryakumar G, Gupta A. Medicinal and therapeutic potential of Sea buckthorn (Hippophaerhamnoides L.). J Ethnopharmacol 2011;138:268-78.

2. Wang ZY, Luo XL, He CP. Management of burn wounds with Hippophaerhamnoides oil. Nan Fang Yi Ke Da XueXueBao 2006;26:124-5 [in Chinese].

Common Cold and Sore Throat
Dose: Refer to label instructionsSea buckthorn has been shown in animal studies to have immune system-enhancing and anti-inflammatory properties that might help prevent or relieve the common cold.1 However, in a double-blind trial,2 healthy people who consumed 28 grams per day of pureed sea buckthorn berries for three months had the same number and duration of common cold episodes as a group consuming a placebo puree. Sea buckthorn does not appear to be effective for preventing or relieving the common cold.
References

1. Suryakumar G, Gupta A. Medicinal and therapeutic potential of Sea buckthorn (Hippophaerhamnoides L.). J Ethnopharmacol 2011;138:268-78.

2. Larmo P, Alin J, Salminen E, et al. Effects of sea buckthorn berries on infections and inflammation: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Eur J ClinNutr 2008;62:1123-30.

Peptic Ulcer
Dose: Refer to label instructionsSea buckthorn contains flavonoids and other constituents that promote healing, and sea buckthorn oil has been shown to both prevent and heal peptic ulcers in animal studies.1 Direct application of sea buckthorn oil to ulcers during medical treatment with endoscopy has been reported to improve results,2 but no studies of treating peptic ulcers with sea buckthorn oil supplements have been done.
References

1. Sea buckthorn contains flavonoids and other constituents that promote healing, and sea buckthorn oil has been shown to both prevent and heal peptic ulcers in animal studies. Direct application of sea buckthorn oil to ulcers during medical treatment with endoscopy has been reported to improve results, but no studies of treating peptic ulcers with sea buckthorn oil supplements have been done.

2. Nikitin VA, Chistiakov AA, Bugaeva VI. Therapeutic endoscopy in combined therapy of gastroduodenal ulcers. Khirurgiia (Mosk) 1989;4:33-35 [in Russian].

Dry Eye Syndrome
Dose: 2 grams per day of sea buckthorn oil for three months Sea buckthorn oil contains large amounts of essential fatty acids that are thought to be helpful for both preventing dry eye syndrome and reducing its severity.1, 2, 3 In a double-blind trial,4 people who took 2 grams per day of sea buckthorn oil for three months had reduced abnormalities in tear composition and some improvement in symptoms of redness and burning.
References

1. Miljanovic B, Trivedi KA, Dana MR, et al.Relation between dietary n-3 and n-6 fatty acids and clinically diagnosed dry eye syndrome in women. Am J ClinNutr 2005; 82:887-893.

2. Barabino S, Rolando M, Camicione P, et al. Systemic linoleic and gamma-linolenic acid therapy in dry eye syndrome with an inflammatory component. Cornea 2003;22:97-101.

3. Pinheiro MN Jr, dos Santos PM, dos Santos RC, et al. Oral flaxseed oil (Linumusitatissimum) in the treatment for dry-eye Sjogren's syndrome patients. Arq Bras Oftalmol 2007;70:649-55 [in Portuguese].

4. Larmo PS, Jarvinen RL, Setala NL, et al. Oral sea buckthorn oil attenuates tear film osmolarity and symptoms in individuals with dry eye. J Nutr 2010;140:1462-8.

Type 1 Diabetes
Dose: Refer to label instructionsAnimal research reports that sea buckthorn flavonoids lower blood glucose.1, 2 In a preliminary trial, children with type 1 diabetes who consumed a concentrated mixture of sea buckthorn berries and blueberries (concentration and relative proportions not stated) for two months had improved blood measures of glucose control.3 Double-blind research using sea buckthorn alone is needed to confirm these findings and to determine an effective daily amount of sea buckthorn.
References

1. Cao Q, Qu W, Deng Y, et al. Effect of flavonoids from the seed and fruit residue of Hippophaerhamnoides L. on glycometabolism in mice. Zhong Yao Cai2003;26:735-7 [In Chinese].

2. Wang J, Zhang W, Zhu D, et al. Hypolipidaemic and hypoglycaemic effects of total flavonoids from seed residues of Hippophaerhamnoides L. in mice fed a high-fat diet J Sci Food Agric 2011;91:1446-51.

3. Nemes-Nagy E, Szocs-Molnar T, Dunca I, et al. Effect of a dietary supplement containing blueberry and sea buckthorn concentrate on antioxidant capacity in type 1 diabetic children. ActaPhysiologicaHungarica 2008; 95: 383-393.

Parts Used & Where Grown

Sea buckthorn berries are used, either as the whole berry, berry puree or juice, or the oil derived from the fruit or its seeds. The plant is native to Europe and Asia.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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    I'm so glad GNC brought all the SIBU brand beauty care. I started using this soap based on the great reviews (it used to have tons of great reviews here on GNC then GNC stopped carrying it) here on the website. I love this product! I have an acne prone skin. Ever since using this product I hardly ever breakout and my skin feels so soft and clean. Even my mom who only used it once could tell the difference on her skin. This is the only soap I use on my face now. Love this product!

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      I have had rosacea for 40 years. I used metro gel and other prescriptions and my face never cleared. Since I have been using Sibu soap my face is wonderful. I have been using this product for 25 years.

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