While doing some extra research on Seabuckthorn and it’s many skin benefits, I came across this amazing company: Living Libations. Nadine, who owns the company with her yogi husband Ron, is an aromatherapy master and hand makes each and every product in their impressive yet simple line. I decided to test out their Best Skin Ever Sea Buckthorn Oil for myself – I am my own ginnea pig after all.
Now, I don’t usually fall in love this deeply, this soon – but this product is truly amazing! The Sea Buckthorn Best Skin Ever incredibly cleanses, removing make-up and the daily grime, exfoliates, stimulates healthy circulation, and completely moisturizes the skin. I alternate this oil with another favorite cleanser, using it daily with a clean washcloth to cleanse and my skin has never looked or felt better. Did I mention that I haven’t exfoliated with anything else in more than 2 weeks? I normally like give my skin a good scrub down with a gentle exfoliant once or twice a week, but it hasn’t needed it. Sea Buckthorn Berry is a superhero ingredient for skin. I’ve mentioned it before in Ingredient to Love: Sea Buckthorn Berry.
Sea Buckthorn is very rich in Vitamins and Essential Fatty Acids. These berries are bright orange-red berries of the Seabuckthorn bush and have been as food and medicine for thousands of years. This amazing plant is found growing from sea level up to 14,000 feet, surviving in the harsh sun exposed conditions of the high altitudes. The healing properties of the plant were praised in ancient Ayurvedic and Tibetan texts. The fruit is a beneficial cornucopia of over 190 bioactive substances. A top source for vitamin A, C, & E, and rich in B1 & 2, K, carotenoids, phospholipids, EFA’s, sterols, amino acids, flavonoids, micro-elements, etc. ~ Living Libations
Pretty neat, huh? This oil – cleanser – exfoliant – treatment serum – moisturizer has the ability to balance oily and dry skins, heal and prevent breakouts, and calm inflammation, all while keeping the skin clear and soft. The entire ingredient list consists of jojoba, coco crème, seabuckthorn, tamanu, lavender, vertiver, grapefruit, palmarosa….that’s it!
I love this product so much, in fact, that I am incorporating it into every bien-etre facial! Bien-etre is also looking into making this product (and possibly some others) more available for purchase. Schedule your next facial and experience this skin treat first-hand!
I’ve also been treating my skin to their Rose Glow Crème every night before bed. The scent is intoxicating – fresh clean rose – and the crème, although rich, is lightweight and velvety on the skin. Cremes are usually not recommended for skin prone to breakouts, but this one is so clean and has so many healing properties, it actually prevent and clears pimples!