Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Search for the Perfect Day Cream is At An End: Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Nourishing Facial Cream

*This post contains PR samples.
Not to go and get too skin care crazy on you this week, but given the fact that I've been living in the office (yay for the fourth quarter ...) I've been focusing on keeping my skin looking healthy and fresh and just slapping on a few miscellaneous and trusty cosmetic products in the morning to ensure that I look awake. You may recall that a few months back I wrote a post bemoaning the fact that I had yet to find the perfect day cream to suit my needs (here). At the time I was using Armani's Maestro foundation, a base product that prefers to adhere directly to skin and is notoriously finicky when paired with moisturizers. After months of searching for that perfect consistency, I think the answer may have fallen into my lap. The search is over, because I now have Sibu Beauty's Sea Buckthorn Nourishing Facial Cream*.

To recap my wish list from the post I wrote earlier this year, I've been on the hunt for the perfect emollient, slightly matte (velveteen?), moisturizing and fast absorbing cream. Even I acknowledge the near impossibility of this request, but Sibu has really ticked all the boxes on my wish list.

Made with sea buckthorn, the backbone of Sibu's cruelty free skin care range, this moisturizer is described as a rejuvenating and protective day cream that also preserves healthy skin tone and texture. The sea buckthorn berry apparently includes more bioactive compounds than I can count as well as prized omega-7 fatty acids. While this is wonderful, what really makes me a believer is the texture coupled with the cream's moisturizing capabilities. The Sea Buckthorn Nourishing Facial Cream* is incredibly emollient yet not greasy. The product has a near sateen texture that absorbs into my skin almost instantaneously making the immediate foundation application I am forced into during a rushed morning makeup routine no problem. And the best part? My dry skin is nourished throughout the day. Coupled with my new cleansing love, Aromatherapy Associates rose cleansers (review here) my skin looks amazingly nourished. I don't think it's been this moisturized, plump and glowy in an age.

As a fragrance addict I also have to add that Sibu Beauty's Sea Buckthorn Nourishing Facial Cream* has the scent of freshly peeled oranges. It's a refreshing and invigorating early morning treat that only makes my pre-makeup skin care routine that much more enjoyable.

Have you tried any of Sibu Beauty's products?

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*These items were provided by PR for consideration. The ideas and opinions expressed are my own. Do not hesitate to reference my policies in the event that you have any questions.

Ingredients: Water, sea buckthorn seed oil, glycerin, sodium anisate, polyglyceryl-10, behenyl alcohol, sodium stearoyl lactylate, cetearyl alcohol, olive oil unsaponifiables, meadowfoam seed oil, shea butter, sea buckthorn fruit oil, orange essential oil, lemon essential oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder, caprylic/capric triglyceride, xanthan gum, panthenol, sodium phytate