Sea buckthorn is an herb that has gained popularity in recent years due to its anti-aging and antioxidant properties. A little while back the folks at Seabuck Wonders provided some of their skin care products for my two cents. Read on for my review!
Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream: Sea buckthorn berry oil claims to have properties that remedy sunburn, dry skin, and acne. I’ve been using this product for a few months now, and while I have no before and after pictures to share, I enjoyed using the facial cream. Thanks to slightly chubby cheeks, I have a perpetual youthful-looking face but thanks to the facial cream, I felt that the condition of my skin improved while using it. Texture wise, I saw improvement in the smoothness of my skin and it was great after shaving to help reduce inflammation as well. Those with mild reddening in the face and cheeks may also want to check in to this product for a little bit of symptom relief. In my opinion, this natural remedy is a great alternative to harsher chemical treatments. Plus, it’s very easy to use. 3.5/5
Sea Buckthorn Deep Hydrating Serum: Paired with the facial cream, the deep hydrating serum also works well to even out skin texture and promote moisture retention. I have to admit that the texture of the product itself is well, strange. There is a certain slimy and (forgive me) snot-like quality to the serum which is unsettling until you get used to it. After about a few weeks or so using the serum, I settled in and moved on from my texture issues. 3/5
Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion: The body lotion is the most similar to the facial cream with its thick consistency. While the lotion works well, I found myself using a lot of it right after the shower which meant that it was the first product I ran out of. It works well but isn’t quite the home run I was expecting. 2.5/5
Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Facial Cleanser: I’ve tried more than my share of face washes and arguably this one is the most gentle one I have ever used. The consistency is a little slimy like the hydrating serum, unfortunately, so I can understood how some of you might be unsettled by that. One of the best things about the cleanser, however, is the bright, citrus scent thanks to the orange peel oil. It’s potent without being overpowering and has helped me kick-start more than a few days when I was feeling a little too slumpy (sleepy + grumpy). I dig it. 4/5
Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil: While I have had pretty decent success with the previous products in the lineup, I have to admit that I have been more than perplexed by the straight up berry oil. I used it one morning on my face and found that I looked like an oompa loompa and washed it off immediately. The oil apparently also works as a dietary supplement but I haven’t quite gotten the courage to ingest it on a regular basis so I’m not sure what to make of it. 1/5
Overall Impression: By using the Seabuck Wonders products, it has become clear to me that sea buckthorn works great topically, as I saw improvement in my skin’s clarity and texture over the couple of months I used the product. That being said, I think using both the serum and facial cream seems redundant and those on a budget may want to opt for just one or the other, if need be. The jury is still out on the usefulness of the oil as a dietary supplement but I’ll be sure to update you if I experience any significant results. Seabuck Wonders products can be purchased online here.
Disclosure: Products for review were provided courtesy of Seabuck Wonders for the sole purpose of this review.