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With news articles and stories all over the internet, I’m sure you’ve heard the words:  “Sea Buckthorn berry” before, I know I have and over the last few months, it’s become quite popular.  Dr. Oz calls it the “Miracle Berry” and others rave about how it’s a power-packed super fruit that should be on everyone’s radar.  So – what is this berry and why is it becoming so popular?  Today, I’m going to share with you some sea buckthorn products from SeabuckWonders and hopefully I can share with you a little more on this product so you are armed with some information.

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The sea buckthorn berry has over 190 phytonutrients and fatty acids (ALL the omegas: 3, 6, 9 and the rae Omega-7) that help to protect against many diseases (including breast cancer), but it also provides soothing relief to many.  Many breast cancer patients use sea buckthorn products to reduce the negative effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatments and there are a variety of different uses for this berry in general.  For those that are looking for an improvement in your skin – sea buckthorn if filled with antioxidants, vitamins A, E and beta-carotene.  With a treasure chest of nutrients, sea buckthorn has been a secret beauty aid in Eastern Asia for over a 1000 years to provide the lasting and necessary benefits for ever-lasting beauty.

Seabuck thorn berry oil is not only high in Omega-7 which helps to moisturize the cell membranes, but the anti-inflammatory properties can have a hugely positive effect on blood levels.  I was especially intrigued by this particular miracle berry because of the recent health issues I’ve been experiencing and sea buckthorn berry is known to help maintain healthy blood pressure levels while reducing  inflammation, dry-eye symptoms, vaginal dryness and dry skin conditions.  It can also assist in hydrating the digestive tract and internal organs and I love that it’s great for the skin and nails – which for me take a beating during the colder months.

So – now that I’ve given you a little information on this miracle berry – I’m going to share with you a brand and their products that I’ve been using over the course of the last few months.  I’m excited to share these with you because I love products that are affordable and easy to attain.

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SeabuckWonders is the first company that brought Sea Buckthorn products to the United States.  The sea buckthorn berries that they harvest are exclusively harvested from the prestine Tibetan region where high altitude and harsh environment have equipped the sea buckthorn with extraordinary biodefense mechanisms with numerous life-giving nutrients such as the rare Omega-7.  The SeabuckWonders 100% pure Sea Buckthorn oil contains up to 30-35% Omega-7, the highest concentration known in the natural world, that provides the best results possible.  All of SeabuckWonders products are made of 100% Pure, USDA Certified Organice Sea Buckthorn Oil, are Kosher Certified and are also Non-GMO Project Verfied and Gluten Free.

I tried four products from the line and have my eyes set on a few others that are on my wishlist to pick up.  The first I’m going to talk to you about is the Ultimate Hair, Skin and Nails Supplement ($34.97 – 60 vegan softgels / 500 mg each).  This supplement helps you to go below the hair, skin and nails to the root of any problems.  By combining biotin with the cell membrane nurturing properties of sea buckthorn oil, the blend offers the best support for strength and beauty.  As I mentioned previously, winter takes a toll on my body (especially my hair, skin and nails) and I make it a point to take a daily supplement to help with this.  The SeabuckWonders Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails supplement (with Omega-7 and Biotin) have helped to keep my hair stronger than usual while keeping my scalp moisturized so I don’t experience dry, itchy or flakiness.  I noticed after about 2 weeks of taking this supplement that my nails grew faster (my nails naturally are long and grow, but they are at their strongest during the summer months and tend to be brittle during winter).  They not only were growing faster but also stronger without treatment of my cuticles.  My skin is not as dry as it usually is during the winter which to me is probably the biggest plus to see.  Normally – my skin is so dry I am lathering layers of moisturizer to combat my Eczema.  This is the first winter in a long time since I’ve experienced an Eczema flare up thanks to my skin being so hydrated.

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  •  Cell membrane nurturing Omega-7
  •  5000 mcg of Biotin
  •  Vegan
  •  Gluten Free
  •  Available in 60 vegan softgels/500 mg each

This is the first winter in a long time since I’ve experienced an Eczema flare up thanks to my skin being so hydrated.

The SeabuckWonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Facial Cleanser ($16.97 – 4 fl.oz / 120 mL) has also been a welcoming part of my skin care routine.  During the winter my skin is so dry that I often layer on different types of moisturizing products but it can also cause my skin to look and feel dull while also causing me to breakout.  This exfoliating facial cleanser has been awesome to use the last several months because it not only deep cleans my skin but boosts my skin’s vibrancy.  It’s gentle and doesn’t strip my skin of it’s natural oils (which I definitely need) but still exfoliates my skin, leaving it smooth and clearing up my complexion.  This is a facial cleanser that is ideal for all skin types because of it’s nutritional properties and leaves my skin feeling clean, balanced and just awesome.

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  • Enhances skin tone & texture
  • Gently exfoliates & detoxifies
  • Made with certified organic Sea Buckthorn
  • Vegan; Non-GMO
  • Paraben-free; Leaping Bunny Cruelty-free
  • Dairy-free, Wheat-free and Gluten-free
  • Naturally scented with essential orange oil
  • pH-balanced for all skin types

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Betaine, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Vegetable Glycerin, Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Oleate, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Xanthan Gum, Coco Glucoside, Carrageenan, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Phenylethyl Alcohol, Sodium Phytate.

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The SeabuckWonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream ($19.97 – 1 fl.oz. / 30mL) has also been a great addition to my skin care regimen.  This product includes all the great ingredients that the others do like the Omegas (including Omega-7) and packs a lot of moisture for my dry skin while still keeping my skin in balance.  Absolutely lightweight and applies like a breeze, my skin drinks this facial cream up and stays moisturized and rejuvenated all day long.  This facial cream helps to minimize my fine lines while smoothing and softening my complexion.  I also enjoy the added benefit of it protecting my skin from the damaging effects of the sun and environmental pollutants.

  • Moisturizes and rejuvenates
  • Supports skin cell functions
  • Protects against visible signs of UV-induced stress
  • Enhances skin tone and texture
  • Made with certified organic Sea Buckthorn
  • Vegan & Non-GMO
  • Paraben free & Leaping Bunny Project Certified Cruelty-free
  • Dairy-free, Wheat-free & Gluten-free
  • Naturally scented with essential orange oil
  • For all skin types
  • 1 fl. oz. (30ml)

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Vegetable Glycerin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Vegetable Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Shea Butter, Essential Herbal Blend (Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower (Linden) Extract, Cornflower Extract, Roman Chamomilla Extract, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Extract), Phenoxyethanol, Essential Orange Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel), Pro-Vitamin B-5, Allantoin, Vitamin E, Ethylhexylglycerin.

SeabuckWonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion ($14.97 – 6 fl.oz. / 180 mL) was also a hit for me.  It was awarded the Delicious Living Beauty & Body Award in 2013 and I can definitely see why.  Filled with a potent infusion of Omega 3, 6, 9 and the powerful skin-healing Omega 7, SeabuckWonders Body Lotion provides nourishment with age-defying properties for soft and healthy skin.  I think this product will easily be a favorite of mine for years to come, especially during the winter.  It’s intensely moisturizing without feeling oily/greasy or sticky.  When applied to the skin, it soaks right in while leaving my skin and body feeling touchable soft.  With a high concentration of sea buckthorn oil, this lotion allows for superior moisture retention while protecting the skin from various signs of aging and effects of exposure to the sun.  My knees, elbows and feel LOVE this lotion and I love the light orange scent.  It’s amazing!

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  • Moisturizes and protects
  • Supports skin cell functions
  • Protects against visible signs of UV-induced stress
  • Made with certified organic Sea Buckthorn
  • Vegan; Non-GMO
  • Paraben-free; Leaping Bunny Cruelty-free
  • Dairy-free, Wheat-free and Gluten-free
  • Naturally scented with essential orange oil
  • For all skin types
  • 6 fl. oz. (180ml)

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Cetyl Alcohol, Shea Butter, Cetearyl Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Essential Herbal Blend (Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower (Linden) Extract, Cornflower Extract, Roman Chamomilla Extract, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Extract), Phenoxyethanol, Essential Orange Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel), Pro-Vitamin B-5, Ethylhexylglycerin, Vitamin E.

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I have my eyes set on a few other products to try from SeabuckWonders, especially the supplements.   As I mentioned previously, I have been dealing with a plethora of health ailments, so adding some new supplements to my regiment will surely help.  I’m beyond impressed with the products I’ve tried so far and I am definitely interested in picking up and ordering more that SeabuckWonders offers.

Like I mentioned previously, each product is reasonably priced – in fact, it’s quite affordable when you think of the benefits.  SeabuckWonders products were the first I’ve tried with Sea Buckthorn Oil and my experiencing has definitely been a positive one.  I know this was a lengthy review/feature, but I wanted to make sure you had as much information as possible to be able to make a decision on whether or not you wanted to try these.  As I say with anything I talk about here, my experience with one product may be different from those that you may have.  It’s important to make an informed decision before trying anything obviously, but I love sharing products I’ve been enjoying.

You can purchase these products or learn more about SeabuckWonders at: http://www.seabuckwonders.com/

So how about you?  Have you heard of Sea buckthorn oil or berries before and have you used it or products that include it?  What are your thoughts on this “supposed” miracle berry?

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I talk about hair a lot here on the blog and share different products from different brands several times a month.  As much as I love and gravitate towards highend brands to care for my long tresses, I have really found love in HASK hair care products because they are not only awesome for the hair, but extremely affordable.  With hair as long as mine, I can go through so much product consistently and affordable products like those from HASK make caring for my hair easy to do.  Today I share with you the HASK Bamboo Oil Collection.  This collection of products is made specifically for strengthening and nourishing your hair and since Hawaii is in full blown summer, I definitely need it.  The summer months tend to do a lot of damage on my hair so a product line like this one helps to keep my hair looking perfect year long.

“Sure, Life isn’t perfect but my hair is!” – HASK

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The HASK Bamboo Oil Collection consists of four products.  Each product is formulated to work together, like a team to help strengthen, nourish and condition for healthy hair.  The line features a Shampoo, Conditioner, Deep Conditioner and Shine Oil – all of which are formulated with ProDefense Complex that penetrates your hair to strengthen, reinforce and protect.  This is especially important for me since summer does so much damage to my hair that I really need the extra care and protection.  Formulated with Bamboo oil which is known as one of Asia’s natural treasures, it is proven to strengthen your hair and infuse essential nutrients that help to revive weakened and lifeless locks.  With the added benefit of biotin and collagen, this silicon-rich bamboo oil helps to give hair a strong base and foundation to improve flexibility and strength as well as prevent split ends.

Let’s first discuss each product first and then I’ll chit chat about my thoughts on the entire line.

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HASK Bamboo Oil Strengthening Shampoo ($5.99 – 12.0 FL.OZ. /355 mL) is a shampoo formulated with ProDefense Complex, a protein-based complex that penetrates hair to build and reinforce strength and protect the hair.  This product is perfect for fragile or thin hair like mine because it helps to protect from damage and breakage to provide a strong foundation for your hair.  This shampoo applies nicely to my hair and while it is sulfate free, I feel like it works through my hair like a lather without stripping moisture or leaving my hair dry.  It also doesn’t dry my scalp which is a HUGE bonus since so many other shampoos can do so.

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HASK Bamboo Oil Strengthening Conditioner ($5.99 – 12.0 FL.OZ. /355 mL) works hand in hand with the strengthening shampoo.  Also formulated with the ProDefense Complex to help protect fragile hair from damage and breakage, this conditioner not only helps to strengthen and reinforce the hair, but it leaves my hair feeling soft and easy to manage.  I especially enjoy that I can finger comb through my hair easily.  The texture of this conditioner is similar to others that I’ve tried from HASK in that it has enough slip to detangle my hair but still thick enough to coat my long hair without needing to drench my hair in the whole bottle.

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HASK Bamboo Oil Strengthening Deep Conditioner ($2.99 – 1.75 fl.oz. / 50g)  Also formulated with the ProDefense Complex, this deep conditioner helps to strengthen, moisturize and reinforce fragile hair.  With silicone rich bamboo to help provide a strong foundation for hair, this deep condition helps to improve flexibility and leaves hair resilient and less prone to split ends and breakage.  I apply a good amount of deep conditioner to my hair after washing with shampoo.  One packet of this stuff will be split in half for two different treatments unless I feel I need more, one packet will be used on my entire hair.  I massage into my hair focusing on damaged areas and leave on for about 10 minutes.  I usually will put this on while I shave.  I rinse the product from my hair well and then style as I normally would when I’m done in the shower.  I like to use this one to two times a week.  My hair feels so soft and manageable after one use and I notice that I definitely get less breakage which is a HUGE deal for me.

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HASK Bamboo Oil Strengthening Strengthening Shine Hair Oil ($2.99 – 5/8 fl.oz. / 18mL)  This hair oil helps to repair broken, limp and lifeless hair.  It protects your hair from damage and breakage and instantly absorbs into the hair shaft to provide a strong foundation for hair and leaves no greasy residue.  With bamboo oil, biotin and collagen to help reinforce and prevent split ends, leaving your hair strong and healthier looking.  I use this on my hair when my hair is damp to help seal in moisture and on my dry hair to help revive my hair and help with frizz for a smooth finish.  Just a coin-sized amount throughout my hair works well and I try to avoid the root area as much as possible to keep from weighing my hair down.  However – if it does get near my roots, this is not a heavy oil and I find it leaves my hair shiny, smooth, silky and manageable.

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I have tried several different collections from HASK and I’m always impressed with each one.  The Bamboo Oil line really has made a difference in how my hair has been acting this summer, leaving it smooth and shiny but my hair seems somewhat stronger and I have less breakage.  As I mentioned previously, summer takes the biggest beating on my hair and this collection of hair products has definitely helped to strengthen my hair so that it can take the stress from the warm months.

HASK products can be purchased from retailers like Walmart and Target and you can learn more about the different collections and products via their website at: http://haskbeauty.com/

I’m looking forward to trying a few other lines from HASK in the future.  This brand has become a household name for us, offering each person a hair care line that can suit their specific hair needs.  With great products that are affordable, you can’t beat the quality of what HASK offers.  It’s become a favorite brand of mine for hair products over the years and I’m loving each product I’ve tried.  Have you tried anything from HASK before?  If so – what have you tried and what are your favorites?  Do you think that your hair could benefit from using this particular collection?

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Argan Oil is all the talk on the town now a days and a treatment that has been bringing life back to hair for a really long time.  I’m a coconut oil girl and use it daily, because Argan oil usually causes my hair line to break out, but I’ve been really enjoying the benefits of Arvazallia and their Argan oil treatments.  Are you looking for beautiful, silky and healthier looking hair?  Are you interested in adding some kind of Argan oil to your hair routine but are so confused due to the vast selections now available on the market?  Well, check out my thoughts on this professional line and see if it will work for you.

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If you have been a follower of my blog or YouTube channel for a little while, you will know that while I do really like Argan oil, it’s not something I use all the time in my hair because it causes my hair line to have a little break out now and then when I use it.  I’m a Coconut oil and Macadamia oil gal and have been now over the last two years.  Does this mean I don’t use Argan oil, no… I still do – but normally save it for days when my skin is in check and I can use it without worrying that it will cause any affects.  With that said, I have been using this product now for the last two weeks and have been using it with some of my favorite hair care products.  I am not only impressed with this particular argan oil but I am liking it a lot!

Arvazallia Premium Argan Oil Hair Treatment

Arvazallia Professional Series Premium Argan Oil Hair Treatment (3.4 fl. oz.) retails for $45.00 and the bottle is huge.  If you have long hair like me – you will surely love the size of this product because it will last you a while.  I love that the bottle it comes in is clear so you can see exactly how much product you have left and of course, it has a gorgeous design which I think would look beautiful on any vanity – even if only for display.

Product claims:

  • Improve Manageability – Makes even frizzy and difficult to manage hair silky, soft and easier to manage.
  • Awakens Dull Hair – Provides hair with a radiant and magnificent shine.
  • Restore Damaged Hair – Nourishes, Strengthens, and Restores damaged, over-processed and brittle hair.
  • Color Enhancer – Enhances color treatments by helping to ensure color is applied evenly.
  • Heat Protection – Protects hair from damage when curling or using flat irons.

There are several ways you can use the product for your hair… Styling, Repair and for Coloring.  For styling – you can use a small amount and put in the palm of your hands like you would other hair oils and massage into your hair from root to ends.  You can apply on towel dried hair – but I use it on my damp hair so that it helps to eliminate any frizz in my curly tresses.  If you have any loose hairs for second day hair or when your hair is dry – simply apply a small amount to your ends or to help with frizz.  I’m super sensitive to funky scents and I am happy to announce that this particular product doesn’t really have a heavy smell.  It does have a scent, though I wasn’t able to pin point what it smelled like and it didn’t bother me at all.  I didn’t get any break outs on my hair line and I love the consistency.  The product is like any oil, not too thick but applies and works into the hair nicely.  I also love the pump bottle that it comes in – definitely a plus to keep from messy application.

Arvazallia Hydrating Argan Oil Mask

The Arvazallia Professional Series Hydrating Argan Oil Mask (8.45 fl.oz.) retails for $40.00 and just like the Argan Oil treatment, this mask offers a pretty nice amount of product so I think that it is definitely worth the cost considering the size.  The mask is fairly thick so if you have long hair as I do – it may take a little more than you may be used to to work the product through your hair.

Product claims:

  • Repairs and Revitalizes Damaged Hair
  • Repairs, Restores, and Strengthens weak, damaged and overprocessed hair
  • Reinvigorates Dry Hair – Deeply conditions, hydrates and moisturizes hair giving it a soft and silky texture
  • Improves Elasticity and Manageability – revives dull and dry hair improving its manageability and elasticity and giving it a beautiful shine.
  • Strengthens Hair – nourishes hair with the highest quality cosmetic grade Argan oil rich in essential vitamins and nutrients
  • Heat Protection – Protects and Shields Hair from Damage Caused by Heat Styling

Directions state that to use this product – apply a generous amount of product to clean and towel-dried hair.  Comb the treatment through hair and leave in for 5 to 7 minutes then rinse.  Use 1-2 times a week.  I have used this product twice in the last couple of weeks since I have had it.  I apply it directly to my hair prior to taking a shower so I did change up the process to suit my own needs.  Overall I’m pretty impressed.  The hair ends seem to be revived and don’t look as dry as they can be – especially during this time of the year.  I love the scent, it’s slightly floral but sweet – it that makes any sense at all.  But if you are someone that it kind of sensitive to fragrance, I do not think it is too over powering for you to use.  My hair felt soft and silky after using it.

Arvazallia Professional Series Hydrating Argan Oil Treatments

Overall – I am super duper impressed with these products and it doesn’t amaze me one bit that the reviews on Amazon are as great as they are.   If you are looking for an Argan oil that will give you all the great benefits argan oils do without leaving your hair with a funky residue or in my case, break me out – then I think you would like these a lot.  My hair was left feeling soft and manageable, my frizz reduced dramatically and I even noticed that the color in my hair seemed much more vibrant, almost as if I had just colored it recently – it is not as dull as it normally is, seeing as my last color was several months ago.  I’ve been reading about the products from others and I’m very happy to say that many have had similar results – so I’m very proud that I have been able to try out this product and enjoy it.

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Arvazallia has a discount on their Amazon site – so you can get your Argan Oil (originally $45) for just $17.99 and Hydrating Argan Oil Mask (originally $40) for just $15.99.  If this is something you may be interested in checking out – here are the links to the items:

Arvazallia Premium Argan Oil Hair Treatment:  http://www.arvazallia.com/premiumarganoilbbpromo

Arvazallia Hydrating Argan Oil Mask:  http://www.arvazallia.com/hydratingmaskbbpromo

Is this something you think you may be interested in trying?  Are you someone like me that adds hair oil like Argan, Coconut or Macadamia to your hair care routine?  What are some of your favorites?

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