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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?

Signature Honey

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Oh Em Gee!  I have absolutely been swooning over the FarmHouse Fresh Citrus Cilantro Body Oil and I just had to share my thoughts on it with all of you.  Today I’m gonna share with you a little info on this product I’ve been using over the last couple of weeks.  I’ve been loving the products I’ve tried from FarmHouse Fresh so far and this body oil is no exception… so let’s share, shall we?

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The FarmHouse Fresh Citrus Cilantro Body Oil (4 fl. oz / 118 mL) retails for $18.00 and is 96% natural, vegan and gluten free.  I’ll be honest, I didn’t think I would enjoy this fragrance because I’m not a fan of the “cut-grass” scent, but I was completely amazed by how much I have been enjoying this body oil.  Just a note – I can’t wait to try out a few other scents in this body oil form.  The body oil has a refreshing scent and reminds me of an earthy fragrance like fresh cut herbs.  This is the perfect after-shower delight, and leaves my skin feeling soft, silky and soothing.  It’s antioxidant rich with Olive fruit and Grapeseed oils with a combination of orange peel, Jojoba, Sunflower Seed and Apricot Kernel oils that will help nourish and calm the most sensitive of skin types.

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The FarmHouse Fresh Citrus Cilantro Oil can be used in your bath water or you can apply it directly to your skin as a light but deeply hydrating body oil.  I prefer to apply it directly to my skin because I have dry skin and find that I can concentrate it best in the areas that need it most.  The Citrus Cilantro oil imparts wonderful benefits to the skin and help to diminish the damaging effects of sun, enhance the synthesis of healthy collagen and elastin and improve the skin’s texture.  The scent is quite intoxicating and I love that it is can be unisex so my husband can use it as well.

My favorite way to use this body oil is to apply to the dry areas on my body like my hands, feet, arms and legs or any other rough or dry spots.  It leaves my skin feeling wonderful after applied and I especially love how my skin glistens.  Since the summer months mean a lot of sun and a little bit of skin, I love the shine this oil gives my skin… it’s wonderful.

Now, if you don’t use oils on your skin (what are you waiting for???), this product may seem a bit odd to you.  But once you try oils, it will be hard to use anything else.  I love that this oil soaks into my skin and leaves it feeling so soft and hydrated.  I have naturally dry skin that’s Eczema prone and I use oils for cleansing and moisturizing on a daily.  But, I love an oil that does all of that and leaves you smelling so fragrant and looking fab.  This product includes some of my favorite oils to keep my skin looking and feeling it’s best.

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I love sweet scents and it’s kind of become my signature scent over the years, but I was pleasantly amazed at how much this scent won me over.  One of my favorite fragrances to use is Malin + Goetz Dark Rum EDT and I absolutely love how the Citrus Cilantro Body Oil pairs and layers with that particular scent.  It’s wonderful.

FarmHouse Fresh has won my heart over once again with a scent and product that has captured all the things I enjoy in a body oil or in a skin care product.  I can’t wait to pick up the other products I have on my list and try out more of their body oils soon.  If you are looking for something luxurious that will offer your body some extra pampering why heightening your senses whether it be for the summer months or year round, I definitely suggest checking this product out.  When I use the FarmHouse Fresh Citrus Cilantro Oil I feel like I’m at my own personal spa and I love it!

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FarmHouse Fresh products can be purchased at: FarmHousefreshgoods.com or at various spas and hotels.  Check this product out and more on their site and see if FarmHouse Fresh could be a favorite of yours too.


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I have been using Hask Beauty hair care products off and on now for about two years and it’s one of my favorite hair product lines.  Let’s face it, with my full head of very long hair I need products that are good and affordable since I can use a lot of it.  One of my favorite lines from Hask Beauty is the Argan Oil line of products.   Since I have been using this line consistently over the last two years off and on with some of my other favorite hair care products, today I’m going to share with you my thoughts and some information.

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There are four different products available in the Hask Argan Oil line.  Each product is not only affordable but also easy to get your hands on because you can find them at a variety of stores as well as online.  I just love the look of the line’s packaging because the colors just pop and stand out and the products itself are really good.

Argan Oil Repairing Shampoo – This product is developed to help strengthen and restore your hair.  It is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors.  It’s infused with argan oil and penetrates the hair shaft to offer your hair a gentle cleaning while it repairs damage and breakage.  I love this shampoo.  It is just the right texture for my hair allowing me to saturate the areas I want to get clean.  It has a light lather, but not as much as you would get with traditional shampoos.  My hair feels so soft and looks really shiny after using this product.  I love that I can use it on my color treated hair without issue and it never leaves my hair feeling dry or rough.  If I had to for any reason use this product on its own without conditioning, I like that my hair still feels moisturized and it helps with my frizz, keeping it at bay.  I can’t say that it has necessarily repaired my hair, but I do notice I do not get as much breakage.

Argan Oil Repairing Conditioner – Like the Shampoo, this product helps to strengthen and restore.  It is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors.  This conditioner helps to revive and restore the look of your hair.  It’s infused with moisturizing argan oil and penetrates the hair shaft leaving your hair soft, while detangling your hair.  It helps protect against damage and breakage and helps with frizz.  I have tried MANY conditioners and this is one of my favorites.  I wish that Hask made this size bottle larger since I use a lot of it.  This product has some nice slip to it… which makes it easy to detangle my hair while wet in the shower and I can comb through my hair with my fingers with ease.  My hair seems to give off that “aaaahhhh” feeling after my hair is rinsed of this product because it is always nicely moisturized after leaving my hair soft with minimal to no frizz and very shiny and silky.  I love that I can use this on my color treated hair with minimal color bleed in the shower.  One note however is when I use this product since it makes my hair so silky and soft, my curls tend to be more waves than curly – it really softens my hair a lot.

Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner – This is one of my favorite products for a deep conditioner.  Just like it’s counter parts, it is free of all the yucky stuff and helps to strengthen and repair.  This treatment comes in a packet which makes it easy for travel or keeping for taking to the gym or throwing in a spare dress bag.  It helps to restore and smooth dry, damaged and chemically treated hair… especially those that are over processed.  With Argan oil unique to Morocco, this product penetrates the hair and split ends to help leave your most damaged hair soft and moisturized with added moisture.  I love this product and use it VERY often because it is so affordable and my hair drinks it up.  For some it may not be a thick enough deep conditioner for their hair because my hair just drinks it up that sometimes I feel I need the whole pouch on my head at a time.  Other days I can split the pouch in half and save for another treatment.  I have slept in this mask with towel over my head and it seems to work nicely.  If my hair is really dry for any reason (like winter months) I love this mask because I can use it each time I wash my hair without worrying about my scalp or hair getting too oily but still have my hair very moisturized, soft and silky.  This deep conditioner has nice slip to it and works through my hair great and I can detangle with it on my hair as well.

Argan Oil Shine Treatment – I have also enjoyed this hair treatment.  I put it on my hair when it is damp or even on days when wet or dry to help combat frizz and lock in moisture.  The little vial lasts a really long time and a little goes a long way.  Again, strengthens and restores like the other products and free from all the junk stuff we don’t want in our hair.  This oil is lightweight which I love because I can use it on the crown and near the roots of my hair without worrying that it will weigh my hair down or get too oily too fast.  It’s alcohol free and absorbs so quickly into my hair.  My hair is frizz free, soft and so manageable when I’m using this product.  Since Argan Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, this product penetrates the hair to restore shine and leaves my hair feeling silky smooth and shiny.

I can’t stress enough how much I enjoy this line.  Again, it’s affordable which is a huge plus but offers great care for your hair at a fraction of the price you would get from salon brands.  I also love that I can find it at my local stores here so repurchasing this product over the last two years has been a breeze.  I love the smell of each of the products in this line… a sweet but not over powering scent is left on my hair – hubby loves it too.  My hair always feels soft, moisturized and looks so shiny and silky when I use this line and I really like it.  If I had to make one little notation, it is that I find my curls tend to be on the softer side – more wavy than coiled when I use these particular products, which is not necessarily a bad thing but I figured I would mention it.  And, sometimes my hair is so soft, that a standard pony tail holder / rubberband will not stay in my hair with two twists, it will fall right out – which is not the norm for me.  I love the line nonetheless and definitely suggest it.  If I had to make one suggestion to Hask, it would be to ‘Please come out with a Coconut Oil line… I would absolutely love it and my hair would too.’

You can purchase this product or read more about the line here: http://haskbeauty.com/brand/argan/products

Have you tried products from Hask before?  If so – what are you favorites?

Signature Honey

 

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