Thursday, September 05, 2013

Summer Love: SBT Seabuckthorn Tea Cream Review

In case you haven't been reading my blog, I love Sea Buckthorn Oil of all kinds. It's dramatically helped improve my skin with continued use and is a staple in my skin care routine. I reached out to SBT Seabuckthorn, which is a Canadian company whos products revolve around sea buckthorn, and they were kind enough to send me a few products to try.

SBT Seabuckthorn Int. is from British Columbia, Peachland to be specific, Canada. Their products are created using the berry, seed, and leaf of the seabuckthorn plant to produce a pretty extensive and impressive lineup of products ranging from creams and soaps, to teas and beverages.

Of all of their products, this *Tea Cream stood out to me most.

Description: A light, refreshing facial cream for sensitive skin especially around the eyes. The SBT Seabuckthorn leaf extract adds protein, natural amino acids, calcium, magnesium, potassium as well as quercetin to this nourishing face cream. Regular usage of the SBT Tea Cream will hydrate and help return your skin to its former youthful elasticity. Specifically formulated for acne and normal to oily skin.

I won't lie, I'm always worried about trying new facial creams because my skin breaks out and reacts very easily. The soya bean oil in this one definitely put me off at first, until I tried it, and fell in love. The packaging is pretty basic, a white plastic lightweight container with a rather cute label. The texture is a cross between a lotion, cream, and gel which makes it suitable for normal, combination, and oily skin types. I've been using it as a day and eye cream for about a month now with no issues whatsoever. It blends beautifully onto the skin and soaks in within seconds. I find it leaves my skin hydrated all day long and works well under makeup. If I'm feeling a bit more dehydrated or dry than normal, I apply a couple of drops of tamanu and SBT Seabuckthorn Seed Oil under this and it's perfect. Does it keep acne at bay? Yah, I think it's helped, my skin has been pretty good since I've started using it. The smell is a little odd, as it is with most of their products, to be honest. It sorta smells like toned down olive oil and "unscented" scent, which luckily dissipates quickly. This is my new favourite Spring/Summer facial moisturizer and I think it would make a great year round moisturizer for those with oily skin due to the fact that it's not too heavy. I can totally see myself purchasing this next year, however, I don't think it will be rich enough for my skin come Fall/Winter. I highly recommend giving this cream a go!

Retails for approx. $30 CAN for 50ml. Can be purchased through SBT and most health food stores.

Have you ever tried any of the SBT Sea Buckthorn facial creams? Which is your fave?

Ingredients: Extract of Seabuckthorn Leaves in De-Ionized Water, Organic Hippophae Rhamnoides (SBT Seabuckthorn) Seed Oil, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Organic Soja Hispida (Soya Bean) Oil, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides (Palm/Coconut Oil), Emulsifying Wax (Vegetable), Palm Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate (Vegetable), Cetyl Alcohol (fatty acid), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum, Allantoin, Glucose Oxidase & Lactoperoxidase (Natural Preservative)

*Product provided for review consideration. All opinions are my own.

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