A little bit ago I was sent some products from SeabuckWonders to try. SeabuckWonders makes products that are based upon the Himalayan sea buckthorn berry, a plant that is rich in antioxidants and omegas (3, 6, 9 and 7). They make beauty products that contain the oil from the berry or the seed of the plant, as well as supplements. Apparently Dr. Oz is a proponent of sea buckthorn berry, but that was news to me until I tried these. I don’t really follow what he is discussing, but if that’s you’re thing…
Since I was pregnant when I received them and I’m breastfeeding now, I elected to not ingest the products, but you can do so. I’ve just found conflicting opinions on whether it is safe pregnancy/breastfeeding so I’m taking a cautious approach.
Instead, I chose to use them topically. Just adding one drop of oil to a squirt of lotion seems to make the product spread more and absorb better. This is nice since I live in the desert and my skin is constantly parched, this prolongs the life of your moisturizer.
The seed oil is pretty mellow and I have been using a drop of it in my moisturizer for my arms and legs each day. The berry oil gives the moisturizer a lovely orange-yellow glow, so you can pick up a nice oompa-loompa look. I do put a drop of this in my facial moisturizer each night and go to sleep with a slightly faux-tan look, but that’s all gone by the morning. I usually apply it before I feed the baby, so I get about 30 minutes to just sit with it on my face. If I applied it and then immediately climbed into bed, I’m pretty sure I’d end up rubbing some of it off on my sheets. Just as a warning…
The seed oil costs about $33 and the berry oil about $25. But if you order them through Amazon, they’re much cheaper. (As of this posting date.) The seed oil is $22 and the berry oil is $18. If I were to limit my purchase, I’d probably lean toward getting only the seed oil because then I could use it for day or night purposes.
It does have a slight scent, the berry oil is a little stronger. It fades after an hour or so and becomes more neutral. My skin feels smoother and softer with this stuff, I really like it so far. Plus, when you use one drop at a time, it’s bound to last a long time!
Disclaimer: I was provided these products free for the purpose of review. The opinions here are my own.