antioxidant sources

7 Hot Ingredients

You’ve probably been seeing these 7 being featured more and more in natural skincare lines lately. Here’s a quick summary of their uses/benefits.

Oak Extract – known to reduce wrinkles and increase skin’s elasticity

Argan Oil – makes hair smooth & shiny

Green Tea – contains powerful antioxidants to reduce fine lines, reduce puffiness and increase brightness

Vitamin C - required for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. Also essential to the formation of collagen.

Super fruits (like goji, acai & pomegranate) – packed with antioxidants that have the ability to counteract skin’s age damage caused by free radicals

Resveratrol – aids collagen production

Mulberry Extract – acts as a skin brightener and helps to control age spots

Such a Potent Little Berry

I recently discovered Sibu Beauty and tried their sea buckthorn liquid supplement. The serving size is small (1-3 ounces/day), but packs a powerful punch of tangy, sweet flavor loaded with antioxidants.  The taste is quite enjoyable and reminds me of apricot nectar with a tart twist. This bright orange fluid is said to improve skin tone, support hair and nail growth, and balance energy levels. These are strong claims, but we’re talking about a very hardy berry that somehow thrives 12,000 feet above sea level in the Tibetan Himalayas!

Why would you want to take, or at least try, this supplement? Sea buckthorn contains over 190 bioactive compounds and is an excellent source of Omegas 3, 6, and 9, as well as Omega-7 (an essential fatty acid crucial to collagen production and healthy skin, hair and nails).

Warning: stick to the serving size or else you’ll easily end up drinking this stuff like it’s orange juice!

Photo Credit: Sibu Beauty