This stuff works. Period. My skin was angry, prone to this itchy, flakey double infection of facial dandruff and a yeast infection. When I added the Marine Serum into my routine, it calmed down and basically went away. The smell is slightly off-putting at first, but it fades super fast and is not a major detraction for me. My skin is very happy.
I apply two drops on my forehead, two on each cheek and one drop each on my nose and my chin. My skin is less inflamed, the serum is absorbed quickly by my skin and then my face just feels elastic and healthy and not oily or "wet". I like to apply it and then either add a layer of Donkey Cream if I'm in a pampering mood OR sometimes my skin feels so good I skip the lotion layer altogether. Couldn't recommend this product more.
I used Donkey Cream in winter and spring in New York City--it's thickness and richness was really ideal in the dry winter months. I found I didn't use it as much in the balmy spring, but now that it's summer, and my windows are closed and AC is on, the air in my apartment has been drying me out again and I just switched back to Donkey Cream as my night moisturizer. Recommend!
Although the description of this mask notes that it helps control oily skin, my face is dry, dry, dry and I love this mask. While the SB Tester program was going on, I tested a reformulation of the original product. Honestly, it was NOT my favorite mask before, but now? After this reformulation, it is. I even bought an EXTRA tester! It leaves my skin incredibly soft and there are slight exfoliating scrubbies in the mask. It does not have an overpowering scent and unlike some rose products, it doesn't have that fake-y artificial smell. Really, truly get this mask. As I think of it, I do not know why I am writing this review as more people will buy it meaning LESS FOR ME!!!! But seriously, this mask is great and I was not paid for this review. Get you some!
The Bethany Charcoal Mask is the first charcoal mask I have ever tried and I really like it. This one is not as drying as I thought it would be, but I only use it once a week must in case. My skin feels fresh and clean after using it. I have combination skin though it is a little more oily in the summer and dry in the winter. I also have a little rosacea on my one check, and this mask has not made it worse, in fact since using all SB products, it has improved!
This mask is just fabulous. The consistency is luxurious, and as you wash it off you also get exfoliation. It is the perfect mask for the summer months because of the hydration, and tbh the rest of the year too. It made my skin bright and reduced redness almost immediately after washing it off. It also smells lovely and a little bit goes a long way so you won’t run out quickly. I like to use it about once a week since it exfoliates too.
As someone who has had lifelong issues with dry skin that gets flaky especially in the winter and especially when trying to apply make up, this serum is a lifesaver. It’s so moisturizing and I do feel that the look of my skin has improved since using it as well. I’ve tried so many other serums and not have delivered the results that this one has. It will always be in my skincare regimen!
OK I'll be honest -- I kind of wanted Chang E to not work. I had already tried APH and I was hoping that they would be "about the same" and I could just use APH, which is significantly more affordable! However, when i switch away from Chang E to APH, I can feel the difference. I have atopic skin that easily gets slightly red rashy and hive-y if it is even a little bit disturbed, and Chang E may look like water, but it is just so soothing and calming. It doesn't hurt at all when I pat it on, even on my most reactive atopic days. With sustained daily use, my skin is just so much calmer and doesn't get disrupted nearly as easily. I guess I'll just have to keep paying for the Chang E. ;-)
This mask is one of my two favorite. First, it's so easy to apply and has a light floral scent. This Southern lady loves her some florals, so I revel in it. But most importantly, this mask polishes my skin while hydrating it. I have dry skin (starting to have some signs of early aging) but I also have need for polishing because the skin on my cheeks can get a little rough or bumpy. Not acne. Mild keratosis maybe? Anyhow, I use it about every other week (mostly because I get lazy) and it smooths out any new roughness or unwanted texture. It also hydrates, so my skin doesn't go mad from the exfoliation process. While I always follow up with my normal skin care routine, I don't feel like my skin is cracked or thirsty. Great mask!
APH is a great place to start for any serum routine I’ve tried and is frequently the product I use even when I’m too tired or busy for more than a nod to skincare. It absorbs quickly and makes my skin feel great, hydrated and smooth.
I have THE most oily skin. I've struggled over the years to find a moisturizer that wouldn't make me break out but also keep my skin from feeling tight after washing my face. This stuff is amazing. Also does wonders on your cuticles if you have some left over on your hands!
This Rescue kit has changed everything! First off - a huge thank you to Janiyah for pointing me in the right direction and providing so much useful info and great suggestions that helped make my decision to try SB so easy! These products have not only changed how my skin feels and looks, but how I treat my skin and prioritize my skin care. Another big change I have noticed is how I no longer feel a great want (or need) to "cover up" with makeup. Special shout out to the camel milk mask which has done wonders for my blemishes as well as that urge to pick. I have loved treating family (13 year old daughter, 49 year old partner, 44 year old sis, and my 73 year old mom) - all are extremely impressed and love your products as well! I used to wait for the occasional facial to feel this way, but now I have that feeling daily and have you to thank. My skin feels so healthy and I am beyond thrilled and grateful that I found SB and counting down the days to my next purchase - many thanks!
This has really worked so well in preventing breakouts! I have combination skin and it seems to provide good oil control and isn’t making the rest of my skin dry. I had a huge pimple pop up when I first got it and it resolved in 3 days using this as a spot treatment. Great product!