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Carol's Third Week with the Winter Box

Carol's Third Week with the Winter Box - Sabbatical Beauty

carol winter box week 3 progress


Skin Type and Location:


Hi! This is Carol, and I am from Singapore! My weather here is always hot and humid with plenty of heat and rain. For my skin type, it is oily combination that is aging, and the pores are pretty enlarged and clogged.


General Impressions


I would say that the contents of the box complements each other really well. The masks preps my skin for better absorption of the serum and creams to come later. In fact, for someone whose skin is never dry, I would go so far as to say that the Winter Box is giving me hydration that I do not know I need until now!

Changes I’ve seen


This week, I think I am starting to see the effects of Radiance! So I started using it both AM and PM last week, and for a while, the discolourations on my face were more stark than before. So I did a bit of Googling and found out that when you use an effective skincare that evens skin tone, skin will brighten and even out in tone gradually, so any discoloured patches are more obvious before they even out as well. But visually? I can tell my face looks brighter and more ‘uniformly coloured’ than before I started on using all the Winter Box products!


AM Routine & PM routine


I have more or less established a fixed routine for both my mornings and evenings, and it is


AM:Vacuum Cleansing Oil, Rice Against the Patriarchy Cleansing Milk,Maple Essence Toner,Coconut,Radiance (2 travel size drops),Bright Eyes,Donkey Cream (a thin film) and sunscreen.


PM:Bamboo Balm, Rice Against the Patriarchy Cleansing Milk, MET/Botanical Acid Toner/Strawberry Cocktail Exfoliating Toner,Lotus Serum Mist,Pumpkin Spiced Latte Serum (if I did not mask earlier), Radiance (up to 6 travel size drops), Donkey Cream orSnow Sleeping Cream.


I will also mask with the Botanical Gel Mask or Milk Cream Mask on alternate days, and use Day Spa Body Cream on my legs and elbows. Coffee Hair Oil is a godsend that both my daughter and I use after every time we wash our hair.

Any changes I’ve made


With the Spring Box that I reviewed in March, I learnt how to ‘listen to your skin’, but with the Winter Box, I have learnt how to put on only what you need! To elaborate further, for the Spring Box, I learnt how to know what my skin wants and whether or not the product will make me oily or not. With the Winter Box, most of the items are rich and hydrating, which, by right, are more suitable for people with dry skin rather oily/combination skin. Going by the rationale that too much of a good thing is never really good, I played around with how much of the products I need to use and found a good balance!


So right now, I am using the Rice Against the Patriarchy Cleansing Milk, Radiance and Donkey Cream for both my AM and PM routines. Changes? I scale down the amount I use in the morning so that skin will still enjoy the benefits but not enough to make me oily, and at night, I will pamper my skin and apply Radiance and Donkey cream according to what I usually use for my lighter SB products. And if I want extra indulgence? Apply more, seal them all in with theSuperCharge set and then pat on Snow Sleeping Cream at the end.


Overall thoughts


To date, I am loving both the masks from the Winter Box, Radiance and Donkey Cream are working hard to even and plump up my hopeless skin, but I have to confess that I have not been using enough of the Rosehip Healing Oil (mainly because the rest of the box already is that good!), so I will work hard to see how I can report back on this product!


Watch Carol's Week 3 Winter Box Routine!