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Deidre's Fifth Week With the Winter Box

Deidre's Fifth Week With the Winter Box - Sabbatical Beauty

deidre winter box week 5


Skin Type and Location:

I live in Lexington, VA, which is wet and chilly right now. I used to describe my skin as dry with signs of aging and some hormonal discoloration over my upper lip.

General Impressions:

So I said that I “used to describe” my skin as dry, but the Winter Box has changed that completely. It’s hyrdated. It’s smooth. The wrinkles are shallower and softer. My undereyes are less puffy. Small wounds--a cat scratch or an opened blemish--heal more quickly. The real standouts for me areRadiance Serum,Bamboo Cleansing Balm,Rosehip Healing Oil, andthe Coffee Hair Oil. Okay, and also Donkey Cream, which I have now purchased in full size. Basically, I want all these products in my daily rotation. I already bought another Bamboo Cleansing Balm, and I need to get a FS Radiance Serum. I used the last of it, and I am all sad face over this.

I feel like, in general, the Winter Box, combined with some other SB products, really combated and solved my skin issues, or what I perceived as skin issues. I feel like I’ve aged backwards. I look better now than I did 10 years ago, and I’m enjoying all the attention.

Changes since before starting Box routine:

Before the Winter Box, I used a lot of drug store products. I didn’t double cleanse. Washing my face felt like a chore and something my skin had to recover from. My skin would feel dry and papery. Now, washing my face is a gift. My skin feels soft and nourished. Adding the rest of my routine just amplifies what is already there. I’m more confidence going without makeup, and I feel like the money I’m spending on SB products is paying off with real results. I look younger and revitalized.

Specifically, the dry parts of my skin that make my makeup look awful are gone. Poof. Vanished. My makeup just glides on, and I’m using fewer complexion products (e.g., foundation) than I used to because my bare skin looks so nice.

AM Routine & PM routine

AM: Wash withVCO. ApplyRadiance Serum,Glow Pressed Serum,Bright Eyes Eye Gel, andDonkey Cream.  

PM: Wash either withBamboo Cleansing Balm orRice Against the Patriarchy Cleansing Milk and then VCO. Apply Radiance Serum, Glow Pressed Serum,Anti-Aging Eye Gel Oil, Donkey Cream, andSnow Sleeping Cream.

Things to note for people with your skin type/climate (remind people of skin type and climate) :

I have dry skin that reacts to cold by getting even drier. These products have helped me not have chapped, papery skin.

Did you think this was a good purchase? Would you have purchased the Winter Box?

I would suggest getting the box, especially if you’re new to SB. This is a great way to learn about the products and develop a routine, especially with a wash-serum-moisturizer + sleep cream.


Watch Deidre's Week 5 Winter Box Routine!