Jessica Parr: She’s A Sabbatical Beauty
Thanks so much for agreeing to do this interview! Tell us about yourself.
I’m a historian of the Early Modern Atlantic world and a digital humanist. I also study taekwondo and bo jitsu, and I’m also mother to a special needs child.
How did you learn about Sabbatical Beauty?
I “met” Adeline through an online group, via another academic woman friend. Adeline was just starting to make products, and there were women who were trying to convince her to make them available on a larger scale. And then she launched her website.
What convinced you to try the products?
Mainly, I was on the academic job market, plus I’d been under a lot of other stresses, including juggling multiple adjunct gigs, parenting, etc. I looked at a recent passport photo and I looked (and felt) about 20 years older than I actually am. I decided that it was time to start taking better care of myself. Also, I really liked supporting a business that is owned and operated by a woman of color.
Can you tell us about results you’ve had with Sabbatical Beauty?
I have found that my skin looks better. I don’t have to wear as much makeup to look pulled together. I look less frazzled, and I also break out much less. The products are often a bit more of an investment than some other brands, but a little goes a long way and they work much better than many other products. Plus, I find that they don’t irritate my sensitive skin.
What’s your desert island SB product, and why?
If I could only pick one, I would probably go for the Tea Tree Beauty water. It’s a good cleanser, calming, and not overdrying.
Are you a part of the Sabbatical Beauty Facebook community? How does it help your enjoyment and use of the products?
Yes, I am part of the SB Facebook community. I like learning about the new products, but I also like the new connections and friendships I’ve formed with a number of the women who are part of the community. It’s also a great place to get a sense of which products are most likely to work for me.
What advice would you give to a potential first time buyer?
Talk to the SB community first, if you’re not sure. A lot of these products have a cult-like following and they can help advise you on what might suit you. Also, buy the sample sizes if you’re unsure.
Thanks so much for talking to us today!