Meet Our Summer Box Reviewers!


We're so excited to reveal our Summer Box Reviewers! Look out for more from them very soon!

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Cindi Kraycar

From Cindi: "Hi! I’m Cindi! Aka 'Cindilou, Cindilouwho, and Cindijo.' I’m from New England, but reside in the hills of West Virginia currently. I’m a bit of a granola at heart; where natural and organic products are the only things allowed in my home (yes, even cleaners). I’m a bit of an introvert, but quite passionate about the things that I love, loyal to a fault, and as empathetic as they come. I'd like to think I would be a good reviewer, because I am patient, and because I am already very much involved in the Facebook group. I have been using natural skincare products for quite some time, so have some experience in that area. I also think I would be a good reviewer because my skin is so truly combination; which means I will actually NEED the products for dry as well as oily skin, and should be able to judge both accordingly. I also don’t generally have a whole lot of reactions to products, so using them fully for a full routine shouldn’t be difficult for me. I also know a lot about much of the actives that are used medicinally, which will hopefully make it easier for me to educate everyone on the details of why the products are so effective and what they’re for. "

Cindi has combination skin with early signs of aging, and will be in West Virginia while reviewing, which is very warm with a lot of rain during the reviewer period.

Rachel Quek

From Rachel: "Hi! My name is Rachel and I'm a 22 year-old Philosophy undergrad. I have seven cats, work part-time in a bookstore, and am a notorious outfit repeater (#noshame). I would love to be a reviewer because the winter and spring box reviewers really helped me figure out which products would work better for my skin (special SO to Carol!!), and nothing would make me happier than doing the same for other people. It's always hard to tell how well products will work in my climate as compared to in the States, and since there are so many of us from Singapore now I'd love to help everybody out – even for the Beauties who don't live in Singapore, my skin type is fairly common so I think it'll still be useful to see how the products work! Full disclosure: I'm a little bit obsessive. I make copious notes about each SB product, including when I use it, what it does, and the differences I've noticed. I think I'd be a good reviewer because I take note of things like texture, smell, and viscosity and I know people like to know these things about products before buying them. I also keep track of how much of each product I use, and how long it lasts.

Rachel has oily, slightly acne-prone skin with a tendency for clogged pores. She'll be living in sunny, tropical Singapore during the review period.

Julie Alexander

From Julie: "By day, I teach business communication to the awesome students at Miami University's Farmer School of Business. By night, I am a freelance copywriter and entrepreneur building my own beauty coaching business. I love makeup, pop culture, memes, professional wrestling, video games, and comedy. The first SB product I bought was Marine Serum, way back when SB first started. Then, I didn't really know much about skin care, but I was in my early 30s and still struggling with constant acne, and I really felt like I needed to do something else. Within a few weeks of using Marine Serum, I started waking up without pimples--something that hadn't happened my entire adolescent and adult life!

Why do I want to be a Summer Box reviewer? First of all, I LOVE SB products! I've been using a huge variety of products for several years and recommending them to friends and family, with great results. Second, I'm a huge fan of the brand, its story, and its message--and most importantly, its acts of inclusion and social justice. As a reviewer, I bring several things to the table: honesty, genuine critical interest in beauty and skin care products, and a talent for pithy and humorous writing.

Julie has combination skin and will be living in East Central Indiana during the review period (so a late spring/early summer midwestern climate).

Dale Ireland

From Dale: " Hi there! I’m an SB-lovin-disabled-academic who dances, in a chair, whenever she can while practicing intersectionality and interdependence in all things. I belong to Russell, just a little kitten, and Macy, the senior min pin, both of whom have been known to take my SB treasures! I love our SB community, and I’m so glad that you are part of it!

I want to be a review were if what I have to offer will be useful to the community. Because I oftentimes cannot stand or sit at a sink and because one of my illnesses is neuromuscular, using Sabbatical Beauty can be a challenge for me at times Only because I have to think outside of the box and figure out ways to use products that I love. I’m hopeful that our community has other people like me in it and that I might share some of what I’ve learned about self-care and using Sabbatical Beauty. Of course, I am hopeful that I will learn things from our community to because one of the things I treasure about our community is that most everything we do is reciprocal. For me, a good review were provides details and context. A good review were is also someone who is really good at observation and communicating that observation. I think a sense of humor is useful as well. When reviewers invited questions and comments and engaged with the community, I learned so much! As a reviewer, I’d like to foster engagement while we learn together.

Dale has aging skin which tends to be oily and acne prone without Sabbatical Beauty products. She will be in the mid-Atlantic during the reviewer period (ranging from hot and humid to some dry and cool days).

Marissa Rhoades

From Marissa: "I am a part time professional makeup artist with over 11 years of retail cosmetics experience. I have worked for several skincare focused lines including 2 of the top 3 brands in the US. I am a beauty junkie who was a sucker for the latest buzz-worthy product . . . until Sabbatical Beauty came into my life. I am a full-time stay at home mom of 5, ages 1-15. I spend my downtime binge-watching streaming TV, crafting, singing, and taking extravagant hour-long baths. My mission as the SB Ambassador is to encourage, support and inspire women of all ages, races, religions and classes to love themselves unconditionally."

Marissa has normal to oily skin with occasional hormonal breakouts and is starting to see the first signs of fine lines around her eyes and necks and brown spots on her cheekbones. She will be in the sunny Bay Area during the review period.

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