December 24, 2018 3 min read
Skin Type and Location:
Salutations! This is Peyton, and it’s the end of week 5 with the Sabbatical Beauty Winter Box. I have aging/combination skin. Over the past week here in Maryland, it has been down to 35 and dry, then it rained for 48 hours and the temperature went up to 60. It’s now sunny and 48. Apparently, you can cram at least three seasons into a week. raining for the past 48+ hours.
I have been using Sabbatical Beauty skincare exclusively since April 1, 2018. I love this skincare line as well as the company behind it. My skin has improved greatly since I started using these products; the crepey skin on my neck is far tighter, my skin’s pores are smaller, my skin is more elastic and hydrated, and I hardly have any breakouts anymore.
Changes since before starting Box routine:
The two-times-daily use of Radiance Serum really helped with evening out my skin. I have had a sun spot on the right side of my jaw for several years, and Radiance Serum has really lightened it. I also think my overall skin texture and pore size has improved a bit. I will definitely be buying Radiance Serum!!
AM Routine & PM routine
AM: Double cleanse with Bamboo Cleansing Balm andRice Against the Patriarchy, applyLift Serum (not in the Winter Box), I would ordinarily follow that withRadiance Serum, but I ran out, and I am usingPumpkin Spice Latte andApple Cider Serum from the Fall Box as a substitute, apply Rosehip Healing Oil (Coming Soon!) to face, dėcolletage and backs of hands, use AAEGO (also not in the Winter Box) under my eyes and stroke any remainder over my eyebrows, and finish withDonkey Cream (and then sunscreen!). I also use Day Spa Body Cream (Coming Soon!) for hands, arms, and legs. If my hair is dry and/or flyaway, I will put a couple of drops of Coffee Hair Oil (Coming Soon!) in my palms and rub my palms over the top layer of my hair, the sides, and at the nape of my neck (which keeps my hair from getting tangled by the collar or hood of my coat.) I wear the Burgundy Lip Tint (Coming Soon!) almost every day; it’s a very flattering shade of burgundy.
PM: Double cleanse with Bamboo Cleansing Balm andRice Against the Patriarchy; I would ordinarily follow that withRadiance Serum, but I ran out, and I am usingPumpkin Spice Latte andApple Cider Serum from the Fall Box as a substitute,AAEGO, Rosehip Healing Oil (Coming soon!),Dorian Gray's Anti-Aging Serum, Donkey Cream, and thenSnow Sleeping Cream, Day Spa Body Cream (Coming Soon!) for hands, arms, and legs.
I use the Botanical Gel Mask and the Milk Cream Mask once each week. I usually use the Botanical Gel Mask in the early part of the week, and the Milk Cream Mask in the latter part of the week. I am amazed by how soft my skin is afterward, especially after the Milk Cream Mask.
Things to note for people with your skin type/climate (remind people of skin type and climate) :
I think the crazy weather I’ve experienced in Maryland (warm, dry, cold, windy, very cold, wet) over the past 5 weeks while using the Winter Box products illustrate how well this group of products will work for multiple climates. The products also address my aging skin (I’m 50) very well by keeping my skin hydrated, even, soft, all the while fighting fine lines and wrinkles.
Did you think this was a good purchase? Would you have purchased the Winter Box?
I think the Winter Box is an excellent purchase. I would have definitely purchased the Deluxe Winter Box; the Burgundy Lip Tint is such a beautiful color and really moisturizes your lips. I often wear long-wear lipstick, which can be very drying, and putting Burgundy Lip Tint on afterward makes my lips feel so much better! The products work extremely well together, keeping skin hydrated, but also very clean and clear. I knew the products were going to work based upon my experience with Sabbatical Beauty skincare prior to getting the Winter Box products, but Radiance Serum is kind of a game changer. It’s not earth-shattering for me the way Lift is (which carried away my burgeoning turkey neck), but it’s overall evening and scar reduction properties are truly amazing.
Watch Peyton's Week 5 Winter Box Routine!