Now that I am into the fourth week of using the items from the Winter Box, I have already decided which are the MVPs for me: Botanical Gel Mask, Milk Cream Mask, and Radiance Serum. These are the items that I will definitely be wanting full sizes of when they are launched! It has come to the point where when I think I want to be pampered, I think of Milk Cream Mask, when I want to ‘reset’ my skin, I reach for the Botanical Gel Mask and definitely, for all time brightening, Radiance!
I am continuing to use the entireWinter Box. I started incorporating Dorian Gray’s Anti-Aging Serum into my PM routine last week, and I am going to continue to do that. I really like how the products work together, and I’m happy to report that my skin look amazingly clear and blemish-free. I am going to have to substitute a different serum for Radiance in the next day or two - I am thinking of trying Pumpkin Spice Latte and Apple Cider Serum (both from the Fall Box) instead.
The Winter Box products are continuing to work their magic. In spite of my experience with the Sabbatical Beauty product line, I was still surprised by how well they are lasting. A little bit of product goes a long way. Generally, I begin to get very dry during cold weather, but that has not happened this year! My skin is hydrated, smooth, dewy, and silky.
If you have SKIN--any kind of skin--I think this box is for you! Also, a word to all you folks who have oily but flaky skin. That’s usually because skin is still dehydrated. I had that too. Sabbatical Beauty has changed that. The best thing about this box is that you can put on as little or as much as you want, adapted to your skin’s needs.
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!
I think the products have had to work overtime because of all the crazy weather that has been thrown at me for the past week. My skin has remained hydrated, smooth, dewy, and silky, while also (for the most part) remaining very clear. Since I’m 50 years old, and battling visible signs of aging tooth and nail, that’s very important to me.
Then, I do believe that my face has evened out in skin tone slightly. Prior to starting to use the Winter Box, my face looks pretty ok from far, but up close, you can see the little patches of discolouration from previous acne scarring. But this morning, while examining my face for any changes to update this blog, I do see that while my face is still not flawless and airbrushed like the models in magazines, at least the skin tone seems more even than before! And I do think that is because of Radiance!
In the two weeks using Radiance Serum, that melasma as well as some splotchy freckles have lightened. The best part is that Radiance doesn’t burn my already thirsty skin; it HYDRATES it too while evening out the color.
Personally, I feel the Winter Box is like a nice smelling blanket that cocoons me in love. So far, I am loving all the individual scents of the products, and definitely how they feel on my skin after I’ve applied them. I have a lot of stress daily from my work and family, so I am very happy that these luxurious scents ground me and helps me sleep better (for me that’s a plus because it’s no longer just skincare). And as a skincare routine, it is definitely working some magic one week into using them, so I look forward to using them for the next few weeks to come!
I have added more oil and balm-based cleansing because of SB, and I am loving it. My makeup melts off. My face no longer feels dry like paper after I wash. I’m also using fewer products right now than I used to before the Winter Box, but I feel like I’m seeing better results.
Oh the changes! I have never ever experienced real ‘effects’ in the past from using any skincare products but with SB? YESSSSSSSS!!! The first time I saw results was when I testedDorian Gray Serumfor Spring Box. The dedicated use of this serum lightened the one stubborn dark spot I have on my cheek in just under three weeks!!!