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Asian Powerhouse Serum

  • Give your skin the rich herbal cocktail of many an Asian grandmother’s loving herbal soups with the Asian Powerhouse Serum. Adeline formulated this serum by using herbal extracts that remind them of traditional Asian health-boosting soups and stews made for them when they were a child by their mother and grandmother.

    Ingredient Deep Dive:

    🌿 Ginseng: this antioxidant powerhouse is revered in traditional Chinese medicine for its ability to revive tired skin and its anti-aging properties.

    🌿 Sake: Sake is incredible for evening skin tone and diminishing the appearance of scars, as well as to make skin appear younger and fresher.

    🌿 Turmeric: a traditional ingredient used across Asia to speed scar healing, to even skin tone and brighten skin.

    🌿 Camellia Japonica: also known as Tsubaki, this beautiful flower and plant is rich in vitamins A, B, D, E, and Omega 3, 6 and 9 and is many a Japanese woman’s skin secret.

    🌿Goji Berries are antioxidant rich and helps rejuvenate sun damaged skin

    🌿 Mushroom extract mix: mushrooms are anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and have anti-aging effects

    🌿Bamboo and fermented Bamboo: provides deep hydration and helps with hyperpigmentation.

    Asian Powerhouse Serum functions like a K-Beauty "essence" to be applied right after cleansing, and before heavier layers like the Marine Serum and facial oils. Pairs extremely well with Marine Serum (which will go on after you apply Asian Powerhouse).

    Full Size: 30ml Travel Size: 5ml

Customer Reviews

Based on 59 reviews
R.T. (San Jose, US)
Skin Type: Combination
Age: 30-39
Skin Concerns: Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Acne, Redness/inflammation

Ugh, I wish this serum worked for me SO MUCH. I think it actually did work for me - it did amazing things to my skin, but it also did terrible things. :( I am super sensitive to ginseng - anytime I ingest it (soups, teas, gummies, etc), I get angry, red, hard cysts. I didn't think it was a concern putting it on my face - boy was I wrong! I ended up with multiple angry cysts on my face after using this serum for more than a week. :( So, so, so sad. But also glad I discovered how sensitive I am to ginseng.

Hi Rebecca, We are so sorry to hear that the Asian Powerhouse Serum didn't work out for you. If you would like, please reach out to customer service at info@sabbaticalbeauty we would love to help you with an exchange! - SB Team

S.M. (Lawrenceville, US)
Skin Type: Oily
Age: 30-39
Skin Concerns: Signs of aging, Redness/inflammation
Great Product - Help W Redness

I bought this product as recommended to counter my redness near my chin and nose area. While it didn’t complete remove the redness, it definitely toned it down. I love the scent of the ginseng and it’s nice and gentle on the skin. I find that it works well when paired with Marine serum, but if you go this route be sure apply Asian powerhouse first since marine is a little stronger. Photo shows the reduce redness after using just toner, Asian power house, and moisturizer in the morning.

Hi Sonjachardé, We appreciate the time you took to write this review and are happy to hear that you're loving the Asian Powerhouse Serum! - SB Team

A. Jean Linder (Homestead, US)
Age: 30-39
Skin Concerns: Redness/inflammation
Easy to throw on and makes a big difference

I love the watery texture of this serum for summer skincare. My skin always looks and feels bright, tight, and happy when using this serum.

Norah (Eureka, US)
Skin Type: Normal
Age: 40-49
Skin Concerns: Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Signs of aging
A staple

APH is a great place to start for any serum routine I’ve tried and is frequently the product I use even when I’m too tired or busy for more than a nod to skincare. It absorbs quickly and makes my skin feel great, hydrated and smooth.

LV (Honolulu, US)
Changed my mind about APH...

My first review of the APH was kind of meh because I didn't think it did anything, and so I let the sample/travel size run out. Then I noticed after a couple of weeks that I didn't wake up with soft smooth skin and after some trial and error, I concluded the only thing different was the APH. I also noticed that other serums and moisturizers weren't absorbed as fully or it didn't dry down as matte/less oily as when I applied the APH as first serum. I was also trying out other SB products during this time which was why I didn't notice the difference right away. As soon as I reordered and resumed using APH, I feel like my skin is happy again. I may not be able to see results just yet but I can definitely feel them!