I've often been asked to turn my Lift Serum (which firms, tones and lifts sagging skin) into a cream-- and here it is. It contains some of the most expensive and effective ingredients I've ever experimented with: Ceramide 1 and Ceramide 3. Other actives include: red Irish moss, fermented copper, Kombu extract, pea peptide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 (synthetic peptide for firming skin), Barley, sandalwood and pomegranate sterols. This has been a SB tester favorite.
Warning: it also has a pungent odor. I tried reformulating it but testers were clamoring for the original to come out, so here it is in all its effective glory!
Travel size 5ml: $65 | Full Size 1 oz. $165
Diminishes appearance of fine lines
Instructions: Apply as a serum or as a moisturizer (can be used to substitute for both steps).
I was disappointed when I first started using this product because of the pilling mentioned by others. There are two tricks I figured to eliminate that. The first is to dab the pad of one finger into the serum and use only that amount on my face, dotting it in several spots and then massaging it in. The second trick is to make sure that my skin is well-hydrated both with other serums first and a daily routine than ensures my skin never dries out too much. Now I never get pilling and I can see a definite improvement in my skin.
Hidster (New York, US)
Not the biggest fan
I'm not too crazy about this pressed serum. It does have a distinct smell which I am not too fond of. Furthermore it pills after applying for me. Though my skin does feel moisturized after use.
Dawn (Queens, US)
Skin Concerns:Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Signs of aging
Give yourself the gift of youth
First let me confess, I love all things SB, but Gaia takes my skin to the next level! The firming Gaia provides is nothing short of miraculous! Gaia and another favorite of mine Lift serum, have taken ten years off of my neck and face.
Carmen Lau (Singapore, SG)
Skin Concerns:Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Signs of aging, Acne
I bought it for my dry neck and I find if I applied after serum would be over stimulating for me, slight stinging sensation felt and my neck developed redness and rough skin on my first application and I have to stop it with some eczema cream to sooth the reaction for a few days. Now I applied on alternative days with moisturiser and face oil. It seems to lighten my 2 wrinkles on my neck but if I stop it for more than 2 days. The wrinkle seems to be more obvious again! I shall start trying it daily see if it really works to diminish my 2 stubborn wrinkles on my neck!
Paige (Radford, US)
Skin Type:Dry, Sensitive
Skin Concerns:Signs of aging, Dullness
Worth the price!
I really wanted to try this, but I had a hard time justifying the price point to myself. Even though I know from experience that Sabbatical Beauty project ACTUALLY WORK. After seeing some amazing results on other SB folks, I decided to take the plunge and splurge on the travel size. Well. I've included photos. This. Serum. Works. It not only works, it works FAST. I'm in my 50s and my regular routine has done wonders for my face, neck, and decolletage...but my jowl area and my crepey neck skin were still bumming me out. I use it sparingly, as a last step in my routine, on problem areas, and there is a visible difference after less than a week. The product description notes that this has a pungent scent...it does, but I don't find it at all unpleasant and it dissipates very quickly. If you're battling crepey skin, sagging skin, or under eye bags, run, don't walk to get this serum!