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I designed this serum for my friend Carol, who is my age and who lives in hot, sunny, tropical Singapore. Just like me, Carol's major issues are with anti-aging and evening skin tone, especially from dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

But UNLIKE me who has dry AF sensitive skin, Carol's skin is oily/combination. Which means, given her sauna-like living conditions year round, she's probably never going to be able to tolerate my Sake & Rice Sleeping Pack, which I designed for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, age spots and maximum hydration.

SO: Carol's Sake & Rice Probiotic Serum has the following:

🍚 THREE types of rice (fermented rice, sake, hydrolyzed rice proteins) for intense brightening powers. sake contains kojic acid, an essential element to fading dark spots and anti-aging, while fermented rice and hydrolyzed proteins are proteins that have been rendered small enough to penetrate deeper in your skin, thus having a more intense effect.

🍚Fermented White Willow Bark: White Willow Bark is where the Beta Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid is derived from. Fermenting the white willow bark predigests it so that the beta hydroxy acid is more easily absorbed into your skin, which regulates your oil production and may also contribute to the reduced appearance of spots and scars.

🍚Fermented Lemon Peel. Lemon peel is concentrated with antioxidants, which are celebrated brightening agents. Fermenting the lemon peel allows your skin to better absorb its good qualities.

🍚Niacinamide (vitamin B3) & N-acetyl Glucosamine: This is a potent combination for lightening age spots and scars.

🍚Panthenol (vitamin B5), maintains your healthy skin barrier so that it doesn't get too dry or too oily

🍚Fermented Bamboo, for deep hydration and to improve serum texture

  • Brightening, evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • Reduces appearance of scars
  • Regulates oil production
  • Hydrating

Apply a few drops to your face after double cleansing and before moisturizing. May be layered with other Sabbatical Beauty serums.

Lactobacillus/Oryza Sativa (Rice) BioFerment, Sake Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Lactobacillus/Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Lemon Peel Ferment Extract & Butylene Glycol, Lactobacillus/Aruninaria Gigantea (Bamboo) Ferment Filtrate, Niacinamide, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate & Lactobacillus & Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, (Water & Caprylyl Glycol & Hexylene Glycol & Wasabia japonica (Wasabi) Root Extract & Zingiber officinale (Ginger) Root Extract & Allium sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract), Fragrance.




  • Our products contain higher percentages of active ingredients than the majority of products on the market. This means you can see amazing differences very quickly, and with only a scant amount of product.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Skin Type: Oily, Sensitive , Combination
Age: 30-39
Skin Concerns: Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Acne
My beauty secret

Have been using this for the past year and it has SAVED my skin... Scars, discoloration, dark spots, you name it... A Sabbatical Beauty fan for life now. Please don't ever stop making this serum, it is a staple in my routine and I have thrown everything else out (except a few other SB goodies of course...)

Skin Type: Normal
Age: 30-39
Skin Concerns: Signs of aging, Dullness
My favorite all year round

This serum smells amazing. It is hydrating, brighthen and tightens my pores. In the summer i use it with coconut serum, it might feel a bit oily but surprisingly, it does well in summer heat. In the summer, coconut serum and sake a rice is all i need. With sake and rice, you don't have to worry about piling under sun screen. I also use it in the winter, with more serums. It is a staple in my SB collection.

Skin Type: Oily, Sensitive
Age: Over 50
Skin Concerns: Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Signs of aging, Acne
Night time treatment

I use Carol’s Sake & Rice at night after cleansing. I pat it on, let it soak in for about a minute and then apply my donkey milk over it. I wake up with smooth, nourished skin. I find it too sticky to wear during the day.

Worth it

This so far is the one SB product that I will likely repurchase when I am out. Also one of the very few that I even got in the full size. Age 40+ w/ start of nasolabial folds, loss of elasticity and collagen, some settling of 11's, horizontal forehead wrinkles. Skin was oily for most of my life and now settled into combination. For me, this serum has helped with skin brightening. I have a few products that seem to be helping me with that right now, so I'm not totally sure how much weight this one is pulling in itself, but I definitely attribute positive brightening to this product. I actually found more dramatic results with the pressed serum version, which I got in tester size, but sometimes the aloe base of the pressed serums seem to make me break out, so I'm not totally sure whether I will restock this or the pressed version when I run out. Assuming they still make this by then, as product seem to be discontinued with some frequency! I hope not this one or its pressed cousin.

My Saving Grace

I’m having an identity crisis. For 40 years I have had oily skin. As a Florida gal, I had become accustomed to midday face washes, blotting cloths and an oily glow in pictures. There was a time, before Sabbatical Beauty, when extracting blackheads from my nose and chin was part of my nightly routine. No more! Thanks to Carol’s Sake and Rice Serum, my oily sheen is gone. I use Carol’s Serum daily in my morning routine after Asian Powerhouse and Coconut Serums. It goes on without stickiness and is absorbed very quickly, making it easy to layer other serums on top of it. Now, after only a month or two of use, I cannot fathom my skin without Carol’s Serum.