It may be heresy, but I think I’m switching out APH for 5 Ginseng! It’s a great first layer, and I like following w/Coconut Serum in the winter for the tiniest bit of oomph to my moisture.
I like this serum -- it seems to not do quite as much as APH serum and goes on very watery. However, it refreshes my complexion and readies it for other products. For me, it plays well with Marine.
I use this serum every morning. It's the perfect first layer to apply after cleansing. 5Ginseng gives my skin a nice glow and even texture, so even before I add anything else, I look and feel great. It works really well on my skin, which tends to run dry, and a little goes a long way. Even I will end up a bit shiny and oily if I am overenthusiastic. Just a few drops do the trick and leave me feeling dewy and fresh for the rest of the day.
I am a big fan of 5-Ginseng. Before I discovered SB, I used to get cold sores pretty regularly. Using the whole range has definitely made my skin stronger at resisting an outbreak overall; but 5-Ginseng is my secret weapon. If I get a cold, I know that the skin between my nose and lip is going to get sore and abraded from using a lot of tissues, and this used to mean a coldsore too - but 5-Ginseng to the rescue! A quick application 3 times a day (morning, noon and night) and my poor sore skin is wonderfully soothed and protected from the ravages of sand-paper-like tissues. This winter I've had no cold sores at all so far, even though getting a cold used to be a guarantee of a breakout. Just another way that SB has improved my life!
This is my favorite serum for the morning. It smells so nice and crisp, it feels light and great on my skin, and is great for prepping my face for makeup. I love it-- my #1, can't-live-without serum!
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Omg this stuff is amazing and I love it so much. I dont even need lotion with it and a little goes a long way. I hope they never ever stop making this. I plan on buying it foooreeeever. At first I thought it was kinda pricey but its seriously gonna last a long time and also it smells amazing but legit it has fixed the cracked skin I have had my entire life after one use. In love with this so much.
So, I don't use this bc I'm not a huge fan of oil cleansers, I just can't get used to them. My daughter who has acenic, oily, teen skin LOVES this cleanser. It's made her realize that her culty Mario B skincare line isn't all that. I'll definitely keep buying this for her. Thank you!
Oh. My. God. This stuff is AMAZING! I bought it cause one of the reviews said you don't need moisturizer after and it's so true! I've always had really really dry skin to the point that no amount of moisturizer doesn't help the cracked skin on my legs. One use of this and it was gone. It also smells sooo good and you only need a little bit. It's gonna last me forever but I'm hooked.
This product is nice! I haven't used it a ton but so far I like it. I feel like my eyes aren't as puffy in the morning
I was fortunate enough to attend Sabbatical Beauty's Grand Opening Event of their brick and mortar store located in south Philadelphia. I was blown away by how warm and beautiful their space is. The staff was knowledgeable and attentive, ready to answer any questions about the luxurious skin care products on display and for purchase. The displays were pretty and encouraged interaction. I couldn't resist putting many of the tester products on my skin to see how they felt and smelled. It was heavenly!
I highly encourage you to stop in at their store as soon as possible. Make an appointment first though! While you're there, you have the opportunity to do a personal skin care consultation which can be immensely helpful, especially if you're new to the Korean Beauty skin care routine. Go, and tell them Quin sent ya :)
I didn’t get this SB product because I have long been into crystals. Instead, I thought, “Let’s see; it’s $10.” What I found was and is surprising. The energy was instantly present when I took the crystals from their bag. The hair stood up on the back of my neck in a GOOD way; my pulse raced in several different moments that told me which stone was most powerful and useful in a certain moment. I have since used them for meditation (with and without yoga), water infusion/elixir making (as suggested), and stress relief breathing/meditation. I am becoming a crystal person and never thought that was possible! Another amazing SB innovation in my life.
I'm new to SB and I was too impatient to follow the advice to try one thing at a time, so I'm not sure exactly which skin improvements are due to the coconut serum, though my skin is very happy. One thing I am especially in love with is the smell of this serum -- it's a nice, fresh coconut smell. If something has a great scent (but not artificial), it really makes me feel pampered when I put it on. I am almost out of my trial size and savoring every last drop until I can afford to buy a full-size!
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.
I've been using this serum for a few months now and its by far my favorite SB product. I have oily/acne prone skin and this serum reduced the amount of oil my skin produces and keeps it from breaking out. Its the only serum I never skip, and occasionally it's the only one I use if I'm in a rush. I also have a lot of acne scars that have started to fade after using this. Its such a useful serum and it smells AMAZINGGGG
The grease slick that was once my face...no more! This stuff rocks. My skin is matte after a full day of running around chasing chickens and dogs.
Carol's sake and rice serum with probiotic is just amazing! It gives my skin, glow, it tightened my pores and gave my skin a wonderful suppleness! I won't ever be without this serum.
I love the way this wash-off mask makes my skin feel- soft and clean and nourished. It is lightweight and I feel like my dark spots are lighter and my face is less oily. I also LOVE the scent. I have been using it every few days as my go-to mask. (Sorry about the work- picture- I’m multitasking under the harsh fluorescent lights!)
This mask has become my very favorite SB product. Like everyone else, I'm busy, and my time is often at a premium. I was excited about the products in Marissa's Chill Vibes Only collection but also skeptical. A mask in five minutes?
I have very dry, sensitive skin, and this mask is like a kiss from the best beach you've ever been to, with the calmest, most healing vibe. Slather it on and delight in the cool, brine-touched scent, like a pristine ocean. The texture is plush and soft, and the gel spreads quickly onto skin. After a few minutes, the soft gel dries and when it is washed away, the mask leaves behind soft, hydrated, smooth as glass skin. In 5-10 minutes instead of 30!
One bonus I have discovered is that this mask, applied at the beginning of a hot flash, is cooling and soothing against my hot and sweaty face, neck, and chest. Rinsed away with cool water, this has really helped make my hot flashes less uncomfortable. This mask, for me, is the essence of Sabbatical Beauty...effective, enjoyable to use, and addictive!
This mask took a little while to grow on me. I have tried all the masks that SB sells, and I love the hydrating and the exfoliating masks the best. This one was different in the consistency of other masks in the SB Line (I am an SB-Lifer just so you know because the ingredients work and are active and there is no crap and the business is ethical). And, in all truth, I was asked to review this line as a brand ambassador and got free products, but was not paid for my reviews. As I said, this one grew on me. I was at first shocked at the consistency, but kind of grew to like it. A colleague noted that it helped cool her after a hot flash. I used it about 4 times and the last two I really noticed brightening and softening after I used it. It dries fast, which also freaked me out because I am used to leaving most SB masks on for 20-30 minutes. But you don't need to devote that much time to this mask; 5 minutes and you got a glow! It's Marine serum in a jar with a jelly-like, squish-y consistency. Try it. It's a winner by Marissa of SB.
Being vegan I'm used to navigating between obviously non-vegan, accidentally vegan (swedish fish, oreos, sweet chili lime doritos) and wholly vegan items and companies. When a skin care line that's not wholly vegan makes a vegan product *on purpose*, you have to try it. This cleanser is awesome. The scent is different, reminiscent of what a minty goat milk cleanser would smell like (to my nose at least.) The proof is in how it works with 100% vegan ingredients. This is a great gentle foaming cleanser. I'll keep buying it until the elves stop making it. Thank you!
The Rose and Honey Cream is absolutely one of my all time favourites. It is super healing, super calming and super hydrating.
The smell is absolutely divine very subtle, not over powering or artificial smelling whatsoever.
You only need to use the smallest amount as a moistuiser.
One of my favourite ways to use Rose and honey cream is in facial massage. It has just the right consistency and slip for this purpose.
I also love to mask in it using the Supercharge Your Moisture Set ♥️🌹♥️ I added healing powers of Rose quartz to this particular self care/ self love session and it felt like a huge loving hug.
I just used my set for the first time and I’m totally in love. It really prepped my skin for my serums to penetrate more. I could feel it with every step. Intensely clean feeling! Is it odd if I feel like I look younger after one use?! Looking forward to continuing my skincare journey with Sabbatical Beauty products.
I always worry about trying new things on my face because my skin is sensitive and I have cystic acne. I've mostly had the acne under control for years now. But I'm now battling aging! I've also seen new changes in my skin, like dryness. Anyway, I already use Marine Serum and wanted to try a cleansing balm to possibly take the place of my drying foamy face wash. Tadaaa! My face feels so happy and hydrated. I used this plus the Maple Essence and Marine.
I just started using this and already want to order the full size. It helps my skin absorb my moisturizers instead of them just sitting on top of my skin.
I started with a travel size, but liked it so much that I ended up buying the full size! Melasma starring to fade without the harsh chemicals that the doctor prescribed. I use it twice a day and can't go without it.
Its my 3rd order already!love this as my moisturizer day or night time..makes my skin so soft and feels clean too..not greasy just right!
This serum is honestly amazing. I dont use it on my whole face cause it does leave a weird residue for me but if you use it as a spot treatment for pimples, including cystic ones, it helps get rid of them SO fast. I swear I've had cystic ones disappear overnight!!!! My cystic ones sometimes stick around for weeks on end so this was seriously amazing. It blows my mind everytime it happens. I'm about to buy the full size bottle and that'll by my first full size from SB! This is definitely a must have for me out of everything.
I will confess I resisted trying the SB toners because I was relatively happy with the inexpensive rose water toner I’ve used for years, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?
Whelp, after reading the ingredients list and other people’s reviews, I gave it a whirl and I am so happy I did. My skin wants to be mostly oily, but sometimes dry, and somehow I have to worry about fine lines, wrinkles AND pimples! This toner is a multi-tasking must have. It gently hydrates, and sets the stage for layering serums so they soak right in. My skin loves this stuff!
I have been using Snail serum on my surgical scars from ORIF ankle surgery in January (once the scars completely healed, of course), and it is amazing how fast and how well it diminishes the appearance of the scars! It lightens them and makes them less noticeable! I've been using it regularly since May, but even from one week to the next, I notice a difference. these are huge 8-inch scars, on either side of my leg, and even my surgeon remarked on how good they looked at my 6-month checkup last week! Yay Snail Serum! There's a reason it's my favorite product!
It’s has been couple of weeks and I start seeing improvements, so happy that I bought it.
I got me a little bottle of this when the cleanser sale was going on and it is quite nice. I am swapping out cleansers on a daily basis and this one is very refreshing. I is not real lather"y" but does clean nicely and leaves my face very soft and happy. The smell is delightful and makes me happy. I really do love all these cleansers so it's hard to tell which is my fav. This one is not real great near the eyes so keep that in mind.
In winter this is awesome under makeup and other things. In summer, I am finding it nice at night as a final cream before bed because my winter is coming is just too much. Try it - you'll LOVE it. Oh... and it will last you FOREVER - and if that doesn't make you calm... I don't know what will!
The texture is a bit sticky and seems thick but so far I am loving the glow and refinement this gives my skin. It absorbs a bit slowly but the results speak for themselves. I usually put it on in the morning and again before bed.
This is amazing stuff. It goes on all red and icky - you'll look like you've been out sacrificing animals - yuck! But, after letting it sit on your face for a while and rinsing it off, your skin will be so soft and clean and beautiful you will be ready to join the coven! This one is a winner for sure!
This is good for undereye circles and puffiness as well as being a great serum for a quick, minimal routine on the go. Recommended!
I’ve loved the serums in this set, but especially Marine! It’s made a huge difference for my normally sensitive, redness-prone skin. The set is a great way to try and fall in love with these products — and these sizes last a long time, too!
I was apprehensive at first to try oil as I can't forget about the teenage Oily T zone. At 65, unfortunately, still have some issues. But my nose pores have never been clean! And my skin is so soft!
I know that Magic Dragon is out of stock now -- that happens with magic, I guess. It's been a great nighttime serum for me. A little sticky, sure, but the benefits are visible in the morning. I've got a full size bottle to keep me going for a while and hope it comes back.
Love the DGBS, but this adds another special, sheer, soft-as-silk layer. Not sure if I'm Dorian Gray or Benjamin Button
If you're looking for something to add to your routine that's quick, efficient and effective, then this mask is for YOU! I was fortunate to be a tester on this item and used the travel size within 6 weeks because I loved how it made my face feel so clean! To be honest, I didn't use any other mask during this time period because it was so effective (and easy, ok I was being a little lazy with my routine too.)