I have this set as recommended as a starter kit for begin my new skin routine. I was worried as I have very sensitive/oily skin. Every little change in product can flare up my skin. I was skeptical and yet desperate about managing my skin. I was amazed how the Rose Balm oil really spread. A little really does goes a long way. I was cautious about using oil at first but to remove the proper way really does a clean job. The rose foaming cleanser leaves the face smooth. the SB power duo is amazing. The ingredients are really active. I can feel my skin very smooth after just 1 application! The camel Yeast mask is also the first mask I've ever used that brings immediate result. One application smoothed my skin and overnight spot treatment helps to soothe my angry acne. Basically, this is a very good starter for very oily skin. My skin is no longer red and itchy. Applying makeup is easier and does not oxidized. My skin looks good even after a long day at work. Even it if my gets oily at the end of the day, it doesn't look flushed angry. Skin looks smooth. I would add in Maple essence toner and Peat Piper at entry level too.
I have very sensitive skin & allergic to a lot of products. The first time I tried the camel milk & yeast mask my face feel tingling sensation. Thinking that it's normal I continued to use it for about a week. Doesn't get any better. I find the rose cleansing balm is too thick consistency, not easy to wash off especially with the rose foaming cleanser. I have to wash it again using my own cleanser. The camel milk cream is too thick & dry, difficult to spread. The marine & Asian powerhouse serum smell unpleasant. I stop using it all together after I got really bad reaction to it. My face red, with big spot all over my face. I dare not to use any products on my face for two weeks after that. I still have a few spots but less visible.
Will have to look for products that suit my skin again.
My favorites in the set are the Rose Foaming Cleanser, APH, Marine and the Camel Milk & Yeast mask. My face would feel soft and clean washing with the Rose FC (on its own, or as a 2nd step cleanser if I have make-up on), it doesn't feel tight or dry at all. I've tried both the Rose Cleansing Balm and the Vacuum Cleansing Oil as a makeup remover and 1st step cleanser, my personal preference is still the VCO.
I like the plumping effect Marine serum has on my face, and the CM&Y mask is like the best acne treatment ever! I notice that my acne will become smaller and less red/painful, without my skin drying or flaking, if I leave the mask on the entire night.
I found the Camel Milk Cream tricky to spread on my face by just dabbing some directly on my skin (always end up using more than I should), so I mix it with a few drops of my favourite Dorian Gray beauty oil before applying.
Initially I thought I was allergic to the APH or Marine or some other SB products I was using at the same time, when some rashes came up on my neck. But these rashes went off after a week. I guess I was changing my routine too fast and probably using too much of some products (fyi, I applied mid day too when I was home the entire day). My suggestion for those who are new to SB is to pace out their use of SB products initially, and remember a little of the product is often enough to see effect due to the many active ingredients in it.
The best thing about this kit is getting to try everything. This is way more of a process of cleaning and caring for my skin than I have ever committed to before, so I appreciate having everything to try at once. I also appreciate not having to guess which ones I should start with, so taking the guess work out of choosing introductory products counts for sooooo much. I have quickly discovered that I need a more moisturizery moisturizer and that I'd like to try some of the masks. I also discovered that I quite like two step cleansing and its interesting to me that I can keep my eyes open for the rose balm step since it there aren't soap bubbles flying around! Five stars for not having to choose products and getting to try a whole bunch of things at once.
I ordered this because my skin has been breaking out like crazy - more than ever before- and I finally realized that my salicylic acid attack in it was making it worse. I love the rose cleanser and love the camel cream and found the camel and yeast great for spot treating. I felt so so about the serums- sometimes putting them both in felt like too much and made me feel sticky. But I’m def going to buy full sized versions of everything else!
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I purchased the sample size Revive at the end of 2016. By the end of January 2017, I was a Sabbatical Beauty convert for life. This set completely changed both my face and my attitude about skincare. Morning and night, I would use the products according to the sample routine card that came with the set, starting with the Beauty Water (just a tiny tingle!). With repeated usage, I became much more aware of how my skin responded to each product - in my case, that meant dropping the Winter is Coming from my face routine (and instead, using it on my hair to tame frizz). Of all the products in the set, the APH and Marine serums are my favorites, indeed, they're some of my favorites out of everything I've tried from Sabbatical Beauty. APH refreshes, and Marine calms the redness that used to be a problem for my sensitive skin. If you're curious about the SB routine, this kit is perfect to get started.
I have extremely sensitive skin, get super-dry patches in winter, am prone to breakouts (hormonal and stress-related) and live in a desert. This makes finding a moisturizer challenging. Enter Calm cream, which I started using in January of this year. It's thick and creamy, but my winter-dry sky just drinks it up. For the long winter here, Calm cream is my go-to moisturizer; I use it as the final step before sunscreen in my morning routine, and at night, I'll put a thicker layer of it on to use as a sleeping pack.
The rest of the year, I find it's more than I need for my daily moisturizer, so I rotate it with my other SB sleeping packs, and I also use it on my feet. Calm cream is a wonderful overnight treatment for flip-flop feet!
This is a product I'll be ordering again, for me and for my daughter who tends to love vegan products. With either double cleansing or by itself, I love the gentle effective cleansing and the cool, refreshing feel. Moreover, even though I loved the way that the Aloe & Oat Cleanser worked, I never loved the bland scent. For me, just smelling this a treat!
When Janah's Strawberry Serum first arrived, I loved the scent, but just sort of left it on the shelf. Now that I'm thick in the hellish heat of summer, I appreciate it so much! It absorbs quickly, with no stickiness. The scent is refreshing & cooling somehow — when I use it after the cucumber mint foaming cleanser, my skin and senses feel alive and happy. It also leaves my skin ready for any other serum or cream I feel like using; it's the perfect summer first layer. I'm so glad I have the subscription box, because I might have missed this otherwise.
Don't let the 'oil' in its name scare you. I live in a humid tropical climate and am prone to acne, and DGO has done nothing but good for my skin. I love everything about it; it smells like a very expensive rose perfume, it absorbs very quickly into the skin and doesn't leave you feeling heavy and oily, and it makes me look all glowy the morning after. On my lazy days, I just cleanse, tone, and slather on this amazing product.
This is a lovely product for the sensitive skin around your eyes. It's nourishing moisturizing, soothing, and has helped diminish the fine lines around my eyes. Now that the skin is healthier, I've noticed I use less makeup around my eyes (specifically concealer) and it applies better. No matter what routine I'm using this will always be part of it, morning and night.
While it's not one of the listed benefits, I've noticed my eyebrows and lashes have grown more, too. I finally have enough eyebrows that I can actually shape them instead of just filling them in with makeup.
I have normal /combination skin so some moisturizers are too thick for my skin. This cream is perfection. I can only echo the postitive comments others have already mentioned. It gives good coverage, isn't too thick, absorbs well leaving my skin feeling velvety. I can (& do) use this in all types of weather- including high temps and humidity. The scent is delightful, the results are amazing. This has become a core part of my routine.
Foaming Rose Cleanser is a staple in my routine! If you need help keeping your skin clear, perhaps from minor or micro acne, this product is a must. The rose cleanser not only smells fantastic, it has truly helped my skin stay clear and bright.
Absolutely worth it's price! It helps keep my skin clear, it's a joy to use, and it lasts such a long time! Highly recommend
I use this product both as a mask as well as an overnight spot treatment.
When I have breakouts, this product helps minimize the scope as well as the recovery time. It's also been helpful with some blemishes that I thought were permanent-- they've minimized in appearance and inflammation over time.
This product is one I always have to have in stock: it's wonderful for prevention as well as a remedy.
This was one of the first SB products that I've tried and it's remained a staple. Beauty water is perfect as a toner &/or Micellar water. It's cleaning, calming, toning, is great for prepping your skin for serums and /or oils or makeup. It's helped with irritation and discoloration, especially around my eyes. This is one product I always have to have in stock!
My once a month without fail hormonal acne scars fade quickly and the scent of the rose balm is excellent. My skin is rather clear and the pimples I do get are 1 or 2 that come and go. It may be from this set or may be from the general sense of calm I feel knowing that I'm taking care of myself and using products that nourish my skin instead of trying to shred acne away.
I love moisturizing, cleansing oils almost as much as I love leave-on masks. The combination is perfect! My skin feels clean and soft after this mask. There is a barely-there scent - I can't tell what is is, but it is warm and well-rounded and natural. Picture is me wearing my Nourish Mask to rejuvenate after coming home from work :)
My skin has been super cranky lately but it loves this serum! It's helped even the tone and added an extra glow. I also don't mind the scent; it reminds me of my nana's spanicopita!
So, I officially have an SB problem. Thank goodness for all the promos they offer to help afford my SB addiction. I have been a skin care junkie since for many, many years now and these products just work. Even though I love the double cleanse method I do hate the cleansing balm. I have already bought the full size asian powerhouse serum and will buy the full size camel milk cream and mask. I'm on the fence with the marine, but this stuff seriously makes you beautiful. I have had hormonal acne since I was 20. Seven years later I think I have finally found my holy grail. I'm including a photo of me. Just woke up flawless. By the way, I have already placed 3 more orders that I am anxiously awaiting.
I had an accident with my cat one day where he got scared while I was holding him and he ended up biting through my top and bottom lips. I had to have 17 stitches and I honestly thought my face would never look the same again. The doctors told me I'd probably have red scars above and below my mouth forever. I had just joined SB a week or so before the accident and my friends there suggested I try R&H on the area because the honey in it was healing. I did and the results were seriously staggering. People I worked with were shocked at how fast the area healed up. My doctors were amazed. I now have almost no visible scarring and one would have to look very close to know anything ever even happened to me. I'm forever thankful to SB for saving my face and R&H cream has a permanent place on my shelf.
I love these Sheet Masks. They're perfect for boosting your moisturisers power and wonderful with the wash off masks too. I love anything with Rose scent and especially like using these Sheet Masks with the delicious Camellia Rose wash off mask ~ Heaven