First of all.. OMG! I had some idea about its effectiveness from other reviews, both from this site here and also on Facebook's many photos but seriously! I was completely blown away! I always thought I had pretty okay skin with minimal clogs and the occasional breakout here and there and just some enlarged pores around my nose area, but after using this set that I got as a sample, the grits that came out showed me how wrong I was!! The following pictures were taken because I was so amazed at its effectiveness and also I wanted a keepsake of the gross satisfaction I had from seeing all of the grits just busting out of my face!
The mask sucked out most of it, which you can see in the MANY white dots on the mask, so when I finally got to using the rose balm for the last step of this set I only managed to get 2 grits. Wow I am super excited to try this on my hubby and I am so telling my friends about it! Going to send the ugly photos to them cause its that's good! My dr pimple popper heart is so full just looking at them grits.
This stuff is amazing! It's my first product from sabbatical and my face is soooo soft. I seriously can't wait to try out other products! The cleansing balm also smells so good.
This cleanser/mask combo makes my skin feel so soft and clean. Initially, during the massage step, I would only massage for a minute or so, but find that a longer massage really helps the product work. The rose balm smells so good, too!
I love the Got Grits? mask set. I've used it once a week/once very two weeks since I first got it in mid-April (2018), and I definitely have noticed that my pores, especially on my nose which is my problem area, are smaller, cleaner, and calmer. I usually have big pores there, full of sebaceous filaments that turn into "grits" that I used to scratch off with my fingernails (I know, eww). The effect of the mask set was immediately noticeable the first time I used it. Not a lot of grits actually came out when I massaged my face with the Rose Balm, but by the end I could see the softened grits at the surface of the pores. I then washed my face with a foaming cleanser and used a cotton ball soaked in an AHA/BHA toner to wipe off the remaining grits. I had never seen the pores on my nose that clean without getting a professional facial or using a blackhead extractor tool! (which is very hard on my skin and causes peeling a few days after I use the tool, and usually the skin on my nose is red and swollen because it's a violent procedure to extract blackheads that way). I will admit that for more stubborn grits, after toning, I've sometimes squeezed them out gently with my fingers; however, they popped out so easily that I didn't damage my skin at all.
My forehead has also looked a lot smoother, the lines there less noticeable, and the skin tone itself more even.
In terms of scent, I LOVE the smell of the Rose Balm. I'm normally sensitive to the chemicals in scents, but this is so natural that it feels luxurious and calming.
The whole process takes a while because of the waiting time for both the mask and the balm, but it's worth it when it's both effective and so appealing to the senses. On the days when I don't have an extra 30 minutes for the Bethany charcoal mask, I will just mask and massage with the Rose Balm. I think that this technique has made my pores less noticeable overall.
This set has done wonders for my skin, and my teenage daughters. Really clears up spots whilst hydrating your skin for a nice youthful look.
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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