I've long dealt with adult acne, and as the daughter of a dermatologist, I can attest I've had the privilege to try just about everything under the sun that dermatologists recommend without finding a solution (mostly because there seems to be too much focus among MDs on washing away oil and not enough on finding a healthy balance of moisture). I've had to figure out what works on my own, and figured out some of the same solutions Koh has (but she has gone oh-so-much further on the research and trial train). This set worked great for keeping my skin soft while getting rid of acne. I find I only need to use the full set once or twice a week, except I only occasionally use the camel/yeast mask (which doesn't smell great) and I only need the camel milk cream in winter. So this set has lasted me a year and been effective, which made the high price seem worth it.
Not a fan of the cream (too thick) but otherwise love the products. I found it was better to use them intermittently at night and moisturize in between nights- or I got a bit dry and irritated. Rose cleansing balm smells amazing but you need the other rose product to get it off, which smells pretty earthy. Asian powerhouse and marine serum work well on my acne, eye oil is nice.
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.
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The consistency of Calm Cream is perfect for hot summer days if I’m staying indoors and not using a moisturizer/SPF combo or if I’m also not layering on a regular SPF. I originally thought it might be more appropriate for a night cream, but I love the silky texture. It also offers a lightweight feel. My skin responds well to it and feels super moisturized even as the temps in my house fluctuate due to air conditioning use this hot and humid July. It also doesn’t make my skin feel or look oily, which is important. I like feeling dewy, but not looking greasy.
This is my main sleep pack. Smells so good, makes me sleepy, and my skin feels divine in the AM. I will say that this product sits on my skin a bit more than other sleep packs (like Sake and Rice), but it definitely does the job and is sooooo pleasant. The lavender smells and the amethyst stones set me at ease as the day melts away.
This is a staple! Don't pass it up, and I also recommend the Beauty Oil. I use them both (Beauty Oil only at night), and they have certainly turned back the clock on my skin in a few months' time (and no need to sell your soul like DG himself!)
I had a travel size of this, used it as a toner, and fell in love with the smell and feel of it. I bought a full size, and my skin began to react negatively to it--it dries out my skin a little bit if I use it every day. For me, it is more effective as an occasional cleanser (even just as a pass with a cotton ball before my Goat Milk and Rice cleanse), rather than a daily toner. It smells really good, and it is still in my rotation, but not as frequently as it used to be.
If the phrase "winter is coming" makes you think of medieval wars and conflict, think again! This winter is a beautiful winter! And I love it in the summer, too! I use this at night before bed a couple of times a week, at the very end of my routine. It smells divine, and is a very thick serum--i.e. when I go to bed, it is still on my face. Takes a long time for it to absorb. But when I wake up in the morning, my skin is so fresh and divine. Highly recommend. This is a mainstay for me, winter or not!
This was one of my first SB products, and I just love it. I just use a teeny bit all over my skin at the end of my routine, and I feel like it seals in all the serum goodness, and evens out my skin tone. Love it, will always use this!
I only have a travel size of this, but I keep asking myself why I don't just go ahead and buy the FS. It is a fabulous moisturizer, absorbs well, is not oily or greasy at all, and smells great. I have normal skin--not too dry, not too oily--and I have some fine lines and sometimes larger pores on my cheeks. This is a totally solid moisturizer for me. (I should buy the FS!)
I use this product in the daytime or evening, especially when I have a big meeting or event (or date!). It has an almost cosmetic effect that makes my skin glow instantly. And I just feel a little extra special spreading gold flakes on to my skin. It also smells sooooo good.
Do not pass up the Dorian Gray Beauty Oil! I use this at night as my last step before my sleep pack, and let me just say that when I wake up, my skin is so smooth. I feel like since I have been using this my skin is supple and healthy as if I was--you guessed it--years younger. Can't say enough about this product. I have always used it alongside the serum, so it is hard for me to separate their effects greatly, but this one is definitely heavier and goes on later in the routine, and acts more as a moisturizer for me. But get both! You won't regret it!
This was one of the first SB products that I tried, and I just purchased my third full size bottle of it. I use it towards the beginning of my routine, right after my toner, and before Dorian Grey serum. My skin just drinks it right up, and it feels so nourishing.
I am a fan of multiple sleep packs, but this one smells divine, and absorbs quickly on my skin. I can feel my pores just drinking it up, and of all the sleep packs I use (Lavender Snow + Winter is Coming) this one definitely absorbs more quickly and less product is left on my skin when I fall asleep. I love it!
I love this mask! The smell is wonderful, and my skin feels luscious and moisturized after I use it. My favorite to put on at night while I do the crossword before bed, followed by my SB routine. I use it about once a week, so a travel size is good for me, and lasts for a while.
Long, long ago, I remember when SB first started and a friend of mine was visiting with her kaboodle of skin care products, I was introduced to Bethany Charcoal Mask. I was just learning about skin care (and self care), particularly as a cisgender man of color who was never taught to value said things--even as a queer man--because they were seen as too feminine, too indulgent, too expensive. But I have come around especially as I have gotten older (and perhaps wiser). Masks are lovely, especially simple ones. It can be a little messy for the uninitiated and never post a picture of yourself in it, but it is worth dedicating a Bethany Charcoal Mask Memorial Towel (TM). It leaves my skin soft, smooth, open, refreshed, and ready for moisturizing. Most of all, Bethany Charcoal Mask is simple, elegant, straightforward, and a lovely way to spend fifteen minutes in your own skin, in your own thoughts.
This is my go to product! I love that the first ingredients are aloe vera and sake, two great things for skin. It keeps my skin looking fresh and young! I get so many compliments and sent a few friends over to buy and they love it as well! My only dislike is the fragrance added, sometimes it gives me a migraine, I don't do well with fragrances and prefer none but other than that it's great. The full size easily lasts me many months. I use it every couple days before I go to bed.
I loved this experience, I feel like I was able to enjoy a $300 spa day from home... for only $80!! Adeline and Dawn were filled with knowledge and enthusiasm. I learned new techniques and tips about layering. It was a safe space to "geek out" about skincare. ( I got grits!!!) I was able to try so many new products and even tester products. ( love the kombucha foaming vleanse I was happy to receive foil packets that were specific to my needs.
I really appreciated the attention to detail that went into the Sip, Shop & Skin party. From an incredible personalized skin routine that introduced me to new products that I really liked, to a drink with ingredients that are beneficial to skin, to soothing music, essential oils and grounding breaths to start and end, it felt like everything was designed to provide a relaxing, personal experience. There was plenty of time to ask questions, and I learned a lot about why and how the products work. In addition, it was really great to see and talk with people who up to this point I only saw in the Facebook group. I would definitely recommend this, it was an incredible experience.
I joined the first virtual Sip, Shop, and Skin party in July 2020. As a newbie to the brand, I was eager to try some of the products and also pick the SB team’s brains about application order and tips.
I’ll admit I was a smidge nervous that I had just signed myself up for a 90-minute hard sales pitch. But, those fears were unfounded.
Prior to the event, I received the signature blue box with my “cocktail” for the Sip portion of the event, along with delicately packed foil packets of my regimen, a head band, and instruction card. That coupled with 2 email touches offered instructions settled any nerves that I had about being underprepared.
The party itself was a low key, good time, similar to a night gabbing with girlfriends. The attendees were a perfect mix of women who were super experienced with the products and newer fans like myself. Hearing about the Holy Grail products from the other women was a treat, particularly those with similar skin concerns as mine.
Adeline walked us through each step, explaining why she created each, the formulation, and best practice application and answering questions about how to fit a specific product into an existing skincare routine. It was really casual and free flowing discussion, and, honestly the 90-minutes flew by!
There was zero push to purchase products (although by the end of the session, I had already ordered 4 via my cell phone, because they were that good!). The morning after, my skin glowed as if I had a hydrafacial, and I felt centered in the way that only taking 90-minutes out for self care and socialization can do!
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.
This is my go-to summer cleanser. Light, effective, non-drying, yet works to get the grime and sweat off!
This bottle has truly changed the way I start my day. Every time I drink from it, I feel calm, centered and ready to start my day. If you're looking to reconnect with yourself, this is the product for you and totally worth it.
Not only does the scrub have the most delicious smell, it makes my skin feel great after I use it. I've used it both as a mask (and left it on for about ten or so minutes) and then just as a scrub in the shower. Both times I enjoyed the exfoliation and the silkiness that it left my skin feeling. I can't wait to order the regular size. I started with the travel size just to test it out and fell in love. Highly recommend.
The bottle is beautiful, and the difference in your water is amazing! I have to admit, I was skeptical at first. But you really CAN taste a difference between water charged in this bottle, and water from a regular bottle. Not only does it taste different, but it makes you feel different as well- more calm, peaceful and grounded. It's like brewing yourself a magic potion! I also have to mention the infuser that comes with the bottle, because I absolutely love it. I use it in this bottle if I want to make flavored water/cold tea, but I also now use it to replace my regular infusers that I've used for making hot tea in the past. I highly recommend this water bottle!
This is usually just a holiday/winter product, but there are a few jars left. So why am I writing this review, since I NEED MORE and you might now go buy them all? I am because I have come to love this product. Yes, it is pricey and I am a cheap-ass generally. I never thought I would spend anything on skincare. However, starting with Sabbatical Beauty 4 years ago, I have learned so much. I have dry skin. I am 53. I find that this cream as the last step of my daily routine has become a way to show love for myself and my skin. The flecks of gold are REAL y'all. I feel all sparkly. It is a soft, luxurious cream that smells delightful. I agonized about getting a full size jar, but it lasted forever and now they are gone! I am hording travel sizes until I can buy a full size again this coming fall/winter/holiday time. It's gorgeousness for you in a jar.
I bought this to give myself a lovely way to hand sanitize, and it was money well spent! Smells lovely and feels really good on my skin.
My skin has had an oily sheen and large, clogged pores for as long as I can remember. I thought people with smooth skin and invisible pores used photoshop or loads of makeup- it had to be artifice. Since using this serum, I have literally watched my pores shrink. I have areas on my nose and cheeks where pores are no longer visible, and the others are continuing to get smaller. In addition, my skin is matte and smooth. This product has had the most immediate, significant, visible difference on my skin. My skin is very sensitive, but this product has been gentle despite being super powerful.
I have this and I absolutely love it. One good thing to know, it fits comfortably in my little hand. (Only 5" from wrist to the tip of my middle finger) The tall thin shape allows me to grip with confidence. I have the rose gold one it's beautiful and perfect, just like everything else SB does.
I like this product because it's super lightweight, and it feels super refreshing.
I use this set twice a day with the rose quartz roller and I can absolutely see a difference; but more importantly I can feel the difference and it's amazing.
My daughter and I absolutely love the bethany mask! It's the best for bringing out impurities without any harsh removal, and the less harsh the better!
I got the rose gold Self Care bottle because it is so pretty to look at, and I need constant reminders to drink water because I really do not like to drink water. I thought this will do the trick to make me reach for the bottle to hydrate. So I let the water sit overnight by the window and when I had my first sip, I was sold. My tap water do not taste like expensive bottled water (hence no surprises I don't like water eh?) but the charged crystal water tasted mildly sweeter, and more 'rounded' on my tongue. I would say my tap water tastes like a tart and dry wine, while the crystal water tastes like a fine, rounded wine without the hint of dryness and tartness? I am so impressed, I immediately ordered the Grounded Boss bottle. And guess what? I prefer the Grounded Boss to the Self Care! It tasted even better to me and I have feedback from friends that I sound more grounded and aware of my own needs since having the bottle (I am known to give in to unreasonable demands at home and end up having a hard time coping with my own emotional and physical well-being). In short, they see me taking better care of myself. These days, sipping from the bottles soothes me both visually (I mean, aren't they pretty??) and emotionally. Oh, and did I mention that now that I am drinking water regularly, my lips peel less and my skin is also looking better from the hydration it should have gotten all along?
Love love love love! I don’t know if the bottle is my favorite part, the beautiful dried botanicals, the smell of the Ylang Yland and Lemon Balm Leaf, or the fact it leaves my hands feeling clean AND soft. They’re all my favorite part! Would highly recommend!
My favorite part of my day is cleansing with my beauty water! The scent is AMAZING and the cleanse leaves you feeling so refreshed. Definitely a staple in my routine.