In this interview, we speak to one of our favorite community members, Charmaine Heath! Originally from the UK, Char now lives in France and is one of the most lovely people we know.
Char Today (lipstick and mascara only!)
Thanks so much for agreeing to do this interview! Tell us about yourself.
I am 46 years of age, married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren and I'm a Holistic Therapist specialising in massage and Crystal healing therapy and aromatherapy. I also help others battling with mental health illnesses (like myself) with Talk Therapy.
How did you learn about Sabbatical Beauty?
I discovered SB by luck whilst searching the Etsy platform. I was looking for a Natural, Korean Type Skincare Range.
What convinced you to try the products?
Firstly the main thing that convinced me to try the products was the fact that the active ingredients were so amazingly high and they didn't contain unnecessary fillers and such. Also the option to purchase sample sizes to check the products work for you and do not cause irritation or allergic reactions is awesome.
Can you tell us about results you’ve had with Sabbatical Beauty?
My personal results since first using SB products back in March is truly outstanding. Wrinkles and fine lines are far less visible and in some areas have totally vanished. My skin texture is now much more smooth and plumped and looks more youthful. My hubby says I glow . Also I've learnt that self care and self love is so important and totally necessary.
Char's Before and After pictures with Sabbatical Beauty!
What’s your desert island SB product, and why?
My desert island SB product would have to be the Soy and Rice mask scrub because it's so versatile. It can be used as a cleanser, a scrub and a mask. It smells divine and leaves my skin smoother and brighter.
Are you a part of the Sabbatical Beauty Facebook community? How does it help your enjoyment and use of the products?
I am happy to be part of the SB FB Community because it's so much more than a place to discuss Skincare. It's full of caring, loving, supportive people, many of which I'm happy to now call good friends.This community is a safe, sacred place for me where I feel I can talk freely about everything and anything without being judged or criticized.
What advice would you give to a potential first time buyer?
My advice for any potential first time buyer would definitely be Start with sample sizes and patch test first, these products have super powers and your skin may need time to adjust.
Introduce new products one at a time and slowly and definitely move to the double cleansing method. Oh and get the Anti-aging Eye Gel-Oil those were huge game changers for me and AAEGO is so, so versatile it's not just for eyes
Thanks so much for talking to us today!
Thank you so much for inviting me to do this interview, it's been an absolute pleasure and honour. SB, Adeline and the Elves I Love You
WHY SABBATICAL BEAUTY?
WHY CHOOSE US?
- 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.
- Our products are manufactured in-house by a small team of women in Philadelphia, PA, in small batches, with love.
- Our products are never tested on animals, just Adeline and Sabbatical Beauty employees.
- Everyone who works for Sabbatical Beauty earns a living wage.
WHAT DO PEOPLE LOVE ABOUT SABBATICAL BEAUTY?
- Our stuff works. And works quickly, period. And we sell sample sizes, so you don't need to commit a lot financially to test if a product works for your individual skin chemistry.
- Our mission as a feminist company is not to sell you skincare as something that you need, but rather a routine that will help you with prioritizing yourself and own needs for self-care.
- Our products come with an amazing, supportive Facebook community of people always willing to help, even in issues outside of skincare.
- We have a generous thirty day returns and refunds policy.
Why Our Customers Love Usfrom 1953 reviews
This is the perfect cream to wear at night. My skin feels so hydrated without feeling greasy or heavy.
This toner is straight up magic. I started using it, and patting it gently into my skin, and I feel like my skin looks younger. Obviously, I love it!!
As soon as I started using this cleanser, I noticed the redness in my face start to go away. I’ve tried so many different products before coming across Sabbatical Beauty, and this is by far the best! I can’t believe how quickly my skin responded!
This is the absolute best oil cleanser I have ever used! It works so well without leaving any kind of residue, and I love how my skin feels after I use it! It’s the perfect first step to my skincare routine.
I love this cleanser so much. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and moisturized and the scent is amazing. Perfect for oily skin on hot days
I have been using this in the last step of my routine as a moisturizer for about 6+ months. This pressed serum really hydrates my skin without leaving any residue. I wake up with dewy, hydrated skin :)
Huge fan of this serum, using it twice a day after applying toner. Really nourishes my skin!
Nice product, highly recommend. I use it every other day with the charcoal mask!
This cute little potion seemingly does wonders for the skin. Its made with some yeast so it smells a little funky. But it immediately started to improve the look and feel of my skin. I am using it in combination with the vacuum oil cleanser and the rose cleanser. It feels good to know that your feeding your skin the good stuff.
This cleanser instantly cleans your pores. Even those nasty little blackheads that form around your nose in places that are hard to reach. Not only does it make your face look clean, it also feels clean. This oil cleanser leaves the skin feeling really healthy.
I tried the travel size Got Grits set and fell in love with both products but ran out of the mask first. At first my skin reacted with bumps and I thought it was too harsh but I have it another go after a week or so, and oh my word my face is so soft and smooth after every application! The exfoliation is very gentle even though I can feel the fine grains as I wash the mask off. Super easy to apply and washes clean (recommend to was off in the shower for the least mess).
This was just the right serum to serve as a base for all other serums to add onto. This serum helped my face feel neutralized, clean and soaked in well as opposed to just sitting on top of my skin. I tried the sample which was a perfect size for me to try and get a sense of its effectiveness. I will be sure to buy the full size soon!
I was in mourning for Peppermint Beauty Water until I tried Mugwort. I use it at night when I can't face the duck bath of double cleansing (which is most nights). The classic Beauty Water is a bit harsh for my skin. Mugwort gives my skin a glow with no added redness. I think this is the perfect product for anyone with sensitive skin or redness. <3
After a few months of being obsessed with the oil cleanser but trying to use up my previous facial cleanser, I was convinced to try a sample of this kombucha cleanser. I will never go back. I love the feel of the low foam and this washes so clean without any drying or tightness of my skin. My skin tone has also improved in just a few weeks of use along with the sake splash mask a few times a week.
This cream is a wonderful treat for my aging, dry, sensitive skin. I layer it over Marine and Dorian Grey sera, add a thin skin oil on top, then do gua sha massage. My husband has remarked that my skin glows.