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I call Asian Powerhouse my "grandmother's soup on my face" because I added an entire host of Asian herbal botanicals into this serum that remind me of soups my grandmother and mother used to make for me when I was younger to boost my health.

Asian Powerhouse Serum functions like a K-Beauty "essence" to be applied right after cleansing, and before heavier layers like the Marine Serum and facial oils. It is chock-full of Asian herbal goodies like Ginseng (anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antioxidant), Sake (helps scarring, evens skin tone), Turmeric (helps scarring, evens skin tone), Camellia Japonica (rich in vitamins A, B, D, E, and Omega 3, 6 and 9, skin-identical), Goji Berry (antioxidant-rich, helps rejuvenate sun-damaged skin), a Mushroom extract mix (anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-aging), and two types of Bamboo (extremely hydrating). Pairs extremely well with Marine Serum (which will go on after you apply Asian Powerhouse).

Made Without Parabens. Unfragranced. 100% vegan.

  • Brightening
  • Anti-Aging
  • Deep Hydration
  • Evens skin tone

Apply after double cleansing and toning, and follow with facial oils and moisturizers. Can be layered with other serums or essences, and also used as an essence toner.

Ingredients: (Distilled Water and 1% Hyaluronic Acid), Ginseng Extract, Sake Extract, Camellia Japonica Extract, Goji Berry (Wolfberry) Extract, Mushroom Extract, Bamboo Bioferment, Fermented Bamboo Water, Turmeric Extract, Green Tea (Camellia Sinesis) Extract, (Water, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Wasabia Japonica (Wasabi) Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract), (Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol).




  • 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.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 51 reviews
Tarah Haedo (New York, US)
Skin Type: Oily, Sensitive , Combination
Age: 30-39
Skin Concerns: Signs of aging, Dullness, Redness/inflammation
Excellent foundational serum

Huge fan of this serum, using it twice a day after applying toner. Really nourishes my skin!

LV (Honolulu, US)
Skin Type: Sensitive , Combination
Age: 40-49
Skin Concerns: Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Signs of aging, Redness/inflammation
Had high hopes

My expectations were raised after I read the review that healed a user’s acne. This serum stings every time I use it. I’m guessing I’ll need more time to see an improvement although I’m not sure I’ll be able to tell anyway… I think I’ve not been picking the right products and/or distracted by stellar reviews of products that are not relevant to my needs. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Otherwise the serum spreads easily enough and absorbs really quickly.

Esther H. (Philadelphia, US)
Skin Type: Combination
Age: 30-39
Skin Concerns: Dullness
subtle yet effective

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!

Ashley (Myrtle Beach, US)
Skin Type: Oily
Age: 30-39
Skin Concerns: Signs of aging, Redness/inflammation
Perfect for Oily Skin

For the last month I've been trying different serum samples (Marine, Snail, Hydra, this one) and none make my skin look and feel like APH. My skin instanly calms down and I have no redness, puffiness or overproduction of oil. I think I found a winnner. I love this so much I'd bathe in it if I could.

Kristin (Needham, US)
Skin Type: Oily, Combination
Age: 40-49
Skin Concerns: Signs of aging, Acne, Dullness, Redness/inflammation
Base layer that does it all

I have been using APH for several years now and can't imagine my skin without it. It's my base serum and I use it twice a day, every day. It is light and a few drops absorb well and cover my whole face. My skin is brighter, dark spots from old acne lesions have disappeared and my skin is the healthiest it has ever been. I struggled with acne since age 10 and now I'm in my 40s and I can *finally* say that I don't have acne anymore. APH is a must-have. It pairs nicely with Marine to make my skin happy.