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  • Description
  • Key Benefits
  • How to Use
  • Ingredients

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.
  • Everyone who works for Sabbatical Beauty earns a living wage.


  • 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.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 48 reviews
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.

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.

Skin Type: Combination
Age: 30-39
Skin Concerns: Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Acne, Dullness
Works with marine to lighten scarring

This is one of the few products I've first used from SB. I have first got it from the rescue set kit.. I think this serum together with Marine has work to help with my cystic acne scarring. My scarring has very much improved after the rescue set and I felt APH played a huge role in that. This is a repurchase after my sample size runs out.

Skin Type: Sensitive , Combination
Age: 20-29
Skin Concerns: Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Acne, Redness/inflammation
Make-Up Free Confidence After a Long Battle with Acne

Sabbatical is my favorite skin care company and has SAVED MY SKIN! I've been battling cystic acne since I was 13 years old. I found myself getting cortisone injections in my face multiple times a month and tried dozens of topical treatments for 10 years. Years of popping pimples and burning acne off with chemicals left my skin with a lot of scarring and discoloration. Eventually I stumbled upon Sabbatical Beauty, and now I will never use another skin care line again! In just a few months my skin has absolutely transformed. No more cystic acne. No more scarring. No more dryness. No more irritated bumps. No more make-up! And feeling more beautiful than ever. I have never been the kind of person to feel confident without at least a layer of powder, but now I simply don't need it. Although I love all SB products I've tried, I genuinely believe that this serum is the main contributor. It heals my acne, scarring, and discoloration, and it leaves my skin feeling radiant every time. Look at me, I'm glowing! The results you see here are a result of this serum paired with the aloe and oat cleanser. I also use the camel milk and yeast mask for spot treating when needed (which is no longer very often). I have never felt inclined to leave reviews on anything until I found Sabbatical Beauty.

Skin Type: Normal
Age: 40-49
Skin Concerns: Signs of aging, Dullness
Mainstay in my routine

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.