One of Sabbatical Beauty's OG hits is the Dorian Gray's Serum - named after the novel of the same name by one of my favorite 19th century authors, the flamboyant Oscar Wilde. The titular Dorian Gray was a beautiful young man who never seemed to age because he made a deal with the devil. His body would never age, while the portrait of him would age hidden away in a closet.
Drawing from this inspiration we've created our most potent anti-aging serum, so that your face will stay the same without the assistance of an aging portrait in a hidden closet. This serum contains a very mild retinol (5%) which is delivered in liposome form to improve deliverability of the active ingredient, and a very stable and gentle Vitamin C in terms of a Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate liposome. Other yumminess includes Ceramides (skin-identical lipids that help moisturize and fill in the appearance fine lines), Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, and two types of Yeast Extract (to brighten and soothe your skin). I also infused the Dorian Gray serum with fermented lactobacillus, which enhances cell turnover and increasing hydration for potent anti-aging results.
Full Size: 30ml Travel Size: 5ml
Decreases appearance of fine lines
Evens skin tone, reduces appearance of age spots
Non irritating form of retinol for sensitive skin
Instructions:Apply after double cleansing and toning as your second serum. Follow with facial oils and/or moisturizers. Use sunscreen while using this product. Avoid use during pregnancy.
Ingredients: Yeast Extract, MAP Liposome, Lycopene Bioferment, Centella Asiatica Extract, Wild Orchid Extract, Grape Seed Extract, (Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Poly 20, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Plamitoyl Tetrapeptide-7), (Barley extract, Sandalwood extract & Phellodendron), (Water & Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment & Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment & Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment & Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment & Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment), Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Retinol Lipsome, (Soybean Seed Extract & Ceramide 3), Polysorbate 80, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, (Sodium acrylate, acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, isohexadecane, polysorbate 80), (Water, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Wasabia Japonica (Wasabi) Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract), (Water & Saccharomyces Lysate Extract), Optiphen.
This is my favorite SB product. It has made such a difference in my skin and definitely wards off the wrinkles. I am 48 and have been using this for a year.
Hi Tanya, We are so happy to hear that you're loving the Dorian Gray's Serum and are glad you're part of the Sabbatical Beauty family! - SB Team
Im in my mid 30s and have some wrinkles in my forehead and some crows feet. After using Dorian Gray since October, I started to see some improvement after about 3 months. My crows feet are less prominent and the wrinkles, while still present, are less prominent too. I like the clean neutral scent and since I only use this at night time, it don’t clash with the other oils I use on my body or face after I shower/wash my face nightly. It seeps into the skin really well and the bottle lasts a long time. Since October I’ve purchased 1 travel size and 1 full size. The full size still have about 1/4 of the product left.
Hi Sonjachardé, Thank you for writing such a thorough review. We are so glad to hear you're loving the Dorian Gray's Serum! - SB Team
As someone who has had lifelong issues with dry skin that gets flaky especially in the winter and especially when trying to apply make up, this serum is a lifesaver. It’s so moisturizing and I do feel that the look of my skin has improved since using it as well. I’ve tried so many other serums and not have delivered the results that this one has. It will always be in my skincare regimen!
Finally! This has been the only retinol formula that my very sensitive skin can handle. I love the texture and the lack of scent. Hands down the best retinol serum or cream that I have used.
I've used DG for at least four years now and consider it a key staple on my SB shelf. It makes a real difference to the texture and appearance of my aging fair skin.