One of my OG hits is my Dorian Gray 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 such that his body would never age, while the portrait of him would age hidden away in a closet.
I took this inspiration to create my 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.
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 and before moisturizers and sleeping creams.
Note: contains Retinol, which should be avoided during pregnancy. Our retinol is generally well tolerated by those with sensitive skin.
Note 2: contains Vitamin C and Retinol, which makes your skin sun sensitive. Sunscreen should be worn when using all retinol products, regardless of brand, even indoors.
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!
Stephanie Justice-Bitner (Berwick, US)
Skin Type:Dry, Sensitive
Skin Concerns:Signs of aging, Redness/inflammation
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.
Gretchen (Potsdam, US)
Skin Type:Dry, Sensitive
Skin Concerns:Signs of aging, Dullness
Dorian Gray--a classic
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.
Laura Reichle (Pennsburg, US)
Skin Concerns:Dark spots/scarring/discoloration
I bought this serum based on a recommendation from a friend and it has worked wonders. I use it along with the vacuum cleanser and botanical toner and my skin has drastically improved. Well worth the money.
Emily Kane (Philadelphia, US)
Skin Concerns:Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Signs of aging, Dullness
Smell is funky but gorgeous skin is worth it
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.