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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
  • Helps acne
  • Brightens skin
  • Evens skin tone, reduces appearance of age spots
  • Non irritating form of retinol for sensitive skin

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.

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.




  • 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.
  • 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 60 reviews
Emily Kane (Philadelphia, US)
Skin Type: Combination
Age: 30-39
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.

Leslie Cockrum
Skin Type: Combination
Age: 40-49
Skin Concerns: Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Signs of aging, Acne, Dullness, Redness/inflammation
Results After Just 3 Weeks Stunned Me!

I was gifted some birthday money so I could order what I wanted from Sabbatical Beauty. Being a first time customer I took the beauty quiz and was matched with three products including this one. The Dorian Gray serum has absolutely made a difference to my skin. I have rosacea, broken blood vessels, redness, early signs of wrinkles, acne scars and large pores. I took some before and during photos to track the progress- and even missed a day here and there- but I can actually SEE that my skin is more supple, evenly toned and healthier looking than on day 1. I am excited to keep up my skin care with a company I am loving so much!

Stephanie Jackson (Philadelphia, US)
Skin Type: Oily, Sensitive , Combination
Age: 50-59
Skin Concerns: Signs of aging, Acne
Won't be without it

My skin suffered when this was temporarily unavailable during early lockdown! Fortunately we beat back the damage when it came back in stock. There's nothing like it for retaining moisture and coping with signs of aging.

Kathleen Woods-Smith (Seattle, US)
Skin Type: Dry
Age: 60-69
Skin Concerns: Signs of aging
Must have!

This serum, along with Marine, are my new go-tos. A little goes a long way. The travel size lasted for weeks. My next purchase will be a full-size vial.

Maria Alcalde (Brunswick, US)
Skin Type: Sensitive
Age: 40-49
Skin Concerns: Signs of aging, Dullness

This is my favorite of the products I've tried. I can tell the difference in my skin, particularly living in cold Maine climate . I'm on my third bottle and this is one I'll want to keep using long term