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  • Key Benefits
  • How To Use
  • Ingredients

I've often been asked to turn my Lift Serum (which firms, tones and lifts sagging skin) into a cream-- and here it is. It contains some of the most expensive and effective ingredients I've ever experimented with: Ceramide 1 and Ceramide 3. Other actives include: red Irish moss, fermented copper, Kombu extract, pea peptide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 (synthetic peptide for firming skin), Barley, sandalwood and pomegranate sterols. This has been a SB tester favorite.

Warning: it also has a pungent odor. I tried reformulating it but testers were clamoring for the original to come out, so here it is in all its effective glory!

Travel size 5ml: $47 | Full Size 1 oz. $147

  • Diminishes appearance of fine lines
  • Lifting
  • Firming
  • Plumping
  • Toning

Apply as a serum or as a moisturizer (can be used to substitute for both steps).

Ingredients: Chrondus Crispus Extract, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Glycerin & Astaxanthin, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Peptide, Laminaria Japonica (Kombu) Extract, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract & Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Extract & Phellodendron,  Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Punica Granatum  (Pomegranate) Sterols, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate & Lactobacillus & Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Polyacrylate-13 & Polyisobutene & Polysorbate 20, Ceramide 1, Ceramide 3, Sodium Carbomer.




  • 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 7 reviews
Skin Type: Dry, Sensitive
Age: 50-59
Skin Concerns: Signs of aging, Dullness
Worth the price!

I really wanted to try this, but I had a hard time justifying the price point to myself. Even though I know from experience that Sabbatical Beauty project ACTUALLY WORK. After seeing some amazing results on other SB folks, I decided to take the plunge and splurge on the travel size. Well. I've included photos. This. Serum. Works. It not only works, it works FAST. I'm in my 50s and my regular routine has done wonders for my face, neck, and decolletage...but my jowl area and my crepey neck skin were still bumming me out. I use it sparingly, as a last step in my routine, on problem areas, and there is a visible difference after less than a week. The product description notes that this has a pungent does, but I don't find it at all unpleasant and it dissipates very quickly. If you're battling crepey skin, sagging skin, or under eye bags, run, don't walk to get this serum!

Skin Type: Normal
Age: 40-49
Skin Concerns: Signs of aging
My go to!

I love the way this product makes my skin feel. I use it at the end of my routine and my face feels great! The smell fades fast and the product is worth it!

Skin Type: Dry
Age: Over 50
Skin Concerns: Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Signs of aging
Saggy Jowls BeGone!

I sometimes joke that as I age I am going to look like the the lion from the Wizard of Oz...I see my jowl line sagging. But this GAIA lifts them up better than anything - even LIFT serum. Some have commented on the scent, but I am super sensitive to scents and I can get over this - and have - because it works really well. I use it at night and then put Lavender SNOW over it as a sleeping pack. I never remember to take before and after pictures, but I did take one tonight and believe me - they are better than they were!

Skin Type: Dry
Age: Over 50
Skin Concerns: Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Signs of aging
Gaia seriously, really works on the neck

I was a tester for the original version of Gaia pressed serum. It is very concentrated. When applied, it has a very strong scent, but that smell dissipates quickly. And it's worth it. It is the only product of any kind that I have ever tried that has made an impact on the front of my neck. Seriously, it's amazing. If you are self-conscious about your neck, this is something you should try. It can also be used on the jawline, on jowls, on marionette lines and the sides of your chin, and on the rest of your face, if you really want to get out the big guns. Since it is very concentrated, you only need to use a very small amount. Just a product that actually does what it says it'll do.

Skin Type: Oily
Age: 30-39
Skin Concerns: Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Redness/inflammation
Move aside, Dorian Gray Serum!

First things first - as other reviewers have noted, yes, it DOES smell. But (luckily?) I don't have the greatest sense of smell so it didn't bother me as much, and also, I'm used to Asian fish sauce smell. I don't know what it is about Gaia Pressed Serum but I got better results with this than Dorian Gray Serum, especially focused around my neck area. As I've entered my 30's, it's become alarmingly clear that I haven't paid as much attention to my neck as I have my face, so my neck wrinkles have started to show. That's where I saw the most results. Its texture is tacky though so I would only use at night, and layer over an oil so there's less pilling. It's not the most perfect product when it comes to use (the tackiness, smell, and pilling) but honestly, the results were worth it for me.

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