Not a fan of the cream (too thick) but otherwise love the products. I found it was better to use them intermittently at night and moisturize in between nights- or I got a bit dry and irritated. Rose cleansing balm smells amazing but you need the other rose product to get it off, which smells pretty earthy. Asian powerhouse and marine serum work well on my acne, eye oil is nice.
I have this set as recommended as a starter kit for begin my new skin routine. I was worried as I have very sensitive/oily skin. Every little change in product can flare up my skin. I was skeptical and yet desperate about managing my skin. I was amazed how the Rose Balm oil really spread. A little really does goes a long way. I was cautious about using oil at first but to remove the proper way really does a clean job. The rose foaming cleanser leaves the face smooth. the SB power duo is amazing. The ingredients are really active. I can feel my skin very smooth after just 1 application! The camel Yeast mask is also the first mask I've ever used that brings immediate result. One application smoothed my skin and overnight spot treatment helps to soothe my angry acne. Basically, this is a very good starter for very oily skin. My skin is no longer red and itchy. Applying makeup is easier and does not oxidized. My skin looks good even after a long day at work. Even it if my gets oily at the end of the day, it doesn't look flushed angry. Skin looks smooth. I would add in Maple essence toner and Peat Piper at entry level too.
I have very sensitive skin & allergic to a lot of products. The first time I tried the camel milk & yeast mask my face feel tingling sensation. Thinking that it's normal I continued to use it for about a week. Doesn't get any better. I find the rose cleansing balm is too thick consistency, not easy to wash off especially with the rose foaming cleanser. I have to wash it again using my own cleanser. The camel milk cream is too thick & dry, difficult to spread. The marine & Asian powerhouse serum smell unpleasant. I stop using it all together after I got really bad reaction to it. My face red, with big spot all over my face. I dare not to use any products on my face for two weeks after that. I still have a few spots but less visible.
Will have to look for products that suit my skin again.
My favorites in the set are the Rose Foaming Cleanser, APH, Marine and the Camel Milk & Yeast mask. My face would feel soft and clean washing with the Rose FC (on its own, or as a 2nd step cleanser if I have make-up on), it doesn't feel tight or dry at all. I've tried both the Rose Cleansing Balm and the Vacuum Cleansing Oil as a makeup remover and 1st step cleanser, my personal preference is still the VCO.
I like the plumping effect Marine serum has on my face, and the CM&Y mask is like the best acne treatment ever! I notice that my acne will become smaller and less red/painful, without my skin drying or flaking, if I leave the mask on the entire night.
I found the Camel Milk Cream tricky to spread on my face by just dabbing some directly on my skin (always end up using more than I should), so I mix it with a few drops of my favourite Dorian Gray beauty oil before applying.
Initially I thought I was allergic to the APH or Marine or some other SB products I was using at the same time, when some rashes came up on my neck. But these rashes went off after a week. I guess I was changing my routine too fast and probably using too much of some products (fyi, I applied mid day too when I was home the entire day). My suggestion for those who are new to SB is to pace out their use of SB products initially, and remember a little of the product is often enough to see effect due to the many active ingredients in it.
The best thing about this kit is getting to try everything. This is way more of a process of cleaning and caring for my skin than I have ever committed to before, so I appreciate having everything to try at once. I also appreciate not having to guess which ones I should start with, so taking the guess work out of choosing introductory products counts for sooooo much. I have quickly discovered that I need a more moisturizery moisturizer and that I'd like to try some of the masks. I also discovered that I quite like two step cleansing and its interesting to me that I can keep my eyes open for the rose balm step since it there aren't soap bubbles flying around! Five stars for not having to choose products and getting to try a whole bunch of things at once.
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I’ve never truly had a great time with pressed serum application, truth be told, but I’ve always enjoyed the effects of them. It’s like they’re a super step between serums and moisturizing, that if you take that step, your face seems to be extra balanced and happy. In steps microbiome pressed serum, and wow! I still can’t believe how smooth and creamy it is, how EASY it is to apply (no special techniques, no pilling, nada), just smooth it on and view the glory of a happily balanced, redness free, oil free face. All day. I love this stuff.
This stuff is a real treat for my dark, allergy-puffed under-eye area. I'm using it on my forehead and neck, too. It seems to make the lines less prominent. It's best applied at night, as it is quite shiny.
My cat appears to like SB products as much as I do, but for different reasons. Alas.
This mask leaves my skin feeling matte and smooth and I love that I can use it in the shower in under 10 minutes. Highly recommend this mask for anyone with oily skin. A little goes a long way too!
I have tried ALL the SB masks and I'm a sucker every time a new one comes out. But this one is AMAZING. Because I have tried them all, I am a good test case! I do not know enough about ingredients and such, but it went on smoother than some and not runny. The texture is perfect. I felt like I was painting my face. The scent is lovely and not over-powering. I left it on for 30 minutes and took it off with a washcloth and some warm water. My face was so soft. Really amazing. I think with regular use it might help with the age spots, which are my nemesis. Definitely an SB winner.
I feel like I’ve gained at least two years on my face. It’s more plump and hydrated than it was before. The redness is also less in my cheeks, which is where most of my rosacea comes out. My stress knots are less thanks to the gua sha tool and I definitely think that it’s produced more collagen. What’s really surprised me is that in the 6 weeks or so that I’ve been using the Autumn Moon Box, I’ve had no acne breakouts, not even when my cycle starts and my hormones fluctuate. My skin has remained clear throughout it all. Pic is before and after!
This is by far the lightest serum that I've ever used! It's a great first or second serum and it helps to brighten and lessen the red. The little flecks of silver give your face just a hint of sparkle and the moonstones shake when you mix up the serum to give you a reminder to exhale and steal some time for yourself.
I started using this because I have an obsession with how I have blackheads. The clay helps me so much by tightening in just a short time. And the smell! Oh those roses!!! Don't expect this to foam a lot because it doesn't but it still works its magic!
I love how light and airy this sleeping pack is. It really helps to lock in all the goodness from your previous layers and moisturizes at night like you have a little friend helping you while you sleep. The donkey milk is fantastic and the gel itself doesn't have much of a smell so it's pleasant to slap on at night.
This smells exactly like apple cider. And it's super hydrating which helps to alleviate your redness. It also helps to smooth and brighten! It is awesome and I love using it in fall!
I am in love with this. I use it at night for about 10 minutes while I watch something that only I like (K-dramas, anyone?). I use it with Ekaterina although with any oil it'll work and glide. It helps to promote the collagen in your face but even more so it helps you claim 10 minutes of your evening so that you can relax and get those knots that you didn't know you have out of your face.
Pumpkin pie on your face?! Yup, the 20-minute facial that lessens your redness and makes you want to lick off the goodness. The redness went down so much that it was unbelievable.
I still don't know what this smells like but it's an amazingly relaxing medicinal smell. I've thought maybe it's sage but all I can tell you is that all the irish sea moss is fantastic for your face! It brightens, tightens, and relaxes you. Even better, it's nice and smooth and blends in well so you can incognito mask and no one knows! ;)
So this is something I wasn't sure how to use at first but was absolutely amazing in balancing my skin. It really helps to keep your face microbiome healthy and the acne away! In using this for 6 weeks, I didn't have any acne. When I stopped my routine, hello acne! It was almost like clockwork. Use this to create an awesome microbiome for your face and balance out everything!
The first thing I noticed about this mask was the scent. Sage reminds me of Thanksgiving back home, and I’m so thankful for this mask!!
This mask feels cool as it works to firm up my tired, aging skin. When I remove the mask, my face is immediately brighter, my pores are smaller, and my skin is firmer.
This will be an important addition to my weekly skincare (and self-care) routine!
I was skeptical about using it at first because, donkey milk? But once I tried it, I am convinced. I love to pair it with the SB beauty oils because not only do they complement each other in textures, they give me such a plumping effect that my pores are tiny the next morning. The sleeping pack is also a god send when I have breakouts. I love to spot treat (who am I kidding? I never spot treat. I go full face with donkey milk gel sleeping pack ALWAYS) because whatever acne or zit that threatens to break out? They are kept in line with the sleeping pack. So, it's hydrating, it's healing, it's acne zapping. It's a must have for me.
I love how this mask is hassle free to use. It goes on easily, it is very spreadable, and even dries on my face quickly so that I can wear my glasses and go about my usual chores as I mask. And the effects are off the charts! Skin feels brighten, softer, smoother, and pores are smaller each time I use the mask. And I also love that it washes off easily when I just rinse it off with water or use a warm towel to wipe off. I hope this will be a core product that we can purchase whenever we run out, and not be a seasonal product!
This smells EXACTLY like apple cider. I love the consistency of this serum, and how it brightens my skin after using. It also keeps my skin supple and hydrated so that I wake up with skin that is not overly oily, but just dewy!
This jar of silky smooth gel is a work horse of epic proportions. It keeps me matte, keeps acne at bay, regulates my oil production, and brightens my face! When I pick at my face, it also helps to bring the redness down quickly! So this is definitely a product that I will keep in my morning skincare routines for good!
I love how yummy this mask smells! I have dark circles and eye bags galore, so I was truly over the moon when I tried this mask during the tester phase and it was able to soothe my skin and reduce my eye bags so significantly that I started saying "bags, bags, where art thou?" each time I use the mask. The mask feels creamy, goes on easily, and it is a treat in aromatherapy as I relax with the mask on. Skin feels soft, smooth, and most importantly, my eye area is greatly improved after using the mask!
It was immediate love from the first time I tried this serum as a tester. As an oily person, I love anything that is light in texture, easily absorbed and doesn't make me any more oilier than when I put any skincare on. So I was really wowed when Chang E feels so light, yet kept my face hydrated, and most importantly, keeps my face oil free for the better half of the day (when I used to be oily again several hours after my skin care routines). This is now a permanent last step in my morning skincare routines. I will definitely be repurchasing it everytime I am near having only a quarter of a bottle left. Just in case.
Redness reducer ✅
Feeds Microbiome ✅
This is an all in one for my skin. It “treats” all my skin concerns and. Leaves my skin soft and calm. It also plays well under makeup. Check, check, check!
I noticed an immediate change in my skin after just one use. Soft, silky and calm. My skin just loves this stuff!
I was fortunate to get this gem as a tester. My skin type is acne prone, especially around the chin area and when I get stressed or have a lot going on, I tend to get flare ups that take FOREVER to clear up. Enter this product. Decided to try it and after the third application, noticed a huge difference — acne on my chin started to clear up and no more flare ups after repeated use!! I’m hooked — it’s a winner for preventative measures and it clears up breakouts? Yes! I also stopped using the product for a week (well, because I need a comparison week to make it isn’t another product I’m using to get these results) and back came chin acne and flare ups! So, clearly this product works. Another added bonus is that since I use it as the last product in my routine, my skin looks so nice and glowy. Will be purchasing more soon.
This is the ONE product I will NEVER be out of. I love Chang E. It’s been such a game changer for me. I have extremely sensitive skin that is prone to red itchy rashes along my jawline. Chang E has kept the rash at bay. I usually have to use a steroid cream once it starts but Chang E has stopped it from even starting at all. Not only has it helped stop the itchy redness it has lightened my dark spots. My face is so much brighter after using and looks fresh. I cannot live without my Chang E!
This mask is special! It calms my skin and leaves is moisturized and brightened. It’s easy to us. After cleansing, I put it on with short upward strokes. While I often use it once a week for thirty minutes, sometimes I only have ten minutes to mask. Either way, this mask leaves my skin happy and ready to take on the world. I like how this mask and the Microbiome Pressed Serum work together to help reduce redness. Sea Witch's Brew Mask gives me bouncy skin too, and it rinses off so easily. I reach for this mask a lot! (OK, I also love the name. Right?!)
The Pumpkin Spice Mask is a phenomenal skin brightener! I very much enjoy it and it smells like YUM! I always use this right before a bath or a shower. It is perfect for those dull skin days. Five stars for Pumpkin Spice Mask, love this fall favorite!
Hands down one of the best SB masks I have used. Love this mask and how great it tightens up my skin. Just a little bit goes a long way with this mask. It feels wonderful on and I love the earthy smell. Five stars for the Sea Witch!
I am very fair complected and often have issues with my face not being even toned. I have a lot of acne scars and redness in general. This serum had been a godsend, I love it! I use it at night as one of my last steps in my skin care routine. It has greatly reduced the redness in my face and lightened existing acne scars. Five stars from me! Great product, thank you SB!
My face loves this serum! Microbiome Pressed Serum has all the good stuff I need to keep my skin balanced: moisturized and acne free. That’s right, acne free! When my skin is balanced, I don’t have acne. In the past, I thought I had to deal with flaky skin in order to control acne. Wrong! I now have happily balanced skin that is smoother, acne-free, and happily hydrated. The serum also helps with my redness and brightens my skin as well. How can one serum do so much? The magic in this little jar lightly exfoliates, calms, moisturizes, and brightens my skin. Microbiome Pressed Serum is my one and done!
I tried this amazing product as a Sabbatical Beauty tester and it was life-changing. I have 42 year old combination skin with hormonal acne and irritated red/flaky patches. This pressed serum calmed my irritated skin to the point when my redness was visibly reduced after only one application. In addition to redness reduction, my skin was left matte, even and balanced. Small pimples that would normally turn nasty, shrank and then disappeared within a day or two! This is my favorite SB product ever, and I can't wait to get more of it.
I’ve been using Beauty Water for a little over a month and it’s one of my new favorite SB products, because it really primes my face for the rest of my serums. I like using it after my double cleanse routine, because it’s so good at getting the last bits of oil and make up off. It exfoliates and clarifies without over drying. This is a new staple in my routine.
It's so light and has replaced Asian Powerhouse in my routine. It somehow feels like I haven't put anything on but simultaneously moisturizes even the flakiest parts of my skin. Love it.
I really love this exfoliating toner. I forgot I had it and then started using it a few weeks ago—it’s amazing that even after I cleanse my skin this product gets even more dirt and stuff. It smells amazing and brightens my skin like nothing else I’ve ever tried. I need more!!!
R.I.P. Full Sized Bethany. We spent so many evenings together over wine. You may have brought out the worst of me, but I can see (skin) more clearly now that our time together was everything. There is a new Bethany in my future.
Seriously, this is a great mask. My skin is far clearer after regular use. Bethany has helped with so many hormonal breakouts. She’s a must have.