Sarah Chapman Morning Facial: First Look

First look

SmallLipsThe brand

Having a background in scientific research, I often have to suspend disbelief when I hear the marketing claims being made as a new skincare product is launched. A cursory glance down the ingredients list is often enough for me to smile and walk away, wallet intact. There are certain brands out there who make the most ridiculous claims (I’ll say no more before I get myself into trouble!), consistently using active ingredients at well under the recommended dose, just so that they feature on the ingredients list (and can then be used to bolster the marketing hype).

"Look! The first active ingredient is marketing spin."

I am with Sarah: active ingredients should always be used at their proven optimal level, and formulated with other ingredients that do not affect their ability to get results

Sarah Chapman, celebrity facialist, who combines high-tech wizardry with massage to award-winning effect, is most definitely not in this camp. She is quite clear that, during product development for her Skinesis skincare line, she needs to see research, research, research before choosing ingredients. This is to ascertain both expected results, and, most importantly, the levels at which individual ingredients should be used at in order to deliver those results. Based on the research, she then works out the optimum level at which to use those ingredients.

Indeed, Sarah Chapman is a woman after my own heart, using a winning combination of cutting-edge science and high-potency ingredients in an attempt to come up with innovative and effective skincare solutions. So, on the rare occasion that she launches a new product, I feel a trip to Space NK coming on!

SmallLipsThe product

The product in question this time is her brand spanking new Morning Facial. She has listened to her customers, who adore her iconic and award-winning sleep-in-a-bottle Overnight Facial night treatment, and who asked for something similar to apply in the morning, to give that same facial glow but throughout the day. It has been described as a primer, a beauty flash, and an instant radiance booster.

Sarah Chapman's daytime version of her cult night treatment, Overnight Facial

Sarah Chapman’s daytime version of her cult night treatment, Overnight Facial

A glance down the ingredients list reveals a potent cocktail of actives:

HIGH-PERFORMANCE ACTIVES:
Collageneer®, Juvinity™, Kalpariane®, Timecode™, Rosehip oil, Vitamin A Palmitate, Gatuline Intense®, Ultra filling spheres™, Antileukine 6®, Hydrasourcing (am+ps), Passion flower oil, Seabuckthorn oil, Boabob oil, Borage oil, Argan oil, Nyamplung oil.

And here is what they all do:

Plumping
  • Juvinity protects cells from oxidative damage, preserving the density and structure of the skin.
  • Ultra Filling Spheres: low molecular weight hyaluronic acid and high molecular weight polysaccharides are merged to swell and visibly smooth fine lines and wrinkles acting like a skin primer.
Wrinkles
  • Gatuline Intense works on the skin’s natural lifting properties by stimulating the fibroblast biomechanical functions helping to re-organize the dermis structure and visibly smooth the skin surface.
  • Collageneer effectively increases skin firmness and elasticity by stimulating Type 1 Collagen synthesis. It also stimulates fibroblasts where it specifically ensures that a very high quality collagen is produced.
Brightening
  • Maracuja oil (passion flower) is rich in vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus. The high content of essential fatty acids can stimulate the production of fibroblasts, cells that make collagen.
  • TIMECODE™ inhibits free radicals (MMPs) & Collagenase preventing the breakdown of the Extracellular Matrix and the synthesis of key genes. It prevents inflammation, which is now considered the main cause of premature skin ageing.
Defence
  • Vitamin A effectively protects against UV-induced collagen destruction and photo-damage by boosting cell renewal and increasing collagen fibres in the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Kalpariane: An algae that helps protect the skin’s firmness and elasticity while boosting the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid. It protects the skin efficiently with its anti-oxidant properties, a free radical scavenger, and an anti-collagenase.
Hydrating
  • Hydrasourcing (am+ps) is a complex of Mexican poppy cell and polysaccharides to correct skin imbalances at their source, repairing the skin’s moisture barrier.
  • Argan Oil and Nyamplung oil contain up to 80% linoleic and oleic fatty acids, tocopherols and phenolic acids which help to repair damaged cells.

Looks promising so far…. check back in soon for a full review!

(Buy Skinesis Morning Facial directly from Sarah Chapman’s website)

Jill aka Nameless Grace

Posted by Jill

I am a skincare and beauty aficionado, and the founder of Nameless Grace. I aim to be your friendly guide through the minefield of marketing claims and the latest beauty trends.

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