It has been really exciting to read the press featuring the University of Reading’s research about Matrixyl peptide and celebrating its proven potent effect on collagen production. I have been a believer in this ingredient for a long time and use it in optimum doses in some of my products launched over 4 years ago. In some cases Matrixyl has been found to nearly double the amount of collagen skin produces, a process which naturally decreases as we age. This research proves Matrixyl’s positive skincare benefits, scientists are also looking into the use of this ingredient for more medical based healing and rejuvenating treatments- showing its potency and strength. The announcement of this research coincides with Age-Repair Serum (featuring Matrixyl) winning a Beauty Shortlist Award for Best Anti-Ageing Serum.
The launch of my new Neck and Chest Rejuvenating Complex has been incredible, with press support from the Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible, Vogue.com and in the current issue of Grazia. Neck and Chest Rejuvenating Complex is specifically designed for all the “neck neglectors” I see every day in my treatment room. My clients take such good care of their faces but many have abused their décolleté with years of sun exposure and lack of care. The skin on the neck and chest area is much thinner than on the rest of the body and is often pulled and stretched throughout life and is prone to UV ageing and damage- especially if you’re a sun worshipper! This silky treatment provides an invisible micro-lift network across the skin to restore a youthful neck and chest contour and reduce lines and creases. Revolutionary sea holly stem cell, skin brighteners, peptides, antioxidants, volumisers and firming actives leave skin feeling and looking plump, smooth and soft. Neck and Chest Rejuvenating Complex is available exclusively online until April when it will launch with in store Harrods and Space NK.
This week I reveal my new Overnight Hand and Nail Treatment online and in my Skinesis Clinic. Many of my clients say how much they love Overnight Facial and ask for something to give them the same skin improvements on the hands as these are often neglected and mismatched to their well cared for faces. This led to my close analysis of many pairs of hands and the formulation of my new luxurious elixir with targeted actives to address the different visible signs of ageing on the hands and nails. With the pleasure and science of Overnight Facial in mind I have created a new results-driven hand therapy with a unique silky luxurious cashmere texture. Skinesis will be on a special promotional site in the Harrods Beauty Apothecary from the 1st of April to celebrate these two new launches.
My core products have also seen some fantastic press this month, Overnight Facial came “Highly Commended” in the Tatler Beauty Awards and Stem Cell Collagen Activator gained a place in the prestigious Tatler Cosmetic Surgery Guide.
Net-a-Porter has announced the long anticipated launch of Net-a-Porter beauty. On the 20th March 2013, Sarah Chapman Skinesis was unveiled as one of the 11 brands featured to launch in the UK, USA and Europe. We are very excited to share our tips, online demos and new products globally with the Net-a-Porter customer.
Space NK are planning a nationwide spring promotion in all windows in all stores towards the end of April, I am really excited to announce that Skinesis will be part of this as one of the main brands featured, look out for us in store and online from April 23rd. If you have been lucky enough to secure a place at one of Space NK’s spring events for Brides-to-be from April 9th-18th then you will find my award-winning Age-Repair Serum in your goody bag.
Out and about I have been in Italy; we are launching in some new spas and stores so I will update you with more news on this soon. Capri Palace is set to re-open in April following the winter break, I am looking forward to my facials second season in this beautiful destination resort.
I have an exclusive Easter gift for you online and in the Clinic – an overnight treatment set to pamper and indulge your face, hands and senses. A collection featuring Overnight Facial and my new Overnight Hand and Nail Treatment with complimentary Skinesis Overnight Therapy gloves presented in a luxury chocolate box makes the perfect Easter present. As an added treat if you purchase this gift we will send you a deluxe travel size Overnight Facial as my Easter treat for you.
Have a happy Easter!
I have had an exciting month travelling to the Far East for work and play, visiting Cosmoprof in Hong Kong to look at all the latest and greatest innovations in the industry and spending a little time in Thailand for rest and relaxation. I always find it fascinating to see how the industry is evolving, looking at new trends, seeking out new technologies and searching for new packaging for some of my new innovative formulas for next year. This was my first ever visit to Hong Kong and I loved it. There is so much energy, the city is buzzing and there are so many great places to visit in the daytime with a lively nightlife of cool bars and fantastic restaurants in the evening, so after a 24/7 few days I managed to sneak away to Thailand. Bangkok is the most amazing place, the culture, food, markets and vibrancy was too much to see in one day so we were on our feet from 7 am till midnight cramming it all in but could have done it all over again. Shopping, eating and sightseeing from the Oriental hotel on the river for lunch to the night markets and neon lights at night but there was time for a thai massage in the hotel and they are GOOD! Next up was a plane, car and boat to a remote spot for some rest, nestled amongst trees far away from the world looking out over the most amazing sunsets. Lost my bikini to a rather eager monkey who was intrigued by the little flowers and sequins, luckily I wasn’t wearing it! I would jump at the chance to go out to the Far East again- maybe next year, let’s see what life has in store!
I have been busy in the clinic seeing all my regular clients and also the lovely Naomi Watts who was in London filming the new Diana film; I can’t wait to see her bring Diana to the big screen next year. Lovely Katherine Kelly has been busy since leaving Coronation Street and I can’t wait to see her in Mr Selfridge on ITV soon. Journalists and VIP’s have been checking in for our new Stem Cell Collagen Activator Facial, it’s a great treatment pre and post Christmas parties and to revive tired skin in the New Year!
I am very excited about my new cosmetics bags as they look so lovely. I am so pleased with them I have put together some fantastic Christmas Collections available for purchase on the website and in the Clinic with some amazing savings as my gift to you this Christmas! All the sets have a variety of my hero products and come in my new signature luxury bags. There are three different sets to choose from for the perfect gift for the skincare lover in your life or to treat yourself! We’re celebrating with free P&P from Midnight tonight until midnight on Tuesday 18th December so there’s still time to get your gifts in time Christmas!
I am also looking forward to the launch of our new Sarah Chapman Skinesis newsletter coming soon! Sign up to receive all the latest news and special offers on our website. There will be an “Ask Sarah” section where I will be answering all your skincare dilemmas so send your questions to email@example.com with the title “Ask Sarah” and we will choose one to answer in each letter.
Make sure you continue to check our Facebook and Twitter for news and promotions and to see my Friday Face Fact! Every week I’ll be sharing a piece of my expert knowledge on skincare and top tips for you to try out at the weekend.
We have had a busy month for press as well with Instant Miracle Mask featuring in Woman and Home and the Facialift in Glamour, Marie Claire and Essentials! The press are getting ready for the new year so I have already been asked to contribute with my top tips for repairing post party and New Year skin.
I’ll leave you with a little skincare tip to help combat this sudden cold weather and save you from dry crepey winter skin: Add some hyaluronic acid into your regime to hold on to moisture and hydrate and plump winter skin, you can either take internal supplements (there’s some excellent options on www.victoriahealth.com) or apply topically by seeking out ultra-high doses in your serums and creams- try my Intense Hydrating Booster.
The last month has simply flown by, it seems that only a few weeks ago we were basking in the last of the summer sun and now there’s a definite nip in the air as we move towards winter. This highlights the need for small skincare routine changes to cope with the cold weather to come and I notice that my clients all need some good skin cleaning and extraction to clear out the pores post summer SPF usage.
It’s always busy here at Skinesis and there’s plenty more to come before the year is out, here’s a quick catch-up of what I’ve been up to this month.
I am so pleased to announce that my Instant Miracle Mask was awarded “Best Pre-Party Skin Treat” in Harper’s Bazaar Beauty Hot 100. It’s fantastic to win this accolade and see my products alongside the big giants of the beauty world in such a respected glossy magazine.
Instant Miracle Mask wasn’t the only award winner this month with Overnight Facial winning Psychologies runner-up for best serum in their Positive Beauty Awards. I’m so glad that everyone loves this product as much as I do and thank you so much to everyone who voted.
I was invited to be part of a photo shoot for Vogue USA with the gorgeous Jemma Kidd before the launch of her new book; Jemma kindly invited me to contribute to the skincare section so look out for it as it hits the shelves later on this year. This month also saw the launch of the new Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible. It’s a must read for any beauty junkie and is written by highly respected and lovely industry insiders Jo Fairley and Sarah Stacey.
I had a great day on QVC’s September Beauty Day, catching up with nail guru Leighton Denny and presenter Jill Franks as well as enjoying the buzz of beauty day. There’s plenty more QVC shows to come in October and November with lots of special kits especially for the Christmas season and our QVC fans. There may even be some new products to watch out for!
Our new Stem Cell Collagen Activator is now available in the Clinic. It is an incredible advanced anti-ageing serum formulated with four botanical stem cells and eight peptides for a dramatic lifting, plumping and rejuvenating effect on the skin. Our botanical stem cell complex is released from an internal chamber moments before initial application, this innovative delivery system protects the carefully cultivated stem cells for an ultra-potent serum. Line smoothing, botox effect peptides assist the collagen stimulating actives for a younger looking skin. These revolutionary new ingredients work through all the cellular layers helping your skin to function more efficiently reviving tired ageing complexions. Our trials have shown fantastic results within a couple of weeks.
I’ve been busy in the Clinic seeing all of my regular clients and a few VIP’s as well! We will be launching a new treatment in the Clinic based on my new Stem Cell Collagen Activator, it’s an advanced lifting, firming and rejuvenating treatment that boosts collagen in three ways, through micro-needling, the revolutionary new serum and Omnilux red LED light therapy.
There is a lot more to come from Skinesis this year so watch out for more updates soon!
Wow what a few weeks!
I’m absolutely thrilled to see my two newest products, Instant Miracle Mask and Chin and Jaw Lift shortlisted in the Elle Beauty Awards for best Treatment Mask and Best Anti-Ageing product respectively. Everyone’s favourite Overnight Facial was nominated for best serum in the Psychologies positive beauty awards and Instant Miracle Mask for Best Special Treatment Product. Winning one of these awards for such new products would be amazing so thank you so much if you voted for us!
July saw the launch of Chanel’s pop-up boutique in Covent Garden, make-up artists Mary Greenwell and Kay Montano were on hand armed with Chanel’s latest and greatest cosmetics. I had a lovely evening with all of my Chanel and beauty industry friends, such a glamorous way to start the week! The boutique is open until December and well worth a visit, it’s designed like sweetshop for make-up junkies. Keep a look out for the Chanel cab’s that will be driving around town painted in colours inspired by the Chanel make-up range.
Age-Repair Serum is also celebrated as an Olympic gold medal product selected by Space NK, we’ll be giving away 2ml samples of Dynamic Defence with every Age-Repair Serum sold on our website.
August 16th saw our anniversary on QVC! I can’t believe it’s been a year since the first Sarah Chapman High-Performance Skincare and thank you so much to all of you for all of your support through-out the year- there’s lots more to come from Skinesis so I hope you all carry on watching and talking to us about your favourite pieces.
We have also been developing some new treatments in the clinic with our Stem Cell Collagen Activator and a new machine so I will let you know more about that soon.
There’s lots of exciting things happening here at the moment so I’ll be back in touch with more product and treatment information and news from the beauty world soon. Until then!
Love Sarah x
We’ve got a very special day coming up this week; it’s the one year anniversary of Sarah Chapman High-Performance Skincare on QVC!
I’m so excited and proud to be celebrating this milestone with TWO dedicated hour shows, one at 11am and one at 9pm so hopefully you’ll all be able to tune in and take a look at some of the amazing skincare collections and promotional pricing we have to celebrate.
There are two new collections as well as all of your favourites alongside special limited edition on air only anniversary pricing. There’s also a chance to win a Skinesis ‘at home facial’ experience with a QVC online competition. You can enter here: http://blogs.qvcuk.com/qgossip/2012/08/win-a-sarah-chapman-skincare-collection-worth-over-200.html
I hope you all get a chance to watch and help me celebrate my anniversary!
QVC is available on:
Sky Channel 640
Freeview Channel 16
Virgin TV Channel 740
Freesat Channel 800
You can follow the action live on the day via Twitter and Facebook:
Last night saw the return of my dedicated hour show on QVC- Sarah Chapman High Performance Skincare. Once again it was another whirlwind with products selling out before I even got to talk about them! This time I had the pleasure of sitting opposite the lovely Jill Franks, whose energy and drive really helped make the show. The Christmas Kit flew off the shelves so I’m glad to see some people doing their Christmas shopping early! I’m so pleased we had another incredible show.
Thank you again to all of our dedicated QVC customers and hopefully see you again before the new year!
Last night saw my premiere hour show on QVC and what a night it was!
We had designed some new collections especially for the occasion and I’m pleased to announce we had a sell-out night. I could hardly catch my breath to talk about something before it was gone! I always love the buzz and excitement of being in front of the camera but this was a real adrenalin rush! Alison Young was a fantastic presenter and great at keeping up with the pace and leading the show. Tarryn was demonstrating our techniques and products and did well to keep up with the super quick sell outs and product applications.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our fans for their support over the years and thanks for making last night’s premiere show such a success- I’ll hopefully be back on QVC a few times before the year is out so watch out for news of any upcoming shows on the website and on twitter.