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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
This week I’ve been lucky enough to spend my days in the heart of Bond Street in one of the most luxurious and beautiful apartments.
Chanel’s apartment is modelled on Coco’s Paris original and is absolutely exquisite, so calm and elegant- the perfect place for a press day for their skincare range. I have been launching the new Sublimage cleanser and Jersey fragrance.
During the week I have treated many beauty journalists and editors for facials with their products including the new cleanser. It’s always great to catch up with everyone and always a pleasure to be with the Chanel team.