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.
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:
Where does time go! January has simply flown by and February looks set to do the same here at SC HQ.
We launched a new product this month- our Instant Miracle Mask, if you haven’t managed to get your hands on one yet it’s on sale on our website, in Space NK stores nationwide and will be on QVC on the 28th. It brightens, cleanses, firms, soothes and lifts revealing a completely rejuvenated complexion. As a special promotion on our website we’ll be giving away a deluxe 5ml sample of our best-selling Intense Hydrating Booster which is ideal for layering underneath to increase absorption of this skin quencher into the skin. A perfect instant pick me up during dreary February!
Overnight Facial is QVC’s product of the month during February. I’ll be making many appearances on both QVC and QVC’s Beauty Channel throughout the month with two dedicated hours to open and close the month at 7pm on Wednesday the 1st and 8pm on Tuesday the 28th. Last night was the first night with so many of you calling in to get your hands on the product of the month and our new and exclusive product, Instant Miracle Mask. I’ve got plenty of other slots lined up as well so if you’re a regular to QVC look out for me throughout the month!
A few weeks ago we were at QVC’s annual Beauty Bash, it was great to meet so many of our dedicated fans and get their feedback first hand. We had a pop up Skinesis facial station where Philippa was busy again providing mini bespoke facials.
We’ve also been on Space NK’s hotspot throughout the month so watch out for the entire range on display in your nearest store and chat to the brilliant sales team about ways to use the new mask. One of my dermal therapist’s Philippa will be in selected stores as well this month dishing out bespoke facials. Philippa will be in Chiswick on the 16th and St. Albans on the 23rd so call up if you want to book in and see her and experience one of our signature treatments!
I also went to the InStyle Best Beauty Buy awards on the 31st of January, which I was on the judging panel for; it was a wonderful event with loads of industry insiders and a great chance to catch up with everyone. Sadly with QVC early the next morning I couldn’t enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne with all of the lucky winners!
We’ve got plenty more product and treatment news coming up in the next few months as well as plenty more QVC shows and all sorts of other events so watch out for news from us here, we’ve also just launched on Facebook, become a fan of our page to take advantage of hearing the latest news and exclusive online offers- we have a Valentine’s Day offer on the website today so spoil yourslef or a loved one!
That’s it for now!
We were getting in the Christmas spirit last night as we headed out for our office party!
We went to our local ice skating rink at the Natural History Museum under the sparkling trees of Kensington and with initially some very wobbly skaters turned into quite the professionals within the session. It was absolutely brilliant with only one fall amongst our group (and it wasn’t me!). The Christmassy backdrop with all the trees individually lit up along the branches against the stunning architecture of the museum creates a beautiful winter setting and it was all perfectly completed with a glass of mulled wine all round and dinner at Carluccios. Great to have one of those rare occasions of the whole team in one place together.
I also got a lovely early Christmas present in the post last week from Chanel, a signature snow globe with lots of shopping bags under a tree- exactly what most girls would want for Christmas!
It looks like 2012 is going to be exceptionally busy for us all here with new treatments, new products and a whole host of events lined up already so I’m really looking forward to escaping to Scotland for a few days to relax over Christmas and maybe even enjoy some snow!
I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and New Year wherever you are!
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.