Sarah Chapman Skinesis Discovery Collection

When it comes to trying out a new skincare range, I believe there is no better way than grabbing one of their starter kits or travel kits. These are usually available for most skincare ranges and contain smaller versions of their signature products.  It is a great way to try a number of products on offer at a much more affordable price compared with purchasing the full sized versions. Also, if you happen to not like it, you only have a small amount of product to discard compared with a near-full jar.

I have heard a lot about Sarah Chapman facials and products from bloggers and have wanted to try her range for quite some time. I picked up her Skinesis Discovery Collection from Look Fantastic a few weeks ago and have been using it religiously, day and night.

The Kit contains the Ultimate Cleanse (15 ml), Age-Repair Serum (15 ml), Morning Facial (5 ml) and Overnight Facial (5 ml), all from the Skinesis range. It comes in a small carry case alongside a double-sided cleansing mitt.

While I have not used the products for months on end, below are my first impressions on the products and the results I have seen thus far.

Ultimate Cleanse
This cleansing product is a balm-to-milk product that melts into your skin. After massaging it in, add a few drops of water and massage your face further, turning the balm into a milk consistency. The product is then wiped off with a cloth or the cleansing mitt. Side note, I love the Professional Cleansing Mitt that comes in the set- it retains heat very well and has one textured side for exfoliating and a smoother side for delicate areas around the eye.
I found this to give a very effective but gentle clean- my skin did not feel stripped at all which would be due to the multiple oils in the cleanser. I am a huge fan of balm cleansers so this was right up my alley. The cleanser does have a strong smell (most of the products contain essential oils) so if you prefer your cleansers to be scent-free, you may want to try a different product.
The instructions state to avoid contact with the eyes, so this cannot be used to remove eye makeup.
Active Ingredients: Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Dermaxyl™, Borage Oil, Baobab Oil, Rosehip Oil, Jojoba Oil, Abyssinian Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil. 

Age-Repair Serum
This serum is designed to target and improve the appearance of fine lines, pigmentation and wrinkles (the main signs of ageing). At 27 years old, I didn’t feel like this was a necessary product for me to use quite yet however surprisingly, it is the product I am most excited to repurchase out of this set! I loved the texture of my skin after using the serum. The silky serum is applied after cleansing (both morning and night), in upward strokes over the chest, neck and face. It made my skin feel plumped and moisturized but did not look shiny, oily or feel slick (which is a small miracle considering how oily my t-zone can be).  It has a very subtle scent and applies so smoothly. As mentioned, I have only been using this for a few short weeks, however I have already noticed improvements to the pigmentation around my mouth. If you feel you are in the market for an anti-ageing serum, I would highly recommend this product.
Active Ingredients: Vitamin A, Syn®-Coll Tripeptide, DMAE, Syn®-Ake Dipeptide, Matrixyl™ Pentapeptide, VCIP Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Coenzyme Q10, Synovea™-HR, Pentavitin®, Alpha Lipoic Acid, L-carnosine, Vitamin E, Jasmine, Lily, Mushroom, Phospholipids, Alpha Leaf Juice.

Overnight Facial
The overnight facial oil was probably the first product that drew me into the Sarah Chapman range. I have heard many a blogger mention this oil/serum and was curious to test it myself. While I wasn’t disappointed, I wasn’t overly “wowed” either. It is once again targeted at the signs of ageing and helps to firm the skin. The oil is applied over the serum and a little bit goes a long way. One small pump covered my face and neck. The oil probably did help contribute to the changes I have noticed in pigmentation but due to my naturally oily skin, my preference is towards serums, not facial oils.
It does contain a great combination of vitamins and would be more cost-effective compared with purchasing a vitamin A, C and E oil separately, like some other skincare companies encourage you to do.
Active Ingredients: Vitamin A, VCIP Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Lipobrite®HCA-4, Coenzyme Q10, Renovage™, Dermaxyl™Oligopeptide, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Abyssinian Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Melon Oil, Baobab Oil, Jojoba, Jasmine, Rose.

Morning Facial
The morning facial oil is applied over the serum, as you would at nighttime with the Overnight Facial. Similarly, this product goes a long way with one small pump covering neck and face. Out of all of the products, this is one that I won’t repurchase. Not because it was a bad product or I reacted to the ingredients. It is packed full of ingredients to aid the appearance of fine lines and make your skin look plump and rejuvenated (it does give a radiant and glow-y finish to the skin). However, this was just too heavy for my already oily skin. I found that my skin looked quite slick within an hour so I have restricted myself to using this on my mornings at home, when I roam around makeup free.
Active Ingredients: Collageneer®, Juvinity™, Kalpariane®, Timecode™, Rosehip oil, Vitamin A Palmitate, Gatuline Intense®, Ultra filling spheres™, Antileukine®, Hydrasourcing (am+ps), Passion flower oil, Seabuckthorn oil, Baobab oil, Borage oil, Argan oil, Nyamplung oil.

*All active ingredients mentioned in this blog are as listed on sarahchapman.net as of 17th April 2017.

If you would like to try the Sarah Chapman range out for yourself, it is available online from:
  • Sarah Chapman online store (there is a 20 pound shipping fee for Australia)
  • Feel Unique (free Australian shipping for orders >$120)
  • Look Fantastic (free Worldwide Delivery and my personal preference living in Australia)

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