intense hydrating booster reviews

intense hydrating booster reviews

I’d been wanting to add some Sarah Chapman products into my skincare routine for absolutely ages. For the uninitiated, Sarah Chapman is a world-renowned skincare expert with over twenty years of experience in cosmetic science. Her skin pefecting facials are loved by A-list celebrities everywhere with their combination of special massage techniques, innovative potent ingredients & cutting-edge technology. Back in 2008 she brought out her own skincare range called Skinesis which promised to deliver the same results as her super luxurious facials by combining the most advanced active ingredients with powerful botanical extracts. I’m normally more than happy to invest in products that my skin can really benefit from but for the amount of product you get, the Skinesis range is astronomically expensive. Luckily I managed to snap up a couple of her products a few months ago in the FeelUnique sale where they were a little more reasonably priced. I’m not quite sure why it’s taken me so long to write this review because I started seeing positive results from day one. My skin has never been happier since introducing it to Sarah Chapman & in my mind that makes these products wholly worth the money.

Intense hydrating booster reviews


Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial / Sarah Chapman Intense Hydrating Booster

I’d been wanting to add some Sarah Chapman products into my skincare routine for absolutely ages. For the uninitiated, Sarah Chapman is a world-renowned skincare expert with over twenty years of experience in cosmetic science. Her skin pefecting facials are loved by A-list celebrities everywhere with their combination of special massage techniques, innovative potent ingredients & cutting-edge technology. Back in 2008 she brought out her own skincare range called Skinesis which promised to deliver the same results as her super luxurious facials by combining the most advanced active ingredients with powerful botanical extracts. I’m normally more than happy to invest in products that my skin can really benefit from but for the amount of product you get, the Skinesis range is astronomically expensive. Luckily I managed to snap up a couple of her products a few months ago in the FeelUnique sale where they were a little more reasonably priced. I’m not quite sure why it’s taken me so long to write this review because I started seeing positive results from day one. My skin has never been happier since introducing it to Sarah Chapman & in my mind that makes these products wholly worth the money.

You’ve probably already heard lots of good things about Overnight Facial which is, undoubtedly, Sarah Chapman’s most famous product. The name alone makes it incredibly appealing and just one use of this wonder oil will have you hooked. One pump is all you need for the most radiant, healthy looking glow your skin will ever have. This oil is intended to be used in place of your regular night cream. It moisturises & refines the skin without feeling greasy or heavy. I don’t have to worry about half of it rubbing off on my pillow either, the formula is simply wonderful. There are so many amazing ingredients packed into this little bottle! The oil is a potent cocktail of vitamins, peptides, omega oils, skin brighteners, jasmine & rose. It makes my skin feel utterly baby soft & no matter how knackered you feel the next morning, you’ll look like you definitely got your beauty sleep. It completely rejuvenates my whole complexion & is a huge confidence booster. There’s nothing better for younger, brighter & dewier looking skin.

I should probably mention that Overnight Facial has a very strong herbal scent & it’s something that you’ll either love or hate. I think it smells quite nice actually but something so highly fragranced might not be the best for those with very sensitive skin. Overnight Facial isn’t something I use every day as this product feels like such a special treat & I want it to last for as long as possible. Most nights I tend to stick to my Claudia Louch Botanical Face Cream. What can I say? I love me some high performance luxury skincare products! I also own the Sarah Chapman Facialift Massager and these two products work beautifully together. The massaging nodules just feel oh so good in combination with the oil & it helps to firm up the skin, keeping my many chins in check.

However if you can only afford to splurge on one of Sarah Chapman’s products I would definitely recommend buying the Intense Hydrating Booster. My favourite kind of serums are ones with hyaluronic acid in them & this product is the crème de la crème. Whereas things like Hydraluron can get quite sticky in texture, this booster serum feels silky smooth no matter how much you apply. This product comes with a pipette applicator so you don’t have to waste a single drop. I normally apply about five drops, one for each area of my face, before gently massaging it into my skin. You can use it day and night, layered under your regular moisturiser or Overnight Facial. As well as hyaluronic acid, this serum contains moisture magnets & rosewater. It has a thin watery texture that thirsty skin will immediately drink up. It visibly plumps up the skin & rehydrates it too. I find that it really helps my blemishes to clear up faster & keeps redness at bay. It balances out my skin type & makes my face feel fresher throughout the day. The Intense Hydrating Booster will fit nicely into any skincare routine & it’s the kind of thing that everyone can benefit from. It’s basically the perfect serum for soothing stressed & dehydrated skin.

Citric Acid
Preservative, Acidity Stabilizer, Cosmetic active

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Sarah Chapman Skinesis Intense Hydrating Booster

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Decarboxy Carnosine Hcl, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Algin, Beta-Glucan, Maris Aqua (Sea Water), Citric Acid, Rosa Damascena Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Gluconolactone, Calcium Gluconate

Notable Ingredients

Potential Hazard / Side Effects

  • Butylene Glycol # 10

Positive effects

  • Glycerin # 2
  • Phenoxyethanol # 4
  • Ethylhexylglycerin # 9
  • Beta-Glucan # 12
  • Gluconolactone # 17
  • Glycerin # 2
  • Ethylhexylglycerin # 9
  • Gluconolactone # 17
  • Citric Acid # 14
  • Gluconolactone # 17
  • Gluconolactone # 17
  • Sodium Hyaluronate # 5
  • Beta-Glucan # 12
  • Phenoxyethanol # 4
  • Sodium Benzoate # 6
  • Potassium Sorbate # 7
  • Ethylhexylglycerin # 9
  • Citric Acid # 14

Hazard Report

Organic / Synthetic Ratio

Ingredients List 18

Aqua (Water)
Solvent
Glycerin
Emulsifier, Solvent, Cosmetic active
Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide
No information
Phenoxyethanol
Preservative
Sodium Benzoate
Preservative
Potassium Sorbate
Preservative
Decarboxy Carnosine Hcl
No information
Ethylhexylglycerin
Emollient, Cosmetic active, Skin conditioner, Antimicrobial agent
Butylene Glycol
Preservative, Water-retaining agent
Hydrolyzed Algin
No information
Beta-Glucan
Filler, Skin conditioner
Citric Acid
Preservative, Acidity Stabilizer, Cosmetic active
Rosa Damascena Extract
No information
Gluconolactone
Cosmetic active
Calcium Gluconate
Skin conditioner, Water-retaining agent

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Sarah Chapman Skinesis Intense Hydrating Booster is free from SkinCarisma flagged Sulfates

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Parabens are a large group of preservatives which are used to prevent bacteria growing in cosmetic formulations. There has been some healthy controversy surrounding them due to a few studies finding paraben presence in breast tumours and breast tissue. However, the majority of the scientific community have deemed these findings non-conclusive due to the limitations of these studies. There’s still a lot of support for avoiding parabens following the better safe than sorry route. If you do we completely support you! If you are concerned about the health safety of parabens, then feel free to avoid them by looking out for the Paraben-Free icon. If not, don’t worry about it – they do have had one of the longest safety records as preservatives!

Which Ingredients are classified as Paraben?

A product will be paraben-free if it does not contain any of the following parabens:

  • Sodium Isobutylparaben
  • Sodium Ethylparaben
  • Sodium Butylparaben
  • Propylparaben
  • Isopropylparaben
  • Isobutylparaben
  • Sodium Propylparaben
  • Butylparaben
  • Ethylparaben
  • Sodium Methylparaben
  • Methylparaben
Sulfate-Free

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Intense Hydrating Booster is free from SkinCarisma flagged Sulfates

Understanding Sulfates

Sulfates are a large group of ingredients which act as cleansing agents in Cosmetics. They help loosen up the dirt and grime from your skin and hair to allow for water to wash it away with ease. However some sulfates are so good at their job, they can wash off your skin’s own natural oils that keep it moisturised and protected which can lead to dryness and irritation. Most people will find no issues with sulfate, however if you find your skin doesn’t like sulfates then free feel to avoid them by looking out for the sulfate-free icon on Skincarisma.

Which ingredients are classified as sulfates?

We’ve taken the Sulfates which are considered more harsh for our Sulfate-Free status. A product will be Sulfate-Free if it does not contain any of the following Sulfates:

  • TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate
  • Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • PEG-15 Cocamine
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate
  • Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate
  • Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate
  • Ammonium Xylenesulfonate
  • Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Sodium Xylenesulfonate
  • Sodium Myreth Sulfate
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Alcohol-Free

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Intense Hydrating Booster is free from SkinCarisma flagged Alcohols

Understanding Simple Alcohols

Alcohol ingredients are widely used in cosmetics and come in different types. For the most part alcohols are not problematic at all. However one type of alcohols, simple alcohols can be quite drying to the skin because it evaporates very quickly. This can cause irritation which can also lead to other skin complications. These alcohols should never be used alone on your skin, but combined with other cosmetic ingredients, they are normally without issue. However, for some people with sensitive and easily irritable skin, avoiding products with these simple alcohols may be beneficial. If you find your skin doesn’t like these simple alcohols, then free feel to avoid them by looking out for the Alcohol-Free icon.

Which Ingredients are classified as Alcohol?

A product will be alcohol-free if it does not contain any of the following alcohol ingredients:

  • SD Alcohol
  • Alcohol Denat
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Alcohol
Silicone-Free

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Intense Hydrating Booster is free from SkinCarisma flagged Silicones

Understanding Silicones

If you’ve ever used a skincare, makeup or beauty product that’s made your skin look and feel smoother tempoarily – it’s likely contained Silicone. They are a popular class of ingredients found in cosmetics due to their smooth, soft, easy-to-spread and smooth properties that help creates an artificial layer/barrier on top of skin or hair (commonly found in conditioners).

For the same reasons they are popularly used, they are also commonly avoided. Anecdotally, many individuals have reported that Silicones cause/excerbate breakouts, irritation, cause a feeling of skin being unable to breathe, cause clumping of cosmetic products and find it difficult to wash off. As a result, those who find them problematic are avoiding them and increasingly, cosmetic companies are avoiding them as well.

If you have had bad experiences with Silicones in the past, or suspect they are problematic then look out for the tick on the Silicone-free label.

Disclaimer

The Silicone-free label only includes the most common Silicone ingredients that have indentified been reported by individuals that could potentially cause issues.

These include: Amodimethicone, Behenoxy Dimethicone, Bis-Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Cetearyl Methicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Copolyol, Dimethiconol, Methicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Stearoxy Dimethicone, Stearyl Dimethicone, Trimethylsilylamodimethicone.

Note, that this does not include all ingredients part of the Silicone class of ingredients.

EU Allergen-Free

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Intense Hydrating Booster contains a SkinCarisma flagged Allergen

Understanding the Identified Contact Allergens

The EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has identified and established 26 cosmetic ingredients that are likely contact allergens (potential to cause skin allergies) as demonstrated in clinical or epidemiological studies. The EU’s SCCS have recommend cosmetic companies to disclose them on the labels if used and in cases where the concentration exceeds 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01% in rinse-off products, then they must be labelled.

Look out for the tick on the EU-Allergen free label to know your cosmetic is free from any of the 26 identified cosmetic ingredients.

For more information regarding the EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety, please visit their official website.

Disclaimer

The EU Allergen Free label is for the 26 ingredients identified by the EU SCCS and products will be only flagged if a suspected ingredient is on it’s ingredient list. It is possible for cosmetics to contain one of the suspect ingredients without it appearing on the ingredient list due to it not reaching the concentration threshold to disclose it and cosmetic manufacturers choice to not disclose it.

Also note, the EU Allergen Free label is not personalized for your own allergies you may have and it does not constitute as medical advice. For your specific case, always consult your medical professiona such as dermatologist, physician, pharmacist, or health care provider – please read our medical disclaimer for more information.

Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Intense Hydrating Booster is free from SkinCarisma flagged potentially Fungal-Acne feeding Ingredients

Understanding Fungal Acne (Pityrosporum Folliculitis/Malassezia Folliculitis)

Pityrosporum Folliculitis/Malassezia folliculitis or simply known as Fungal Acne is a persistent acne-like condition that commonly responds poorly to traditional acne-treating methods. Unlike most cases of Acne where bacteria is the culprit, Fungi is the culprit of Fungal Acne (Hence the name!). There are certain classes & groups of ingredients that have been shown to promote and feed the growth of the Fungal Acne, Fungi such as fatty acids, oils, esters, polysorbates and fermented ingredients.

For more information regarding Fungal Acne, please visit Simple Skincare Science (f.c) – #3 of our Recommend Skincare Resources for an amazing comprehensive guide!

Please Read: How to use the Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Label

At SkinCarisma, we’ve done our best to identify as many ingredients as possible but note the fungal-free label may not be 100% accurate due to the complexconditions and combination of ingredients that malezzeria can thrive on.

Additionally, products that may contain ingredients that have shown to feed Malassezia may not neccessarily exacerbate the condition due to concentration of ingredient used in the product, this information is simply not available on the products.

As a result, please note this is only an experimental label that can be best used to possible identify problematic products you have used in the past. It is in no way a perfect identifier nor a predictor in whether or not it will exacerbate or cause fungal acne. It will continue to be worked on as more information and research comes to light.

If you find any ingredients you believe should be included, please email us at [email protected]

Disclaimer

Due to the lack of substantial research into this area it is very likely there are other ingredients and class/groups of ingredients that could feed Fungal Acne which have not been indentified.

The Fungal-Safe label does not constitute as medical advice. For your specific case, always consult your medical professiona such as dermatologist, physician, pharmacist, or health care provider – please read our medical disclaimer for more information.

Delivering powerful relief for stressed, parched or unbalanced complexions, Sarah Chapman’s Intense Hydrating Booster multiplies your skin’s moisture levels to counter dehydration and leave it visibly plump, dewy and glowing.

Skinesis Intense Hydrating Booster

Skinesis Intense Hydrating Booster

Delivering powerful relief for stressed, parched or unbalanced complexions, Sarah Chapman’s Intense Hydrating Booster multiplies your skin’s moisture levels to counter dehydration and leave it visibly plump, dewy and glowing.

Spend £80 or more on any Sarah Chapman products and receive a complimentary 5ml Icon Night worth £19.50, whilst stock lasts.

A true hero for dry, stressed-out skin, Intense Hydrating Booster helps activate your skin’s natural defences to protect against environmental aggressors and reduce the visible effects of oxidation. A superior hydrating complex of low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid, Rosewater and moisture magnets counter dehydration and encourage your moisturiser to work more efficiently.

Ideal for daily use, particularly when in harsh weather or when travelling, this silky hydration serum leaves your skin noticeably plumped, reducing crepiness to restore a dewy radiant glow. Perfect for dry skin, it also helps rehydrate oily complexions that have been damaged by aggressive treatments.

How to use: Apply Skinesis Intense Hydrating Booster directly onto clean skin twice a day or mix it with your chosen skincare.

Active ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid LMW, Bioecolia®, Plerasan® Equilibra IGLSB, Alistin P5®, Pheohydrane™ P, Rose extract. Full ingredients list: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Decarboxy Carnosine HCL, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Algin, Beta Glucan, Maris Aqua, Citric Acid, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Chloroaetamide, Citronellol, Geraniol.

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You use the product as you would a moisturizer, except it comes out of the bottle in a small dropper applicator. You only need a few drops, anywhere from 2-4 per use. The product feels like a mix between a serum and a gel, and it feels ultra lightweight on your skin. Where you apply the product is really going to be dependent upon where your skin needs the moisturizing boost the most. Every week, I give myself an “at-home spa facial” with various products, one of which is a 10% Glycolic Acid cream. While it makes my skin look amazing after using it (and yes, the Glycolic Acid burns), it dries out my skin very easily because it is so strong. Usually the next day, I have a lot of peeling skin around the apples of my cheeks, my nose, forehead, and chin. I make sure to apply the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster after I use my 10% Glycolic Acid. It soothes my skin and absorbs fast, but most importantly, it keeps my skin from peeling. If you’ve ever experienced skin peeling on your face, you know that it looks unsightly and makeup does NOT play well with it.

Keeping My Skin Hydrated with Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster, Review & Tips

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I am a huge believer in taking care of your skin as a priority. Your skin is your canvas for makeup, and without taking care of it, makeup can look muddy, uneven, and just plain unsightly. My skincare has changed over the years throughout my twenties. In my early twenties, it was more about oil control and taking care of blemishes. While I still get the occasional blemish and I do have oily skin, I try to keep my skin as hydrated as possible, because hydrated, moisturized skin means less wrinkles and fine lines (something you actually think about when approaching thirty). It’s also important to keep your skin hydrated if you have oily skin, as very dry skin can cause your body to create more sebum, making you look even more oily. The balance act that is keeping your skin hydrated throughout the seasons can be tricky, especially if you use anti-aging and stronger products on your face like I do on a weekly basis. I feel like I have finally found my “holy grail” moisturizing booster that keeps the skin on my face from flaking and looking dry and dull: Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster.

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Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster contains Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol, Glycolipids, and Algae Extract, all of which help to restore the moisture balance on your skin. There is no artificial fragrance or color in this product, so it’s great for sensitive skin. This is hands down one of the first moisturizing products I’ve used that actually continues working even after I’ve initially applied it. There is an instant boost of hydration once you directly apply it, but I can actually notice a difference in my skin throughout the week, as well. It’s really a product that seems to do the whole hydration “balancing act” for you without much thought or the use of multiple products.

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You use the product as you would a moisturizer, except it comes out of the bottle in a small dropper applicator. You only need a few drops, anywhere from 2-4 per use. The product feels like a mix between a serum and a gel, and it feels ultra lightweight on your skin. Where you apply the product is really going to be dependent upon where your skin needs the moisturizing boost the most. Every week, I give myself an “at-home spa facial” with various products, one of which is a 10% Glycolic Acid cream. While it makes my skin look amazing after using it (and yes, the Glycolic Acid burns), it dries out my skin very easily because it is so strong. Usually the next day, I have a lot of peeling skin around the apples of my cheeks, my nose, forehead, and chin. I make sure to apply the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster after I use my 10% Glycolic Acid. It soothes my skin and absorbs fast, but most importantly, it keeps my skin from peeling. If you’ve ever experienced skin peeling on your face, you know that it looks unsightly and makeup does NOT play well with it.

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You can see the drops of product on my hand above. The product really is so lightweight and a little bit goes a long way. I’ve had this product for awhile now, and I still have only used about half the container, which is 1 fl oz. It’s important to me that my skincare products go a long way, especially if I really take a liking to them like this one. By focusing this product on my nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin, I keep my skin from peeling when using my 10% Glycolic Acid, and it also makes my skin glow. I’ve also noticed that my skin has a younger, more youthful appearance to it in general. Again, hydrated skin is always much less likely to wrinkle, so keeping it moisturized is key.

Dermalogica is offering Beauty Gala readers 15% off any Hydrating Booster purchase with coupon code: BOOST at Dermalogica.com (valid until 5/31/14).

The Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster is available at fine salon’s and spa’s, as well as at Ulta stores nationwide. You can also browse and purchase this product online at Dermalogica’s website. Each Skin Hydrating Booster retails for $56.00 USD for 1 fl oz. There are also several other booster products available, so check them out here! I’m extremely pleased with the intense, fast results I’ve seen since using this product, and will definitely be purchasing it when mine runs out!

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