I’m starting a new series here where I’ll do a review for the products I’ve used up. Because for one, for someone that likes to constantly testing out the new and the latest, finishing up a product is a pretty big accomplishment; for two, it gives me enough time to form a conclusion; and for three, I really need to clean up my stash and you know… use them – I thought this series could be my drive to finish up more products.
So, the Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial. This is definitely a YouTuber enabled purchase, as Sarah Chapman is not a big brand name outside of UK (actually I don’t think it’s a household name in UK either, but don’t quote me on that, I could be totally wrong), but all of her products I have tried so far are nothing but amazing, especially the Overnight facial (her Intense Hydrating Booster is another bomb product, reviewed here), which practically opened the gate of facial oil for me.
A lot of her products come in this sleek pump package, which I personally love: great for travel, no risk of spill out. However, there is no way of telling how much product you have left, which is the only complaint I have about this product.
I’m terrible at describing scent, so let’s just say it’s a pleasant one: very light, super calming, the type of scent you would expect when walking into a high-end facial/spa place. It’s a treat when massaging the oil to your face at night.
Great! It’s a very light oil that almost feels silky on the face, absorbs into the skin quickly and doesn’t feel greasy or sticky at all. If you are interested in introducing facial oils to your skincare routine, but are afraid of the traditional oily texture, I would highly recommend giving this a try, as it’s possibly the most lightweight facial oil I have tried that still delivers results.
How to Use it:
I like to have 2-3 pumps in the center of my palm, warm it up slightly and massage it to my entire face and neck for about a minute, then followed by a moisturizer. I don’t consider this as a serum+moisturizer all in one product like the Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum, but more as a standalone serum.
It’s claimed to leave your skin “looking plumped, rejuvenated and glowing”. I’m not 100% sold on the rejuvenation part, but again, I have never really believed a bottle of product alone can rejuvenate and give you younger looking skin anyway. It does, however, keep my skin well hydrated and balanced, plumped and glowing, though, I do think the Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum gives me more glow in comparison (it’s basically my holy grail skincare product, reviewed here).
The bottom line is that I think it’s a great intro product for anyone who is interested in facial oils, and it’s definitely going into my repurchase list. It’s a good all-around serum that addresses dehydration, dull, and first sign of aging skin. Not a cheap product by any means, but very reasonably priced comparing to other high-end, luxury brands.
On a site note, I have heard great things about the Sarah Chapman facial treatment in her clinic in London, kicking myself in the butt now for not paying a visit when I was in London last year 🙁