So, where to begin with the Sarah Chapman Intense Hydrating Booster, I picked this up as part of a QVC Special Value Set back in June last year (yes ,last year!!) Mini review of that here and I have to say this was probably one of the products that I was least excited about, I hadn't really heard much about it which is why it took me a while to get around to using it, my main reason for getting the set was the Overnight Facial Oil (obvs) which is one of my favourite, favourite products to use. The Intense Hydrating Booster is a serum that I'd liken to the likes of Indeed Labs Hydraluron in the sense that it helps to deliver an intense hit of moisture and really get whatever product you put on top of this, be it a cream or an oil really working to benefit your skin, this is the only real likeness that I've found though, the Intense Hydrating Booster is a lot more fluid in form and comes in a little pippette dropper bottle, it also smells quite literally divine, it contains rosewater and it's definitely that scent that comes through the strongest, it's like a spa treatment in that sense, it's not an in your face rose scent, delicious but subtle enough to not be offensive in any way.
It's very silky in formula, almost like a light oil but it's actually oil free, I use around 2-3 drops of this and I find that's plenty to work across my face and down onto my neck, one thing is it does run very easily so I'd recommend appling a few drops into your palm, rubbing between your palms and then applying onto your face, I normally apply products onto the tips of my fingers then press onto my face but this runs before I can even start, not an issue just something to be aware of. The packaging for this states that it is for Stressed, Parched, Dehydrated skin which I definitely tend to lean towards having dehydrated skin and this really is lovely and I notice a real difference when this is included in my routine. The website also mentions that it's great for skin recovering from too much sun exposure which I would actually be inclined to agree with, I don't tend to over do it in the sun but this is really colling and refreshing and very gentle so I think it would be perfect. Hyaluronic Acid is the base product in this which is the key product delivering that hit of moisture but this is combined with Bioecolaia and Beta Glucans which help to prevent against airborne bacteria affecting skin. There's also claims that this helps with plumping fine lines and wrinkles which isn't something I can comment on as I'm fairly lucky I don't have any yet but this delivers on all it's other claims so I can't see it failing on this, my skin definitely feels a little plumper after using.
I was hoping to not do a war and peace blog post but it's definitely going that way so i'll try and tie it up now, it's a really lovely product that really feels like you're treating your skin, it's not cheap at £57 but skincare is the one area I don't hold back on spending really plus keep an eye out for sets, the QVC TSV that I got was really amazing value and they're great for trying out other products, I wouldn't have thought about trying this had it not been included in this set.
Have you tried this? What did you think?
P.S This and the Overnight Facial Oil = Skin Heaven