I have been testing Sarah Chapman’s Skinesis Eye Recovery ($84) for the past month and I have to say it is doing an excellent job of firming the skin around the eyes, fading fine lines and generally making me look more awake even after watching the Oscars with friends. Like the Oscar ceremony presenters, there are amongst the ingredients of this eye cream a few James Francos, skulking around and not contributing much, but so many, many more hardworking Anne Hathaways.

The stars amongst the cast list of ingredients are a who’s who of the peptide world. There’s Syn-nake (dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate,), a muscle relaxing peptide that is supposed to work better than Argireline, Syn-Coll (palmitoyl tripeptide-3) that is supposed to outdo Matrixyl 3000, although for good measure that’s here too, and dipeptide-2, an improver of lymphatic drainage.

Those hardworking Anne Hathaways in Sarah Chapman’s Skinesis Eye Recovery include teprenone (also called Renovage), which is meant to stabilize telomeres and prevent cell death.  Carnosine is also thought to extend cell life. And there’s another complex ingredient called adenosine triphosphate, which is the main energy source for cells and muscles.

My post Oscar watching eyes appreciated the various ingredients included for dealing with dark circles : hydroxysuccinimide, hespiridin methyl chalcone and the skin whitener tricholoma mastutake singer extract. Another botanical worthy of note is antioxidant phellodendron (cork tree).

The Francos include several silicones, pegs, stearates, copolymers and the preservatives triethanolamine and phenoxyethanol. But overwhelmingly, the Hathaways (there are many more than I have given a call out to here) carry the show.

Sarah Chapman is a British esthetician and I will be reviewing her serum in a few weeks as well.


Aqua, glycerin, cetearyl olivate, dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate, isopropyl palmitate, sorbitan olivate, phenyl trimethicone, palmitoyl tripeptide-3, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, sodium hyaluronate, crosspolymer, plantago lanceolata extract, crithmum maritimum extract, butylene glycol, palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, teprenone, hespiridin methyl chalcone, dipeptide-2, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl oligopeptide, chrysin, hydroxysuccinimide, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, cetearyl alcohol, dicetyl phosphate, ceteth-10 phosphate, acetyl tyrosine, proline, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, adenosine triphosphate, ethylhexyl palmitate, silica dimethyl silylate, hyaluronic acid, bismuth oxychloride, cyclopentasiloxane, hexylresorcinol, ppg-12/smdi copolymer, triethanolamine, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, saccharide isomerate, xanthan gum, dimethyl MEA, stearyl glycyrrhizate, retinyl palmitate, thioctic acid, carnosine, ubiquinone, tocopheryl acetate, tricholoma mastutake singer extract, santalum album extract, phellodendron amurense extract, hordeum distichon extract, mica, titanium dioxide, iris florentina extract, jasminum officinale extract, lilium candidum extract, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, aloe barbadensis, hydroxydecyl ubiquinone, peg-8, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, ascorbic acid, citric acid, disodium edta