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Sarah Chapman’s Skinesis Eye Recovery- reviewed and recommended

Is a Solution for:
Dark Circles, Sagging Skin
March 2, 2011 Reviewed by Marta 7 Comments
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
  • March 8, 2011

    by marta

    Hi Barrie, bound to be one of the Francos. As it happens, I've testing the Sarah Chapman serum and got a rosacea outbreak. I'll look into what the common ingredients are.

  • March 8, 2011

    by Barrie

    Something in this cream really irritates my eyes. I would like to figure out what the offending ingredient is. I have no problem with YBF Correct although I find many eye creams irritating as well.

  • March 4, 2011

    by Junko

    Laura, you're going to love SenZen for the moisture and hydration...but Sarah Chapman's is hard to resist because of all those powerful ingredients! If you purchase it let us know!!! Cause then, I'll hold off until you post back what YOU think of it!

  • March 4, 2011

    by marta

    Sarah Chapman is a British brand, but you can get it at the American version of

  • March 4, 2011

    by Laura

    Based on Junko's recommendation, I just ordered the ZenSen eye cream, but I'm also tempted to alternate with this one as it has totally different ingredients...where can it be purchased?

  • March 2, 2011

    by Junko

    Ingredient wise this one looks incredible ~ I'm with Julie * I'll need to add this to my favorites pages!

  • March 2, 2011

    by Julie Kay

    This eye cream looks well worth remembering when I need to restock! Thanks, M'Lady. ~jk

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