21 January, 2015 What’s New: Sarah Chapman Rapid Radiance Cleanse
Whenever I’ve settled into a skincare routine, I’m always tempted to add something a little different to the mix. Whilst my skincare regimen remains the same (and you can read about it here), I’ve been trialling a lightweight, refreshing cleanser from Sarah Chapman, and so far, I’m seriously impressed.
For my birthday I received a gift card to Space NK, and made a conscious effort to pick something up I normally wouldn’t go for if I was just browsing in-store. The new Sarah Chapman Rapid Radiance Cleanse caught my eye, as it’s a departure from the range’s emphasis on thick, nourishing and moisturising skincare products, which I typically steer away from.
The cleanser is clay-based, and contains a combination of lactic and salicylic acids – two ingredients that work brilliantly for oily skin, and do a great job at resurfacing and clarifying my complexion. Because of the clay formula, the cleanser is most suitable for combination-to-oily skin types, although the pore-refining and fine line-reducing elements would work well for more mature skin types too.
I’ve been using the Rapid Radiance Cleanse in the morning by massaging it into dry skin for approximately 90 seconds, and then towelling off with a warm muslin cloth. It has a similar consistency to the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, and using these two cleansers on alternate mornings has really helped to create a more radiant complexion, as well as boosting my circulation and getting things looking less dull and sallow.
The Rapid Radiance Cleanse works best for me in the morning, but it’s nice as a second cleanse too. I’ve also used it as a mask (applied on dry skin for 15 minutes), and it’s worked in the same way the REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial instantly brightens and lifts the complexion, but with added pore-minimising properties.
It’s seriously pricy at £29 (here), but as a birthday treat, I’m glad I picked this up. If you’ve received a gift card to Space NK recently, it’s always worth investing in some skincare products you wouldn’t normally buy, as you might just find your next wonder product!
What are your thoughts on this cleanser, and which skincare treats have you picked up recently? I’d love to know! Leave your recommendations and questions below, or tweet me @MakingItUpBlog!
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