Meet The Founder

She’s so Cult: Sarah Chapman

The brand you’ve spied in EVERY beauty influencer’s skin care stash, Sarah Chapman’s stand-out range has joined our Hall of Fame. Super-facialist to the stars (she’s worshipped by innumerable socialites and editors), Sarah has distilled her 20 years of expertise into a high-performance line of bathroom cabinet have-to-haves, which work to stimulate the skin with potent plant extracts and pioneering lab-derived ingredients. A feast for your complexion, it’s time to find out what the fuss is all about…

Lauded for her signature ‘gymnastics’ massage, which keeps clients’ complexions soft, supple and ‘elastic’, {Sarah Chapman} has been working her own, specialised brand of skin magic from inside her chic (and discreet) Chelsea clinic. The destination for those in pursuit of perfect skin, Sarah brings an abundance of wisdom, advanced understanding of cosmetic science and inexhaustible enthusiasm to her role – cementing her status as one of the industry’s go-to experts for quotes, guidance and insider knowledge. Providing highly efficacious, bespoke treatments – no two facials are the same – Sarah celebrates the individual; identifying the unique needs of your skin and in turn, tailoring her technique to correct any imbalance and recapture radiance. 

It is now ten years since her celebrated skin care line – {Skinesis} – was conceived and the impressive range continues to be used in almost every beauty blogger’s skin care ritual. Created to deliver Sarah’s sought-after skin-wizardry ‘at home’, the multi-award-winning line stars a synergistic mix of the most cutting-edge ingredients and healing, restorative botanicals. Where luxury meets efficacy and ‘softness meets strength’, there’s a reason her range is a fixture of the editors’ routines – trusted to rejuvenate and vitalise complexions and in turn, delay development of tell-tale signs of ageing. 

Harnessing all the ‘big hitters’ – retinol, peptides, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and stem cells – these potent formulations also showcase some of nature’s most phenomenal plant extracts which combine to accelerate cellular turnover, stimulate repair and in turn help to minimise the degradation of skin’s ‘building blocks’ – the elastin and collagen responsible for maintaining its ‘bounce’, resilience and stretch. Jewel in the crown is her {Overnight Facial}: a sophisticated, serum-oil elixir that contains a cocktail of cosmeceutical actives alongside soothing, anti-inflammatory omegas and lusciously scented essential oils to create a treatment that that has aesthetic and aromatherapeutic benefits. 

Familiar ingredients such as vitamins C and A brighten skin tone and defy signs of ageing, while more advanced technologies including ‘Renovage’ (which helps to increase the life span of cells) and ‘Dermaxyl’ (which boosts collagen via advanced peptide technology) help to fortify and densify skin’s fragile framework. Antioxidant vitamins, coenzyme Q10 and an omega-rich oil delivery system then comfort and protect your complexion, while the pure essential oil blend of jasmine, frangipani, rose and tuberose envelops your head with the most sublime scent and ensures that this overnight treat is a pleasure to use. 

And it doesn’t end there. Alongside her super-charged topical treatments, Sarah’s tools upgrade your ritual to simulate her facial from the comfort of your bathroom (or your sofa – we won’t tell). Her innovative {Facialift} is consistently bestselling (with good reason) – a two-pronged, wishbone shaped device with (weird) rotating massagers and flat disc ‘tappers’ that miraculously brightens, lifts and stimulates lymphatic drainage to reduce puffiness, expel toxins and help to keep breakouts at bay. Mimicking the movements used in Sarah Chapman’s signature Skinesis facial (which Victoria Beckham calls the ‘best in London’), it will grant you that enviable post-facial glow all day long.


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…