Rated 4 out of 5 by beautydemystified Gentle, regular exfoliation
Described by Chapman as a 'daily use complexion correcting liquid refiner', this product works a liquid, exfoliating toner, promoting a brighter, more radiant appearance, whilst plumping the skin, and creating the illusion of reduced pore size.
The resurfacer contains a substantial amount of phytic acid, lending great antioxidants to the product, which should remain stable due to the opaque packaging of the product. Phytic acid, as a plant active, also lends an ability to exfoliate, by loosening cell cohesion and facilitating the shedding of corneocytes (the cells which form the upper-most layer of the skin: the stratum corneum). Lactic acid (an Alpha Hydroxy Acid) resurfaces the skin, with the resurfacer leveled at the correct pH for the acid to functon. Sodium hyaluronate (the salt of hyaluronic acid) hydrates and plumps the surface of the skin, further improving its texture. Vitamin E and C act as antioxidants within the formula, preventing premature aging.The addition of fruit extracts and menthol may be pose problems for extremely sensitive skin.
After several weeks of use, I really do like this product. As an exfoliating toner, it does a great job of promoting a brighter, clear complexion, by gentling resurfacing the skin through acids. Those who haven't used leave-on acids before may notice a slight tingle with the first couple of uses, but nothing at all severe. If you notice prolonged redness after use (when using an SPF product), discontinue use.
The product has a slightly sticky, tacky texture when first applied, which is significantly less noticeable once it has dried. This may put some people off who prefer the feel of a slighter, water-like toner. Once dry, the resurfacer leaves the skin feeling primed and ready for the application of serum and moisturiser.
A really nice product for those who are fond of light, regular exfoliation and the use of acid toners.
April 04, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by minou Disappointing
Made no difference apart from drying skin out slightly. I've used similar products with very good results - including one from QVC sold years ago called PX Prescriptives which was excellent - but this one did nothing. Also, the method of dispensing was poor - you push down with a cotton pad on the 'button' type of lid, and the product comes out - the problem was it would squirt out, everywhere but on the cotton pad!
March 14, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by RealJaneBlue Disapointing result
I can't really see what effect, if any at all, this product is having on my skin. I've seen better results in one night using liquid gold - with this, I've noticed nothing.
The aroma is pleasing, and I had high hopes of visible results. As others have said- the design of the bottle means mess, and waste. This is going back I'm afraid, will stick with what works.
February 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by InternetShoppingQueen1 Smooth As Silk
Four stars only because delivery system takes a bit of practice to avoid wasting this otherwise fabulous product. I've found the trick to avoid waste is to press down once quite rapidly rather than slowly it then pops it onto the cotton pad. I've been trying this since beauty day, I can't believe how smooth it has made my skin, especially around my nose with visibly results to my face it stimulates skin. I have a good skin care routine including regular exfoliation this has kicked it up a level. Like video I use on my décolleté area, neck and backs of hands. I use both sides of my pad to stretch the product out. I started with twice a day now use at night followed by usual moisturiser. It's a keeper even for sensitive skin.
February 13, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by LushLox Fair, but not the best I've used
This is a pleasant enough resurfacing product but it doesn't quite have the same effects as some other products I've used.
I'm really loving resurfacing toners. I've been using Zelen's Resurfacing Facial pads - these are simply the best I've used it leaves my skin looking so radiant and hydrated; excellent but so expensive. So I decided to buy something slightly cheaper. I love Sarah's Overnight and Morning facial so thought I would give this a try; however, it's just not 'amazing' for me. When I apply an acid toner I am used to seeing an immediate difference which I just don't get with this product.
I agree that the applicator needs some re-thinking, it is very badly designed in my opinion, you waste so much product.
I will continue to use it until it finishes but unless I see some dramatic change I'm unlikely to repurchase.
January 30, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beautyinformer Lovely smooth skin
I agree with the first review that the product dispenser is badly designed. I have used it as demonstrated by Sarah Chapman using a cotton pad pushing down onto the white spot on the top of the container but the liquid still gets caught under the rim, so I stand it on a cotton pad to catch what runs out so none of the product is wasted. It is nice to use though and my skin feels a lot smoother and refined. That is why I gave it 4 stars. I also emailed Sarah Chapman direct to inform them of the dispenser problems and I don't think I was the first person to highlight this. I will keep the product as I like the results from using it.
January 29, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gilly06 Impressed
I love Sarah Chapman products but not all of them love me. This one however really gives me results. I feel that my skin has shown improvement, more moisturised and fresher. I also need less of the serum and moisturiser afterwards. I didn't give this product a 5 because you have to be really careful with the cotton wool pad placement and pressure. If you aren't the product shoots out at very peculiar angles and you lose it! .
January 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stoneyhurst01 Great compliment to any beauty regime
I am absolutely obsessed with different types of exfoliants/acid toning as part of my skincare routine. I spotted this new addition from Sarah Chapman at a well known high end beauty emporium a few months ago before this came to QVC and pounced on it immediately. This is one of the better liquid exfoliants out there and certainly helps the other products you use afterwards work more effectively and provide more enhanced results. My current morning routine, I use this in conjunction with morning facial and I achieve a lovely healthy glow to my medium Afro Caribbean skin tone. In my top 5 list of "acid toners"
January 24, 2016