One brand that I noticed during my visits to Paris is Sampar Urban Active, a line that is intended to restore and protect skin subjected to environmental influences that may contribute to aging using natural ingredients. I was recently sent the Sampar Vivid Radiance Serum ($85, but discounted up to 20% at online retailers including Apothica).
As you can tell, I’m used to spending upwards of $100 for serums without a blink. I respect the research and care that goes into developing new innovations. On the other hand, if something works for half the price then I’m even happier. I’ve used serums from Perricone MD, Chanel, Bobbi Brown and others.
After using Sampar Urban Active for two weeks (2x daily) on the face, I was very impressed. It improved my skin’s texture and softness. I don’t have any face wrinkles or creases yet (except a few small ones around my eyes), but overall my skin seemed softer, more refined and clearer.
Sampar Vivid Radiance Serum relies on a combination of peptides, walnuts and chestnut to boost the skin’s resistance and calms inflammation. I liked it about the same as some of the Chanel serums that I’ve used in the past (although Sampar’s is less expensive). I’ve always wondered about people who told me “Don’t buy Chanel. You can get something that works just as well for cheaper.” I always asked, “well, what, exactly?” I never got an actual answer, and I wasn’t very happy with the options that I tried. Sampar is a nice option.
The texture is very light, it is a very light pink that buffs to clear. I did not notice any strong scent. Once I allowed the serum to sink in, I didn’t notice that it was there. Except, of course, for the results.
Bottom line: Great results, great price. Highly recommend.
Ingredients: Aqua(water), octyldodecanol, polyglyceryl, methacrylate, palmitoyl oligopeptide, juglans regia (walnut seed)prunus amygdalus dulcis(sweet almond oil)buytlene glycol, butyrospermum parkll (shea butter), lactitol xylitol, mentha piperita(peppermint extract), maltodextrin, malpighi glabra(acerola)fruit extract, chlorphenesin, phenoxyethanol, polyacrylamide,C13-14 isoparaffin,laureth-7. ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP , copolymer, methylparaben, propylparaben, ethylparaben,butylparaben, isobutylparaben, tocopheryl acetate, parfum(fragrance), limonene, hexly cinnamal, coumarin, butylphenylmethlpropronal, citronellol hydroxyisohexyl3-cyclohexenec arboxaldehyde, geraniol, tetrasodium EDTA
This product was sent to Cafe Makeup without charge for consideration for review.