Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Basics: Back to School Beauty with the Sisley September Subscription Box


Happy September! Earlier this summer, I discussed the recently launched Sisley-Paris Beauty Subscription; this monthly luxury features five skincare and beauty samples, often in deluxe travel sizes that provide an authentic experience with the products.  I am excited to share an extensive overview of the offerings for September as well as an early fall beauty look drawing from Sisley-Paris favorites and new releases. 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line...

September is upon us!
The impending fall signals a host of changes; temperatures begin to drop, schedules become more complex and, with school back in session, the ubiquity of our alarm clocks guarantees a reduction in sleep. What better way to combat this seasonal flux than with the *Sisley-Paris September Subscription Box. Focused on "The Basics," this collection of five deluxe samples creates a fresh, balanced and glowing slate for your complexion; going back to school has never felt so luxurious!


Riffing off of the "back to school" theme (I am a professor, after all!), here is an academically-inspired breakdown of what you can expect in this month's box...

Course Syllabus:
  • SISLEŸA Essential Skin Care Lotion: Designed to heighten the results of the skincare to follow, consider this a post-cleansing warm up. 
  • SISLEŸA L’Integral Anti-Age: Opulently potent, this cream is a lesson on how to masterfully target all elements of aging—from genetic to environmental to behavioral—in a single product.
  • SISLEŸA Eye & Lip Contour Cream: Special topics (like lips and eyes) deserve a mini lecture and this rich cream masterfully covers all the bases (e.g., dryness, fine lines and dark circles). 
  • The Neck Cream: This new release is a study in strategic results for the sensitive neck and jawline. 
  • Restorative Fluid Body Cream: Much like a cumulative final exam, this lush cream is a befitting last step in the skincare routine, delivering essential moisture to the entire body.  
Full-sized skincare pentad. 
As aforementioned, the *Sisley-Paris September Subscription Box is marvelous way to gain access to a myriad of skincare and beauty products from the line; this "try before you buy" process offers two subscriptions ($60 for 6 months and $100 for 12 months), thereby guaranteeing exposure to a score of products on a regular basis so future skincare purchases are as informed as possible. 

First step.
The *SISLEŸA Essential Skin Care Lotion (also available at BeautylishNordstrom, and Sisley-Paris) is an effective first step for masterfully prepping one's skin for the products to come. 

Official details courtesy of Sisley-Paris

Sisleÿa Essential Skin Care Lotion is the 1st step of the anti-aging skin care routine.Skin is perfectly prepared, making it more receptive to subsequent skin care treatments. 

Essential active ingredients (Marshmallow extract, Padina pavonica, Phytosqualane and Gingko biloba) help moisturize and nourish the skin. Renowned anti-aging active ingredients from the Sisleÿa range (White Willow, Alkekengi Calyx, Padina pavonica, Gingko biloba) help support radiant, youthful skin.


Immediately, the skin is replumped, radiant and better prepared to benefit from other daily skin care products. 
After 4 weeks, signs of aging are reduced and skin appears visibly younger.

Non-comedogenic.

Usage Tips:

Morning and evening, apply to cleansed face and neck. Apply the product with the fingertips, massaging gently until it has been completely absorbed and continue with your usual beauty routine.

Active Ingredients:

  • Marshmallow extract: moisturizes the skin by delivering molecules able to retain water
  • Padina pavonica extract: reinforces the hydric layer of the dermis by boosting the synthesis of GAGs
  • Phytosqualane: moisturizes and nourishes by delivering lipids that are structurally similar to those found in the skin
  • Ginkgo biloba extract: helps tone the skin, anti-oxidant
  • Alkekengi Calyx extract: helps protect the skin, thanks to its anti-free radical action
  • White Willow extract: helps protect the dermis fibers thanks to its anti-collagenase and anti-elastase properties
Face is covered. 
The *SISLEŸA L’Integral Anti-Age (also available at Beautylish, Nordstrom and Sisley-Paris) is a potent and powerful daily face cream that targets every facet of aging skin for an undeniably younger-looking visage.


Official details courtesy of Sisley-Paris:

A major factor of aging is linked to personal lifestyle. Everyday stress, life’s hardships and various excesses deregulate the biological life cycle of cells.
This behavioral dimension, the third dimension of aging, affects the face even more than genetic or environmental aging. 

Sisleÿa L'Intégral Anti-Âge fights against the visible signs associated with the 3 types of aging to provide a truly complete anti-aging solution. 

It contains stimulating active ingredients (Phytostimuline, Rhatany extract and Lady’s Mantle extract), regenerating and restructuring active ingredients (Ursolic Acid, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, Soy peptide extract, White Willow leaf extract), Lindera extract for cellular rhythm*, Persian Acacia extract for cellular energy*, and a Yeast and Soy protein complex for cellular longevity*.

The results are spectacular on wrinkles, firmness, radiance, density and hydration to preserve the skin's beauty. 

Usage Tips:

Apply Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge morning and evening to face and neck.

Active Ingredients:


  • Apple pip extracts (Phytostimulines and Ursolic Acid): regenerate and stimulate the skin
  • Rhatany extract and Lady's Mantle extract: help to stimulate and smooth the skin texture
  • Cocktail of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids: to revitalize
  • White Willow leaf extract: antioxidant*, anti-collagenase* and anti-elastase*
  • Adenosine: anti-wrinkle
  • Lindera extract: cellular rhythm
  • Persian Acacia extract: cellular energy
  • Yeast and Soy protein complex: cellular longevity
  • Shea butter: protects and repairs
  • Glycerin of vegetable origin: hydrates and softens * In vitro test
Lip companions.
*SISLEŸA Eye & Lip Contour Cream (also available at BeautylishNordstrom and Sisley-Paris) is my multi-tasking go-to lately for smoother lips and brighter eyes. 

Official details, courtesy of Sisley-Paris:

Sisleÿa Eye and Lip Contour Cream is a powerful anti-aging product. It fights wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. Rich in plant-based extracts (padina pavonica, matricaria, and licorice) and vitamins, this gentle and comfortable cream effectively maintains skin's hydration, elasticity, and toned appearance. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while it helps to fight against dark circles and under-eye bags. The eye contour is more radiant and toned. Wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness are gradually reduced.

Usage Tips:

Use morning and/or evening on clean, dry skin. Using the spatula, take out a small amount of the Sisleÿa Eye and Lip Contour Cream. Apply by smoothing the product over the areas around the eyes and lips until it has been fully absorbed.

Active Ingredients:

  • Matricaria (German chamomile): softens, soothes
  • Rose: freshens, softens
  • Licorice: softens, soothes
  • Padina Pavonica: stimulates the synthesis of glycoaminoglycans
  • Vitamin E Acetate: anti-oxidant
  • Orange Blossom: tones
  • Provitamin B5: softens and maintains the moisture level of the epidermis
The neck is under control.
 *The Neck Cream (also available at Beautylish, Nordstrom and Sisley-Paris) skillfully cares for the delicate neck zone, for a firmer and more rejuvenated look. **Also reviewed in my most recent story for the Neiman Marcus blog!


Official details, courtesy of Sisley-Paris:

The neck is often overlooked by anti-aging skin care. It is a delicate area that requires special attention, as it lacks sebaceous glands, is exposed to environmental damage (sun, wind, friction from clothing, etc.), and the support muscles of the neck are less resistant than those of the face. With age, the skin on the neck is therefore more vulnerable to creping and sagging. Loss of firmness in this area results in a creased appearance and less defined contouring.

The Neck Cream - Enriched Formula - meets the specific needs of those wishing to firm and refine their neck, which is showing signs of aging, and recover more defined contouring. The formula combines four major actions to preserve the beauty of this fragile area.
1. Immediate Tightening Effect
Oat seed extract, "3D toner" active ingredient, creates a continuous and elastic film on the surface of the skin, for an immediate “lifting” sensation. The combination of extracts of Rhatany and Lady’s Mantle, with astringent properties, helps to reinforce the immediate tightening effect.

2. Intensive Firming Action
Soy fiber extract promotes the synthesis of skin molecules* (including collagen) to fight loss of firmness and improve skin tone. It is combined with Vitamin E Acetate, an anti-oxidant active ingredient that protects from oxidative stress.

3. Unique Refining Action
This formula is enriched with a powerful cocktail of refining active ingredients to redefine the neck and promote perfect dimensions. Caffeine is combined with Red Algae extract and Horse Chestnut extract for visible action both on reducing the flesh fold beneath the chin and on the remodeling of the contouring. 

4. Moisturizing and Nourishing Action
Shea butter, Glycerin of vegetable origin, Sunflower oil and D-Panthenol provide hydration and nutrition for softer skin.

Usage Tips:

Apply twice a day for 2 months for an intensive skin care program and once a day as part of a beauty maintenance routine.

TO TONE
Spread a small amount of product on both hands.
With the right hand, apply the cream to the left side of the neck, using circular movements. Repeat these circular movements with the left hand on the right side of the neck.

TO FIRM
Place both hands at the base of the neck and move up towards the nape using a smoothing gesture. Repeat 3 times.

TO RESHAPE / REFINE
Alternatively, smooth the area under the chin and along the jawline from left to right with the right hand, then from right to left with the left hand. Repeat each movement 3 times.
Active Ingredients:
  • Oat Seed extract: "3D Toner" active ingredient / toning effect and immediate lifting sensation Extracts of Rhatany and Lady’s Mantle: astringent properties, to smooth the skin texture + reinforce the immediate toning effect Soy Fiber extract: promotes the synthesis of skin molecules* (including collagen) to fight loss of firmness and strengthen skin tone Vitamin E acetate: protects from oxidative stress Caffeine: promotes the elimination of fat cells Red Algae extract: slows the mechanism responsible for fat storage* Horse Chestnut extract: strengthens the resistance of blood capillaries to facilitate cutaneous micro-circulation and promote drainage as well as eliminating toxins Glycerin of vegetable origin and D-Panthenol: moisturizes Sunflower oil: nourishes, softens and revitalizes the skin Shea butter: nourishes, regenerates, protects, provides suppleness, softness and comfort to the skin 
Body beautiful.
The *Restorative Fluid Body Cream (also available at Beautylish, Nordstrom and Sisley-Paris) bathes skin in a long-lasting cloak of hydration; I use it post-shower to seal in moisture and love how soft my arms and legs feel following a single application.

Official details, courtesy of Sisley-Paris:

The Restorative Fluid Body Cream is a skincare product that treats the harmful effects of environmental stressors (cold, wind, sun…). It provides an immediate fresh, soothing sensation. This fluid, easily-absorbed emulsion is formulated with plant extracts (shea butter, carrot, aloe vera) and essential oils (geranium and lavender). It soothes the epidermis, rehydrates and restores suppleness and softness, prevents dryness, and restores the skin's comfortable feeling.

Usage Tips:

Apply to clean, dry skin as often as necessary.

Active Ingredients:


  • Aloe: hydrates. Shea Butter: nourishes, soothes, heals, softens, and protects.
  • Jioh: hydrates. Carrot: revitalizes.
  • Andiroba: soothes. Phytosqualane: emollient, hydrates.
  • Vitamin E Acetate: anti-oxidant
  • Lavender (essential oil): soothes and balances.
  • Geranium (essential oil): tones
The complete look.
To create a complete fall beauty look, I employed the use of the following products: 
This perfect complexion pair is coming up soon! 

Swatches in direct sunlight. 
The following images reflect all products in action in afternoon light...

*Sisley-Paris Lipstick in Petal alone on the lips. 
Petal.
Petal.
Wearing *Sisley-Paris Phyto Lip Twist in #10 Sugar alone on the lips.  
*Sisley-Paris Dream Palette on the eyes. 




Wearing Sugar on the lips.

Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this overview of the *September Sisley-Paris Subscription Box! If you love skincare and are always in pursuit of the next best product, this is a brilliant way to indulge in your passion on a monthly basis. 

What are some of your favorite Sisley-Paris products?  Do tell!

Good things ahead, including a fresh FOTD, a life update and a rundown of the best online sales of the holiday weekend...keep an eye out ; )

xx,

--The Beauty Professor

** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-16 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

2 comments:

  1. Such beautiful products! I wish we had the Sisley Subscription box available in the Netherlands ;-(. Surely a nice way to try products and receive a box every month... Nice pictures, as always....and looking out for all the swatches of Sisley's new foundation! It sounds great!

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  2. I've been obsessed with Sisley since my best friend clued me in to their magic 10 years ago when she worked for their US corporate office. Since their products have been my one luxury. I tell my husband it will be cheaper than a facelift in the long run. I'm getting close to 40 now and when my much younger sister (12 years!!) and I are together, people ask us all the time if we're twins. Love this subscription concept for those of us who can't afford every indulgence to try before we buy!

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