I have had an exciting month travelling to the Far East for work and play, visiting Cosmoprof in Hong Kong to look at all the latest and greatest innovations in the industry and spending a little time in Thailand for rest and relaxation. I always find it fascinating to see how the industry is evolving, looking at new trends, seeking out new technologies and searching for new packaging for some of my new innovative formulas for next year. This was my first ever visit to Hong Kong and I loved it. There is so much energy, the city is buzzing and there are so many great places to visit in the daytime with a lively nightlife of cool bars and fantastic restaurants in the evening, so after a 24/7 few days I managed to sneak away to Thailand.  Bangkok is the most amazing place, the culture, food, markets and vibrancy was too much to see in one day so we were on our feet from 7 am till midnight cramming it all in but could have done it all over again. Shopping, eating and sightseeing from the Oriental hotel on the river for lunch to the night markets and neon lights at night but there was time for a thai massage in the hotel and they are GOOD!  Next up was a plane, car and boat to a remote spot for some rest, nestled amongst trees far away from the world looking out over the most amazing sunsets.  Lost my bikini to a rather eager monkey who was intrigued by the little flowers and sequins, luckily I wasn’t wearing it! I would jump at the chance to go out to the Far East again- maybe next year, let’s see what life has in store!

I have been busy in the clinic seeing all my regular clients and also the lovely Naomi Watts who was in London filming the new Diana film; I can’t wait to see her bring Diana to the big screen next year.  Lovely Katherine Kelly has been busy since leaving Coronation Street and I can’t wait to see her in Mr Selfridge on ITV soon.  Journalists and VIP’s  have been checking in for our new Stem Cell Collagen Activator Facial, it’s a great treatment pre and post Christmas parties and to revive tired skin in the New Year!

I am very excited about my new cosmetics bags as they look so lovely. I am so pleased with them I have put together some fantastic Christmas Collections available for purchase on the website and in the Clinic with some amazing savings as my gift to you this Christmas! All the sets have a variety of my hero products and come in my new signature luxury bags. There are three different sets to choose from for the perfect gift for the skincare lover in your life or to treat yourself! We're celebrating with free P&P from Midnight tonight until midnight on Tuesday 18th December so there's still time to get your gifts in time Christmas!

I am also looking forward to the launch of our new Sarah Chapman Skinesis newsletter coming soon! Sign up to receive all the latest news and special offers on our website. There will be an “Ask Sarah” section where I will be answering all your skincare dilemmas so send your questions to info@sarahchapman.net with the title “Ask Sarah” and we will choose one to answer in each letter.

Make sure you continue to check our Facebook and Twitter for news and promotions and to see my Friday Face Fact! Every week I’ll be sharing a piece of my expert knowledge on skincare and top tips for you to try out at the weekend.

We have had a busy month for press as well with Instant Miracle Mask featuring in Woman and Home and the Facialift in Glamour, Marie Claire and Essentials! The press are getting ready for the new year so I have already been asked to contribute with my top tips for repairing post party and New Year skin.

I’ll leave you with a little skincare tip to help combat this sudden cold weather and save you from dry crepey winter skin: Add some hyaluronic acid into your regime to hold on to moisture and hydrate and plump winter skin, you can either take internal supplements (there’s some excellent options on www.victoriahealth.com) or apply topically by seeking out ultra-high doses in your serums and creams- try my Intense Hydrating Booster.