Written by Maria Nichol
With more than 30 years of expertise in the cosmetics field, it’s fair to say Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh knows a thing or two about beauty. Harnessing knowledge and experience he and his team garnered at his now-famous clinic in the heart of London, he created a skincare line synonymous with high-performing formulas that are packed with do-good ingredients.
With the Serum Repair as our Haul of Fame, we sat down to find out more about Dr Sebagh as he shares his skincare tips, plus read on to find out how you can win their coveted Shimmering Body Oil, the brand’s latest release.
TELL US ABOUT DR SEBAGH. HOW DID YOU GO FROM DOCTOR AND PLASTIC SURGEON TO GLOBALLY RECOGNISED BRAND?
“Having practised head and neck reconstructive surgery for many years, I specialised in aesthetic surgery. As one of the pioneers of cosmetic medical procedures, I conceived the concept of ‘Ageing-Maintenance’ as a gentler way to maintain a youthful glow and age gracefully. My vision and treatments are now recognised throughout the world.”
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO CREATE THESE INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS?
“I have always had an artistic eye. My upbringing in Paris, surrounded by wonderful architecture and museums, gave me great pleasure and introduced me to beauty long before I left university.
As a perfectionist, I wanted to provide the best skincare possible for my patients at home so they could look their best for longer. Unlike most niche skincare brands, Dr Sebagh products are all manufactured in my own factory in France using original formulations I work on with our team of expert in-house chemists. Our aim is not only to deliver the right ingredients for a daily skincare regime but also to transform the skin.
We have won awards for many of our products, but our bestsellers are: Rose de Vie Serum, Serum Repair, Deep Exfoliating Mask, Supreme Eye Serum and of course our exclusive patented Pure Vitamin C Powder Cream.”
SPEAKING OF INNOVATIONS, YOU’VE JUST RELEASED A BOX-FREE INITIATIVE HAVEN’T YOU?
“Yes, in a bid to reduce packaging, we’re allowing our customers the opportunity to purchase their favourite products without the packaging and in turn, receive up to 50% off. This is a new box-free initiative that has really taken off.
THE SERUM REPAIR IS A LIB FAVE. CAN YOU GIVE US A TOP TIP ON THE BEST WAYS TO USE IT?
“My award-winning Serum Repair contains a very high percentage of hyaluronic acid which deeply hydrates the skin. It also contains a potent dose of a patented Micro Molecular Collagen Peptide, which stimulates the skin’s own cells to produce collagen, and a peptide that assists the physiological reconstruction of the matrix structure of the dermis to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also gives a superb lift and tightening effect on the skin.
For a beautiful, sun-free stay-cation glow, blend 1-3 drops of Serum Repair with our award-winning Dr Sebagh Self-Tanning Drops. Whether you are chasing a light, natural, subtle glow or an ultra-deep tan, you can dial up or down how many drops you add to your moisturiser or serum for the desired effect. This is my team’s favourite combination!
YOU’VE JUST RELEASED AN EXCITING NEW SHIMMERING BODY OIL, WHAT ARE THE KEY INGREDIENTS AND WHY IS IT GOOD FOR OUR SKIN?
“The beauty of my new Shimmering Body Oil formula is that it not only adds an irresistible sparkle to the skin, but it also works to expertly protect, nourish and minimise the appearance of lines and wrinkles for all skin types. It is a dry oil, meaning it is quickly absorbed into the skin and does not leave a sticky residue.
The key ingredients are Rapeseed oil and Octyldecyl PCA, rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidant Vitamin E. This works to deliver intensive moisturisation and reinforces the skin’s natural barrier. It also soothes sensitivity or itchiness—after sun exposure, for example.
After 18 months of research, I created the perfect blend for Shimmering Body Oil consisting of two different types of mother of pearl to achieve a beautifully bronzed, glittering gold effect.”
THE SHIMMER IS AN ALL-YEAR-ROUND PRODUCT TOO, ISN’T IT?
“Absolutely. Shimmering Body Oil is a fantastic year-round product. It gives legs and shins, a beautiful sheen, perfect for Autumn and Spring when you want to go bare-legged. It is great to highlight specific areas such as shoulder, décolletage or the tops of your feet for a hint of party-ready sparkle. It’s essential for your evening bag!”
Want to get your hands on the Shimmering Body Oil? We’ve teamed up with Dr Sebagh to give FIVE lucky people the chance to WIN a bottle worth £55! Head over to our Instagram to enter.