From Paris with love, Sampar Crazy Cream touched down on my doorstep not long ago and darn it, I think I’m going crazy about this product! And folks, it’s a good kind of crazy.
It’s your tinted moisturizer/skincare/moisture booster/natural-looking radiance/cream in this beautiful packaging that will make you say oh la la.
Is it obvious that I’m pretty excited about this brand?
But first, let’s get acquainted with the brand, shall we?
Sampar is a brand with authentic and pure compositions, instilled with unparalleled elegance and built not only on the solid foundation of SAMUEL PAR but also around the lifestyle of the real Parisian woman.
The year 2004 is said to be the turning point as Patrick Sounigo dreamt of an urban brand, one that would reflect its times, and after being introduced to Antoine Bouillot, a talented designer with a shared vision, Sampar was born. This brand has one mission, and that’s to awaken the sleeping beauty in every woman, uncovering and revealing her natural allure.[toggle title=”History”]
SAMPAR is the brainchild of Patrick Sounigo, a man of many talents. After completing six years of medical studies at Cochin Hospital in Paris, he decided to full-heartedly pursue his true calling and make cosmetology his main focus. In 1984, in the Saint Germain de Près neighborhood, he inaugurated the Institut Samuel Par, a one-of-a-kind skin pampering destination that was to become a “must” in the world of beauty. Here was offered an eponymous line of skin treatments developed with active natural ingredients. Samuel Par very quickly set itself apart with its never-before-seen concept: skin correctors, personally tailored treatments destined to equilibrate cutaneous imbalances of varying skin types. [source: Sampar website]
Newest Product Lauch: Sampar Crazy Cream (available in Nude or Tan)
I was lucky enough to get the chance to review Sampar Crazy Cream, their newest addition to this beautiful family of ‘smart skin’ products and the 1st tinted moisturizer that hydrates 24hr and stimulates the skin’s self-protection against photo-ageing UV rays. Crazy Cream carries the scent of luxury, it’s sophisticated, feminine and lingers for a while on my skin. There’s really nothing like it and you know I have my fair share of experience when it comes to BB, CC creams or any color-changing base products. It’s one of those smells you only get with ‘high end’ products, best way of putting it.
I picked Nude (lighter shade) and at first glance I thought perhaps I made a mistake since it looked white with the first two pumps. But surprise, surprise, this cream blends so well, while improving the tone of my complexion plus it’s buildable to a degree. The air pump packaging makes it easy to control the amount dispense plus it’s also hygienic.
It really has the color changing or correcting effect just like Mizon CC Cream, but in my opinion, better! Yes, better!
It’s super lightweight, and does not clog my pores, yet it still manages to offer sheer coverage and that dewy finish like no other. There’s no sign of caking or any chalkiness nor it looks like they’ve settled in my large pores. Sometimes it feels like I don’t need a moisturizer anymore — oh the competition. In fact, I’m sure my favorite brushes and sponges have missed me already since this cream is easily blendable, you only need to work it with your fingers when applying. Just like when you would put your normal facial cream or daily moisturizer.
[message type=”info”]Now if you’re looking for full coverage, this might not be the perfect product for you, however, you can use this as a base product prior to applying your favorite foundation or BB cream, which offers more coverage.[/message]
Micropigments provide a subtly nude result.
The Hydrocomplex retains moisturization and maintains elasticity and suppleness.
SSP (Smart Sun Prevention) reinforces the skin’s natural defenses against harmful UV’s and prevents the damaging effects of the sun and photo-ageing.
Adenosine naturally boosts collagen, elastin and neutralizes the dermo-contractions responsible for expression lines.
Sampar Crazy Cream retails for 35 Euros (approx $48 for a 33ml), which is less than what I paid for my first CC cream back then and can be purchased on their website.
Honestly, I was very skeptical at first, but after using this for more than 3 weeks, I can definitely say that Sampar Crazy Cream is one of the best creams I’ve tried so far!
Q: Over to you beauty beans, would you be interested to try this product? What do you think of this crazy cream?
More info on shades to give you an idea on how it compares with a drugstore brand. You’ll notice that Revlon CC Cream is lighter and ‘heavier’ compare to Sampar CC and has a cream to almost matte finish, while the latter is much more dewy looking.
Shade Comparison with Revlon CC Cream in Light/Medium