THE ELEMIS SKINCARE ROUTINE: ROSE 26 Oct 2018
At ELEMIS this month, we’re feeling rosy – it must be something to do with the launch of our limited-edition Pro Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm, created in support of Breast Cancer Care.
So, why rose? We chose to spotlight this time-honoured beauty ingredient for several reasons. An amazing variation of flowers, including size, shape and colour. Versatility of extracts that can be produced from this humble flower include beautifully fragrant, soothing and calming essential oils and absolutes, to emollient and caring Petal Waxes and rejuvenating vitamin and fatty acid rich oil from its seeds. Rosehip seed oil has even been touted as ‘nature’s retinol’! And finally, few natural ingredients possess an aroma as heady, soothing and calming as the rose.
To celebrate the launch of this rose-tinted iteration of our long-loved Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, we’ve put together an entire rose-infused routine, so you can reap the full benefits of this beautiful bloom throughout your skincare, both day and night.
1. Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm
It’s lucky this limited-edition wonder comes in a weighty Supersize tub, because we’re willing to bet you’ll find any excuse to slather it on your skin, day and night.
Fans of the iconic original will be recognise the indulgent balm texture, the way it melts away all traces of the day, and the unrivalled skin-softening results. Extracts of rose - that’s the oil, wax and petals – bring an intensely soothing twist, not to mention the beautiful nostalgic aroma.
Up to seventeen varieties of English roses are selected for their complexity of fragrance . Rosehip Seed Oil brings intense skin-renewing properties, while Rose Flower Wax increases the balm’s emollient powers and English Rose Oleo Extract provides nourishing properties.
To enjoy the benefits of this special blend, warm a small amount between your palms before massaging over the face, neck and décolleté with light circular massage movements. Moisten fingertips and continue to massage, before removing with the accompanying cleansing cloth. Remember to breathe deeply and slowly, allowing the aroma to quieten your mind. If the aroma is too soothing to wash away (we admit, this is likely,) simply leave the balm to linger as a deeply nourishing mask!
2. Gentle Rose Exfoliator
A real treat after a long day, this gentle exfoliator buffs away dead skin cells while keeping the skin barrier in balance. Perfectly spherical jojoba beads gently slough away the dead skin cells from the skin surface, while cucumber extract provides cooling and soothing properties.
Slip this into your evening routine once a week for a renewing boost. Massage a small amount (the size of a two pence-piece) onto a damp skin with circular movements, allowing its silky texture and subtle aroma to quieten your mind before rinsing with warm water.
3. Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules
In today’s urban environment, our skin needs a little more anti-oxidant power to protect it from environmental pollution. Each capsule delivers beautifully fragranced pure moringa oil, with up to 1700% more anti-oxidant power than many other oils, ideal for mopping up free radicals.
As your skin has different needs in the morning and night, each tub contains two different capsules, one for morning and one for evening. In the AM, smooth a rose-infused capsule over your cleansed complexion for a hydration boost that lasts all day (and a perfectly smooth base for makeup.) Come evening, select the lavender capsule to soothe both your skin and mind.
4. Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
And finally, no rose-centric routine would be complete without our revolutionary Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.
This supreme daily hydrator offers multi-faceted benefits for the skin: a unique Padina Pavonica algae locks moisture into the skin, boosting hydration levels, while Ginkgo Biloba provides superior free-radical protection. Finally precious Rose and Mimosa absolutes keep your complexion calm, whatever the day throws at you.