ESSENTIAL OILS … life force benefits !
In the plant world some essential oils are produced to attract insects to aid in reproduction and in others to deter their enemies
from eating them or other plants from invading their patch. Of the large amount of essential oils that are extracted only a tiny percentage is used in aromatherapy, with the majority used in food flavourings as well as in the perfume and pharmaceutical
They really are the very essence or the “life force” of plants. By using these precious oils in skincare products we are reaping all the benefits of the essential oil.
The essential oils we use help make up the active ingredients in our skincare products. Unlike synthetic fragrances that just smell and don’t contain any benefits to the product, essential oils have a heavenly aroma AND a therapeutic value.
When correctly blended they are highly beneficial in balancing and maintaining skin types and conditions. In fact essential oils can greatly complement each other by creating a synergy in which they are more powerful when combined than if they are used separately.
The essential oils used in our skincare products have all been extracted from plants without using any chemical solvents. Often steam is used to extract the precious oils or cold pressed in the case of most citrus essential oils.
Ever wonder why a certain smell/aroma creates an emotional reaction?
Our Olfactory system (responsible for detecting odour) is linked to our Limbic Brain – which deals with emotions & memory (amongst other things). So our reaction to smell is often influenced by childhood associations, people, places & events in
Of course this is an exceptionally personal response! What you love – someone else may loath!
But there is no doubt about the beneficial addition that essential oils make to our skincare products!
Cleansing and exfoliating removes dry skin and dead skin cells – this allows your skin to really absorb moisturiser, not just leave it sitting on the surface. Well moisturised skin will greatly improve the application and staying power of foundation (liquid or powder).
For day time your moisturiser should be easily absorbed into the skin. A moisturiser can be light but still very nourishing. Our Aromatic Moisturiser is for oily combination skin types and our Botanical Moisturiser is for dry, normal & sensitive skin types.
At night time after cleansing (always double cleanse if you have been wearing make up) you need to apply a heavier and more intense moisturiser to really replenish the skin whilst you sleep. Our Dream Cream really is the crème de la crème!
Follow our skin care steps and you will Create the Perfect Canvas for Make Up every time!
I believe that a woman who accepts herself – how she looks and who she is – will always radiate true beauty. Understanding how to make the best of yourself begins with a good skin care routine followed faithfully and always looking after your skin … religiously!
x the elly b team
In Part 1 we said “Faithfully following a really effective simple skin care routine is the very first step
to creating the perfect canvas.”
Here’s Part 2 … it’s all about exfoliating. The skin has many layers and it is in the dermis that brand
spanking new cells are produced. Approximately every 3 – 4 weeks our skin replaces damaged &
tired out skin cells with lovely new ones! How quickly this happens depends on your age & general
Whilst the skin replaces itself, it does not always get rid of dead skin cell build-ups and other
impurities on the surface … they’re the flaky bits that you may or may not be able to see in the
mirror. But they are definitely the bits that your make-up will not only adhere to – but highlight
for you too! Horror of horrors – sometimes you don’t even know they are there until you apply
foundation, spoiling that overall smooth silky look you are after. Regular exfoliation will help stop
Our gentle face exfoliator is exactly that …. gentle. Tiny natural spheres of jojoba beads roll over
your skin to buff away these flaky dead skin cells & impurities – leaving skin brighter, cleaner &
smoother. Because they’re spheres they don’t scratch the skins surface causing micro-tears.
Having removed the dead skin debris your skin will now more readily absorb moisturiser – from a
skincare point of view that’s one of the best advantages of exfoliating. We recommend you do this
at night time and always follow with a really good/intensive moisturiser. dream cream or argan gold
will give maximum hydration – and your skin will love you!
So for “make up ready” skin,
to create the perfect canvas –
regular exfoliation is a must!
Even if you prefer not to wear make-up, exfoliation is very much a part of a healthy skin care routine.
x the elly b team
Happy Fathers’ Day to all the wonderful dads, granddads
and great-granddads out there…we love you!!
( If you’re still stuck for a present, don’t forget great skin isn’t just for the mums! )
x the elly b team
To get that really radiant & healthy complexion you have to begin at the beginning! Faithfully following a really effective simple skincare routine is the very first step.
Make-up always looks better when applied to skin that’s smooth, clear and has a natural glow.
So the first step is to cleanse morning & night. Cleansing gets rid of daily grime, make-up and excess oilyness as well as loosening dead skin cells. If you wear make-up it’s always a good idea to double cleanse at night time to make sure your skin is really clean. Our ="http://www.ellyb.com.au/cleanse-tone/cream-cleanser-100mls.html" target="_blank">Cream Cleanser is very gentle and a double cleanse won’t rob your skin of moisture.
We highly recommend removing our cleanser with our Special Cleansing Cloth. This muslin cloth works wonders and it’s like a very very gentle exfoliation helping to remove dead skin build up that makes skin flaky and dull looking.
Keeping your skin clean will help prevent breakouts, pimples and blackheads. Our Cream Cleanser has a beautiful creamy texture. When massaging on your face make sure you concentrate around the nose area, chin & forehead.
Using elly b Cream Cleanser combined with our Special Cleansing Cloth really makes your skin clean, velvety and soft. It also helps the products that follow to be better absorbed into your skin, rather than sitting on the surface. Skin needs to be well moisturised for a smooth application of foundation.
So cleansing and using a special cleansing cloth are just the first part of creating the perfect canvas for make-up! Even if you don’t choose to wear make-up this is the first step to radiant healthy skin.
Don’t forget that our skin can also reflect our internal body, so good nutrition, exercise & drinking plenty of pure water will keep your bodies largest organ – your skin – in great condition.
Before applying a moisturising cream in the evening – I highly recommend using a gentle face
exfoliator 2 or 3 times per week. Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells & daily grime, boosts
circulation and leaves your skin brighter & cleaner.
Some face scrubs are really rough on your skin and may cause micro tears to the skin surface,
causing problems not solving them.
But our Gentle Face Exfoliator is exactly that – gentle! It’s made with spherical jojoba beads to
gently roll over the skin and buff and polish without disturbing your skins natural barrier.
A huge advantage to exfoliating is that moisturiser absorption is greatly improved. I recommend
exfoliating at night time & following with our intense treatment moisturiser Dream Cream for a
really radiant skin! I promise you will really notice the difference!
Suitable for all skin types except sensitive. For sensitive skins we recommend our cleanser used in
conjunction with our special cleansing cloth which gives a very gently daily exfoliation with each use
of the cloth.