October 03, 2023 4 min read
Skinimalism is one of the big skincare trends for 2023, but what exactly is it and how do you ‘do’ it? For many people, lockdown was the ideal opportunity to re-examine many aspects of their lifestyle – and skincare was one of the most talked-about topics. Stripping back, not loading on, became the goal.
If you feel overwhelmed by the sheer number and variety of skincare products you
use, it is probably a good sign that you need to rethink your skincare routine. After
all, why slavishly follow a 10-step regime with all the products you ‘should’ be using
when a 3 or 4-step programme is all you really need?
The goal of skinimalism is to support healthy, balanced skin via an uncomplicated, targeted programme of treatment consisting of three to five products. The goal is to protect your skin while letting its natural beauty shine – and that’s easier to achieve withe formulations specially created for sensitive Irish skin!
When you combine too many active ingredients, or mix and match skincare
techniques, your skin can become overwhelmed and overstimulated. By using too
many cleansers, toners, exfoliators, serums, moisturisers, face oils and so on,
you may overload your skin over the longer term, making it more difficult to treat
concerns like breakouts, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
Sometimes less is more when it comes to skincare
Using fewer products lowers the potential for sparking triggers caused by live ingredients which conflict with each other – or using several which simply replicate the same task. Using too many products in the wrong way can also cause ‘pilling’.
This occurs when tiny clumps of product sit on your skin and eventually start peeling and flaking off. It is most likely to happen when you use oil and water-based products together.
The skinimal approach also offers many practical, as well as aesthetic, advantages.
Take a look in your cabinet - we bet it is filled with loads of diverse products, some of which you will have had for ages and may be past their usage date. Now is the time to clear out anything that is a distraction to establishing a positive skincare regime and to focus on the products you know work for you.
A good clear-out provides an opportunity to consider more carefully the role and
benefit of each formula for your skin type and to establish a quicker, more efficient
regime. For example, why would you use three different products when one product
might do it all? This approach has the added bonus of saving you money on
expensive products which you do not really need.
Elave Skincare delivers skinimal care for every skin type with formulations that are
easy-to-use, effective and affordable. There is no fuss, no waste, no risk – just pure,
gentle, skincare. But that doesn’t mean missing out on highly effective ingredients -
Elave offers gentle, non-irritating cleansers to suit every skin.
Elave Facial Cleanser is a gentle, sulfate-free cleanser with antioxidant vitamin E to protect against cellular damage and repair dry, sensitive skin. The 250ml pump pack is a great value offering which is suitable for daily use, particularly on dry and eczema-prone skin.
Elave Hydrating Cream Cleanser is a vitamin B5 & E, natural glycerin and aloe vera enriched formula which removes make-up while hydrating the skin. Elave Skin Balancing Cleansing Gelblends naturally derived cleansers with pure antimicrobial Manuka honey UMF 10+ in an oil-free formula.
Elave Rejuvenating Cleansing Treatmentcontains hydrating skin cleansers combined with 12% glycolic acid arginine complex to gently exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin, actively promoting cellular regeneration and stimulating collagen synthesis.
For two highly effective, full-size products try the money-saving Elave Rejuvenating Skin Collection containing Elave Rejuvenating Cleansing Treatment and Elave Daily Skin Defence SPF45.
Moisturisers boost skin hydration to smooth the appearance of fine lines
Elave Skin Balancing Moisturiser contains naturally derived prebiotics to regulate
the skin’s balance, together with antimicrobial Manuka Honey UMF 10+, hyaluronic
acid, vitamins B5 & E, and glycerin. It is quickly absorbed with a matte finish that leaves the skin rebalanced, soft and refined.
Elave Intense Moisture Surgecontains fractionated coconut oil and shea butter
which is naturally rich in vitamin E and glycerin to repair and surge moisture into the
skin. This combination of active hydration and repair leaves even the most sensitive
skin feeling soft and rejuvenated.
Look for little extras that work together, not against, each other
Elave Rejuvenating Night Treatment is a unique combination of hydrating
emollients and 8% glycolic acid arginine complex which repairs and rejuvenates
facial skin overnight to actively rejuvenate the dermal barrier, revealing younger,
brighter and deeply hydrated skin.
Elave Eye Rescue Serum is a light, easily absorbed balm with a matte finish
specially designed to rejuvenate the delicate eye area. The skin is hydrated and
smoothed thanks to a combination of natural bio extracts, including Brazilian Muira
Puama, Madonna Lily and Aloe Vera.
Sunscreen protection is vital for everyone, every day of the year.
For a money-saving pack that meets all your needs, try Elave Skin Balancing
Essentials. The three products are designed to work together for even the most
sensitive, reactive skin types. Contains Elave Skin Balancing Cleansing Gel, Elave Skin Balancing Moisturiser, and Elave Daily Skin Defence SPF45.
Elave Daily Skin Defence SPF45 combines oil-free emollients to hydrate the skin,
together with high UVA & UVB protection. The invisible zinc is absorbed quickly and the vitamin B5 & E antioxidant enriched formula helps protect skin and repair environmental skin damage. Use without, or under, makeup.
Elave Skincare works together to deliver gentle care for sensitive Irish skin – there
is no fuss and no frills, just affordable, effective, sustainable skincare that guarantees happy, healthy skin. All the products are available on this site or from Tesco, Dunnes Beauty, Chemist Warehouse and community pharmacies.
December 01, 2023 3 min read
Christmas, as merry as it is, can be stressful on our skin - late nights, rich food and too much alcohol can all wreak havoc. Bearing in mind that our skin is already being challenged by cold, wet weather, we need to take extra care to make sure our dermis is nourished and protected at this special time of year.
November 23, 2023 4 min read
October 03, 2023 3 min read
Your face is literally always on display, so it is natural to want to show the world a healthy, glowing complexion. However, exposure to the elements also means that facial skin is most vulnerable to environmental factors, physical damage and signs of ageing.
Failure to look after the dermal barrier on our face can produce highly visible consequences like breakouts, flakiness, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. Elave Skincare formulations are specially created to combat these issues.
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