Holidays are coming - what you need to know

July 07, 2023 3 min read

Holidays are coming - what you need to know

Elave is your Passport to Healthy, Happy, Holiday Skin!

Travel can broaden the mind – but it may compromise your skin! Before setting off on that well-deserved foreign holiday, don’t forget to take precautions to protect your skin. For example, skin is happiest when humidity is between 40-70%, but inside an aircraft cabin it is often as low as 20%. Pressurised cabins also affect blood flow, leaving your complexion looking dull and lifeless. If you have ever taken your shoes off on the plane, then tried to get them on again at the end of the flight, you will know how lack of movement causes puffiness. This is exacerbated by those pre-drinks in the bar and salty snacks on board. Even when you reach your destination, you cannot let your guard down, because UV rays and a change of diet can wreak havoc on your dermis. But there are steps you can take to get your skin travel-ready.

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Prep by making sure your skin is in pristine condition

Prepare your skin by removing the dead skin cells with a gentle formulation like Elave Hydrating Cream Cleanser,a unique combination of hydrating emollients and cleansers which removes make-up and impurities. This vitamin and aloe vera enriched formula soothes and prevents moisture loss and irritation. Elave Skin Balancing Cleansing Gel blendsnaturally derived foaming cleansers with pure antimicrobial Manuka Honey for a deep cleansing treatment. This multi-action formula is a source of natural amino acids and humectants which refresh and hydrate, while vitamin E and camomile extract protect against environmental damage.

Stimulate collagen synthesis and cellular rejuvenation

Elave Rejuvenating Night Treatment contains hydrating emollients together with glycolic acid arginine complex to promote cellular regeneration and stimulate collagen synthesis, actively rejuvenating the skin overnight to reveal younger-looking, brighter and deeply hydrated skin. This gentle and replenishing formulation is free of parabens and fragrance and is recommended for all skin types, including super sensitive skin.

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Hydrate from the inside out – and the outside in

Drinking plenty of water while you travel is a must – green tea is also very beneficial. Avoid alcohol!  Hydrate your skin from the outside in withElave Intense Moisture Surge with fractionated coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin E and natural glycerin for active hydration and repair, leaving skin feeling soft and rejuvenated. Elave Skin Balancing Moisturiser contains antimicrobial Manuka honey and other naturally derived prebiotics to regulate the skin’s balance and restore a healthy barrier. Antioxidant vitamins B5 and E combine with natural glycerin and hyaluronic acid to boost hydration levels and smooth the appearance of fine lines and imperfections.

A handy skin hydration kit for your inflight comfort

These three handy formulations will be invaluable once you are on board. Elave Eye Rescue Serum is a light, easily absorbed balm with a matte finish. A unique combination of natural bio extracts including Brazilian Muira Puama and Madonna Lily reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, while aloe vera calms and vitamins B5, C and E provide antioxidant environmental protection. Elave Daily Lip Defence is an ultra-hydrating lip balm SPF20 with coconut oil, shea butter, naturally derived collagen and vitamin E to recondition, smooth and protect lips. Menthol gives a cooling sensation. Avoid dry hands with Elave Hand Treatment Balm. Shea butter, ultra-pure fractionated coconut oil and hydrating emollients repair and hydrate dry skin, while vitamin B5 softens and conditions.

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Guard against photoaging with UV protection

Elave Daily Skin Defence SPF45 combines oil-free emollients which hydrate the skin with high UVA and UVB protection. The invisible zinc, vitamin B5 and E enriched formula is quickly absorbed into the skin to offer sunscreen protection and repair environmental dermal damage. Helps guard against signs of photoaging such as dark spots, roughness and loss of elasticity. Elave Sun SPF30 and Elave Sun SPF 50+ are specially formulated for dry, sensitive and eczema-prone Irish skin. These pure, vegan formulations are infused with 12 antioxidants and 9 botanicals to guarantee no itching, prickling or rashes while offering high protection against the UVA & UVB damage such as sunburn, photoaging and more serious conditions.


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