Simple Skin Cycling

June 14, 2024 3 min read

Simple Skin Cycling

Skin-cycling confirms that when it comes to establishing an effective skincare regime, less is usually more ...

Skin-cycling – using fewer facial formulas, less often - is the latest beauty trend. Elave advocates for a simple, gentle approach to skincare, so if you feeloverwhelmed by the number and variety of skincare products you use, and how often you use them, it is probably time to rethink your skincare routine. 

Using too many formulations in a sort of ‘kitchen sink’ approach can lead to clogged pores and pilling. Pilling is where products react against each other and clump together, forming tiny balls that roll back off your skin. Using too many products from too many different brands also increases the risk of irritant reactions.

More is definitely not better when it comes to skincare. On a daily basis, all you really need to do is cleanse, moisturise and use a sunscreen. You can intersperse this with using an exfoliator or serum a couple of times a week. Establishing a skincare routine is particularly important for people with sensitive, eczema and rosacea-prone skin types.

A minimalist approach to skincare helps deliver 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 is easier to achieve with formulations specially created for sensitive Irish skin.

Gentle, sulfate-free cleansers for daily use on sensitive 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 avitamin 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.. 

Chemical exfoliation is gentler on the skin than physical exfoliation. Sloughing off dead skin cells creates a palette of smooth, healthy new skin cells. Studies show that glycolic acid is an effective exfoliant and particularly useful in treating acne and minimising discoloration or scarring caused by acne.

Glycolic acid rejuvenates facial skin and promotes regeneration

Elave Rejuvenating Cleansing Treatment contains 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.

Elave Rejuvenating Night Treatmentis 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.

Moisturiser should be applied to the face twice a day, after cleansing - a pea-sized amount is enough.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.

Use non-reactant sunscreens to protect against environmental damage

Finally, you must protect your skin from UV rays, which cause 96% of sun ageing in the form of fine lines, wrinkles and sunspots.Many sunscreens contain harsh ingredients that trigger allergic reactions like itching and rashes, so avoid irritation by using Elave Sun invisible zinc, irritation-free formulations enriched with naturally-sourced antioxidant botanicals and vitamins. 

Elave Daily Skin Defence SPF45is quickly absorbed into the skin to help repair environmental dermal damage. An SPF of 45 helps guards against the signs of UV exposure such as dark spots, roughness and loss of elasticity. Use over or instead of a moisturiser.Recommended for all skin types.

Elave Sun SPF30/SPF50+ contain both physical and chemical sunscreens to offer broad spectrum, water resistant and infrared thermal protection. The SPF30 is an invisible zinc formula which leaves no white marks behind.  Properly applied, SPF30 blocks out 97% of the sun’s rays and SPF50 blocks out 98% of the sun’s rays.



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