Tips & Advice


Protect your skin against pollutants

Mary Cohr Phytoxygene

From dirt particles to chemicals to CO2 emissions, your skin is constantly being exposed to daily pollutants. These pore-clogging impurities disturb the skins natural processes and lead to dehydration, dullness and premature signs of ageing. Our skin can become suffocated by toxins, showing imperfections.

Keep your skin clean, healthy and radiant with the new Mary Cohr Phytoxygene facial (see the video) or the very latest Peptide products from Elemis.

Peptide⁴ Antioxidant Hydra-Serum

Tackle dull, dehydrated and tired-looking skin with this antioxidant-rich serum. The ultra-light formula is enriched with Hyaluronic Acid and Honesty Seed Oil to intensely hydrate while softening the look of lines and wrinkles, leaving skin feeling smooth and protected with moisture.

This Peptide-powered hydrating serum helps to support the skin’s own natural defense from everyday pollution which can compromise the skin’s natural moisture barrier, leading to a dull and dehydrated appearance. A blend of Lotus Flower Milk, Saffron Flower and Indian Gooseberry, rich in polyphenols and flavonoids, leaves the skin looking smooth and bright for a flawless look.

Peptide⁴ Overnight Radiance Peel

Formulated with a blend of skin-smoothing acids and nourishing botanical oils, this daily exfoliating treatment refines and revitalises the skin to improve the look of skin clarity and tone. This gentle milky peel works the night shift to leave skin looking and feeling silky smooth and brilliantly bright by morning.

This overnight peel combines Lactic Acid with AHAs derived from Hibiscus Flower to support cell renewal and rehydrate the skin, banishing dullness and promoting a more even, radiant complexion. Gentle enough for daily use, this peel helps to brighten the complexion while reducing the look of pores.

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Commit to better skin with Elemis

Peptide 24/7 4-Step Collection

Combat the effects of modern living with this collection of antioxidant-rich formulas that support the skin’s natural renewal process, leaving you with a refreshed, renewed and revived look.

Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser dissolves makeup and impurities while helping to defend against daily pollutants for a youthful-looking radiance.

Peptide⁴ Adaptive Day Cream adjusts to skin's needs throughout the day, blurring the appearance of minor imperfections for a balanced, hydrated appearance.

Powered by flowers, this lightweight gel mask is clinically proven to lock in moisture for up to 24 hours.

Rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, Peptide⁴ Thousand Flower Mask instantly revitalises dull, lacklustre complexions while improving the look of skin radiance.

Dynamic Resurfacing 4-Step Collection

Formulated with a powerful blend of brightening enzymes, this Dynamic Resurfacing routine sweeps away dead skin cells and evens out the complexion for a smooth radiance.

Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash deeply cleanses with a non-abrasive, exfoliating formula for smooth, radiant-looking skin.

Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads chemically and physically resurface skin without disrupting its protective barrier, improving the look of skin texture and tone.

Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules contain potent day and night facial oils that help de-stress skin and replenish moisture lost due to the effects of everyday pollution.

Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask targets uneven skin texture and light scarring for a smoother, renewed-looking complexion.

Pro-Collagen 4-Step Collection

Fight the first signs of ageing by committing to this daily routine of best sellers. This exclusive 4-piece system deeply hydrates skin with unique marine actives to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm contains 9 powerful essential oils to easily dissolve makeup, dirt and impurities, leaving the skin feeling soft, supple and deeply cleansed.

Infused with Padina Pavonica and other marine actives, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is clinically proven to improve hydration and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just 14 days.

Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal is formulated with a powerful combination of amino acids and vitamin-dense marine actives to smooth and tone the delicate eye area, revealing truly youthful-looking eyes.

Superfood 4-Step Collection

Put your best face forward with this 4-piece collection of vitamin-packed Superfood formulas that leave skin looking and feeling clean and healthy.

Jam packed with antioxidant-rich fruit extracts, Superfood Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator gently scrubs away dead skin cells for a smoother, brighter-looking complexion.

Superfood Facial Wash deeply cleanses skin with a nutrient-dense Supergreen Complex for a healthy, outdoor-fresh glow.

Superfood Day Cream's quick-absorbing, Prebiotic formula provides daily moisture and nourishment for a hydrated, healthy look.

Formulated with omega-rich Broccoli, Flax Seed and Daikon Radish, Superfood Facial Oil replenishes moisture for a smooth and radiant-looking complexion.

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The Ultimate Anti-Wrinkle Routine

Younger looking skin in 14 days with the Pro Collagen Marine Cream family.

Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm: If heaven was a skincare product, it would be Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. Formulated with a cocktail of 9 essential oils and anti-ageing algae, this cult-favourite balm to oil to milk cleanser gently dissolves makeup and daily impurities for a soft and glowing complexion.

Pro Collagen Marine Oil: Discover an ageless glow fit for a mermaid with this luxurious facial oil. A precious trio of seaweeds – Padina Pavonica, Golden Seaweed and Roaring Water Kelp – delivers intense hydration while reducing the look of lines and wrinkles for a youthful, dewy radiance.

Pro Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30: Finally, a sunscreen that doesn’t feel like sunscreen. We brought our bestselling moisturiser to a whole new level with the addition of SPF 30. Protect against harmful UVA/UVB rays, boost hydration and prevent the signs of ageing, all in 1 step.

Pro Collagen Ultra Rich: With the same anti-wrinkle power as the original but with a thicker lusciously rich texture.

Pro Collagen Overnight Matrix: This clinically proven treatment works the night shift so you wake up with a firmer, less creased and more youthful-looking complexion. Next generation Smart Technology targets stressed skin to seal in hydration and restore natural balance to your skin.

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The Eyes Have It!

An essential part of any skincare routine, eye products come in different formulas which are made specifically for the delicate skin around the eyes. When it comes to eyes, fine lines and wrinkles are the biggest concern, followed closely by lack of firmness, dark circles and puffiness and yet over half of us don't use any eye cream! Invest in a great eye treatment - there's no better way to prevent ageing around the eyes.

During November take 20% off a Mary Cohr eye product prescribed by your Gingerlily Beauty Therapist following the newly released Mary Cohr Eye Lifting Treatment.

Eye Contour Acti-Serum

An intensive treatment that smoothes away wrinkles and fine lines around the eye contour. It strengthens the structure of the extremely fine layer of skin around the eyes, restoring a more youthful appearance.

Eye Fresh

Rich in tissue-draining plants and Green Seaweed extract, this effective gel is ideal for erasing signs of fatigue and visibly minimising puffiness and dark circles. Its refreshing texture boosts effectiveness by relaxing the eye contour and leaving it radiantly beautiful.

New Youth Eye Contour

Ideal for treating the fine skin around the eye contour and crow's feet area, New Youth Eye Contour care boosts elasticity and erases signs of ageing. Day after day, the eyes appear more luminous and youthful.

Double Youth Eye Contour

This miraculous eye rejuvenating care diffuses a high concentration of anti-ageing, regenerating and firming active ingredients into the skin to smooth the epidermis, diminish wrinkles and lift the eyelids. Day after day, the eye contour appears younger-looking and recovers its youthful glow.

Eye Repair Mask

In only 8 minutes, the eye contour area is visibly younger-looking and signs of fatigue are erased. With an exclusive and patented shape, Eye Repair mask releases its powerful rejuvenating, energising and draining ingredients into skin to smooth away wrinkles and fine lines, diminish puffiness and dark circles and add a youthful appearance to the eye contour area.


The Elemis Rose Skincare Routine

An entire rose-infused routine, so you can reap the full benefits of this
beautiful bloom throughout your skincare, both day and night.

1. Pro Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm

A powerful cleansing balm enriched with extract of English Rose Oleo to calm, soothe and hydrate the skin. Can be used on a delicate and sensitive skin.

Warm a small amount between your fingertips and massage over the face, neck and decollete. Moisten fingertips with water to turn the balm into a milk before removing with a warm cloth.

The rose cleansing balm can also be used as a nourishing, conditioning mask.

2. Gentle Rose Exfoliator

Gently buffs away dead skin cells from the skin's surface to reveal a softer, smoother and more radiant skin. Cucumber extract and rose absolute provide cooling and soothing properties.

Gentle enough for daily use, massage onto damp skin before rinsing with warm water.

3. Pro Collagen Rose Hydro-Mist

A sophisticated misting-serum that can be used both morning and evening after cleansing. Delivers fast acting results of a serum with the ease of a mist. It can also be used to set and refresh make-up whilst soothing sensitive skin, alleviating dryness and providing anti-ageing benefits.

Close the eyes and press the pump to mist over the face.

4. Pro Collagen Rose Facial Oil

An ultra lightweight dry oil smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a fresh, dewy look.

Massage 3 to 4 drops upwards onto the face and neck, morning and evening.

5. Finish by applying your usual day and night cream.


System Professional - Solar

Designed to protect the hair from damage through sun exposure.
Find out more about the effects of Summer light on the hair.

During the Summer, hair and skin are exposed to high intensity light and UV lights. Add to this exposure, wind, salt or chlorinated water, and it is easy to see how the hair's structure can be damaged. Hair loses moisture, lipids are lost and the protein structure deteriorates. The result is porous hair and faded colour.

So, if you are someone going on holiday or have been away, have coloured hair and need extra UV protection, have an active lifestyle with swimming and sports or just want to protect your hair during the Summer months, the SP Solar range is for you!

1) Hair & Body Shampoo
Removes waterproof sun lotions, salt and chlorine residue from the hair and skin. Gently moisturises. Can be used as a daily sports hair and body shampoo.

2) Sun Oil
Adds daily softness and reduces flyaway and frizzy hair. Protects from the sun, can be used on wet or dry hair.

3) Sealing Cream
For hair that is normal to coarse in texture, is dehydrated and tends to frizz. A leave-in daily protecting cream that can be used before and during sunbathing.

4) Helio-Spray
Water resistant UV protection for all hair types during sun and water exposure. Prevents protein damage, colour fading and loss of moisture. Applied to the scalp and hair before and during sun exposure.

5) Hydro-repair Conditioner
A rinse out conditioner particularly suited to long hair to help detangle. Replaces moisture lost through salt and chlorine, repairs sun damage.


Get Ready For Summer!

In anticipation of some fantastic weather and with holidays approaching, why not prepare yourself to look and feel gorgeous from head to toe with these key beauty treatments.


A refreshing, reviving treatment to leave your skin looking radiant, hydrated and feeling soft and smooth.


A polish that lasts 2 – 3 weeks, dries in seconds and is chip resistant. Perfect to last you through your holiday away.


Tan safely with this relaxing treatment to leave your skin soft, nourished and sun-kissed!


LVL Enhance – add length, volume and lift to your natural lashes. Gentle on the lashes and lasts 6 – 8 weeks., LVL straightens your natural lashes at the root, giving the effect of longer, lifted eyelashes. The results are immediate, plus the added lash tint creates a mascara-type effect so you are always ready to go!

Nouveau Lashes – express lash extensions are applied one-by-one to your natural lashes for longer, fuller and more volumized lashes. Lasts up to 2 weeks and includes free removal of lashes.


Catiovital New Youth Sun Facial – deep cleanses, hydrates and prepares your skin for the sun, then repairs the skin after sun exposure.


The Ultimate Anti-Tiredness Skincare Routine

Inspired by the inner body clock and specifically created to support the look of tired skin, the Peptide 24/7 range features all you need to achieve that well-rested look.

If your skin is looking dull and tired, this is a fantastic range to use. Peptide 24/7 Collection, created to help unearth your most radiant skin ever, with 5 products to revitalise overworked skin that is challenged by modern living.

The Peptide 24/7 range uses powerful botanical formulations to provide deeply hydrating oils, soothing extracts and anti-oxidant-rich blends that help give your skin a well-rested glow.

Peptide 4 Adaptive Day Cream
A featherlight cream that creates a perfect-looking complexion, with a soft-focus effect that blurs the appearance of uneven skin. Say goodbye to the imperfections of tired skin by applying a cooling layer in the morning to hydrate, nourish and adapt to your skin’s needs all day.

Application: apply a pea sized amount to cleansed skin every morning, sweeping up over the face.

Peptide 4 Eye Recovery Cream
The secret to well-rested, fresh-looking eyes all day long. The award-winning Peptide4 Eye Recovery Cream. Just a few drops deliver instant hydration with exclusive ELEMIS ingredients of Night Scented Stock and Star AvensisTM helping to moisturise, whilst Hawkweed and Daisy deal with puffiness and dark circles.

Application: morning and evening apply a small amount and use the ring finger to gently pat around the eye contour area.

Peptide 4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil
It’s like beauty sleep in a bottle! The unique texture goes onto your skin with the ease and comfort of a cream but with the protection of an oil. It sinks deeply into the skin, delivering an intense treatment that leaves you looking like you’ve had 8 hours of quality sleep.

Application: use 2/3 pumps on an evening on it’s own or underneath a moisturiser or the peptide plumping pillow facial.

Peptide 4 Plumping Pillow Facial
Helps seal in hydrating actives and boost the power of your moisturiser, leaving your complexion looking radiant, refreshed and well-rested in the morning. Cooling and gel textured, this overnight mask creates a biomimetic veil that is clinically proven** to help lock in moisture, leaving skin looking younger and feeling plumper upon waking. Star ArvensisTM and wild harvested Indian Night Jasmine work through the night to keep thirsty skin looking hydrated.

Application: using a pea sized amount, apply over your normal evening moisturiser and leave on overnight.  Rinse off the following morning. Can be used once or twice a week.

Peptide 4 Thousand Flowers Mask
If you’re looking for that instant pick me up at the end of a busy week, apply a cooling layer of Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask. Formulated with Nordic peat, a unique soil rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants from thousands of fallen flowers, this mask helps improve skin radiance, revitalising dull skin that has suffered along day.

Application: apply over the face avoiding the eye area and leave for 10/15 minutes. Remove using a dark cloth. Recommended once or twice per week.


Leave your complexion satin-soft, glowing, hydrated and
radiant with this Elemis 5-piece city escape selection.

Spring is the ideal time for a city break but these short trips can take their toll on the complexion. We've selected 5-pieces from the Elemis range available in travel sizes that make the perfect addition to your city break to keep your complexion looking satin-soft, glowing, hydrated and radiant!

Formulated with delicate English Rose, this soothing balm is the ideal cleaning treatment for a soft and glowing complexion.

Enriched with Nordic Peat, this cooling, velvety mousse mask helps improve skin radiance, and revitalise dull, lacklustre skin.

The award winning, bestselling day cream is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a plump, youthful-looking glow.

Clinically proven hydra-gel eye masks formulated to instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Indulge your skin with exquisite shower cream, enriched with Camellia, Macadamia and Jojoba oils for satin-soft, supple-feeling skin.

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Discover how to edit your skincare routine this season!

We’ve all heard about capsule wardrobes. Carefully edited to make your life stylishly easier, these streamlined collections cut your time in half while leaving you effortlessly confident, and they’re the inspiration behind our NEW Pro-Collagen Capsule Collection. Curated with three staples from our cult Pro-Collagen range, get ready to style your skin for a stress-free complexion and 24-hour self-confidence.

Harnessing the power of the Mediterranean Sea, this three-piece collection contains a cocktail of potent seaweed extracts and innovative Smart Drone Peptide Technology to help hydrate and plump the skin and eye area. Clinically proven to restore balance and intensely moisturise for replenished, youthful-looking skin, the collection includes a stylish bag to house your daily essentials while you’re on-the-go.


FIRM and PLUMP AM - With Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

Clinically proven, the powerful actives of our iconic Pro-Collagen Marine Cream have been shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin firmness, tone and hydration in just 14 days. Apply to cleansed skin every morning, allowing firming Padina Pavonica and anti-oxidant rich Ginkgo Biloba to improve skin suppleness and elasticity throughout the day.

NOURISH and REPLENISH PM - With Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix

This clinically proven* overnight treatment with ELEMIS’ Smart Drone Peptide Technology replenishes the complexion giving smoother looking skin, with visible bounce-back. Every evening, warm a pea sized amount between the palms and glaze upwards over the face.

SMOOTH and HYDRATE your EYES - With Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment

This advanced eye serum, with Padina Pavonica and Blue Flower Linseed, targets the fine lines and wrinkles around the delicate eye area, visibly smoothing skin for a more youthful looking appearance. Simply dispense one to two drops onto the ring fingers, day and night and lightly pat around the eye contour. Follow with your moisturiser.

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4 New Steps to Glowing, Healthy Skin

Ready to target the sluggish look of dull, stressed-out skin? Discover 4 NEW steps for a healthy, outdoor-fresh glow!

Step 1. Superfood Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator
Jam-packed with antioxidant-rich fruit extracts, Black Tea Extract and Glycerin for a softer, smoother, hydrated complexion, apply this facial scrub to cleansed, damp skin (discover the original Superfood routine here for perfectly clean skin!) and massage in gentle circular motions. Sustainably sourced Blackcurrant particles gently help remove dead skin cells whilst Bilberry Extract, naturally high in vitamins and minerals for a powerful boost. Rinse to reveal clean, soft skin.

Step 2. Superfood Vital Veggie Mask
Get a shot of green goodness for the dry, dull areas of your skin. Rich in Avocado and Chia Seed oils to lock in hydration, plus Passionfruit acids, naturally high in Vitamin C to brighten and exfoliate, apply the mask generously to the cheeks and neck, leaving room to multimask in step 3.

Step 3. Superfood Berry Boost Mask
Next, apply this naturally purple mask to the oilier area along your T-Zone. Brazilian Clay helps absorb excess oil while sustainably sourced Blackcurrant Seed Oil and Nordic Bilberry Extract balance and hydrate the skin. Enjoy the tingle while your masks get to work and then remove both with a damp, dark cloth.

Step 4. Superfood Kefir-Tea Mist
Set to be an insta-classic, this 4-in-1 treatment facial mist is formulated with Coconut water and Aloe Vera to soothe and hydrate in an instant. Simply spritz over the face and neck to delicately tone your skin with organic Rooibos Tea, soy-derived Kefir and a natural prebiotic—all perfect for balancing and promoting skin health. Finish with your Superfood Facial Oil and day or night cream for that vibrant, outdoor-fresh look.

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Winter-Proof Your Skin

With cold temperatures outside and central heating inside, Winter can wreak havoc with your skin. Here's a quick guide to Winter-proofing your skin for the months ahead.

Exfoliate more often: The complexion can become dull so encourage skin cell renewal and restore youthful radiance to the face.

Radiance Gentle Scrub: Creamy in texture and a fruity fragrance with pomegranate seeds and papaya, this face scrub eliminates dead skin cells, adding a radiant glow to the skin.

Lily Essence mild exfoliator: A gentle product for the most sensitive skins that dissolves dead surface cells and impurities in just a few minutes.

Use a weekly conditioning mask: So many to choose from to help recharge and illuminate tired, dull skin; feed and nourish dry skin or calm and soothe an irritated, sensitive skin. Give your skin a boost and the attention it deserves.

Ice Lift Mask - Plumps up the skin and restores a radiant glow.

Multi-sensitive Mask - Calming care for a reactive skin.

Hydrosmose Mask - Provides continuous moisture replenishment.

New Youth Mask - Smoothes the skin, erases sign of fatigue.

Nutrizen Mask - Comfort and radiance are restored for a 'stress-free' skin.


Relax this December with Elemis Life Elixirs

At such a hectic time of year, it's important to have some indulgent relaxation time to keep you sane during the busy month of December.

Take time to relax in a nice warm bath filled with a soothing, nourishing and mood boosting bath product. ELEMIS Life Elixirs make the ideal accompaniment to a long soak by working to enhance a specific mood, whether Calm, Fortitude, Sleep, Embrace or Clarity.

Extend your relaxation experience by using a corresponding Life Elixir candle after your bath. Lighting a candle in the bedroom afterwards can further extend the relaxation into your evening. Use the matching Perfume Oil over your pulse points to cocoon yourself in scent.

Life Elixirs Range
The Life Elixirs range is made up of five aromatics to help you breathe balance back into your world. Each aromatic comes in a bath and shower elixir, scented candle, and a perfume oil rollerball, perfect for applying directly to a pulse point.

Light a scented candle and enjoy the sweet release of a warm shower or bath with one of the following exquisite aromatics.

The Collection: Calm, Clarity, Fortitude, Embrace, Sleep

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Essential Autumn Skin Care

The weather has changed, and Autumn has arrived! And so, our skin’s needs change and we should prepare it for cold, windy weather, less sunshine and central heating – all of which can make the skin dehydrated and sometimes sensitive. Repair any summer damage and get your complexion ready for Winter.

Tip 1. Rejuvenate your skin exfoliate with dynamic resurfacing pads to smooth and brighten, or use papaya enzyme peel to give lacklustre, post-summer skin a lift.

Tip 2. Illuminate a sluggish complexion with skin-synchronising treatments and products. The peptide 4 range of night recovery oil, thousand flower mask and eye recovery cream can improve dehydration, dull skin and dark under-eye circles.Watch the video to discover more about the peptide 24/7 range, powered by flowers.

Tip 3. Hydrate and nourish. Your skin is less able to protect itself in cold weather so switching to a more luxurious cleanser will feed your skin as well as gently and effectively remove dirt, grime and make-up. Pro collagen cleansing balm is ideal for this.

Finally, layer your favourite moisturiser over a facial oil or serum to help lock in hydration.

All these products are used within our new treatments, so take advantage of the launch of hands-on Elemis facials to renew, hydrate and give your skin a radiant, healthy glow this November!

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Complete Skin Care Programme

You may have seen an article in The Sunday Times Style magazine last month, written by India Knight, reviewing the new Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix (available to buy in the salon). In case you missed it, you can read India's glowing review below!


Complete Skin Care Programme

This month, as part of the launch of the new Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix, we are sharing a complete skincare programme.


Your Recipe for Glowing Skin from Elemis

As part of the launch of the latest superfood range, Elemis have shared a 4-stage skincare recipe to achieve healthy, glowing skin!

Step 1. Superfood Facial Wash

Start your Superfood Skincare System with this gel cleanser, packed with Supergreens and an active Pre-Biotic to help deeply nourish, revive and refresh the skin.

Key ingredients:
• Elemis’ Supergreen Complex: Wheatgrass Extract, Broccoli Seed Oil, Kale Extract, Nettle Extract, Avocado Oil, Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil
• A natural Pre-Biotic
• Chia Seed Oil
• Mineral Complex: Zinc, Copper and Magnesium

Step 2. Superfood Facial Oil

Follow with this natural blend of 9 concentrated anti-oxidant rich and vitamin-packed oils, for a healthy, radiant glow.

Key Ingredients:
• Broccoli Seed Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Daikon Radish Oil, Rosehip Oil, Cucumber Oil, Macadamia Oil, Poppy Seed Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Morning Step 3. Superfood Day Cream

Each morning, give skin a pep-start with this day cream that helps to protect support, hydrate, balance and smooth, with anti-oxidants, vitamins and an active Pre-Biotic.

Key Ingredients:
• ELEMIS’ Supergreen Complex: Matcha Tea, Broccoli Seed Oil, Cucumber Seed Oil, Green Mandarin, Goji Berry, Ginger Ferment and Daikon Radish Seed Oil
• A natural Pre-Biotic
• Lactobionic Acid

Night Step 3. Superfood Night Cream

Feed your skin overnight with a Supergrain complex and active Pre-Biotic, for an outdoor-fresh complexion upon waking.

Key Ingredients:
• ELEMIS’ Supergrain Complex Barley, Quinoa, Flax Seed Oil, Rice Bran Oil and Black Seed Oil
• A natural Pre-Biotic
• Sweet Almond Milk

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New Year, New Goals, Get Glowing!

The new year is a time to make a positive change and get the best out of your skin. That's why we are going back to basics with advice on how to achieve a complexion that is glowing with health. Consistency is key so keep to a routine and you will see and feel the benefits.

1. Cleanse

The first step in your routine - and so many to choose from! Your cleanser should leave your skin clean of make-up, grime and daily pollutants leaving it balanced and prepped for the products that follow. There is a cleanser that will fit into your routine and be the right texture for your skin type: from oils to balms, milks and creams, gels and foams - but please not wipes!

Wipes are quick and easy to use but contain ingredients that can upset the delicate pH balance of the skin leading to problems such as sensitivity and dry patches.

Foundations are now formulated to be long waring and can be deceptively difficult to remove. Make-up residues will prevent a moisturiser from working properly.

A well chosen cleanser removes dirt, oil and dead skin cells, and should be used both AM and PM. We would always recommend double-cleansing at night to achieve a bright, soft and healthy skin! Try and make time for this ritual so that you enjoy cleansing rather than seeing it as a chore. That is why choosing the right one for you can make such a difference.

2. Tone

All skin types require toning - don't be tempted to skip this step. A toner's job is to balance the skins pH after cleansing, removes any remaining cleansing residue as well as minerals that may be found in tap water.

A toner is a water-based product with added plant extracts and essential oils that can cause, hydrate and re-balance the skin pH, improving the performance of products applied afterwards. A good modern-day toner does not contain astringent alcohol and should not sting the skin.

3. Exfoliate

This is the process to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and is recommended 1 - 2 times a week, with fantastic results. Exfoliators can either have fine particles within a cream or gel base, or work using enzymes which 'nibble' away at the dead skin cells. The benefits are a smoother, brighter complexion that will more readily absorb your other products.

4. Mask

We recommend a mask 1 - 2 times a week immediately after toning, or better still after exfoliating. Masks can be invaluable as a boost to your skin and can be tailored towards tackling everything from dryness to lack of radiance, breakouts, visible pores and sagging. Different areas of our skin have different needs, so maybe you could use 2 masks and target areas according to requirements. Just remember to thoroughly cleanse first.

Your Gingerlily beauty therapist is ready to advise on all your skincare requirements depending on your skin condition and concerns. Take advantage of our facial and product promotions or book for a free skincare consultation and look forward to a complexion that looks radiant and glowing with health!


Perfect Your Evening Routine

At such a hectic time of year, it's important to have some indulgent relaxation time to keep you sane during the busy month of December.

Take time to relax in a nice warm bath filled with a soothing, nourishing and mood boosting bath product. ELEMIS Life Elixirs make the ideal accompaniment to a long soak by working to enhance a specific mood, whether Calm, Fortitude, Sleep, Embrace or Clarity.

Extend your relaxation experience by using a corresponding Life Elixir candle after your bath. Lighting a candle in the bedroom afterwards can further extend the relaxation into your evening. Use the matching Perfume Oil over your pulse points to cocoon yourself in scent.

An evening beauty ritual wouldn't be complete without a skin-nourishing mask that will help your skin hydrate after your bath, or apply the mask first and let it renew your complexion while you soak. A cup of herbal tea, such as chamomile, is the perfect way to round off your evening and set you up for a deep, restorative sleep.

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Prepare Your Skin for the Colder Weather

With Autumn arriving and temperatures dropping, our skin will be challenged and needs to adjust as we move constantly from indoors and central heating, to outdoors and sometimes extreme cold weather conditions.

Current skincare will need a few changes with the onset of Autumn and Winter and the key addition is extra moisture. As humidity levels drop, the air becomes drier, moisture is drawn away from the skin resulting in tightness, maybe some flakiness and a dull and parched appearance to the skin. Sensitivity too can become more apparent.

Now is the time to move on to a richer moisturiser, introduce a hydrating serum or an oil underneath your moisturiser to nourish and protect. Exfoliate your skin at least twice a week and follow up with a face mask to feed and repair.

Prepare now and support the skin as it goes into yet another season of change! Keep your skin protected and well-nourished and you will look radiant.

Take advantage of our brand new Mary Cohr Dermo Peeling facial launching this November. Visit the treatment promotions page for more details.

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