Over the past decade I’ve definitely become a skincare aficionado. Discovering the impact great products and an established regime can have has honestly changed my world, and skin care has become a real passion point of mine – from daily applications of SPF and a double cleanse, to embracing targeted ingredients and knowing to listen to my complexion, it’s something I spend a lot of time (and money) on. And it really does make all the difference.
One brand that’s definitely new to me, but is making waves within the skincare world, is Édelora – hailing from Switzerland, every product is enriched with a combination of Swiss alpine plant extracts and mineral-rich glacial waters for results that surprise and delight.
Sustainably cultivated Edelweiss plant stem cells act an excellent natural skin barrier protector and offer great anti-inflammatory properties, as well as helping to provide antioxidant benefits; what protects the plant from harsh weathers mountain-side can be harnessed for the benefit of our skin too. Additionally, the extraordinary water harvested from the Swiss glaciers has become globally recognised for its therapeutic properties, and is often recommended by dermatologists for those suffering with skin concerns and inflammatory conditions. Together they’re a real powerhouse to be reckoned with.
Édelora believe in consistent small habits that work to contribute to stronger and healthier skin in the long term, so with that in mind I thought it would be visit five of my favourite beauty mantras that I live by every single day. They’re not complicated, they don’t require a lot of effort, but they will make all the difference if you embrace them fully; so here are five simple mantras to live by for better skin…
ONE: Skincare Is Self Care
You deserve to have moments of ‘me time’ and your skin deserves to be treated with respect; self care isn’t just about finding thirty minutes to practice yoga or wrapping up in a blanket with a cup of tea, it’s about looking after your skin and ensuring you look and feel your best at all times. Whether that’s adding in an extra step or two to your regime, investing in your face as much as you do your wardrobe, committing to a weekly face mask or simply taking the time out at the end of the day to thoroughly cleanse, it’s all self care.
WHY NOT TRY: Édelora Radiance Glow Mask is infused with Ionized Kaolin, Kombucha, Aquaxyl, Shea Butter and Cell Active Hydro to help boost circulation, hydrate, soothe and re-energise skin. It’s a great bi-weekly treat for skin, leaving it looking and feeling clear and radiant without any tightness or dryness.
TWO: Sleep Smart
Those eight hours between the sheets aren’t only restorative for body and mind, but a key opportunity to look after your complexion too; and it starts way before your head hits the pillow. Removing your makeup thoroughly at the earliest opportunity allows you the time to fully enjoy applying the products you love, and for them to get to work. A thorough cleanse and a great moisturiser is often all you need at the end of the day, but little changes can also make the world of difference to your overall sleep experience. Spritzing a little sleep spray will help calm your mind and get ready for slumber (which is so important for looking and feeling refreshed,) while investing in a silk pillowcase can help to prevent the friction and irritation that sleeping on a cotton one can cause.
WHY NOT TRY: Édelora Timeless Youth Regenerating Emulsion features a combination of soothing botanical extracts that are an ideal treatment for stressed skin that’s been exposed to pollutants, UVA and UVB. Mimosa Bark Extract stimulates circulation, Sweet Broom Extract and Evening Primrose Oil revitalize skin, soothe irritation, reduce redness and fine lines, while Lotus Flower and Beech Tree extracts help to improve uneven skin tone. It’s the perfect way to combat the day.
THREE: Flow With The Seasons
Our skin is a living organ and responds to changes in our diet, stress levels, environment, hormones and so much more. A ‘one size fits all’ approach to skincare will never truly deliver the benefits you want, so it’s important to update your routine every season and really focus on what will help to make that all important difference. It may be swapping to a more lightweight moisturiser, or replacing your blemish control serum for a radiance building one; maybe it’s introducing a bi-weekly nourishing face mask or simply adding in a higher value SPF. Whatever it is, I guarantee you flowing with the seasons will ensure your routine is working as hard as possible for your needs.
WHY NOT TRY: The Édelora Treatment Essence is an easy way to boost your routine and deliver effective ingredients when you need them most: infused with fermented black tea (Kombucha,) it’s a great first step that will help to plump, condition and prepare your skin, as well as protecting from Blue and UV light.
FOUR: The Power Is In Your Hands
Literally. Because facial massage is such an underrated tool that you should be embracing as often as possible. I’m such a fan of facial massage, for its blood flow stimulating properties in particular, but when I’m tired I always make time for five minutes massaging my skin in front of the bathroom mirror because you can instantly see the difference. With over 300 pressure points on the face, a massage helps to stimulate the muscles and lymphatic system to lift, tone and drain away puffiness, leaving your skin feeling fresher, plumper, brighter and altogether less tired. Manually lifting and massaging away any tiredness is incredibly uplifting – both physically and mentally – and a great way to start your day.
WHY NOT TRY: Each Édelora Hydrating Face Sheet Mask is infused with a double dose of radiance-enhancing Hyaluronic Acid and the hydrating, healing power of Vitamin E. The easy to use sheet mask creates the perfect environment to soothe and repair, fight free-radicals, firm and deliver radiance, making it a great morning pick me up – but even better is the fact you can use the leftover serum as a facial massage aid, delivering two skin loving benefits in one.
FIVE: Consistency Is Key
The best way you can look after your skin? Having a consistent and effective routine that works for you. It’s better to have three steps that you commit to than ten that you don’t, and better to have a handful of favourite products you use than a whole bathroom cabinet of ones you’ve barely touched. Start small and build your way up from the basics, fully enjoying your daily time in front of the mirror as a small step towards self care. (See point one above!)
WHY NOT TRY: Édelora Amino Acid Cleanser is an ultra gentle and versatile cleansing solution that contains Japanese Honeysuckle and Natural Vegetable Glycerin to deliver essential Amino Acids that hydrate, repair and protect to reduce the signs of ageing and fatigue. It’s a great way to kick start your regime and can be used both morning and night.
Which of my skincare mantras to live by do you most relate to? Which will you be embracing in your life?
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AD: this is a sponsored feature in partnership with Édelora Skincare; all opinions my own.