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Winter Wellness pt 2: Serums & Facial Oils

Two ways to keep your skin nourished, protected & silky smooth this winter…

Want to maintain soft, velvety skin and a radiant glow all through the cold season? Try investing in an extra insurance policy against the elements with the beautifying & protective power of serums and facial oils. Your winter-skin survival kit would be incomplete without them!

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Soothing Sensitive Skin

Treating sensitive skin begins with identifying what is causing the problem. Take a look at your routines and rituals and assess when and why you may be experiencing sensitivities. Pay attention to the details, because it really could be any number of things such as allergens, food choices, household cleaning products, solvents, sunburn, wind, plants or animals you may have touched, your skin care products, hormonal changes, big weekends (yes! this can cause skin problems), stress, fabrics or even your jewellery!

Once you have a grasp on what could be causing your irritation, start by avoiding or eliminating the irritant. When it comes to caring for your skin you will want to prevent any aggravation by avoiding facial scrubbing, using skin care products containing alcohol as well as products containing perfume or fragrance.

Use the most gentle of cleansers such as a gel, or a milk if your skin is also dry. Rose and neroli floral waters will cool, soothe and hydrate, while facial oils containing soothing essential oils will treat redness and irritation. Hydrating and cooling masks with aloe vera will help calm your skin and improve moisture levels. Keeping your skin moisturised with a specially formulated moisture cream containing soothing essential oils, shea butter and calendula infused oil and protecting it from the sun will go along way in treating sensitivities.

Essential oils for sensitive skin

When purchasing products for your skin, look for pure, plant-based products that do not contain synthetic chemical additives, alcohol or perfume/fragrance. The pure essential oils listed below are gentle, soothing and calming and when used properly can go a long way in soothing sensitive skin

  • chamomile helps reduce redness and irritation
  • lavender cooling and calming, helps reduce itchiness
  • neroli often recommended to reduce redness and irritation and to help with broken capillaries
  • rose great to soften dry and sensitive skin. May reduce redness and irritation

Vegetable and infused oils for sensitive skin

If you are looking to treat sensitive skin with a facial oil, it is recommended to use light, skin softening oils. Options include

Products for sensitive skin

Perfect Potion’s Soothe range of products is a great choice for skin sensitivities of all kinds. Find the right product for your skin troubles.

  • Soothe Cleansing Gel this foaming cleanser is gentle enough to remove impurities without causing irritation. It has been formulated with aloe vera, chamomile and lime blossom extracts to leave your skin feeling soft and calm.
  • Soothe Fine Tuning Solution Pure essential oils of lavender, neroli, and chamomile soothe and calm your skin while neroli water and rosewater cool and hydrate your skin. Great to spray over your skin after cleansing or throughout the day.
  • Soothe Oil The perfect solution to dry, red, itchy skin. This comforting oil of chamomile, lavender, and neroli in apricot kernel and calendula oils can be used alone or under your moisturiser for a deeply soothing treatment.
  • Soothe Cream – A lightweight cream specially formulated to restore calm to sensitive skin. Made with pure essential oils of chamomile, lavender, and neroli it leaves your skin feeling soft, calm and hydrated.
  • Soothe Double Cream This rich double cream is one of our most popular products for people with extremely dry, sensitive skin. Formulated with shea butter and apricot kernel oil it softens and protects the skin while essential oils of chamomile, neroli and lavender and infused oil of calendula calm and sooth. Great for treating extremely dry, itchy, red skin.
  • Pure Plant Hydration Mask Moisture therapy for your skin this gel mask contains rosewater, aloe vera, and marshmallow extracts cool and hydrate your skin along with essential oils of neroli, sandalwood and lavender soothe and calm your skin

Winter Glow with Skin Elixir

Perfect Potion Skin Elixir

For those of us with damaged skin in need of invigoration and repair, Perfect Potion’s Skin Elixir is the perfect synergy of essential fatty acids and natural antioxidants to help bring back a supple, dewy glow and healthy, younger-looking skin.

This rich facial oil has been formulated with nourishing plant extracts that work together to increase your skin’s metabolism and revitalise its appearance. The unique profile of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids helps to protect against sun damage and repair the skin’s appearance by smoothing and helping to reduce the signs of aging. This formulation is especially great for dehydrated, tired skin by working to plump and soften fine lines.

The subtle aromatics of frankincense, lavender and patchouli pure essential oils moisturise and soften the appearance of wounds, scars and aging skin while leaving you feeling soothed and uplifted.

The idea of slathering my face in oil was daunting at first, only because I was not yet acquainted with the skin repairing benefits of Perfect Potion’s Skin Elixir. You see, plant oils work in a multitude of ways, helping to balance the skin’s natural oil production.

So why is this oil so awesome?

When your skin is damaged and needs a bit of TLC, applying a wholesome composition of natural antioxidants, essential fatty acids and pure essential oils is what the skin requires for nutritional and cellular productivity. The skin responds well to high quality, natural constituents and it will improve over time as you continue taking care of it.

What are the star ingredients?

  • Certified organic rosehip oil helps to restore and improve the texture of dry, damaged and wrinkled skin. It is often used to reduce the visibility of scars by reducing redness and hyper-pigmentation
  • Wheatgerm oil’s is very high vitamin E content make it an excellent antioxidant, which promotes the formation of skin cells and improves blood circulation.
  • Certified organic calendula infused oil is soothing, anti-inflammatory and may help repair the skin.
  • Carrot infused oil is rich in vitamin A, which is beneficial for dry, mature and inflamed skin.
  • Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant which works to soften skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
  • Pure essential oils of patchouli, frankincense and everlasting effectively restore your skin’s resilience and promote elasticity.

How should I use it?

Skin Elixir may be used daily as a nourishing facial moisturiser or treatment when your skin is in need of restoration. Simply apply a few drops to freshly cleansed skin. Gently massage into your face, neck and décolletage using upward movements to aid active absorption. I also like to warm a drop between my palms and press across my face after I have applied my make-up for a healthy dewy glow.