We’ve all become a lot more conscious these days about what we put into our bodies: From MSG to organic farming to pesticides, we’ve been concerned and aware with what we take in. But shouldn’t we also be just as concerned with what chemicals we put onto our bodies, as well as in it?
Our skin needs the similar attention and care that we invest into our internal upkeep - including investigating on what chemicals are being used, what can potentially harm us and what we actually need to be using versus what we can do without. So we figured what better day than the up coming Earth Day than to celebrate skincare that is au natural, vegan friendly, full only of plant goodness and free from man made chemicals.
When it comes to our bodies, nothing beats what nature can give us, which Elemis completely understood when they created this Superfood Essentials Collection (which is available to purchase in Singapore with free delivery right to your doorstep). Just as your body needs a healthy balance of nutrients for optimal health, so does your skin. Therefore, they've created a new collection that contains prebiotics, antioxidants and essence of superfoods in all four products.
What is a prebiotic and why do we need it? Elemis explains:
“A prebiotic is a food source for the skin’s ‘good’ microflora, more commonly known as bacteria. Just like our fingerprint, we all have our own microflora ecosystem that’s unique to us, made up of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria. We are literally covered from head to toe in microflora (it’s like an extension of us!), which is why it’s so important to maintain our levels of prebiotic.
For healthy-looking skin, it’s important to ensure that skin has a good barrier function. Without it, the skin’s ecosystem has less protection, meaning that environmental aggressors like pollution can penetrate more easily and trigger damage and irritation.
Prebiotics protect and maintain the skin’s microbiome by only feeding the ‘good’ microflora, influencing the level of good-to-bad bacteria. This helps balance the skin’s delicate microbiome for optimum barrier function, resulting in healthy-looking skin.”
Here's a breakdown of the four products in this special range, what they each contain and how to use them accordingly.
Superfood facial wash
In this facial wash, avocado, broccoli and pumpkin seed oils are combined with a natural prebiotic to help balance the skin’s precious microbiome. Wheatgrass, kale and nettle are also combined to leave the complexion looking luminous, bright and radiant. Use every day morning and evening to clean your face - rinse off with warm water.
Superfood day cream
This day cream with antioxidant rich oils and vitamin rich superfoods feeds and replenishes the skin with vital hydrating nourishment. It contains a protective prebiotic which has been combined with extracts of ginger, matcha tea and goji berry to leave the complexion looking healthy. The skin’s natural ecosystem is balanced to help defend against the environment for skin that feels smoother, softer and revitalised. You can use this every morning after you’ve cleaned your face - after the facial oil has been applied.
Superfood night cream
For the night time, we all know that this is when our skin regenerates and repairs itself and thus requires some extra special attention to make the most of this regeneration cycle. Therefore the night cream contains not only protective prebiotic but also concentrated superfoods of barley, quinoa and sweet almond milk to nourish the skin whilst you sleep. The skin’s natural ecosystem is balanced whilst moisture and lipids in the skin barrier are replenished to leave skin feeling smoother, softer and revitalised. An essential oil blend of lavender, ylang ylang and vetivert help promote feelings of relaxation before sleep. Wake up to healthy-looking skin with an outdoor-fresh glow.
Superfood facial oil
The facial oil is a popular product - containing highly concentrated superfoods that deeply nourish and hydrate your skin. It may be small in size, but it’s big on skin repair and delivering that much needed hydration back into our skin, particularly in our air-con lifestyle. It has antioxidants and omega-rich broccoli, flax seed and daikon radish to feed the skin, helping it to become plump and smooth. Lightweight, non-greasy and easily absorbed, this oil will leave your skin balanced with a healthy, radiant glow. You only need 3-4 drops to do your whole face as it's so concentrated, and you can use it alone every day or under your day cream.
HerWorld Associate Editor at the Aramsa: The Garden Spa enjoying the superfood facial
There’s also a superfood facial using products from this range which takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes and leaves your face visibly brighter and feeling tighter immediately afterwards. We’ve tried and tested it and can concur! To book yourself a superfood facial (and just generally enjoy some tranquil spa pampering, head over to Aramsa: The Garden Spa.