ELEMIS first came on to our radars nearly a decade ago, introduced to us by none other than skincare expert and master aesthetician Caroline Hirons. She raved about the texture, scent, and amazing results delivered by one of the brand’s bestselling products to date: the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm.
Fast-forward to 2021, the cult-favourite luxury British skincare brand now offers an extensive range of face and body skincare products with revolutionary formulas, spa treatments, supplements, and more.
So if you’ve been patiently waiting for the brand’s arrival, we’ve got some great news to share. The label has finally set up two stores in Singapore, so you can immerse yourself in a pampering experience at ION Orchard (#B1-15)and Raffles City (#01-31).
For those who are new to the brand, we’re thrilled to introduce ELEMIS to you. Ahead, we spoke to co-founder Noella Gabriel to find out how the brand came to be and share the bestsellers you need to try, stat.
ELEMIS: Behind the brand
ELEMIS was founded in London by entrepreneur and investor Linda Steiner. Linda’s vision was to create a skincare range as close to nature as possible. “I along with my fellow co-founders Sean Harrington and Oriele Frank joined the brand each contributing with a different specialty and the rest is history,” Noella shared.
Part of the allure of ELEMIS has always been its aromatherapy-inspired formulations. As a trained beauty therapist and aromatherapist herself, Noella has always believed in treating the skin with a well-rounded approach.
“Years before ELEMIS, I opened the first health food store in my hometown in Ireland. Later, I served as the manager of the Beauty Spa at Harvey Nichols, a top high-end London department store,” Noella shares. “It was these experiences [that] helped me identify wellness as a whitespace into [which] we could expand the ELEMIS brand.”
“We’ve been in the treatment sector for many, many years and it’s a real area of expertise for us,” She lets on. “We touch six million faces per year, so we know first-hand what people’s skincare needs are.”
This has always given the brand a unique advantage, and it reflects clearly in every product, with sublime textures, aromatic scents, and active ingredients used. Noella firmly believes that every product must deliver real results, so it goes way beyond delivering a sensorial experience.
Bestsellers from ELEMIS
Ready to discover the bestsellers from the brand? Here are five beautiful formulas you simply have to try.
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
Clinically proven to deliver younger-looking skin in just two weeks, this lightweight gel-cream absorbs fast, so you won’t be left with a greasy residue on the surface of your skin.
A blend of padina pavonica, chlorella, and ginkgo biloba works to increase hydration by up to 250% in only an hour, promoting firmer, plumper skin that has a youthful glow. It’s easy to see why this has been the brand’s bestselling cream for over a decade.
“We naturally source our Marine Algae Complex, the star ingredient found in Pro-Collagen formulas, from the shores of the Mediterranean coast. This rainbow of seaweeds leaves skin feeling significantly firmer and more resilient,” Noella explains.
This ingredient supercharges the skin with a rich source of nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, polysaccharides, as well as amino and fatty acids. “Responsibly sourced and each with their own unique nutritional profile, our rainbow of algae leave skin feeling hydrated, firmer and more resilient,” Noella assures.
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
The brand’s Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is what we look forward to at the end of a long, hard day. This beautiful balm melts away makeup, impurities, and daily pollutants with ease, and rinses off to reveal soft, glowing skin.
Rose and mimosa waxes, elderberry, starflower, and omega-rich oils – along with a unique blend of nine essential oils – will whisk you away to a faraway retreat. If your skin is in need of a little TLC, you can also use this cleansing balm as a nourishing face mask – simply leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse.
This spa-in-a-jar deeply cleanses, nourishes, and softens, which is probably why the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm has a very special place in Noella’s heart. “The unique, transformative texture dissolves every last bit of my makeup and daily impurities to leave my skin looking clean, soft and beautifully glowing,” she says.
Even better, the cleansing balm comes in four other variants: Rose, Neroli, Naked (fragrance-free), and Water Mint.
ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads
Perfect for those who are on the go, the ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads come in a convenient format that’s easy to use. Each pad contains a patented Tri-Enzyme Technology to gently smooth and brighten the complexion.
Lactic acid and willow complex nibble away at dead skin cells without compromising the skin’s protective barrier, so your skin will feel smooth and revitalised with a newfound radiance.
On top of that, it contains a Probiotic Ferment Complex to strengthen the skin, promoting resilience and a more even skin tone and texture. In fact, it’s a go-to for influencers and makeup artists when they need to prep the skin for makeup.
ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil
If you have dry, stressed skin, treat it to a few drops of the ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil. It’s a concentrated, plant-based oil that nourishes, moisturises, and soothes the skin.
Enriched with a blend of – you guessed it – superfoods, this formula contains sweet almond, rosehip, broccoli seed, rice bran, cucumber, and carrot seed oils (to name a few) to brighten and restore your complexion.
Lightly fragranced, the Superfood Facial Oil is brimming with antiseptic and antioxidant properties to protect the skin and boost hydration. Essential fatty acids and vitamin C also work to replenish and maintain moisture levels while balancing the skin’s microbiome.
Massage the oil on your face and neck to unwind from a long day, or add a couple of drops into your regular moisturiser for a nourishing boost.
ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil retails for S$90 (15ml) at the official online store.
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask
We all need a little help to look more awake, which is why ELEMIS created its Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask. This innovative formula merges the lightness of a gel with the potency of a serum, so it works to brighten the undereye area, smooth the appearance of wrinkles, and reduce visible effects of tension and strain around the eye contour.
Enriched with next-generation Flash Filler Hyaluronic Acid, the formula draws and locks in moisture, plumping the skin with essential hydration, while Watermelon Snow Algae and antioxidant-rich Bush Clover firm the surface.
According to Noella, “This 3-in-1 formula can be used as an overnight anti-ageing mask, a hydrating undereye primer, and a moisturising rescue balm to soothe and rejuvenate the delicate skin around the eyes during the day.”
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