The skincare routine that does the hard work for us.
Is it just me who needs all the help they can get when it comes to skincare? Since becoming chronically ill, I have been on a mission to find an energy-friendly skincare routine that has maximum benefits for my skin, all whilst minimising the cost to my bank account and the environment. I don’t like to make it easy for myself. Chronically ill or not, we all deserve skincare that is quick, easy and cost-effective, but also super powerful, right? We need a skincare routine that does the hard work for us. Well look no further, I have found just that, quite possibly the holy grail of skincare products… The Body Shop Edelweiss range.
I have always been a lover of The Body Shop – a feminist brand that fights for a fairer world whilst producing some of the best products on the market, what’s not to love? But their new Edelweiss range is something else.
Now I am not talking about the song from the Sound of Music. I am talking about a small, but mighty flower, grown and harvested by locals in the Swiss Alps. This kickass flower protects itself from the harsh mountainous conditions by producing it’s own antioxidant – leontopodic acid. The Body Shop have sourced edelweiss organically and harnessed it’s power into their gorgeous new concentrated skincare products. Retinol is no longer the go-to product; the Edelweiss range is 43% more powerful and completely natural!
This is all sounding great, but what does it actually do for our skin? It helps strengthen our skin’s barrier against our harsh environment, just like the edelweiss flower high up in the mountains. It protects skin from premature ageing, and helps skin look clearer, stronger, fresher and brighter.
Mini science lesson incoming – if this is not your bag, feel free to scroll down to the routine.
How does this tiny flower’s antioxidant provide such magic results? Our body has tonnes of healthy oxygen atoms which need two electrons to be balanced. Air pollution causes these oxygen atoms go through oxidation – a process where healthy oxygen atoms split and become something called free radicals (they only have one electron). These free radicals are bad because they start to take electrons from our healthy cells to become balanced oxygen atoms again. Over time this damages our skin, causing premature ageing, dryness, sensitivity, blemishes & dullness. Antioxidants, particularly leontopodic acid from the edelweiss flower, have plenty extra electrons to give to free radicals without becoming off balance themselves.
The Edelweiss range packs a punch in the cutest recyclable packaging. With some help from The Body Shop experts at the Edelweiss launch last week, I have found the best products to use and the order to use them in for a cost-effective and super low-energy routine. Without further ado…
1 – Cleanse
Got makeup on? First, massage a small amount of the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter into your skin and watch your makeup melt away in seconds. Wipe away with a damp cloth and you’re ready for edelweiss.
Makeup-free face? Massage a small blob of the Edelweiss Cleansing Concentrate into a wet face and neck. This clear, gel-like liquid will turn into a gentle foam whilst softly cleansing your skin, washing away pollution and impurities from the day. Rinse and pat dry.
Skin is left feeling smooth without tightness
95% natural ingredients
100% recyclable packaging
Time – 2 minutes
Cost – £12
2 – Serum
Next, massage one (yes, just one) drop of the Edelweiss Daily Serum Concentrate into a dry face and neck. Enjoy the fresh, delightful scent whilst you wait a minute for your skin to soak up all of it’s goodness.
This is the lightest serum I have ever felt, leaving skin smooth, not sticky
99% natural ingredients
Recyclable bottle made from recycled glass
Cost – £30 (sounds spenny, but it is 100% an investment that lasts when you only use one drop at a time)
3 – Moisturise
Oily or combination skin? In the daytime, massage a pea-sized amount of the Edelweiss Smoothing Day Cream into your face and neck to protect your skin from pollution. Lucky you, you can skip this step on an evening!
Normal or dry skin? Massage a pea-sized amount of the Edelweiss Smoothing Day Cream into your face and neck to protect your skin from pollution.
Skin still thirsty? Up the anti and switch to the Edelweiss Intense Smoothing Day Cream for extra hydration.
A really lightweight, non-greasy moisturiser that absorbs fast and doesn’t sit on the skin
96% natural ingredients
Recyclable jar made from recycled glass and aluminium lid
Cost – £28 (sounds spenny, but it is 100% an investment that lasts when you only use a pea-sized amount at a time)
So there we are, the skincare routine that does the hard work for us. An energy-friendly skincare routine that has maximum benefits for our skin, all whilst minimising the cost to our bank accounts and the environment. This is the skincare we all deserve and should be investing in. I have very sensitive combination skin, prone to blemishes and just look at the amazing difference I’ve experienced after just a week of using The Body Shop’s Edelweiss range. My skin is visibly clearer with a natural glow and it feels so much calmer and fresher.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post! As a thank you for reading, please enjoy this video of me battling The Body Shop headband…
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