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FACIAL LIFT YOGA: PROLAGENE LIFT CONTOURING LIFT FIRM MASK
Massaging your face on a regular basis can help to get the blood moving thereby improving circulation and reducing facial tension. Nichola Joss, Decléor skincare ambassador, is a huge advocate of facial massage, stating as one of her golden skincare rules:
“Teach yourself quick and effective facial massage techniques and practice them daily to naturally enhance your contours and give your skin a glow.” (Read the full blog post here)
Combine facial massage with one of our Hero products: Prolagene Lift Contouring Lift Firm Mask, an anti-ageing 1-minute flash mask for firmer, more radiant skin.
After cleansing, apply the Decléor Prolagene Lift Contouring Lift Firm Mask, with our simple, four-step massage routine:
First, focus on the jawline. With your hands either side of the chin, use your thumb and index finger to sculpt and contour. Place your thumb just under the jawline and the index finger just on top of the jawline. The pressure between your thumb and your index finger should be firm. Push them towards each other whilst gliding outwards. As you sweep towards the ears, cover all of the muscles. You should do this for 10 seconds.
Next, with your hands flat, work on the right cheek first. Using firm pressure, start at the chin and lift upwards, gliding towards the temple. As the palm of your hand sweeps up, tuck under the cheekbone to get the perfect lift. Your hands should follow each other alternately, for 10 seconds.
Then, with your hands still flat and one hand on each cheek, press into the skin. Hold firm for one second, then release. Make sure to lift the face upwards as you press into the skin. Repeat this movement for 10 seconds.
Finaly, place your fingertips on your forehead, in line with your nose. Applying firm pressure to the skin, smooth out wrinkles by pressing into the skin. Maintaining this pressure, glide out towards the temples and continue for 20 seconds. Fiona Brackenbury, Decléor Education Director says “It’s like you’re trying to iron out the wrinkles”!
So, what are you waiting for? Build this simple 1-minute facial massage into your skincare routine for firmer and more radiant skin.
From when you first wake up in the morning, to when you get ready for a peaceful night’s sleep in the evening, one of the most essential steps to have in any skincare routine is a cleanser. Cleansing is all about letting your natural skin shine through and Decléor’s Aroma Cleanse 3-in-1 Hydra Radiance Cleansing Mousse perfectly meets this demand. Great for those who are on-the-go and want a quick and easy cleanse that delivers exceptional results – this cleanser is the perfect addition to your skincare wardrobe.
Why should I cleanse my skin every day?
You may think a quick splash of water with a spot of soap is enough to cleanse your skin, however to keep skin healthy and hydrated a cleanser is a must-have. Cleansers aren’t just used to remove make-up, they also have other amazing benefits such as removing dead skin cells, as well as the build-up of oils, dirt and pollution from the skin. Throughout the day your skin is faced with all these different environmental factors, whether that be pollution from cars on the road, or sweat from a tough session at the gym. Using a cleanser ensures your skin maintains its beautiful, healthy glow as it washes away the impurities that have built up over the day.
Why Decléor’s Aroma Cleanse 3-in-1 Hydra Radiance Cleansing Mousse?
Perfect for those with busy lifestyles, this rich, concentrated triple-action cream cleanser contains a combination of outstanding active ingredients to leave skin feeling beautifully clean, smooth and plump. Being a 3-in-1 cleanser, it offers the ultimate cleansing experience by:
- Deeply Cleansing
- Polishing and perfecting complexion
- Intensely Moisturising
If you love the feeling of water on your face in the morning and want a quick fix that leaves your skin looking flawless and smooth, then this is the cleanser for you.
How do I use Decléor’s Aroma Cleanse 3-in-1 Hydra Radiance Cleansing Mousse?
Stage 1: Cleansing Action
Squeeze one pump of the 3-in-1 Cleanser into your hands and add a small amount of water. Rub your hands together and you will see this rich, concentrated cream quickly lather into a mousse-like texture, creating tiny champagne bubbles. Apply the lather to your face and neck in circular motions.
Stage 2: Skin Polishing & Perfecting Action
Fruit enzymes and Japanese White Mulberry exfoliate and gently nibble away dull, dead skin cells to leave the skin crystal clear with visible clarity and luminosity.
Stage 3: Moisturising & Plumping Action
Using the power of Hyaluronic Acid - one of the iconic and most-loved ingredients in the skincare industry - this potent protein attracts and retains water to plump your skin giving it a soft, supple and youthful appearance. Néroli Essential Oil further enhances the skin by giving it a boost of hydration and radiance.
Stage 4: Remove Cleanser
Remove the mousse from your face with a warm damp muslin cloth or face flannel and see the instant results of clean, velvety soft, glowing skin.
What are the benefits Aroma Cleanse 3-in-1 Hydra Radiance Cleansing Mousse?
It’s no surprise that Aroma Cleanse 3-in-1 Hydra Radiance Cleansing Mousse is one of our Top 5 Most-Loved products with its instant, visible results. Your skin will be left enviably smoothed and radiant.
- Micro-exfoliation leaves skin looking refined. Your complexion appears smooth and visibly flawless
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles for a youthful-looking glow
- Deeply cleanses to leave skin silky smooth with a glass-like appearance
- Instantly skin feels healthy and glowing
Treat your skin to what it deserves and give it that added boost of radiance by adding the Aroma Cleanse 3-in-1 Hydra Radiance Cleansing Mousse to your everyday skincare routine.
There is a lot of buzz around Essential Oils but what are they and why do you need them in your skincare routine?
What are Essential Oils?
Essential Oils are small but very powerful compounds - one single drop of Essential Oil contains 150 botanical actives.
Where do Essential Oils come from?
Essential Oils come from plants. They are grown in the heart of the plant but only 1 in 10 plants can produce them. They help the plant avoid disease, heal and defend themselves.
Why are Essential Oils good for my skin?
Because Essential Oils are only grown from the fittest of plants, they are incredibly powerful and are known to have the ability to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin that other chemical compounds can’t. They are highly volatile and lipophilic and have an incredible affinity to the skin. So, it’s not just the skin of today that is benefitting, but the skin of tomorrow too.
Which Essential Oils are right from my skin?
To find the right Essential Oils for your skin type, you first need to understand what your skin goal is; are you looking for glow, to reduce blemishes, or to target signs of ageing? At Decléor, we have Aromessence Oil Serums, each with their own specific blend of Essential Oils, to target specific skin needs:
Essential Oils for Oily Skin
Oily skin is caused by overproduction of sebum and it’s a common myth that using an oil-based serum will make your skin more greasy. Over-cleansing and using products that strip the skin will actually cause your skin to become oilier as the skin works to replace the lost oil. Try our Aromessence Ylang Cananga Oil Serum twice a day with Ylang Ylang Essential Oil to reduce shine, improve skin texture and reduce blemishes.
Essential Oils for Dehydrated Skin
Dehydrated skin affects most women at some time in the year. Often, your moisturiser works in the morning but by lunchtime, your skin can start to look dry again. Try our Aromessence Neroli Amara Oil Serum to lock in hydration all day long, with Essential Oils of Sweet Orange this serum is clinically proven to protect against the signs of pollution whilst leaving your skin with a glow.
Essentials Oils for First Signs of Ageing
Our skin starts to age at about 25 years old, with the loss of collagen starting from 30 years old. It can be hard to know what to do when you start to see the lines and wrinkles appearing but it is important to target these signs of ageing when they first appear. Try our Aromessence Mandarine Oil Serum with Mandarine Essential Oil to target the first signs of ageing.
Essential Oils for Ageing skin
At certain times of the year and as we age, our skin can start to lose its plumpness and not feel as tight as it used to. Our Aromessence Lavandula Iris Oil Serum contains two key Essential Oils to counteract the loss of firmness: Lavendin Essential Oil to stimulate youth, limit collagen degradation & boost collagen; and elastin synthesis and Iris Absolute to reduce the cell degradation.
Essential Oils for Advanced Signs of Ageing
Many different factors can cause your skin to age, from genetics to environmental factors such as the sun, smoking, being outside in the elements, air conditioning and lack of hydration, all of which can cause your skin to age at different rates. Skin ageing is caused by a loss of collagen in the skin and Essential Oils can help to re-start the collagen production revive dull skin. Our Aromessence Magnolia Oil Serum contains Essential Oils to counteract the effects of ageing: Magnolia which initiates collagen production; Peony which works to re-plump the skin; and Lychee which reduces inflammation to revive rosy skin.
Explore all of our Aromessence Essential Oil Serums.
Is your skin lacking radiance?
Are you finding that you have dry/flaky patches?
Is your make-up not delivering the glow that you want?
Fear not, we can help guide you to make the jump from dull and tired skin to a glowing complexion with this step-by-step skincare routine.
STEP 1: CLEANSE
Regular cleansing keeps your pores clean and reduces the chance of breakouts or a dull complexion. Make sure to use a cleanser that keeps the skin hydrated and supple!
We recommend our Decléor Hero, Aroma Cleanse 3 in 1 Hydra-Radiance Cleansing Mousse. When in contact with water, this rich, concentrated cream quickly lathers to a mousse-like texture, creating tiny champagne bubbles that swiftly deep-cleanse and effectively remove make-up, whilst softening the skin to leave it clean and velvety soft.
STEP 2: PRIME
A serum is applied after cleansing and before applying moisturiser.These small but mighty products deliver targeted results for specific skincare needs.An oil mimics the build of your skin and can penetrate the dermis even deeper to deliver more effect results.
We recommend the Aromessence Neroli Amara Oil Serum. This 100% natural face oil serum gives skin a hit of hydration and a boost of radiance, whilst soothing the senses.Using only the highest grade of Essential Oils, and cold pressed Botanical Oils, the result is a fine, silky texture, non-sticky, non-shiny and easy to apply.
STEP 3: HYDRATE & PROTECT
One of the most important steps in your routine, however often the most neglected.Dry air, central heating, air conditioning and the daily aggressors can leave skin dry and dehydrated, dull and lifeless.Long-term neglect can also means that those fine lines creep their way to even deeper lines.Avoid the long term effects but ensuring you apply a moisturiser daily.
We recommend the NEW Hydra Floral Everfresh Hydrating Light Cream. Experience instantly visible results and the heavenly fragrance of Neroli Essential Oil with this light, fresh cream that ensures skin is kept perfectly hydrated for up to 24 hours and protected from pollution and free radicals.*
STEP 4: OVERNIGHT REPAIR
Your body goes into ‘repair mode’ at night, working hard to fix the damage caused during the day and ensuring that we wake up looking refreshed.Your skin is the largest organ in the body and acts exactly the same, working hard to naturally rejuvenate overnight. Applying a product that will help this process along will ensure that you wake-up looking your beautiful best.
We recommend the Aromessence Neroli Amara Hydrating Night Balm. Small but mighty, this tiny pot of wonder is all you need at night. The balm dissolves into the skin to comfort even the driest of skin, leaving you with a supple, soft, smooth and bright complexion when you wake up.
STEP 5: MASK, MASK, MASK
Masks are the prefect skin care treatment to help you with your skincare concerns.They blanket the skin, helping the active ingredients to penetrate even deeper.Giving your skin that extra boost doesn’t have to be a lengthy affair.
We recommend the Prolagene Lift Contouring Lift Firm Mask.With Iris Essential Oil, Iris Pallida, this natural origin mask combats the effects of time while preserving skin’s integrity. The skin reconnects with its firmness and elasticity, face contours are like lifted, wrinkles are smoothed. The skin radiates an intense glow.
*Clinical scorage on 24 women.
How to get the bridal glow by Celebrity Facialist and Decléor Skincare Expert, Nichola Joss
My golden skincare rules for brides
1. As the date moves closer, add essential lifting and toning facials into your routine. Decléor Yoga Lift Facial is a great treatment to see an immediate visable difference.
2. Teach yourself quick and effective facial massage techniques and practice them daily to naturally enhance your contours and give your skin a glow.
3. It is essential to take supplements for your skin. A probiotic for the body and gut health will help improve overall skin function too.
4. In your final few weeks stay away from acid peels, retinoids or aggressive facials. You should concentrate on massage with oils and balms to feed and nourish the skin and improve tone, texture and volume as well as adding radiance and luminosity.
5. On your wedding day, make sure you take time to treat your skin with facial massage. It will de-stress muscles removing tension and toxins. Your skin will look refreshed, toned and lifted.
The Bridal Kit
Decléor Aromessence Neroli Amara Oil Serum - Welcome the bridal glow with just 3-drops of this 100% natural Oil Serum. Achieve bright, radiant skin when used every morning alongside facial massage.
Decléor Prolagene Lift 1 Minute Mask - For the morning of the big day to lift and firm your natural contours, smooth your complexion and give you a flawless base for makeup application.
Decléor Neroli Amara Night Balm - This plumping balm gives an all over radiance boost and evens the texture of the skin for a more flawless finish ahead of your wedding. Massage into the face before bed.
Say I Do
to the complexion of your dreams...
Top tips from Fiona Brackenbury, Decleor Education Director
Before you say I do, get your complexion wedding ready and perfect your pre-wedding day regimen from day one of the wedding planning!
Day one - Practice good skin maintenance from the get go:
"It's time to get serious about your skincare. Find the perfect routine that suits your skin and stick to it. Start with the basics:
cleanse, tone and moisturise twice a day to see maximum results and don't forget your SPF!
Six months before - Schedule regular facials:
"Book in a course of facials to address any skin concerns, it's important to choose the perfect one for your skin problems, whether they are blackheads, clogged pores, fine lines or dehydration.
Fiona recommends: Decléor Vitamin Glow - a deeply cleansing, power-packed facial full of vitamins and anti-oxidants which leaves skin glowing with vitality.
One week before - Get some sleep:
"Over working, stress and lack of sleep may result in puffy eyes and dark circles. Try and get at least 8 hours per night to keep skin bright and under eye bags away!
Day of the Wedding - Create the perfect base:
"Hydrating your skin will make it glow, use a Hyaluronic Acid based product to plump fine lines and hydrate the skin creating a youthful glow.
Fiona’s Bridal Kit
Fiona recommends: Decleor Micellar Oil – formulated with fine oil particles which kick-start your microcirculation to boost radiance.
Decleor Aurabsolu Eye - infused with Caffeine to aid with last minute drainage and Orange Pigments deliver an instant illuminating effect."
Decleor White Petal Skin Perfecting Concentrate - an extra step in your routine to give you optimal hydration and radiance, whilst shrinking pores and brightening skin."
Double cleansing, a two-step ritual for a perfect skin.
What is double cleansing?
Cleansing twice is essential for cleansing the skin and removing all impurities. Using a mix of water and oil will make your cleanser more efficient. That is why oil-based cleansers are used to remove oil-based impurities: sebum, sunscreen and makeup. Whilst water-based cleansers gets rid of water-based impurities: sweat, old skin cells, bacteria and dust. Thanks to double cleansing, you’re only a few cotton pads away from clean and beautiful skin!
Which cleanser is right for you?
It is no secret that cleansing is the most essential step of a beauty routine – especially before going to bed. By addressing and removing every type of impurity, double cleansing leaves the face glowing and you can maintain beautiful skin, day after day.
For every skin type, from oily to extremely dry or sensitive, double cleansing is essential to include in your beauty routine. Find the cleanser that suits you best and try different water-based cleansers to test various textures: do you prefer a milk lotion, a creamy foam, a fresh gel, a micellar water or a micellar oil? You will find your perfect cleanser in our Aroma Cleanse range.
This two-step ritual also prepares your skin to boost the efficacy of the other products in your skincare routine. Apply your night balm, your favourite serum or any products you love from your skincare routine after double cleansing, to boost its benefits: you’ll see the difference almost instantaneously!
Nichola Joss, Decleor Skincare Expert says:
‘‘Cleansing is the most important part of your routine. Removing make up, grime, and pollution and deeper cleansing the skin to help remove toxins and congestion. Cleansing also encourages you to massage your skin which is also good for lymph drainage, de-stressing muscle tissue and building circulation of blood which is rich in nutrients and oxygen for feeding skin cells. I adore the new Bi-Phase Cleanser. It has the gentlest of textures which smooths onto the skin, easily absorbing and cleansing away make up and pollution but also encouraging a massage to deeper cleanse with the Bi-Phase Cleanser. It’s fantastic to use in the morning for a refreshing cleanse and then also in the evening as a double cleanse to remove the days make up and pollution. It leaves the skin beautifully soft and hydrated.
Morning cleanse is about removing any puffiness and dead skin cells. Lightly and gently apply the cleanser to a pad and sweep across face to awaken and cleanse. For an evening deeper double cleanse you can apply onto palms of hands and massage into skin really deeply cleansing. Remove with a warm damp muslin cloth/face flannel’’
As the days are shorter, the air is cold and the nights are long, the best thing you can do to keep your radiant complexion and healthy overall glow is adopt a relaxing routine with before you go to bed.
Take advantage of the longer nights by starting your beauty routine and going to bed early. After all, it’s called beauty sleep for a reason. While binge-watching your favourite series seems tempting when it’s cold outside, choosing instead to hit the hay early will reap impressive benefits.
Start out your evening wind-down by making yourself a herbal tea to enjoy as you completely rid your face of all makeup and environmental pollution with a deep cleanse. Decléor’s Aroma Cleanse range gently cleans and repairs skin, while the relaxing aromas help you to de-stress and get ready for a deep sleep. The Cleansing Milk is a light, silky cleanser that protects and softens all skin types. The light-textured, professional-strength lotion with a fresh sparkling scent, effortlessly removes make-up and impurities to leave your skin exceptionally clean and smooth. Active ingredients include detoxifying Green Tea Essential Water to help remove dirt and tighten pores for a clearer, more radiant complexion, Sweet Almond Oil to leave skin beautifully soft and comfortable, and heavenly-fragranced Neroli Essential Oil to help protect, repair and fight against dehydration. You can follow up with the Essential Tonifying Lotion to gently tone skin and reduce dryness as it moisturizes and awakens the skin. The gentle, paraben-free toner contains Néroli Essential Oil to protect and repair the skin whilst helping to fight dehydration, leaving skin moisturized and radiant.
Next, take a deep breath, close your eyes, and apply the new Aromessence Neroli Amara Night Balm to your face gently massaging your face as you inhale the deliciously intoxicating essential oils that will regenerate your skin while you sleep and leave you with a glowing complexion when you wake. Pamper your tired eyes with Prolagène Lift Lavandula Iris Lift and Firm Eye Cream. Delicately massage the contour of your eyes as you apply the cream and don’t hesitate to gently extend this gesture to the area around the mouth, which like the eye area, has thinner, more fragile skin that tends to wrinkle faster than other parts of the face.
Disconnect From Tech, and Reconnect with Your Inner Vibrancy
Do yourself a favour, each night before bed, turn off your phone, tablet and television and take time for you. Relax and warm your muscles with light yoga or stretching. Gently massage your arms, legs, feet and hands to get the blood flowing and start an overnight healing process so you can wake up completely rejuvenated.
For those looking to renew dull, tired skin, Aroma Svelt Body Refining Oil Serum is perfect. The refining oil serum of 100% natural origin helps reduce the appearance of orange-peel skin and invigorate the mind. Follow up by covering your body with the Aroma Svelt Body Cream to nourish and beautify the skin. Associated with self-massage gestures, it helps improve skin firmness and elasticity. The skin appears immediately smoothed, soft and supple and feels more toned. Its fresh and floral scent associated with Grapefruit Essential Oil stimulates the mind. Night after night, the skin will regain its vitality.
And last but not least, relax bundled up in bed with a good book until your eyes can no longer stay open. After a good night’s rest wrapped up in Decléor, you will begin the next day beautiful, radiant and full of much needed vibrancy.
Everyone knows that the most important beauty essential is a good night’s sleep, but during these colder months sometimes that doesn’t seem to be enough. Just as winter is in full force and you feel like there is no hope for your complexion, Decléor has launched new products: Aromessence Night Balms. These 100% natural balms hydrate and revive tired-looking skin while you sleep. The unique formula gives a whole new meaning to beauty rest as the ultra-nourishing and self-protective natural wax structure is paired with powerful essential oils that relax and aid the body to drift into a deep, healing sleep. The result leaves you feeling invigorated and your skin rejuvenated. The new Aromessence Lavandula Iris and Aromessence Neroli Amara Night Balms are real botanical powerhouses that will renew your skin. You’ll wake up with transformed skin: recharged, bright and fresh.
Night oils for glowing skin
The extraordinary thing about Decléor Night Balms are their abundant essential oils that not only do wonders for your skin, but also relax and calm you so you can enjoy a deep sleep. There are several Aromessence Night Balms to choose from, it’s best to find the right fit for your skin and sleep needs.
The Aromessence Magnolia Youthful Night Balm is part of the Orexcellence range. This night balm, made from 100% natural origin ingredients and formulated with botanical Shea butter, re-energises the skin throughout the night. The skin looks plumper and firmed, with a fresh and luminous glow. Magnolia Essential Oil has a relaxing effect and reduces stress and anxiety. It also is said to boost creativity and improve sleep.
The Aromessence Lavandula Iris Night Balm is an uplifting and revitalizing night balm that comforts mature skin at night when the skin is most receptive. This sensual and aromatic balm relaxes the senses before sleep and has a heavenly melt-in texture allowing it to be rapidly absorbed. It intensely moisturizes and comforts mature skin to leave it energised, toned, and facial contours redefined. Wake up to plumped, soft and beautifully rested skin. Key ingredients include essential oils of Iris to tone the skin and increase cell renewal, Geranium to soothe the skin and reduce lines and wrinkles, calming Camomile, relaxing Lavender, plus Wheat Germ to help reduce lipid deterioration and Borage to reduce dehydration.
Those with sensitive skin will appreciate the Aromessence Rose d’Orient Night Balm, a 100% natural night-time treatment to soothe and comfort sensitive skin types. With a gentle floral fragrance to relax the skin and senses, this tailor-made aromatic night-time treatment for sensitive and reactive skin types calms, softens and soothes. Its rich, sumptuous texture is easily absorbed by the skin leaving the 100% natural balm to work overnight when your skin is at its most receptive. Active ingredients include calming Neroli and Rose Essential Oils, Almond to protect against external irritations, Rice Wax to protect and improve skin structure, plus Beeswax to soften. Wake up to softer, smoother skin that feels rested, relaxed and calm.
Oily skins will greatly benefit from the Aromessence Ylang Ylang Night Balm, a 100% natural balm that purifies and rebalances oily skin types overnight. This aromatic balm has a dry touch yet an indulgent melt-in texture to offer the perfect night-time treatment for combination and oily skin types. A powerful concentrated blend of essential oils purify and rebalance the skin through the night so you can wake up to a cleaner, clearer, more radiant complexion with imperfections and inflammations visibly reduced. Active ingredients include Madagascan Ylang Ylang to tone and soothe, Clary Sage to reduce sebum production, Rosemary to purify, Lemon to cleanse and tighten pores, plus Lavender to help hydrate and repair the skin. A comfortable dry texture, especially formulated for combination to oily skin types using Vegetable Oils made from passion fruit, camellia and hazel nut. Ylang-ylang flowers, native to Indonesia, produce an oil that is effective in reducing anxiety and stress thanks to its sedative effects.
Dryer skins will thrive with Aromessence Marjolaine Nourishing Night Balm, an ultra-regenerating, luxurious night balm to repair and soothe. This meltingly soft balm with an uplifting, fruity scent helps repair and regenerate skin throughout the night so you can wake up to perfectly smoothed and supple skin that looks brighter and more radiant. Active ingredients include Marjoram, Myrrh and Lavender Essential Oils for their moisturizing and nourishing properties, Cocoa and Shea Butters to nurture the skin and envelop it in a cocoon of comfort, plus Cranberry, Argan and Avocado Oils to enrich the skin with vital nutrients and boost its natural protection. Deep sleep is assured thanks to the Myrrh and Lavender: you’ll wake up to a whole new you!
This winter, keep the chapped skin and fatigue at bay with the lovely essential oils in Aromessence Night Balms. Their exquisite texture, thanks to a unique formula combining powerful essential oils with natural waxes, is ultra-nourishing and protective.
Their delicate mixtures of essential oils will heal and relax you, ensuring the maximum amount of beauty sleep. The deep healing and relaxing properties will have you looking and feeling better than ever!
Aromatherapy skincare brand, Decléor announced today their ambassadorship with internationally renowned celebrity facialist Nichola Joss.
Nichola is the beauty therapist of choice for a host of A-list beauties such as Meghan Markle, Kate Moss, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Gisele Bundchen and Elle Macpherson. Best known for her miraculous lymphatic drainage massage facials, Nichola is one of the few therapists who can literally tone and improve the texture of skin with a mere wave of her hands. Her signature hands on style is the perfect complement to Decléor’s renowned facials, improving the tone, texture and condition of the skin through professional expertise and exceptional Decléor products.
A leader in aromatherapy skincare, Decléor’s Skin Body Mind philosophy embodies Nichola’s own holistic approach to facials and skin care, that has seen her become one of the most famed facialists in the world.
Nichola Joss says, “I have been using Decléor for over 20 years and to this day will always make sure it’s in my kit. Good skin doesn’t happen by chance, and I trust Decléor’s Oils and Balms to help me transform my client’s skin!”
As a beauty therapist, Nichola combines all of her experience to offer well informed treatments that yield immediate results, and have her clients coming back for more. She believes in tailoring each facial and massage to the clients’ specific needs, carefully selecting the right products to achieve the right purpose.
Nichola’s Golden Rules to achieving healthy skin at any age
- Make sure you start with a good daily cleansing routine – so make it easy for yourself and try not to skip this step. It’s essential to make sure the skin is properly cleansed, especially if you are wearing makeup or in a polluted area i.e cities, to helpkeep skin healthy and youthful
- SPF is essential to protect the skin from damaging UV rays which when combined with pollution damage can increase the premature ageing.
- Touch your skin! Massaging the skin daily helps remove tension and stress and allows your muscles to stay as toned, healthy and contoured as possible. Massaging the skin will also keep you free of toxins and fluids reducing puffiness adding radiance glow and vitality
- Good skin also starts within, so it helps to have a clean diet. I add supplements and probiotics to enhance organ functions and keep me as healthy as possible, resulting in more youthful skin
Nichola’s favourite Decléor products for Spring
Aromessence Magnolia Youthful Oil Serum. It gives an instant glow and luminosity to my skin adding dewiness and energy, reviving it after the winter months.
Aromessence Neroli Amara Night Balm. I am a huge fan of this balm as I love the texture and softness it gives to the skin. It melts on for easy massage and the natural floral fragrance is a bedtime treat for my skin and mind.
When it comes to makeup, those in the know will be quick to tell you that the best looks start with great skincare. It’s the step that can’t be skipped in the quest for natural looking radiance, but often the hardest one to nail. So when we saw Barefaced Beauty trending across the board at Spring Summer 2017 Fashion Week, we knew the demand for fresh glowing skin had been set into motion once more! Barely There Makeup and Clean Skin took centre stage both on and off the catwalk, signalling the start of the Barefaced Beauty trend. Skin is officially in.
To get the Barefaced Beauty look, skincare is a must. Gentle cleansers, and soothing moisturisers will help even the skin tone and reduce redness or inflammation. Whilst keeping the skin hydrated is key for a clear complexion. Nourishing and hydrating Facial Oils continue to take the beauty industry by storm, and are an essential step in prepping the skin. Sheet masks have gone from niche skincare secret to A List essential and for good reason too! Think of it as an at home facial – in just 10 minutes your skin will be rejuvenated, and glowing with natural luminosity. We love our Decléor Aurabsolu sheet mask as it comes in two parts, so it’s fuss free and easy to use.
After skin is prepped and ready, a little extra coverage helps to accomplish the barely there look without feeling exposed. Choose BB creams, or light foundations – only applying on the parts of the face that need evening out and make sure you blend well. Tinted lip balms really make the lips pop whilst still looking natural, so opt for one that complements your skin’s natural undertones. If you’ve prepped your eye area with skincare and it’s really hydrated, your eye makeup will look less cakey and more fresh and natural.
Whichever makeup you choose to follow your skin prep, the real trick to this beauty look has everything to do with what is underneath it. So nail your skincare routine, and the rest will follow!
Read on for our Barefaced Beauty Decléor Edit.
CLEANSE WITH BENEFITS
The first step to barefaced beauty - always cleanse! Impurities can build up overnight, as well as during the day. So banish them for a beautiful, clean complexion.
The micelle technology in Decléor Micellar Oil clings on to dirt and makeup on the skin and dissolve them, leaving behind a clean, hydrated finish. Sweet Almond Oil, rich in essential fatty acids, helps to strengthen and soothe the skin
RECLAIM YOUR GLOW
Every barefaced beauty needs a face oil – to boost skin hydration, radiance and recharge your mind. Think you’re not a face oil person? Read on and think again!
100% natural, Decléor Aromessence Neroli Amara Hydrating Oil Serum is packed with the highest grade of essential oils (Néroli, Sweet Orange, Petitgrain, Juniper Berry, Sandalwood, Clary Sage), and cold pressed botanical oil (Hazelnut Virgin Oil). Non-sticky, non-shiny, the fine silky texture absorbs instantly. If following with makeup, you'll find it blending seamlessly, not sliding right off. What’s more, just three drops will do the trick for your entire face.
If you want to master barefaced beauty – you need to revive skin’s luminosity.
Using the purest form of Jasmine Absolute, Decléor Aurabsolu Mask Intense Glow Hydrogel Mask awakens skin and reveals a new radiance. Skin is imbued with vitality and glow is restored. Decléor’s Jasmine is harvested in the first morning light by hand to preserve the entire petal power.
HYDRATE AND PROTECT
Every Barefaced Beauty need protection. Pollution and emotional stress can accentuate dehydration, and irritate skin. Hydrate and protect simultaneously, with a veil of SPF protection and UVB filter.
The fresh, super light texture of Decléor Hydra Floral Anti-Pollution Hydrating Fluid leaves skin feeling hydrated and comfortable. Drenching the skin with hyaluronic acid, it also plumps fine lines. Moringa Olifeira micro proteins protect against antioxidant attacks, pollution and free radicals.
BE BRIGHT EYED
Barefaced beauty’s listen up! If you’re going light on makeup, you’ll want to reduce dark circles, firm and revitalise the eye area.
No need for concealer, Decléor Aurabsolu Intense Glow for Eyes Dark Circle Corrector targets darkness and dullness in a delicate area prone to fatigue. Stimulating caffeine aids drainage whilst vitamins B3 and CG help to protect and brighten the eye area. Orange Pigments deliver an instant illuminating effect.
Your new handbag essential – it can even be used over makeup!
NEW HYDRA FLORAL WHITE PETAL
For brighter skin, also try our new glowing collection, Hydra Floral White Petal . This skin brightening and perfecting ritual gives a fresh and radiant look, using Pea Extract to reduce dark spots and Chamomile to help soothe the skin. Add our hero products to your regime, our Skin Perfecting Concentrate, apply before your Aromessence Oil Serum for a brighter complexion. Then our Skin Perfecting Hydrating Sleeping Mask , is a must have weekly treat, wake up to transformed and radiant looking skin!
Our Decléor Skincare Specialist Fiona Brackenbury knows a thing or two about Essential Oils. Having worked in the industry for over 25 years, she is a fountain of knowledge on all things skin! Here she shares with us the lowdown on the best Essential Oils, and which ones to try for your skin type.
“Essential Oils are one of the most powerful part of the pant and can be extracted from the roots, blossoms, leaves and fruits of plants. Mostly famously documented the Egyptians used Essential Oils in the mummification process to preserve the organs. Each has 150 active molecules and is a potent power packed ingredient.
Essential Oils have the same molecular structure as our blood and lymph. Therefore the body recognises them and can absorb them into the skin to the deepest layer – the dermis. They are one of the quickest ingredients to be absorbed into the skin. Essential Oils are effective in addressing skin, body and mind disorders thanks to their rebalancing properties. Impermeable to water but permeable to gases and oils, the epidermis can easily absorb Essential Oils through the hair follicles and sweat glands to allow them to penetrate deep down. The rapid absorption of these oils allows us to turbo boost the effectiveness of other products by acting like a magnet and drawing them deeper in the skin to the dermis. This gives us magnified results and is why they are at the heart of every Decléor product.
Essential Oils can enter the body through application to the skin or inhalation.
Inhaling Essential Oils take 4 seconds for them to stimulate the highly sensitive cells at the back of our nostrils and send signals directly to the brain. These signals alert our limbic system which is directly connected to the parts of the brain that controls our memory, stress levels, hormonal and emotional balance. The limbic system in the brain is responsible for controlling all the physical, physiological and emotional responses that the body performs based on stimulus from the outside. This makes Essential Oils a powerful tool in treating our emotional state and can change and recharge your life. Next time you apply on of our Aromessence oil serums , take a deep breath and inhale the before applying it to the skin.
So you’ve heard all the benefits – now let’s take a look at which ones are right for you.
Best Essential Oil for my Skin Type
For Dehydrated Skin:
Neroli Essential Oil is at the heart of many Decleor products. Known for its benefits to increase hydration levels and improve the complexion of the skin it also leaves skin glowing. Neroli is ideal for those who have a dehydrated skin type or find that skin is lacking lustre and looking dull. Neroli Essential Oil is obtained from fresh flower buds of the bitter orange tree, cultivated in Tunisia. The fresh flower buds are harvested in late April/early May. Harvesting is delicate due to the risk of frosts before and during the harvest. 1 ton of flowers yields 500g of Neroli Essential Oil. Its composition comprises 120 molecules.
For Skin that’s lacking firmness, with slackened skin or wrinkles:
Iris Essential Oil has 3 main benefits on the skin. Iris Essential Oil is beneficial to target lines and wrinkles and loss of collagen and is suitable for a mature skin type with a skin age of 40+. It reduces the glycation ageing (the sugar damage build up), it increases the quality of the elastin fibers and has a boost on cell proliferation. Iris Essential Oil takes 6 years to create; 3 years to grow the root of Iris and 3 years to dry the root before distillation.
For Sensitive, Fragile, Reactive Skin:
Essential Oil of Damascena Rose is the queen of roses and comes from Turkey. It is a large pink potent flower and it is proven to strengthen the skins protection barrier. This makes it the ideal ingredient to use if your skin is suffering with sensitivity (through hormones, pregnancy, stress, hereditary) or if you notice that your skin type needs calming and soothing due to adult acne or rosacea. Damascena Rose helps to relieve sensitivity, soothe and calm the skin and reduce redness and inflammation whilst building the skin’s tolerance.
Very Dry Skin:
Marjoram is the Essential Oil of choice for those suffering with dry to very dry skin. Due to its natural affinity with the skins fluids, the Essential Oil can penetrate into the dermis and influence the genes of the skin (the genes can alter the way our skin behaves). Marjoram encourages your genes to make more lipids (oils) to lubricate, nourish and soften a very dry skin, treating the heart of the skin condition from within.
Oily and Combination Skin prone to Breakouts:
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil comes from Malaysia and is clinically proven to help reduce our own oil flow by 20%, limiting surface oiliness and shine. It is 1.5x more effective than salicylic acid to help refine the skin’s texture. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is suitable for people suffering with breakouts and acne as it has antibacterial and antiseptic properties to deeply cleanse the skin. Essential Oils are a great treatment for an oily skin as oil attracts oil (fight fire with fire).
First Signs Of Ageing (expression lines, dehydration):
Mandarin Essential Oil has a triple action performance on stimulating the youthfulness of the skin. Mandarin Essential Oil helps the skin to repair from damage and protect and repair the skin cells whilst hydrating. It can alter the way that the skin behaves and helps to prevent wrinkles from appearing whilst correcting the appearance of those that have.
For Mature Skins (Loss of contour, loss of density, loss of colour and definition):
Magnolia Essential Oil is clinically proven to stimulate your body’s production of collagen and fibrillin (responsible for giving the skin elasticity) and also helps to increase the decorin in the skin. Magnolia Essential Oil acts like a support mattress for a more mature skin by helping to hold everything up. Magnolia Essential Oil helps to re shape, re cushion and re densify the skin.
For Anti-Oxidant Protection and Release of Mind Tension:
Sweet Orange Essential Oil is rich in antioxidants which help to protect our skin against harmful Free Radical Attack. It is also proven to help decrease wrinkles brighten the complexion, increase the circulation and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Sweet Orange Essential Oil is also proven to help ease anxiety and has a beneficial effect on people suffering with mind tension.
Discover our full range of Aromessence Oil Serums , which consist of masterfully blended Essential Oils ready to help treat any skin type, pick yours today. Also watch our skincare expert, Fiona Brackenbury share how to apply your Aromessence each morning.
Pollution, aging, lack of sleep… To fight the beauty enemies, Decléor has 3 secret weapons.
And that secret is the Aroma Duo. What is it? A day cream AND a serum. The equation is quite easy to understand: together is better. Forty years ago the first Aromessence Oil Serums were elaborated by Decléor, a pioneer in the research of botanical heroes. And now Decléor has developed three winning combinations to fight the main beauty enemies: “Detox Angel Pollution,” “Wonder Youth” and “Sleep Saviour”.
“Detox Angel Pollution” is dedicated to fighting pollution with intense hydration. How? Aromessence Neroli Serum softens, relaxes and restores skin’s radiance, while Hydra Floral Hydrating Light Cream drenches skin with 24 hour moisture and refreshes with its delicious floral fragrance. A real anti-pollution barrier, Hydra Floral is made of 3 botanical pillars: Wild Pansy, Neroli essential oil and Moringa oleifera that specifically protects the skin from micro-particules.
Losing resilience? “Wonder Youth” concentrates on firming skin and gives all of the benefits of Iris, Rose, Egyptian Geranium and White willow (against sagging). Iris Concrete reboots skin’s internal youth mechanism while Prolagene Lift - Lift and Firm Day Cream improves elasticity, lifts contours and visibly reduces wrinkles.
“Sleep Saviour” focuses on giving skin a rest. Tired looking, dull skin? Aurabsolu Intense Glow Awakening Cream renews and revitalises skin’s resplendence, evens the complexion, and is a real anti-fatigue weapon with the help of Jasmine absolute which helps to normalize the skin tone. A perfect match with Aromessence Neroli !
Great news, ladies, here are two fabulous offers! When you purchase one of the botanical wonder hero duos you can enjoy a 15 minute Acupressure Points Massage created by the famous beauty guru Chico Shigeta. Stop by for a consultation at your Decléor retailer, go home with samples to test and find your perfect botanical heroes!
Long work days followed by late evenings out. We all want to look our best and shine throughout the night. But we all know the struggle when it is time to get rid of our foundation and eye shadow that has been piling up on the skin. Do you dream of easy cleansing? Well double cleansing is definitely for you. And it’s easily included in your aromatherapy skincare routine.
What is double cleansing?
This Asian skin-care trend has recently known a peak of popularity among South Korea beautistas seeking the perfect skin. But it goes back a long way – in Korea, but also in Japan, from where the ritual might originate centuries ago. It was supposedly born out of necessity, to get rid of the oshiroi, the white powder the Japanese women covered their faces with to enhance their beauty. This very sticky, paint-like make-up was impossible to clean off with the usual cleansers while still preserving a perfect skin.
And so double cleansing was born. The effectiveness of this two-step face wash is a simple question of chemistry. Keep in mind that water and oil don’t mix: to remove one, you can’t use the other. That is why the oil-based cleanser is used to remove oil-based impurity: sebum, sun cream, make-up… And following this first clean-up, the water-based cleanser gets rid of water-based impurities: sweat, old skin cells, bacteria and dust. Thanks to double cleansing, you’re only two cotton pads away from a pure and perfect skin!
Aromatherapy skincare & double cleanse
It is no secret that cleansing is the most essential step of a beauty routine – especially before going to bed. By addressing and removing every type of impurity, double cleansing leaves the face glowing and maintains a perfect skin, day after day.
For every skin type, from oily to extremely dry or sensitive, double cleansing is an essential step to include in the beauty routine, and in the aromatherapy skincare routine in particular. Find the cleanser that suits you best. Our water-based cleansers come in various textures: do you prefer a creamy mousse or a micellar water? Our oil based Micellar Oil attracts and removes impurities and is perfect for all skin types. You will surely find your happiness among our Aroma Cleanse range.
Besides making it pure and flawless, this two-step ritual also prepares your skin to make the most out of the other products of your aromatherapy skincare. The pores are neat and clear, and all the active ingredients are quickly absorbed, penetrating deeply and efficiently in the epidermis. Apply your night balm, after double cleansing to magnify its benefits: you’ll feel the difference almost instantaneously!
Invented by Decléor in the 1970’s, the Aromessence range incorporates the fundaments of aromachology to performing skincare. Aromessence Neroli, the first serum-oil created, paved the way for the six other Aromessence. It also managed to break down the barrier that made people weary of using oils during the skincare ritual.
100% pure, natural and active
Made up from a careful balance of 100% natural essential and botanical oils, the Aromessence are quickly absorbed and leave no shine or residue on the skin. The botanical oils used have a natural composition close to skin’s sebum, which helps essential oils and their active molecules penetrate the epidermis. Skin is left feeling soft and velvety.
Fusion of mind and body
Thanks to its floral fragrance, Aromessence Neroli acts upon the nervous system to help unwind and relax while rebalancing the epidermis, preserving the skin’s natural ecosystem and boosting the effects of usual skin care. Visible radiance and a soothed spirit leave you glowing inside and out.
Beauty tip: Warm a few drops in your hands to release the natural olfactory molecules that act upon the senses for total relaxation.
Essential oils of elemi, saro, lemon and carrot are key ingredients to maintain that rosy glow and help your body ward off a dull complexion.
A healthy glow is a sign of a good cleansing routine: remove your make-up thoroughly in the evening and, a step that is often overlooked, exfoliate your skin once or twice a week in the morning. To remove dead skin cells and boost radiance, treat yourself to a little massage. Apply the Life Radiance flash radiance mask scrub using small circular movements, pressing lightly with your fingertips, to infuse your skin with the benefits of invigorating essential oils of elemi and saro.
A healthy glow from your plate
To promote a healthy, glowing complexion, opt for red and orange fruits and vegetables which are rich in beta-carotene. For a beautiful complexion, create some vitamin-packed menus flavoured with essential oil of lemon to help flush away toxins.
A lighter complexion
Finally, as extra protection against a dull complexion, take two drops of essential oil of carrot in a teaspoon of honey at breakfast time. Carrot’s extraordinary detoxifying properties are very useful for eliminating toxins and strengthening your defence system. Repeat for a maximum of 10 to 15 days. Never take ingestible essential oils for any longer than this to avoid fatiguing your body.
Essential Oils are the key to fabulous skin so…
Revitalise your complexion
Some things simply get better with age – and our multi award-winning Aromessence Neroli Oil Serum is no exception. This 100% pure, natural and preservative-free elixir may have been born in the ‘70s but it’s still topping the beauty charts almost 40 years later, having just scooped InStyle Magazine’s Best Aromatherapy Facial Oil Award for six consecutive years. Loved by beauty editors, skincare gurus and women of all ages, this potent concentrate skillfully blends Petitgrain, Neroli, Sandalwood, Juniper Berry and Sage Essential Oils to actively decongest, calm, tone and revitalise every type of skin, all with just a few precious drops. How? Essential Oils are renowned in the industry as one of the most powerful ingredients with the ability to deliver their potency straight to the source to help regulate any imbalances thus maintaining the skin’s equilibrium for optimum health. Famed as the experts in aromatherapy, DECLÉOR has always been at forefront of developing products that can dramatically increase not only wellbeing, but also complexions of every age making Aromessence Neroli Oil Serum a beauty essential that no bathroom shelf or bedside table should be without.
Nourish from within
Although they are instantly comforting all year round, certain Essential Oils have the added bonus of being deeply nourishing, making them perfect for moisture-sapped summer complexions. Even if our British climate doesn’t guarantee endless hours of sunshine, even a small amount of UV light (especially when combined with air conditioning) can leave skin drier and less resilient than usual. Aromessence Marjolaine is the perfect remedy. This ultra-nourishing Essential Oil cocktail contains cranberry, argan, babassu and advocado to give skin an instant moisture surge. Blended with Hazelnut, vitamin-rich Avocado and Wheatgerm Plant Oils it helps slow dehydration to leave skin super supple and silky smooth – the perfect start to a glowing summer.
Go for Gold
We’ve said it before but our Aromessence Solaire really is your best friend if you’re planning to spend time in the sun. With a combination of Essential Oils that can boost your skin cells’ natural resistance to damage from sunlight, this tan activating serum can be used all over face and body for significantly more resistant skin – and a gorgeous, longer lasting tan. With specially selected Camomile, Geranium and Rose plus nourishing Carrot and protective Argan Plant Oils, simply start applying a few drops under your usual moisturiser up to a couple of weeks before your holiday and then every day while you’re away. We think you’ll be amazed by the results.
Discover the Light
Sun exposure is vital for the production of Vitamin D (essential for healthy hair, teeth and nails) but we all know UV light is also responsible for ‘age’ spots and pigmentation marks. As we get older – and especially during pregnancy – our complexions are particularly vulnerable to photo ageing. If your skin is showing tell-tale signs then try Aromessence White. This expertly blended cocktail of naturally whitening Essential Oils including Parsley and Lemon gently lightens dark spots and kick-starts cellular regeneration in the process. With Cassie Essential Wax and protective Muscat Rose Plant Oil our radiance-enhancing concentrate leaves skin tone more even, more vibrant and even a little younger looking too.