Ageing – Sun Damage!

Most skin ageing is photo-ageing. In other words, it's due to sun damage acquired throughout life.
Chronic sun damage probably accounts for 80-90% of the changes we associate with ageing of the skin. These include dryness and flakiness, irregular pigmentation, fine crisscross wrinkling, broken capillaries, sallowness and general coarsening of the skin.
Of course skin, like any other body organ, ages chronologically - or deteriorates as our bodies grow older.
The epidermis (our skins' top layer) becomes thinner as we age. At the same time, the outermost layer of the epidermis (the stratum corneum) thickens in some areas with the result that older skins often look drier and more flaky. The oil and sweat glands are also less active in old age and this contributes to the dryness. Another part of normal ageing are expression lines on the face from muscle activity. These include frown lines on the forehead, laughter lines (crow's feet) at the corners of the eyes, and 'purse string' lines around the mouth. Fat is deposited in certain areas of the face as we age and muscle tone decreases. Add to this the effects of gravity causing tissues to sag, and the end result is jowls, bags under the eyes 👀 and loose skin.
Sometimes grooves develop on the face as a result of a habitual sleeping position.
Elastin and collagen are special fibres in the dermis (the layer under the epidermis) which give the skin elasticity and suppleness as well as strength and resilience. Over time fibres degenerate and lose their orderly arrangement.
In other areas the pigment cells produce too much pigment and the result is solar lentigines or 'age spots'
We have ways in which you can prevent your skin from ageing - More info...

Anti Ageing

Alisha from Aruna

Double Cleanse by Aruna

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Alisha from Aruna



That all important second cleanse will clean deep into your skin, ensuring a thorough cleanse, removing all debris.
Perfectly cleaning and preparing your skin to make the most of the serums and creams to follow.
Skin care experts from around the globe state that, your creams and serums will actually work faster if the "double cleanse" routine is adopted. Skin is correctly prepared for the full and proper absorption of serums, moisturisers and anti-ageing products.

A double cleanse is not always necessary in the morning. But properly carried out at night will ensure your skin looks and feels at its best.
Are you "double cleansing" yet?
Visit us in the salon to see the full eléni range or why not book for a luxury eléni Facial Treatment.
Alisha McLean, Aruna , Ballymena, Northern Ireland

Aruna - Beauty by Alisha shares some tips on the double Cleanse

TOP TIPS ON CLEANSING with #eléni Facial Deep Cleanse. Subtle scents of lemon in this cleanser will leave your skin feeling fresh and clean and you feeling perfectly relaxed.
**Did you know** if you wear makeup on a daily basis, a "double cleanse" is recommended for you.
The first cleanse will remove all surface makeup and sunscreen, products you apply daily which are designed to cling to your skin.
Gently massage on and remove with warm water and sponges, muslin cloth or cotton pads, (whichever you prefer), in order to be able to access the skin with the second cleanse.


Review: The Yellowest Diamonds Loves eléni Facial Treatments!

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Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger, Danielle from The Yellowest Diamonds, recently went to eléni stockist, All Dolled Up in Banbridge, to try out an eléni Facial Treatment, and she wrote a full review of her experience on her blog:

“My therapist was extremely knowledgeable about the eléni range and talked me through the various products, and their purpose, in an interesting, non-jargon way. The thing that hit me first about the products was the scent, they smelled absolutely divine, and felt truly luxurious on the skin – a real treat.

Personally, I loved the Facial Deep Exfoliate from my Treatment, so I picked it up then and there. It is goregously gritty on the skin, and you can really feel it getting to work. I now use it once a week and my skin feels fab after every use. I particularly love it as an avid make-up wearer who is prone to blackheads and clogged pores, this is an absolute must-have product for the bathroom cabinet.

Having the eléni Facial Treatment really let me appreciate the quality of the products and their affect on the skin. My face was positively glowing when I left the salon!”

Check out the full review over on The Yellowest Diamonds.

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Review: GalsGoss Loves eléni Facial Treatment!

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galsgoss facial photoBeauty and Lifestyle Blogger, Aishling from GalsGosswas recently sent eléni’s BlemishLess Cream to try, and she loved it! Following on from that, she had an eléni Facial Treatment at eléni stockist, Silk Hair and Beauty Salon, and wrote a review on her blog:

“eléni offer many different products, so there are different Facial Treatments available for your skin type. The Cleanser, Moisturiser, Facial Toner Spritz, and the Mask used were so lovely on my skin. I loved the facemask – it was so light and didn’t even feel like a normal mask would, not that if-you-smile-your-face-will-crack feeling.

While the mask was setting, Gina (the Beauty Therapist) gave a soothing arm and hand massage. I was so relaxed I looked like I had been asleep 100 years… I feel like I will sleep 10 years tonight! The different Facial Treatments are a range of prices; starting from £25 up to £55 for the full 55 minute treatment I received today. I really couldn’t recommend it more, as facials go this was one of the best I have had! I will be excited to see the benefits tomorrow.”

Check out the full review over on GalsGoss

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Review: GalsGoss Gets Results With BlemishLess!

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Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger, Aishling from GalsGosswas sent eléni’s BlemishLess Cream to try, and even shared photos of her results on her blog, saying:

“The BlemishLess Cream works by softening and removing dead skin cells and pollutants that clog pores and cause irritation, breakouts, acne and spots. Liposomes deliver actives, including the essential oils Clove and Tea Tree, deep into the pores, where they can be effective in soothing troubled areas and reducing discomfort, successfully attacking infection and inflammation resulting in more relaxed and clearer skin.

You are adviced to use it twice a day, but to be honest I’m very bad with remembering these things, and was just applying it before bed, and even at that I was very impressed with the result.

And also it has like an aniseedy smell which I literally wanted to eat I love it that much!”

Check out the full review over on GalsGoss

#eléniontour Summer Facebook Competition!

eleni skincare summer competitionEnter our Facebook competition for your chance to ‪win‬ an ‪‎eléni‬ Facial Toner Spritz worth £25!

Ready to jet off to the sun?

eléni’s Business Development Manager, Emma says: ‘eléni’s Facial Toner Spritz is perfect to take on holiday. Our Spritz contains Co-Q10 and Neroli Oil, which gently refresh tired and stressed skin, and it’s packed with antioxidants and micro-cluster water molecules to protect and re-hydrate. Spritz anytime, even over makeup!”

HOW TO WIN: Check out our **SUMMER COMPETITION!** post on our Facebook page for details on how to enter to win. We want you to share a photo of any of your eléni products with you on holiday in the comment section of that post, and the top three photos, voted for with the most “likes”, by 31st August 2015 will win!

Whether you’re having a stay-cation at home, going somewhere sunny and tropical, or doing some sight-seeing in the city, we want to see your photos of ‪#‎eléniontour‬.

Remember, it’s the three photos with the most likes that will win; so get creative, tag your friends to like your photo, and get snapping!

Terms and Conditions:
One entry per person, so make that photo a good one!
Photos must be submitted in the comment section under the official post to count. Photos posted elsewhere cannot be counted.

Good Luck!

Ingredients Insight: CoQ10

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facial toner spritz offerCoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant in eléni’s Facial Toner Spritz. An oil-soluble, vitamin-like antioxidant that can penetrate relatively easily into skin cells, CoQ10 helps neutralise harmful free radicals, which are a major cause of ageing.

What is CoQ10?

Under perfect conditions, the body can produce as much CoQ10 as it needs. However, various factors, such as ageing, stress and some medications, can lower the levels of CoQ10 in the body. As a result, the ability of cells to regenerate declines.

The level of CoQ10 in the skin peaks at 20 to 30 years of age, and gradually diminishes with age for most people. This negatively impacts the skin’s ability to produce collagen, elastin, and other important skin molecules. CoQ10 is a small molecule that can relatively easily penetrate into skin cells.

Within the skin, CoQ10 is located primarily in the most superficial layers, and functions to protect the deeper layers of your skin from damage caused by harmful free radicals, one of the major causes of ageing. A lack of CoQ10 results in the skin’s inability to produce collagen, which gives skin firmness, and elasticity which results in sagging and wrinkles.

5 Benefits of CoQ10 for Your Skin
  1. It energizes your skin. Young skin has ample amounts of CoQ10 and so has lots of energy – energy needed to repair damage and make sure the skin cells stay healthy.
  2. It protects against photo-ageing. Skin ages prematurely due to being over-exposed to the sun. The sun is the fastest skin ager!
  3. It rejuvenates skin by stimulating skin cell activity. Active skin cells get rid of toxins easily and can make better use of nutrients. When your skin ages, all these processes slow down, causing dull, sallow, and wrinkled skin. Boost your skin cell activity for younger looking skin with CoQ10.
  4. It stimulates collagen production. Collagen is a protein that decreases as we age, which leads to an increase in wrinkles.
  5. It is a potent antioxidant. CoQ10 protects against damage caused by the sun, pollution, toxins, and stress. This damage all leads to one thing: premature ageing.
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