By Heleayner Davis
Due to the current health crisis and lockdown guidelines around the world, many of us have started to appreciate the things that we once took for granted. With the majority of countries across the globe only being allowed to leave their houses once a day, our appreciation for nature has grown deeper as it is our only current source of freedom.
However, not everyone has the luxury of living near an open green space, making it difficult for people living in metropolitan areas to get outdoors and experience nature’s alternative medicine. This is why we have been doing our research, which we couldn’t help but sharing it with you.
The Benefits Of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy has been used for centuries and it has long been praised for its abilities to aid in treating emotional stress and anxiety. A lot of us already incorporate aromatherapy into our daily routines, whether it be through diffusers, candles or steam baths – don’t knock it until you try it. However, according to a variety of scientific studies these plant oils can significantly improve our physiological wellbeing a lot more than we thought.
We are all aware of the incredible health benefits that nature can provide us. Think about it, when you take a walk in a luscious green forest, how do you feel? The likelihood is that you’ll be left more energised, focused and calm. Feelings that we are all craving right now (I know I am).
We have recently discovered a skincare brand utilising the science of plant-derived ingredients, that not only make you look good but most importantly, feel good.
Let Us Introduce You To Desavery
Launched in 2018 by Andrea Dinnick, Desavery is here to make you feel beautiful inside and out. A natural and sustainable skincare brand based in London with worldwide distribution and free shipping, Desavery is harnessing the scientific power of plant ingredients to improve your mood and increase skin health. Glowing skin and a revived mood? Sign us up!
Made from only the most ethically sourced and organic plant-oils from around the world, Desavery produce their products in small batches, meaning that each one contains only the purest and most fresh ingredients for your skin. Also, how utterly chic is the packaging? A little slice of eco-conscious luxury.
The Mind Boosting Benefits
When creating Desavery, Andrea spent a significant amount of time researching how essential oils can have a positive impact on our mental wellbeing. What she discovered was fascinating. She found that certain plant oils release chemicals, called phytoncides, that when inhaled have an antimicrobial effect on the human body that can literally alter our brain chemistry.
There is a whole world of essential oils that have the ability to improve mood, reduce stress and boost the immune system. Feeling tired and restless? Bergamot is your friend. This citrusy, floral oil not only smells divine but is praised for its dual-purpose abilities to simultaneously make you feel more alert and calm. According to a variety of scientific studies, this wondrous oil has also been shown to reduce cortisol levels, lower blood pressure and even improve concentration. Mind blown.
Struggling to get your 8 hours of sleep? You’re not the only one. However, an essential oil called spikenard may help you out here as it is a natural sedative that is used for its abilities to promote a restful night’s sleep. Not only is it intensely nourishing on the skin, but when you inhale the woody, musky aroma you instantly feel soothed, serene and ready for dreamland. Heaven.
A Minimal Approach To Your Beauty Routine
We’ve mentioned the wonderful mind-changing benefits of some of the ingredients that Desavery include in their products. However, they also work amazingly on the skin to hydrate, encourage cell renewal and strengthen your skin’s overall health.
Desavery’s approach to beauty is minimal and simplistic, an ethos that we know and love here at KeiSei. There is an overwhelming amount of information when it comes to skincare. From cleansers to face masks, there’s not a day that goes by when a shiny new product isn’t launched.
But, Desavery has cut through the noise and created a simple yet effective routine that only consists of three elements:
We should all be cleansing our skin, however not too much. When you over-cleanse or use a harsh, abrasive cleanser you are disrupting your skin’s acid mantle and stripping it of the natural oils that it needs to stay healthy. Unless you have very oily skin, simply cleanse at night and then splash your face with warm water in the morning.
Desavery’s Dream Oil Cleanser is perfect for this as it is a light, nourishing oil that not only cleanses beautifully but has a comforting, warming aroma that helps you relax and sleep better. It contains Camellia Seed Oil, Frankincense, Spikenard, Rose Oil and Castor Oil. All these potent ingredients protect the skin’s enzymes and microbiome (good bacteria) to repair and improve elasticity without clogging pores. Doesn’t it sound like a dream? Hence the name.
Think of this as like taking a supplement, feeding your skin with the nutrients that it craves. Use SMOOTH Hyaluronic Acid after cleansing, a lightweight, silky smooth serum that provides the skin with an intense shot of hydration.
The compound absorbs 1000x its weight in water, so it is best applied to a damp face as it acts like a sponge to plump, soothe and minimise wrinkles. Making you look like you’ve had a blissful night’s sleep. Trust me, it works.
Moisturising is incredibly important for your skin’s health. However, overloading your skin with multiple serums and creams is counterproductive as this can cause irritation, sensitivity and breakouts (no thank you). A good plant-based facial oil will add nutrients, penetrate deep into the skin and prevent water loss; making it a far more superior way of moisturising.
Apply Stellar Daily Serum as the last step in your routine to lock in all of the hydration that you previously applied. This non-greasy formula contains prickly pear seed oil that is rich in a powerhouse of nutrients including amino acids, Vitamin K and E to stimulate collagen production, brighten and improve dark circles – yes please! And not to forget, bergamot that as we mentioned above when inhaled is shown to lower cortisol levels.
Think of this as a ‘skin detox,’ completely minimising your routine and only using simple and effective products that nourish, soothe and moisturise. At the same time, you will feel more connected to nature, or as Andrea calls it, taking a ‘deep green breath’ through potent plant-derived ingredients that will make your bathroom feel and smell like a beautiful Spring meadow. The dream.
My personal favourite? The Smooth Hyaluronic acid; a featherlight serum that instantly works to plump and smooth the skin, leaving you with a beautifully hydrated and glowing complexion all day long. I’m obsessed and I think that you will be too.
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