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Our Top Picks For Secret Santa 2020

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Spoil her with the best secret Santa gifts she’ll love to use. Our top picks for secret Santa 2020 are all under $50 and include beauty and skincare ideas for everyone. Get shopping for your kris kringle presents sorted today!

 

Best secret Santa gifts: Body positivity holiday collection

 

Give the magic of self-care and great skin this Christmas with our festive Body Positivity themed collection of kris kringle presents.

 

Mini Skin Treat 'On The Tree' Hanging Bauble

If this isn’t one of the  best secret Santa gifts out there, we don’t know what is! Choose from our range of Mini Skin Treats to gift in a gorgeous ‘on the tree’ hanging bauble.*

You’re spoilt for choice with a selection of 7 mini skin treats to choose from for this Secret Santa gift:

  • Mini Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum 12ml
  • Mini 24K Gold Nourishing Oil 12ml
  • Mini Pomegranate Brightening Serum 12ml
  • Mini Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie 12ml
  • Mini Detoxifying Exfoliating Charcoal Serum 12ml
  • Mini Acai Skin Balancing Face Oil 12ml
  • Mini Golden Anti-Ageing Serum 12ml

Not sure of your Secret Santa recipient’s skin type or concerns? 

We recommend either the Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum or 24K Gold Nourishing Oil. Both of these best sellers are ideal for all skin types!

Also includes a convenient To: and From: as well as a beautiful hanging tag so you can easily place this on your tree as a surprise gift to your special someone.

*Hanging bauble gift wrap arrives flat and will require assembly.

 

Cleanser Gifting Bon Bon

We’d all love to unwrap one of these beauties.

Choose from our range of gentle cleansers formulated with natural, safe, and plant-based ingredients designed to cleanse and target various skin concerns. Leave skin balanced, clean, calm, and supple. 

If you’re unsure of her skin type or concerns, stick with The Uncomplicated Cleanser. Our best selling, gentle cleanser is suitable for everyone. Easy. 

*Bon Bon gift wrap arrives flat and will require assembly.

 

Foundation Gifting Bon Bon

The best secret Santa for her if your lucky recipient loves her makeup cruelty-free and vegan.

Our best selling Liquid Mineral Foundation heals, hydrates, and contains SPF 15 protection. It provides comfortable maximum coverage while helping to hydrate, plump and calm skin. 

The vegan, mineral based formulation won’t block pores and you’ve 4 shades to choose from.

 

esmi Shower Cap

This super cute secret Santa gift is perfect for the friend who “has everything” to fight frizz and keep locks dry. Why not grab a second one and treat yourself too?!

 

Best secret Santa gifts for her: Skincare 

 

Refreshing and Hydrating Skin Snack Face Mist

Between cocktails, late nights, and one to many decadent Christmas goodies, everyone’s skin can use a little pick-me-up right now. 

Refreshing and Hydrating Skin Snack Face Mist replenishes, rehydrates and refreshes skin. Super handy to keep in the office, it makes a great gift for a work kris kringle and is ideal for all skin types.

 

Skin Shield Natural Sunscreen SPF 30

You can’t go wrong with one of the Kris kringle presents everyone needs: SPF30 sunscreen.

Enriched with antioxidant protection, this silky smooth, daily sunscreen broad-spectrum SPF 30+  protects against UV damage and fights the first signs of ageing. 

Comfortable and non-greasy, this practical gift suits all skin types. No Rudolph noses this summer! 

 

More kris kringle ideas: Accessories and brushes

 

Microfibre Face Cleansing Mitt

Give the gift of deeply cleansed skin with our Microfibre Face Cleansing mitt. 

It removes 80% more dirt, makeup and product residue than a regular face washer for deeply cleansed pores and soft skin. The mitt will make a great addition to her skincare routine. 

 

Mask Applicator Brush

She’ll be her own facialist with this soft, curved, vegan mask applicator brush for simple, mess free masking.

One of the best secret Santa gifts to team with a ‘lil something else, like a gorgeous scented candle. Or, upgrade your secret Santa pressie and gift it with an esmi Face Mask!  

 

Kabuki Brush

This brilliant dual-layer vegan makeup brush is a must have for every makeup kit. It’s the secret to a ‘pore-less’, flawless finish, especially with mineral foundation or powder. 

Beginners or experts will love our Kabuki Brush to build all over coverage with a natural look. 

 

Liquid Foundation Brush

Delight a makeup loving friend with our vegan, dual-layer bristle brush to buff, build and blend foundation and BB cream for seamless coverage. 

Easy to control for a no streak finish, this kris kringle gift suits makeup brush beginners and experts. 

Have we got you in the gifting mood? View our full range of Special Edition Body Positivity Christmas 2020 gifts here


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What Is A Facial Cleanser vs Face Wash

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What Is A Facial Cleanser vs Face Wash

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What is a facial cleanser and is it the same as a face wash? We’re breaking down the  difference between cleanser and face wash, why it matters, and how to know which one is right for you. 

 

Face Cleanser vs Face Wash

 

Face cleanser and face wash both share the basic goal of getting your skin clean (no surprises there!) but they go about it in different ways. 

One can help you achieve hydrated, calm, and supple skin while the other often leads to dryness, irritation, breakouts, and oiliness. 

Let’s take a look at the difference between cleanser and face wash.

Face cleanser 

A face cleanser has a gel or cream consistency and gently removes excess oil, debris and makeup from the skin’s surface. 

What does a cleanser do that a face wash doesn’t? Cleanser helps keep the pH level of your skin barrier at its healthiest (around 5.5 - slightly acidic) by maintaining the natural water and oil balance of the skin. In general, cleansers are much more mild and gentle on the skin.

Face wash

Face wash takes a more heavy-duty approach to cleaning skin. 

Like soap, face wash foams and lathers up on application. The problem is, the foaming agents  and preservatives in many face washes strip your skin of natural oils and moisture, leaving it dry and tight. 

While it does clean the skin, face wash can also disrupt the pH level, causing it to become too alkaline, which leads to a decrease in skin hydration. 

Over time this can damage your skin barrier leaving you with a red, sensitive, and inflamed complexion.

 

Which is Right For Me?

 

Choosing the gentle cleanser option is a safe bet for most skin types, especially if you have sensitive or dry skin. A mild cleanser won’t disrupt the skin’s delicate pH balance and helps keep skin hydrated, supple, and calm.

Cleansers are often formulated with additional antioxidants and other active ingredients to nourish skin and target specific skin concerns, like the Uncomplicated Cleanser range.

Face wash can make breakouts and oiliness worse

Even oily and acne-prone skin will benefit from a face cleanser rather than a face wash. 

When you strip away oil with a foamy face wash, the skin dries out and then produces more sebum to counteract this drying effect. More breakouts follow! 

Using a gentle cleanser on acne-prone skin is the best way to break the oily skin cycle. 

Removing makeup with a cleanser

Gentle cleansers aren’t as heavy duty as a face wash when it comes to makeup removal. Use an eye makeup remover first or double cleanse for a deep clean without any residue. 

Click through to view the Uncomplicated Cleanser range.

 

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How To Get Rid of Wrinkles

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How to Get Rid of Wrinkles

 

We share how to prevent wrinkles forming prematurely with skincare and lifestyle tips to slow down the signs of ageing. An antioxidant-rich diet, low stress, quality sleep and the right skincare are the best ways to work against the extrinsic signs of ageing. 

 

Get Enough Sleep

 

Never underestimate the impact quality sleep can have on your skin.

The question of how to get rid of wrinkles naturally really starts with lifestyle factors - and sleep is a big one. 

At night skin gets to work repairing and regenerating itself while you sleep. It’s during this time your body produces increased growth hormone which aids in boosting cell reproduction and stimulating collagen synthesis.

When you don’t get enough sleep, this process doesn’t happen optimally and collagen production is diminished. This leads to skin losing its firmness and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Skin care to use at night

Skin is more permeable at night which means it’s better able to absorb the ingredients in your skincare. You want to maximise the benefit of this deep absorption by using products brimming with active ingredients such as retinol (Vitamin A), peptides, vitamin C, glycolic acid, and hyaluronic acid.

A few favourite esmi treatments to use overnight to help get rid of wrinkles include:

Golden Anti-Ageing Serum

Fine lines and hyperpigmentation

Potent antioxidant activity makes this serum the perfect night time defence against free radical damage, fine lines and pigmentation associated with ageing. All ages and skin types. 

Sunset Skin Anti-Ageing Acai Duo

Fine lines, dehydration and environmental stress

Kangaroo Paw Flower Extract and Acai Oil offer hydrating and anti-ageing antioxidants to assist in plumping fine lines, deeply hydrating, and rejuvenating all skin types.

Anti-Ageing Repair Gel Booster Mask

Suitable for most skin types to combat signs of ageing and fatigue by boosting skin elasticity, softening fine lines, conditioning and defending against free radical damage.

Hyaluronic Hydrating Booster Mask

Perfect for all skin types to target issues of dehydration, dryness, oily and problematic skin. Banishes dullness, plumps fine lines and balances oil flow.

 

Diet & Hydration 

 

When addressing how to get rid of wrinkles from a lifestyle perspective, what you eat and drink can be one of your best weapons in the war on fine lines!

Hydration 

Are you drinking enough water each day? 

Water is essential for glowing, clear skin. It helps your skin by improving elasticity, regulating oil production, flushing toxins, and increasing skin radiance. 

Not getting enough water leaves your skin dehydrated causing fine lines and wrinkles to be more obvious. Other signs of dehydration include tightness, dryness, sensitivity, dullness, and congestion. 

Make sure you’re getting your 8 glasses a day by sipping on plain water, or try coconut water and water flavoured with real fruit pieces. 

Including water-rich foods in your diet will also boost your hydration levels. Foods with high water content include cucumber, tomatoes, watermelon, spinach, oranges, and mushrooms. 

Eat plenty of whole foods rich in antioxidants

Research tells us that antioxidants such as carotenoids, tocopherols and flavonoids, as well as vitamins (A, C, D and E), essential omega-3-fatty acids, some proteins and lactobacilli (“friendly bacteria”) all contribute to optimal skin health and slowing signs of ageing. 

Eating a diet with a wide variety of these foods will help protect against premature ageing by inhibiting free radical activity, promoting a hydrated skin barrier, and encouraging cell regeneration. 

Avoid eating excessive amounts of refined sugar and trans fats as these do the opposite and accelerate skin damage and ageing. 

Read our guide to 16 of the best foods for skin.

 

Sun Safety

 

Did you know that the sun’s UV rays are responsible for more than 90% of the signs of skin ageing? 

UVA rays in particular reach far enough into the skin to damage collagen. Skin loses elasticity and firmness which speeds up the visible signs of ageing like wrinkles and sagging

This means daily broad spectrum SPF protection is absolutely your #1 defence for how to prevent wrinkles forming early.

Sun tips for healthy skin!

  • Wear broad spectrum 30+ SPF sunscreen 365 days a year. Even if it’s not sunny or you work inside. 
  • Avoid spending too much time outside during the hottest times of the day, usually between 12pm - 3pm.
  • Reapply sunscreen after swimming, sweating, or every 4 hours.
  • Cover up with other protective items like a hat, sunglasses, and lightweight long sleeve clothing. 

esmi Skin Shield Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 

A broad-spectrum SPF 30 enriched with antioxidants, this silky smooth, daily sunscreen protects against UV damage helping fight the first signs of ageing. 

Comfortable, non-greasy SPF coverage for all skin types, especially sensitive skin. 

Skin Shield Natural Face Sunscreen is easy-to-apply and formulated with additional anti-ageing benefits of carrot root oil, hyaluronic acid, and green tea for hydrated, smoother skin.

 

Avoid Over-Cleansing  

 

How to get rid of wrinkles? Check the ingredients in your cleanser. 

Harsh ingredients can lead to over-cleansing your skin which makes fine lines and wrinkles appear more pronounced.

Keeping your skin clean is the foundation of a healthy, bright complexion but over-cleansing strips away the natural lipids (oils) that moisturise the skin.

Without these important oils, skin becomes dry and rough looking on the surface. Stick to using a gentle cleanser that maintains a healthy oil / moisture balance on the skin’s surface. 

 

Moisturising

 

Well moisturised skin has a plump, smooth, and healthy skin texture. 

To help get rid of wrinkles naturally, or at least improve their appearance, moisturiser plays a non-negotiable role in your skin care routine.

How do moisturisers work?

Their main goal is to boost hydration levels by sealing in moisture to prevent it from evaporating off the skin. Moisturisers work on the surface layer of the skin to minimise trans epidermal water loss helping to keep skin hydrated and plump, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Face oils make excellent moisturisers as they contain antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids that support your skin’s natural barrier (lipids, cholesterol, and ceramides) to improve derma strength. 

Rosehip oil, avocado, jojoba, squalane, and argan are some of the best oils to target wrinkles.

You can replace your moisturiser with a facial oil or add a few drops of facial oil to your moisturiser and apply together. 

We recommend

24K Gold Nourishing Oil

Luxurious 24-karat gold leaf face oil nourishes for a visibly firmer, more youthful complexion - boosts skin elasticity, stimulates collagen production and improves blood circulation.

Sunset Skin Anti-Ageing Acai Duo

Ideal for all skin types to address fine lines, dehydration and environmental stress, this lightweight oil restores, firms and hydrates fatigued skin.

 

Reduce Stress

 

If you’re continually stressed out, don’t be surprised to see more wrinkles and fine lines making an unwelcome appearance!

How stress creates wrinkles

When large amounts of cortisol are released into the body it causes sugar levels in the bloodstream to rise. This triggers a process called glycation which isn’t good news for your skin - it destroys both collagen and elastin. 

Collagen and elastin are the key building blocks of skin. They provide it with structure and elasticity and when they are damaged, the skin becomes weaker and fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear. 

Increased amounts of cortisol in your body can also cause dehydration. This also makes fine lines and wrinkles more obvious plus your overall skin tone will become dull and uneven.  

Help get rid of wrinkles naturally by managing stress levels through exercise, breathing techniques or other self-care activities that help you relax! 

View our full range of Skin Treats suitable for skin at every age to find a product to target your specific skin concerns.

You might also like to read:

Skincare by age

How to care for ageing skin

Wrinkle myths you shouldn't believe 

 

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Gold Coast Pop-Up Store - Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

esmi Skin Minerals Pop-up Store Gold Coast

Gold Coast Pop-Up Store - Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

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esmi Skin Minerals Pop-Up Store - Gold Coast

Open 16th November until 31st January 2021.

For the first time ever, Gold Coast customers will be able to shop the esmi Skin Minerals range live and in person at our Gold Coast Pop-Up Store located at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Meet the team and find the perfect esmi products for your skin.

 

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Address:

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach QLD 4218

Located Level 1 near Event Cinemas, Fossil & Sea Folley.

 

Opening Hours:

Monday 9am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9am - 5:30pm
Friday 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

 

esmi Skin Minerals Pop-Up Store | Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

 

Brisbane Pop-Up Store - Westfield Chermside

esmi Skin Minerals Pop-up Store Brisbane

Brisbane Pop-Up Store - Westfield Chermside

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esmi Skin Minerals Pop-Up Store - Brisbane

Open 18th November until 31st January 2021.

For the first time ever, Brisbane customers will be able to shop the esmi Skin Minerals range live and in person at our Brisbane Pop-Up Store located at Westfield Chermside. Meet the team and find the perfect esmi products for your skin.

 

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Address:

Westfield Chermside

Gympie Rd, Chermside QLD 4032

Located Ground Level near Betts Shoes & Lorna Jane.

 

Opening Hours:

Monday 9am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9am - 5:30pm
Friday 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

 

esmi Skin Minerals Pop-Up Store | Westfield Chermside

 

How To Give Yourself An At Home Facial

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How to Give Yourself an At Home Facial

Self-care doesn’t get better than pampering your skin with an at home facial! This is our expert approved guide to creating a luxurious just-like-a-salon skincare experience on a weekly basis at home.

Light a scented candle and play some relaxing tunes to really turn up the day spa vibes!

 

Cleanse Your Face 

 

Just like a professional treatment, the first step in your facial at home is cleansing your skin.

Double cleanse 

Set the tone for the rest of your facial with a deep double cleanse. 

Doubling up on the cleansing step removes all dirt and stubborn debris - like makeup, SPF, oil, and even pollution nanoparticles - from your skin.

Use a gentle cleanser

Every skin type and concern benefits from a gentle cleanser. Not the harsh kind that strips the skin of all oil and moisture; you’ll only end up with a dry, tight face and increased oil production. 

For your best facial at home choose a gentle, non-drying cleanser to maintain the delicate balance of oil and moisture on your skin. 

Aloe vera: Aloe vera is hydrating and calming with gentle exfoliant properties.

Green tea extract: An anti-inflammatory to soothe and calm redness.

Stearic acid: Helps cleanse and protect against water loss.

Capric triglyceride: Helps to reduce skin dryness.

 

We recommend The Uncomplicated Cleanser (All skin types)

Infused with aloe vera to calm and heal and the protective, antioxidant properties of camellia leaf (green tea) extract the cleanser balances skin and won’t leave it dry or tight - just clean, calm, and supple. 

Targeting a specific concern? You may like to use The Uncomplicated Cleanser for the first cleanse and follow with one of the following for the second cleanse:

The Uncomplicated Cleanser plus Anti-Redness - Redness concerns

The Uncomplicated Cleanser plus Brightening - Hyperpigmentation and dullness 

The Uncomplicated Cleanser plus Anti-Ageing - Ageing concerns

The Uncomplicated Cleanser plus Charcoal -  Congestion and oiliness 

How to double cleanse

Apply a pearl-sized amount of the cleanser to damp hands and massage gently into skin with an upward motion. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water or remove with esmi's Microfibre Facial Cleansing Mitt. Simply repeat the process for the second cleanse.

 

Exfoliate! 

 

For a post-facial glow, don’t skip the exfoliation step.

Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells from the surface, helping prevent and unplug clogged pores. 

When old cells pile up on the outer layer of your skin, your complexion looks dull and fine lines are enhanced. Exfoliating as part of your at home facial reveals the healthier looking skin beneath and your face looks brighter instantly! 

Over time, regular exfoliation can promote smoother skin tone and may help minimise the appearance of hyperpigmentation.

We’ve put together our exfoliant recommendations based on skin type / concern for your facial at home

Sensitive, dry, and mature skin

Rose And Bamboo facial exfoliant from esmi Gentle Foliant range. The delicate exfoliation action of bamboo extract works in harmony with the power of mixed fruit enzymes for a close up exfoliation suited to dry, damaged or sensitised skin.

Normal and combination skin

Hydrating And Ageless Volcanic Sand facial exfoliant from esmi Gentle Foliant range. This formulation pairs the physical element of volcanic sand with the power of cranberry enzymes to encourage a clearer complexion.

Oily, congested, breakout prone skin

Detoxifying Exfoliating Charcoal Serum. Ideal for most skin types tackling blackheads, acne, and underlying skin congestion to draw out impurities, smooth rough skin and polish away pore-clogging debris

How to apply the Detoxifying Exfoliating Charcoal Serum 

Using the dropper, apply a pea-sized amount to your charcoal brush or fingers and massage into freshly cleansed skin, avoiding the under eye area. 

Leave for 5-10 minutes before wetting the charcoal brush or fingers and massage around the face to remove any softened dead skin cells before washing off.

How to apply Rose + Bamboo or Hydrating And Ageless Volcanic Sand

Apply a pea-sized amount of the exfoliant on damp, cleansed skin. 

In small, circular motions, very gently apply the exfoliant to skin. Massage around your face to remove build-up and allow enzymes to deeply cleanse pores. Don’t apply too much pressure.

Leave on for 2–5 minutes and rinse with cool water or with your dampened esmi Face Mitt and follow with your esmi skin regime. 

Take a little extra time during your facial at home to use these exfoliants on your neck and décolletage as well.

 

Apply a Mask 

 

Treating yourself to an at home facial is the perfect time to indulge in an extended masking session. A face mask is ideal to help target specific skin concerns including congestion, dullness, dryness, hyperpigmentation, and ageing concerns. 

Choosing a mask for your specific skin concerns

Here’s our quick guide on the ingredients you’ll want in your mask depending on the skin issues you’re dealing with.

Ageing concerns - fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness: Peptides (collagen promoting), antioxidants (neutralise free radical damage) and hyaluronic acid (hydration).

Hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone: Vitamin C (brightening) and ingredients containing Vitamin C, such as kakadu plum.

Inflammation and redness: Niacinamide (barrier strengthening) and natural ingredients with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties including Tasmanian pepper leaf, cockspur thorn, and wild mint. 

Dehydration: Hyaluronic acid (hydration), niacinamide (barrier strengthening) and aloe vera (hydration).

Congestion and breakouts: Kaolin clay (detoxification and oil regulation) and charcoal (detoxification).

Dryness: Shea Butter (skin soothing and conditioning), Niacinamide (barrier strengthening), plant oils such as avocado, almond, and coconut that provide fatty acids for barrier strengthening and promote moisture retention. 

Hyaluronic Hydrating Booster Mask - Suitable for all skin types and concerns

This super-saturating mask instantly boosts hydration with skin cell soaking hyaluronic acid while minerals, vitamins, and oils restore, protect, and balance.

No matter your skin type, this is the perfect mask for your at home facial to target issues of dehydration, dryness, oily and problematic skin. Banishes dullness, plumps fine lines and balances oil flow.

 

Target Skin Concerns 

 

Incorporating a serum will supercharge the skincare results of your at home facial.

Serums are products formulated with potent doses of active ingredients designed to target specific skin concerns. The lightweight consistency of a serum gives it the ability to penetrate deep into the skin and take rapid action in targeting various skin concerns. 

We recommend the following serums from the esmi Skin Treats range to help with the improvement of these common skin complaints:

Ageing concerns - fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness: Golden Anti-Ageing Serum

Inflammation and redness: Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie

Dehydration and dryness: Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum and Hydrating and Nourishing Acai Duo

Hyperpigmentation and dullness: Pomegranate Brightening Serum

Need a hand choosing the right serum? We’re here and ready to help. You can chat online with a skincare expert or book your free skin consultation. 

 

Moisturise Your Skin 

 

You’ve treated your skin to some real TLC! Now it’s time to wrap up your at home facial with a moisturiser. 

Moisturising helps lock in all the moisture, nutrients and vitamins from the previous steps plus supports your skin barrier to strengthen it against external stressors.

Moisturising serums - the ultimate combination  

A moisturising serum is ideal for this step. These ‘hybrid’ formulations combine the intensity of a water-based serum and moisturising benefits of an oil. 

The oil component supports your skin’s natural barrier (lipids, cholesterol, and ceramides) to improve derma strength and assist in boosting hydration levels by sealing in moisture to prevent it from evaporating off the skin. The serum component helps target specific skin concerns we mentioned in the Serum step. 

It’s a win/win for your skin!

Key ingredients to look for in a moisturising serum include:

Plant-based oils such as acai, jojoba, almond and kiwi fruit seed oil  to support derma strength and promote hydration by sealing in moisture.

Emollient ingredients such as squalene to minimise water loss.

Hydrating, humectant ingredients including glycerin and hyaluronic acid.

Active ingredients to target specific skin concerns. For example, Vitamin C for brightening.

Hydrating and Nourishing Acai Duo

Lightweight hydration plus nourishing anti-ageing properties address multiple skin concerns at once - healing, protecting and hydrating.

Ideal for thirsty skin in need of extra nourishment to combat dehydration, fine lines and damage this skin treat hydrates, softens and regenerates.

 

Skin Care and Facials: Things to avoid 

 

Getting your ultimate post-treatment glow means avoiding a few things during your facial at home. 

 

Here’s what not to do:

Squeezing pimples and extracting blackheads: It’s so tempting to squeeze but please don’t! It only spreads breakout causing bacteria and increases the chance of scarring.

Over-steaming your skin: Steaming your face is a great way to prep skin for your facial but please be careful to avoid over steaming! Using water that is too hot to steam can strip the skin of its natural oils and increase dryness. 

Going OTT with exfoliation products: You’ll do more harm than good going overboard with exfoliation. We don’t recommend exfoliating more than 2 or 3 times a week - or as recommended by your esmi Skin Consultant. Over exfoliation strips the skin of its natural oils leading to dehydration, broken capillaries, breakouts, and sensitivity. Always choose a product suited to your skin type. 

Our Skin Bundles are perfect for at home facial pampering!

Purchase everything you need for an incredible at home with our Self Care Kit’ or one of our other healthy skin bundles. The best facial kits in Australia!

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