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Our Favourite Natural Skin Care Products

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Our Favourite Natural Skin Care Products

Using natural skin care products containing plant-based actives and natural ingredients is a healthy and effective way to treat every skin concern from dehydration, and dullness to hyperpigmentation and signs of ageing. 

Why choose natural beauty care

Natural skin care products are a gentler choice for your skin and formulated with nutrients and antioxidants to feed and nourish your skin. You’ll avoid the toxic ingredients in traditional formulations that can dry out and damage your skin barrier as well as pose long term risks to your health.

Common toxic skincare ingredients:

Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)

Parabens

Triclosan

Phthalates

Oxybenzone

Petrochemicals

Even if you’re only applying a *small* amount of these chemicals to your skin, when you apply them day after day it increases the ‘toxic load’ on your skin. This can lead to potentially harmful health and skin complications over time. 

Plus, some of these chemicals are known irritants, causing immediate reactivity and inflammation for many people. 

Natural skin care products are free from the toxic ingredients that put your skin and health at risk. They can contain a blend of natural and plant-derived ingredients, including active ingredients.

Active ingredients are the heavy lifters of your skin care routine. Put simply, an ‘active’ is the ingredient included in a skincare formulation to target a specific skin care concern. For example, hyperpigmentation, dehydration, ageing concerns, and redness.  

We’re excited to introduce you to 5 products from the esmi range that feature the best natural skin care ingredients as well as hard working actives!

 

Probiotic Skin Mylck 

 

Probiotic natural skincare products are really having their moment to shine. Exciting research continues to uncover just how beneficial topical probiotics can be for skin. 

Put simply, probiotics are a group of live bacterial cultures that are beneficial for your skin and body. Good bacteria!

Lysates are concentrated doses of probiotics that research has found to be specifically beneficial for the health of your skin. 

Your skin has its very own eco-system known as its microbiome which exists on the outer surface of the skin. This ecosystem is teeming good and bad bacteria (microflora) and skin needs a balance of both to be healthy.

Problems happen when bad bacteria outnumber the good bacteria. Skin can become reactive, sensitive, and inflamed. 

This is where Lysates can help. Introducing these good bacteria to your skin’s microbiome can help build up your skin’s defences against bad bacteria and promote a healthy environment for skin to renew and repair itself.

Probiotic Skin Mylck

A very light moisturising lotion that simply melts into the skin, the probiotic rich formulation ideal for extremely sensitive, compromised skin. 

Skin Mylck contains the 100% Australian Made probiotic Lysate to help create an ideal environment for compromised, ultra sensitive skin to thrive, heal and protect itself from outside irritants and bad bacteria.

 

24K Gold Nourishing Oil 

 

Luxurious and non-greasy esmi 24K Gold Nourishing Oil contains high quality, cosmetic grade, 24k gold flakes and is perfect for combination to dry skin as a moisturiser. It helps address dryness, dehydration, ageing, fine lines and wrinkles on face, neck, and decolletage.

How does gold leaf work?

The hero of this face oil is cosmetic grade, 24k gold leaf. A natural antioxidant with active properties it offers powerful anti-ageing benefits. It helps to boost circulation, stimulate collagen, and increase skin elasticity. 

Not only does gold antioxidant activity help increase the production of new collagen, but it can also help protect the health of existing collagen by fighting free radical damage caused by environmental stressors.

Natural, active benefits of 24k Gold Nourishing Oil

esmi 24K Gold Nourishing Oil can help stimulate skin’s collagen production and strengthen elasticity for a smoother, firmer, looking complexion. 

It aids in neutralising damaging free radical activity on existing collagen to fight signs of fine lines, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and dullness. 

The oil also imparts a beautiful healthy glow post-application thanks to an increase in blood circulation.

In addition to gold flakes, 24K Gold Nourishing Oil contains natural and plant derived ingredients including a blend of rosehip, jojoba, avocado, and coconut oil.

esmi 24k Gold Nourishing Oil is designed as the moisturising step. Cleanse and then follow with 24K Gold Leaf Oil or, if you use a serum, cleanse then apply the serum then 24K Gold Leaf Oil. 

 

Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie 

 

The best natural skin care ingredients to treat inflamed, red skin will help cool and calm inflammation. 

This is exactly what the ingredients in our quick absorbing and water-based, Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie do!

With an energising wild mint aroma, this serum cools and heals damaged, red skin with potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and hydrating properties. The natural ingredients with active properties include:

Tasmannia lanceolata extract

Australian native ingredient Tasmannia lanceolata extract contains polygodial, a potent antioxidant and active ingredient. An anti-inflammatory agent, this natural extract calms red, blotchy skin caused by inflammation. 

Arnica

A natural ingredient, arnica is a flower with incredible skin healing benefits.

The main restorative antioxidant, sesquiterpene lactone, has anti-microbial activities which, along with arnica’s flavonoids help soothe and reduce inflammation as well as accelerate healing. 

Aloe vera

Moisture promoting and skin repairing aloe-vera contains active ingredients 

including vitamins (vitamins A (beta-carotene), C, E and B12), enzymes, minerals, salicylic acids, and amino acids. 

The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera, which is more than 95% water, have protective, calming effects on stressed out, inflamed skin.

Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie is suitable for all skin types to treat red, puffy or acne inflamed skin it’s ideal to use after laser, IPL or diathermy treatment.

After cleansing, apply the serum and once absorbed, follow with a moisturising face oil or lotion. 

 

Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum

 

To combat dehydration for all skin types, Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum aids in deeply replenishing skin cell’s water content. 

A combination of natural and plant-derived active ingredients work together to hydrate from the inside out to restore, repair and reveal healthy skin. 

Hyaluronic acid 

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring sugar molecule found in your body that helps skin retain much-needed moisture for plumpness and elasticity. 

A natural humectant ingredient that can hold 1000x times its weight in water, hyaluronic acid attracts moisture to your skin to rehydrate the surface layer. This helps address concerns like flakiness, dullness, and fine lines. 

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

Niacinamide is an active form of vitamin B3. It’s a non-toxic, plant-based ingredient derived from yeast that is actually found in skin cells naturally. 

It works to stimulate the production of ceramides - which are essential for a healthy skin barrier - and promote hydration. 

Niacinamide is a soothing, safe ingredient for all skin types - particularly if you’re dealing with reactivity, inflammation and want to strengthen a compromised skin barrier. 

Allantoin

A versatile ingredient, allantoin is known for its ability to promote the natural exfoliation of dead cells on the surface. This softens skin and aids in increased hydration as moisture is able to better penetrate the deeper levels of the skin. 

Allantoin also possesses soothing and anti-irritant properties while promoting the renewal of epidermal cells.

Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum increases hydration by 25% within 2 hours 

Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum is like a big drink of water for your cells containing triple action Hyaluron! This increases hydration by 25% within 2 hours for a plumper, brighter complexion. 

Light-weight, non-comedogenic and deeply hydrating, every skin type and concern will benefit from this serum, including oily skin types. 

After cleansing, apply the serum and once absorbed, follow with a moisturising face oil or lotion. 

 

Pomegranate Brightening Serum 

 

Dealing with pigmentation, dark spots, and dullness? Meet our Pomegranate Brightening Serum.

Formulated with the best natural skin care ingredients plus plant-based actives this serum helps target these concerns. 

Brimming with potent Australian native and plant-derived ingredients with skin lightening abilities, this serum helps reduce discolouration and promote a radiant glow. 

Kakadu plum

Don’t believe the myth that natural skincare ingredients are less effective! Kakadu Plum is a perfect example of a natural ingredient that can deliver a significant, positive change for dullness and hyperpigmentation. 

This Australian native superfruit is believed to be the world’s most potent source of natural Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant that regenerates the skin and plays an essential role in helping diminish the appearance of dark spots and promoting a glowing complexion.

Liquorice root extract

Liquorice root extract is packed with a polyphenolic flavonoid called glabridin. 

Studies tell us that glabridin prevents pigmentation caused by UVB rays and also offers anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin. Liquorice root extract is popular in natural skin care to help improve skin conditions like hyperpigmentation, dullness, eczema, acne, and melasma. 

Pomegranate extract

Pomegranate isn’t only delicious in a fruit salad, it offers benefits to your skin when applied topically as an extract too.

Rich in plant polyphenols (micronutrients packed with antioxidants) pomegranate extract can aid in neutralising free radical activity while encouraging skin repair and regeneration.

Pomegranates also contain Vitamin C to help with skin brightening. 

The brightening serum can be applied morning or night. Use the dropper to apply an amount smaller than a pearl on cleansed skin and gently massage in. Allow the serum to absorb before applying other products. 

It’s extremely important to protect your skin daily with an SPF and avoid excess or prolonged sun exposure when using Vitamin C serums. 

Have sensitive skin? Apply on cleansed skin every second night for 2 weeks, gradually increasing to every night. Can be used morning and night eventually.

Discover the full range of esmi Skin Treats that use natural and plant-derived ingredients.

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Face Creams Vs Oils and Serums

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Face Creams vs Oils and Serums

Face oil, serum or cream moisturiser? If you’re confused about what each one does and if you really need all three, keep reading. We break down the difference and explain why we believe face oil and serum deliver the best results for your skin. 

 

Oil and Water Based Serums

 

What is a water-based serum? 

Serums are lightweight products formulated with a high concentration of active ingredients to target specific skin concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, hyperpigmentation, dehydration, and acne. 

Water-based serums have a smaller molecular structure which allows them to be absorbed deeply and rapidly into the skin. Just a few concentrated drops of serum is an extremely efficient way to deliver big results for your skin.

What is a face oil? 

Face oils are a blend of natural oils containing antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids. These oils are derived from the seed, fruit, bark, stems, roots, or leaves of a plant. 

Face oils have emollient properties which work on top of the skin, rather than penetrating deeply. On the surface, these emollients support hydration by sealing in moisture to prevent it evaporating off the skin. 

They also bolster your skin’s natural barrier (lipids, cholesterol, and ceramides) and derma strength by helping fill in spaces between skin cells to lubricate and smooth the skin.

Depending on the formulation/blend, some face oils contain active ingredients but they don’t deliver the same potency as serum formulation. 

Face oil and serum are a skincare dream team!

It’s not a matter of serum or moisturiser.  A serum isn’t designed to replace a moisturiser, rather complement it. Using both you’ll maximise the results of your skincare routine. 

Serum delivers a burst of active ingredients deep into the skin to target specific skin concerns.

The face oil then works on the surface to lock in moisture, helping the skin hold onto hydration and strengthen the skin barrier.  

Serums and face oils are also free from synthetic lubricating and thickening agents (fillers!) unlike many creams and lotions. We’ll talk about these ‘fillers’ in a moment. 

How to use face oils and water-based serums in your routine

After cleansing, while the skin is still damp, apply serum by using a gentle motion to press or massage it into the skin. Allow time for it to fully absorb. 

Next, apply the face oil by dropping a few drops of oil into your palm and massage into your face. 

 

Face Creams and Lotions

 

Like face oil, moisturising creams and lotions work on the surface of the skin. Their basic function is to stop the skin drying out by holding water into the outermost layer keeping skin supple and smooth. 

Often creams and lotions are also formulated with active ingredients to address skin concerns.

Look out for thickening ingredients that may irritate skin 

Creams and lotions contain synthetic or mineral thickening agents and occlusives to give the product its consistency and texture. 

Mineral and natural thickeners (both naturally derived)

These are naturally occurring ingredients that can absorb water or oils and boost the thickness of a formulation. 

Synthetic thickeners

Some of these synthetic ingredients, a common one is carbomers, are low-quality thickening agents used to add bulk to formulations. These types of ingredients provide little, if any, long lasting benefit to the skin and some can even cause irritation. 

Active ingredients: Serum vs moisturiser

These thickening ingredients also reduce the impact of any active ingredients in the formulation. The active has to ‘fight’ its way through thickening agents to actually penetrate the skin.

High quality serums, on the other hand, have no fillers. They’re concentrated drops of super efficient active ingredients delivered straight to the skin. 

 

Which is Best For Me? 

 

So, which is the best - oil or cream for your face?

We recommend treating skin with both the active ingredients of a serum and the moisturising properties of an oil. The combination of the two is a more effective, potent, and natural way to get your skin the ingredients it needs to stay hydrated, healthy, and address specific concerns. 

Combinations from our range of esmi Skin Treats that work well to target the following skin concerns include:

Dehydration

Serum: Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum

Face Oil: 24K Gold Nourishing Oil

Ageing concerns 

Serum: Golden Anti-Ageing Serum

Face Oil: Rose Gold Rose Oil or 24K Gold Nourishing Oil

Hyperpigmentation

Serum: Pomegranate Brightening Serum

Face Oil: Rose Gold Rose Oil or 24K Gold Nourishing Oil

Redness, inflammation and acne

Serum: Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie

Face oil: Peppermint Green Oil


See our full range of Skin Treats to target specific skin concerns. You can purchase a combination of Skin Treats in one of our Skin Care Bundles to kick start your skin care routine!

 

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Skin Care For Rosacea

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Dealing with rosacea can be stressful. From uncomfortable flushing episodes to severe redness, swelling, and painful bumps it can affect your confidence, lifestyle, and pose serious skin issues if left untreated. Our skin care experts share what triggers rosacea plus must-have products and skin care tips on how to treat rosacea symptoms.

 

What is rosacea?

 

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition. It’s characterised by redness, sensitivity, and uncomfortable flushing episodes that cause skin to turn bright red and heat up. Extreme dryness and acne-like pustules and bumps are also common. 

The ‘rosacea spectrum’ is very broad. The severity of symptoms can range from a prolonged blush or persistently rosy cheeks to painful stinging, burning sensations, and extreme, constant redness. 

Whether you’ve been dealing with rosacea for years or it’s suddenly appeared, it usually begins with episodes of the skin flushing red and can increase to:

Permanent redness

Bumps

Sensitised skin - burning / stinging sensations

Capillaries becoming visible

Thickening skin

If left untreated, rosacea can have long-reaching skin health implications and take a toll on your confidence. 

How is rosacea diagnosed?

Your dermatologist or health practitioner will do a physical examination of your skin and usually ask questions about your medical history. The symptoms of some allergies, acne and lupus can appear similar to rosacea so your health practitioner will want to rule those out before making the diagnosis of rosacea. 

What causes rosacea?

The skin redness, bumps and flushing associated with rosacea can be triggered by any number of factors. Usually, things that raise your body temperature including:

Alcohol

Spicy foods

Hot, humid weather

Hot showers

Sun exposure

Stress

Vigorous exercise 

Heated rooms

Using the wrong skincare products can also lead to red flare ups. Skin with rosacea can be highly sensitive to chemicals, fragrance, and other factors.

 

Treating Rosacea 

 

While there isn’t a cure, you can learn how to treat rosacea by managing symptoms through skin care and lifestyle choices. 

Using the right skin care to treat rosacea can help to relieve discomfort, reduce flare-ups, and help maximise results from any prescribed oral or topical rosacea medication. 

Avoid harsh products designed to clear acne

If you’re dealing with acne-like symptoms (bumps and pustules) don’t use harsh cleansers and drying products aimed at clearing breakouts. Rosacea skin is extremely sensitive and using strong formulations and those that dry out skin only increase irritation and severity of symptoms. 

Always read the product label and steer clear of these ingredients:

Fragrance

Alcohol

Urea 

Glycolic acid

Lactic acid

Sodium laurel sulfate (SLS)

 

Products and Ingredients to Treat Rosacea 

 

Build your rosacea skin care routine with gentle products containing active ingredients designed to relieve and control symptoms. The key word here is gentle!

Focus on ingredients that work to strengthen the skin barrier, hydrate, soothe and minimise redness.  

A few of the best active ingredients to treat rosacea include:

Tasmannia lanceolata extract (Mountain Pepper): Cool irritation and strengthen skin

Tasmanian Mountain Pepper is native Australian botanical with incredibly potent antioxidant properties for skin barrier strengthening, promoting stronger capillaries and combating free radical damage. It’s also anti-inflammatory and antibacterial for cooling and minimising irritated, red skin and rosacea flare ups.

We recommend: The Uncomplicated Cleanser Plus Anti-Redness

A gentle cream cleanser enriched with redness-minimising and antibacterial Tasmanian Mountain Pepper extract to cool inflammation while gently removing impurities.

Hyaluronic acid: Super hydrator

Don’t let the word ‘acid’ scare you! Hyaluronic acid is a humectant ingredient (an ingredient that attracts water) and is naturally produced by your skin cells to help skin retain moisture. 

If you have rosacea, your skin barrier is compromised. This means your skin can’t hold onto moisture which results in increased sensitivity and rosacea flare ups. Hyaluronic can aid in delivering much-needed hydration to thirsty skin. 

We recommend: Hyaluronic Hydrating serum

Perfect for all skin types and ages, this serum hydrates from the inside out, restores, repairs and reveals healthy skin with a radiant and hydrated glow. 

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): Barrier strengthening 

Niacinamide will help heal and strengthen a damaged skin barrier. Its anti inflammatory properties can aid in calming an irritated, uncomfortable complexion. 

We recommend: Anti-redness Minty Green Smoothie

With an energising wild mint aroma, this serum cools and heals damaged, red skin with potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and hydrating properties. Contains Niacinamide (Vitamin B3).

Aloe vera: Soothing and moisturising

Wondering how to treat rosacea naturally? Aloe Vera is an effective ingredient in plant-based skincare to help calm and soothe red, uncomfortable skin. It helps reduce inflammation and redness, impart hydration and antibacterial properties can assist in targeting the bacteria associated with pustules. 

We recommend: Anti-redness Minty Green Smoothie and The Uncomplicated Cleanser Plus Anti-Redness. Both contain Aloe Vera. 

Probiotics: Encourage a healthy skin environment  

Using probiotics (good bacteria) in skincare to treat rosacea can help create an optimal environment for skin health to thrive and stimulate renewal to repair the barrier. In turn, this leads to a decrease in skin sensitivity and the symptoms associated with rosacea. 

We recommend: Probiotic Skin Mylck plus Anti-Redness

This lightweight moisturising lotion is formulated with 100% Australian made probiotics and anti-inflammatories to help cool red flushing flare-ups and strengthen hypersensitive skin.

Your rosacea skin care routine

Here’s how to put together a daily skin care routine to treat rosacea with our esmi product recommendations:

Cleanser: The Uncomplicated Cleanser Plus Anti-Redness (Morning and evening)

Serums: Anti-redness Minty Green Smoothie and / or Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum. If you use both, you can apply the Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie in your morning routine and Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum in the evening.

Moisturiser: Probiotic Skin Mylck plus Anti-Redness. If you have extremely dry skin, which is very common for those with rosacea, you can follow with 24K Gold Nourishing Oil.

SPF: Skin Shield Natural Sunscreen SPF 30

 

Other Ways to Treat Rosacea

 

Making changes to your lifestyle, along with your skincare routine, will help get rosacea under control:

Avoid or reduce alcohol and spicy foods in your diet

Keep hydration levels up - with water / fluids and skin care

Wear sunscreen daily

Stress management 

Use products with gentle formulations

Try different styles / durations of exercise

Avoid drying ingredients in skincare products; like alcohol and fragrances

Be gentle when touching your skin

Cleanse with lukewarm or cool water

Avoid hot, steamy showers

Paying attention to what specifically triggers rosacea for you will help you make the right lifestyle adjustments. For example, if long, intense cardio workouts always trigger a rosacea flare of red skin and pimples, try switching up your routine. Experiment with shorter workouts or different types of exercise. 

Medication to treat rosacea

A severe case of rosacea may call for oral or topical antibiotics, in combination with a skin care and lifestyle plan for managing symptoms. Please consult with your health practitioner for professional medical advice if you are experiencing extreme symptoms. 

If you need a hand creating a skin care routine for rosacea, our skin care consultants are ready to help you! Book your free skin care consultation today. 

 

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Treating Acne With Probiotic Skin Care

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Treating Acne with Probiotic Skin Care 

Probiotics are making waves in skincare! Topical probiotics can be beneficial for a range of skin conditions, including probiotic acne solutions. We walk you through what they do and how probiotics for acne can help manage breakouts and inflammation. 

 

The Lowdown on Topical Probiotics for Acne 

 

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms that occur naturally in our bodies. They’re often called ‘good bacteria’.

You’ve probably heard about probiotics in relation to gut health but did you know that trillions of microorganisms live on your skin too? They are the tiniest defenders of your skin and we literally wouldn’t be able to function without them!

Collectively, these organisms are known as the skin’s microbiome which consists of a delicate, diverse balance of good bacteria and bad bacteria. Your skin microbiome is part of the skin barrier. 

A balanced microbiome = healthier skin

A well functioning, balanced microbiome is essential for healthy skin and a strong barrier. Skin can defend itself against external invaders, stay hydrated, clear, and calm. 

Too many bad bacteria = inflammation and impaired skin barrier

Many things can throw the skin's microbiome out of balance and cause a surge in bad bacteria. Sun exposure, pollutants, diet, medication, and irritating skincare ingredients to name a few. 

An unbalanced microbiome can result in inflammation and a compromised skin barrier leading to issues like acne, rosacea, eczema, excessive dryness, and skin sensitivity. 

Topical use of probiotics in skincare

Research has shown the potential to address a range of inflammatory skin conditions, including acne, by topically inserting good bacteria (probiotics) into the skin’s microbiome with skincare. 

In turn, this restores balance to the microbiome creating an optimal environment for skin health to thrive and rapidly stimulate cell renewal to repair the barrier.

Extensive testing on keratinocyte monolayer scratches (one cell thick scratches) has shown the esmi Skin Minerals Lacticaseibacillus.rhamnosus Lysate as ideal for topical application to stimulate rapid skin cell renewal and accelerate wound healing. 

What do probiotics do in skincare for acne?

Acne is triggered by an influx of bacteria known as p. Acnes

Excess oil on the skin leads to blocked pores which are the ideal environment for this bacteria to thrive and spread. This in turn leads to breakouts, inflammation, and swelling. 

Using probiotic acne skincare may help manage acne in two ways. 

First, to get the spread of acne bacteria under control (help clear existing breakouts) and second, by regulating oil production to minimise breakout recurrence.

Control the spread of bacteria

Adding good bacteria to the skin with topical probiotics can help fortify skin's beneficial microflora and reduce acne bacteria.

Regulate oil production

Many skincare products, especially those related to acne, strip the skin of oil entirely. This causes the skin to create more oil which triggers more breakouts. 

Stripping the skin also disrupts the skin barrier (which includes the skin’s microbiome) resulting in a surge of bad bacteria and increased sensitivity. 

Using probiotic acne skincare can help create an optimal environment to heal a compromised skin barrier and aid in balancing oil and reduced sensitivity.

 

Probiotic Skin Mylck and What Probiotics Do in Skin Care 

 

esmi Probiotic Skin Mylck is a world-first in probiotic skincare. A very light moisturising lotion that simply melts into the skin, the probiotic rich formulation can help aid in healing acne-prone, compromised skin. 

Skin Mylck contains the 100% Australian Made probiotic Lysate to help create an ideal environment for compromised, acne-prone skin to repair a damaged skin barrier and kill pathogens (bad bacteria) to fortify skin's beneficial microflora. 

How to use Skin Mylck in your routine

Skin Mylck is a moisturising lotion designed to follow the cleansing and sensitive skin soothing  serum steps in your morning and night routines. 

If you don’t use a Skin Treat serum

After cleansing, using the dropper drip a thumb size amount of Mylck onto your fingertips or palm and massage into the skin. Be sure to use a gentle cleanser when treating your skin with esmi Skin Mylck.

If you use a water-based Skin Treat serum

After applying a sensitive skin serum allow it to absorb. Then, using the dropper, drip a thumb size amount of Mylck onto your fingertips or palm and massage into the skin. 

If you have very dry skin

While Skin Mylck is a moisturising lotion, if your skin is extremely dry, and you feel you need more moisture you could follow with a Skin Treat oil like Peppermint Green Oil. 

 

Creating An Acne Routine with Probiotics 

 

For the ultimate acne fighting routine, we recommend the following products be used in conjunction with Skin Mylck.

Cleanser: The Uncomplicated Cleanser Plus Anti-Redness

Skin Treats (Serum): Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie or/and Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum

Moisturiser: Probiotic Skin Mylck or Probiotic Skin Mylck Plus Anti-Redness (If acne is very inflamed)

Face Oil: Peppermint Green Oil (If areas of skin are extremely dry and you feel you need more moisture)

Exfoliant: Fresh Sea And Salty Sand or/and Detoxifying Exfoliating Charcoal Serum

Mask: Anti-inflammation Mint Gel Booster Mask

Sunscreen: Skin Shield SPF 30+ 

esmi Skin Mylck range is designed to help with various skin concerns including dullness, redness and inflammation, dehydration, and sensitivity.

View the full range of esmi Probiotic Skin Care

Our Skin Service team is here to guide you every step of the way and answer questions you have about our probiotic skin care products and the best probiotics for acne. Please reach out via chat or email skin@esmi.com.au.

 

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esmi Skin Mylk range is made with a 100% Australian made Lacticaseibacillus.rhamnosus Lysate produced in Australia’s first and only cGMP/TGA certified facility for probiotic API manufacturing.Ref: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4633615/

Skin care tips for active lifestyles

Skin care tips for active lifestyles

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Skin Care Tips for Active Lifestyles

Swimming, running, netball, football, hiking - we’re covering skin care for athletes and anyone who gets active outdoors. Working up a sweat is great for your skin but you’ve got to take care of it the right way!

 

Skin Care For Sports 

 

Exercise boosts blood circulation (hello rosy glow!) while sweating helps the body purge itself of toxins and bacteria. Both of these things can lead to clearer, healthier looking skin but only if you’re looking after it pre and post-exercise. 

Protect your skin from sun and wind

Any outdoor sport exposes you to the weather and windy conditions or sunny days can impact your skin. 

SPF protection is a non-negotiable for your skin care for sports routine - the positive difference for your skin health when you use sunscreen vs no sunscreen can’t be said enough.

Always apply sunscreen (broadspectrum SPF30+ or higher) before heading outside to exercise and if you’re a swimmer, use water-resistant sunscreen. 

We recommend: Skin Shield Natural Sunscreen SPF 30

Always cleanse immediately after exercise 

Working up a sweat stimulates lymphatic drainage which helps detoxify your body and skin by releasing toxins through your pores in the form of sweat. 

Sounds great for your skin, right? Well, only if you cleanse your face ASAP after sport. 

If sweat stays on your skin it mixes with the oils, bacteria and dead skin cells quickly clogging pores and leading to breakouts. 

Cleansing your skin immediately after exercise is a key element of healthy skin care for sports. Wear makeup? Removing it before exercise will help minimise the chance of breakouts too. 

We recommend: The Uncomplicated Cleanser or The Uncomplicated Cleanser Plus Anti-Redness.

Stay hydrated

Sweat causes your body’s water hydration to dip when it evaporates from your skin. 

Not only does this impact your physical performance, it leaves your skin parched too which may lead to symptoms including congestion, redness, and inflammation. 

Sweat isn’t the only thing that can deplete moisture levels. If you’re playing sport outdoors on a windy day, this will pull water from your skin too - a double dehydration combo.

Stay hydrated with water and natural electrolyte drinks (like coconut water) while exercising to replace lost fluid. You can also support skin moisture levels by adding a hydrating serum to your  sports skincare routine. 

We recommend: Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum (all skin types) and Probiotic Skin Mylck Plus Hydration (Moisturising fluid for sensitive skin types) 

 

Skin Care for Outdoors 

 

Regularly spending time outdoors in nature or green spaces is so important for our wellbeing. 

When we spend time in natural sunlight, it triggers the production of Vitamin D in the body. Vitamin D is crucial for overall health (both physical and mental) and it’s often called “the sunshine vitamin.”

We shouldn’t ‘fear’ the sun, but we need to be careful about how we can enjoy the benefits of sunlight without compromising the skin. 

Overexposure to UV light accelerates the signs of premature ageing - it’s responsible for up to 90% of the visible signs of ageing. It causes free radical activity in the cells leading to lines, sagging, and hyperpigmentation. Worse, it increases the risk of skin cancer. 

Skin can also become dehydrated with too much sun exposure. Signs of dehydration include dullness, tight or itchy skin, and more pronounced fine lines and wrinkles.

Find a happy balance by spending time outdoors when UV is usually lower - early morning or late afternoon - and wear sun protection. SPF 30+, hat, and protective clothing if you are spending long days outdoors.

We recommend: Skin Shield Natural Sunscreen SPF 30

Need guidance on putting together your best outdoor or sports skincare routine? Book your free skin consultation with one of our skincare experts! We’re here to help.

 

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What Does Gold Leaf Do In Skin Care?

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What Does Gold Leaf Do In Skin Care?

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What Does Gold Do in Skin Care?

Our 24K Gold Nourishing Oil is one of our most popular products! Gold is a potent antioxidant revered for its youth-promoting properties. Find out more about the incredible benefits of gold leaf skincare. 

 

What is 24K Gold Leaf Oil?

 

You can’t tell looking at the loose coins rolling around in your wallet, but gold contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that are incredibly beneficial for skin.

The youth-promoting benefits of gold skin care

Gold is revered for its ability to promote youthful-looking skin by stimulating collagen and increasing elasticity for a firmer complexion. 

We’re not suggesting you rub gold coins onto your face! Gold skin care infused with gold leaf (flakes of gold) is the way to impart this precious metal’s benefits to your skin.

 

How is gold leaf made?

The basic method of producing gold leaf has remained the same for centuries - bars of gold are essentially beaten into tiny flakes. These tiny flakes of precious metal are then infused into different types of gold skin care alongside other beneficial ingredients.

Meet esmi 24k Gold Nourishing Oil!

Luxurious and non-greasy esmi 24K Gold Nourishing Oil contains high quality, cosmetic grade, 24k gold flakes and is perfect for combination to dry skin as a moisturiser. It helps address dryness, dehydration, ageing, fine lines and wrinkles on face, neck, and decolletage.

A 100% cruelty free and vegan formulation, the oil also contains natural and plant derived ingredients including a blend of rosehip, jojoba, avocado, and coconut oil. We look at the benefits of these incredible oils further along!

 

How Does Gold Leaf Oil Affect Skin? 

 

The pure gold in esmi 24K Gold Nourishing Oil offers powerful anti-ageing and skin saving benefits. 

Helps boosts circulation

Gold is known to help improve blood circulation. The oil imparts a beautiful healthy glow post-application thanks to this boost in circulation!

Stimulated collagen and improves skin elasticity

Gold skin care counters the breakdown of collagen fibres and elastin in the skin. This breakdown occurs naturally with age and increases with free-radical activity leading to sagging skin, fine lines, loss of volume and skin elasticity. 

esmi 24K Gold Nourishing Oil can help stimulate skin’s collagen production and strengthen elasticity for a smoother, firmer, looking complexion.  

Protects against environmental stressors

Not only does gold antioxidant activity help increase the production of new collagen, but it can also help protect the health of existing collagen. It aids in guarding the skin against the free-radical damage caused by external stressors including pollution, UV light, and other toxins our skin comes in contact with every day. 

The antioxidants in our gold leaf skin care helps neutralise damaging free radical activity on existing collagen to fight signs of fine lines, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and dullness. 

 

How Do You Use 24K Gold Leaf Oil? 

 

esmi 24k Gold Nourishing Oil is designed as the moisturising step and fits into your routine like this:

Cleanser followed by 24K Gold Leaf Oil or, if you use a serum, cleanser then serum then 24K Gold Leaf Oil 

Use the dropper to apply 2-3 drops of oil directly onto your palm and massage into the skin - including around the eye area. You can use the oil in your morning and evening routine.

 

Supporting Ingredients 

 

It’s not just the gold working hard for your skin in our 24K Gold Leaf Oil! It also contains a blend of plant oils and other skin-saving ingredients to help boost moisture levels, improve elasticity and firmness, fight free radical activity, minimise pigmentation, and aid in healing damaged skin.

Rosehip oil

High in vitamin A, rosehip oil aids in skin regeneration, brightening, evening out skin tone, and improving firmness and elasticity.

Jojoba oil

A plant oil with characteristics similar to your skin’s own sebum, jojoba helps to regulate oil production, heal the skin barrier, and has anti-inflammatory and moisture promoting qualities. 

Avocado oil

Packed with vitamins A, B, C and D, and vitamin E, the fatty acids in avocado oil promote firmer, softer skin, hydration, and neutralise free radical damage. 

Coconut oil

With skin-saving fatty acids, like linoleic acid and lauric acid, coconut oil is also antibacterial and provides emollient, skin softening benefits. 

Squalane

Squalane is an oil with excellent emollient, anti-inflammatory, and circulation-boosting benefits.

 

Products to team with 24k Gold Nourishing Oil for optimal results

 

The Uncomplicated Cleanser

It’s important to use a gentle cleanser with the oil. The Uncomplicated Cleanser suits all skin types and concerns, the cleanser balances skin and won’t leave it dry or tight, just clean, calm, and supple.

Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum 

Team 24k Gold Nourishing Oil with Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum for deep rehydration and skin plumping.

The ultimate skin hydrator, this quick-absorbing serum fights dehydration for more hydrated, plumper, repaired skin. Ideal for all skin types, apply the serum after cleansing and before applying the oil in your routine. 

24K Gold Nourishing Oil is one of our most popular products! Purchase today in a Skin Bundle to get the 24k Gold Nourish Oil and the complementary products you need for an amazing skin routine.

 

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