ELLA & JO ‘LIMITED EDITION’ ORANGE BLOSSOM HYALURONIC SKIN MIST
Do you use a facial mist? It has been a necessary addition to my beauty routine for years, particularly so as my skin ages. I use it to prep before make-up and to refresh my skin. When I was sent a bottle of Ella & Jo Orange Blossom Hyaluronic Skin Mist Spray (€25) a few months ago, I was immediately hooked.
I love the extracts of Orange Blossom which gives it a really fresh fragrance. It is packed full of goodness too. Ingredients like chamomile, cucumber, witch hazel, aloe vera and green tea and the hero hyaluronic acid help hydrate, condition and protect the skin. Amittedly, I am addicted and I know if you try it you will become addicted too. €25
ELLA & JO COSMETICS HYDRATING HYALURONIC SERUM
Serums are part of most of our beauty routines and I have several favourites. I love Simone Mahler (Elaine at Bespoke Beauty introduced me to the brand) and Seavite whose serum is particularly gentle and calming with its inclusion of extracts of seaweed.
I buy some and am sent others, but only write about those I like. This Ella & Jo serum (€40) was launched earlier this year and I was included in the press drop. I love the texture; it is light and quickly absorbed. Yes, it is hydrating on my older skin and hopefully helps promote the collagen and elastin that has sadly depleted over the years.
How does it do this?
Supercharged with powerful collagen boosting and hydrating ingredients (such as a green tea antioxidant, jasmine oil and niacinamide), it aims to increase skin firmness, whilst soothing and moisturising. The most interesting of these ingredients is Matrixyl 3000, which has had a lot of press recently.
‘Matrixyl 3000 is an anti-aging peptide comprised of two proteins. It is used to target a wide range of aging signs, which helps your skin look and act more youthful. To diminish the signs of aging, it promotes the production of collagen and elastin in the under-layers of skin. The Hyaluronic acid acts as a delivery system, allowing the Matrixyl to penetrate deeper beneath the skin’s surface and provides a radiant, plumping boost of hydration.’
SQUEAKY CLEAN BRUSH CLEANSER
Did you know that your dirty make-up brush contains more bacteria than your average toilet seat? Disgusting right? And we use our make up brushes daily on our FACES.
But cleaning those brushes is a huge chore and if you are like me you are lazy about it. It is such a chore and it takes so long for those brushes to dry Well worry no more.
This Squeaky Clean Brush Cleanser (€20) is a handy, easy-to-use cleanser which also has a lovely orange blossom fragrance. It will clean, disinfect and condition your brushes and they are ready to use again in a few minutes. And of course doing that helps to keep your skin free from bacteria. Win win…
Finally if I have not convinced you already, Ella & Jo is an Irish company, founded by Charlene Flanagan and Niamh Ryan and their products are excellent. And now more than ever it is the time to support Irish when we can. I have a feeling they are only getting started. You can find out more by checking out their website HERE.