Elave Skincare Products

Irish company, Ovelle Pharmaceuticals, the makers of Elave skincare has been around since 1934. Their specialty is sensitive skin (that’s me!). The Gardiner family have pioneered scientific advances in sensitive skincare combined with absolute purity to create safe skincare that works. They believe your skin is your canvas so before you do anything else make sure it is as healthy and clear as possible.  Elave skincare  formulations will nourish and protect every day so healthy skin and beauty become one. This is especially important for those of us with extra sensitive, dry skin and those of us prone to eczema, dermatitis, rosacea and psoriasis. The body and especially the face can be extra sensitive to harsh foaming agents, preservatives and perfumes. Elave’s multi-action formula hydrates, softens and calms the skin. I have been lucky enough to have been sent a new skincare regime from Conefreys Pharmacy. I was so excited when I received it, and started to use it straight away. I received a total of 8 products.  The products I received were Sensitive Facial Cleanser, Eye Rescue Serum, Rejuvenating Night Treatment, Intensive Moisture Surge, and 2 of Daily Lip Defences and 2 Daily Skin Defence. I mean how lucky am I been spoiled by Conefreys for a compete new skin routine! Thanks so much to Tomas for all the lovely products.

Now onto the review.

Sensitive Facial Cleanser

Elave sensitive facial cleanser is a sulfate-free cleanser with anti-oxidant Vitamin E to protect against cellular damage and repair dry, sensitive skin. I love this cleanser, it is super soft on the skin, it is so gentle it has been approved to be suitable to use on newborn babies, only the best for newborns so you know straight away you are onto a winner if its suitable for babies. It contains added mositurisers which leave the skin feeling soft and supple after use. This cleanser is also hypo-allergenic meaning it is free from chemicals, and also dermatologically and paediatrician approved. I use this cleanser morning and night, and also whenever my skin need s a cleanse. If I am wearing make up I remove the first layer of make up using Micellar Water and then wet my face, take a pea size amount of cleanser and lather it into my face in circular motions. Following this I cleanse my face from product using my Cellulose sponge which has been rinsed in hot water. I then repeat these steps for a double cleanser to make sure my skin is thoroughly cleansed.  Following cleansing using the Elave Cleanser, my face was thoroughly cleansed, with no redness or irritations. It felt soft, supple and clean. I love waking up in the morning knowing I can reach for this cleanser to wake me up and give me a lovely fresh feeling. This product retails in around the €9 mark for 250ml of product. This is amazing value, as you don't use very much when cleansing. I will definetly be purchasing this when i eventually run out. 

Eye Rescue Serum

Next up is the Eye rescue serum. This is a light balm which is easily absorbed by the delicate eye area. It is specially designed to rejuvenate the eye are. It contains Aloe Vera which soothes the eye area. I was very intrigued to use this as I had previously used serums which claimed to reduced puffiness and dark circles but none worked as good as this. This balm is a multi action Vitamin formula with combinations of Bio Extracts, Brazilian Muira Puama and Madonna Lilly, all of which work on reducing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. It is full of vitamins to provide environmental protection and also has anti oxidant properties. Since I began to use this my eyes look more refined, toned and younger. I don't wake up with big bags or dark circles under my eyes. I dont have to wear layers of concealer to conceal the dark circles anymore. Nothing else in my life has changed only my skincare routine. The most important factor I feel is that this serum is opthamologist approved which means it is super safe to use on our eyes and the delicate eye area. This retails at €22.95 for 15 ml of product. Again it is great value for money as you use a tiny amount every day. I would recommend using this in the morning and night, following cleansing and before moisturising. This is one of my favourite products from the range. 

Intensive Moisture Surge

Next up is the Intensive Moisture Surge, this I have been using as a day cream. I am loving how hydrating it is to the skin.  This is a unique combination of ultra-pure  Coconut Oil with Shea Butter which is naturally rich in Vitamin E and natural Glycerin to both repair and surge moisture into the skin. This combination of active hydration and repair leaves even dry sensitive skin rejuvenated and soft. This cream is beneficial for all skin types even sensitive skin. It is clinically proven to be kind and mild to the skin, approved by dermatologists and also suitable for use in pregnancy. Reduced moisture levels in the skin can put your skin under stress with increased dryness and redness. Extreme temperatures and environmental pollutants combined with harsh skincare ingredients can deplete the skin’s natural barrier of moisture leaving skin sensitised. Replenishing moisture levels rebalances and corrects the skin’s appearance. I love applying this following a cleanse to rehydrate the skin before applying make up. You get 50ml of product for €20 which is excellent value for a moisturiser which provides you with soft supple hydrated skin following use. I love this and would not be without it now. 

Rejuvenating Night Treatment

The rejuvenating Night Treatment is a combination of hydrating skin emollients to repair the skin together with Glycolic Acid & Arginine complex to rejuvenate skin overnight. Elave rejuvenating night treatment promotes cellular regeneration and stimulates collagen synthesis to actively rejuvenate the skin revealing younger, brighter and deeply hydrated skin. I absolutely love this product, I have a new found love for products containing glycolic acid. It really does reveal a younger brighter and more hydrated looking skin. I am a big big fan of glycolic acid products and this Elave Rejuvenating Night Treatment is a winner for me. It reminds me of the Neostrata Daily Peels. Overnight it treats the skin and you wake up with beautiful bright clean soft skin. There is 8% Glycolic Acid Arginine complex in this product to rejuvenate skin. The formula promotes collagen synthesis & cellular regeneration. The important Anti-oxidant Vitamin E repairs skin. You receive intense hydration from this product which reduces the appearance of fine lines. It is dermatologically approved and safe for use in pregnancy. This product is the most expensive retailing at €30 but compared to the Neostrata which is €42 for a pack of 36 daily peels, this is better value as you get more product and you only need to use a small amount in the night time after a cleanser. I highly recommend this product to anyone who is seeking brighter, clearer, rejuvenated skin. 

Face and Lip Spf Essentials 

We need to protect our face and lips from UVA & UVB rays. These Elave Daily Skin Defence and Daily Lip Defence is perfect for all skin types. Elave products are made with the finest ingredients, free from sulfates SLES/SLS, parabens, perfume, formaldehyde, alcohol, soap, colours & more...

The Daily Skin Defence is a combination of oil free emollients which hydrate the skin and protect against high UVA & UVB rays. This cream is easily absorbed by the skin and it helps to protect the skin and repair any environmental skin damage. It contains a high spf protection of 45 to prevent against UVA & UVB rays. I have been using this daily to protect my skin against harmful rays and I love using it. A small amount will suffice and can be worn alone or under make up.  

The Daily Lip Defence  provides sun protection factor SPF 20 to protect the lips from the effects of UVA & UVB rays. This formula contains coconut oil, shea butter, collage and vitamin E to recondition, smooth and protect the lips. It also contains menthol which gives it a cooling sensation on the lips. Using this the lips are protected and free from environmental damage. I love using this lip balm, i use it under my lipstick to protect my lips against harmful sun rays. Even though the sun may not be out we still need protection and these two product from Elave are one which combine skincare and suncare into one. 

These products retail together as a double pack for around €30 but may be on special offer for €20 online on Elave. Seperately they retail at €8 for the lip defence and €23 for the skin defence. Both products are worth the price as they provide excellent protection against harmful rays. 

So that's it for today on Elave, I hope you liked my review.  You can purchase all these products in Conefreys on Pearse Street in Dublin, selected pharmacies nationwide or on Elave.  Has anyone else used this brand before? Let me know in the comments! 

** Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive a sample for my review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way. **



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