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Rebalance Oily Skin

October 14, 2022 2 min read

Rebalance Oily Skin

Super value Elave Skin Balancing Essentials offer year-round facial protection for even the most sensitive, reactive skin types

Elave Skin Balancing Essentials is a super value pack of three skincare formulations designed to be used together to cleanse, hydrate, rebalance and protect even the most sensitive, reactive skin.

The products – a cleansing gel, moisturiser and daily SPF defence – are suitable for all skin types and all ages.  They are guaranteed oil-free, gluten-free and cruelty-free, and are infused with vitamins and bio extracts to nourish and protect your ski barrier.

Elave Skin Balancing Cleansing Gel is a unique blend of naturally-derived foaming cleansers with pure antimicrobial Manuka Honey UMF 10+ for a deep cleansing treatment to remove daily residue, oil, make-up and impurities.

Futureproof your skin against ageing environmental damage

This multi-action formula contains natural sources of amino acid and humectants, including vitamin E and calming camomile extract, to protect from environmental damage and leave your skin soft, balanced and refined.

Elave Skin Balancing Moisturiser restores your skin’s natural balance without stripping out its natural oils or blocking pores.  Antimicrobial Manuka Honey UMF 10+ supports a healthier skin barrier, while antioxidant vitamins B5 & E combined with glycerin and hyaluronic acid boost hydration levels.

This silky moisturiser is easily absorbed into the skin, leaving a matte finish and smoothing the appearance of fine lines and imperfections. Use as part of your daily skincare regime, either on its own, under make-up or with Elave Daily Skin Defence SPF45.

An invisible zinc vitamin-enriched daily skin defence for all seasons

Elave Daily Skin Defence SPF45 offers very high UVA and UVB protection all year round, but especially between the months of March and September, and during those winter ski or sun breaks. It is oil-free, will not block pores, and does not create a grainy after-effect when it comes into contact with other creams.

The invisible zinc means it is quickly absorbed without leaving behind any tell-tale white marks and the vitamin B5 & E enriched formula helps protect skin against free radicals while repairing the environmental damage which causes 90% of skin ageing. Use under your foundation for a smooth, matte finish.

Elave Skin Balancing Essentials have been specially formulated for sensitive Type I and Type II skin and contain no harsh or irritating ingredients, including sulfates, SLs, perfume, alcohol or colours.  Buy the kit, or as separate items, from the Gardiner Family Apothecary online shop.


Elave Skincare and Ovelle ranges of dermatologically-approved free-from natural products are available at gardinerfamilyapothecary.com, Boots, Dunnes Beauty and local pharmacies.

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