May 23, 2023 1 min read
Natural Botanicals are plant-based, non-synthetic ingredients used in a variety of skincare formulations for their specific properties. Botanicals have been used to protect, soothe, heal and brighten skin for thousands of years. Some botanicals are particularly useful in combatting inflammatory conditions like eczema, rosacea, psoriasis and acne. They are rich in antioxidants which fight the free radicals in our environment which damage the dermis and cause signs of premature ageing, such as fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.
Antioxidant vitamins A, B5, C and E are found in many plant-based formulations and assist with skin regeneration, as well as providing protection and repair against UV damage. Some botanicals, including camomile, have antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Formulations containing natural botanicals are kinder to your skin and do not release synthetic chemicals into the environment.
The natural botanicals used by Gardiner Family Apothecary are sustainably-sourced, of the highest quality, and organic whenever possible. They include aloe vera, camomile, apple, apricot, vanilla Planifolia fruit, Arabica seed extract, fractionated coconut oil, shea butter, peppermint oil, , vegetable glycerin, Brazilian Muira Puama and Madonna Lily.
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Elave Skincare supports Rugby Legend Rory Best as he sets off on Miles2Mayo Challenge for Children with Cancer
Rugby legend Rory Best put his best foot forward for children with cancer today with support from Elave Skincare from Gardiner Family Apothecary.
Rory, pictured with Elave Skincare Advisor Karen Johnston, is undertaking a 180-mile walking challenge to support Cancer Fund for Children, during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
“My family and friends will tell you that I’m not a fan of walking,” he said. “Walking 180 miles in nine days will be tough but nowhere near as tough as the challenges that families dealing with childhood cancer face.
May 05, 2023 2 min read
Staycationing or vacationing, pack your overnight bag with Elave’s clean formulations for sun protection all day, every day
Whether you are holidaying abroad or staycationing, pack your overnight bag with Elave Sun and use 365 days of the year to protect against sun damage, burn and premature ageing. Get the glow, not the rash, with Elave’s clean formulations for sensitive skin.
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