Q. I just received my DISCOVERY BOX and I just want quick instructions! What should I use first and when? Also what about my regular skincare regime...where do these products fit it?
A. You can use DESAVERY products on their own or with other products. The SMOOTH hylaronic acid should go on first (morning, night or both). It's a water-based product so apply it to a clean damp face and let it sink in. Once it's dry then add a few drops of the Daily Serum facial oil and massage it into your face, inhale the aroma to benefit from its mind changing properties. To incorporate other products: use them in between the SMOOTH and your oil serum (STELLAR, PURE or LIT!). Always put the oil serum on last and then finally SPF or makeup if you want.
The rollers are great to pop in you pocket or bag to use throughout the day. Apply them as often as you need by rolling them on your pulse points (wrists, behind the ears etc) and inhale the aroma to benefit from their mind changing properties.
Q. I have never used an oil on my face.
You must try it to believe just how luxurious and wonderful using oil is. It's easy to see how this trend has stuck. Here are a couple of quick facts:
- at DESAVERY our oil is primarily prickly pear seed oil which is incredibly nourishing and yet it's very light. It really does sink in and soften your skin and doesn't create an oil slick on your face.
- when you use oil, it absorbs better than a water-based product (normal moisturiser) because if you think about chemistry: oil and water repel each other while two oils mix together. You skin is designed to keep water out and acts as a barrier but it 'accepts' oil.
- when you use oil you are effectively 'tricking' your skin. Using oil can regulate the production of sebum and it's one of the specific qualities that prickly pear seed oil has with it's high fatty acid properties.
Q. You say that your products will change my mood and mind. How exactly?
A. This is where the science comes in. The oil and aroma of plant oils has been used throughout history and across many cultures (frankincense, myrrh, hyssop in the Bible for instance) and this largely relates to topical applications. For instance, frankincense is anti-bacterial and meadowsweet is soothing but at DESAVERY we are also focused on the effect the inhalation of the aromas have on the brain's limbic, hippocampal and hypothalamus systems to improve mood, mind and alertness. In simple terms: the aroma of certain oils connects through your nose and hits your brain changing its chemistry. We have added and will continue to add a lot of the scientific citations that support our products. This is why we really encourage you to take the time, massage and inhale our serums. They are all designed to get your brain in gear and get you feeling your best.
Here's the science:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3736918/ - Rosemary and it’s impact on cognitive skills after inhalation of rosemary
Clary Sage: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24802524 A 2014 study shows that inhalation of clary sage lowered cortisol levels and significantly increased 5-HT (the receptors that regulate and produce serotonin). The subjects (menopausal women over 50) of the study reported significant and positive changes using the Beck Depression Inventory.
Clary Sage: A 2010 study found inhalation clary sage had ant-depressant effects compared to lavender, chamomile, and rosemary essential oils. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20441789
Bergamot https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4345801/ Bergamot essential oil’s therapeutic applications are wide ranging from anti-microbial topical applications to clinical research supporting Bergamot essential oil’s impact on the limbic system, hippocampal and hypothalamus systems to improve mood, alertness and cognition.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17211115 A 2006 clinical study concluded inhalation of bergamot, lavender and ylang ylang reduced psychological stress, cortisol levels and blood pressure.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25824404 A 2015 clinical study concluded that the inhalation of bergamot essential oil had a significant and positive impact on moods states, parasympathetic nervous system and cortisol levels in a relatively short time.
A 2016 study concluded after 10 minutes of inhalation yuzu essential oil there was a significant decrease in subject’s heart rates, and parasympathetic nervous system activity, alleviating negative emotional stress.
Peppermint oil on improved cognition in a clinical study with 144 healthy volunteers in 2008. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18041606
Cinnamon and cognitive enhancement 2015 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4466762/
2 year study concluded vetiver essential oil had the strongest impact to treat ADHD followed by cedarwood.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25553641 2015 study effects on vetiver and how it is an anxiolytic properties.
Please send me any questions or comments you have! Thanks, Andrea