How to use OUR PRODUCTS

As a general rule: start with your thinnest products first! Oil goes on last since it creates a barrier to water=based products.

As a general rule: start with your thinnest products first! Oil goes on last since it creates a barrier to water=based products.

DESAVERY products can provide you with a complete skincare routine or our products can easily fit in and complement your current regime . The key requirements of any skincare routine is cleansing, toning and hydration. Of course there are thousands of other products you can add in here: scrubs, exfoliators, eye creams and some of them are absolutely wonderful and it's fun to experiment and try new things. However, recent science suggests that just as we need good bacteria in our gut, a similar microbiome is needed in our skin and that all of the products we throw on our skin could be causing more chaos than calm. 

With DESAVERY I sought to find the most effective plant-based ingredients that could deliver the key skincare requirements with the most potent and proven ingredients.

So, how to use them? You can use them on their own for a complete regime (and it's all I use and have been using for the 2 years...and have seen such a positive effect!). or with you existing products.  Follow the golden skincare rule and start with the lightest product first. For me, that's water to dampen and cleanse my skin.

Next I use SMOOTH hyaluronic acid. A few drops massaged into the skin and just let it sink in. This is the 'toner' step of the routine and hyaluronic acid is a mega-moisturising molecule that can hold over 1000 times it's weight in water. Many products contain hyaluronic acid (but often in non-therapeutic doses), however SMOOTH is pure hyaluronic acid so it delivers a great smoothing result by plumping the skin.  Our HA is a plant-based product and we have infused it with essential oils that have a positive benefit on your mood and mind so you can multi-task here by treating your skin and your mind!

Next it's time for hydration and there is no better hydrating ingredient than the essential oil of the prickly pear seed which is the main ingredient in our daily serums. It's fast absorbing (and oil as a general rule absorbs more deeply into skin) but it's also very light. This is our star ingredients as it's loaded with tocopherol (vitamin e), high levels of fatty acids and antioxidants, We've teamed it up with rosehip seed oil (brightening and hydrating), meadowsweet foam oil (the plant that aspirin was originally made from so it's very soothing) and tsubaku or camellia seed oil (used by generations of Japanese women for its hydrating and softening qualities). A few drops in the palm of your hands and then massage it into your face and make sure to inhale all the great therapeutic ingredients designed to get you feeling wonderful.

That's it. You'll find in a matter of minutes the oil has absorbed into your skin so if make-up is the next step, you're all set.

If you want to use a water-based moisturiser, remember it's lightest products first, so that would fit in after SMOOTH and before the facial oil. If you are out for the day then an SPF is always a good idea after you apply your oil. 

You can use this routine either at night or in the morning or both. Massaging oil onto your skin before bed is a wonderful way to end the  day and prepare for sleep. Our REST oil is specifically designed with oils that do make you feel sleepy. SO many people have enjoyed REST, that we are working on an oil-based cleanser that will send you off to sleep! That's why we're calling it DREAM!

 

All our daily serums have prickly pear seed oil as their main ingredient. Our prickly pear seed oil comes to us directly from an organically certified farm in southern Morocco. It takes almost 8 tonnes of cactus to make just a litre of prickly pear seed oil!   

All our daily serums have prickly pear seed oil as their main ingredient. Our prickly pear seed oil comes to us directly from an organically certified farm in southern Morocco. It takes almost 8 tonnes of cactus to make just a litre of prickly pear seed oil!

 

Andrea Dinnick