Phytomer’s Newest: A Spa Style Routine to Pleasure Your Senses and Smooth Your Skin
By Alison Blackman, Editor in Chief, Advicesisters.com
I’m a huge personal fan of Phytomer products. Sold and used in spas, they remind me to take time out, occasionally and pamper myself. But Phytomer (focusing on marine ingredients) and Fleurs (focusing on botanicals) are not just leaders in marine and plant bio-technology, they offer serious, spa-style products for consumers featuring the highest quality and that offer true pleasure for your senses, as well as your skin.
We had an amazing dinner, but then it was time to talk about the new products coming out from Phytomer. The beautiful, fresh rose they gave me wasn’t incidental. Roses are not just beautiful to look at and to smell, they can do beautiful things for your skin. Alisha and Angela presented new products for The Advice Sisters to try. I’ve been holding onto them for a while, because the new Phytomer Rosee Soin Radiance Replenishing Oil is launching just this month (it’s fabulous, by the way–i’m totally hooked) and if you read this entire spa-style skin saving regimin to the bottom, you’ll read about Phytomer’s Oleocreme Ultra Moisturizing Body Milk ($59.00 8.4 fl. oz.) which won’t be available until September.
You’ll definitely want to try these new Phytomer products, and treat yourself to the following, easy to handle, skincare routine that adds pleasure to your senses, and smooths your skin!
Step 1: Get Rid of the Day’s Eye/Lip Makeup: Saturate a cotton round with Phytomer’s Rosee Visage Toning Cleansing Lotion ($34.00 8.4 fl. oz). This lightweight cleanser/toner is not just alcohol-free and gentle to the skin, it is a serious multi-tasker. The star ingredient is Rosa Centifolia Flower Water. Rose Extract is a fragrant, calming botanical that softens skin and also has astringent properties. Phytomer Rosee Visage Toning Cleansing Lotion is an all in one cleanser/toner also has the natural ingredient: Sorenia, a soothing aromatic seawater that relaxes skin, and Oligomer® with skin-loving minerals to strengthen the skins’ epidermis, and prevent cellular fatigue.. Clean your skin, use it as a toner, and even remove heavy eye makeup and lipstick without a struggle, and without any irritating, greasy film. Spa Tip: Saturate pads with Rosee Visage and put them on your eyelids to minimize puffiness and dark circles.”As someone with sensitive skin and eyes that redden with almost every product, I think Rosee Visage Toning/Cleansing Lotion is a true find!
Step 2: Now Really Clean Your Skin! Use Phytomer Doux Visage Velvet Cleansing Cream ($35.00 5 fl. oz) with warm water to break down impurities! Another bonus for anyone with sensitive skin (but this is also good for all skin types) is that this cream cleanser in a flip top tube with sorenia, emulsifies in your hand to gently remove dirt and oil, without drying your skin out. It also brightens and protects your skin against free radicals with Antioxidant, Vitamin E. Other key ingredients are Chondrus Crisus Extract, a red algae from the Iroise Sea that helps hydrate, and Menthol to add to a refreshing experience! Follow with Step 3: Rebalance Your Skin: Swipe Rosee Visage Toning Cleansing Lotion (from Step #1) on your face and neck with another cotton round, to further soothe and refresh and re-balance your skin.
Step 4: Treatment! Rosee Soin Radiance Replenishing Oil ($94.50) is a new product that’s a blend of skin-loving marine and plant oils. I usually don’t like to gush about skincare products I love, because my skin isn’t like yours, or anyone else’s, but I can’t help it –this product is Ah-Mazing! When you think of “oil” you often think: “ugh, greasy.” But this is a dry oil that absorbs so fast you’ll wonder how that can be, and it leaves just the faintest rose scent behind. It may be called a dry oil, but its actually a new skin treatment serum, formulated with four key marine and plant oils. D-Tox Micro Algae Oil helps to eliminate free radicals, toxins and pollutants. Rose Oil made by macerating Moroccan rose petals soothes the skin and helps protect skin while encouraging with regeneration of the tissues. Of course it also smells like the finest rose essence! You can smell the lovely rose in this serum but it’s not overpowering. Gorse Oil is from a seaside shrub rich in phytosterols that helps to re-hydrate skin, and Jojoba oil is a tried and true ingredient that helps protect skin against dehydration and also helps to maintain the skins’ elasticity and suppleness. This is a plant and marine powerhouse! But what’s great about this oil is not just that it absorbs fast and feels good while it hydrates your skin, but it can be used alone, or even mixed with your favorite moisturizer or CC cream, or even mixed with a mask, for more skin loving benefits. I’ve been using it “as-is” but it is so versatile, use it your way. Use it day and evening on clean skin alone or with the serum or creams you choose. I always say that no product is effective unless you use it properly and regularly but use it, and results will be visible very quickly.
Step 5: Make Sleep Work For You: After evening cleansing, massage some Hydrasea Night Plumping Cream ($112.00 1.6 fl. oz.) into your face and neck and let the ingredients in this rich cream work to your advantage while you sleep. This cream works hard, plumping and hydrating the skin into the very deepest layers of the epidermis to the skins’ surface. The key ingredients in this are polarized & encapsulated weaving algae, a marine ingredient of Phytomer’s that retains water in the skin, delivering hydration deeper and more quickly. The other key ingredient is equally fascinating. Phytomer claims that in just one day HYDRAFUSION, offers even better results that you’d get with two weeks with just hyaluronic acid. Without getting too technical, a high-tech concentration of Oligofurcellan extracted from red algae is hydrolized and mixed with a complex of other marine minerals. This bio-tech beauty booty bonds between skin cells to prevent water loss and immediately traps water in the atmosphere, adding it to the skin’s surface like a protective coat. This product, in essence, works from the inside to the outer layers of skin. Amazing!
TREAT YOUR BODY — EVERY DAY CAN BE A PHYTOMER & FLEURS-STYLE SPA STYLE DAY!
Treat your senses and your body right, and increase your well-being! When you’re relaxing or bathing, light Fleur’s pink-tinted Rose Jasmine Candle ($39.50) that truly smells like roses, and is nestled into a stunning glass votive with a jasmine and rose design (my photo shows the jasmine, the rosebud is on the other side). It’s part of a line of rose-jasmine scented products including a scrub, moisturizing milk and shower gel. The scent is primary rose thanks to Moroccan rose petal, but it also has jasmine floral water. It’s an ultimate indulgence!
Had a hard day or getting ready for a special night out? Jet Lagged? No time for a spa? A soak at home or in your hotel room with Phytomer’s OLIGOMER® PURE Lyophilized Sea Water Bath may re-energize you more quickly than you thought possible. OLIGOMER® contains all of the active components of seawater — 104 trace elements necessary for the balance and vitality of the skin. In fact, it’s used in most of Phytomer’s face and body products. It’s like a relaxing “sea salts” bath if you soak between 15-20 minutes. One sachet is $10.50; 20 sachets are $197.00 and am 800 gr. jar is $177.50. Yes, it’s a bit of an indulgence, but at lot less than a lot than other treatments, and this one you can do at home. Aren’t you worth it? Afterwards, relax for approximately 30 minutes while wrapped in a bathrobe.
Follow with a cool shower and then apply a body cream such as Phytomer’s brand new (coming in September 2015) Oleocreme Ultra Moisturizing Body Milk ($59.00 8.4 fl. oz.) A Body Milk has the moisturizing, comforting properties of a cream, but it’s lighter and absorbs more quickly. CRÈME Ultra-Moisturizing Body Milk: an ideal combination of the comfort of a cream and the lightness of a body milk. Its “anti-thirst” formula, infused with hydrating and lipid-replenishing ingredients, moisturizes the skin from morning to night. The active ingredients in this semi-liquid body moisturizer include Mekabu Oil:an oil extract from Weaving Algae that has exceptional moisturizing properties: Glasswort Oil: improves the circulation and storage of water and urea in the epidermis while strengthening the lipidic barrier; and Pheohydrane (Laminaria digitata): moisturizes, restructures the hydrolipidic film and traps water in the tissues for an immediate and long-lasting effect. It also has shea butter and glycerin to nourish and moisturize. I’m not always a body milk fan, but this one is really effective.Men will also like this unscented, easy to use way to avoid scaly, itchy skin. Phytomer’s studies show that used regularly for a month, you’l have much softer, suppler skin, but this unscented body milk makes skin silky immediately, and keeps it hydrated for hours. It is an elegant way to avoid itchy skin, and keep it smooth and pampered.