2019 has well and truly been a year for new beauty movements, from Korean-inspired K-Beauty to Japanese inspired J-Beauty and everything in between, we feel like we learnt a lot about what beauty really means. Although the concept of Slow Beauty may seem like a new one, it’s actually been around for quite some time and focuses on quality over quantity, for the sake of both our skin and the environment.
With around 40000 new product launches every year and 8 million items of clothing ending up in landfill, lots of people are turning onto the idea that we should be more sparing with what we buy. This means that a focus on multifunctional products, which can offer your skin in almost a full routine from one product, should be a priority if you want to follow the slow beauty movement. With that in mind with curated a list of 5 products which are both multifunctional and practical allowing you you to save your skin and the planet all at the same time.
This serum from Decleor is made from a combination of 100% pure and natural essential oils, which help to treat both mind and body in one go. The combination of fragrances help to rebalance your mind and relieve yourself of stress while the oil itself penetrates the skin, offering smoothing, softening and stress relieving properties. It can be used daily and is one of the most direct beauty products from Decleor.
If the man in your life wants to get involved with the slow beauty movement, this is the perfect product for him. It’s a multi-purpose shave oil which softens facial hair, prepares skin before shaving and offers a smooth, close shave. It leaves the skin feeling nourished and moisturised and is produced in line with the Elemis promise, which guarantees he’ll only be using the finest ingredients on his face.
We’ll be honest – we’re a little bit in love with the range of balms that Decleor has recently released, and this one is one of our favorites. It combines essential oils of eucalyptus, rosemary and geranium, which soothe, repair and protect the skin. It can be used on the face, elbows, feet and anywhere where your suffering with dry skin, and the combination of healing essential oils will visibly repair are any issues relating to dryness. The oils are 100% natural and the balm itself can even be used to remove makeup, while hydrating the skin.
So many of us have a stringent skin routine for our face, neck, chest and body yet still manage to neglect our hands, despite this being one of the most common areas for the signs of aging to show. This hand cream from Jan Marini is a multi-functional product which will brighten your skin tone, decrease the appearance of wrinkles, even out skin texture and get rid of discoloration on hands. It dramatically improves the appearance of hands which have already succumbed to the signs of aging and contains a potent combination of retinols, azelaic acid, cucumber extract, vitamin A and a number of other things to keep your hands looking youthful.
This gel is a complete body treatment which smoothes the skin, repairs imperfections, improves collagen production. reduces the appearance of stretch marks and visibly tightens loose skin. It contains amino acids which help to rebuild the skin supporting fibres from within in and and can be used morning and night for best effect.