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2019: New Year, New Skincare

A new year is upon us, a new chapter has opened, a blank slate for us to fill with resolutions and hopes. Out with the old and in with the new, a philosophy that can also be applied to your beauty products.

For those of you who use natural products and have had old favourites lingering in your drawers for a while, now is the time to renew our collection. Remove anything that is out of date, doesn’t suit your skin type or tone or you never reach for, and make room for an array of new products that you will accumulate throughout the year.

ESPA has a huge range of products to choose from and January is the perfect time to step outside your comfort zone and try something new. Have you tried any of these?

Essential Cleansing Mask

A deeply cleansing clay mask enriched with purifying minerals that balances and absorbs excess oil production for a mattified complexion, while calming skin.

Rose Geranium deeply cleanses to remove impurities and pollution, Kaolin Clay balances the oil, Benzoin is an anti-inflammatory which nourishes and calms skin as Rose Damascena softens and calms.

Use 2-3 times a week depending on how oily your skin type is. Smooth over face, neck and decollété then sit back and relax for 20 minutes before rinsing away with warm water. Follow with a nourishing serum or moisturiser.

Bergamot and Jasmine Hand Wash

An understated Luxury to have in your bathroom. ESPA soap-free hand wash gently but effectively cleanses hands to leave them beautifully soft and refreshed.

With naturally foaming Coconut Extract and delicately scented with Bergamot and Jasmine essential oils, enjoy silky smooth and clean hands. Lather into hands, nails and cuticles then rinse away with warm water.

Nourishing Cleansing Balm

A deeply nourishing balm to leave skin soft and supple, perfect for skin showing early signs of ageing or hormonal skin. Rose Damascena nourishes and rejuvenates for glowing skin, Rose Geranium calms and soothes while Beeswax transforms the balm into a rich cream to soften and rehydrate. Also can be used on eyes to remove stubborn traces of makeup.

Use after the shower when skin is soft and pores are open to loosen dirt. Warm a small amount between your fingertips and gently massage over face, neck and decollété. Add water to transform into a rich cream before washing away.

Nourishing Lip Treatment

A little bit of ESPA on-the-go, the powerhouse of hydration. Try the deeply hydrating treatment oil for kissably soft lips. Protect your lips from becoming dry and chapped and add a natural sheen. Indian Gentian Leaves help smooth while Hyaluronic Acid and Konjac Root reduce fine lines, plumps and boosts hydration.

Apply throughout the day as required, alone or on top of an existing lip colour.

Tea Tree Gel

It is that time of year where it becomes bitterly cold and our skin can suffer damage from the elements. To calm any unwanted breakouts caused by the Christmas diet and the drop in temperature, apply this targeted treatment and watch the magic happen. Tea Tree Oil and Thyme calm and clarify the complexion as Evening Primrose soothes and nourishes any dryness. For clear, smooth and glowing skin.

This product is suitable for use on all skin types, but those with oily or congested skin would benefit most.

Body Smoothing Shower Gel

An intensely nourishing shower gel with natural foaming agents for those too busy to dedicate time to a body scrub. Enjoy a deep cleanse and remove dead, dull skin cells for soft and glowy skin. Coconut and Yucca Extracts cleanse your skin, as Jasmine and Ylang Ylang rehydrate. Skin will be left feeling supple, soft and smooth.


Taking care of the surface of your skin and the bacteria upon it is one of the biggest trends for 2019. Stay ahead of ageing skin by using natural ESPA products, and keep your eyes out for something new coming soon.

Thank you for reading.

Grace Kinirons

Grace Kinirons

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