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Sh'zen - Natural Essence range guide

By Editorial Team
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The beauty of Natural Essence™ 

Specially formulated for oily and combination skins, the Sh’Zen with Natural Essence™ range blends five restorative essential oils with two EFA-rich plant oils. 

BERGAMOT 

Extracted from the rind of the bergamot fruit, a cross between an orange and a grapefruit, this oil has a refreshing citrus aroma that lifts the spirits. It helps regulate sebum output, plus it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties to help fight the bacteria that cause spots to spread. 

CAMPHOR 

Camphor oil, extracted from the wood of the tree, has a soothing, medicinal aroma that brings clarity to the mind. It’s a strong decongestant, ideal for clearing out blocked pores, plus its anti-inflammatory properties make it useful in treating the inflammation associated with acne. 

CYPRESS 

Cypress has a comforting aroma that helps soothe anger. Extracted from the needles of the tree, it functions as a diuretic and drains excess fluids, so helping clear away congestion. It’s also an astringent and works to stabilise sebaceous secretions, plus strengthen connective tissue. 

GRAPEFRUIT 

The sharp, fresh fragrance of grapefruit essential oil lifts the spirits and imparts a renewed zest for life. Its antiseptic and disinfectant qualities help treat bacterial infection and clear congested pores. It also stimulates circulation and lymphatic drainage to help rid the body of toxins and tone the skin. 

LAVENDER 

Lavender’s light, fresh aroma calms the nervous system. It is one of the most versatile essential oils and has countless therapeutic properties. As an antiseptic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory, it helps heal damaged skin and prevent scarring. It also stimulates the lymph system, tones and revitalises skin and helps prevent blocked pores. 

ALOE FEROX 

Aloe Ferox oil is packed with the vitamins, enzymes, proteins and minerals that support all skin functions. It maintains moisture levels, stimulates circulation, tightens and rejuvenates tissue, treats infected pores, and restores a natural radiance. JOJOBA A liquid wax produced in the seed of the jojoba plant, this plant oil is rich in Vitamin E and other antioxidants, and absorbs well to nourish skin without leaving it feeling oily. It also has an excellent antiinflammatory action on congested, inflamed skin

 

GUIDE 

 

CLEANSE

Cleansing twice a day is the first step to beautiful, healthy skin. In the morning, it clears away stale skin acids and oil from the night before, eliminating impurities and allowing skin to breathe. In the evening, it removes pollution, make-up and excess oils and leaves skin refreshed and bacteria free.

How to cleanse with Sh’Zen with Natural Essence™ 

Purifying Cleansing Wash is the perfect natural foaming gel wash for all oily and combination skin types. It contains active plant oils to treat shine, repair tissue and act as an astringent on dilated pores. 

1. Foam it up with wet fingertips. 

2. Massage it all over the face and neck using upward circular movements. 

3. Rinse off thoroughly with a facecloth or facial sponges soaked in warm water. 

4. Follow with a spritz of Balancing Toner

 

Purifying Cleansing Wash 

This lightly foaming, milky cleanser has a delightfully fresh scent and works to thoroughly cleanse skin without stripping it of essential moisture. Use daily, both morning and evening.

How it works 

The Natural Essence™ blend of essential oils has a natural antibacterial action and helps to control the spread of spot-causing bacteria, decongest pores and purify skin deep down. l Bergamot and Cypress regulate sebum output to prevent excess oil production, treat shine and re-balance skin. l Sweet Almond oil nourishes and restores skin. l Active plant oils repair skin and act as an astringent on dilated pores. For added benefits l Always rinse off the Purifying Cleansing Wash thoroughly and follow with a spritz of Balancing Toner to restore comfort to skin. l Skin that feels taut or dry can be beautifully restored with a few drops of Skin Life Oil.

TONE

Toning, or spritzing, is always the second step in the cleansing process and must never be omitted from your twice-daily routine. It restores the skin’s protective acid mantle and removes the last cleansing residue to leave skin in the best condition to receive the benefits of further beauty treatments.

How to tone The Sh’Zen with Natural Essence™ 

Balancing Toner removes the last residue of the Purifying Cleansing Wash, leaving skin fresh and revitalised. It’s the ideal choice for oily skin types as it contains plant actives with natural antiseptic and astringent qualities that work to control excess shine. Plus its blend of essential oils releases an uplifting, energising fragrance. 

1. Spritz onto cotton wool pads and wipe over cleansed face, neck and décolletage. 

2. Spritz again over the face and inhale the clarifying aromas. 

3. Follow with the Mattifying Day Cream SPF 30.

 Balancing Toner 

How it works l The Natural Essence™ blend of essential oils works to decongest and purify skin and has antiseptic and disinfectant qualities that help treat bacterial infection. l Bergamot and Cypress have sebo-regulating qualities that control excess oiliness. l Lavender and Camphor essential oils have natural anti-inflammatory properties that soothe and calm red, inflamed skin. l Grapefruit stimulates circulation and tones skin. l Witch Hazel is an astringent and works to refine and tone pores. For added benefits l Use your spritzer throughout the day to hydrate skin and control excess shine. l Soak a cottonwool pad with toner and lay it on skin eruptions to soften the spot and to act as an antiseptic wipe. USE after cleansing and to refresh skin This mild, aromatic toner completes the cleansing process, refines pores, neutralises shine, freshens and clarifies skin, and restores its equilibrium

MOISTURISE

Moisture is the foundation of beautiful skin and is vital to its long-term wellbeing. A moisturiser locks in natural moisture plus draws in moisture from the environment to ensure skin stays soft, supple and radiant – and to keep premature wrinkles at bay.

How to moisturise 

The Sh’Zen with Natural Essence™ Matifying Day Cream SPF 30 provides skin with all the moisture, vitamins and minerals it needs to remain healthy, while sebo-regulating essential oils work to restore a clear complexion so that problem skin visibly improves day by day. 

1. Ensure skin is clean. 

2. Spritz on the Balancing Toner to optimise the cream’s moisturising potential. 

3. Apply a small amount of cream to clean fingertips. 

4. Massage into skin with feather-light strokes, working in upward circular movements. USE mornings or before reapplying make-up

How it works l The Natural Essence™ blend of essential oils detoxifies skin and prevents the spread of spot-causing bacteria. l Bergamot and Cypress stabilise skin secretions, helping to clarify the complexion. l Lavender and Camphor essential oils support skin’s natural healing functions and soothe angry, inflamed skin. l Juniper Berry helps decongest pores and matify oily skin. l Lemon has an astringent, antiseptic action that promotes healthy, vibrant skin. l Geranium helps rejuvenate cells to keep skin youthful and glowing. l Aloe Ferox oil is a storehouse of natural nourishment, plus treats infected skin. l Jojoba leaves skin perfectly hydrated, soft and protected without increasing oiliness. l Wheatgerm repairs and regenerates skin and leaves it feeling silky soft. 

For added benefits l First spritz skin with Balancing Toner to optimise moisture levels. l Massage skin with the Skin Life Oil to stimulate circulation and reduce morning puffiness

EXFOLIATE

Three specialised treatments offer concentrated benefits to optimise your skincare regimen. 

Exfoliate: An essential part of any good beauty routine, an exfoliator frees skin of dull surface debris to reveal a layer of fresh new cells and restore radiance to the complexion. 

Deep clean: A mask absorbs excess oil and impurities, rebalances skin and softens its texture. It’s the gentlest and most natural way to treat imperfections and clear breakouts. 

Massage: A facial massage boosts circulation, releases tension, restores suppleness and softens signs of ageing. It is particularly effective when using a facial oil, which penetrates deep into skin to stimulate its natural renewal processes.

Sh’Zen with Natural Essence™ Clarifying Exfoliant 

How to exfoliate 

1. Cleanse and tone skin. 

2. Apply a small amount of scrub to wet fingertips. 

3. Lightly massage onto face, neck and décolletage using gentle, upward circular movements and avoiding the eye area. 

4. Rinse skin well in lukewarm water to remove all product residue. 

5. Refresh skin with a spritz of Balancing Toner. 

How it works l Apricot and Walnut kernels slough away surface debris and unblock pores. l Pineapple and Papaya fruit acids break down the ‘glue’ that bonds dead cells to the surface of skin, refining and smoothing skin’s texture and helping to decongest pores. l Orange and Mandarin essential oils tone skin and stimulate circulation. l Grapeseed, an excellent antioxidant, protects skin. l Sweet Almond oil keeps skin silky soft. l Aloe Ferox oil hydrates and clears skin. 

USE two to three times a week to refine skin This soft, cream scrub prevents blocked pores and clears away dead skin cells to reveal a clearer, brighter complexion that feels soft and smooth.

MASK

Sh’Zen with Natural Essence™ Rescue Clay Mask How to use the mask 

1. Cleanse, tone and exfoliate skin. 

2. Massage in the soothing Skin Life Oil to protect skin and intensify the action of the mask. 

3. Apply a thick layer of the mask to the face and neck. 

4. Leave to act for 10-15 minutes. 

5. Remove with a warm, wet facecloth or facial sponges, then rinse skin with lukewarm water. 

6. Refresh skin with a spritz of Balancing Toner. 

How it works l Bergamot and Grapefruit have an astringent and balancing action on oily skin. l Camphor cools and detoxifies skin. l Cypress decongests pores. l Lavender stimulates the cellular renewal process. l Kaolin absorbs excess oil and provides mild exfoliation to further draw out impurities. l Grapeseed oil keeps skin supple and protected. l Aloe Ferox oil hydrates skin and calms any inflammation. This clay-based mask absorbs excess oil, purifies painful spots and restores hydration to visibly improve and clear skin and leave it comforted and calm. 

USE twice a week to help clear skin

SKIN LIFE OIL

Sh’Zen with Natural Essence™ Skin Life Oil 

This light, soothing elixir of 100% natural plant oils helps to purify, repair, restore and rebalance skin, while its fresh, citrus scent delights the senses. 

How to apply the oil 

1. Cleanse and tone skin. 

2. Apply a few drops to clean fingertips. 

3. Pressure-point massage the oil into the face and neck with the fingertips, moving from the centre of the face to the temples and the ears to stimulate lymphatic drainage. 

How it works 

The Natural Essence™ blend of essential oils purifies skin and regulates sebum output. l Lavender soothes, calms and revitalises skin. l Lemon essential oil works as a natural antiseptic to help clear bacterial skin eruptions. l Juniper Berry detoxifies and clarifies skin. l Geranium balances and rejuvenates skin. l Wheatgerm contains Vitamins A, D and E and works to regenerate scar tissue. l Apricot Kernel oil is superfine and penetrates quickly to leave skin silky soft. l Aloe Ferox actively heals skin while providing deep hydration. l Jojoba moisturises and softens the epidermis without leaving an oily residue. 

USE at night and whenever skin needs extra care and comfort

 

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