Hello and welcome to Aurelia Probiotic Skincare. Here is a little more about our story.
During my late 20s and early 30s, my skin started to change. It became dry and signs of wrinkles started to appear around my eyes. I realised that I needed to 'step up' my skincare routine to help prevent ageing before the wrinkles really started to make themselves at home!
I created a list of what I wanted from an 'ideal' age preventative skincare brand and decided it had to be:
a scientific-based product range (I was in pharmaceuticals for 7 years so this was essential!)
a natural range that wasn’t full of chemicals but instead was packed with botanical actives that would make me glow
a brand that was not going to give me post-purchase guilt: affordability was high on my agenda
a complete treat to use and beautifully presented
From a conversation with friends I realised we were all looking for the same thing, but not one brand stood out. We wanted a brand focused on luxury twinned with nature but formulated and proven by scientists for serious age prevention. We also had a long 'free from' list with NO synthetic fragrances, parabens, mineral oils, silicones, sulphates, propylene glycol, phthalates, GMO, PEGs, TEA, DEA and certainly no animal testing.
My mission from that day on was to find the very best people to help me create this 'dream' brand. I started with my own formulations team and shortly after this, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare was born.
I am all about the science but I can't let go of nature. There is nothing better in our busy, stressful lives than to enjoy uplifting botanical blends when going through our skincare routine. Quite simply, it's a piece of luxury every day.
On my recent travels to explore new botanicals, which we source from all over the world, we filmed in an African village in Lake Malawi. Locals were harvesting Omega-rich Baobab and skin-firming Kigelia Africana for Aurelia Probiotic Skincare. To see first-hand how difficult and time-consuming the harvesting process was helped me to understand just how lucky we are to be able to use these special botanicals from some of the most remote areas of the world. It was heart-warming to see how enthusiastically the community worked together and I loved meeting the women whose lives have benefited from the additional income they now earn. Through this fair trade and sustainable payment structure they can afford better housing, food and education for their families. You can watch this video on Aurelia TV.
Now you know what Aurelia Probiotic Skincare is all about: natural, scientific and luxury skincare that offers real results in a fast and effective way (without costing a complete fortune). Within the launch range there are the everyday necessities women in their late 20s/early 30s will be used to using: a twice-daily cleanser and a day and a night moisturiser. We have also developed two products to help give a boost to an age prevention routine: a serum and a facial oil. In your 30s your skin often needs rebalancing, with surging hormones causing occasional eruptions. I believe the root cause of nearly all skin issues is UV and environmental stress which can lead to inflammation. Reducing inflammation within the skin layers is the absolute top priority in keeping the skin looking healthy and youthful. Balancing the skin's defence system is also critical in achieving this. The result is a radiant and glowing complexion.
So how does the science work? If the science detail isn't for you skip this bit... but rest assured it's scientifically proven.
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare's probiotic technology and repair complex developed by a leading biotech works in synergy to help prevent ageing and achieve radiant skin. Immune modulatory glycoproteins from bifido bacteria generate and moderate targeted impulses within the skin to balance stress-damaged skin and stabilise the skin's defence system helping to control the level of inflammation within our skin. They work by protecting the skin against excessive levels of cytokines which are produced in response to stresses such as excessive exposure to UV light. By supporting the right balance of these cytokines, Aurelia promotes the natural repair process and helps to counteract the signs of premature aging.
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare's peptide complexworks to prevent the visible signs of ageing by working on cells called fibroblasts within the extracellular matrix. Fibroblasts work to ensure that the turnover of collagen (responsible for skin elasticity), hyaluronic acid (responsible for hydration) and fibronectin (responsible for skin support) work effectively so that they can defend against ageing. When we age or become affected by environmental aggressors, degradation synthesis leads to these support functions of the skin working less effectively, causing our skin to age. Our scientific studies prove an increase in collagen synthesis of 140% and a huge tenfold increase in hyaluronic acid resulting in toned, hydrated and radiant skin.
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare's Miracle Cleanser is an aromatic, creamy infusion that glides on to the skin and lifts off impurities. Fragranced with an uplifting essential oil blend of Eucalyptus, Chamomile, Rosemary and Bergamot this creamy cleanser along with its soft antibacterial bamboo muslin cloth buffs away dead skin cells and make-up whilst helping to stimulate the skin's natural renewal process. This in turn speeds skin cell turnover, resulting in a brighter complexion with fresher, younger skin cells ready for hydration on the surface.
Using a great moisturiser is essential whatever your age. Our Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser works to protect skin against oxidative stress, skin ageing and UV-induced DNA damage to collagen and elastin. The lightly-whipped, clinically-advanced luxury cream fuses probiotic technology with plant and flower essences. The blend is fragranced with a unique mix of Jasmine, Plumeria, Tuberose and Mandarin. I also love the fact that the Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser has been recommended by make-up artists as the perfect primer thanks to its potent levels of peptides which work to leave the skin's surface hydrated and photo-finish smooth.
Aurelia's Cell Revitalise Night Moisturiser contains all our age prevention technology plus rich Shea Butter which means that the cream melts into the skin. Concentrated BioOrganic 100% pure botanicals include Baobab, which is rich in precious Omega 3, 6 & 9, to revitalise the skin, soothing and firming Kigelia Africana and antioxidant-rich Hibiscus to fight oxidative stress. Borage oil, which is one of the richest sources of the essential fatty acid GLA, locks in moisture and regenerative Mongongo oil offers abundant levels of natural Vitamin E. A delicate but relaxing essential oil blend of Neroli, Lavender, Rose and Mandarin works harmoniously within this luxurious, hydrating overnight moisturiser.
Using a twice-daily serum and overnight oil can do wonders for your skin. During a woman's 30s her facial skin starts to change and collagen and elastin start to degrade. A serum is a lightweight and easy–to-absorb potent fluid that is hugely beneficial to ageing skin that appears to be getting dryer and losing elasticity. Aurelia’s Revitalise & Glow Serum fuses probiotic and peptide technologies with BioOrganic plant and flower essences which enable accelerated action on the dermis layer within the skin, depositing probiotics, peptides and antioxidants where they are most needed. The serum works to hydrate and soothe dull and dehydrated skin promoting a luminous, dewy, radiant glow whilst preventing skin ageing.
Whilst we sleep our skin enters a critical repair phase: our metabolic rate is lower so we don't produce so many damaging free radicals and skin gets a break from obtrusive UV rays. This is the perfect time to help your skin repair and renew cells. Aurelia's Cell Repair Night Oil is an overnight treatment which works in tandem with the skin during this night repair process. The warm and comforting yet delicate fragrances of Neroli, Lavender, Rose and Mandarin essential oils will really help your body get a good night of restorative sleep.
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We do hope you enjoy treating yourself and your skin with the Aurelia Probiotic Skincare range. Do drop me a line if you have any questions. It would be a pleasure to 'chat' skincare with you.
Founder, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare