Yummmmmm! I've adored Sisley's luxurious, botancially infused skincare for many, many years. I remember first sampling the brand through their Sage Cleansing Milk. I don't think I've ever found a cleansing milk quite so light, freshening and ultimately divine since then.
Famed French brand Sisley ‘sprouted’ from the fertile mind of Hubert d’Ornano in 1976, when using botanicals in beauty was a major breakthrough. As one of the pioneers of phytocosmetology, he knew a few things about using flora to make skin look more fabulous. Combine that know-how with his insistence on a limitless scientific research budget, and you’ve planted the ‘seeds’ for some pretty powerful (and posh) potions.
Sisley practically wrote the book on phytocosmetology, or the use of natural plant extracts in beauty products–and considering there are over 800,000 plants on Earth, it’s more like an Encyclopedia.
Sisley is dedicated to plucking the best of the botanical bunch for their formulas. After studying the benefits of a plant’s key active ingredients, each is scrupulously selected: the geographic origin, time of harvest, part of the plant used and ideal dosage are all taken into account. And with all that grade-A greenery, you’ll look downright gorgeous.
Another key feature in Sisley products, essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts obtained through distillation. They are non-greasy, volatile substances, with scents that are specific to each plant. Sisley only uses essential oils of the utmost quality–the very quality selected by aromatherapy doctors and pharmaceutical laboratories for its high degree of purity. This is how Sisley obtains maximum effectiveness and skin tolerance for its products.
While every essential oil has its specific function, all essential oils share the following 5 actions:
• They are very quickly absorbed into the skin, carrying with them all the other active ingredients contained in the formula into the skin tissue.
• They help stimulate surface microcirculation, promoting cellular regeneration and oxygenation.
• They have germicidal properties.
• They work through the olfactory system and diffuse through the body.
• They work like natural preservatives, allowing the considerably reduce the use of synthetic preservatives in a product.
At Sisley, new products consistently correspond to genuine scientific breakthroughs. A new product is only launched when it ensures higher performance than all existing products on the market, even if this calls for 10 years of research before it can finally see the light of day! And in order to obtain this result, Sisley researchers are free of any financial or time constraints.
Sisley products I can personally recommend:
Sisley Hydra Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration - Developed with a three-tiered approach to treatment, this formula uses botanical, mineral and aromatic extracts to replenish the skin’s thirsty moisture cushion in the epidermis, dermis and stratum corneum layers of the skin. Plumps up the skin’s moisture cushion. Facilitates water circulation between the cells. Reduces oxidative stress that contributes to skin dehydration. Love, love, love this!
Sisley Cleansing Milk with Sage - Sage is a known astringent with properties that help bust blackhead-causing clogs from overly anxious oil glands. This light and refreshing lotion-cleanser removes makeup and keeps pores purged to boot. It’s purifying, rejuvenating, toning. Removes makeup and impurities. Helps eliminate excess sebum. Leaves skin clean and soft.
Sisley Express Flower Gel Mask - A refreshing cream-gel mask that softens and revives skin in just 3 minutes. Floral-infused with moisture maximizing lily and iris.Ideal for tired, stressed-out skin that could use a radiance resuscitation and energy enhancement, this quickie leave-on treatment creates fabulously firm, super-supple, fiercely fresh, and beautifully bright skin almost instantly. Works wonders as a wakeup call before a big night out. Erases visible signs of fatigue and stress. Moisturizes, re-plumps and tones the skin. Firms and tightens slack skin.
What you can skip? The Sisleya Global Anti-Aging Cream. Now I suspect I'll reap many enemies on that as that cream enjoys a huge cult following and is wildly popular internationally, but I tell ya', it just does nothing for me. Save your $400! I can recommend many, many other anti-aging creams that do a much better job, so if you're interested drop me a line and I'll be happy to give you the scoop.
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