The Power of Flowers

See how ELEMIS  use the power of flowers in their products

“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” Iris Murdoch.

Who doesn’t love flowers? Their rainbow of colours and their mood-altering scent is enough to make anyone smile when a bouquet lands on the doorstep. But what about their contribution to ground-breaking skincare? ELEMIS is where the science of nature meets the science of skin. So it’s no surprise that flowers are central to the success of some of our bestselling, award-winning formulations. Let’s explore the gentle power of flowers… 

elemis collagen balm - the power of flowers

Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm contains Starflower Oil, a rich source of gamma linolenic acid, which supports good skin function by preserving the skin’s natural barrier and helping to prevent moisture loss. These bright blue, star-shaped flowers are a lovely sight when they carpet the fields of East Anglia with their brilliant hue. Bees and butterflies are also big fans of this particular flower which means that the natural ecosystem is maintained and our suppliers have a glut of honey come the end of summer! Not only is Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm wonderfully moisturising and anti-ageing but one of the many reasons it is so loved is the combination of Rose and Mimosa which makes up the product’s deeply relaxing, signature aromatic. Rose is without doubt, the queen of the flower world not least for its scent, but cheerfully yellow Mimosa has an equally delicate aroma that is uplifting and soothing.

 elemis frangipan body oil - the power of flowers

Frangipani Monoi Body Oil is made up of two equally exotic blooms that also complement each other marvellously: Frangipani and Tiare flower. Frangipani is most fragrant at night and has been used in perfume since the 16th century. Women in Polynesia also wear the flowers behind their ears to signify relationship status – above the right ear if seeking a relationship, and over the left if taken – a lovely illustration of the inextricable link between perfume and love; the effect of flowers on the senses. Tiare flower is part of the Gardenia family and when infused in Tahitian coconut oil creates the intoxicating Monoi which is so deeply moisturising for skin, hair, and nails. Nicola Moulton, Vogue Beauty Editor, says, of Frangipani Monoi Body Oil, “There’s really nothing like this beautiful body oil. I use it all year round to remind me of holidays and to leave my skin feeling gleamingly smooth.”

 elemis sweet orchid range - the power of flowers

The Sweet Orchid Body Exotics range is composed of a tropical bouquet of flowers from the orchid family. Japanese Stone Orchid imparts anti-oxidant protection and Mauve Butterfly Orchid moisturising and nourishing properties, whilst Vanilla lends a sweetness and depth to the base note of the fragrance. Japonica, a Japanese Honeysuckle, is traditionally used in Chinese medicine to soothe the skin. It is rich in polyphenols to help defend against oxidative damage to skin cells as well as having a beautiful scent. The result is wonderfully hydrated limbs delicately scented with a fresh floral aromatic. These luxurious everyday bodycare formulations will transport your mind to a faraway place and leave your skin so supple and soft, you’ll be jumping at the chance to take another shower.


elemis facial products - the power of flowers


We love the strength and adaptability of flowers throughout the seasons – it is this adaptability that lends their botanical actives the potency that is their natural gift. They are extremely resilient despite their sometimes delicate appearance and every year, without fail, their bold colours and scents return to bolster the spirit and gladden the heart. Luckily for us, we can use these ELEMIS products that benefit from the power of flowers all year round.

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