Elixir 101

The beauty world is filled with products branded as elixirs today, yet very few people truly understand what they are. And if you google it, you’ll either get:  

(a) a substance capable of changing base metals into gold, or 

(b) a substance capable of prolonging life indefinitely, or even  

(c) a cure-all 

All sound great, but let’s dive deeper into their true function and use and why they’re such an important part of a well-structured beauty routine. 

Elixirs are a made up of many different oils that prevent fine lines through rejuvenating the skin. They often contain herbal ingrains, plant extracts, and other ingredients that are beneficial to the skin like ceramides, hyaluronic acid and skin butters. Elixirs have a multi-functional effect but focus on repair of the skin.

Why are they so effective?  

Elixirs are made with smaller molecules that are able to penetrate further into the skin and have a high concentration of active ingredients. They’re ‘the worker bees’ of any skincare line essentially. 

Discover some of our favourite elixirs:

Decree’s Protect Elixir combines the benefits of several day serums in one. Packed full of protective antioxidants and skin boosting minerals, our definitive day serum provides your skin with the key nutrients it needs at this crucial time of day. The unique blend of highly dosed vitamins C, B and E, ferulic acid, niacinamide, copper, zinc and magnesium minerals alongside coenzyme Q10, make up the perfect protective serum to combat free radical damage and keep environmental aggressors at bay. Hydrating hyaluronic acid softens and plumps and the rose water base ensures hydration without clogging.

Kivu’s Hydrating Eixir is an innovative, light, non-comedogenic formula that has an intensely moisturising and brightening effect on the skin due to its high concentration of Helix Aspersa secretion combined with Hyaluronic Acid. It imparts a long-lasting glow and luminosity to the skin thanks to the anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties of its active principles. 

It is perfect for use before make-up application. The outstanding hydrating capabilities of the Hydrating Elixir work well for all skin types in the summer after sun exposure. It is free of perfume so can even be used by those with sensitive or uneven skin. 

CLE Cosmetics VITAMIN C ELIXIR is made with pure Vitamin C concentrate as its base, Vitamin C Elixir is a 2-in-1 oil & serum hybrid targeting dull, aging, and discolored skin. The elixir uses a bi-layer formula that delivers powerful vitamins & antioxidants deep below the surface layers of skin for a hydrated and brighter complexion.

Kat Burki’s Super Nutrient Elixir: Tone and enrich your skin with this powerful nutrient dense elixir of Botanical Hyaluronic Acid and calming electrolyzed Rose Water. Cold Processed carrier oils, Rose Hip Seed, Kukui Nut and Raspberry Seed Oils provide essential nourishment. 5% Glycolic Acid to awaken skin works together with MSM to ensure nutrients are absorbed deeper and wider.