One thing’s for sure, stress is unavoidable in life. Whether it’s dealing with external stressors like managing work/life balance or more internal stressors like relationship dynamics or personal challenges, we can’t escape them, we can only manage them and find helpful coping strategies. Looking after your physical and mental wellbeing is paramount when dealing with symptoms relating to stress and one thing we’ve found to be a bit of a game-changer is weaving in mindfulness into as many pockets of the day as possible. In particular, we like to make our sometimes autopilot beauty regime a relaxing, rejuvenating ritual that we take time over and be present for. Nothing quite says self-care than a bit of a pamper session, right?

With April being Stress Awareness Month, the skincare experts at Decléor are encouraging all beauty lovers to take a “Decléor Me Moment”, giving yourself the opportunity to focus on your wellbeing and give your skin some TLC. Celebrating their Aromessence Essential Oil Serums with 20% off for the month of April only (more on that below!), we’re going to talk you through the benefits of aromatherapy skincare and how to utilise essential oils to help you to relax as well as encourage a healthy and glowing complexion. 

What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy involves the use of concentrated essential oils extracted from various plants. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, medicine and during sacred ceremonies and rituals. There is an increasing number of studies that support the health benefits of essential oils and the positive effects they have on our skin, and sense of wellbeing.  

Why are essential oils good for the skin?
Understanding that essential oils can be incredibly effective, it’s no surprise they can be used to target a multitude of skin concerns such as dryness, pigmentation and ageing to name a few. 

Decléor has devoted 40 years of pioneering research into the benefits of essential oils, developing a range of potent formulas backed by science. Decléor’s Aromessence Essential Oil Serums are designed to target specific skin concerns so here’s a handy guide to find the perfect one for your individual skin and wellbeing needs…

Neroli Bigarade Aromessence Hydrating Serum
If hydration and moisture are your #1 priority then Neroli Bigarade is for you. This serum uses a combination of essential oils neroli, petitgrain and sandalwood for maximum efficacy to soften the skin and lock in moisture for a radiant glow, proven by the fact that 95% of women agree skin feels intensely hydrated*. The Neroli fragrance is also incredibly calming so ideal to use to aid relaxation just before bed.

Green Mandarin Aromessence Glow Serum
If you’re looking to for a more even and glowing complexion this serum containing green mandarin essential oil is a great choice. Just 3 drops a day is enough to give a daily boost of energy & an instant glow to the skin. When Decleor tested this product, 92% of women agreed this product gave their skin a healthy glow✦!

Lavender Aromessence Fine Lifting Serum
Blended with a concoction of skin-loving natural ingredients including Lavender Essential Oil, Chamomile, Bergamot and Sweet Almond Oil. This serum is ideal for ageing skin and helps reduce the signs of ageing such as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improves visible skin firmness and tone. 

White Magnolia Aromessence Anti-Ageing Serum
A bit of a do-it all, this serum containing magnolia essential oil is perfect for boosting radiance, and can help to de-puff tired skin when massaged into the skin. It is a youthful concentrate of energy for the advanced signs of ageing. 

Antidote Hyaluronic Acid Serum
We’re big fans of hyaluronic acid in skincare but this serum also is packed with 3 essential oils! This serum helps to strengthen the skin’s barrier and protect it from the effects of daily aggressions, such as pollution. Combining a powerful blend of Peppermint, Sandalwood and Patchouli Essential Oils and natural origin, Hyaluronic Acid. Antidote Serum is suitable for all skin types. 

Shop now at Decléor for 20% off Aromessence Serums using code: SERUMS20
Offer ends on the 30th April

* 54 women, self-assessment following use of Neroli Bigarade Aromessence Serum.
✦ 4-week consumer test on 50 women