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- Get To Know Chelsey
- Discover Chelsey’s Top Picks
- Get To Know Chelsey’s Favourite Things About Christmas
Why Chelsey Is Our Skincare Expert
You know that person in your friendship group who you text for skincare advice? That’s Chelsey. As the Communications and Campaigns Manager at Escentual, she’s one of the first people we go to when we want a personalised skincare recommendation. With over a decade’s worth of experience in the skincare industry, Chelsey knows all about the cult classic skincare products and she’s always first in line to try each new launch. We couldn’t even begin to guess how many skincare formulas Chelsey has tested out since she joined us nearly seven years ago…
Chelsey’s Top Gifting Tip
“I have one tip when it comes to nailing the perfect skincare gift, and that is: keep it simple. Don’t introduce products that will overwhelm their routine or make them switch up their routine. Introduce add-ons that will boost and create better results. Things like a serum, an eye cream, an exfoliator or a mask are great ways to make sure that your loved one feels pampered and looked after.”
Chelsey’s Top Skincare Picks
Her favourite picks for this Christmas are all here. But after getting some one-on-one time to catch up with Chelsey, we found out her key favourites…
1. Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler 3D Serum
Chelsey’s Pick: Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity 3D Serum
Age spots, wrinkles and a loss of elasticity have all met their match with Eucerin’s Hyaluron-Filler Serum. Designed to target the three key dimensions of skin ageing, this is one of those skincare staples that you can trust. The secret behind its impressive anti-ageing properties is Thiamidol, a Eucerin-exclusive patented ingredient that targets hyperpigmentation at the root. And let’s not forget the additions of hyaluronic acid and Artiin to target deep wrinkles and boost collagen renewal.
2. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil
Chelsey’s Pick: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Your night-time skincare routine just got even dreamier, thanks to Kiehls’ fan-favourite concentrate. It’s the UK’s number 1 luxury anti-ageing facial oil. Why? Well, the fact that it’s clinically proven to boost radiance, improve texture and reduce fine lines has something to do with it.
It’s an essential for anyone who struggles to get enough shut eye; it visibly corrects the appearance of skin damage caused by 30 days of poor sleep, leaving the complexion smooth, soft and supple.
3. Clarins Double Serum Eye
Chelsey’s Pick: Clarins Double Serum Eye Global Age Control Concentrate
Know a fan of the cult classic Double Serum? Well, they’re going to want Clarins’ next best thing: Double Serum Eye. One of the most widely anticipated skincare launches of 2021, the multi-award-winning formula is just as good as Clarins’ number one facial serum, but it’s been adapted to suit the specific needs of the eye area. Boasting a luxurious, silky texture, the eye serum leaves the under-eyes smoother, firmer and brighter – all within just 7 days.
4. Dermalogica Neck Fit Contour Serum
Chelsey’s Pick: Dermalogica Neck Fit Contour Serum
It can be all too easy to forget about the neck area when it comes to your skincare routine, but Dermalogica understand just how crucial it is to look after this area to maintain an all-over youthful appearance.
The tech behind the Neck Fit serum is sure to impress even the biggest skincare nerd; using Flex Lift Contour Technology, the formula acts like an invisible mesh to immediately tighten the neck skin, while it works to deliver retinol-like results, for smooth, firm and toned skin. But one of the best bits has to be the roll applicator; it feels just like a workout for the skin.
5. Clarins Men Energising Gel
Chelsey’s Pick: Clarins Men Energising Gel
We’re busier now more than ever, and sometimes, our skin is the first place to show it: today, stressed, tired and dull skin is all too common. But that’s where Clarins’ Energising Gel comes in; it’s a modern hero within the world of male skincare.
First launched only a couple of months ago and already proving to be a huge success, the men’s moisturiser is powered by an exciting new innovation: organic red ginseng extract, which boost the skin’s energy production to energise, stimulate and fight off all kinds of skin aggressors, including extreme temperatures and stress.
6. Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Concentrate
Chelsey’s Pick: Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Concentrate
Eucerin’s Hyaluron-Filler Concentrate is the stuff of legends. The next-generation concentrate works best alongside existing moisturisers in the Hyaluron-Filler range, so its a sure-fire treat for any existing fan of the line who wants to up their skincare routine. Offering a six week fast-track to plump, hydrated skin, the concentrate set fills out, defends and supports the complexion to promote a more youthful look. One of the most impressive bits is that it features saponin, which activates the skin’s own hyaluronic acid production by up to 256%.
Chelsey on Christmas
What Excites Chelsey About Christmas?
“What excites me about Christmas is the darker nights and people; I love the fact that I get to spend more time with my friends and family and it just basically gives me this warm cosy cuddly feeling that I don’t get any other time of year.”
Chelsey’s Favourite Christmas Tradition Is…
“My favourite Christmas tradition… I don’t know if it’s actually a favourite one or if it just feels wrong that it doesn’t happen every year is an annual Christmas argument. Every morning there’s a disagreement and – if I’m honest – if it didn’t happen, it wouldn’t feel like Christmas.”
The Most Thoughtful Gift Chelsey Ever Received Was…
“Oh gosh! The most thoughtful present I’ve ever received has to be – believe it or not – a book from somebody that I never expected to be so attentive and surprise me with something so thoughtful and something I didn’t know I needed and would never have bought for myself. So, that was my favourite present.”
Who Is Chelsey Treating This Christmas?
“The person I’m most looking forward to treating this year is my little nan. We didn’t get to spend Christmas together last year, so I’m looking forward to spending the day with her and giving her what she wants, which is family time and – believe it or not – to try and attempt to look about 12… with skincare.”
Pick Their Perfect Present From Us…
“The one product that I’ll be treating my nan to this Christmas is the ‘Eucerin Hyaluron Filler 3D Serum’, particularly because she really wants to look younger and she’s got everything she needs. As the Communications Manager at Escentual, I get to experience and try all the latest anti-ageing serums and this by far is the one that I trust.”
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