Elyse Marie is pretty much the embodiment of skincare brands I love to support – family-owned with clean, handcrafted and effective products, in design-conscious and sustainable packaging! Created by a husband and wife team Elyse Marie and Rodrigo, with backgrounds in beauty and environmental industries respectively, who came together to create the brand after having their first child and turning to a more natural lifestyle.
Elyse Marie was influenced by both her father, a scientist turned environmentalist and her mother, a holistic medicine practitioner, to embrace a philosophy of treating the whole body while considering the impact on the earth. Rodrigo grew up in Milan, Italy bringing his experience in a highly polluted city environment to his work in renewable energy and in crafting the Elyse Marie brand.
I had the opportunity to try three gorgeous products from their line (I has also heard their Dry Shampoo is AMAZING!) that are basically my perfect morning must-haves; a great eye serum and a body scrub and oil! The No 1 Illuminate has many of my favorite oils (rose, lavender, chamomile to name a few!) and addresses eye concerns from discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles and soothing irritation. I love a good oil texture for the eyes and this one is extremely effective!
As a total bath junkie the No 57 Reveal Body and No 55 Replenish Body are so up my alley! I typically use charcoal based body scrubs (which can be messy) so this sugar based scrub was a delight! From the scent to the fine texture and the almost-edible ingredient list (raw sugar, honey powder, ginger root, coffee and turmeric oil) the experience is heavenly! And best followed up with their body oil (I also drop a bit in my bath!) on still-wet skin. This body oil has gorgeous ingredients like apricot, bergamot, ylang ylang, rose geranium and avocado oils, that do all kinds of amazing things for your skin but my favorite thing about it is the delicate scent and feather light texture that leaves a subtle sheen after it sinks into the skin!