We look at how best to prep your skin for cooler climes with our Personal Approach partners, ELEMIS

Personal Approach returns to Reiss stores nationwide from the 22nd September this season and we've partnered with skincare specialists, ELEMIS, to celebrate the launch. When it comes to prepping for a new season, it’s not just our wardrobes that need a little extra attention. Our skin, too, feels the effect of changing temperatures, with harsher winds and darker days sparking the need for a recharged skincare routine. Here, we find out what it takes to secure a flawless complexion in time for autumn/winter.

For your chance to win a bespoke 60 minute skincare treatment at The House of ELEMIS, plus a hamper worth £500 and a £1000 shopping spree, book a Personal Shopping appointment during the campaign. It runs between the 22nd September and 2nd October 2016 and we'll be offering an exclusive 10% discount, plus free £50 ELEMIS gift with purchases over £350.


Easier than it sounds and loaded with skincare benefits, Multimasking is the new at-home beauty craze that’s here to stay. By applying a range of face masks to different sections of your skin, you create a bespoke treatment that’s promised to work. Most people – even those with dry skin – have an oily T-zone so we suggest using a clay-based purifying mask such as ELEMIS Herbal Repair Mask which decongests the pores and rebalances the skin. Meanwhile, your cheeks may need a moisture boost so we suggest a nourishing mask like Exotic Cream Moisturing Mask which delivers intense hydration. Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks complete the trio, leaving the eye area visibly smoother and refreshed. What’s more? They’re loved by models backstage at Fashion Week so you may see them popping up on your Instagram feed over the next couple of weeks.  


Make like a mixologist and cocktail your products for maximum impact. For a silky-soft complexion, we love blending ELEMIS Papaya Enzyme Peel and ELEMIS Skin Buff. Mix equal amounts of the two into your hand and smooth it over the face and neck, gently massaging in circular movements and then leaving it on your skin for a further ten minutes before rinsing off.  

The peel offers a gentle, non-abrasive exfoliation thanks to the natural fruit enzymes and it contains nourishing milk protein, vitamin E and marine algae to moisturise, repair and protect the skin, whilst the buff cleanses, leaving the skin looking radiant. We suggest applying this once a week or before a big event.


Does it feel like your skincare regime has plateaued? Is this even possible? Well, the short answer, is no. Skin is constantly changing and evolving due to factors such as lifestyle, pollution, hormones, and weather. As a result, you may find that the condition of your skin changes and the products which you currently use no longer seem to have an effect. The key issue here is that your skin may not be functioning optimally and the aim is to get it performing at a high level again. This can require a re-boot which is why ELEMIS BIOTEC was created. The Energising Skincare System contains a BIO-ENERGY™ complex of encapsulated zinc and copper combined with a trio of acids and amber to kick-start the skin and maintain its natural vitality. The system is made up of a cleanser, day cream and night cream and will help to increase cell energy and promote optimum skin function.



Do you have a favourite product that that can be used multiple ways? Ours is ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm which can be used as a deep cleanser but also works brilliantly as an aromatic, moisturising mask. Simply apply a layer to the skin and leave it on for 10 minutes before removing with a muslin cloth. For an intensely relaxing treatment, apply in the bath so that the steam helps to open the pores, and apply a muslin cloth soaked in warm water over the top. Inhale the distinctive signature scent and breathe deeply as the balm gets to work dissolving make-up, grime and pollutants. Skin is left intensely cleansed, nourished and renewed for a glowing complexion.



How often do you have a facial? Do you see it as a luxury? Having a facial is a vital step in your skincare regime and ELEMIS recommends having – at the very least – one a month or one every week for 4-6 weeks if you want to see real results in time for a big event. Your skin deserves it. As the largest organ of the body, skin changes all the time so it’s important to check in with a therapist to discuss skin concerns and ensure that your skin is getting everything it needs to keep it looking exceptionally healthy. When you book in for an ELEMIS facial, part of the consultation is an ELEMIS SkinLab which uses clinical imaging for skin mapping analysis. Your therapist can identify any recurring blemishes, UV damage, wrinkles, problem pores, areas of sensitivity and assess what skin type you are before customising your facial to your skin’s needs