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How to determine your skin type?

Understanding your skin type is one of the most important elements when it comes to getting your skin into good condition. We don’t buy shoes without knowing our foot size because we would waste money, have a wrong fit & hurt our feet. Its the same thing when buying products for your skin. The skin type you have is the one you are born with & it does not tend to change or vary too much over the years. Different internal & external factors can have an affect on your skin such as hormones, thyroid, pregnancy, medication including the pill and these can cause skin conditions to flare up.…

Peptides, What are they?

Peptides – What are they?  Peptides are short chains of amino acids that act as building blocks of proteins such as collagen, elastin and keratin. These proteins are the foundations of your skin and are responsible for your skin texture, strength and resilience. Without peptides, our skin is less intact which can lead to sagging of the skin, wrinkles, a change in texture and less ‘bounce’. When applied topically to the skin, peptides act as little messengers, triggering skin cells to perform specific functions such as building collagen and elastin, encouraging skin to look and act younger. If I have…

Dry VS Dehydrated

Dry Vs Dehydrated – How to tell the difference?  As a working makeup artist I think the most common line I say back to clients is “You’re actually dehydrated , not dry” and I am always asked, what’s the difference?  Basically, dryness refers to a skin type, and dehydration refers to a skin condition. They can however share common traits which is completely easy to see why people get confused or may say “I am normally oily but lately I am dry.” Dry Skin Lacks Oil because it produces less sebum than normal skin. (Sebum is an oily, waxy substance produced…

5 Top Tips for Autumn/Winter Skin

5 Top Tips for Autumn/Winter Skin  Help your skin make the transition into the cooler temperatures this Autumn Winter with 5 top tips from Ella & Jo Cosmetics It's not a trend to change your skincare routine for autumn/winter its crucial for maintaining healthy happy skin all year round, but as the old saying goes, if it’s not broke don’t fix it, these tips are for those who struggle with the season transition.  Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate Cold weather & central heating can take a lot of moisture out of the skin and you may feel your skin get tighter, flakier…

EVOKE.ie – 1 of the Five best Hydrating Face mists to keep your cool when the sun’s out!

Ella & Jo Cosmetics ‘Orange Blossom’ 3in1 Hyaluronic Skin Mist is listed amongest as 1 of the Five best hydrating face mists to keep your cool when the sun’s out by Evoke.ie. We’re having a gorgeous week weather-wise, the perfect time to think about face mists that will cool and hydrate your skin right through Summer. Face mists can go by different names, toner, essence, or lotion, it can be a little confusing. The ‘Orange Blossom’ 3in1 Hyaluronic Skin Mist will keep your skin refresh, soothe, and keep your skin looking great in the months to come. Sweet Spritz –…

Declutter with Ella & Jo Cosmetics

We Declutter our cupboards, our wardrobes, etc but lets not forget our cosmetics too!!  Charlene Flanagan & Niamh Ryan are both busy mums and also are creators of Irish cosmetics brand Ella & Jo Cosmetics. They understand true importance of decluttering and recommend doing a spring clean every 6-12 months, it not only will help keep your routine organised, your skin and brushes healthier, but you will more than likely start to use different products you forgot you had which feels like you have a new makeup bag.  Beauty Bootcamp Start by sorting your makeup into piles. E.G lipsticks, palettes,…

‘Hydrating Hyaluronic Serum’ featured on RTE Today Show with Maura & Dáithí

Ella & Jo 'Hydrating Hyaluronic Serum' featured on RTE TODAY Show with Maura & Dáithí Charlene Flanagan from Ella & Jo Cosmetics  Showed us 'How to groom for that surprise zoom!' on the RTE Today Show with Maura & Dáithí. Using our Ella & JO Cosmetics Hydrating Hyaluronic Serum to prep the Skin, adding Hydration back into your skin so your makeup will last longer. The supercharged serum is designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin firmness, whilst soothing & moisturising.Ella & Jo Cosmetics Hydrating Hyaluronic Serum available Online ellaandjo.ie  for €40.00 & Stockist Nationwide Check out Charlene's 'How to groom for that…

In the Media with Ella & Jo

VIP Magazine De-Clutter, Categorise, Clean. Check out No. 4 Squeaky Clean Brush Cleanser Squeaky Clean Brush Cleanser keeping your makeup brushes pristine while on the go has never been easier with the Squeaky Clean Brush Cleanser. With a zest of Orange Peel Oil your brushes will smell and feel cleaner than ever!             3 Female-Owned Irish Beauty Brands You Need To Check Out The Irish beauty industry has grown enormously in the last few years. There are now so many amazing homegrown beauty brands to choose from. Here are 5 female-owned Irish beauty brands we're…

We share the secret to their “Botox in a Bottle” wonder product.

Charlene Flanagan & Niamh Ryan of Ella & Jo Cosmetics share the secret to their “Botox in a Bottle” wonder product. We may be a small island but one thing Ireland isn’t short on is talented entrepreneurs. From spotting gaps in the beauty world, to making the most of our traditional fare and health and wellness, Irish businesses are making their mark around the world. We chat to some of Ireland’s most inspirational women of the last twelve months to find out their magic formula for success. Charlene Flanagan & Niamh Ryan - Ella & Jo Cosmetics How did the…

Frequently Asked Questions – Squeaky Clean Brush Cleanser

Why do I need Squeaky Clean Brush Cleanser? This one product will clean, disinfect and condition the brush fibres on both natural hair and synthetic brushes so that brushes will last longer. It is convenient to use and is specifically designed to extend the life of your brushes. Squeaky Clean Brush Cleanser removes pigments, oil and product residue leaves your brushes smelling fresh, helps shorten their drying time so your brushes will be squeaky-clean in a matter of minutes. How do I use Squeaky Clean Brush Cleanser? Spray the formula from the nozzle directly at brush hairs Wipe clean in…

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