Face Mist or Setting Spray? All your Questions Answered!

Face Mist or Setting Spray? All your Questions Answered! Some of the most frequently asked questions I get are ‘What is a face mist? Is a face mist the same as setting spray? What is the difference?’. So many people are buying these products and using them incorrectly or not knowing how to use them at all. Today is the day we answer all your question!! The main purpose of a face or skin mist is to give any skin type a boost of hydration. A hydrating face mist is a liquid that you spritz onto your face, usually through…

Guaranteed way to make Cleaning your make up brushes easier.

Guaranteed way to make Cleaning your make up brushes easier. How often should I clean my Makeup brushes? I bet it’s a regularly asked question for most people. Unfortunately, makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria and can cause congestion, breakouts, and irritated skin. If there is a lot of old product on your brushes, it can hinder the application of new makeup too. We spend a lot of money on skincare products, cleansers, and retinols to keep our skin looking youthful and dewy, so why do we continue to add bacteria to our skin through our brushes? The…

Everything you Need to Know about Hyaluronic Acid

Everything you Need to Know about Hyaluronic Acid. We are becoming more informed than ever before about the ingredients in our cosmetics and skincare. Words like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, salicylic acid and collagen are frequently lauded as the key to the perfect complexion; but do we really know what they do for our skin? Let’s start with Hyaluronic Acid, the do’s and don’ts, the key benefits and when to apply it. Firstly, what is Hyaluronic Acid? It is a naturally occurring sugar found in our skin that helps keep it hydrated and give it the plump, dewy look. As we…

Double Cleansing Will Change Your Life!

Do we really need to double cleanse? There is something that always sticks with me from when I was doing my skincare module in college – “you wouldn’t mop a floor that hasn’t been brushed” and this referred to double cleansing the skin. Now, it’s not the prettiest of analogies but it gets the point across! Ensuring that your skin is thoroughly cleansed should be your top priority. Your entire skincare routine rests on this one step. You may not be able to see it, but oils, pollutants, topical creams, sunscreen, and anything else your skin comes in contact with…

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.…

All You Need to Know about Peptides.

Fight the signs of aging skin. The world of skincare is constantly changing and adapting. It can sometimes be hard to keep up with the best and newest products and ingredients to add to your skincare routine. Skincare experts are simply raving about the positive effects of collagen peptides, lauding it as the fountain of youth. We all are fighting the inevitable signs of aging skin, trying to stop the fine lines, wrinkles, and the dreaded sagging skin. Collagen Peptides are a proven way to slow the aging process and give your skin that youthful bounce.  What are peptides? Peptides…

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,…

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