For over 25 years, Elemis has been innovating skincare, growing a brand that bases its foundations in nature, science and aromatics. Describing itself as 'honestly British', the brand has created a portfolio of high-performance products and spa treatments from an understanding of lifestyle, individual requirements and ever changing concerns.
Elemis was founded in 1989 by Séan Harrington, Noella Gabriel and Oriele Frank. Séan, President of the company, is the driving force behind the business and its global expansion, while Noella, Managing Director, uses her knowledge and passion to create and develop each of the ranges, products and treatments. Oriele, Chief Marketing Officer, is responsible for the Elemis brand, from concept and packaging to design and visual merchandising. Together, they have led Elemis to 200 beauty awards, and have become notable, respected individuals within the beauty industry.
The brand begins with the earth's natural resources, which are ethically sourced and extracted in a way that boosts their natural properties. They take pride in using the finest marine and plant ingredients, blending them with aromatics to form the foundation of the products before being developed through science.
Elemis has a 'Playground of Development', where all products undergo innovative techniques which are tested by Elemis Master and Elite Therapists, with results being fed back to the laboratory. Because of this, the whole process can take up to three years.
Through this technique, the brand has developed expansive ranges to suit all skin types and treat many common concerns, such as blemishes, oily skin, dehydration, sensitive skin and wrinkles, to name just a few. Also, there are bath and body products for cellulite, pregnancy, sporting muscle aches and de-stressing, as well as a specially formulated range for men.
Over the years, Elemis' products have gained numerous celebrity fans, including Victoria Beckham, Naomi Cambell and Kate Hudson, who shared her shower time products of choice for the 2015 Golden Globes on Instagram, and included the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer has also talked about her favourite Elemis product, Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, in Harpers Bazaar online, saying: “"The best way to take my make-up off is with Elemis' cleansing balm. I rub it all over my face, then use a flannel to wipe off."
When it comes to spas and salons, Elemis is renowned for its treatments. They are developed to offer a unique experience to the client, incorporating skin, body and mind. In December 2015, Made in Chelsea star Rosie Fortescue wrote about visiting an Elemis spa for a pre-Christmas pamper in her column for The Evening Standard. She said: “My friend also set up a spa afternoon at Elemis Spa, which was unreal. It’s the best idea for a group of girls and we had such a lovely time! I had the most incredibly deep tissue massage and facial that left my skin glowing.” Travellers can also find Elemis on board selected cruise ships and at British Airways Travel Spas at London Heathrow and New York JFK.
Over 6.5 million people use Elemis every year, and this is down to the brand's attention to detail, clear visions, and dedication to the use of both science and nature. It is easy to see why Elemis has become a leading name within the global beauty industry.
We offer the full range of Elemis treatments here at BATG with8 brand trained Therapists. We are delighted to be able to bring a brand new treatment list from Elemis to the salon over the next few months. We are also very proud of the close links we have forged with Elemis which has seen us visit their head office recently to discuss future exclusive offers for our clients.