To celebrate the return of Grown Alchemist to David Jones Elizabeth Street, I was invited to an afternoon of pampering and learning with the Aussie skincare company. Prior to this, I had only ever heard of Grown Alchemist. So I was excited to learn about the brand and the products they have on offer. We all know my reluctance when it comes to picking skincare products. The endless amount of choice in the market makes my head spin. With the pretty packaging and big fancy beauty words, I much prefer to have a product put in front of me and be told to give it a whirl.
I made my way over to the Grown Alchemist counter where the lovely Teddy gave me a rundown on the history of the brand. Founded in 2002, 6 years of research was put into the brand before they launched their first product to the market. Since then, Grown Alchemist has built a loyal following of people in the pursuit of natural, non-toxic skincare.
Over the years my skincare needs have changed. If you had asked me at 18 what I looked for in products, the answer would have been “I need something to get my make-up off”. At 26, I feel my priorities have changed. I understand that the secret to youthful, healthy skin is hydration. So I opt for a routine that gives maximum hydration and a bit of anti-aging. I know you may be thinking 26 is too young to be dabbling in anti-aging anything. But the point of using age repair products is to lessen the damage already inflicted by my reckless sunfilled youth while I focus on moisturising and sun safety for the rest of my skin.
Below you can read about the products recommended for me or you can pop into the Grown Alchemist counter at David Jones Elizabeth Street to find the perfect products for you!
Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser
Geranium Leaf, Bergamot & Rose Bud
This blend of botanical extracts gently removes impurities from sensitive facial skin without stripping, allowing skin to breathe freely leaving skin thoroughly cleansed, calm and soothed.
Hydra+ Oil-Gel Facial Cleanser
Rosemary CO2 Extract, Squalane, Blackcurrant Seed
A gentle oil-gel that activates as a soft milk cleanser to remove impurities, leaving delicate skin, calm and soothed. Targets environmental aggressors while increasing the skin’s resistance to sensitivity, minimizing signs of skin irritation and aging.
Hydra-Repair Day Cream
Camellia, Geranium Blossom
A nourishing, non-greasy facial moisturiser that noticeably improves skin hydration levels, without leaving residual oil or shine on the skin. Leaves the skin looking smooth and soothed, resulting in an ideal primer for makeup application.
A lightweight, oil-free serum that absorbs quickly into the skin. Making your skin deeply detoxified and promotes better absorption from active ingredients from serums, oils and moisturizers.
Phyto-Peptide-1, Tri-Hyaluronan Complex, Anti-Blue Light Complex
This advanced detox mist contains skin retexturing actives Phyto-Peptide-1, Tri-Hyaluronan Complex and Anti-Blue Light Complex formulated with Buddleia Flower Extract to visibly smooth fine lines and wrinkles while providing instant dermal hydration and protection against damaging blue light emissions.
Age-Repair Eye Cream
This advanced eye cream formulated to improve the appearance of skin firmness and elasticity around the eye. Noticeably reducing dark circles and puffiness under the eye while reducing the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
Instant Smoothing Serum
An innovative anti-aging serum that delivers an instant lifting effect through intense hydration, rapidly smoothing the skin’s surface. When used regularly the serum acts as a preventative-aging super booster serum, preventing dehydration and as a result noticeably preventing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
Deep Cleansing Facial Masque
Wheatgerm, Ginkgo, Cranberry
A deep cleansing clay masque formulated to detoxify ththe skin’s appearancehile noticeably improving skin firmness. Leaves skin looking visibly revitalised, decongested and feeling smooth, toned and prepared for moisturising.
Age-Repair Gel Masque
Pomegranate Extract, Peptide Complex
This lightweight Peptide-rich gel masque is highly effective in combating signs of aging and increasing skin elasticity while hydrating, firming and nourishing facial skin. Formulated with gentle cooling actives, this masque is perfect for sensitive facial skin.