Recently we had the pleasure of taking part in a one on one training with Svetlana Zakharevich, the founder of Gressa Skin.
We have been carrying a selection of Gressa Skin's products for some time now. The Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation is one of my personal favorite complexion products.
Svetlana taught us that the key to using the Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation is that,
LESS IS MORE
She also mentioned that it is incredibly important that the skin is hydrated and exfoliated. One method of hydration and daily gentle exfoliation that she reccomended was cleansing with an oil in the morning (May Lindstrom Skin's Pendulum Potion and One Love Organics Vitamin B Cleansing Oil are some of our favorite oil cleansers!) and gently removing the oil from the skin with a steamy wash cloth. Furthermore, Svetlana and the Echo team are in agreement that a deep exfoliation once a week (or so, can vary person to person) is a great weekly ritual that yields beautiful skin.
Gressa Skin's Purifying Oil is the perfect product to prep the skin for the Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation. Svetlana recommends gently pressing/patting the oil into the skin and letting the oil penetrate the skin for 30 seconds to 1 minute before applying the Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation.
This unique facial oil is infused with chamomile to calm the skin and will not clog the pores. Being a Minimalist brand (and just like the Corrective Serum Foundation), less is more when using the Purifying Oil.
When applying the Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation with Gressa's Air Focus Foundation Brush, Svetlana stressed to us that it is very important to apply the product in a tapping motion over any areas of the face where there is texture or dryness; on areas of the face that are not dry or textured she recommends buffing the product into the skin with the Air Focus Brush.
The Minimalist Illuminating Serum is a beautiful iridescent serum formula that can be used to highlight the tops of the cheeks bones, cupids bow, and brow bone. It can also be applied on its own or be mixed with the Purifying Oil or the Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation to add an all over glow to the face or body.
The Minimalist Contouring Serum Bronzer is another beautiful product by Gressa Skin that we carry here at Echo Natural Beauty.
Svetlana reccomends putting a drop of product on the back of the hand and picking up the product from the back of the hand with a brush and buffing the serum bronzer into the skin. Alternatively, this product can be applied with the fingers as well.
This bronzing serum can also be mixed with a moiturizer to create a tinted moisturizer. Svetlana says that she actaully uses the product almost like a body oil when she wants to give her skin a sunkissed look.
The last Gressa Skin product that we carry at Echo is the Night Repair Elixir. This one is a true treat to the skin and when used consistantly, yields amazing results. It is rich in omega 9, omega 6, and omega 7 and contains seabuckthorn oil which is incredible for repairing the skin from the many environmental factors and stressors that the skin is exposed to everyday. Furthermore it is also rich in essential oils of ylang ylang and clary sage which are incredibly balancing to the skin and body.
Gressa's Night Repair Elixir is incredibly regenerative to the skin and also contains rosehip seed oil, a beautiful ingredient that is a natural form of vitamin A.
The Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation is my current favorite liquid foundation. It offers amazing coverage and sits beautifully on the skin when using the right techniques.
Stop in and say hi anytime between Thursdays and Mondays to get a lesson from me on how to use the Gressa Skin color products to get an amazing skin like finish with a lovely dew and contour or bronze. You can also book an appointment with me over the phone or on our website.
Hope to see you soon in shop to introduce you to all of the goodness that Gressa Skin has to offer!
& A huge thank you to Svetlana for taking the time to educate us on Gressa's products.