SHINRIN-YOKU AND THE SCIENCE OF INHALING

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BREATHING IN WHEN YOU ENCOUNTER BEAUTY? IT’S YOUR BODY’S WAY OF BENEFITING FROM NATURE’S GOODNESS.

Whether it’s fragrant flowers, the forest after it rains or the sea air, we instinctively inhale deeply when we encounter these scenarios. Now we are starting to understand why our bodies naturally react this way. In the 1980s the Japanese government carried out extensive scientific research which found that a two-hour forest-bathing (inhaling the aromas in the forest) could reduce blood pressure, lower cortisol levels and improve concentration and memory. Their findings went beyond the usual correlations between fresh air, exercise and wellbeing. They found that the chemicals released by trees, known as phytoncides, could have an anti-microbial effect on our bodies, boosting the immune system. As a result of this research, forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, was introduced as a national health programme.

In my creation of Desavery I also found research about the airborne molecules released from some plant ingredients and how they can change our brain chemistry: improving focus, lowering cortisol levels, inducing sleep and boosting serotonin. I was convinced that if I could incorporate these ‘feel good’ ingredients in beautiful skincare products, then we could all start the day feeling (and therefore looking) wonderful. A year-long journey to source sustainable plant ingredients from around the world took me from mountains in Morocco to the forest in the English countryside so that I could create Desavery.


Our complete feel-good skincare routine

The Trio: SMOOTH, STELLAR, DREAM
185.00

Save over $20.00 when you buy the trio. The only three products you need for a simple and highly effective skincare routine.

SMOOTH HYALURONIC ACID with Clary Sage and Bergamot, 20 ML

Our plant-based hyaluronic acid, has a low molecular weight so it’s easily absorbed by the skin. It’s silky, smooth and water-based. It dries very quickly leaving skin soft, hydrated and dewy.

STELLAR DAILY SERUM 20 ML

Prickly pear seed oil is the main ingredient in addition to rosehip and camellia seed oil. This combination of plant oils delivers a powerful formula of compounds thatn nourishes, brightens and hydrates. Our users have remarked at how fast absorbing this oil serum is. Bergamot, clary sage and frankincense are all mood boosters so you feel great when you use STELLAR.

DREAM OIL CLEANSER 30 ML

Camellia and castor oil work together to deep clean pores without wiping away any of the precious microbiome which maintains skin’s health. Spikenard, bergamot and ylang ylang will have you feeling sleepy to create a perfect end of the day ritual.