Aromatherapy Associates of London has joined forces with leading grooming gurus The Refinery to create a fresh new look and feel to its men’s signature skincare collection.
The nine product-strong line up is designed to offer simple, yet effective, shave and skincare solutions for the discerning man who wants quality results-driven products with minimum fuss in their regime.
Extensive research and development combines cutting-edge technology with the potent power of the finest quality ingredients and highly concentrated essential oils and plant extracts.
The sleek, minimalist packaging clearly communicates the benefits and actions of each product, making the range a desirable addition to the modern man’s regime. The Refinery by Aromatherapy Associates Skincare Collection comprises:
FACE WASH: A rich yet purifying and power-packed formula with botanical extracts. The stimulating and deeply cleansing sulphate-free face wash is formulated with the antibacterial properties of lavender. It effectively cleans skin and removes impurities leaving it resfreshed and balanced ready for the next step of the grooming regime.
SHAVE OIL: A penetrating, rejuvenating oil. This multipurpose concentrate is packed full of vitamins and antioxidants, with a light texture that easily penetrates, delivering the benefits deeply into the skin to rejuvenate and promote elasticity. The healing blend of plant and essential oils, including rosehip, borage, jojoba, petitgrain and geranium, work together to replenish and fortify dry, damaged skin and help to reduce sensitivity, while working to rebalance the skin’s natural oils.
SHAVE FOAM GEL: Advanced, effective shaving gel, perfect for those preferring foam to oil and who need a close, cooling and comfortable shave. Moisturising and soothing, this aloe, mint and clove infused gel is refreshing and protects against razor burns and nicks. In addition the foam effect helps to identify the areas that have been shaved – great for beard or moustache sculpting and maintenance. ””””””””””””
”””POST SHAVE BALM: Soothing, cooling and antiseptic. This lightweight, comforting balm contains healing aloe vera to soothe razor burns and moisturising, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic ingredients, including witch hazel, bisabolol, sodium hyaluronate and brewer’s yeast, to provide immediate and long- term protection, leaving the skin feeling cool, smooth and fresh.
MATTIFYING MOISTURISER: Shine reducing, refreshing, daily moisturiser. A light, easily absorbed formulation, combining pumpkin seed extract and oat kernel flour to instantly reduces shine, whilst frankincense helps to revitalise, sandalwood nourishes and sodium hyaluronate moisturises and plumps.
REVITALISING MOISTURISER: A rich and deeply nourishing anti-ageing moisture boost packed full of plumping and brightening ingredients, including creatine, vitamin C, sodium hyaluronate, meadowfoam seed oil and sandalwood. It leaves skin firm, hydrated and revitalised.
EYE GEL: Hydrating refreshing gel. A light, cooling and restorative gel designed to diminish dark circles and puffiness around the delicate eye area. Larch extract has an immediate tightening effect whilst sodium hyaluronate plumps the skin to minimise fine lines and the aloe vera and orange flower water help soothe and revitalise tired eyes.
FACE SCRUB: A natural deep-cleansing exfoliator, power-packed with essential oils. This cleansing face scrub is designed to remove dead skin cells and decongest and unblock pores to improve skin texture and brighten the complexion. The fine polishing effect of the corn cob meal helps to reduce ingrown hairs and lift the beard preparing it for a closer shave, whilst the orange flower water and petitgrain tone, revive and rejuvenate, leaving skin soft and supple.
FACE MASK: Fast-track deep-cleansing and refreshing mask. A fast-acting clay mask infused with detoxifying juniper to deeply cleanse and draw out impurities and excess oils. Black pepper and ginger provide a restorative boost to the circulation and are combined with nourishing nut oils and cooling peppermint, leaving the skin feeling soft, clear, cool and revitalised. ”””””””””””””””
Selected salons and clinics also offer The Refinery treatments:
THE REFINERY BY AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES ULTIMATE FACE AND BODY TREATMENT, 90 minutes: Helping to achieve a heightened state of relaxation and wellbeing, the experience begins with a back cleanse and exfoliation that refreshes the skin. This is followed by a stress-relieving back massage and therapeutic Ayurvedic scalp massage to pinpoint areas of tension, bringing relief to tired or aching muscles. A deep cleansing facial incorporates an exotic blend of the finest essential oils and effective natural botanicals unique to the Refinery range, to rebalance the skin, leaving it bright, supple and refreshed.
THE REFINERY BY AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES ESSENTIAL FACIAL, 60 minutes: A deeply cleansing and brightening facial, incorporating a deep cleanse, tone, extraction (when necessary) and mask application, as well as a pressure point facial massage with specific lymphatic drainage around the eye area, helping to reduce puffiness. Skin is left looking clean and luminous.
THE REFINERY BY AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES POWER LIFT FACIAL, 90 minutes: A thorough and results-driven facial utilising galvanic and micro-current to increase the power of the active products and stimulate the skin at the deepest level. Facial muscles are lifted and toned and skin is boosted and hydrated, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. A pressure point massage is carried out on the neck/shoulder area to aid relaxation.