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Elise Marques London do things a little differently, they are a natural beauty brand with an emphasis on motivational beauty, encouraging you to be your own kind of beautiful and helping you make yourself matter. How we look after ourselves truly matters to founder and creator Michelle Margaret Marques.

Michelle believes everyone matters, everyone should have self-care, everyone should feel loved and everyone can make a difference. This passion and purpose inspired Michelle to take responsibility and create Elise Marques, a natural British brand that provides luxury skincare and lifestyle products with a spirit and heart that promotes self-care and who’s focus is to help you discover new ways to bring You back to You. Michelle developed the brand from scratch and believes in the inspiration the brand offers that will inspire you to look at your self-care and your environment very differently. It’s much more than just a product brand.

Enrich Timeless Face Oil

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This beautiful 100% natural and luxurious face oil is expertly layered with the most natural and botanically sourced essential oils and is for all who want to hold back time, it’s brimming with a potent blend of neroli, sweet mandarin, rose wood, almond, star flower and bitter orange oils, perfect for deeply nourishing the face.

Neroli oil is an essential oil produced from the blossom of the bitter orange tree with a spicy aroma with sweet and flowery notes that has natural antiseptic properties and promotes new skin cell regeneration. Great for helping to fade away marks caused from scars and spots. Almond oil is packed with vitamin E and is a great anti-oxidant which can help reduce scarring. The uplifting scent helps relaxation so is perfect to apply before bedtime.

This gorgeous face oil is light and silky and massages into the skin with ease, without it feeling greasy.

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Illustre Brightening Moisturiser


This light moisturising cream, perfect for all skin types is brimming with rice bran oil, vitamin E and jojoba oil to nourish, even out skin tone, as well as lighten the appearance of blemishes and age spots.

Due to its lightness it works well on skin that doesn’t need a heavy moisturiser such as oily/combination/normal. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant and protects cell membranes and aids skin repair. Jojoba oil is loaded with antioxidants, essential fatty acids and sterols which help reduce inflammation and improve skin metabolism.

It has a beautiful subtle scent of Vanilla and White Flower, use daily and your skin will look revitalised, radiant with pores less prominent.

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Illustre Luminous Face and Eye Serum

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Rich in active ingredients including rice bran, vitamins and anti-oxidants, this highly concentrated intensive gel serum focuses and targets specific areas of concern, so you can use in the areas most needing attention to help even out skin tone, lighten age spots and reduce skin discoloration.

Rice grain has traditionally been considered as a source of beauty in Asia and is used to leave skin complexion brighter and smoother. The serum is formulated with smaller molecules than in moisturisers allowing it to penetrate deeper into the lower layers of the skin. Its richness in oryzanol, vitamins and minerals give the serum softening, toning and moisturising effects

Highly concentrated, a little goes a long way and it easily soaks into the skin activating the cells at the core to regulate melanogenesis and skin discolouration.

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