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  1. floral_n_flower

    Now, more than ever, people want a more natural approach to their skincare, but the transition can often be somewhat problematic. Like any creature of habit, skin that has been dependant on purely synthetic ingredients may react by breaking out, or become over sensitive to natural active ingredients. Active ingredients are highly desirable though, as they are key contributors towards the maintenance of healthy, toned, and youthful skin.

    So how does one make the switch?

    Assess if your skin is likely to react to natural active products: skin has been stripped of its own natural defence barrier may have an adverse reaction to active natural ingredients.

    Has your skincare regime included any of the following?

    • Skin resurfacing products such as solvents (even natural ones)
    • Foaming cleansers, especially with sulphates.
    • Retinoids – any form of Vitamin A
    • Fruit acids (including Vitamin C serums)
    • Harsh exfoliating ingredients
    • Alcohols

    Or, have you used any of the following treatments in the past 6 months:

    • Micro-needling, Micro-blading, Microdermabrasion or Microcurrents
    • Thermage ®
    • Any laser skin treatment
    • Any form of a skin peal
    • Any other skin treatment that may have caused inflammation

    Re-building the skin

    If you suspect that your skin is over sensitive or likely to breakout by going natural, the best way forward is to do the switch in small steps.

    Step 1 – Start with the cleanser.

    If you have been using a foaming or in any way stripping cleanser, switch to the Soveral Awaken Cleanser. This mild yet effective cleanser promotes good skin health and is the right PH for healthy skin. Awaken is made with healing aloe vera, nourishing sunflower seed oil and a spritz of Lavender essential oil that adds natural antibacterial and mild antiseptic properties, all in all making this cleanser lovely for troublesome skin types.

    If the skin tingles when using the Awaken Cleanser, it’s a clear indication that your skin is too alkaline and needs rebuilding. Look at the rest of your skincare and remove anything else that is stripping away the skin.

    Step 2 – Balance the skin’s PH.

    Once you have used the Awaken Cleanser for a week or so and if your skin has reacted well, then it’s time to start balancing its PH. The skin’s healthy PH should be between 4.5 to 5.5, which is slightly acidic. This is the right PH for healthy microflora to thrive and fight infection.

    Introduce Floral Rain after Cleansing with Awaken, a heavenly blend of Orange Blossom & red roses, nourishing extracts of Aloe Vera & floral waters. Spray directly onto the skin before applying your moisturiser or serum.

    Step 3 – Introduce a natural moisturiser.

    Moody Skin is a mild moisturiser that has a small amount of natural oil and active yet mild essential oils.

    An easily absorbed moisturiser, it has a synergetic blend of Lavender, Aloe and Palmarosa and is topped off with a splash of Vitamin E to make a wonderful blend for sensitive, and somewhat problematic skin, helping to regulate sebum production and allow the skin to breathe and repair.

    Final step…

    If after two months using just these three products the skin is reacting well, then we can start introducing nourishing oils, serums and active products that will regenerate and rejuvenate the skin.

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                                 Awaken - v2    Floral rain v2    Moody Skin - v2


  2. Autumn skin prepping

    Problem skin trio 3

    At Soveral, we are staunch believers in prevention being the best cure, especially when it comes to the skin.

    As the first signs of autumn make an appearance the skin starts to misbehave.  Most skin breakouts begin in autumn, as the combination of the stresses linked to going back to busy schedules and the environmental conditions that a new season brings often causes the skin’s metabolic functioning to be disrupted. 

    To help you be a step ahead and prevent this from happening we have put together these three little skin saviours:

    Volcano Ash, Purifying Mask

    A mask of many talents, Volcano Ash detoxifies, nourishes, firms, plumps and beautifies skin. With an intoxicatingly refreshing blend of Bentonite Clay, Palmarosa and Peppermint, it extracts impurities whilst offering essential nutrients & vitamins to help bring the skin back to life.

    Use twice a week to keep skin detoxified.

    Moody Skin, Balancing Moisturiser

    Designed for sensitive and problematic skin types, Lemon, Lavender, Palmarosa and Aloe Vera join forces with a splash of natural Vitamin E to hydrate and repair in equal measure.

    Use daily to keep skin nourished and protected from pollutants.

    Spotless, Blemish Treatment Gel

    This little ‘wonderpot’ packs quite the punch. Spotless forms a clear film, protecting the affected area from bacteria whilst it regenerates with a synergetic blend of three powerful essential oils; Limonene, Linalool and Lavender. Aloe Vera and Evening Primrose oil heal and nourish the skin to prevent it from scarring.

    As well as using it directly on existing spots throughout the day, apply as an overnight mask over problem areas and on glands behind the ears to prevent breakouts.

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                            volcano ash      Moody Skin - v2    spotless






  3. Alexandra lab 1

    The lab, the clinic, the farm…

    Fourteen years ago, Alexandra blended her first batch of Angel Balm at home in Maida Vale. A formula that remains beloved and untouched to this day. “It was as if an angel was watching!”, and thus, the name for the award-winning hero product. A product that would go on to win countless awards, amass an incredibly loyal following and be the start of the Soveral skincare range, which was founded by Alexandra and Jorj in 2005.

    Whilst running her skin aromatherapy practice in London, Alexandra conducted meticulous independent research on organic produce and travelled to the origin of the ingredients, hand-picking herbs used in her oils.

    Years of Alexandra hand-blending products in the kitchen are, thankfully, a thing of the past. The clinic on Elgin Avenue has been home to treatments and our products for fourteen years and we very much consider that our home, so to have taken over the floor above is a dream come true, for both the logistics and the vision of the brand.

    Having the UK side of Soveral all in one building not only streamlines everything we do, not only does it reduce our carbon footprint, but it ensures our team is even more unified than ever before. Now, everyone in the team knows and sees what goes into every step of Soveral. Treatments and products are happening on the same floor as the workshops and bespoke perfume consultations. Upstairs, the packaging, orders and blending all happen now, with viewing windows so the people can see every part of the process – and know when not to interrupt magic happening!

    The Soveral farm in Santarem, Portugal is the only other Soveral hub of creation, where the ingredients are increasingly grown. We are meticulous about knowing the origin of every part of the Soveral puzzle, so to grow as much as possible ourselves is a dream we are making sure becomes our reality.

    We believe that to have a sustainable business, to really be in it for the long-run, we need to listen, to learn, to adapt, to progress. Since launching fourteen years ago, the Soveral dream continues to be about bringing the joy of nature and health into everyday living, hand-blending the purest skincare.

    Our dedication to concocting premium, hand-blended products has never wavered. We continue to use the most considered, beautiful ingredients and materials, and we could not be more excited to be doing this all under one roof now… With the odd journey to the Soveral farm of course!