Sarah Stacey, one half of the duo behind the best-selling The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible series spills the beans on the products every woman should know about…
We’re thrilled to announce that five of our products – including ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream, ELEMIS Advanced Brightening Even Tone Serum, ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Lifting Treatment Neck and Bust, ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm and ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment – have recently entered the ‘hall of fame’ in the best-selling Beauty Bible series, authored by Jo Fairley and Sarah Stacey.
With decades worth of experience in the health and beauty industry between them, there’s very little about looking and feeling good that they don’t know. Which is why we asked them to let us in on their secrets about the products, mantras and habits we should all be living by. Click here for Jo’s secrets to finding a scent that you’ll love forever and the make-up that beauty editors swear by.
Then join Sarah on 17th November from 6-8pm at The House of ELEMIS for an evening of The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible book signings, canapés, speedy treatments and a 20% shopping discount to spend on all of your favourite products.
1. What are your top three tips for maintaining good, all-round health?
‘Eat a protein-filled breakfast; if possible don't sit down for more than three hours a day and never for more than an hour at a time; sip filtered still water or herbal tea continuously’.
2. What’s your secret to maintaining a good work/life balance?
‘Focus on what you are doing at the time: if you’re working, work; if you are talking to your family or friends, listen to what they say; turn off your computer at 7pm and listen to the Archers - and don't look at your emails again ‘til morning. Do something (or more than one thing), which is completely different: I ride and look after my three horses, and paint in an art group every week’.
3. What supplements do you believe are essential for women in particular?
‘This is age-dependent, but I believe most women benefit from a daily omega-3 supplement, a probiotic, and a good multi-vitamin mineral; I also take co-enzyme Q10 (in a form called ubiquinol), magnesium at night, and vitamin D in the winter. Finally, I like to take a green food supplement such as Sun Chorella A’.
4. What beauty-boosting foods would we always find in your fridge?
‘Home-made soup, Greek style organic natural bio-yogurt (no fruit and as much fat as possible), lots of green vegetables, blueberries, avocado, lemons, coconut oil and olive oil, organic milk and butter’.
5. What’s your mantra for happiness?
‘Love yourself and other people and animals. Laugh a lot. Find joy in small things. Never lose your passion‘.
6. What would we find in your make-up bag right now?
Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonderglow illuminating primer, Ilia Vivid foundation and Vivid concealer, Liz Earle Light Reflecting Concealer, Studio 10 gel blush, Lancôme eyebrow pencil, Clinique mascara, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Shadow Stick in Smokey Topaz, Studio 10 I-Lift Longwear Liner with charcoal or teal one end and ivory the other, Studio 10 Age Reverse Perfecting Lipliner, Lipstick Queen sheer lipstick in Medieval’.
7. What’s your desert island hair product…?
‘Phylia de M Clean shampoo and Condition conditioner’.
8. Do you follow an exercise regimen?
‘I stretch first thing in the morning, walk as much as possible (at least 10,000 steps a day), ride at weekends, muck out stables in the winter and garden in the summer’.
9. ELEMIS has always proved popular with Beauty Bible testers. Why do you think this is?
The products feel delicious so they’re a joy to use, they’re super-effective with that vital ‘I-can-see-the-difference’ factor for testers, and then there is the indefinable ELEMIS element, which I think is down to the integrity and passion with which they are developed, and reflects the nature of the company and particularly its three founders.
10. What is the ELEMIS product you can't live without?
'I am mad about the new Pro-Collagen Super Serum Elixir! It is simply a fantastic product!'