If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you’ll have noticed that I have mentioned a few of the fashion and accessory designers I met on a recent style weekend in Glasgow. What I haven’t mentioned until now is anything about the fun and interesting people I managed to spend the entire weekend with.
One of these is my new pal Marni Banks, a freelance fashion blogger and journalist living and working in London. As well as writing for a number of magazines, Marni also works with a beauty product generally new to the British market and barely known here in Ireland.
Over the course of the weekend, and multiple glasses of Moet, Marni told me all about Gazelli – a brand new luxury skincare brand – and before we parted ways, left me with a discovery set to try out. After testing it for the past few weeks, I knew it was something I wanted to share on my blog.
It’s the first time I’ve tried a product that has originated (to my knowledge) in Azerbaijan, so I was really intrigued by it and quite excited about the prospect of trying it out.
The sample set consisted of White Oil Ultimate Firming Serum and a White Oil Triple Youth Intensive Age Repair Cream.
The Science Bit:
Gazelli’s not-so-secret ingredient, White Oil, comes from one of Azerbaijan’s most precious natural resources and Gazelli says it is the only company in the world to have adapted the extremely rare skin-healing ingredient from medicinal to cosmetic use.
The product possesses qualities that have been recognised for centuries in medicine and contains a high concentration of physiologically active components, which work to increase metabolic processes at cellular level. This means it helps to improve the skin’s ability to regenerate itself and absorb nutrients and oxygen.
The sample sizes were the perfect introduction to the brand and for three weeks I used a drop of serum in the morning and at night, followed by the cream. The serum and cream are designed to nourish, tone and firm the skin.
I was really impressed by the scent of both products, and felt my skin looked fresher and felt smoother and firmer after trying them out. It’s definitely a product I’m tempted in investing in, in order to see the more lasting effects!
The Background Story:
The skincare product was brought to the UK by mom and daughter duo Dr Zarifa Hamzayeva and her daughter, Jamila Askarova, in 2011, after 14 years of experience and success in Azerbaijan. The new adventure worked thanks to a combination of Dr Hamzayeva’s medical expertise and Jamila’s creative vision and just two years ago, Gazelli’s Triple Youth range was launched in Harrods in London.
What makes it even more interesting is that each step of the production process – from raw material to final packaging – is carried out in-house using state of the art technology in Gazelli headquarters in Azerbaijan. The fruits are all hand harvested and the extracts and essential oils are all created in-house.
Price: 2 X 5ml introductory set £16. For more information or to purchase a discovery set, visit www.gazelli.co.uk.