Skincare Pick: Gazelli Intensive Age Repair Cream (from Azerbaijan!)

05 October 2011

Gazelli face serum

We’re currently rather captivated by a cult beauty brand, that’s all the way from, wait for it, Azerbaijan.  Unusual huh? The brand in question, Gazelli, is a hot new skincare line created by a mother and daughter duo who focus on using key active ingredients that are selected and harvested by the local communities in their native country. Selecting only the finest ingredients, (based both on the potency of their health-giving properties and the traditional know-how of how they are processed), is absolutely key for the pair.

The mother of the two, Dr. Hamzaveva, also rather interestingly specialises in the field of genetics and prevention and uses this specialised and highly scientific knowledge within her range.   You might not know this (and we didn’t either), but White Healing Oil is to Azerbaijan what Argan oil is to Morocco, and it’s this magical ingredient, found beneath the plains of Naftalan, which forms the basis of the products. It not only helps the skin to absorb nutrients and oxygen but it increases the metabolic processes in the cells. Wowzer!

Oh and for an extra touch of amazingness, we just LOVE the packaging – with gorge illustrations of the harvesting women and poetic inscriptions inside the lid of each box.  Aren’t they amaze? – Kind of like the old and much Penguin chocolate bar jokes for grown-ups and beauty aficionados.

Gazelli is available exclusively at Urban retreat, Harrods

 - Angelica Hermon

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