Elysee Cosmetics' Company Heritage
At Elysee, we pledge to provide distinctive quality, safety, results and unparalleled customer service as we bring you the most advanced anti-aging ingredients at the most effective levels in the right combinations to make a difference. When love and service work together, expect a masterpiece!
Dr. Elizabeth Blumenthal
Founded on proven and reliable European formulas, Elysee has been providing high-quality special treatment products for over 80 years. The first product, a hand cream, was developed by Elysee Founder, Dr. Elizabeth Blumenthal, in 1923. Dr. Blumenthal's expertise in the skincare field was even sought after by the U.S. Government, and she was sent to assist medical doctors in the Pacific solve the skin problems of their troops.
The Company was brought to the United States in 1940, and I met the founder in 1945. I purchased Elysee in 1972, because I wanted to assure that the quality, integrity and innovation of a great skin care company would continue. I had tried many products and never found one that measured up. Since we manufacture, develop, fill and ship our own products, as well as several private label products for other companies, including doctors and celebrities, I personally oversee the quality of every product.
Elysee has never been a "me, too" product line. The company introduced Royal Jelly, grapeseed, wine extract, AHA's, olive oil, botanicals, and vitamins A, D and E, into the product line as early as 1940. Originally, Elysee was available exclusively through salons where the rich and famous demanded only the best.
I have been formulating cosmetics for over thirty years. I was the first woman asked to serve on the Board of Directors of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA), the first woman elected to the Executive Committee of CTFA, and the first woman elected to hold the office of Secretary/Treasurer for CTFA. I've chaired the CTFA Annual Meeting and represented industry as the liaison person at the Trans-Atlantic Conference to help persuade parliament over EU regarding industry issues (i.e. ingredient testing for fragrances, AHA's, and the Animal Rights Proposal for Europe). I continue to serve on the Board, the Executive Committee, as Chairman of the CTFA Small Business Committee, serve on SAC (Scientific Advisory Committee), and a member of the Fragrance Foundation.
At Elysee, beauty is our business and a family way of life. In fact, my Research and Development Team is headed up by my son. We, as a family-owned and operated business, continue today to be visionaries in the introduction of important skincare breakthroughs, such as:
ESCoDerm: a proprietary complex of active peptides to enhance skin comfort, helps reduce the phenomena of microtensing and visibly smoothes expression lines. Contains a cosmetic active that acts as a messenger for the senses, helping to enhance the skin's comfort and the well-being potential of your skin. A non-aggressive alternative to botox that helps combat expression wrinkles, while not as dramatic as the medical procedure, this complex provides fabulous beauty benefits.
ESCollag: an Elysee Exclusive peptide and algae complex which selectively boosts synthesis of collagen III, stimulates the formation of collagen-1, detoxifies the skin from free radicals, and protects cells from photodamage and oxidative stress. This currently is the only peptide complex on the market that boosts collagen III production by 300% in just one week.
ESCoMoist: An effective hydrocomplex of moisturizing ingredients to improve the moisture capacity of the skin; supports the skin's moisture balance system vital for healthy and smooth skin. Helps to improve skin elasticity, enhances the barrier function of the lipid layer, making the skin better equipped to combat external aggressions. Helps to continuously improve hydration and provide visible results in skin smoothness, moisture retention and helps to boost hydration with Hyaluronic acid, naturally occurring the skin, which retains 1000 times its weight in water.
ESCynthoFirm: an Elysee proprietary blend that acts as an MMP inhibitor, plus stimulates collagen and elastin to reduce the look of sagging skin. It also helps reduce degradation of the epidermis, which makes skin look dull and lifeless. This ingredient takes the skin to a whole new level. Patent-pending.
LaserCare (Post-Operative Skincare): A line specifically developed for laser recovery.
I hope you enjoy your journey into Elysee skincare -- where science meets beauty.
May success be ours,
Linda R. Marshall