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Waking up with Ciara Mahoney and Ellyse Wallace of SSAINT Parfum

Meet Ciara and Ellyse, the founders of SŚAINT Parfum: a new brand of conscious, gender-neutral line of signature scents based on the Central Coast of NSW. CILK Beauty talk to SSAINT Founders on how they juggle motherhood with building a considered brand, and their approach to beauty.


Tell us about yourself and what you do for a living?

We are the Founders of SŚAINT Parfum. Our day-to-day is largely focused on operating our fragrance brand in our warehouse on the Central Coast with our beautiful team. Above all else, we are Mumma’s to three beautiful girls. Ciara: Mum to Millie (18months) Elle: Mum to Billie (4) & Zimi (3) who all keep us on our toes! 

What does a typical morning look like for you?

Ciara: I’m up anywhere between 5am - 6am.  I’ll always start my day with a BIG glass of water and a green matcha tea before I mentally prepare myself to switch the ‘flight-mode’ off button. I’ll either head off on a run or a sunrise walk with the family and grab a coffee (life).

Elle: Like Ciara, I’m an early starter. My first move straight out of bed is COFFEE  (I literally go to bed thinking about my morning coffee). Pre-covid I was in the gym by 6am sweating it out to boxing or barre. Then I come home and switch on to mum mode and get the girls ready for school. During Covid I still make time to get up before everyone (including the sun) and get some sort of workout in to keep me sane.

Do you have any special rituals that you commit to daily?

Ciara: I commit to moving my body every day. I’ve practiced vedic meditation for roughly 6 years. I absolutely feel the benefits when I’m practising consistently, but finding the time for 2 x 20 minute meditations daily with a toddler hanging off me can be super challenging!

Elle: My morning and night skincare routine without fail.

Both: A generous spritz of SŚAINT every morning! 


What is your version of self-care?

We’re answering this question together because our answers very much align - nutritious food, drinking minimum 3L water per day, daily exercise of some form and once-a-month facials, laughing LOTS. Obviously a glass or two of wine. BALANCE.

Current skincare routine:

We are both fortunate enough to see the same skin whisperer, Vita at Dolce Vita Skin. She has us on identical skincare regimens:” 

AM: 1. Rationale - #1 The Serum

  1. Rationale - #2 The Serum
  2. Universkin - The H Serum
  3. Rationale - #3 The Day Crème
  4. Skinceuticals - Ultra Facial Defense SPF

PM: 1. Rationale - #5 The Cleanser

  1. Biologique Recherche Lotion P50
  2. Biologique Recherche - Serum Iso-placenta
  3. Rationale - #6  The Night Crème

 Your go-to makeup look?

Dewy, natural & fresh.

 Your top 3 makeup products that are currently on high rotation?

Rationale beautiful skin, Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lip liner and REFY Brow Collection.

 Most under-rated beauty tip?

Using lip balm as highlighter and brow gel! 

 How does wellness play a role in your approach to beauty?

We like to approach wellness with a holistic understanding that inner and outer health have a direct correlation. Wellness to us is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis and looking after all aspects of health including our physical and emotional health, which allows you to glow from the inside out. 

 Best beauty advice you ever received:

SPF is a non-negotiable,

 What beauty products do you always carry with you/ in your handbag?

Lip balm or lip gloss of any kind, we both can’t get enough of moisturised lips. A 10ml handbag size bottle of SŚAINT, usually in all four fragrances.



To celebrate the launch of our new CILK Beauty subscription service, CILK have teamed up with SSAINT Parfum: for every three month subscription you will receive a free SSAINT's new Signature Set, valued at $99. But hurry - this offer is for a limited time whilst stock lasts. 
Click here to purchase our three month subscription and redeem your free Signature Set valued at $99.

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