Product Focus: Elemis Targeted Toning Body Moisturiser

Elemis Targeted Toning Body MoisturiserSome of our favourite skincare products, here at Pure Beauty, are actually the ones which concentrate on a different part of the body to the face, as they’re often highly innovative and unexpectedly potent. Elemis Targeted Toning Body Moisturiser is exactly such a product, so we thought we’d take the time to tell you about it in a little more detail:

What does it do?

Elemis Targeted Toning Body Moisturiser helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite when combined with daily massage, this body moisturiser helps to tighten, tone and leave skin visibly firmer and smoother.

What are the important ingredients?

Nigari Salt: Stimulating salts, rich in Magnesium Chloride, purified from sea water.

Jania Rubens: A calcified red algae that when applied with massage can help to regain skin’s appearance of firmness and smooth dimples.

Plankton Extract: Can help to redefine the look of areas sensitive to loss of texture, for a firmer looking silhouette.

Who should be using it?

Anyone who wants to banish cellulite and give their skin a smoother appearance. It helps to combat the build-up of toxins caused by poor diet, stress and lack of exercise, so if you’re giving yourself an overhaul of body and mind, this is the perfect product to help.

How do you use it?

Apply product using hands and fingertips in large circular movements. Cream will warm and transforms to an oil. Apply to areas prone to cellulite such as thighs, stomach and back of arms (not the face). Stimulate circulation by squeezing the skin between fingers and thumb, moving across the area of concern. Stimulate drainage by firmly patting cupped hands over the area of concern. Firmly pound area with a closed fist, using the flat of your knuckles to go over the area of concern.

What do other people think of it?

“Fantastic product!. Smells divine and skin felt taut and moisturised. Would definitely recommend.”

“I’m not quite 8 weeks in yet, but this seems fantastic! It goes on smoothly and doesn’t leave an oily residue but a lovely shine on the skin. I’ve used it on my thighs and buttocks and it feels amazing on my skin and I’m already seeing results! It’s a fantastic product.”

“I’m a week in to using this product and it’s fantastic. It has a rich creamy feel without leaving the skin greasy. I apply it to thighs, buttocks and tummy area. Has a very light citrus fragrance. A lovely firming body moisturiser. Highly recommended.”

Let Pure Beauty Help You to STOP SQUEEZING YOUR SPOTS!

Let Pure Beauty Help You to STOP SQUEEZING YOUR SPOTS!

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Believe us, we KNOW how hard it is to leave spots alone when they appear. The temptation to give pimples and blackheads a squeeze is just so real, but you won’t be doing yourselves any favours in the long run. Squeezing spots can cause scarring, bacterial transfer which creates new spots and can even encourage infection, which is not something you want happening on your face. There are, however, lots of products which can help to reduce spots without the need for squeezing, and we’ve got five of the best:

Elemis Tea Tree S.O.S. Spray

This spray from Elemis is such a simple product which gives excellent results. It’s a combination of purified water and Australian tea tree essential oil, which provides antibacterial properties to kill the root cause of spots. It can be sprayed directly onto the skin and will help to reduce swelling and redness, improving the appearance of blemishes.

Decleor Imperfections Roll-on

This product from Decleor is a roller ball treatment that cleanses the skin and quickly reduces the appearance of blemishes and imperfections. The refreshing gel formulation soothes the skin whilst delivering a concentrated blend of Essential Oils to leave skin purified and clean. It can be applied to blemishes up to five times a day and will help to  clear your complexion quickly.

Dermalogica Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask

This mask from Dermalogica is designed to target blackheads and clear your pores of the sebum and dirt which creates them. Technology activates upon application helping to open pores, decongest skin and facilitate blackhead extractions. Sulphur provides anti-microbial benefits to help keep skin clear. Kaolin clay absorbs excess oil and purifies the skin whilst apple fruit helps to hydrate the skin.

Decleor Ylang Cananga Facial Oil Serum

Putting oil onto oily skin might seem really counter-intuitive, but this serum from Decleor has been designed to combat excess oil and clear the skin of unwanted sebum. The  non-greasy, dry finish has been carefully blended to make a real difference to combination and oily skin types. It purifies the skin, reduces sebum excess, and tightens pores, to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.

Elemis S.O.S. Survival Cream

Never ones to forget the boys, Elemis have created this cream specifically for male skin, which is prone to blemishes because of shaving. It contains meadowsweet, a powerful anti-inflammatory which reduces redness, irritation and sensitivity, taking blemishes down and reducing the need to squeeze!

Celebrities Who Love Our Ranges

Celebrities Who Love Our Ranges

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Celebrities are often the first people to get to try high-end products, and they usually have a team of make-up artists, dermatologists and other experts on hand to recommend the very best skincare on the market. Here at Pure Beauty, we stock products from Elemis, Decleor, Dermalogica and Jan Marini, all of which have masses of celebrity fans, so we thought we’d do some digging and find out which celebs swear by which products:

Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm

Loved by Christine Lampard and Charlotte Hawkins.

Christine says “I get breakouts so easily and I also suffer from skin pigmentation, so I’m quite conscious of what I put on my face – I love Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm.”

Charlotte adds  “I swear by the Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm. After you’ve applied it, you run a cloth under the hot water to take it off with. On Good Morning Britain I wear a lot of make-up and it’s important to cleanse your skin well at the end of each day.”

Jan Marini’s Daily Face Protectant SPF 30

Loved by Madeleine Stowe

Madeleine says “Staying out of the sun is important but you can’t cloister yourself. I love Jan Marini sunscreen. You can’t feel it when it’s on and it works really, really well.”

Dermalogica Power Rich

Loved by Britt Ekland

“Nowadays I use Dermalogica and a moisturising cream called Power Rich, which to me is the finest cream in the world. You can use it day and night. It comes in little tubes, perfect for travelling and for older skin.”

Decleor Aromessence Neroli Amara Hydrating Oil Serum

Loved by Karlie Kloss

Karlie says “”I like taking a basic cream and mixing in a drop of the Decléor Neroli serum. Especially in the winter, my skin gets really dry so I do whatever I can to moisturise.”

Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks

Loved by Cara Delevingne

Her make-up artist said “For Cara, all week long [for the Suicide Squad promo tour], I used Elemis pro-collagen hydra-gel eye masks under her eyes while I was doing her make-up, then I would peel it off and do her skin. It’s a great way of not only catching fallen shadow, but it also refreshes and plumps. Some mornings we started at 5am.”

Product Focus: Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel

Dermalogica Rapid Reveal PeelWe’re so excited to be telling you about the newest Dermalogica product on our shelves, the Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel. But what is this product, what does it do, and what else do you need to know about it? Here’s the full lowdown on this little miracle in a tube.

What does it do?

Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel is a maximum strength exfoliant that delivers powerful results at home. It dissolves dulling surface debris to reveal bright, healthy looking skin, reduces appearance of fine lines and smooths skin texture and helps maintain radiant-looking results between professional peel treatments.

Who is it for?

It’s perfect for people whose skin is showing the early signs of ageing, as well as those with more advanced ageing skin.

What’s in it?

A unique complex of phytoactive AHA extracts, lactic acid and fermented plant enzymes, pumpkin fruit enzyme and rice bran extract, as well as smoothing Australian caviar lime extract. It’s gluten free, paraben free, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and contains no artificial fragrances and colours.

How do I use it?

If you want to kick-start your results, we recommend using one tube every day for three days. After this, transition to one tube a week and massage over face, then allow to activate for 3-7 minutes. You may experience slight tingling. Rinse with cold water or wipe off with a cold, damp towel.

Anything else to remember?              

This is a potent product which literally removes the top layers of skin, so it’s essential to use at least an SPF30 sun cream on your face during treatment.

How much does it cost?

It comes in a bundle of ten tubes, which usually retail at £79.99 per week, but we’re currently offering it at 10% off, allowing you to pick it up for just £70.95, and when you consider the fact that this will last you two and a half months, it’s well worth the cost!

Related Products:

Decleor Daily Defence Fluid Shield SPF30 for sun protection

Jan Marini Age Intervention Gentle Cleanser perfect for post-procedural skin

Decleor Harmonie Calm Soothing Light Cream gentle moisturiser to help soothe, comfort and soften sensitive skin types.

How to Keep Your Tan Glowing Even in Autumn

How to Keep Your Tan Glowing Even in Autumn

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With the stunning weather we had in the UK this summer, many of us have managed to get a glowing tan without even needing to go abroad – and if you have been lucky enough to have a holiday, your tan is probably looking a million dollars right now! Despite the Met Office telling us that summer would probably last through October too, it seems like the nice weather is being replaced by clouds and drizzle already, so how do you prolong your tan when the sun isn’t on your side? Here are our tips:

Don’t Bathe!

Okay, so we aren’t suggesting that you don’t wash, but soaking in the bath for long periods of time is one of the quickest ways to lose your tan as the top, tanned layers of skin will soften and eventually slough off with too much regular soaking. Opt for brief showers using a gentle product like Elemis Skin Nourishing Shower Cream to wash your skin, as this will moisturise your body and prolong your tan as much as possible.

Don’t Exfoliate!

Just as we mentioned above, you’re trying to preserve the top layers of your skin as much as possible, so for now, exfoliation is off of the cards. If your skin feels dry or uncomfortable, Decleor Satin Softening Dry Oil is scented with a subtle, delicate and beautifully feminine fragrance, which leaves your body and face feeling softer and more comfortable.

Don’t Dry Out!

Moisture is the key to keeping your tan as golden as possible, even throughout autumn and winter, but many of us forget to moisturise our bodies when we’re covering them up with jumpers and coats! Elemis Skin Nourishing Body Cream contains oat kernel and limnanthes alba, combined with the lipid rich Sesame and Shea Butter, which ensures skin is left silky soft and healthy looking.

Don’t Forget Your Veggies!

There’s a whole lot of research which shows that a diet rich in beta-carotenes (a type of red-orange pigment) can help to prolong the glow of sun-kissed skin from within. The best natural sources are sweet potatoes, apricots, mangoes and obviously carrots, so be sure to munch on as many of these sunshine-coloured fruits and veg as you can manage.

Don’t Be Afraid to Fake it!

If you’re at a point where you really can’t do anything else to prolong your tan but you still feel a bit pale and drab, don’t forget that the healthiest tan comes from a bottle. A gradual tanner like Elemis Total Glow Bronzing Body Lotion is perfect for giving your skin a sun-kissed look without having to worry about the sun’s harmful rays, and you’ll be looking like you’ve just got back from the Bahamas even up to Christmas!