The sun has got his hat on so protect your skin

 Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF50

With temperatures hotting up, it is only natural to shed those winter layers and let our skin soak up the sun.

While this is great for topping up often depleted Vitamin D levels, those UV rays can easily damage the skin and lead to serious health conditions as well as causing liver spots and premature ageing.

At Pure Beauty we suggest you use sun protection products all year round, but as summer approaches this is more important than ever.

We totally adore the Dermalogica Solar Defence System range because it allows you to enjoy the sun but keeps your skin healthy and youthful at the same time. If you are looking for water-resistant, broad spectrum sun protection for the face and body, look no further than Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF50. Used 15 minutes before you go outside, this sheer solar protection treatment defends against UV light and environmental damage. It has a lightweight formula that melts into the skin without feeling greasy and you can go about your day know your skin is protected and you look amazing.

For something a little different, we think you will be impressed with the Decleor BB Cream 24 Hour Hydration SPF15. This is a 24 hour, protective moisturiser with the benefits of a foundation that adds a flawless finish to all skin types. It is light and fresh and not only moisturises for 24 hours but also illuminates and evens out your complexion. Due to the research that goes into Decleor products, this product refines skin texture and corrects blemishes as well as offering that vital protection against UVA/UVB rays and pollution. From the first time you use it, your skin will feel fresh and hydrated and  will look flawless and luminous from morning to night.

We are big fans of Elemis and are currently loving the Elemis Liquid Layer SPF30. This has to be the first port of call if you want to protect against sun damage and premature skin ageing. This silky lotion offers water-resistant SPF30 protection against UVA, UVB rays and pollution. It can be used every day and applied after your regular moisturiser and because it is smooth and non-greasy, you can still wear wake-up.

Back to Dermalogica and if you want to boost your foundation or moisturiser, the Dermalogica Solar Defence Booster SPF 50 is perfect. This clever lotions adds vital UVA and UVB Broad Spectrum sunscreen to other products to ensure your skin is safe 24/7. A Safflower-derived, sunscreen-filled capsule provides enhanced moisturisation as well as boosting SPF, those Dermalogica guys are smart! Grape Seed and Green Tea create a blend of soothing botanical extracts and provide anti-enzyme and antioxidant protection while Vitamins C and E work together to improve skin smoothness and softness, and help control free radical damage. The result, happy skin that is soft and safe.

Want to know more? Get in touch today and we can give you the lowdown on all of these products and more.

Team Beauty

Un-Mask Your Beauty with Elemis

Unmask Your Beauty with Elemis

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If you’re a regular here at beauty, you might have noticed that we now sell Elemis products, the award-winning skincare brand which offers powerful products with natural ingredients. Some of the best-selling products from Elemis are their masks which come in a range of varieties, each with a different targeted function so we thought we’d give you a guided tour of the ones we offer.

Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask

This mask from Elemis comes in gel form and gives a dramatic and immediate smoothing effect to the skin. It makes wrinkles appear reduced and contains powerful enzymes which you can actually FEEL working on your skin. It encourages effective re-texturising of the skin’s surface, help balance sebum levels without compromising skin’s natural pH balance and promotes firmer looking skin.

Elemis Exotic Cream Moisturising Mask

Elemis aren’t kidding when they say that this mask is exotic; it contains extracts of mimosa and honey absolute, as well as sea-rocket, orange and bergamot. This super moisturising, healing and nourishing mask can be used twice a week on freshly cleansed skin and will dramatically improve the skin’s moisture levels, banishing dryness from the first use.

Elemis Fruit Active Rejuvenating Mask

If you feel that your skin is dull and lacking the brightness it once had, then you could definitely benefit from using this rejuvenating mask. It contains extracts of strawberry and kiwi, as well as soothing kaolin, derived from natural clay, which combine to deeply cleanse the skin and leave your face revitalised.

Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask

For many people, using face masks is synonymous with relaxation and unwinding after a hard day, and this lavender-infused mask is simply perfect for this. It’s ideal for sensitive skin which is prone to blemishes, but can be used by most skin types effectively. A kaolin base, which also utilises rosemary and thyme, will decongest and heal the skin, leaving you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Mask

Masks are a fabulous ally in the fight against the signs of ageing as they have a chance to sit on your skin and re-enrich it with missing elements such as collagen. This mask from Elemis contains various ingredients such as quartz, padina pavonica, noni and argan tree oil which firm, smooth and nourish the skin, helping to give a more youthful appearance.

Shop at Pure Beauty for a spring complexion

The winter can be harsh on our skin and the combination of the elements as well as layers of clothing, air conditioning and central hearing can cause damage that can be hard to repair. With spring on the way, now is the perfect time to go back to basics and get your skin clean, soft and ready for the summer.

At Pure Beauty we stock a range of fantastic products from Decleor, Dermalogica and Elemis that are perfect for creating a fresh base, the thing is, we have so many, we don’t know where to start.

So, let’s start at the beginning by suggesting you try out the new Daily Superfoliant from Dermalogica. This fab product provides triple-action adsorption as well as second to none exfoliation, meaning that impurities on the skin are washed away leaving drier and prematurely-ageing skin feeling smoother, lighter and refreshed. The formula can be used on a daily based and the powerful enzymes, natural acids and charcoal come together to purify the skin and release toxins from the pores, while Niacinamide, Red Algae and Tara Fruit Extract offer protection from further damage. What are you waiting for, buy today and get the skin you have always dreamed of.

If you skin is feeling sluggish and slow, you might want to consider trying the gorgeous Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask. This skin balancing, calming mask is gentle but effective and ideal for sensitive, blemish prone skin that needs a little love now spring has sprung. Infused with Rosemary, Thyme and Lavender oils, this Kaolin clay based mask can be used twice a week and because you leave it on for ten minutes to work its magic, you will have time to paint your nails while it gets to work.

Our eyes are a real give away area if we are tired and not 100%. If this applies to you then your saving grace in S/S 17 is going to be the amazing Decleor Hydrotenser Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum. This intense treatment is jam packed with Hyaluronic Acid so it really does moisturise and rescue the delicate eye contour area. The serum can be used morning and evening and simply pat half a pump around the eye area, working from the outside inwards. Seeing is believing, but after the first use your eyes will feel more rested and look smooth and relaxed.

It’s not just our faces that take a battering during the colder months, our the neck and décolleté areas getting a pretty poor deal too. We love the Elemis Pro-Collagen Neck and Décolleté Balm because it helps firm and smooth delicate skin as well as improving elasticity and reducing the appearance of the crepiness we all hate seeing in the mirror. These results are achieved thanks to Sea Buckthorn oil, one of the richest known plant-sources of Fatty Acid Omega-7, being mixed with the Mediterranean algae, Padina Pavonica, that hydrates and nourishes and in no time has you smiling at your reflection, not running away from it.

From time to time we all need to restore firmness, elasticity and hydration to help our poor depleted skin and this is where the Dermalogica Power Rich comes in. Suitable for drier and prematurely-ageing skin, the pharmaceutical strength ingredients found in this product will win you over in no time. You simply smooth the product over cleansed skin morning and evening, paying attention to problem areas, and in just one week cell renewal rates and turnover will be improved and your skin’s ability to combat dehydration will be so much better. At £131 (a discounted RRP) this isn’t the cheapest product on the market, but in our opinion it is one of the best.

For more details about these products and to request samples, get in touch with the team and they will be only too happy to help you, help your skin.

Team Pure-Beauty

Treat Yourself this Spring

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In our experience, many women refrain from treating themselves to high-quality cosmetics because they feel guilty or like they shouldn’t be spending money on themselves. However, I think most families would agree that when Mum is happy, the rest of the family is happy too, which means that you should definitely be treating yourself this Spring! Today, we’re taking a look at five of our priciest products, which are worth every penny and would make a good investment to make Mum happy.

Decleor Extreme Brightening Essence – £44

These clever little capsules provide a targeted 30 day treatment to intensively brighten the skin. The essence is a powerful tool against dark spots of hyperpigmentation and contains anti-oxidant properties to actively regulate the skin’s pigmentation process. This may only be a month’s worth of product, but we think you’ll be hooked well before the 30 days is up!

Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules – £65

These Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules come in two varieties, a rose capsule to be applied in the morning and a lavender capsule to use at night. The combination of the two helps to moisturise and nourish the skin. Formulated with the optimum level of anti-oxidants they help improve the visible signs of ageing and replenish moisture lost due to the effects of everyday pollution.

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 – £58.50

This product from Dermalogica is a true multi-functional cream, offering absolute hydration and defence against the internal and external causes of skin ageing. It offers a broad spectrum SPF for excellent protection from the sun’s harmful rays and blends into the skin for a smooth, perfected finish.

Decleor Lift and Firm Day Cream – £56.80

This anti-ageing moisturiser from Decleor comes in two varieties – one for normal skin and one for dry skin. Both provide deep moisturisation and a radiant glow. Key active ingredients include L-PROLINE complex to help reactivate the skin’s firmness, iris essential oil to boost the skin’s elasticity, and high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acids to fill in wrinkles on the surface and deeper down.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream – £80

This Marine Cream is popular with so many people, celebrities included, and has been proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and reverse the signs of ageing within just 15 days. Elemis consider this their ultimate anti-ageing cream and have included ingredients derived from some of the most powerful marine elements.

Let Pure Beauty look after your hands

Elemis Exotic Frangipani Monoi Hand and Nail Cream

We exposure our hands to external factors such as pollution, UV radiation and harsh washing up chemicals every day, but how often do you actually really give them the TLC they deserve, and need? We know to take care of our complexion and our body, but our hands seem to fall by the way side which is a shame because they are one of the first places to show signs of ageing.

One a day by day basis, when you wash hands use a gentle soap, wash all suds away, dry with a clean towel and moisturiser as often as you can.

Once a week, use a scrub to exfoliate away the dry, rough skin away and invigorate life into your hands once again. To do this wash your hands with lukewarm water, then massage a small amount of scrub over your skin, working in circular motions. Rinse it off with warm water, and apply a moisturising hand cream.

At Pure-Beauty we have some gorgeous creams that can be used every day, and we are sure there will be one that is perfect for you.

The Elemis Exotic Frangipani Monoi Hand and Nail Cream is new to us but are already in love with it. The nourishing cream is delicately scented and thanks to a blend of fantastic ingredients, it offers long-lasting comfort for all skin types. Thanks to the ‘Elemis Promise’ this product contains no parabens, no Sodium Laureth Sulphate, no mineral oils and no artificial colours, which we think is brilliant. Used on a regular basis the cream will soften and sooth your hands and support the delicate moisture barrier that is so often compromised, which we think is a pretty good combo.

For an everyday winner, look no further than the Dermalogica Multivitamin Hand and Nail Treatment. Provitamin B5 has been combined with Algae Extract and Sweet Almond Oil to help heal dry, rough hands and provide a barrier against the environment. Ginkgo Biloba and Grape Seed extracts plus Vitamin E neutralise free radical activity, guarding against further damage. The overall effect means softer hands and stronger nails.

The Elemis Pro-Radiance Hand and Nail Cream has a smooth, luxurious texture and simply melts into the skin. Milk Protein, Avellana Seed oil, Omega 7, Camellia, Virgin Plum and Macadamia lock in moisture. Litsea, Jasmine, Magnolia and Vanilla mean yours will hands not only smell amazing but they will look and feel youthful, radiant and soft to the touch.

If you are looking for a rich, beautifully fragranced hand cream that offers long-lasting, intensive protection, you need the Elemis Jasmine and Rose Hand and Nail Cream in your bag and by your sink. Why does this cream work? Well, argan oil, which is rich in Vitamin E, has been added and this improves moisture retention to leave skin feeling soft and smooth. Abysinnian Oil replaces lost lipids, while Jasmine and White Lotus Flower Milks soften and calm dry, sensitive skin and the results are just outstanding.

Seeing ladies, is believing, so why not get in touch today and we will be only too happy to help.

Team Pure Beauty