Get Your Legs Out with Confidence this Summer

Get Your Legs Out with Confidence this Summer

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It’s safe to say that here in the U.K., summer has well and truly arrived, which means long days spent having fun in the sun. More flesh will be on show, and legs are bared when everyone swaps their winter trousers for summery shorts and skirts, so looking after your legs will give you the confidence you need to bare them with pride! We’ve got five products which can help:

Elemis Body Detox Skin Brush

Dry brushing is an excellent way to remove dead skin and revive dull looking legs. This brush from Elemis is made from natural cactus bristles and regular use can even help to reduce the appearance of cellulite, so you know your pins will be looking great when you slip into your shorts.

Jan Marini Bioglycolic Resurfacing Body Scrub

It’s quite common for brands to use glycolic acid to resurface the face, but Jan Marini has included it in their body scrub so that your whole body can be refreshed and renewed. It  offers superb retexturising for all skin types with glycolic acid and polished granules for smoother, softer skin and will immediately reduce rough calloused skin, repairing as it goes with moisturising and soothing botanical extracts and a natural fragrance.

Elemis Instant Refreshing Gel

Summer fun can mean spending a lot of time on your feet, leaving your muscles feeling achy and tired. This gel contains soothing extracts of arnica, birch and witch hazel, with cooling camphor and menthol, which combine to cool and soothe fatigued legs and feet. It relieves stress from tense muscles and knots and can be used when pregnant for swollen legs and upper back.

Decleor Circulagel Refreshing Toning Gel

Heavy legs after a long day can be a horrible feeling, but this gel from Decleor can help to fix that. It energises and revives tired legs, helping to reduce the unpleasant effect of heavy legs, leaving them feeling instantly relieved and refreshed.

Elemis Musclease Active Body Oil

Keeping your legs in good shape can be hard work, and if you’re putting in hours at the gym doing squats and deadlifts then there’s a good chance that your legs will be suffering afterwards, and there’s nothing like self-massage for getting your muscles feeling better. This oil contains maritime pine, sea buckthorn, sea fennel extracts and rosemary essential oil and can be used under Instant Refreshing Gel for heavy, tired legs and aching neck and shoulders.

Perfect Your Pores with Pure Beauty

Perfect Your Pores with Pure Beauty

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Thanks to airbrushing and Instagram ‘celebrities’, the quest for perfect skin seems to have become even more unattainable. Everyone’s skin seems to be blemish free, and open pores are buffed into oblivion with the help of re-touching. While we can’t promise to give you skin like an Instagram model, we can suggest several products which will do the next best thing and improve the appearance of open pores. Here are five of our favourites:

Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer

One of the best things about this primer is that it’s suitable for all skin types, as it’s lightweight, non-greasy and moisturising. It refines pores and mattifies excess shine, as well as containing an microencapsulated iron oxide complex which provides a light, neutral tint coverage. It can be used under make up or on its own and will drastically blur imperfections.

Decleor Essential Cleansing Milk

This cleansing milk is designed to leave your face perfectly clean, getting rid of all traces of daily dirt and make up. It harnesses the power of green tea, which helps to detoxify the skin and tighten the pores, giving you complexion a more refined look. It contains moisturising sweet almond oil so that your face feels nourished, as well as neroli oil, which smells heavenly!

Jan Marini Bioglycolic Bioclear Lotion

This lotion from Jan Marini uses acids to resurface the skin, which will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, redness, acne scarring, large pores and uneven texture. It will address the appearance of multiple skin concerns including acne, pigmentation, rosacea and fine lines and wrinkles, and skin texture will appear more refined and follicle size will appear diminished.

Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Serum

Serums are a powerful ally against many skin issues and this resurfacing serum is perfect in the fight against large pores. It contains alpha hydroxy acids, selastin and patented tri-enzyme technology which smooth the skin’s surface and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s clinically proven to reduce large pores and contains no parabens of other nasties.

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant

We love the uniqueness of this product, which starts as a powder and activates on contact with water, providing triple-action adsorption along with physical and chemical exfoliation, removing harmful impurities from pollutants that have built up on skin throughout the day. As well as removing dirt from deep with pores, it resurfaces the skin and buffs the surface, leaving your complexion looking smoothed.

Treat Your Body to a Bit of TLC

Treat Your Body to a Bit of TLC

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It’s that time of year when most of us are showing a little bit more skin, be it your legs, shoulders, midriff or more, and this means that you want your body to look at great as possible, starting with your skin. Your skin often needs a little bit more TLC than usual in the summer, so we’ve curated a list of five of our best body treatments:

Decleor Body Firming Oil-In-Cream

This body cream contains rich oils which melt into the skin and is particularly effective on areas such as the abdomen, thighs and buttocks, which may need a firming effect. It helps improve skin firmness and elasticity while he skin appears immediately smoothed, soft and supple and feels more toned.

Elemis Skin Nourishing Body Cream

If your skin is dry and in serious need of nourishment, then this cream from Elemis will do the trick. It contains milk protein, nourishing camellia, macadamia and jojoba oils, and is designed to deeply moisturise and nourish the skin. It’s perfect for very dry skin and will leave your skin soft and smooth.

Jan Marini Bioglycolic Hand and Body Lotion

It’s not just the skin of your face where aging is an issue, as the body can also show signs, too. This lotion from Jan Marini which is intended for both body and hands will dramatically improve the appearance of aging and environmentally damaged skin. It contains glycolic acid, aminophylline and shea butter, which provide antioxidant and corrective tissue repair benefits.

Decleor Nourishing Body Balm

This balm will not only dramatically improve the appearance of dry skin, it’s made from a blend of aromatic oils which will affect your body from the inside out. Frankincense oil, shea butter, tamanu and macadamia oils leave Skin feeling nourished with moisture, feeling suppler and softer and with its unique rich texture and aromatic scent, this luxurious balm is ideal for massage.

Elemis Targeted Toning Body Moisturiser

This multi-functional moisturiser from Elemis will not only leave the skin softer, more supple and enriched with moisture, it also contains ingredients which target cellulite and the uneven skin it causes. The cream turns into an oil upon application to warm skin and complements an anti-cellulite routine when associated with self-massage techniques.

Protect Your Pout with Pure Beauty

Protect Your Pout with Pure Beauty

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From sun exposure to time spent in the sea or pool, there are lots of summer-related things which can affect your lips, leaving them chapped, sore and red. Fortunately, we’ve got a whole bunch of products which can help you to protect your pout, this summer and for the rest of the year. Read on for five of our faves:

Decleor Luxuriant Nourishing Lip Balm

This lip balm from Decleor is deeply nourishing and gives the lips a deep wash of moisture, leaving them feeling supple and soft. It melts in upon application and the combination of marjoram essential oil, shea butter and macadamia oil give comfort to lips which are dry and chapped. It’s suitable for all skin types and can be used whenever needed.

Elemis Lip Revive

This rich lip treatment from Elemis is made from nourishing white bees wax, which is rich in vitamins and blended with peppermint to cool and smooth dry and chapped lips. It contains no petroleum jelly, which prevents further drying, unlike other lip balms and contains sunflower oil which is moisturising, nourishing and regenerating.

Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment

The signs of ageing can be particularly pronounced around the lips, which is why Dermalogica developed this lip treatment, specifically to deal with it. It’s a an anti-ageing lip and perioral treatment that smooths the appearance of laugh and feather lines while you sleep. It helps restore skin volume on and around the lips and hydrates to improve skin elasticity and restore barrier function against visible signs of ageing

Elemis Pro-Definition Eye and Lip Contour Cream

Not only do you get a lip treatment with this cream, but you also get a treatment for your eye area, too. It firms and plumps the skin, giving a more youthful appearance by smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. It harnesses plant stem cells help to redensify, plump and re-build thin, ageing skin around the eyes and lips.

Dermalogica Lip Renewal Complex

If your skin is extremely dry or struggling with the premature signs of ageing, then this is the lip treatment for you. It’s designed to restore delicate tissue while minimising contour lines and helping to prevent the signs of aging, and contains hyaluronic acid, which holds over a thousand times its weight in water, provides maximum skin hydration for delicate lip tissue.

Pomegranate Power

Pomegranate Power

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Many of the products that we sell harness the power of nature in one way or another, packing in ingredients which are derives from plants, fruits and other organic origins. Today, we want to turn your attention to some amazing products which use potent pomegranate to improve your complexion.

Pomegranate is known for its antioxidants, and can prevent acne, sun damage, and even skin cancer. They also contain things which prevent wrinkles, plump the skin, hydrate, and even fight acne. Here are some of the amazing pomegranate-powered products that we have to offer:

Elemis Anti Ageing Time Defence Eye Reviver

First up, we have a product for the guys! This eye cream is from Elemis’ men-specific range and is designed to revive tired eyes. It uses pomegranate to prevent water loss and stimulate the natural irrigation system around the eyes, reducing puffiness but ensuring the skin stays hydrated. It’s clinically proven to reduce depth of wrinkles by up to 37% in 28 days and helps to diffuse the appearance of dark circles and tighten and firm skin.

Jan Marini Age Intenvention Peptide Extreme

Pomegranate extract is just one of the natural ingredients in this anti-wrinkle formula from Jan Marini, as it also contains CoEnzyme Q10 (ubiquinone), red tea extract, grape seed extract, pomegranate extract, hyaluronic acid, meadowfoam seed oil, shea butter and mango seed butter. The formulation encourages the increased production of collagen and elastin, while antioxidants target inflammatory responses, giving immediate hydration and suppleness.

Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil

Pomegranate has been proven to have high levels of nutrients including vitamins, anti-oxidants and flavanoids, especially vitamin C and tocopherol, which is why Elemis have included it in this cleansing oil. It removes all traces of make-up and daily grime while protecting the skin’s natural barriers and nourishing as it cleanses. It softens and smoothes the skin and leaves the complexion looking clear and healthy.

Jan Marini Luminate Hand Cream

The hands of one of the places which show the signs of ageing, almost before anyone else, but SO many of our clients forget about their hands, in favour of looking after their face, which is why we were so happy to add this hand cream from Jan Marini to our shelves. It’s so potent that you can’t use it while you’re pregnant or trying to conceive! It contains pomegranate extract, as well as cucumber extract, ascorbyl palmitate, glycerine, vitamin E, sunflower seed oil and meadowfoam seed oil and dramatically improves the appearance of aging and UV damaged skin.