Perfect Your Pout this Winter

Perfect Your Pout this Winter

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There’s absolutely no doubt about the fact that big pouts are IN at the moment, but unless you’re going for Kardashian-style lip filling injections, you may feel like your lips leave you feeling a little bit flat. There are, however, a few things you can do to make your pout look fuller without needing to plump them up surgically, and we’ve got five things you can do for a fraction of the price (and pain!):

Exfoliate

Lips which are covered in dry skin often look tighter and smaller, so it stands to reason that getting rid of dry skin is a good first step to putting some oomph back in your lips. Dermalogica Exfoliating Face Brush is intended for use over your whole face, but concentrate a few extra moments on your lips to keep them flake-free. It will also improve circulation which will also add volume to your lips.

Moisturise

Keeping your lips moisturised is another obvious way to keep your lips as plump as possibe. Many people use petroleum jelly on their lips by default, but these actually dry your lips out more because not only are petroleum products drying, but they also act as a barrier cream which keeps moisture out. Elemis Lip Revive is made from white bees wax which actively nourishes and moisturises the skin white peppermint oil helps to add volume to the lips.

Use a Base

When you apply your foundation or base, make sure you apply it to your lips too as this will blur the lip line and allow you to over-line your lips, giving them a larger appearance. It can take some practice to get right, but once you’ve mastered it, you’ll be able to make it look totally natural. We recommend a Dermalogica Sheer Tint which will give your skin a natural wash of colour and help you to blend the colour of your lips into the surrounding skin.

Avoid Dark Lipstick

We’re not sure how it works or the science behind it, but it’s a generally widely accepted piece of knowledge that dark lipsticks make your mouth look much smaller, even if you have a substantial pout in the first place. Nude or paler colours tend to make your lips look much bigger and glossier colours will usually look better than mattes.

Highlight Your Cupid’s Bow

This is a trick that any make-up artist worth their salt uses and it’s easy as pie to do. Take a tiny dab of highlighter on a soft, rounded brush and dab it on your  cupid’s bow (that’s the arch of your lips directly beneath your nose). It creates a flash of shimmer which somehow makes your mouth look much fuller.

Stocking fillers from Pure Beauty

 Dermalogica Favourites Kit

If you are looking for perfect stocking fillers for family and friends, look no further than the Pure-Beauty website.

We have a range of outstanding products from iconic brands that will make that special person smile on Christmas Day.

If you want to give someone the gift of smooth skin every day of the year, then Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant is what they need. This resurfacing, powder exfoliant removes dirt and make up from the skin, leaving it clean as well as soft to the touch. Activated Binchotan Charcoal purifies the skin and works deep within the pores, while Niacinamide, Red Algae and Tara Fruit Extract protect against pollution and elements.

The worst thing to happen before heading out to that all important date, is the appearance of a spot. Make worries a thing of the past with the Dermalogica Emergency Spot Fix. This potent topical spot treatment is suitable for teenagers as well as adults who are prone to breakouts. The cream has been designed tackle the bacteria that causes breakouts  and is the perfect size for handbags so can be used when disaster strikes.

For spa lovers, there’s the Elemis Body Detox Skin Brush. This natural cactus bristle brush, comes in a linen bag and makes a lovely present. Daily brushing can help stimulate lymph flow so not only is the skin exfoliated but it also functions more efficiently and is smoother, softer with less visible cellulite.

The Elemis Sweet Orchid Hand and Nail Cream is a luxurious everyday hand and nail cream which intensely moisturises for hours. Enriched with Mauve Butterfly Orchid, Cherry Seed Oil and Japonica, this is the perfect present for anyone who loves having soft hands that look and feel super-smooth.

With all that partying over Christmas, the Decleor Refreshing Eye Make-up Remover is a great stocking filler. This gentle but effective eye make-up remover takes away all traces of foundation, highlighter, waterproof mascara and even stubborn red lipstick. Corn Flower Water soothes, decongests and reduces dark circles while Camellia Oil comforts and nourishes the skin, making it look and feel fresh.

For a pressie that packs a punch, it has to be the Elemis Revitalise-Me Shower Gel. This uplifting shower gel awakens both body and senses thanks to an expert combination of Thyme, Basil and Neroli oils. Invigorating Sweet Orange and Lime oils refresh, whilst mango conditions and cares for the skin. It has no parabens, no SLS or SLES, no mineral oils and no artificial colours, making it a no brainer stocking filler.

If you can’t make up your mind, why not go with the Dermalogica Favourites Kit which is the perfect way for someone to try new products for the first time. The set comes with some of the brands most popular products in useful travel sizes and they are presented in a wonderful box that’s so lovely, Father Christmas might want to keep it for himself.

If you have any questions, please do get in touch and we would love to help.

Team Pure-Beauty

The Best Masks for Oily Skin

The Best Masks for Oily Skin

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Oily skin can be difficult to deal with; getting rid of the sebum is your main priority, but often your skin is producing that oil as an almost hysterical reaction to dryness – overcompensation of the worst kind. This means that the products you use need to not only mop up the excess sebum but also rebalance the skin to stop is producing the oil in the first place. Masks are a great way to deal with excess sebum and here are a few of our favourites:

Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque

Charcoal is a fabulous ingredient for a lot of skin complaints and it’s especially great for skin which is oily or dull. This mask helps to purify the skin, calming irritation and reducing the amount of oil your face will produce, giving a re-balancing effect with long term use. It also helps to brighten any dullness and leaves your face looking revitalised.

Decleor 2 in 1 Purifying and Oxygenating Mask

This mask is designed specifically for skin which produces too much sebum and exfoliates the skin for a deeply mattifying finish. It contains bamboo tears and egyptian loofah fibres which slough away dead skin cells, which helps your body to control oil production, while using jojoba oil to restore moisture to the skin. The mask leaves your face feeling clean and refreshed from the very first use.

Dermalogica Skin Refining Masque

This mask is designed for oily skin but as well as helping to deeply cleanse the skin to remove excess sebum, it contains several ingredients which reduce inflammation to try to address the root cause of oiliness. Mallow, arnica and cucumber help reduce inflammation while purifying watercress, lemon and ivy revive dull skin.

Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque

This mask (or masque, depending on which they prefer!) from Dermalogica does exactly what it says on the tube – it’s developed especially for clearing sebum and uses bentonite clay and kaolin to deeply cleanse and purify the skin. It absorbs excess oil, washing it away, and is perfect for acne-prone skin as it will help to control and reduce further breakouts.

Dermalogica Cooling Masque 

This masque from Dermalogica is part of the Clear Start range, aimed at teenage skin or those who are prone to acne and it contains cooling ingredients such as camphor and African white wood bark extract which calm irritation and areas where the skin is particularly stressed to reduce sebum production and rebalance the skin. Camphor also acts as an antibacterial, killing spot-causing bacteria in your skin, while extracts from turmeric, neem, henna, basil and aloe provide soothing and purifying properties to the skin.

Free Skin Detox Gift Set and Free Dermalogica Candle at Pure Beauty

Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash

At Pure Beauty we like to say thank you for your loyalty and customer and what better why than to offer a free skin detox gift set when you spend £50 and a free Dermalogica candle when you spend more than £90.

So, how does this work?

Well, the offer is exclusive to Dermalogica products on the site and the free products will be added by our team when we process your order and send it to you.

Will this is all pretty easy, you do actually have to decide which products to go for which can be a bit tricky as there is so much choice, so we are here to help with some of our favourites.

As we are in the busy, stressful festive season, breakouts can occur but don’t fear as the Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash is here to save the day. This foaming cleanser clear oils and bacteria away from breakout-prone skin and takes away impurities and dead skin cells thanks to Salicylic Acid. This is a beta hydroxy acid that naturally exfoliates the skin and help clear clogged follicles and prevent future breakouts. Balm Mint, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree are natural antiseptics that deal with bacteria and menthol and camphor tackle redness and inflammation.

If you are heading away for Christmas, the Dermalogica Travel Essentials Kit contains everything you’ll need for top to toe cleansing. In this pack you will find the Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash (75ml), Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream (75ml), Dermalogica Daily Cleansing Shampoo (50ml) and the Dermalogica Daily Conditioning Rinse (50ml). We think when you get home you will have been so impressed, you will back to order more.

If you skin is feeling dry and in the need of a little extra love, why not add the Dermalogica MultiVitamin Power Serum to your basket? This soft, buttery product contains a cocktail of microencapsulated vitamins and peptides and delivers a smooth base and wearable feel. It is suitable for drier or prematurely-ageing skin and will boost elasticity levels for a firmer complexion.

The Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is a popular product with our customers and we aren’t surprised as it leaves the skin noticeably smoother and brighter from the very first application. This unique, rice-based enzyme powder can be used daily and gently exfoliates, taking away the debris that can dull your skin. A skin brightening complex of Bearberry, Aspergillus, Grapefruit and Licorice balances uneven skin pigmentation and a super-soothing blend of Green Tea, Ginkgo and Colloidal Oatmeal calms inflammation so the skin is clear and refreshed.

For skin that needs a little winter help, the Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer could be the answer. This lightweight, non-greasy primer fades fine lines and wrinkles, mattifies oily shine and leaves the skin silky smooth. H2ORelease™ Complex and Abyssinian Oil provide intense, sustained moisturisation for optimum hydration levels. It has a microencapsulated tint and offers light, neutral coverage as Whu-Zhu-Yu Fruit Extract enhances radiance.

If you are parting over Christmas, the Dermalogica Intensive Eye Repair is a sound investment. This ultra-rich, fortified eye treatment is packed with antioxidant Vitamin C and Wild Yam, which comes together to repair the skin and smooth dehydration lines. Cucumber, Butcherbroom and Arnica help maintain optimum skin health while Vitamins A, C and E protect against harmful free radicals. The result is a fresh, renewed brightness however late you go to bed.

 

If you have any questions, email shop@pure-beauty.co.uk and we will be very happy to help.

Team Pure-Beaty

 

Kick Eye Bags Out of Your Christmas Stocking!

Kick Eye Bags Out of Your Christmas Stocking!

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Although Christmas is supposed to be a holiday, for most adults it can be the most exhausting part of the year. Between shopping, cooking, work parties, nativity costume making, present wrapping and all the other things we do to make it magical for our families, it often feels like we barely have time to sit down from the beginning of December until well after new year. The following products will help you to fight the signs of fatigue like eye bags and dark circles, to keep you looking your best for Santa.

Decleor Anti-Dark Circle Multi-Brightening Eye Care

Dark circles can be hard to combat, especially if you have naturally very fair skin as the contrast can make the dark areas all the more obvious. Concealer can help, but targeting dark circles with this specifically formulated eye gel is guaranteed to instantly tone down dark circles. It also smoothes the area and reduced the signs of fine lines, improving the appearance of he whole area.

Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex

Although this eye cream is aimed at the anti-ageing side of things, it can also be a powerful ally against the signs of fatigue, too. It contains a whole load of scientifically-derived ingredients which combine to tackle many problems at once, such as crows feet, dark circles, puffiness and hyper-pigmentation. It also harnesses the power of caffeine to address redness and puffiness by constricting capillaries.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks

These individually wrapped eye masks are designed with the delicate eye area in mind, combining powerful ingredients such as padina pavonica and chlorella, which provides an instant skin-tightening effect. Hyaluronic Acid hydrates the fragile eye area, allowing the skin to retain more moisture, avoiding that drawn, tired look. Eye contours are left looking visibly smoother and feeling intensely moisturised.

Decleor Dark Circle and Eye Wrinkle Eraser

This imperfection-eraser has a unique gel-cream texture which contains illuminating yellow pigments to counteract dark circles alongside yeast extract while ruscus extract reduces the appearance of dark circles. The tube has a unique applicator which allows you to gently sweep the product over the delicate eye area without causing any excessive dragging.

Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift

Tiredness might be one thing that affects us at Christmas, but STRESS is definitely another, and this lifting eye treatment is designed to melt away the signs of stress from around your eyes. It firms skin to help generate a lifting effect while visibly de-puffing the under-eye area. Finally, it energises skin and helps restore skin barrier integrity.