Transform Your Skin Overnight

Transform Your Skin OvernightNight creams are a really great way to give your skin some extra help; you usually apply them before bed and sleep in them, which means you’re able to use richer creams which don’t soak in immediately or need to work with make-up. Recently, we’ve added a new night cream to our shelves, Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon, and it’s so remarkable that we thought we’d take the time to tell you all about it!

What is it?

Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon is a gel-cream which is designed to transform your skin overnight. It contains essential oils which are motion-activated and work all night to promote deep, restful sleep for healthier-looking skin by morning.

What does it do?

It visibly increases the skin’s radiance by morning, giving you results after just one application. It reduces signs of fatigue and restores vitality, as well as promoting deep, restful sleep for healthier-looking skin.

Who is it for?

Unlike a lot of rich, transformative night creams, Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon is suitable for all skin types. That means that even people with oily or acne prone skin can use it, and it can often be hard to find night creams and treatments for these types of complexion. It’s particularly useful for people with ageing skin, but can really be used by anyone.

What are the ingredients?

One of our favourite things about Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon is the ingredients. It contains tamarind seed extract, which helps to promote skin’s natural hydration process as well as wu-zhu-yu extract, which provides visibly radiant skin by morning. It also contains Persian silk tree extract to reduce signs of skin fatigue and restores vitality. It’s vegan friendly, gluten free, contains no artificial fragrances or colours and is totally paraben free.

How do I use it?

After completing your usual night time cleansing routine and applying targeting treatments like eye and lip creams, apply the gel-cream to your whole face and allow to soak in overnight.

What are other people saying about Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon?

“I like how light weight it is. I used it alone at first and it was ok. Then I tried it on top of my moisturiser and I liked it better that way. The smell is good without being too over powering. I feel like I sleep throughout the night MORE when I use this. When I don’t use it, I’m more restless when I sleep.”

“This is a new product and OMG! The texture of this cream is luxurious! I’m a huge fan of the smell also. This is an anti-ageing cream to help brighten and hydrate while you sleep. It literally cocoons your skin and when you wake up your skin feels so much smoother!”

“This product has my heart. The pricing of this is also pretty good and reasonable. First-hand experience was, this is good stuff. It’s easily available as well. It was effective and I would definitely recommend this!”

Mother’s Day at Pure Beauty

Elemis British Botanical Hand & Nail Butter

11 March is Mother’s Day in the UK and is a time for families to come together to celebrate the mums who make life lovely in so many ways.

At Pure Beauty we stock a range of fantastic products from great brands and are certain there is something that will show your mum just how much she means to you.

There is something special about a luxury hand cream, and that is exactly what the British Botanical Hand and Nail Butter is. Essential oils of soothing Lavender and Chamomile have been blended with uplifting Geranium and Palmarosa as well as skin conditioning Burdock extract and intensely moisturising Shea butter. From the very first application, hands are left beautifully soft, hydrated and delicately fragranced.

For busy mums who love the gym or often travel with work, the Dermalogica Travel Essentials Kit contains everything they need for top to toe cleansing. This clever gift comes with the Daily Cleansing Shampoo (50ml), Daily Conditioning Rinse (50ml), Conditioning Body Wash (75ml) and the Body Hydrating Cream (75ml) which makes it the  perfect introduction to this iconic brand.

There is nothing nicer for a mum who does everything for everyone, to have some time to themselves. The Decleor 2 in 1 Purifying and Oxygenating Mask can be used twice a week and because it works best when left on for ten minutes, it is the perfect time out gift. This product combines an exfoliant and mask to create a simple, gentle ,effective approach to skin pureness. Bamboo Tears cleanse without dehydrating the skin while Egyptian Loofah Fibres gently clear the dead cells that can dull and grey our complexions. White Jojoba has also been added to further restore hydration and your mum’s skin will be left feeling soft and her mind and body will be calm after a break from the stresses of the day.

The Elemis Quiet Mind Temple Balm contains a blend of essential oils that promote harmony, tranquillity and relaxation, something all mums need from time to time. Patchouli Oil is uplifting and balancing, while the freshness of Eucalyptus Oil clears the mind and helps focus concentration. Renowned as being deeply sedative, Ho Wood has been added into the mix as it is great for relaxation and Centella Asiatica helps reduce stress and anxiety. By simply massaging a couple of drops into the back of her neck, ear lobes and temples and then lying down and taking some deep breaths, your mum will start to relax and feel the issues of the day float away.

Your mum might cleanse, tone and moisture, but how about adding a serum to her beauty regime this Mother’s Day? The Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum is fantastic as it maximises night time skin repair so that fine lines are minimised and luminosity is boosted. Your mum can either smooth the serum into her skin or blend with her night cream and the supercharged peptide potion will help stimulate collagen production while Argan and Rose oils will revitalise her skin and smooth away imperfections.

Together with a bunch of beautiful flowers and a cup of tea, we think one of these gifts will make your mum feel cherished this Mother’s Day.

Team Pure Beauty

Protect Yourself from the “Beast from the East”

Protect Yourself from the “Beast from the East”

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Here at Pure Beauty HQ, we’re well in the grips of The Beast from the East and although the first few couple of days were a bit of a novelty, we’re totally over the cold weather and havoc it’s playing with our skin! If you’re snowed in and need some ideas for products which will help to protect and repair your skin once the snow has cleared, we’ve got some great suggestions for you:

Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil

Protecting your skin from the barrage of cold wind and snow is really important if you’re planning to spend any time at all outside, and skin oils are a great ally against snow exposure. This oil from Dermalogica is a daily-use treatment oil that leverages the best of nature and its many phytoactives to solve dryness and dehydration while reinforcing the skins natural protective function.

Decleor 24 Hour Hydrating Light Cream

Keeping your skin hydrated when the weather is below zero is important, but can be more difficult than usual, especially when you’re spending time in centrally heated homes. This cream from Decleor offers 24 hour hydration without feeling heavy or greasy on your skin, is suitable for all skin types and 85% of women noticed their skin was revitalised and softer after the first application.

Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF15

The eye area is vulnerable at the best of times because the skin in this area is so much thinner, but when it’s cold, the risk is doubled. This eye cream from Dermalogica is slightly tinted and is designed to re-texturise, protect and refresh your vulnerable eye area during the day with SPF15. It is suitable for all skin types and can help to reduce the appearance of puffiness and fine lines.

Decleor Essential Cleansing Milk

Keeping your skin clean when it’s been getting a constant barrage of wind and snow can be tricky, because you don’t want to use anything which might make your skin feel even drier. This cleansing milk from Decleor has a gentle feel which won’t irritate already sensitised skin and can help protect, repair and soften all skin types. It contains detoxifying green tea essential water to help remove dirt and tighten pores.

Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Firm

This moisturiser from Dermalogica is like a magic potion for dehydrated skin, and contains a complex combination of ingredients which are designed to soothe and repair your skin.  As well as harnessing the power of vitamins A, C and E, it also contains red seaweed, organic silicones and Green Tea leaf extract – perfect if your skin has taken a battering from the bad weather.

Exfoliate your way to fresh skin

Decleor Double Radiance Scrub

After a long winter of wind, rain, snow, hail and bugs, your skin takes a battering. Dull, grey complexions don’t have to be the norm, by simply adding exfoliating into your daily beauty routine, you can have happy, healthy looking skin way before spring arrives.

The Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub has been specifically designed for normal to oily skin types and can make a real difference to how skin looks and feels. Natural grains of corn cob meal polish away dead cells so that your face is left feeling smooth and ready to absorb serums and moisturisers. Botanical extracts of Mallow, Ivy and Cucumber as well as Aloe Vera further calm and soothe the skin and prevent over stimulation.

At Pure Beauty, we love the Decleor Double Radiance Scrub because not only is it a gentle exfoliator, but it doubles up as a fantastic moisture mask. This gorgeous floral scented gel, contains Egyptian Luffa Fibres which buff away dead skin cells, Madagascan Cardamom Seeds revive luminosity and Jojoba beads leave skin feeling silky soft. This isn’t where the magic ends. Echium Oil packed with Omegas 3, 6 and 9 has been added and aids skin renewal and with Essential Oils of Saro and Elemi the skin’s microcirculation is stimulated so you look glowing and healthy.

You might think that acne prone skin is too delicate for exfoliation products, but this isn’t always the case. The Dermalogica Pore Control Scrub contains Salicylic Acid which exfoliates surface skin cells and reduces embarrassing inflammation. Purifying clays have been added to pull oil from the skin and help control shine. Liquorice, Green Tea and Menthol have been added to the mix for their anti-inflammatory and cooling benefits and finally Tea Tree oil, a natural antiseptic, kills bacteria.

For something a little different, why not try the Decleor Lift and Brighten Peeling Gel? Inspired by the Elemis professional product, Alpha+ Gel, and used in the company’s expert treatments, this gel peel is specially for mature skin. Iris Essential Oil helps boost cell renewal and the L-PROLINE complex stimulates the elasticity and tone of the skin, adding comfort and softness. The product can be used twice a week and in just five minutes the gel gets to work smoothing and firming the skin for a younger, more radiant complexion.

Men also need a little beauty love, and the Elemis Energising Skin Scrub is a winner in our eyes. This fresh, dynamic exfoliator has been created with Marine Phytoplankton in a Vitamin E base. Not only does it help resurface and brighten the skin, it also lifts facial hair before shaving and prevents ingrown hairs and blemishes. From the very first use, skin is left feeling deeply cleansed and ready for a clean, smooth shave.

If you have any questions about these, or any other products, please get in touch and we will be very happy to help so you can find the best skin care range for you.

It’s Never too Late to Start Reversing Wrinkles

It’s Never too Late to Start Reversing Wrinkles

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Here at Pure Beauty we’ve had so many conversations with older ladies who don’t follow a skincare routine, purely because they think it’s too late to pro-actively try to reverse their wrinkles. The truth is, it’s NEVER too late to start following a proper skincare routine and we have a whole host of products which are specifically aimed at ageing skin which make a HUGE difference to the appearance of fine lines and even deeper wrinkles. Read on for five of our favourites:

Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum

Using more powerful products at night is a great way to tackle wrinkles as you can leave them to really soak in for eight hours or more, and using more oil-based products won’t be a problem either. This serum from Dermalogica is designed for ageing skin and will maximise night time skin repair to help minimise fine lines. It uses peptides, as well as rose and argan oils to revitalise the skin, nourishing it from within.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks

The eyes are probably the most common place that people report wrinkles, which is why Elemis have developed these individual eye masks to help repair the area. The masks contain plankton, chlorella and padina pavonica, as well as hyaluronic acid, to give instant results of firming and smoothing the area around the eyes.

Decleor Youth Lotion

Regular toners might be a little too drying for ageing skin, but this Youth Lotion from Decleor is specially formulated to tone the skin while soothing dehydrated skin and protecting elastin and collagen fibres from free radical damage. It contains rose milk and magnolia essential oil which are  rich in amino and fatty acids to aid skin regeneration, and hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Serum

This serum from Dermalogica contains a powerful does of multivitamins, which are suspended in a sunflower butter which soaks into the skin and is wearable enough to use in the mornings before your make up. It helps to stimulate collagen synthesis as well as controlling pigmentation and providing protection for your skin from antioxidants, which can speed up the ageing process.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

One of the world’s best-selling anti-ageing products, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is a powerful formulation which uses marine botanicals to actively halt and reverse the signs of ageing. It’s rich in anti-oxidants and provides an accelerated lifting effect through increased collagen support. Best of all, it’s clinically proven to reduce the depth of wrinkles and fine lines in just 15 days.