Our Favourite Facial Oils

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Facial oils can have a number of functions; they’re great at removing make-up, especially the waterproof stuff, they can deeply moisturise, balance sebum and do absolute wonders for the signs of ageing. Here at Pure Beauty, we offer a number of different facial oils in our rages, but today we’re highlighting five of our favourites, each for performing a different beauty-related function.

Elemis Superfood Facial Oil

Superfoods are so called because they contain high levels of anti-oxidants, which make them fantastic ingredients for beauty products. This facial oil from Elemis harnesses the superfood power from broccoli, flaxseed and daikon radish, which combine to deeply nourish the skin, leaving it with a healthy glow and radiance. It’s non-greasy and is formulated in line with the ELEMIS Promise, meaning no artificial nasties on your skin.

Decleor Micellar Oil

Micellar products are huge right now, and it’s all in the science of how they work. Micelles are tiny particles of oil which are suspended in water and make removing waterproof make-up a doddle. They also help to trap moisture into the skin, helping your skin to remain hydrated and totally clean all at the same time. The fine oil particles kick-start your microcirculation to boost radiance and leave skin revitalised and nourished.

Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil

Treatment oils are great for so many things but many of them are for occasional use. This Phyto Replenish oil from Dermalogica is designed to be used daily and is intended to give a wash of moisture to dehydrated skin. It uses a combination of organic oils such as chia seed and tamanu oils to strengthen the skin, bolster its natural barriers and create a luminous shield against future antioxidant damage.

Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil

This oil is amazing at gently cleansing the skin because it softens any dirt and impurities and delicately lifts them away from the skin, rather than needing harsh ingredients to wipe them away. It contains vitamins and minerals from pomegranate which leave the skin looking healthy and radiant, and is ideal for those with oily skin as it protects the skins natural balance and prevents sebum overproduction.

Decleor Brightening Cleansing Oil

The beauty of this cleansing oil is that it turns into a milky lotion when it comes into contact with a wet face, which eliminates even the most stubborn traces of make-up and daily dirt. It helps to reveal a radiant complexion, especially if you feel that your natural complexion is dull and lacks luminosity and regular use will improve your complexion in the long-term.

Get a clear start on acne

Being a teenager can be fun, boring, exciting, exhausting and everything in between. Add acne into the mix and that can be one thing too many to deal with. Selfies need to be filtered, make up has to be maxed out and if a date is coming up, it might be cancelled for fear of ridicule or rejection.

Clear Start by Dermalogica is a range of reasonable, easy to use products made for teenage skin and most importantly, they work.

As with any skincare routine, you need to cleanse and this is where the Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash comes in. Intended to be used morning and night, this cleans and purifies skin without stripping away the delicate, much-needed natural oils. Orange Peel and Tea Tree oils energise and refresh the skin while Salicylic Acid takes way dead skin cells and trapped oil so future breakouts are managed. African Whitewood Bark Extract and Tea Tree Oil are both anti-inflammatories and work together to deal with bacteria and ease redness and inflammation.  Meadowsweet protects against excess sebum production so even after the first use, skin feels soft and soothed rather than sore and angry.

Toning in the teenage years might seem a but much but it works and you are never too young to get into good habits. The Dermalogica All Over Toner is a cool, refreshing spritzing toner that is packed with gentle botanical extracts which refresh, energise and revive the skin. The easily absorbed tonic can be used on the face and neck as well as on any parts of the body where spots occur. Regular application can help control excess oil and eliminate breakouts as well as refresh and rehydrate the skin.

The next step is to moisuturise and this is where the Dermalogica Matte Moisturiser SPF15 comes into play. Thanks to a blend of oil-absorbing ingredients that clean up surface shine, this offers TLC and hydration where it is most needed. White Birch Extract contains the natural antiseptic that soothes and heals irritations while Burdock Root Extract helps hydrate and calm the skin so it is left feeling rested. The other great thing with this cream is that it has a broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks damaging UVA and UVB radiation, something we all need to consider and the teenage years are a good time to start.

We have all been there when spot has appeared from nowhere, and for this you need the Dermalogica Emergency Spot Fix. Sounds dramatic, but this topical formula kills bacteria that is found deep in the pores so breakouts are stopped, fast. This is ideally used at the first sign of a spot and we suggest a small amount is applied, before moisturising, with a clean finger-tip or cotton bud, and make sure it dries before any other creams or make up are used.

If these products look good but you don’t want to splash cash if you aren’t 100% sure, why not try the Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Kit? This comes with five key products to get things started and we think once your teen tries them, you’ll be back for more.

Got a question about acne or want to try samples, get in touch today and we will be very happy to help.

Team Pure Beauty

Embracing ALL Skin Types with Pure Beauty

Embracing ALL Skin Types with Pure Beauty

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When you have a really specific skin type, searching for cosmetics and skin care which suit you can be utterly exhausting at times. However, every so often we happen upon a product which is designed to help ALL skin types, making it the real MVP of skincare! Today, we’re rolling out five of our favourite “suitable for all skin types” products to show you that sometimes, it’s okay to deviate from skin-specific products.

Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant

There are some exfoliators which are simply too harsh to use on ageing skin, while others aren’t abrasive enough to cope with dry, flaky skin. This cream exfoliant from Dermalogica contains a multi-part complex of Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Sulphur and fruit enzymes designed to detach dead skin debris and promote cell renewal for a smooth complexion. As well as sloughing away dead skin, it also reduces sensitivity and redness by using lavender, aloe vera and coneflower.

Decleor Refreshing Eye Make-up Remover

Have you ever wondered what the technical name was for a product which has two distinct liquids in one bottle? Well, in this case it’s a “bi-phase cleanser”, which basically means that it uses both water and oil to do two different jobs. The camellia oil tackles the harder-to-remove waterproof products, while the cornflower water soothes and refreshes the face, ready for toning. It’s a highly effective combination and is fine to use on any and all skin types.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

This cleansing balm works quite unlike any other cleanser in that it goes on the skin and dissolves any make-up and grime. Sumptuous rose and mimosa waxes are saturated with nourishing elderberry, starflower and optimega oils and supercharged with anti-ageing algae. It can be smoothed over the face and decolletage and swept away with a cotton pad, or left on the skin for longer as a treatment mask.

Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream

Not only does this hydrating cream deeply nourish the skin, leaving it feeling smooth and hydrated, it also smells breathtakingly good! The cream is infused with oils of green tea, lavender, tea tree, chamomile, sandalwood, orange, clary sage, patchouli and rosemary – quite the olfactory combination! It’s a lightweight cream which can be used on all skin types but contains natural humectants which help to hydrate even the driest skin conditions.

Decleor Hydra-Radiance Cleansing Mousse

Decleor has managed to create a product with this mousse which both cleanses the skin and helps to restore radiance. It will deeply cleanse whilst polishing and perfecting the skin, leaving the face looking bright and refreshed. Even the dullest skin will be improved with regular use and it, like all of the other products in this list, can be used on all skin types.

Scrub up with Pure Beauty

Demalogica Skin Prep Scrub

Cleanse, tone and moisturise are the beauty routine mantra many swear by, but adding a little scrubbing into the mix can be a good thing.

Far from upsetting the skin and making it red and raw, the right scrub for your skin can really revitalise it and bring it back to life.

At Pure Beauty we have some amazing products that can do just this and today we are sharing our favourites with you.

Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub is a skin-polishing exfoliant packed with natural grains that leaves your complexion looking and feeling smooth and healthy. Finely-granulated corn cob meal is a key ingredient and one which gently removes surface debris, so the skin in super-clean and able to really absorb your toner and moisturiser. It also contains botanical extracts of Mallow, Ivy and Cucumber as well as classic, soothing Aloe Vera which together, calm the skin and leave it feeling amazing.

If you are a Decleor fan, you will love their delicious Double Radiance Scrub. This fantastic, two in one moisture mask and skin polish is really popular with our customers, and for good reason. Natural exfoliating particles gently remove dead, dull cells to leave your complexion glowing and radiant. For best results, we suggest massaging the lotion into dry, cleansed skin twice a week and after rinsing with water, tone and moisturise as usual.

Teenage years can be tricky and when your skin misbehaves and breakouts happen on a regular basis, life can feel tough. The Dermalogica Pore Control Scrub is a gentle, purifying exfoliant that is perfect for teenagers and young adults who suffer with acne, and is part of the fantastic Dermalogica Clear Start range. You simply apply a small amount of the scrub to the face and throat, avoiding the eyes, then rinse with water and dry the skin. Thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of Liquorice, Green Tea and Menthol, the skin is left feeling soothed and added Tea Tree oil means bacteria is killed and the pores can breathe once again.

If you want to wash away the stresses of the day, look no further than the Elemis Devils Mint Body Scrub. Free from artificial colours, mineral oils and parabens this gorgeous product gently cleanses and smoothes the skin, removing dead cells as it does so. Devils Apron Seaweed exfoliates the skin, while the natural cleansing and foaming agent, Sweet Betty Flower, cleanses it. Refreshing Peppermint Essential Oil has been added to stimulate the skin and senses, and after the first use skin is left feeling soft and silky. For optimum results, apply this product to damp skin in the shower or bath and use gentle circular motions, paying special attention to problem areas such as feet, knees and elbows.

For the man in your life, why not get his skin in tip-top condition with the Dermalogica Daily Clean Scrub? This dual-action exfoliating cleanser has a built-in beard-lifting lather full of micro-fine Silica beads which help remove oil and dead skin cells so skin in cleaner and clearer.

If you would like more details about these products, or would like to try a sample, get in touch today and we would love to help.

Team Pure-Beauty

A Beginners Guide to Better Skin

A Beginners Guide to Better Skin

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Working with beauty products, day in, day out, means that we at Pure Beauty come into contact with a lot of different people, all of whom have different skin and different issues. It’s taught us that, although every single face is different, there are a few basic truths which remain the same for everyone. Today, we’re going to let you in on those truths with what we like to call A Beginner’s Guide to Better Skin. Read on to learn from the experts!

It’s Never Too Early To Fight The Signs Of Ageing

You may, like many women, think that you only need to start tackling the signs of ageing once they start to appear, but here at Pure Beauty we think that it’s NEVER too early to start the anti-ageing process and that, in fact, prevention is far better than cure. Of course, there are plenty of anti-ageing products that you can turn to once the wrinkles start to show, but keeping them at bay in the first place will set you in much better stead for remaining youthful for longer.

Loyalty Doesn’t Always Pay

We’ve come across SO many women who stick with the same products for literally years, without paying any mind to the fact that as we get older our skin changes and needs different things. There’s a good chance that what your skin deals with in it’s twenties will be different to your thirties, forties and beyond, so keeping your products in line with your needs is really important. Older skin probably won’t need spot treatments just as younger skin probably won’t need super-rich moisturisers, etc.

Use Enough Product

High-end products aren’t cheap, but spending more and using less doesn’t make sense, especially in terms of your complexion. Scrimping on what you apply makes using a product practically pointless and you’ll be wasting your money moreso than you would by using your creams too quickly. This is especially true when it comes to suncream, which should be applied liberally to have a proper protective effect – some dermatologists ever recommend applying two coats!

Beauty Begins in the Bedroom

Using the most potent anti-ageing cream that Pure Beauty offers will only do so much, and if your lifestyle doesn’t match up you’ll be fighting a losing battle. Sleep is probably the single most important thing that you can do to care for your complexion, because this is the time that your skin heals itself and is away from pollutants. Tired skin will find it harder to heal, harder to fight infection, harder to produce collagen and will ultimately suffer for your high-octane lifestyle.

Keep it Mild

Unless you have a specific skin problem which requires stronger products, such as hyaluronic acid for skin which has lost moisture, you should stick to the mildest products you can. Opting for products which contain natural oils, botanicals and are free from sodium laureth sulphate is really important if you want to treat your skin as nicely as possible, and only go for targeting regimes if you need to.