The Best Products for Getting Rid of Make-Up

The Best Products for Getting Rid of Make-Up

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Keeping your face clean is absolutely vital for maintaining the delicate balance of your skin, but some normal cleansers just aren’t powerful enough to melt away your make-up, especially if you’re using a lot of waterproof or oil-based products. Here at Pure Beauty, we carry several products which are designed specifically to remove stubborn make-up, and here are five of the most popular:

Elemis White Flowers Eye and Lip Make-Up Remover

This product from Elemis is formulated specifically to tackle lip and eye make-up, melting it away easily without damaging the delicate skin in these areas. It’s tested by ophthalmologists and is safe for use by contact lens wearers, and will also condition your eyelashes and soothe the eye area as it does it’s work.

Decleor Refreshing Eye Make-up Remover

Decleor call this make-up remover a ‘bi-phase’ treatment, and you can see why straight through the bottle! The two distinct fluids consist of camelia oil to remove waterproof make-up such as mascara, while the cornflower water helps to soothe, de-congest and help to reduce dark circles under the eyes. It’s also sensitive enough for contact lens wearers and the most sensitive skin types.

Dermalogica Soothing Eye Make Up Remover

This make-up remover from Dermalogica is an alcohol-free, oil-free formula which instantly dissolve all traces of eye and lip make-up, including stubborn mascara. It contains silk amino acids which help to condition your eyelashes, leaving your face feeling cleansed, soothed and comletely well-balanced after just one use.

Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil

Waterproof make-up can be tricky to remove and it make sense that a water-based product just won’t do the job, which is why cleansing oils are perfect. This one from Elemis melts away the make-up with ease and doesn’t require rubbing, which protects your skin from abrasion. It contains over 90% organic oils, including pomegranate and winter rose, which will maintain the skin’s natural oil balance and leave you looking healthy and radiant.

Decleor Brightening Cleansing Oil

As well as removing all traces of make-up and daily grime, this cleansing oil from Decleor is designed to revive your skin’s natural luminosity and brighten a dull complexion. Unlike other harsh cleansers, this oil will leave your skin feeling moisturised and comfortable, rather than tight and dry, and will strengthen the skin’s own barrier, helping to avoid future damage from the elements.

Escape the winter with Pure Beauty

Elemis Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream

With Christmas gone and summer a world away, what better way to warm up this winter, than by creating you own little bit of paradise at home thanks to Pure-Beauty.

We sell a range of products that will transform your bathroom into a sanctuary and ensure your mind, body and soul escapes the elements that can be so harsh at this time of year.

For many of us, a hot shower isn’t just an escape from the worries of the day, it can also allow our skin to become soft and supple. When you step into the steam and take the Elemis Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream with you? This luxurious formulation cleanses the skin without stripping your protective surface oils. The rich, distinctive infusion of exotic Tahitian Monoi oil, Tiare flowers soaked in Coprah oil and Frangipani flowers can be used daily and will leave your skin feeling beautifully soft and supple and if you use the Elemis Frangipani Body Oil afterwards, you will smell amazing.

When the cold has really got into your bones and only a hot bath will do, Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak is your friend. This natural foaming bath soak has an energising aroma that clear foggy heads as overworked, tired, aching muscles are eased. Extracts of Birch, Juniper, Clove, Alpine Lavender, Wild Thyme and Blue Chamomile have been combined with natural Sea Salt and together the ingredients warm the muscles and recharge the body.

Layers of heavy clothing, central heating and freezing winds can make skin feel, and look, dry. The Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream can help with this as hydroxy acids and essential plant oils have been combined to help smooth and condition the skin. Anti-inflammatory properties of Green Tea, Lavender, Tea Tree and Chamomile oils further soothe and soften the skin, and the addition of Sandalwood, Orange, Clary Sage, Patchouli and Rosemary oils hydrate the skin but lock in moisture.

If you want to turn the heat up when it comes to exfoliating, we think you might like the Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant. This powerful product incorporates self heating technology elements that are activated on contact with water. The burst of heat assists with the penetration of active ingredients so you are left with refined skin that is radiant and smooth.

Nothing soothes the mind, melts tension and warms the body quite like the Elemis De-Stress Massage Oil. Aromatherapy experts have blended pure essential oils of Rosewood, Melissa, Marjoram, Geranium, Rosemary, Lavender and Chamomile which together take away stress and leave skin feeling softer than ever, and smelling great.

For more information about these products or try samples, get in touch today and we would love to help make winter a little less cold.

Team Pure-Beauty

4 Ways That Showering is Making Your Skin Dry


4 Ways That Showering is Making Your Skin Dry

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We’ve talked at length about all of the different things which dry our skin out, and in the winter it seems as though the whole world is conspiring to make us flaky. However, a lot of our customers report that their skin feels at it’s very driest after taking a shower, and there are several good reasons for this. Read on to see some of the main things about your shower which is drying your skin out.

It’s Too Hot

When it’s cold outside, it’s tempting to ramp the temperature of your shower up so that it’s as hot as you can handle it, just to feel like you’re warming your bones up a bit. However, having your shower too hot is one of the most common ways to strip your skin of it’s natural oils, which will leave your skin feeling dry and tight. Obviously we aren’t suggesting that you have a cold shower, but turning it down so that its nice and warm rather than scorchingly hot will do your skin a huge favour.

You’re Using the Wrong Products

We’re all aware by now of how drying soap can be, but most of the cheaper shower gels contain a whole load of ingredients, like foaming agents and preservatives, which are drying your skin out. Elemis Sharp Shower Body Wash is designed to wash your body with a totally natural, soap-free formula, while remaining completely skin friendly. It has an invigorating fragrance to awaken the senses and will protect the natural moisture balance of your skin.

You’re Not Moisturising Soon Enough

It’s really common for people to get out of the shower, dry themselves completely and then moisturise, but applying your moisturiser while you’re still slightly damp will do a much better job of trapping moisture into your skin. Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream is the perfect product to use once you’ve patted yourself almost dry, as it contains botanical extracts and essential oils moisturise and condition the skin.

Your Products Are Strong Enough

If you suffer with really dry skin, and this is then exacerbated by your shower, you might find that your regular moisturiser just isn’t doing a good enough job. We’d highly recommend switching to a body oil like Elemis Sweet Orchid Monoi Body Oil, which is powerful enough for even the driest, most mature skin, leaving it feeling hydrated and invigorated even from the first use. It soaks in quickly, leaving a non-oily feel and can be used over the whole body.

Get silky smooth skin this January

Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator

Parties, rich food, heady cocktails and late nights are all part of the festive season, but they can all take a toll on your skin, leaving it looking tired and dull.

We have had a look at some of the fantastic products available at Pure Beauty that will help bring your skin back to life, however much you have punished it.

For brighter, tighter skin this January, the Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer is a great option. Suitable for all skin conditions, this clever three-in-one treatment resurfaces and smoothes your skin without causing irritation or redness. It also helps diminish the signs of ageing and brightens your complexion thanks to a botanical complex that evens skin tone and balances pigmentation. Designed for daily use, each hermetically-sealed pouch makes application easy and the sponge evenly distributes the product so your skin left feeling silky smooth and hydrated.

For a glowing, youthful complexion, we suggest trying out the Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator. Micro-spherical Jojoba beads have been blended with hydrating Rose Absolute and together they gently exfoliate the surface of the skin. Cucumber extract, a natural anti-oxidant that is rich in skin loving Vitamin C, moisturises the skin as well as freshening and tightening it. Use weekly and you’ll soon see a difference that you’ll love.

If your skin is feeling drier and tighter than usual, you might be interested in the Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant. This clever product combines advanced ingredient technology with powerful chemical and physical exfoliants to refine skin texture and fight the ageing process. Clever self heating technology is activated when the product is missed with water and the burst of heat assists with the penetration of active ingredients. After cleansing apply a small amount of Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant to damp skin,  move your finger tips in light circular motions over skin for around minutes, avoiding the eye area, and rinse with warm water. Repeat two to three times a week and your tired skin will look and feel dramatically happier and smoother.

We love the Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel because tired, lacklustre skin becomes soft, revitalised and radiant once again. Excellent when used before a treatment mask, this product gently exfoliates the skin using fruit enzymes and the new fresh skin cells are smooth, moisturised and remineralised and because dead skin cells are removed without rubbing, this is it particularly suited to mature and delicate skin.

If you want to remove the skin from your limbs that is dulling your sparkle, you might want to go with the Decleor Double Radiance Scrub. This lightly, floral-scented gel contains Egyptian Luffa Fibres which buff away clogging dead skin cells, Madagascan Cardamom Seeds revive luminosity and Jojoba beads leave your skin feeling soft and silky. Used several times a week, in the shower, this product will naturally remove dullness and restore radiance and vitality to your skin.

When it comes to accessories, supercharge your beauty routine with the Dermalogica Exfoliating Face Brush. Effective, hygienic nylon bristles loosen dead skin cells and leave you with skin that looks like it has been treated by a professional.

The Dermalogica Ultimate Buffing Cloth is inspired by traditional Japanese spa methods and this quick-drying, exfoliating cloth make it easy to exfoliate the entire body as you cleanse.

If you have any questions about these products, or would like to try samples, get in touch and we would love to help you bring your skin back to life this January.

Team Pure-Beauty

How to Minimise Your Acne Scars

How to Minimise Your Acne Scars

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Acne is one of the most common facial skin conditions, affecting  up to 80% of people in the UK in their teen years, according to the NHS website. Fortunately, most people grow out of it, with just 5% of sufferers dealing with breakouts beyond the age of 25, but even once it’s gone acne can leave behind unpleasant scars. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to minimise the appearance of acne scarring, and we’ve got a few tips for you here:

Exfoliate with AHAs

AHAs, or Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, are naturally derived acids often from fruits, which gently exfoliate the skin by dissolving the top layer of dead cells and improving the skin’s texture. Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask contains high levels of AHAs which help reduce sebum flow by gently resurfacing and reducing the accumulation of keratin, improving the appearance of acne scars exponentially.

Use Sunscreen

Allowing scars to be exposed to the sun will cause darkening which will make your scar appear even more noticeable. Applying sunscreen when you go out, even when it’s not sunny outside, will protect your skin and stop your scars from darkening – opt for a broad spectrum, oil-free formula like Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF30 which will give you decent protection without messing up the delicate balance of oil in your skin.

Stock Up on Vitamin C

Vitamin C works wonders on the complexion; as well as making the complxion clearer and less pigmented, it reduces inflammation and fights free radicals. Decleor Extreme Brightening Essence is a targeted 30-day treatment system which uses pure vitamin C to regulate the skin, reduce areas of scarring and pigmentation and soothes the skin from irritants. It’s perfect to use on complexions which suffer with scaring and will show an improvement after just 30 days.

Reach for Rosehip

Rosehip is another great botanical ingredient which can help the battle against acne scarring. Rosehip is a natural anti-inflammatory which can help to reduce the appearance of scars and anti-oxidant benefits which increase cell-renewal and healing. Elemis Smart Cleanse Micellar Water contains rosehip and is the perfect gentle cleanser for scarred and potentially sensitive skin.

Soothe Your Skin

Many people who’ve suffered acne in the past will still have sensitive skin and although breakouts of acne don’t happen any more, over-sensitised skin can react in other ways, so it’s important to use products which keep it in check. Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask in made with a soothing kaolin clay base and infused with lavender which reduces inflammation and reduces scarring, making it perfect in this scenario.