Keep Control of Combination Skin

Keep Control of Combination Skin

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Having oily skin can be tricky to deal with, as can having areas of dryness. But dealing with combination skin, which is areas of both dryness AND oiliness (and even areas of ‘normal’ skin thrown into the mix, too) can be a nightmare to deal with. Products for one problem will usually exacerbate the other areas of your face, so finding the right skincare for combination skin is a must if you want to keep it under control. Here’s a selection of our best combination products:

Decleor Micellar Oil

Cleansing a combination face is never easy; harsh cleansers will not only dry skin out further, it can also amp up sebum production in oily areas. A micellar oil is the perfect balance, as it uses microscopic beads of oil suspended in water which lift dirt and make up off of the face without the use of harsh chemicals or greasy creams which leave a film of oil over your faces. It gets rid of even the most stubborn waterproof make-up without irritating the skin.

Elemis BIOTEC Skin Energising Day Cream Combination

Keeping combination skin properly hydrated is half of the battle towards keeping it under control. Often, skin is oily because the body naturally over-produces sebum to compensate for dryness, so while many people with oily skin think that they shouldn’t moisturise, often this is exactly what they need. This day cream from Elemis is clinically proven to moisturise the skin for 12 hours and contains balancing astragalus, magnesium PCA and cold pressed desert date oil to balance sebum levels, whilst smoothing and hydrating the skin.

Elemis Hydra-Balance Day Cream Normal – Combination

This cream from Elemis is designed simply to balance the skin and keep it hydrated throughout the day, leaving it feeling balanced and supple. It’s formulated in line with the Elemis promise, which means that is contains no parabens, SLS or SLES, no DEA, no artificial colourings and basically nothing that you wouldn’t be 100% happy to put on your face.

Decleor Ylang Ylang Purifying Night Balm

Night creams are often totally wrong for combination skin. Traditionally speaking, night creams are usually rich and heavy, which isn’t what you want on oily skin, even if it helps the dry parts. This night balm from Decleor contains purifying ingredients such as ylang-ylang, which melt in and re-balance the skin, helping to halt sebum production and hydrate areas of dryness. On waking-up, the skin looks cleaner, healthier and has a radiant glow.

Elemis Balancing Lime Blossom Cleanser

This cleanser from Elemis is designed for combination skin and has a unique texture which deeply cleanses the skin without stripping away the skins own oils and soothing overstimulated areas as it goes. It’s applied with the fingertips and removed with cotton wool, which is great for some sensitive skin types where washing with water can also leave skin feeling parched and tight.

Ingredient Focus: Tea Tree Oil

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Tea tree oil has been used by humans for generations and is well-known for its powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat wounds. It has a pleasant, camphorous odour and is known to help oily skin, help to dry out spots and to repel head lice, amongst other things! Several of the products that we stock here at Pure Beauty contain tea tree oil, so we thought we’d give you a look at five of our favourites.

Dermalogica All Over Toner

Becuase of it’s cleansing and purifying properties, Dermalogica have use tea tree oil in its All Over Toner, part of the Clear Start range which is aimed at tackling teenage skin. The toner can be spritzed over the face to calm irritation, kill spot-causing bacteria and refresh the face when it’s feeling tight and uncomfortable. It will help to control breakouts and can minimise redness almost instantly.

Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream

This body cream from Dermalogica has two functions; first, it helps to smooth away rough, dead skin cells and secondly, it’s quickly absorbed to re-texturise and soften the skin. The tea tree oil is used alongside green tea, camomile and lavender, as well as sandalwood, orange, clary sage, patchouli and rosemary help to hydrate the skin and lock in moisture. It’s suitable for all skin types and gives immediate results.

Elemis Tea Tree S.O.S. Spray

The Tea Tree S.O.S. Spray from Elemis is one of those products which has so many uses that we probably can’t even list them all! It’s a formulation of purest Australian tea tree oil suspended in purified water and can be used as a facial toner, to cleanse wounds, to treat fungal infections, as a post-wax soothing spray, an insect repellent and to soothe insect bites, as well as being used to clean the Elemis body brush and EVEN to deodorise smelly gym shoes! It’s a product which is worth it’s weight in gold and we thing every home should own a bottle.

Dermalogica Hydro-Active Mineral Salts

Here at Pure Beauty, we love these bath salts because they can be used in two different ways. Dissolved into a warm bath, the salts create a spa-like experience which provides soothing scent and a deeply relaxing bathing experience which will soften the skin and unknot tired muscles. It can also be used as a body scrub which will slough away dead skin cells and reveal newer, revitalised skin beneath. Tea tree oil is used for both its scent and its soothing properties alongside a number of other beneficial oils.

Dermalogica Breakout Control

Skin which is prone to acne and blemish breakouts can be tricky to control and needs a regimen of products which are specifically for this type of complexion. This invisible treatment cream from Dermalogica is intended to calm and clear spots before they even appear and contains tea tree oil which can help to destroy the acne-causing bacteria on a cellular level. It contains contains oil-absorbing sponges to control excess sebum on the skin and starts to work as soon as it’s applied.

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Elemis Lime and Ginger Salt Glow

Imagine stepping into your bathroom and feeling as it you are walking into your favourite spa?

OK, there’s the matter of the towels on the floors, the rubber ducks in the bath and a smile face drawn in the mist on the shower door, but have a quick tidy up, light some candles, add the right products and it is a different matter altogether.

At Pure-Beauty we have some gorgeously indulgent products that mean you can pamper yourself at home and get some of that ‘me time’ you keep meaning to take.

You don’t need a beauty therapist to take care of your skin if you have the Decleor 2 in 1 Purifying and Oxygenating Mask in your bathroom cabinet. This outstanding product uses bamboo tears to cleanse and deeply mattify the skin but doesn’t dehydrate, a key factor to look out for with many masks. Egyptian Loofah Fibres have been added to the mix and gently buff away dead skin cells and finally spheres of White Jojoba help to restore hydration so that the skin is left feeling salon soft.

Dermalogica Hydro-Active Mineral Salts are a dual-purpose Sea Salt body therapy that provide all-over skin polishing or can be used as a deeply relaxing bath soak. The advanced complex of mineral-rich Sea Salts, natural Kelp, spices and enzymes, gently exfoliates the entire body, leaving it super-smooth. Soothing essential oils of Sandalwood, Lavender, Orange and Clary Sage, balanced with purifying oils of Lemon and Tea Tree, mean your skin is left feeling soft, silky and 100% revitalised. Coriander, Cinnamon and Ginger relax your mind and body and as you close your eyes you can really enjoy a soothing, stress-reducing muscle soak.

Your body takes quite a battering from the elements, so why not bring it back to its best with the help of Elemis Lime and Ginger Salt Glow? This spa worthy, luxurious exfoliant is packed with Lime, Ginger and Salt and blended with Bergamot, Coconut and Sweet Almond oils and will take far away to sandy, white beaches and turquoise seas. The ingredients come together to stimulate and tone the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and soft and your senses will feel pretty great too.

You may want to go on step further to treat your skin after using these salts, and the Elemis Exotic Frangipani Monoi Body Cream is the perfect solution. Free from parabens, mineral oils and artificial colours this beautiful cream is loaded with Macadamia oil and lipid-rich Sesame oil so your skin is left feeling deeply hydrated and silky smooth. The fusion of exotic Tahitian Monoi oil, Tiare flowers soaked in Coprah oil and Frangipani flowers, offer a delicate scent that will whisk you away to a paradise island and take you away from your worries for just a little while.

You might have fluffy towels and a soft robe to wear in your home spa, but how about adding a Dermalogica Ultimate Buffing Cloth into the mix? Inspired by historic Japanese spa rituals, this quick-drying, hygienic exfoliating cloth smoothes rough skin and really makes your products work for you. The cloth is a gentle yet effective way to exfoliate the entire body during cleansing and is ideal for using with the Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash and massaging over the whole of your body, concentrating on rough, dry areas such as elbows, knees and heels.

So, make Sunday night, spa night and if you have any questions about these products, or anything else on the Pure Beauty website, get in touch with the team who will be delighted to help.

Team Pure Beauty

Energise Your Skin with Pure Beauty

Energise Your Skin

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If you feel like your skin looks perpetually dull and tired, it may seem like your current beauty routine just isn’t cutting the mustard. Putting that “ZING!” back into your complexion can be tricky if you don’t have the right products, so today we’re looking at five of the best products for re-energising your skin and making your face look wide awake and glowing in no time at all.

Elemis Energising Skin Scrub

Many man struggle with their complexions; the daily grind of shaving and regrowth means that skin is often irritated or dry and can be difficult to keep looking good. Elemis has created a scrub which is designed to energise the skin, prevent ingrown hairs, attack blemishes and also leave the skin feeling feeling smooth, refined and deeply cleansed. It’s great to use before shaving because it lifts the hair and gives a closer shave.

Elemis BIOTEC Skin Energising Night Cream

Elemis has created the patent-pending BIO-ENERGY complex of encapsulated Zinc and Copper. The trio of acids, blended with a potent phyto-bioactive, helps support and maintain dynamic cell energy. That’s what makes this night cream so effective at re-energising the skin and allowing you to wake up looking well refreshed. As with all Elemis products, it contains no parabens, SLS, mineral oil or other artificial ingredients which gives you the peace of mind that you’ll be sleeping in something which isn’t full of chemicals.

Decleor Energising Smoothing Cream SPF15

As well as using hyaluronic acid to smooth the skin and reduce the signs of ageing, this cream performs a number of other functions. Firstly, it contains an illuminating ingredient which reflects light and brightens the skin. It also helps to eliminate the signs of fatigue and protect the skin from environmental aggressors and both UVA and UVB rays.

Elemis BIOTEC Skin Energising Day Cream

A good day cream needs to be something which is both powerful enough to give good results while also sitting well under make-up, which is why Elemis created this dual-pump energising day cream. It’s designed to maximise skin vitality and leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth, looking energised and visibly vibrant. It contains natural botanical oils from cranberries, which is naturally rich in omegas 3, 6 and 9, giving the skin optimum nutrition.

Elemis BIOTEC Skin Energising Cleanser

This cleanser from Elemis is basically designed to be used to prepare the skin for other products. It cleans away make-up, sebum, dead skin cells and daily grime in order to give the optimum surface on which to apply other energising products. It contains a trio of acids in an energising electrolyte solution, while the deep cleansing action helps reduce surface oils and impurities, as well as helping to rebalance the skin.

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Decleor Circularome Stimulating Body Serum (100ml)

We love Decleor at Pure Beauty and at the moment we have some excellent discounts on a range of items, so now is your chance to get world-class products at fantastic prices.

The Decleor Circularome Stimulating Body Serum is a brilliant beauty must have and we have it prices down from £44 to just £30.80. This 100% pure super serum, helps stimulate and boost your circulation making it the perfect pick me up for tired bodies and dull skin. This stimulating body oil isn’t heavy or greasy but instead the sheer weightlessness of the liquid tones and invigorates your skin leaving it beautiful once again.

Down from £20.50 to £17.50, is the Decleor Fresh Purifying Gel. This easy to use, fresh gel gently cleanses often tricky to treat combination to oily skin. Ylang Ylang essential oil purifies the skin and peppermint water naturally refreshes it. This gel lathers into a soft mousse when mixed with water and can be used every day as part of a complete beauty care routine. Simply massage the mouse into your face using light, circular movements from the neck to the forehead and then lightly pinch the skin, especially around the t-zone and this will not only oxygenate it but also eliminate excess problem creating sebum. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

For just £15.40 (was £20.50) you can now buy the outstanding Decleor Fresh Matifying Lotion and this is perfect for getting the most out of the purifying gel we just talked about. Perfect for combination to oily skin, this fresh lotion purifies complexions, leaving them at peace and able to breath. Ylang Ylang essential oil has been added to balance the skin and keep it content. Papaya extract is an effective exfoliant and the added mineral powders get to work absorbing excess sebum so the skin feels fresh once again.

We adore the Decleor Slim Effect Draining Massage Balm at Pure Beauty and it is now at a reduced price of £25.80, down from £43. This unique slimming balm helps your body regain its natural shape and is specifically aimed at combating the appearance of cellulite. It does this by stimulating your micro-circulation and de-congesting saturated tissues. Ongoing use, combined with diet and exercise, helps to tone your body and in turn reduce the appearance of orange-peel skin so you can feel confident once again.

Decleor Slim Effect Localised Contouring Gel-Cream is a clever contouring cream and a powerful localised treatment from cellulite that has now been reduced to £24.60. The gorgeous gel, has a fresh fragrance and matte texture that is easy to use. One applied it is quickly absorbed into the skin and helps to promote the reduction of existing fat cells and prevent new ones from forming. It also stimulate the skin’s microcirculation and breaks down those stubborn saturated tissues. Not only can this product restore the skin’s elasticity and firmness but it also makes it look more hydrated, smoother and firmer.

Finally, we have the Decleor Youth Activator Body Serum at the bargain price of £32.20. This is a unique anti-ageing serum that contains a blend of essential and plant oils that are perfect for helping mature skin look amazing. The serum can be applied morning or night to problem areas such as the thighs, stomach, neck and back of the arms and this will provide vital hydration and nourishment so that your skin is softer and smoother for longer.

For more details about these products, or if you have any questions, please get in touch with the team and they will be delighted to help.

Team Pure-Beauty