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.

Cleanse, tone and moisturise with Pure Beauty

Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm

We have said it before, and will say it again, but if you cleanse, tone and moisturise, morning and night, you are on your way to having great skin.

We have had a look at the cleanse, tone and moisturise options from Dermalogica, Decleor and Elemis, the brands we stock at Pure-Beauty, and are confident there will be something that is perfect for you.

Our collection of Dermalogica products is huge, but one of our most loved products is their Special Cleansing Gel. This soap-free, foaming gel is suitable for all skin types and thoroughly removes impurities without upsetting the delicate natural balance of your skin. Calming Balm Mint soothes the skin, while Lavender Extract helps with the cleansing action. Used morning and night, skin is left clean and added hydration comes from using the Dermalogica Antioxidant HydraMist. This sweetly scented spray has been designed to improve skin texture while caring for dry, dehydrated skin. White Tea, Licorice and Vitamin E have been blended with Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid to help keep signs of ageing at bay and Pea Extract firms, lifts and tightens. This routine is completed with an application of Dermalogica Active Moist cream. This is an oil-free moisturiser that simply sinks into cleansed skin and thanks to extracts of Lavender, Mallow and Cucumber, skin is left feeling fresh and cared for.

Decleor is a brand synonymous with luxury and there is no doubt that their products make your skin feel loved. A good place to start is the Decleor Essential Cleansing Milk. We love this light cleanser because it is the perfect way to help protect, repair and soften all skin types, thanks to the use of Neroli Essential Oil. Green Tea Waterater removes dirt and tightens pores while Sweet Almond Oil leaves you skin feeling soft. This can be followed with the balancing powers of the Decleor Essential Tonifying Lotion. Apply to the face with a damp cotton wool pad and this professional-strength toner will make your skin feel fabulous. When it comes to a great moisturiser, the smart money is on the Decleor 24 Hour Hydrating Light Cream. Suitable for all skin types, this product is new to the iconic ‘Hydra Floral’ range and simply sinks into your skin, leaving it soft and loved.

If you are new to Elemis, like we are, then we think you will love their products as much as we do. For something a little different on the cleansing front, the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is worth checking out. This powerful but gentle, cleansing balm simply dissolves make-up, dirt and grease and leaves skin not only cleansed but nourished and glowing. Elderberry, Starflower and Optimega oils plus anti-ageing algae and Padina Pavonica are the stars of the show and won’t disappoint. To rebalance the pH level of the skin and keep natural oils happy, the Elemis Rehydrating Ginseng Toner does the job. Extracts of Ginseng, Sweet Betty Flower and Saponins from Quillaja Wood come together to remove any traces of your cleanser, sluggish systems are stimulated and after use your skin will feel revitalised and fresh. Elemis offer a wide range of impressive creams for day and night, but today we will touch upon the Elemis Hydra-Balance Day Cream for normal / combination skin. The great thing about this cream is that it’s easy to apply, ultra-light, antioxidant rich and leaves your skin feeling hydrated, balanced and soft all day long.

If you have any questions please get in touch and we will happy to help and send out samples so you can make the right choice for you.

Team Pure-Beauty

Make Your Face Even More A-Peel-Ing!

Make Your Face Even More A-Peel-Ing!

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Cosmetic peels done in a clinic can be pretty harsh, leaving your skin red-raw for days and requiring a lot of healing time. The science behind using acids to peel away the top layer of skin is sound and definitely leaves your skin looking better in the long-run, but there are gentler ways to make it happen. Here at Pure Beauty, we stock a whole load of ‘peeling’ products, and we’ve put together a selection of five of the best for you to consider:

Decleor Lift and Brighten Peeling Gel

The exfoliator from Decleor is part of the Prolagene Lift range and has been specially designed to exfoliate mature skin. It acts in just five minutes to smooth and firm skin for a younger, more radiant complexion. It uses fruit acids to gently remove the top layer of skin, revealing new skin beneath and giving you a revitalised look – just be sure to avoid the delicate eye area!

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel

This non-abrasive exfoliator from Elemis harnesses the power of fruit enzymes to gently exfoliate the skin, making the complexion appear smoother and brighter. It dissolves dead skin cells without rubbing, making it particularly suited to mature and delicate skin, and leaves the skin smoother and brighter.

Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer

These pouches contain a multi-functional product which uses hydroxyl acids to resurface the skin, as well as botanical skin brighteners and maximum hydrators which brighten and moisturise the skin as they go, leaving you with a renewed complexion and glowing skin. The individual pouches mean that you’re able to dispense the exact amount that you need without any waste and the sponge allows you to distribute it even over your skin.

Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Serum

This resurfacing serum from Elemis has used alpha-hydroxy acids from four different flowers, and contains a patented Tri-Enzyme technology to renovate the surface of your skin. The serums smoothes the skins surface, reduces wrinkles and even helps to deal with open pores and uneven skin. In fact, it’s so powerful that Elemis recommends you use a high SPF after using the serum if you’re going outdoors as your new skin will be so fresh and delicate!

Decleor Phytopeel Smooth Exfoliating Cream

This exfoliating cream from Decleor is a completely smooth formulation which contains no rough particles, and removes the top layer of cells without any abrasion. The cream helps cleanse skin, removes impurities, removes dead skin cells and helps stimulate the cellular renewal process. Your skin will have a healthy glow after just one use.