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.

Rehydrate your skin at Pure Beauty

Dermalogica multivitamin hand and nail treatment

We know we need to drink plenty of water to keep ourselves hydrated so we prevent dizziness and headaches, but in the hot summer months, and when we go on holiday, our skin needs a little help in this area too.

At Pure-Beauty we stock a range of fantastic products from Decleor, Dermalogica and Elemis that can help rehydrate your skin so if looks and feels smooth and soft, which is exactly how it should be.

When skin feels tight and tired, a masque is your go to savour. We love the Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque because the concentrated vitamins and botanical extracts calm the skin and bring it back to life. This is partly due to the firming Vitamin A in the masque that helps to improve elasticity and build the moisture content levels. It is also full of powerful, antioxidant Vitamin C that boosts collagen creation and restores the suppleness we crave as we age. Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5 come together to aid tissue regeneration and finally a mix of calming Liquorice, Comfrey and Burdock extracts soothe the skin and leave it looking clear and dewy.

For something a little exotic and different, why not give the Elemis Rehydrating Ginseng Toner a try?  Free from alcohol and harsh chemicals this beautiful toner gently rebalances the PH level of the skin while preserving vital natural oils. Extracts of Ginseng, Sweet Betty Flower and Saponins have been blend together and from the first use, skin is revitalised and moisturised, creating the perfect base for your moisturiser.

One of the best times to boost you skin is when you’re asleep. The Decleor Neroli Hydrating Night Balm is a 100% natural, preservative-free balm and a must have for anyone with skin that needs a little extra TLC. The silky, melt-in balm is an aromatic night-care treatment that works like a dream, as you dream. For best results, cleanse, tone and moisturise as usual, then warm a little of the balm in your hand and apply in light sweeping strokes. When you wake you will have smooth, bright and rested skin.

Deliciously Ella and Joe Wicks are always talking about eating superfoods packed with essentials oils, but how about to putting this on your skin? The fabulous Elemis Superfood Facial Oil is a 100% natural blend of highly concentrated superfoods that deeply nourish and hydrate the skin, so it looks and feels amazing. Anti-oxidant and omega-rich broccoli, flax seed and daikon radish have been blended to create a product that feeds your skin so it is softer and smoother than ever. This lightweight, non-greasy oil is easily absorbed into the skin and together with a good diet, plenty of water, exercise and sleep, it will hydrate your skin so it feels healthy and glows.

Given that they are constantly in and out of water, exposed to the elements all day and often mistreated, it is little surprise our hands can feel sad and unloved. To put a stop to this, why not try the Dermalogica Multivitamin Hand and Nail Treatment? This top seller is non-greasy and full of vitamins that come together to help repair dry hands and strengthen nails. The reason it works so well is because Provitamin B5 and soothing Algae Extract have been combined with pure Sweet Almond Oil all of which help heal dry, rough hands. The addition of extracts of Ginkgo Biloba and Grape Seed plus Vitamin E neutralise free radicals and guard against further damage. So, pop a tube in your bag and use on a regular basis for baby soft, hydrated digits.

If you would like to more information about these products, or anything else on our site, get in touch and we would love to help.

Team Pure Beauty

Ingredient Focus: Lavender

Ingredient Focus: Lavender

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Lavender is a flower whose history goes back a long way; as far as we’re aware, lavender has been being used by humans for over 2500 years. The word lavender actually comes from the Latin word for ‘wash’ and The Romans used Lavender to scent their baths, beds, clothes and even hair. These days, lavender is just as popular and some of our most-loved products rely heavily on the scent and power of lavender. Here’s a selection of our favourites:

Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules

These capsules from Elemis offer two formulations in one pot; pink capsules which contain rose for a daytime treatment, as well as a purple pod packed full of soothing lavender to help relax and soothe your skin at night. The lavender not only heals and repairs your skin but also encourages your body to release endorphins, the happy hormone, which will help you drift off to a blissful sleep.

Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream

This moisturiser from Dermalogica harnesses the power of lavender to soothe and smooth the skin while the other ingredients help to exfoliate the skin, smooth away dull, rough surface debris, and retexturise and soften skin. It’s a non-greasy cream which soaks into the skin immediately, leaving your kin hydrated and revitalised. Suitable for even the driest skin.

Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask

One of lavender’s most potent properties its anti-inflammatory abilities, making it ideal for sensitive skin. Skin which is over-sensitised is often red, tight and pretty uncomfortable, which is where this mask comes in. It replenishes lost moisture and reduces inflammation, and can even be used as an overnight treatment if you skin needs a helping-hand. It cools the skin and is also excellent for both women and men, especially where the skin is chafed from shaving.

Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner

The main objective of this spray is soothe, soothe, soothe! It contains lavender, as well as a blend of aloe vera, balm mint and arnica and offers the skin critical moisture after cleansing. As well as being an anti-inflammatory, lavender also contains natural antiseptic properties, making this spray perfect for use after shaving, waxing or even harsher procedures such a chemical peels.

Elemis Balancing Lavender Toner

Elemis are obviously so confident of the abilities of lavender that they based this toner entirely on it. It effectively tones the skin and helps rebalance the pH level, without the use of alcohol or harsh detergents, leaving a fresh and clear complexion. It does the important job of removing all traces of cleanser from your skin after you’ve washed

Pure Beauty is the online shop for travel essentials

Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution 50ml

If you are heading away for some R&R this summer, we are seriously jealous! We also have a range of travel sized products from Dermalogica that you can simply order online, throw in your case and be confident they will keep your skin happy and healthy as you sunbathe and party.

Let’s kick things off with the Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution, a total holiday must have. This rich,
creamy cleanser nourishes dry, sun parched skin and washes away any debris and impurities. Skin is
left feeling soft and cared for after the very first use and this is thanks to a clever blend of natural ingredients.
Safflower Oil softens and conditions skin while Vitamins E and C help to smooth it. Extracts of Rosemary and Lemon have been added into the mix to ensure that tired skin is refreshed and awakened.

You don’t need to take a massive bottle of toner away with you thanks to the 50ml Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner. Packed with skin-repairing Aloe and soothing Lavender, Balm Mint and Arnica when you spray this fine mist onto your face it will add much-needed hydration and leave your complexion soft to the touch.

When you have been out in the sun and swimming in the sea, you need to use a good body moisturiser if you want to keep your skin feeling healthy and looking good. This is where the 75ml Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream comes into play. As a top seller at Pure Beauty, this skin winner is non-greasy and quickly absorbed and perfect if you are spending time in the midday sun. Japanese Green Tea extract has been blended with essential oils of Lavender, Patchouli and Orange to soothe and soften the skin while Lemongrass and Rosemary Oils revitalise the skin. Do remember, this doesn’t have an SPF you so will need sun protection too.

It’s not just your skin that needs looking after when you are on holiday, so does your hair but let’s face it, hotel freebies really don’t cut it. If you want healthy, shiny locks when you are away, pack the Dermalogica Daily Cleansing Shampoo. This totally nourishing shampoo can be used on a daily basis and is suitable for all skin conditions. Free from harsh chemicals and sulphates, the mix of essential oils not only clean your hair but also protect it from the elements.

For added shine and vibrancy, also take a bottle of Dermalogica Daily Conditioning Rinse with you. Pro-Vitamin B5 has been added to nourish and repair hair while grapefruit, geranium and lavender oils intensify shine and improve manageability.

If you have any questions about these products or would like to know more about our sun products at Pure Beauty, get in touch with the team who will be only too happy to help.

Team Pure-Beauty