The Lighter Touch

The Lighter Touch

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For many of us, using heavy products on our skin just isn’t an option. Skin which is oily or sensitive won’t respond well to anything but the lightest touch and products which are too rich will feel uncomfortable and may not even fully absorb. Today, we’re taking a look at the products which are light and gentle and will be perfect for even the most sensitive of faces.

Decleor Essential Cleansing Milk

Keeping your skin clean is obviously important, but a lot of cleansers weigh heavily on delicate skin. This cleansing milk from Decleor contains sweet almond oil to help soften, smooth and bring comfort to the skin. It also contains essential oil of neroli to protect, repair and fight dehydration, to leave skin moisturised and radiant.

Dermalogica Active Moist

Moisturiser is often the product that people with a more delicate complexion find the hardest to use. Most moisturisers are oil-based but this one from Dermalogica is totally oil-free giving you optimal moisturisation with the lightest feel. Natural botanical astringents of lemon, watercress, burdock and ivy help to refine the skin while soothing extracts of lavender, mallow and cucumber provide deep hydration.

Elemis Hydra-Balance Day Cream Normal – Combination

Balance can be difficult to find if you have combination skin, especially if it’s also delicate, but this cream from Elemis helps with exactly that. As well as offering moisturisation, it also helps regulate excessive oil production and improves the quality of blemish prone skin. As with most Elemis products, it also contains no sodium laureth sulphate, no parabens and no mineral oils.

Decleor 24 Hour Hydrating Cream Light

It’s hard to find a non-greasy moisturiser which lasts all day, but this hydrating cream from Decleor is designed to last for a full 24 hours. Once applied to the skin, the face is replenished and revitalised and 85%of women noticed their skin was revitalised and softer after the very first application. It’s light to the tough, will melt into the skin immediately and won’t cause any irritation.

Dermalogica Daytime Treatment

Having acne can make it SO difficult to find the right kind of moisturiser because the skin is already hyper-sensitised and oily treatments can really exacerbate existing issues. This means that acneic skin requires lightweight treatments to help find a good balance, which is where this Daytime Treatment from Dermalogica comes in. It’s light but powerful and contains ingredients which both hydrate the skin, control sebum production and even kill the bacteria responsible for spot formation.

Eyes that sparkle and shine

Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift

The  skin around the eyes is one of the first areas to reveal ageing and tiredness. It’s thin, delicate and particularly vulnerable to air conditioning, central heating, the elements and pollution. It therefore goes without saying if you want eyes that sparkle and shine, you need to given them a little TLC.

Firstly, make sure you drink enough water. We know we have said it before but are saying it again. Water not only replenishes and hydrates your skin, but it’ll also helps prevent red, itchy, tired eyes.

If you don’t get enough sleep, it will show in your eyes. Aim for around seven to eight hours a night, and if you do wake with tired, puffy eyes sleep with an extra pillow to elevate your head and stop fluid collecting in your face, and if you want to help with wrinkles, make it a silk pillow case.

Choosing the right products for your skin can also be a deal breaker.  Whether you want to combat lines, deal with dehydration or simply love having a fresh, dewy complexion, there is something for everyone at Pure Beauty and today we are going to focus on products from Dermalogica.

Before you do anything, start and finish the day with cleansing. Dermalogica Soothing Eye Make Up Remover is a soothing, conditioning gel with Silk Amino Acids that removes make-up, strengthens lashes and heels the delicate eye lid area. Apply a small amount to wet cotton wool, massage over the eyes and rinse. It’s as easy as that.

One of the newest products we stock is the brilliant Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift. This clever, active, cooling cream-gel works with your skin’s natural microflora to brighten and energise the eye area, while Sea Water Extract and Arctic Algae tackle puffiness and dark circles. The idea is that this product can give you a quick boost, or used daily it helps deal with sad eyes. To use this gel, you apply generously around the eyes after cleansing using the cooling massage applicator. Let the gel sink in for around five minutes then wiped away any excess or better, massage it into the skin – either way you will see the results, fast.

The Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex has a new formula and we love it. This breakthrough treatment has been created for the delicate eye area and really does undo ageing. Wrinkles, crow’s feet, puffiness, dark circles, hyperpigmentation and skin sensitivity due to dehydration are all at risk of disappearing after just one application. Vitamin C, Yeast and Algae Extract as well as Soy and White Tea are just some of the ingredients found in this product, which should be used every other night to start with, and as your eyes adjust use it every night and watch your eyes comes alive.

For a classic product, why not try the Dermalogica Intensive Eye Repair? Perfect for dry and ageing skin, this super-rich cream helps deal with dehydration lines and gets to work repairing skin damage. Cucumber, Butcherbroom and Arnica help restore suppleness, Wild Yam Extract and Vitamin B5 help repair prematurely ageing skin, while antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E and Grape Seed Extract keep your skin safe from damaging free radicals. You simply pat a little cream around the eye area, blending inward from the outer corner, and let the ingredients soak in and get to work.

For help with the sun, Dermalogica Total Eye Care is for you. We love this technically-advanced eye treatment cream which contains alpha hydroxy acids that smooth while firming plant extracts re-texturise the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of puffiness and fine lines. Lovely light diffusers ease dark circles so your skin looks fresh but you are shielded from UV rays thanks to the chemical-free sunscreen that comes as part of this impressive package.

If you would like any additional details or are interested in trying samples, get in touch and we would love to help find an eye care solution for you.

Team Pure Beauty

Keep Your Pores Under Control

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Pores. We all have them, but do you really know what they’re for? According to the dictionary, pores are “a minute opening in a surface, especially the skin or integument of an organism, through which gases, liquids, or microscopic particles may pass”. Many people complain of pores which are too big and too visible, which can make them feel self-conscious and can also make them prone to blackheads and spots. Here at Pure Beauty we have a range of products which help to minimise the appearance of pores – here are the best of them:

Dermalogica Pore Control Scrub

Teenagers are usually most prone to problems with their pores because hormone surges can play havoc with sebum production. This scrub from Dermalogica is designed to scrub away clogging dead skin cells with gentle microbeads and purify your skin with natural earth clays that soak up excess oil. Tea tree, licorice, green tea and kaolin are just some of the natural ingredients which combine to deeply cleanse and minimise pores.

Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Serum

At the other end of the scale, ageing skin can also suffer with large pores and you need to reach for the more powerful ingredients to help get them under control. This serum from Elemis is designed to help you to totally resurface your skin, with the help of four flower alpha hydroxy acids, selastin and patented tri-enzyme technology. It should be used morning and night and works best alongside the rest of the Dynamic Resurfacing range.

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant

Perhaps one of our more unique products, this super-fine exfoliator actually comes in powder form and is ‘activated’ between wet hands. It absorbs environmental toxins from deep within the pores and helps to minimise their appearance with ongoing use. It’s perfect for people who live in cities or busy areas where environmental pollutants are a problem.

Decleor Micellar Oil

Keeping your skin super-clean when you have large pores is really important, so using this micellar oil from Decleor will work deep into the pores, dissolving and dispersing dirt and impurities and removing all traces of make-up, including waterproof and long-lasting formulations.  The oil is massaged into the skin, which will boost radiance, and then washed off as a milky emulsion which will take with it all traces of dirt and impurities.

Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer

If you’ve got large pores then a primer is probably the number one weapon in your arsenal and it should be Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer! This primer is ideal for all skin types, and powerfully hydrates and transforms skin into an even surface with a dramatic blurring effect. It contains a number of exotic ingredients such as Abyssinian oil and whu-zhu-yu fruit extract which combine to give a powerful and lasting effect.

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Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque

If your skin is feeling tired and tight and you need a super-fast complexion transformation, face masks are the way to go.

Drowning you skin in a cloak of gorgeous ingredients and letting them soak in can help clean, sooth, smooth and restore your complexion, easing fine lines and erasing blemishes.

At Pure Beauty we sell a range of gorgeous masks from Dermalogica, Decleor and Elemis that not only make your skin look amazing but applying them gives you the perfect opportunity to kick back and relax, something we all need to do more often.

If cooling, refining and deep-cleaning are on your hit list, get your hands on the Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque. Packed with Kaolin and Bentonite, this clay masque purifies while absorbing excess surface oil so breakouts are calmed and prevented. This product is perfect for breakout-prone skin as Spiraea and Cinnamon Bark stop bacteria forming and allow skin to becoming clearer and healthier.

Dull skin can be bought to life with the Decleor Flash Radiance Mask. Elemi and Saro essential oils help promote microcirculation so the skin is cleansed and purified. Applying an even layer to clean skin and letting it soak in for just three minutes will leave you with radiant skin that is smooth and even.

Strawberry and Kiwi are blended with a Kaolin clay base to create the Elemis Fruit Active Rejuvenating Mask. Apply and then relax in a warm bath and let the ingredients get to work on and improving skin elasticity. Perfect for dry skin, and those who smoke, this deep cleansing, moisturising mask will have you looking fabulous in no time.

For a natural deep cleanse, look no further than the Dermalogica Skin Refining Masque. Botanical extracts of Mallow, Arnica and Cucumber help reduce inflammation while Watercress, Lemon and Ivy revive dull skin and bring it back to life. As well as this, Kaolin and Bentonite clays absorb excess oils, zinc and menthol soothe skin and the result is soft skin that looks and feels fantastic.

If you’re not ready for invasive treatments but are bothered by lines, why not try the Decleor Lift Wrinkle Filler? A high concentration of active ingredients have been blended to create a professional product specially designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and skin is naturally plumped hanks to the essential oil of iris.

Elemis are well-known for marine based products and that’s because they work. We love the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Mask because it is an effective firming, nourishing product that helps with the early signs of ageing. As we get older, the naturally forming collagen and elastin in our bodies, degenerate causing wrinkles to form and firmness to slowly fade away. However, this luxurious mask combines Quartz, Padina Pavonica, adaptogenic Noni, Moringa and Argan Tree oil which come together to lift the skin and help slow down time.

If you would like more information, please get in touch and we would love to help you find the mask that is right for you.

Team Pure-Beauty

Travel Essentials from Dermalogica

Dermalogica Travel Essentials KitSometimes, the whole process of going on holiday can feel so stressful that it almost seems we need another holiday in order to recover from travelling in the first place! From the logistics of getting it all booked and paid for to actually packing and mobilising the whole family, holidays can be a bit overwhelming to say the least.

One thing that you can be thankful for is that Dermalogica has taken the stress out of one element by creating a Travel Essentials pack, which contains travel sized bottles of some of your favourite products from their range so that you can just chuck it in your suitcase and worry about something else. Here’s a rundown of exactly what’s inside:

Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash

Keeping your body clean after days spend in the sun, by a pool or on the beach, is really important which is why first-up, Dermalogica has included this conditioning body wash. It contains a mix of scented botanicals which combine to help you unwind, whilst also moisturising and protecting the skin. It’s enriched with vitamins which leave the skin smooth and supple, just right for more time spent in swimwear!

Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream

Keeping your skin well-hydrated is also vital whilst on holiday as the sun, sea, chlorine and excessive alcohol consumption can all leave your skin totally parched. This moisturiser is designed for use on the body and will help smooth away dull, rough surface debris to re-texturise and soften skin. It is suitable for all skin types and compliments the Conditioning Body Wash perfectly.

Dermalogica Daily Cleansing Shampoo

Holidays are probably the only time of the year when we wash our hair almost every single day! After spending days at the pool or beach, we usually want to wash our hair before an evening of eating and entertainment, so a shampoo which is designed for daily use is imperative if we don’t want to look like we have a head made of straw! This shampoo from Dermalogica’s range is perfect for this.

Dermalogica Daily Conditioning Rinse

By the same token, conditioning our hair every day is usually a big no-no, too, so opting for something like this daily rinse is ideal. It gives a light conditioning which restores softness and shine for vibrantly-healthy hair. It can be used daily without feeling heavy and will help your hair to recover from the harshness of pool or sea water.