Carry Your Bag on Your Arm, Not Under Your Eyes!


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Getting older can be a wonderful thing; you aren’t running around after small children (unless they’re you’re grandkids and you can usually give them back before bedtime!), you have more time for yourself and most women feel more confident than ever in their fifties and sixties. Time, however, still marches on which means that you’ll often see bags and puffiness around your eyes if you aren’t already using a specific product to prevent them, so we thought we’d trawl through our products from Dermalogica, Decleor and Elemis to show you five products which will definitely help to give you a more youthful look around the eyes.

Elemis Absolute Eye Serum

This serum from Elemis is specifically formulated to reduce puffiness around the eyes and is so powerful that two drops under each eye is literally all you need. It rehydrates and rejuvenates the areas, helping to decongest engorged tissues in the under-eye area which contributes to the look of eye bags and contains all natural ingredients. It conditions and nourishes the delicate eye contours and supports and tones the skin around the eyes.

Decleor Anti-Dark Circle Multi-Brightening Eye Care

The appearance of under-eye bags is often made worse by shadows, dark circles and hyperpigmentation, which is why Decleor developed a cream which is designed to lighten the skin under the eyes. The brightening effect of the White Focus complex and vitamin C is enhanced by roman chamomile essential oil and the Melano-Lock System for multi-brightening correction. It’s optical correction technology instantly tones down dark circles.

Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex

This eye treatment from Dermalogica is an incredible all-round product which is designed to tackle just about every issue you can think of! As well as tackling wrinkles and fine lines caused by dehydration, this cream will also lighten areas of hyper-pigmentation, reduce puffiness, target crows feet and exfoliate and smooth the skins surface, firming tissue and reducing appearance of photo-aged skin.

Decleor Lift and Firm Eye Cream

As we get older, our body’s collagen production naturally slows down which is why skin seems to lose firmness and elasticity. This can lead to the delicate eye area looking droopy and lacking firmness. This eye cream from Decleor targets droopy eyes with its L-PROLINE Complex and Natural Eye Tech Peptide, which combine to tighten and firm the skin, brighten dark circles and revive your skin’s natural luminosity.

Elemis Absolute Eye Mask

Masks are such an excellent product for bolstering a regular beauty routine because they allow us to use more powerful products to fix specific problems. This mask from Elemis is unique in that it’s designed for use ONLY around the eyes and in just ten minute, twice a week, will hydrate, nourish and revitalise the eye area. It helps to counteract dullness, reinvigorates the area with moisture and will brighten and tone even the most tired eyes.

Father’s Day at Pure Beauty

Elemis Daily Mositure Boost

The 18th June is Father’s Day and if you want to make sure the main man in your life is made to feel special, look no further than Pure Beauty for some pampering inspiration.

Decleor Triple Action Shave Perfector is a treat your dad will love as it helps get the skin ready for a smoother, clearer, fuss-free shave. A cocktail of essential oils has been blended to answers the precise needs of men’s skin. This product not only helps prevent the damage caused by shaving but thanks to clove oil, it limits hair re-growth. This is best used before shaving to help lift ingrown hairs and improve razor glide. After shaving it can help soften the skin, soothe razor burn and enhance the effectiveness of post-shaving products.

Decleor Soothing Aftershave Fluid is another great present ideas for dads. This ultra-light, non-oily fluid has been designed to hydrate and protect the skin as well as soothing any unfortunate razor burns and small cuts. However much care is taken when shaving, the skin can feel aggravated and tight afterwards and this product puts an end to that uncomfortable feeling.

Suitable for all skin conditions, yes there isn’t a one type fits all for men, is the Dermalogica Daily Clean Scrub. This excellent exfoliating cleanser packs a punch thanks to a variety of plant extracts that have been blended together so that post-use, skin is clear and totally clean. Willow Bark Extract helps remove dead skin cells and control ingrowing hairs, while Tea Tree Leaf Oil clears away bacteria and helps calm and soothe skin, something men don’t always consider in their rush to get out of the door.

If your dad is going on holiday this summer, why not help save his skin from the sun and buy him some Dermalogica Daily Defence Block? This cool, easy to rub in, fast-absorbing lotion defends the skin against harmful UV rays and we bet he loves the feel of healthy skin so much, he will use it on home soil too.

Looking at a screen all day or driving long distances, can really take a toll on your old man’s eyes, so why not spoil him with the Elemis Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel? Made from Sugar Beet extract, Yeast and Golden Root, this energising eye gel helps refresh and sooth the delicate eye area. Willow and Olivine Extract, which are rich in Magnesium, have also been added to revitalise and hydrate the eye area so your dad will be looking tip-top in no time.

If you think your dad might need a little extra boost, why not also add the Elemis Daily Moisture Boost to your basket? This product is great for recharging and hydrating skin that has been exposed to the elements so it is great for dads who love gardening, fishing or anyone who works outside. Sounds flash but Polynesian Green Tamanu oil and Cactus Cerus Flower have been blended together to help soothe skin and improve its condition. It smells great thanks to the addition of three citrus oils, which helps decongests the skin offering protection and Chestnut and Bamboo milks restore elasticity, suppleness and essential nutrients. It works as well as it sounds, so you might want to keep it for yourself.

If you have any questions about these, or any other products for your dad, or you, get in touch and we will be only too happy to help.

Team Pure Beauty

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.