Flower power at Pure Beauty

Elemis White Flowers Eye and Lip Make-Up Remover 

The power of flowers isn’t something to be underestimated.

They can brighten up a rainy day, show someone they are loved and can also help care for your skin.

For centuries, people have been using the power of flowers and plants to help soothe and improve the skin and today, more than ever, we are looking to more natural options when it comes to looking and feeling great.

At Pure-Beauty we sell a range of outstanding products from leading brands, all of which harness the goodness of nature.

The Elemis White Flowers Eye and Lip Make-Up Remover is made with White Peony extract and is the perfect way to hydrate delicate skin. The formula has been Ophthalmologist tested and with the added benefit of White Water Lily, it tones and refreshes the eyes and lips as you cleanse.

Lavender, Aloe Vera and Coneflower are all plants with a purpose as each one helps reduce sensitivity and soothes the skin. All three are found in the Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant, a popular product on our site. This gentle, non-abrasive exfoliant removes dead cells and debris from the top layer of the skin and helps improve texture as well as aiding hydration.

While Japanese camellias are popular with gardeners because of their glossy, deep green leaves and brilliant blooms, beauty lovers are pretty keen on them too. The Elemis Japanese Camellia Body Oil Blend can be used to keep nails, hair, scalp and skin in tip-top condition. The light oil is easily absorbed and because it is rich in plant collagen, it keeps skin moisturised and supple – a winning combination.

Soothing Rose Flower Oil is the perfect way to calm sensitive skin and this is why the Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser works so well. This gentle but effective, two in one product cleanses and exfoliates the skin in one easy step, leaving it feeling soft and supple. Apply to damp skin, then massage into the face and throat using light, upward strokes for half a minute, then rinse with warm water before toning and moisturising.

Rosehip oil offers the skin natural nourishment and has outstanding repair qualities, which is why it has been used in the gorgeous Decleor 24 Hour Hydrating Rich Cream. As part of the Hydra Floral range, this moisturiser has a velvet finish and is perfect for when skin needs extra care as the seasons change and temperatures plummet. As well as Rosehip oil offering essential fatty acids, Wild Pansy Extract moisturises and Avocado and Soy Plant oils, known for their nourishing properties, offer comfort. Sunflower extract has been added to protect against the elements and the result is a cream that hydrates and cares for all skin types.

Blended with nutrient-rich oils and exotic extracts, we adore the Elemis Sweet Orchid Body Cream. This luxurious body cream has sweet notes of Oriental Orchid, Vanilla and Citrus and keeps skin supple and scented. Japanese Stone Orchid, Japonica and Mauve Butterfly Orchid have been blended together and intensely hydrate, nourish and soothe dry, tried skin that needs a little extra TLC. Suitable for all skin types, massage the cream into your skin morning and evening and let the power of nature get to work.

For more information, or to try samples, please get in touch and we would love to help find the right products for you.

Team Pure-Beauty

Give your skin a boost this winter with Dermalogica at Pure-Beauty

Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser

Every now and again we look in the mirror and sigh as we see a tired face staring back at us.

Busy lives, endless demands and changing temperatures can play havoc with your skin, but thanks to the range of product we sell from Dermalogica, you can get things under control and put the sparkle back into your complexion whatever the issues you are dealing with.

If you want to calm sensitive skin, a good place to start is with the Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser. This soothing, pH-balanced gel glides over face and eyes and cleanses without stripping the skin’s protective barrier. The brand’s ‘UltraCalming™ Complex’ helps reduce sensitivity, irritation and inflammation and is perfect for anyone who suffers with the redness of rosacea. Apply morning and night to dry or damp skin using light, upward strokes and then rinse with warm water and all traces of dirt and debris will be gone, leaving behind a fresh face.

Some people still think that toners cause the skin to dry out, but this couldn’t be further away from the truth with the Dermalogica UltraCalming Mist. Using this soothing toner as part of an ongoing beauty routine not only helps to hydrate and condition the skin but also leave it ready to absorb mositurisers and keep it looking and feeling fantastic.

If your skin is dry or ageing, you might be interested in Dermalogica’s Intensive Moisture Balance. This ultra-rich moisturiser is the perfect antidote to dry skin that simply needs a little extra love. Vitamins A, C and E have been blended with Ginkgo, Grape Seed and Wild Yam to smooth the appearance of fine lines and leaves skin feeling soft and supple once again.

Our eyes are one of the first places to show signs of ageing but you can get to grips with wrinkles, crow’s feet, puffiness and dark circles if you regularly apply the Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex. Specifically created for the delicate eye area, this easy to apply cream is packed with gentle but effective ingredients that directly target problem areas and the results are pretty impressive.

Acne and breakouts aren’t just for teenagers, and many Pure-Beauty clients come to us looking for help with these issues. A popular way to get spots under control is by using the invisible Dermalogica Breakout Control treatment cream. The fast-absorbing formula contains natural botanical extracts which calm redness and placate irritation as well as colloidal silver which helps eliminate bacteria and keeps future attacks at bay.

For skin that needs a little TLC, the Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum is just the ticket. A unique blend of oils and vitamins have been used to create this non-greasy serum that stimulates collagen production while you sleep so when your lacklustre skin is revitalised and fine lines have been smoothed away.

All skin conditions can be affected by stress and this is where the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque comes into play. We love how this world-class product restores moisture without creating unwanted oiliness. Calming extracts of Bitter Orange, Hops, Cucumber and Arnica help bring down inflammation, while Vitamins A, C and E and Pro-Vitamin B5 nourish and replenish the skin so it can breathe again. Fine lines are eased, free radicals are taken on and cell regeneration is aided. We told you it was good!

For more details about these products or to try samples, get in touch and we would love to help you.

Team Pure-Beauty

5 Ways That Stress Plays Havoc With Your Skin

5 Ways That Stress Plays Havoc With Your Skin

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We all know how damaging stress can be to our health, but did you know that it can also cause problems with your complexion, too? Here are just five ways that stress can cause skin issues, some of which may never have even occured to you:

It Lowers Your Immune System

Stress can have a depressive effect on your immune system, making it harder for your skin to heal and making it more susceptible to bacteria which can cause spots to breakout. If you’re experiences stress-related breakouts, keeping some Elemis Tea Tree S.O.S. Spray on hand could be a great help. It contains bacteria-killing tea tree which will stop spots in their tracks when your immune system isn’t working at full throttle.

It Interrupts Sleep

Regardless of your school of thought when it comes to beauty, there’s one fundamental thing that everyone knows  – sleep is essential for healing. Unfortunately, people who are stressed, rarely experience good sleep and even when it seems like you’ve had eight ours, you’ve probably been in and out of proper slumber all night long. If you’re struggling to relax, massaging a little Elemis Quiet Mind Temple Balm into your temples can help to unwind your muscles and your mind, bringing sleep along a little easier.

It Releases Hormones With Make You Age

Stress releases hormones which can speed up the ageing process, and while your body is busy dealing with fending off this damage, it’s dropping the ball with other types of damage such as sun and pollution, making you doubly vulnerable. Give your skin a fighting chance by using Decleor Daily Defence Fluid Shield SPF30, which will not only defend against, and reverse, the signs of ageing, it also protects you against the sun’s harmful rays, too.

It Makes You Frown

This one may seem basic, but excessive frowning can deepen the lines around your eyes and forehead, making you look old beyond your years. Frown lines can be really hard to get rid of, hence the rise in dermal fillers, but attacking the problem with Decleor Lift Wrinkle Filler before it gets too deep can reverse the effects of stress and frowning.

It Can Increase Your Risk of Skin Cancer

It would be wildly wrong to suggest that stress can give you skin cancer, but it can definitely make you more susceptible, as it’s been discovered that the immune system plays a role in preventing skin cancer. If you’re bogged down by stress, it can leave you open to risk.  “Stress lowers our immune system in general, but now researchers have found that your immune system’s response to fighting basal cell skin cancers is also affected,” says Dr. Bowe, a New York dermatologist.

Love your sensitive skin

Dermalogica Super Sensitive Shield SPF30

For many it can be problematic, embarrassing and expensive, but with the right products, you can learn to love your sensitive skin.

Signs of sensitive skin include tightness, uneven texture, flakiness, dehydration, reactions to the weather, blemishes and so many other irritations.

At Pure-Beauty we offer a range of products that keep issues to a minimum and offer sensitive skin the TLC it craves.

We love the Dermalogica Super Sensitive Shield SPF30 and it’s really popular with our customers too. This
chemical-free, broad spectrum sunscreen helps not only protect the skin but also reinforces the complex barrier lipids that can be an issue for sensitised skin. An exclusive UltraCalming™ Complex helps reduce inflammation, redness and  irritation and a phytochemical blend soothes and strengthens connective tissues. Pat evenly and liberally onto your face, preferably 30 minutes prior to sun exposure, or mix with your Dermalogica moisturiser then apply.

If you skin is dry or sensitive, or both, Elemis Sensitive Cleansing Wash is ideal for you. Extracts of Thyme, German Chamomile and Lady’s Mantle, all well known for their natural anti-bacterial properties, calm and sooth as you cleanse. The rich foam gently conditions and moisturises without stripping away oils and maintains the natural acid balance of the skin.

If you really want to get to grip with a tricky complexion, we suggest going for the Elemis BIOTEC Skin Energising Day Cream Sensitive. Scientifically proven to help increase cell energy, this cream contains zinc and copper which work together to help activate the skin’s own power of bio-electricity and encourage improved cell energy. Wow! Barley Seed Extract and Cupuacubutter calm irritation and redness and the skin is left looking smooth, youthful and moisturised for up to 12 hours.

If you have sensitive skin, some foundations can make matters worse, but using Dermalogica’s Ultra Sensitive Tint with added SPF30 could just save the day. This broad spectrum sunscreen is tinted with earth minerals so not only does it protect your skin against UV damage, it also offers subtle coverage. Packed with health loving antioxidants in the form of Grape Seed and Green Tea extracts as well as Mint and Coneflower, the skin is calmed and soothed and blushes are spared.

If you want to restore stressed and dehydrated skin, we suggest trying the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque. While it can be used on all skin types, the blend of calming botanical extracts of Bitter Orange, Hops, Cucumber and Arnica mean skin is soothed and Vitamins A, C and E help repair damage and ease lines. Use on the face and throat once or twice a week and allow the masque to absorb into your skin for ten to fifteen minutes before rinsing with warm water and then apply your moisturiser.

If you do have sensitive skin, you might be interested in using the Elemis Luxury Cleansing Cloth Duo. These luxury cleansing cloths are lightweight and soft on the skin, making them a soothing alternative to polishing cloths. They maintain heat when run under water so you can naturally deep cleanse each time you use them and when you wash them in the machine, they come out as good as new.

If you are generally feeling tired and sensitive, the Elemis De-Stress Massage Oil not only melts tension but also eases stressed skin. Rosewood, Melissa, Marjoram, Geranium, Rosemary, Lavender and Chamomile oils have been blended together and work wonders on those stubborn areas that need a little extra love.

To try samples, or find out more, get in touch and we would love to help.

Team Pure-Beauty

One Pot of This Elemis Product Sells Every NINE SECONDS!

There’s a product within the Elemis ranges that we sell which is so popular that it’s sold every nine seconds around the world – almost 10,000 pots per day! What’s most remarkable about this fact is that the product in question costs £82 for a 50ml pot, which means that although it’s not cheap, people are still willing to pay the price for such an incredible beauty buy, seeing it as a wise investment into the future of their face.

So, which Elemis cream is flying off the shelves at such astonishing rates, and is it really worth the hype? Well, the product is Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and we think the answer is a big fat YES!

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

What Does it Do?

The long and short of it is that Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is a moisturising anti-wrinkle cream, but that’s a bit like calling the Mona Lisa “just a painting”! Just 15 days of use has been shown to reduce the depth of wrinkles, improve skin firmness, tone and hydration of your skin, and also improve skin suppleness and elasticity, thus creating the ultimate anti-ageing cream from ELEMIS.

Who’s It For?

One of the things which we think makes this product so popular is the fact that it’s suitable for all skin types. If you’re concerned about wrinkles or the signs of ageing, this is for you, no matter whether your skin is oily, dry, sensitive, or a combination of them all.

What Makes it So Good?

That’s a complicated answer which probably begins with the highly-scientific formula of ingredients. Firming padina pavonica and anti-oxidant rich ginkgo biloba improve skin suppleness and elasticity. Unicellular algae is rich in moisturising and restructuring essential fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins B1, B2, B12, C and E, and free radical scavengers. Absolute of rose and mimosa creates a powerful synergy which ensures maximum hydration and helps strengthen the elasticity of the skin whilst providing anti-oxidant protection.

What Else Do We Need to Know?

As well as containing some of the most effective ingredients of all beauty products around, the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream also falls in line with the Elemis promise, which means that it contains no SLES, no parabens, no mineral oil or artificial colours and no DEA, meaning you can have ultimate confidence that everything you’re putting on your skin will be highly beneficial.