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

Pure-Beauty looks after your mind, body and soul

When it comes to your beauty regime, at Pure-Beauty we believe looking after your mind, body and soul is the way forward.

We sell a range of world-class products from Dermalogica, Decleor and Elemis that you can mix and match to create a bespoke package that helps you look great and feel calm.

Elemis Quiet Mind Temple Balm is made from a powerful blend of essential oils that come together to promote harmony, tranquillity and relaxation. We love it. Uplifting Patchouli essential oil helps promote feelings of positivity and wellbeing and works in tandem with citrus fresh lemon which helps enhance feelings of positivity. Eucalyptus oil comes with a fresh, clean aroma that helps to clear the mind and focus concentration and that is balanced with emotionally uplifting and calming, Ho Wood. Perfect for your handbag, this little gem is a life saver for anyone with a busy schedule and stressful job.

The Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash is first class when it comes to de-stressing the mind and soothing the senses. Keeping a bottle in the showers gives you instant access to purifying essential oils and natural extracts that not only cleanse and condition your skin, but also bring your busy mind back to a settled resting point. Soothingly fragrant essential oils of Sandalwood, Lavender, Orange and Clary Sage moisturise the skin, leaving it smooth and conditioned and the scent remains on your skin to lift your mood all day long.

Elemis Hydra-Nourish Night Cream is an anti-oxidant rich night cream that helps prevent moisture loss and nourishes tired skin. Persian Silk Tree extract helps reduce signs of fatigue and hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin. As well as waking with soft, younger looking skin, we love this cream because the aromatic blend of Geranium and Ylang Ylang,  rebalances your mind as you sleep so you wake feeling altogether calmer and more relaxed.

Your feet don’t only get your from A to B but they can also influence your state of mind. Reflexology and massage are perfect ways to find a little calm in your life and what better product to use for this than the Elemis Treat Your Feet Foot Cream? This intense moisturising foot cream simply melts into the skin, smoothing and hydrating rough dry areas and leaving them baby soft. Thanks to the delicate blend of Patchouli, Eucalyptus and Lemon oils, using this product can also help soothe and comfort a busy mind and leave you feeling tranquil and rested.

If you want to invigorate your senses when you wake, how about washing your hair with the Dermalogica Daily Cleansing Shampoo?   This gentle, nourishing, sulphate-free shampoo can be used daily on all hair types and will constantly deliver healthy, shiny locks. As well as Aragon, Avocado and Coconut oil, it also contains Grapefruit, Lavender and Geranium oils that come together to not only clean the hair but also invigorate the senses.

While you are in the shower, you might also want to take in a bottle of Elemis Revitalise-Me Shower Gel. The combination of Thyme, Basil and Neroli essential oils awakens the mind and body, Orange and Lime oils revitalise and refresh and finally a special mango cleansing ingredient conditions and cares for your skin. The result is happy skin, happy mind, happy soul.

If you would like to know more about these products and how they could be added to your beauty regime, get in touch  and we would love to help.

Team Pure-Beauty

Halt the Effects of Stress with Pure Beauty

Halt the Effects of Stress with Pure Beauty

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Stress. It’s one of the biggest contributors to ill health in the world, but it’s something that almost all of us have to deal with on a regular basis. As well as having knock-on effects such as high blood pressure, insomnia, anxiety and depression, it can also contribute to certain negative aspects of the ageing process, leaving you looking far from your best. Obviously, reducing your daily stress levels is the most important thing to help you avoid all of the other side-effects, but we also wanted to give you a heads up about some of the amazing products that we stock which can really help with the physiological tolls that stress takes on our bodies:

Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift

The eyes are one of the most obvious places where stress takes it’s toll. Fine lines and puffiness from lack of sleep and frowning can make your whole face look aged and drawn, almost over night in some cases. This high-performance eye treatment and masque energises skin to reduce visible signs of stress and is suitable for all skin conditions. It firms and de-puffs the under-eye area while brightening dark circles and building your skin’s natural defences against stress.

Elemis De-Stress Massage Oil

Stress and tight muscles pretty much always go hand-in-hand; feeling stresses and upset makes us tense our muscles up which makes them feel tight and fatigued by the end of the day. Elemis has developed this massage oil which not only helps to loosen tight muscles, but will also use the aromas of rosewood, melissa, marjoram, geranium, rosemary, lavender and chamomile to soothe you from the inside out.

Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque

Stressed-out skin will often do all of the things you DON’T want it to do, with some faces reacting by becoming oily and others doing the opposite and drying out altogether. This masque treatment from Dermalogica is specifically designed to de-stress, utilising vitamin A to increase elasticity and moisture content while antioxidant Vitamin C aids in collagen synthesis and restores suppleness. Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5 promote healthy tissue regeneration, while calming botanical extracts of Licorice, Comfrey and Burdock soothe the skin.

Elemis Hydra-Nourish Night Cream

Nighttime is a great time to deal with stressed skin as it’s usually the time when you’ll be resting, full-stop. This means that you can use a more powerful treatment and give it time to sink in, without wiryying about greasy residue. This night cream from Elemis is an anti-oxidant rich night cream that helps prevent moisture loss and works to nourish and de-stress tired skin. It’s totally natural too, giving you the confidence that you aren’t smearing a bunch of chemicals over your face while you sleep.

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque

Dermalogica has also jumped on the ‘masques for stressed skin’ bandwagon with this hydrating mask which guarantees to pump your skin full of much-needed moisture which can be lost over the course of the day. It contains a soothing blend of botanicals which will soothe and calm your skin, leaving it plumped, smoothed and less red.

Soothe you skin with salt products from Pure Beauty

Dermalogica Hydro Active Mineral Salts

Despite getting bad press when it comes to your health, salt (well, sea salt to be precise) can actually help balance, protect and restore your skin. This is because sea salt is packed with magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium all of which are needed if you want great looking, health skin.

Dryness, dullness, irritation and blotchiness are all issues we hear about at Pure-Beauty and luckily we have some excellent products that contain sea salt and can help get your skin back on track.

We have mentioned it before, and we are sure we will do it again, but that is because Dermalogica Hydro Active Mineral Salts ‘rock’. Suitable for all skin types, this product can be used as either a smoothing salt scrub or added to your bath water for a heavenly mineral soak. So, how do these salts work? Firstly mineral-rich sea salt and natural kelp gently soften and polish tired skin. Then, Lemon, Rosemary and Tea Tree oils help purify the skin while Sandalwood, Lavender, Orange and Clary Sage oils smooth and condition it. Coriander, Cinnamon and Ginger have been added to the mix to stimulate the senses and the overall result is happy, hydrated skin and a calmer, clearer mind.

Elemis is a new range for Pure-Beauty and we are already in love with their BIOTEC Skin Energising Cleanser. The secret behind the success of this product lies with a unique solution of sea salt, minerals and electrolytes that help boost cell metabolism. A trio of acids have also been added so that excess surface oils and impurities are washed away but the skin is left rebalanced and your complexion looks fresh, energised and beautifully revived.

Sea salt has been mixed with skin loving Zinc and Copper in the Elemis BIOTEC Skin Energising Day Cream and the results are pretty outstanding. Alisma water plantain, Sodium PCA and Cranberry seed oil have been mixed together to feed the skin with nutrition and lock in moisture so skin looks, and feels, youthful and healthy.

If you need your aches and pain to melt away, why not try the Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak? This natural foaming bath soak eases overworked, tired, aching muscles thanks to sea salt being mixed with extracts of Birch, Juniper, Clove, Alpine Lavender, Wild Thyme and Blue Chamomile. Simply add three caps of the liquid to running bath water then lie back, relax and let your mind and body unwind.

Another new favourite for us is the Elemis Lime and Ginger Salt Glow. Lime, Ginger and Salt have been blended together with Bergamot, Coconut and Sweet Almond to create a gorgeous spa style exfoliant. These salts have been designed to be used in the shower and are especially effective on those stubborn areas like knees, elbows and feet. The salts come in a stylish jar not only clear away dead skin cells but also stimulate and tone the skin leaving it feeling seriously soft and totally revived.

If you’re interested in more details about these products, or would like to request samples, get in touch and we will be very happy to help.

Team Pure-Beauty