Discover the power of roses at Pure Beauty

Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing CleanserThe beauty of roses extends beyond their pride of place in gardens around the world and their delicate fragrance. This iconic bloom has been recognised for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities so it is little surprise that all the brands we stock at Pure Beauty, use it in some of their products.

The Decleor Rose D’Orient Soothing Night Balm is 100% natural and has a lush texture that simply melts into your skin. This aromatic night-care treatment is perfect for sensitive skin that needs a little extra TLC. Used on a regular basis, the balm helps to soothe skin and ease irritation and is also pretty good at protecting lipids. Simply warm a little balm in your hands and after cleansing your face, apply in light sweeping strokes and awaken to softer, happier skin.

We love the Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator and for good reason. This brilliant product is packed with micro-spherical Jojoba beads and hydrating Absolute Moroccan Rose which together are brilliant at restoring the skin’s youthful appearance. Gentle enough to use every day, this fantastic exfoliator will refine, revitalise and brighten all skin types, leaving it free of dead cells and more receptive to moisturisers than ever.

If you want to achieve superior smoothness and ultra-clean skin after just one use, we think you’ll be impressed with the Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser. This dual-action exfoliating cleanser not only deals with ageing by removing clogging debris but also accelerates cell renewal thanks to the addition of Lactic Acid and antioxidant Vitamin E conditions and softness. Gorgeous Rose Flower Oil is key in calming sensitivity so that skin texture is improved and  serums and moisturisers really penetrate and get to work.

For something a little special, we love the hydrating Elemis Absolute Eye Mask. Designed to support the eye area and reduce the appearance of fine lines, this product is applied to the eye contour and removed with damp cotton pads after ten minutes. The masks can be used twice a week and the ingredients will help decongest, firm, tone and minimise dark circles.

For a real goodness boost, we suggest trying out the Decleor Rose D’Orient Soothing Oil Serum. This super serum has been designed to immediately soothe and calm sensitive skin. The elixir of 100% pure and natural essential oils is perfect for the daily care of sensitive and reactive skin and you will wonder how you ever lived without it. Morning and night simply apply two drops over the face, pressing the goodness into your skin lightly with your fingertips and follow with your regular moisturiser.

For a little bit of rose luxury everyday, you can’t go wrong with the Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil. Winter Rose Oil, which is rich in Omega-9, has been blended with skin-conditioning Chia seed extracts and together they effectively remove make-up while maintaining the skin’s delicate natural barrier. For a little extra love, vitamin-rich Pomegranate has been added and if you simply massage into dry skin morning and evening, the luxurious, milky lather will leave skin looking healthy and radiant.

If you need any further information or would like samples, get in touch and we will be very happy to help you.

Team Pure Beauty

How to Deal with Ingrown Hairs

There are very few people on the planet who’ve ever managed to avoid ingrown hairs – whether you’re male or female, there’s a good chance that you remove hair from some part of your body by either shaving, waxing, threading or some other method and this automatically increases your risk of ingrown hairs. In simple terms, an ingrown hair is a hair which curls back into the skin or grows sideways, growing beneath the skin instead of breaking through and if they’re left for long enough can form a boil. We’ve put together some tips for helping you to avoid or treat them, regardless of your preferred hair-removal method:

Prep Your Skin

Before shaving or waxing, you should exfoliate your skin. This will get rid of the layer of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin and release any small hairs which could potentially be starting to grow in. It will also help to lift the hair that you’re about to remove, giving you a much closer shave or more effective wax because the hair is standing to attention and waiting to be removed.

Use a Preventative Gel

Decleor has actually produced a product which is designed specifically to reduce the formation of ingrown hairs. Decleor Post-Wax Double Action Gel is an aloe vera based gel which should be applied after waxing and will help to soothe the skin and stop ingrown hairs before they even have a change to form.

Use a Hot Cloth

If you’ve discovered an ingrown hair, the temptation is to squeeze it like a spot but this can cause scarring and can even force bacteria back into your skin, causing infections. Place a clean cloth into the hottest water you can tolerate and place it over the ingrown hair for up to five minutes, this will soften the skin and start to draw the hair out naturally. If you absolutely cant resist popping it out, use a pair of tweezers that you’ve sterilised in boiling water or alcohol to minimise the risk of infection.

Try Retinoids

Retinoids have been shown to be really effective against ingrown hairs, and if you remove hair from your face then a masque containing Retinyl will be particularly helpful. Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque is great for soothing stressed out skin and the inclusion of Retinyl (a powerful form of vitamin A) could be a fantastic ally against the damage that shaving, waxing and threading can do to your face.

Use an Antibacterial Wash

If your face is prone to ingrown hairs, an antibacterial facial wash could help to reduce the swelling and inflammation that can occur when an ingrown hair becomes infected. Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash is designed to kill spot-causing bacteria and would also be effective against infected pores caused by ingrowing hairs.

Plumping Products at Pure Beauty

 Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks

If you are into plumping products, you will no doubt of noticed that ‘hyaluronic acid’ is an ingredient that is being used more often, but do you know why?

Essentially, hyaluronic acid works a little bit like a sponge because it holds onto water and keeps it in the skin. While it occurs naturally in the connective tissues in our bodies, as we age, the production of hyaluronic acid slows down.

Not only does this magic ingredient helps plump out and hydrate the skin, it all assists with smoothing the texture and restoring luminosity, and this is why it is appearing in more and more beauty lines.

Your eyes are on the first place to start to show the signs of ageing and this is where the Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift comes into play. This high-performance eye treatment is suitable for all skin types and is great at energising and brightening the skin to help combat the visible signs of age and stress. The active, cooling cream-gel contains Sea Water Extract and Arctic Algae which deal with puffiness and dark circles and the hyaluronic acid molecules hydrate and firm.

If you have skin that needs extra nourishment, you might be interested in the Elemis Hydra-Boost Sensitive Day Cream. This anti-oxidant rich, fragrance-free day cream contains Hyaluronic Acid which locks in essential moisture, while extracts of Mirabilis Jalapa and Orange Blossom Milk sooth, moisturise and comfort the skin. Regular use protects the skin and leaves it calmer, more balanced and perfectly hydrated.

Shaving can cause the skin to become inflamed and dehydrated and prevention is generally better than cure in this situation. Dermalogica Soothing Shave Cream helps you achieve a smooth, clean shave and the ultra-lubricating cream helps skin recover from damage and prevent, or lessen, the aggravation caused by shaving. As well as containing Aloe, Vitamin E and Jojoba oil, this product is rich in Hyaluronic Acid so the skin maintains moisture and hydration levels.

Powered by a unique blend of African Birch Bark, Red Seaweed, Padina Pavonica and Hyaluronic Acid, the Elemis Pro-Collagen Super Serum Elixir is a popular choice with our customers, and for good reason. Massaging a couple of pumps of the concentrated super serum into the skin morning and evening, offers significant hydration and reduces the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles that can make us look older than we are and cause social embarrassment.

For a real treat, we suggest trying out the Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks. Potent Plankton extract has been combined Padina Pavonica and Chlorella for instant skin-tightening, while Hyaluronic Acid hydrates the delicate eye area, leaving it looking smoother and feeling softer. Simply place the mask, sticky side down, onto the under eye area, and relax for twenty minutes as the ingredients get to work on those fine lines and wrinkles.

For more information about these products, or to try samples, get in touch today and we would love to help you make the right choice for your skin.

Team Pure-Beauty

The Best Products for Getting Rid of Make-Up

The Best Products for Getting Rid of Make-Up

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Keeping your face clean is absolutely vital for maintaining the delicate balance of your skin, but some normal cleansers just aren’t powerful enough to melt away your make-up, especially if you’re using a lot of waterproof or oil-based products. Here at Pure Beauty, we carry several products which are designed specifically to remove stubborn make-up, and here are five of the most popular:

Elemis White Flowers Eye and Lip Make-Up Remover

This product from Elemis is formulated specifically to tackle lip and eye make-up, melting it away easily without damaging the delicate skin in these areas. It’s tested by ophthalmologists and is safe for use by contact lens wearers, and will also condition your eyelashes and soothe the eye area as it does it’s work.

Decleor Refreshing Eye Make-up Remover

Decleor call this make-up remover a ‘bi-phase’ treatment, and you can see why straight through the bottle! The two distinct fluids consist of camelia oil to remove waterproof make-up such as mascara, while the cornflower water helps to soothe, de-congest and help to reduce dark circles under the eyes. It’s also sensitive enough for contact lens wearers and the most sensitive skin types.

Dermalogica Soothing Eye Make Up Remover

This make-up remover from Dermalogica is an alcohol-free, oil-free formula which instantly dissolve all traces of eye and lip make-up, including stubborn mascara. It contains silk amino acids which help to condition your eyelashes, leaving your face feeling cleansed, soothed and comletely well-balanced after just one use.

Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil

Waterproof make-up can be tricky to remove and it make sense that a water-based product just won’t do the job, which is why cleansing oils are perfect. This one from Elemis melts away the make-up with ease and doesn’t require rubbing, which protects your skin from abrasion. It contains over 90% organic oils, including pomegranate and winter rose, which will maintain the skin’s natural oil balance and leave you looking healthy and radiant.

Decleor Brightening Cleansing Oil

As well as removing all traces of make-up and daily grime, this cleansing oil from Decleor is designed to revive your skin’s natural luminosity and brighten a dull complexion. Unlike other harsh cleansers, this oil will leave your skin feeling moisturised and comfortable, rather than tight and dry, and will strengthen the skin’s own barrier, helping to avoid future damage from the elements.

Escape the winter with Pure Beauty

Elemis Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream

With Christmas gone and summer a world away, what better way to warm up this winter, than by creating you own little bit of paradise at home thanks to Pure-Beauty.

We sell a range of products that will transform your bathroom into a sanctuary and ensure your mind, body and soul escapes the elements that can be so harsh at this time of year.

For many of us, a hot shower isn’t just an escape from the worries of the day, it can also allow our skin to become soft and supple. When you step into the steam and take the Elemis Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream with you? This luxurious formulation cleanses the skin without stripping your protective surface oils. The rich, distinctive infusion of exotic Tahitian Monoi oil, Tiare flowers soaked in Coprah oil and Frangipani flowers can be used daily and will leave your skin feeling beautifully soft and supple and if you use the Elemis Frangipani Body Oil afterwards, you will smell amazing.

When the cold has really got into your bones and only a hot bath will do, Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak is your friend. This natural foaming bath soak has an energising aroma that clear foggy heads as overworked, tired, aching muscles are eased. Extracts of Birch, Juniper, Clove, Alpine Lavender, Wild Thyme and Blue Chamomile have been combined with natural Sea Salt and together the ingredients warm the muscles and recharge the body.

Layers of heavy clothing, central heating and freezing winds can make skin feel, and look, dry. The Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream can help with this as hydroxy acids and essential plant oils have been combined to help smooth and condition the skin. Anti-inflammatory properties of Green Tea, Lavender, Tea Tree and Chamomile oils further soothe and soften the skin, and the addition of Sandalwood, Orange, Clary Sage, Patchouli and Rosemary oils hydrate the skin but lock in moisture.

If you want to turn the heat up when it comes to exfoliating, we think you might like the Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant. This powerful product incorporates self heating technology elements that are activated on contact with water. The burst of heat assists with the penetration of active ingredients so you are left with refined skin that is radiant and smooth.

Nothing soothes the mind, melts tension and warms the body quite like the Elemis De-Stress Massage Oil. Aromatherapy experts have blended pure essential oils of Rosewood, Melissa, Marjoram, Geranium, Rosemary, Lavender and Chamomile which together take away stress and leave skin feeling softer than ever, and smelling great.

For more information about these products or try samples, get in touch today and we would love to help make winter a little less cold.

Team Pure-Beauty