Keep your skin hydrated this summer

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We know it isn’t super-hot in the UK right now, but over the summer months it is key to keep your skin healthy and hydrated.

At Pure-Beauty we stock products from Decleor and Dermalogica and both brands offer a range of options that ensure moisture is locked in and your skin is totally hydrated.

We have had a look at what’s on offer to keep you, and your skin, happy.

Decleor Micellar Oil uses the powerful combination of oil and water to work deep into the pores, cleaning away dirt and impurities and even the most stubborn make-up. Sweet Almond Oil, rich in essential fatty acids, strengthens and soothes the skin whilst Vegetal Squalene maintains hydration levels.

Whilst some people think toners dry out the skin, with the Dermalogica Antioxidant HydraMist this couldn’t be further from the truth. This refreshing spray has flash-firming properties designed to improve skin texture whilst hydrating dry and dehydrated skin. Hyaluronic Acid acts as a hydration magnet and Pea Extract creates instant firming action to lift and tighten. Rose and Clove extracts comfort and refresh skin leaving it feel soft and and soothed.

Decleor 24 Hour Hydrating Cream Rich is a new addition to the well-love Hydra Floral range. The unique formula of ingredients, protect against pollution and dehydration and thanks to the velvet finish, skin is protected as the seasons
change. Rosehip Plant Oil offers essential fatty acids and avocado and soy nourish. Wild Pansy Extract captures moisture in the dermis and spreads moisture to the epidermis whilst Samphire Extract retains moisture on the surface of the skin. Suitable for normal and dry complexions, this cream is best used after cleansing and toning, morning and night.

If you are looking for a hydration boost, look no further than the Decleor Multi-Protection Expert Mask. Hyaluronic Acid plumps the skin and eases fine lines and after ten minutes your skin is left moisturised fresh with softness and comfort restored. Once or twice a week you can apply a thin layer of the mask to a cleansed face and around the eyes. Massage this into the skin with upward circular movements, leave for ten minutes and removed with cotton wool to reveal beautiful, hydrate skin.

Hydration comes in many forms, and adding a serum into your beauty routine can offer big rewards. Dermalogica Skin Renewal Booster combines Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Hibiscus Extract to exfoliate dead cells, which leads to improved hydration and skin texture.

It isn’t just your face that can get dry in the summer, your body can take a beating too. Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream is an advanced formula packed with essential oils that smooth and condition the skin. Hydroxy acids from Sugar Cane and Apple have been combined with Lactic Acid to relieve dryness and Green Tea, Lavender, Tea Tree and Chamomile oils soothe and soften the skin. Essential oils of Sandalwood, Orange, Clary Sage, Patchouli and Rosemary help hydrate the skin and lock in moisture leaving your skin feeling amazingly hydrated.

Your hands are often uncared for, but this can be changed by using the fantastic Dermalogica Multivitamin Hand and Nail Treatment. This intense, non-greasy treatment is designed to protect and repair chapped hands as well as strengthen nails against splitting and peeling. Provitamin B5 and Algae Extract have been mixed with Sweet Almond Oil to help heal dry, rough hands and provide an invisible barrier and lock in moisture. Keep a tube in your bag, or the bathroom, and let the antioxidant extracts of Ginkgo Biloba and Grape Seed guard against further damage and keep your hands pigmentation free thanks to Licorice Extract and Vitamin C.

If you need further advice get in touch with the Pure-Beauty team who will be more than happy to help.

Reduce Your Pores with Dermalogica and Decleor

enlarged poresSometimes, it’s possible to have the clearest complexion in the world, only for the overall appearance of your skin to be ruined by large pores. In the old days, we used to be told that splashing our face with cold water would help, but now we realise it’s a little more complicated than that. Here, we take a look at what causes large pores and which products we can use to help to improve their appearance.

Deep Cleanse

One reason for large pores is that they’ve become clogged with dirt and sebum, so naturally, keeping your face clean can help matters. Opting for a deep cleansing treatment like Decleor Deep Cleansing Clarifying Clay Mask will help to keep your skin, and especially your pores, completely free of dirt by using the active clay to wick oil away from the area, and will allow your pores to shrink back down.

Daily Cleanse

In terms of your daily routine, opting for a cleanser with oil will actually help to remove excess sebum from your skin, so something like Decleor Soothing Micellar Water is an excellent first line defence against enlarged pores. It’s delicate enough to be used on sensitive skin and will help to shrink enlarged pored daily.

Retinoids

We now know that Retinol is one of the best things for keeping skin smooth, rejuvenated and clear, so opting for a night cream such as Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair will allow your skin to repair itself overnight. You’ll wake up with more balanced skin and pores which have visibly shrunk.

Sun Protection

We all know how important it is to protect ourselves from the suns harmful rays, but over-exposure to the sun can also have an impact on pore size, as well as causing the skin to over-produce oil in an effort to repair itself. This will leave the pores extra clogged and even more open. The simple answer is sun cream; opt for a special face cream containing SPF for your daily usage, such as Decleor Daily Defence Fluid Shield SPF30 and consider using Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 if you’re on holiday or very fair skinned.

Disguise

Another option for dealing with enlarged pores is to conceal them with a product such as Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer. As well as working in tightening the pores, this primer will even the surface of the skin and offer a dramatic blurring effect, reducing the appearance of pores and other blemishes and leaving your skin looking flawless.

Pure-Beauty, the place to buy Dermalogica products

Exfloiant Pure Beauty

Not only is Pure Beauty, a highly respected beauty salon in the Midlands, but also an authorised UK Dermalogica stockist.

From the lightweight, oil-free Dermalogica Active Moist moisturiser to the Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream and soap-free Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, we have some for everyone.

Today we are going to look at some of our top selling products, which if you are new to the brand, you might want to try at the start of your Dermalogica love story.

When it comes to clean skin, look no further than the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. Suitable for all skin types, this soap-free, foaming gel removes impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance, something that is key in a good skincare routine. Quillaja Saponaria removes dirt and excess oils whilst balm mint cools and calms the skin. Lavender Extract assists in the cleansing action and your skin is left feeling clean and refreshed and ready for toning.

Speaking of toners, we have one or two that we think you might like. The Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner is in our top ten best sellers and for good reason. A cool, refreshing blend of skin-repairing Aloe and soothing Lavender, Balm Mint and Arnica hydrate the skin after cleansing. Suitable for all skin types, this fragrance-free spray can be used throughout the day to keep your skin feeling great and free of tightness.

Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream is popular moisturiser and a big seller at Pure-Beauty. This product is perfect for drier skin types and is excellent at smoothing fine dehydration lines and relieving the tightness caused by dry skin. Lecithin and Aloe Gel nourish the skin whilst extracts of Mallow, Cucumber and Arnica get to work soothing and hydrating it. Grape Seed Extract, a fantastic anti-oxidant, is mixed with Vitamins A, C and E to reduce free radical activity. Rich emollients help shield against dehydration and pollution and herbal extracts restore suppleness and tone. The overall effect is gorgeous skin that will make you smile.

If you want to remove dead cells to reveal brighter, smoother skin, give the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant a try. Gentle enough to use on a daily basis, this product leaves your skin feeling amazing. The unique, rice-based enzyme powder magically comes to life when mixed with water. Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes smooth the skin and help accelerate cell renewal. A unique Skin Brightening Complex of Bearberry, Aspergillus, Grapefruit and Licorice helps correct skin pigmentation and Rice Bran and Rice Extract egulate melanin production. A super-soothing blend of Green Tea, Ginkgo and Colloidal Oatmeal calms inflammation, leaving skin feeling extraordinarily clear, refreshed and super-soft.

Dry and prematurely ageing skin often needs a boost and one sure way to achieve this is by using the Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Firm. The potent ingredients help protect, repair, strengthen and improve your skin whilst helps getting to work on the fine lines around your eyes and mouth. Seaweed Extract, and infusion of vitamins and an organic shield protect against damage, accelerate repair, strengthen elasticity and improve smoothness. Gently pat a small amount of the paste around the eye area, concentrating on areas of visible aging morning and night, and wait for smoother skin to come along.

Every Dermalogica order comes complete with free, fast delivery across the UK and our team are here to help.

Team Pure-Beauty.

The Lazy Girls Guide to Beauty

If you’re the kinda girl who wants to look her best but struggles to find the enthusiasm for the endless primping and preening, you may find that life is a constant battle between looking like the Crazy Cat Lady from The Simpsons and actually putting in a little bit of effort. Here at Pure Beauty, we believe that there should be products for people with every kind of beauty regimen, from the strict to the…sloppy…so we thought we’d take a look at some multi-functional products which can help the Lazy Girls amongst us to look better in a fraction of the time.

Decleor BB Cream 24 Hour Hydration SPF15

Decleor BB Cream 24 Hour Hydration SPF15

Can’t be bothered with a full face of make-up, but want to give yourself a more even complexion? Decleor’s BB cream not only gives your skin a luminescent glow and later of colour, it also offers 24-hour moisturisation AND SPF coverage for your face, giving you three functions in one little bottle.

Dermalogica UltraCalming Redness Relief Primer SPF20

Dermalogica UltraCalming Redness Relief Primer SPF20

If you suffer with skin redness but don’t want to slather your skin with foundation then this primer is a great way to get your skin looking presentable. It contains soothing ingredients which will reduce irritation and calm the skin, reducing redness, as well as moisturising your face and giving you an SPF20 barrier against the sun, which will help your over-sensitised skin to stay looking great. It also mattifies and smooths the appearance of your skin, giving you so much more than any bog0standard foundation but with minimal effort.

Decleor Soothing Micellar Water

Decleor Soothing Micellar Water

Micellar water is a truly multifunctional product and is perfect for the lazy girls amongst us as it cleanses the skin, removes eye make up, tones, encourages the skin to retain moisture, reduces redness and soothes the skin and even protects the skin against external irritants, giving you the opportunity to do all of those things with just one bottle.

Decleor Intense Brightening Mask

Decleor Intense Brightening Mask

Okay, so applying a face mask may seem like a lot of effort, but this face mask is actually made of fabric which is enriched with ingredients which will brighten and refresh your skin, giving your complexion a truly intense lift. This means that you don’t have to spend ages picking tiny bits of face mask off of your face afterwards and you’ve got a great excuse to sit around doing absolutely nothing!

Decleor Circularome Stimulating Body Serum

Decleor Circularome Stimulating Body Serum

If you find that you feel sluggish after a hard day and want a product which will help to stimulate your senses, get your circulation flowing, reduce water retention in your limbs, leave your skin feeling super soft and also smells amazing, then look no further than this serum from Decleor. This is perfect product to use after you get out of the bath or shower, especially after a hard days work, and will perform a multitude of functions with just a few sweeps of your hands.

Dermalogica and Rosemary

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Native to the Mediterranean, rosemary is a herb which is often used to flavour soups, sauces, stews and meats such as lamb.

However, there is more to cooking when it comes to this evergreen wonder plant. As well as being known for boosting the memory, reducing stress and strengthening the immune system, it can also be made into an essential oil. In this form it acts as a natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and disinfectant as well being used to stimulate hair growth. It can also be used for anxiety, depression, headache, rheumatism, respiratory problems and in the care of skin and hair.

Many of the Dermalogica products we stock at Pure-Beauty, contain Rosemary and we have had a look at just a few of them.

The Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution is a rich, creamy cleanser that nourishes the skin as well as cleaning away the dirt of the day and dead cells. Natural Safflower Oil softens and conditions skin whilst powerful Vitamins E and C smooth the skin. Extracts of Rosemary and Lemon refresh tired skin leaving it feeling clean, soft and supple.

Purifying essential oils of Tea Tree, Lemon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary are used in the Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash to invigorate the skin. This popular product is soap-free and acid-balanced so that skin is left feeling refreshed and clean but moisture isn’t stripped whilst washing. The pure, botanical extracts provide a natural conditioning lather and because the formula is enriched with essential oils, skin is left smooth and supple.

If you feel like you need a little extra boost why pop some Dermalogica Hydro-Active Mineral Salts in your bath? The mineral-rich sea salts, kelp, essential oils, spices and skin-smoothing enzymes come together to exfoliate the skin leaving it super-smooth. Sandalwood, Lavender, Orange and Clary Sage oils are mixed with those of Lemon, and Tea Tree, so skin is left silky smooth. The warming and fragrant spices of Coriander, Cinnamon and Ginger relax the body and uplift the senses for a soothing, stress-reducing muscle soak. When you get out of the bath, not only will your skin glow but you head will of cleared and you’ll feel totally relaxed.

Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream is a gorgeous, body lotion which is packed with hydroxy acids and essential plant oils. The anti-inflammatory properties of Green Tea, Lavender, Tea Tree and Chamomile oils soothe and soften the skin, while essential oils of Sandalwood, Orange, Clary Sage, Patchouli and Rosemary help hydrate and lock-in moisture. as well as being perfect for everyday use, this is real holiday product for using after a long day in the sun.

You might not expect to find Rosemary in a deodorant, but that is exacrtly what is found in the Dermalogica Environmental Control Deodorant. Totally free from potentially irritating aluminium chlorohydrate and drying alcohol, this invisible formula glides onto the skin and is quickly absorbed, leaving no residue or stains. Created for even the most sensitive skin, an aromatic blend of Rosemary, Lemon Peel, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree essential oils fight odour leaving you feeling fresh and ready to face the day.

For any addition information, or to find our about other products we stock, get in touch and we will be very happy to help.

Team Pure-Beauty