Five Common Problems for Teen Bodies

teenage skin problemsTeenagers don’t have it easy; the surge of hormones as their bodies move into adulthood causes a whole host of issues and keeping things under control can be tricky. Dermalogica and Decleor have got some great products to help so we thought we’d take a look at the most common problems and give you some solutions.

Greasy Skin

Keeping your skin clear of grease and dirt is the key to preventing clogged pores and acne, so choosing a targeted skin regime for teen skin is essential. Dermalogica’s Clear Start range is designed specially to tackle teenage skin and consists of cleansers, toners, masques and treatments, as well as a handy Clear Start Breakout Clearing Kit full of travel-sized products to get you started.

Greasy Hair

Keeping your hair clean is obviously the key to avoiding lank, greasy locks, but washing too often can strip the hair of essential oils. Opting for a clarifying product like Dermalogica Shine Therapy Shampoo will help to clear the greasy build-up, but following up with a lightweight conditioner such as Dermalogica Silk Finish Conditioner will also help as it will add moisture to the hair without weighing it down.

Underarm Odours

During puberty, teenagers develop new apocrine glands which release pheromones, responsible for creating body odour. Staying clean can help but controlling the odour with a deodorising product is also important. Dermalogica Environmental Control Deodorant uses Coriander, Parsley, Clove and Hyssop to neutralise odour and inhibit the production of the bacteria which causes stinky pits, making it an essential for any teenagers wash-bag.

Smelly Feet

Feet are another place which contain a lot of sweat glands and in the same way that puberty increases the chance of underarm body odour, smelly feet are also hugely common. Encourage your teenager to keep their feet clean, wear clean socks and ventilate their feet as much as possible to avoid bacteria growth. They could also benefit from soaking their feet in a solution of Dermalogica Hydro-Active Mineral Salts to help to freshen the skin and kill bacteria.

Dry Skin

Obviously, it’s common to associate teenagers with greasy skin, but it’s also a really common time to develop dry skin conditions such as dermatitis as the body is simply out-of-whack. Opting for a non-greasy moisturiser such as Decleor Shine Control Oxygenating Fluid will ensure that teenage skin gets essential moisture without adding to excess sebum and making the face look overly shiny.

Try something new from Pure-Beauty Today

Pure Beauty Daily Resurfacer

We all tend to stick to the same tried and tested products when it comes to our beauty routine.

That favourite cleanser, the moisturiser that never lets you down, your favourite bubble bath and the foundation you know just works with your complexion.

Why change things?

Well, at Pure-Beauty we have a range of outstanding products for all skin types and conditions and are confident if you try something new, you’ll love it.

After months of hiding under thick jumpers and jeans, your body might feel like it needs a little TLC? Why not go for the Dermalogica Body Therapy Skin Kit? This fantastic pack contains a set of products that will help soothe your mind, body and soul thanks to the unique blend of essential oils and natural botanicals. The Conditioning Body Wash cleanses and purifies the skin leaving it feeling invigorated. Buff away dead cells to reveal smooth, polished skin with the Exfoliating Body Scrub. Finish by applying the heavenly Body Hydrating Cream to ensure your skin is hydrated and the moisture is locked in.

One totally new product for everyone is the amazing Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque. This is an all-in-one treatment that detoxifies, brightens and invigorates all skin types. The fast acting, easy to remove formula rescues tired, lack-lustre, dull skin leaving it ready for spring. This masque has recently landed on our shelves and currently has 10% off, making it £34.20.

If you feel as if your eyes could do with a bit of a lift, look no further than the Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex. Particularly suitable for drier and prematurely-ageing skin, this cream helps to even out wrinkles, crow’s feet, puffiness, dark circles due to hyper-pigmentation and skin sensitivity. Packed with ingredients including Soy, White Tea extracts and Vitamin C, start using this cream on alternate nights initially, and you will soon see and feel a difference.

Skin can become dull and tired over the winter so why not inject a little life into it with the Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer? This exclusive three-in-one treatment resurfaces and smoothes the skin without causing irritation or redness. It also helps reduce the signs of premature aging, and the botanical complex brightens the skin and helps even tone and balance pigmentation. Designed for daily use, the Daily Resurfacer comes in 35 sealed pouches and a clever sponge evenly distributes the treatment and adds to the effectiveness of the resurfacing process.

With your skin smooth and hydrated, you might want to think about a fresher look when it comes to your make up? The newly formulated Dermalogica Sheer Tint SPF20  is a lightly tinted and provides a natural looking, all-day sheer wash of colour. Light-diffusing Iron Oxides provide translucent colour for radiant skin, and broad-spectrum sunscreens protect against damaging UV rays. Hydrolyzed Pearl amino acids, Hyaluronic Acid and antioxidant Walnut Seed extracts help improve your skin’s texture and reduces the appearance of fine dehydration lines. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colours this product that will see you, and your skin, through spring and summer perfectly.

If you have any questions about these, or any of our products, get in touch and we will be very happy to help.

The Benefits of Charcoal


One of our very best selling products at the moment is the Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque, which is a product popular with people of all skin types. Charcoal is a powerful and effective ingredient and is perfect for use on the face as it performs a number of functions. We thought we’d take a look at the main benefits of charcoal so that you can see why Dermalogica’s Rescue Masque is so well-loved:

Killing Bacteria

Blemishes and infections are not a desirable look for your face, so preventing them before they occur is a wise move. Charcoal contains bacteria-killing properties which will stop infections in their tracks and dry blemishes before they even occur.

Balancing Sebum

Charcoal is naturally absorbent, so if you’re prone to oily skin, using a product containing charcoal will help to soak up all of the unwanted sebum and help you to rebalance your complexion. It also soothes the skin, which will prevent your skin from over-producing sebum in the future.

Unclogging Pores

Using charcoal in a masque is a wise move because as it dries, it actually draws dirt and impurities away from the skin. This means that if you have open pores or are prone to blackheads, this masque will actively improve the appearance of your face.

Removing Microparticles

During the course of the day, the skin is exposed to a mass of chemicals and other pollutants, which cling to the skin and cause all sorts of issues. Charcoal will remove these particles, helping your skin to breathe again, leaving the surface of your skin clean and free from blemish-causing nasties.


Unlike chemicals used in products by other manufacturers, charcoal is inert, which means that it isn’t absorbed into the body and, even if it was, it’s a completely natural substance which will do no harm. This leaves you with the peace of mind that using this product will only be beneficial and never cause any unwanted side-effects.


As we mentioned above, charcoal has a soothing, cooling effect on the skin, which is great if your skin is feeling dry or irritated. Hyper-sensitised skin can behave in a number of annoying ways, either drying out and becoming flaky or wildly over-producing oil, so treating an irritated face with charcoal can really help to get things back to normal.

Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque

Travel the world with Dermalogica

Body Hydrating Cream

Passports up to date, hotel found and tickets placed somewhere safe, the only thing left on the holiday packing list are your beauty products.

Whilst you can decant your favourite products into little bottles and stick with what you know, going away is the perfect time to try something new.

At Pure Beauty not only do we sell the regular Dermalogica sized products, but also offer the travel sizes.

These are perfect for your suitcase but there is sufficient product for you to decide if you want to make the switch permanently.

The Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel is a soap-free, foaming gel for all skin types. Designed to thoroughly remove impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance, this 50ml tube is perfect for washing away sand and salt from the beach. Calming Balm Mint and Lavender extracts soothe the skin and natural Quillaja Saponaria takes away toxins and deep-cleanses debris. Skin is left soft and smooth and you will feel great.

Being on holiday isn’t an invitation to miss toning your skin out of your beauty routine. The Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner blends skin-repairing Aloe with Lavender, Balm Mint and Arnica and together they help hydrate sun-kissed skin. Arnica and Cucumber extracts help keep skin smooth and refreshed and ready to absorb your moisturiser.

We all know that flying can dehydrate your skin and this is where the Dermalogica Antioxidant HydraMist comes into play. This refreshing antioxidant product is packed with flash-firming properties, which improve skin texture whilst intensely hydrating dry, dehydrated skin. The mist-on formula is packed with White Tea, Licorice and Vitamin E that fight damaging free radicals. A Vitamin C complex, combined with collagen-stimulating peptides, helps with firmness and elasticity so those fine lines are eased. Hyaluronic Acid quenches dehydrated skin and Pea Extract firms, lifts and tighten. All of this in a tiny but mighty 30ml pump!!!

Dermalogica Shine Therapy Shampoo is daily-use shampoo that that contains extracts of Lemon and Tea Tree, combined with strengthening Panthenol and can be used to enhance all hair types. Highlight-enhancing Rosemary Oil and deep-cleansing Lavender Extract restore lift and bounce while and Citric Acid reduces flakiness and. The result is healthy, shiny hair with maximum body whether you are home or away.

Follow the shampoo with Dermalogica Silk Finish Conditioner. Silky Wheat Proteins, balancing Vitamin A and strengthening Panthenol improve your hair’s shine and manageability, which is vital when you are dealing with chlorine and salt. Clean-rinsing Lemon, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree extracts combined with Lavender, Ylang-Ylang and Rosemary give hair a healthy silk finish and leaves it smelling amazing.

Whilst many hotels offer beauty products, we don’t think anything will compare with the Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash. Packed with purifying essential oils and natural extracts not only does it cleanse your skin but the formula conditions it whilst de-stressing the mind and soothing the senses. Well, you are on holiday; you would expect nothing less, would you?

With your skin clean and refreshed, it will be totally receptive to Dermalogica’s Body Hydrating Cream. This amazing cream blends Hydroxy acids from Sugar Cane and Apple with Lactic Acid smooth to relieve skin dryness and Green Tea, Lavender, Tea Tree and Chamomile oils soothe and soften the skin. Essential oils of Sandalwood, Orange, Patchouli and Rosemary help hydrate the skin and lock in moisture, which is exactly what you need after a day on a hot beach.

Once you are home we are pretty sure you’ll not only be in love with the products you took, away but also your silky soft skin.

5 Most Common Reasons for Split and Peeling Nails

There are many reasons for dry nails which crack and peel and although treating them will help, identifying the cause of the problem could help you to prevent them altogether. Here, we take a look at the five most common causes of split and peeling nails to help you to avoid those things in the future.

Typing and Texting

It’s a fact of modern life that most of us `spend a large portion of our day hitting a keyboard or a screen on one type of device or another. The actual act of hitting something with your nail can cause small stress fractures, which get worse over time because there’s never any respite. Try trimming or filing the edges of your nails and using the fleshy pad of your finger to type, rather than your nail.

Cleaning Products

Bleach and other harsh cleaners may be brilliant for getting your house ship-shape, but having such harsh chemicals in contact with your nails is one of the easiest ways to completely strip away the nails’ natural moisture and protection. It may seem like a stupidly simple fix, but ensuring that you wear gloves during your chores will give your nails a much-needed barrier against harmful compounds, and using a product like Dermalogica Multivitamin Hand and Nail Treatment will help to replenish lost oils.

Nail Varnish

There are SO many ways in which nail varnish negatively affects your nails – firstly, they stop your nails from breathing and they also contain chemicals which dry them out. Also, leaving nail varnish on for too long can cause your nails to harden and go yellow, whilst using a remover which contains acetone will do your nails even more damage. Leaving nails natural and treating them with oil for a few weeks will give them a chance to recover before you bedazzle them again.

Low Vitamin Levels

If your nails seem to be perpetually brittle there’s a good chance that you might be a little low in iron or essential vitamins and minerals. Adding a multivitamin or an iron supplement to your daily routine would be a really good way to help your nails from the inside and will allow them to grow back stronger than ever.

Cutting Your Cuticles

When your cuticles are looking ragged, it’s really tempting to cut them back into oblivion, but removing too much cuticle can actually be bad for your nails. The cuticle acts as a barrier for the edge of the nails, so when trimming, try to leave a little cuticle if possible as this will help to keep your nails in balance.