Celebrities Who Love Our Ranges

Celebrities Who Love Our Ranges

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Celebrities are often the first people to get to try high-end products, and they usually have a team of make-up artists, dermatologists and other experts on hand to recommend the very best skincare on the market. Here at Pure Beauty, we stock products from Elemis, Decleor, Dermalogica and Jan Marini, all of which have masses of celebrity fans, so we thought we’d do some digging and find out which celebs swear by which products:

Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm

Loved by Christine Lampard and Charlotte Hawkins.

Christine says “I get breakouts so easily and I also suffer from skin pigmentation, so I’m quite conscious of what I put on my face – I love Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm.”

Charlotte adds  “I swear by the Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm. After you’ve applied it, you run a cloth under the hot water to take it off with. On Good Morning Britain I wear a lot of make-up and it’s important to cleanse your skin well at the end of each day.”

Jan Marini’s Daily Face Protectant SPF 30

Loved by Madeleine Stowe

Madeleine says “Staying out of the sun is important but you can’t cloister yourself. I love Jan Marini sunscreen. You can’t feel it when it’s on and it works really, really well.”

Dermalogica Power Rich

Loved by Britt Ekland

“Nowadays I use Dermalogica and a moisturising cream called Power Rich, which to me is the finest cream in the world. You can use it day and night. It comes in little tubes, perfect for travelling and for older skin.”

Decleor Aromessence Neroli Amara Hydrating Oil Serum

Loved by Karlie Kloss

Karlie says “”I like taking a basic cream and mixing in a drop of the Decléor Neroli serum. Especially in the winter, my skin gets really dry so I do whatever I can to moisturise.”

Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks

Loved by Cara Delevingne

Her make-up artist said “For Cara, all week long [for the Suicide Squad promo tour], I used Elemis pro-collagen hydra-gel eye masks under her eyes while I was doing her make-up, then I would peel it off and do her skin. It’s a great way of not only catching fallen shadow, but it also refreshes and plumps. Some mornings we started at 5am.”

Product Focus: Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel

Dermalogica Rapid Reveal PeelWe’re so excited to be telling you about the newest Dermalogica product on our shelves, the Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel. But what is this product, what does it do, and what else do you need to know about it? Here’s the full lowdown on this little miracle in a tube.

What does it do?

Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel is a maximum strength exfoliant that delivers powerful results at home. It dissolves dulling surface debris to reveal bright, healthy looking skin, reduces appearance of fine lines and smooths skin texture and helps maintain radiant-looking results between professional peel treatments.

Who is it for?

It’s perfect for people whose skin is showing the early signs of ageing, as well as those with more advanced ageing skin.

What’s in it?

A unique complex of phytoactive AHA extracts, lactic acid and fermented plant enzymes, pumpkin fruit enzyme and rice bran extract, as well as smoothing Australian caviar lime extract. It’s gluten free, paraben free, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and contains no artificial fragrances and colours.

How do I use it?

If you want to kick-start your results, we recommend using one tube every day for three days. After this, transition to one tube a week and massage over face, then allow to activate for 3-7 minutes. You may experience slight tingling. Rinse with cold water or wipe off with a cold, damp towel.

Anything else to remember?              

This is a potent product which literally removes the top layers of skin, so it’s essential to use at least an SPF30 sun cream on your face during treatment.

How much does it cost?

It comes in a bundle of ten tubes, which usually retail at £79.99 per week, but we’re currently offering it at 10% off, allowing you to pick it up for just £70.95, and when you consider the fact that this will last you two and a half months, it’s well worth the cost!

Related Products:

Decleor Daily Defence Fluid Shield SPF30 for sun protection

Jan Marini Age Intervention Gentle Cleanser perfect for post-procedural skin

Decleor Harmonie Calm Soothing Light Cream gentle moisturiser to help soothe, comfort and soften sensitive skin types.

How to Keep Your Tan Glowing Even in Autumn

How to Keep Your Tan Glowing Even in Autumn

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With the stunning weather we had in the UK this summer, many of us have managed to get a glowing tan without even needing to go abroad – and if you have been lucky enough to have a holiday, your tan is probably looking a million dollars right now! Despite the Met Office telling us that summer would probably last through October too, it seems like the nice weather is being replaced by clouds and drizzle already, so how do you prolong your tan when the sun isn’t on your side? Here are our tips:

Don’t Bathe!

Okay, so we aren’t suggesting that you don’t wash, but soaking in the bath for long periods of time is one of the quickest ways to lose your tan as the top, tanned layers of skin will soften and eventually slough off with too much regular soaking. Opt for brief showers using a gentle product like Elemis Skin Nourishing Shower Cream to wash your skin, as this will moisturise your body and prolong your tan as much as possible.

Don’t Exfoliate!

Just as we mentioned above, you’re trying to preserve the top layers of your skin as much as possible, so for now, exfoliation is off of the cards. If your skin feels dry or uncomfortable, Decleor Satin Softening Dry Oil is scented with a subtle, delicate and beautifully feminine fragrance, which leaves your body and face feeling softer and more comfortable.

Don’t Dry Out!

Moisture is the key to keeping your tan as golden as possible, even throughout autumn and winter, but many of us forget to moisturise our bodies when we’re covering them up with jumpers and coats! Elemis Skin Nourishing Body Cream contains oat kernel and limnanthes alba, combined with the lipid rich Sesame and Shea Butter, which ensures skin is left silky soft and healthy looking.

Don’t Forget Your Veggies!

There’s a whole lot of research which shows that a diet rich in beta-carotenes (a type of red-orange pigment) can help to prolong the glow of sun-kissed skin from within. The best natural sources are sweet potatoes, apricots, mangoes and obviously carrots, so be sure to munch on as many of these sunshine-coloured fruits and veg as you can manage.

Don’t Be Afraid to Fake it!

If you’re at a point where you really can’t do anything else to prolong your tan but you still feel a bit pale and drab, don’t forget that the healthiest tan comes from a bottle. A gradual tanner like Elemis Total Glow Bronzing Body Lotion is perfect for giving your skin a sun-kissed look without having to worry about the sun’s harmful rays, and you’ll be looking like you’ve just got back from the Bahamas even up to Christmas!

Autumn is the Time for Ath-Leisure

Autumn is the Time for Ath-Leisure

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Ath-leisure is one of those mixed-up words which seems to be popping up everywhere at the moment, but it describes the concept of going from gym to everyday life perfectly. Wearing leggings is no longer just for the gym, and many of us are combining gym and social life by going to classes and workout sessions with friends.

Dermalogica has jumped on the ath-leisure bandwagon by releasing an Ath-Leisure Essentials kit, which we’re giving away with a £70 on qualifying Dermalogica products, so we thought we’d give you an overview of what’s in the kit and why you should be using it:

Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner

This toner is absolutely ideal after exercise and other leisure activities as it contains skin-repairing aloe, moisture binding sodium PCA and soothing lavender, as well as balm mint and arnica which, when sprayed on, will add critical hydration after cleansing. It is suitable for all skin types and evens out porosity of the skin to allow moisturizer to be more evenly absorbed.

Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift

The next product in the Ath-Leisure Essentials kit is the Stress Positive Eye Lift from Dermalogica. After a workout (or even after a lot of leisure time!) the skin around the eyes can seem lacklustre, showing signs of puffiness and fatigue. This product is designed to invigorate the eye area, firming skin to help generate a lifting effect as well as visibly de-puffing the under-eye area. It energises skin and helps restore skin barrier integrity as well as brightening the appearance of dark under-eye circles.

Dermalogica SkinPerfect Primer

Everyone knows that your skin can be a little…tricky to deal with! This primer from Dermalogica is designed to sort out all of your skin issues in one swipe, hydrating the skin, reducing redness and evening out skin tone and texture.  Pearl powder and natural earth minerals provide a neutral tint to perfect skin tone and enhance luminosity and radiance while a potent peptide helps improve skin firmness, as sunscreens shield against sun damage.

The best part is, you only have to spend £70 on Dermalogica products to get this wonderful little kit, so you get to treat yourself to double the skincare!

The Kids are Back at School – You Deserve a Treat!

The Kids are Back at School - You Deserve a Treat!

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It’s almost the beginning of September, which can mean only one thing – school will be starting soon and you’ve survived the holidays! As much as we all love spending lots of time with our little cherubs in the holidays, there’s no denying the fact that we’re suffering with a little bit of burnout by the end of the six weeks holidays. But, now is YOUR time! Follow our guide below and treat yourself to a bit of pampering once the house is quiet and the kids are out of the way:

Take a Bath

Bathing during the holidays can be a bit of a wild ride – no sooner do you sink into the hot water than someone is banging on the door, demanding to use the loo, a small person strips off and gets in with you despite your protestations, and dreams of a soothing soak are a distant memory! But, now you’ve got time, run yourself a bath and add a splash of Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak, which will help you to relax and soothe your aching muscles.

Use a Mask

There’s a good chance that your skin needs extra pampering, after weeks of play dates and park days, so using a mask while you’re in the bath will give you the chance to repair your complexion. Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque would be a great place to start as it floods the skins with essential vitamins and minerals, while adding moisture and Vitamins E and B5 to promote healthy tissue regeneration.

Exfoliate

One of the best ways to make your whole body feel clean and properly refreshed is to use an all-over exfoliator, like Decleor 1000 Grains Body Exfoliator. It contains grapefruit essential oil, which gives it a sparkling, invigorating fragrance, and a combination of pearl sugar, argan shell and orange peel with fruit acids to totally exfoliate and resurface your skin, leaving it feeling softer, smoother and refined.

Give Yourself a Glow

While you might have managed to get a bit of a tan while running around after the kids for six weeks, it often starts to fade in September, which can leave you feeling a little flat. The best way to prolong a summer glow is with a gradual tanner like Elemis Total Glow Bronzing Body Lotion, which will build an even tan while deeply moisturising and nourishing the skin.

Don’t Forget Your Hands

We often find our hands look more than a little frazzled by the end of the holidays, thanks to endless craft mornings, digging in sand, fort building and all the other activities which please your kids but ruin your manicure! Treat your hands to regular applications of Elemis Exotic Frangipani Monoi Hand and Nail Cream to leave hands delicately scented, deeply nourished and replenished for long lasting comfort.