It’s all glow at Pure Beauty

Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask

At Pure-Beauty we sell a range of gorgeous products that care for your skin so it looks and feels great and gives you an inner confidence that makes you glow.

Today we are taking a look at some of the products that we think go above and beyond and hope you will love as much as we do.

Let’s start with the Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask, which is amazing for anyone dealing fine lines, facial scarring and uneven skin texture. The gel mask can be used twice a week to refine the surface of the skin and in just ten minutes it will feel smoother and clearer than ever. Magic, no, just a blend of superior ingredients that feed the skin rather than stripping away natural goodness so that your complexion is shine free and glowing.

The Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer can used on all skin conditions but really does perform well on dry and dehydrated skin. The lightweight, non-greasy formula hydrates the skin and takes it from being tired and dull to clear and silky smooth. The flawless transformation is thanks to the blurring effect of the H2ORelease™ Complex and Abyssinian Oil which together offer sustained hydration levels. A light tint provides neutral coverage, Whu-Zhu-Yu Fruit Extract enhances radiance and mushroom extract reduces pore size and appearance.

If it’s your eyes that are letting the side down, why not give the Decleor Hydrotenser Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum a try? This powerful hydro-tensor has been created for the delicate eye contour area and helps wake up and boost the eye area, while combating wrinkles and fine lines.  This powerful serum formulation, which contains Hyaluronic Acid, smoothes and moisturises the eye area and helps with the signs of ageing we all want to hide.

If you are looking for an everyday luxury that will make you glow, you might find the answer with the Elemis Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser.  This deep cleansing cream removes dirt, pollution and make-up so your skin can breathe again. Acai Palm Fruit, Moringa Oleifera and Noni Fruit not only purify, but also moisturise and hydrate the skin and leave it looking and feeling fabulous.

It’s not only your skin that can glow, but also your hair and for this we suggest using the Dermalogica Daily Cleansing Shampoo. This nourishing shampoo is sulphate-free, non-stripping and antioxidant-rich, so hair isn’t only clean and shiny but also protected from the elements. We suggest using this with the Dermalogica Daily Conditioning Rinse, which intensifies shine and helps with manageability thanks to Pro-Vitamin B5. Grapefruit, Lavender and Geranium oils have been added to the blend so it smells great and invigorates the senses.

Fancy trying one of these products but not sure which one? Get in touch today and we would love to help you make that choice.

Team Pure-Beauty

Five Ways to Bring Out Your Inner ‘Morning Person’

There seems two be to types of people in the world – those who leap out of bed in the morning, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, while the others take a rather less enthusiastic approach. For most of us, being a ‘morning person’ is just not in our make up and spending an extra hour in bed is ALWAYS welcome, but hardly ever possible. However, if you want to seem a little bit more on-the-ball in the mornings, there are some great products which can help you to fake that early morning glow!

Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex

Dark cirlces and heavy bags under your eyes are probably the biggest giveaway that you’ve beed dragged from your duvet rather than being willingly parted, so the first thing we recommend is this eye complex from Dermalogica. It contains that most holy of wakeful ingredients, caffeine, which when combined with other ingredients helps to shrink under-eye bags, reduce the appearance of dark circles and generally plump out the eye area giving a more youthful, and wakeful, visage.

Elemis Devils Mint Body Scrub

Nothing awakens the senses quite like a shower, but using this body scrub from Elemis will take your shower to the next level. It contains a number of highly fragranced, revitalising botanicals which help to awaken your sense, while the scrub polishes the skin, rids your body of dull, dead skin cells and leaves you looking and feeling more awake in both mind and body.

Decleor Iris Rejuvenating Night Balm

If you want to wake up looking like you’re well rested and ready for the day, getting the jump on it the night before is a great place to start, Decleor’s Iris Rejuvenating Night Balm will work on your skin over night, replacing lost hydration, plumping the skin and doing all the hard work to make you look more youthful before you wake up. As well as encouraging cell renewal, it’s made from 100% natural ingredients, and is perfect for more mature skin types.

Elemis BIOTEC Skin Energising Cleanser

One of the major things which prevents you from feeling your best in the mornings is a lack of sleep and feeling low on energy. Elemis BIOTEC Skin Energising Cleanser contains a trio of acids in an energising electrolyte solution, and the deep cleansing action helps reduce surface oils and impurities, whilst helping to rebalance the skin. It leaves the complexion looking fresh, energised and beautifully revived.

Elemis Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel

Sometimes, eye bags are so brutal that you really need to bring out the big guns to bring them under control, so we recommend keeping this anti-fatigue eye gel from Elemis on hand for such occasions. The cooling and energising gel instantly soothes and revives tired, puffy eyes and reduces redness. The natural ingredients improve hydration and offer almost instant results, allowing you to get on with the rest of your morning routine, knowing that you don’t have to wait an age for it to work.

Lavender is in the air at Pure-Beauty

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Gone are the days when lavender was a fragrance reserved for the older lady. The Latin name for lavender is ‘Lavare’ which translated means ‘to wash’, but this isn’t where the uses of this wonder plant ends.

The health benefits of lavender oil include treating anxiety, insomnia, depression and restlessness. It can also help with digestive issues, relieve headaches, sprains, toothaches and sores.

Many of the products we sell as Pure-Beauty are infused with lavender and today we are looking at how they can help you look and feel great.

If you are looking for a real botanical powerhouse, look no further than the beautiful Elemis British Botanical Shower Cream.  Lavender has been used in this dreamy, aromatic shower wash for the natural cleansing properties and ability to  treat damaged and inflamed skin. Thanks to Echium oil and vitamin rich organic oats and rosemary, this cream not only gently cleanses the skin, but also hydrates and nourishes it so you come out of the shower feeling as if you have had a spa treatment.

You might not know this but lavender has antiseptic and disinfectant properties and can also be used to desensitise the skin. For this reason, essential lavender oil is used in the popular Dermalogica UltraCalming™ Cleanser. This cool, soothing, pH-balanced gel cleanses the face but doesn’t disturb the skin’s protective barrier. Used morning and night, skin is calmed and the discomfort of redness and heat is taken away.

If your skin still needs a little extra love, why not also use Dermalogica Active Moist? This lightweight, oil-free daily moisture is easy-to-apply and thanks to a blend of plant extracts, leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. Extracts of Lavender, Mallow and Cucumber offer deep hydration and natural botanical astringents of Lemon, Watercress, Burdock and Ivy, refine the skin and improve texture and feel.

If you have sensitive, blemish prone skin or feel your complexion is looking dull and congested, the Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask could be perfect for you. This is a balancing, calming Kaolin clay mask that is infused with Rosemary, Thyme and Lavender essential oils. Non-setting and non-drying, this is can be used whilst relaxing in the bath and in just ten minutes it will help purify, soothe and rebalance your skin. Used overnight, this treatment goes a long way to repair and heal sad skin and leave it feeling refreshed and loved once again.

It’s not just your skin that can benefit from the powers of lavender, your muscles can too. At Pure-Beauty we love the Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak which works wonders on tired, aching muscles. Lavender has been blended with energising extracts of Birch, Juniper, Clove, Alpine, Wild Thyme and Blue Chamomile as well as healing sea salts. As well as dealing with aches and pains caused by exercise and psychical exertion, a 10-minute soak can also help ease period pains, swelling and stiffness and can even boost a sluggish circulation.

If you have any questions about these, or any other products, get in touch today and we will be happy to help and send you samples.

Team Pure-Beauty

Skin Focus – Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris

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Keratosis Pilaris may sound like some sort of tropical disease, but it is in fact a really common skin condition which affects many people all over the world. It’s characterised by areas of rough, raised skin which looks permanently goose-pimpled, usually affecting the upper arms, buttocks and thighs. It’s completely harmless, simply caused by a build up of keratin in hair follicles, but many of our customers who suffer from it find the appearance of the condition unpleasant and distressing. There are several things you can do to help with the appearance of keratosis pilaris – here are just a few:

Body Brushing

Body brushing can be really helpful for keratosis pilaris as it helps to dislodge the keratin plugs which are blocking the hair follicles. It’s important not to rub too hard as you’ll inflame the skin and potentially make the condition worse, but using an Elemis Body Detox Skin Brush with its natural cactus bristles will allow you to improve your skin’s texture, reduce the bumps and dryness and allow your skin to heal itself.

Go Soap-Free

Keratosis pilaris is hugely affected by dryness, and products which contain soap are renowned for drying out the skin. If you want to ensure you don’t to anything to exacerbate the problem, then swapping your usual body wash for something soap-free would be a really good idea. Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash contains no soap but keeps the skin clean and refreshed without drying the skin. It also contains a mixture of fragrant botanical extracts which help to unwind the mind while moisturising oils enrich the skin with much-needed hydration.

Moisturise

Using non-drying products and exfoliating the skin will help to limit regrowth of keratin plugs in the skin, but giving your skin as much added moisture as possible is probably the single-most important thing you can do if you want to go some way to reducing the appearance of the condition. Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream is the perfect product as it is quickly absorbed by the skin and will help smooth away dull, rough surface debris to retexturise and soften skin, while essential oils of Sandalwood, Orange, Clary Sage, Patchouli and Rosemary help to hydrate the skin and lock in moisture.

Avoid Heat

Having hot baths is a sure-fire way to strip moisture from the skin, so avoiding them is a sensible precaustion to take if you want to keep your keratosis pilaris under control. Lukewarm showers will keep your skin in a more healthy condition and will allow you to lock moisture in when using the products we suggested above, rather than letting your skin sweat it all out again!

Autumn the Dermalogica way at Pure Beauty

Dermalogica Gentle Soothing Booster

With the last bank holiday behind us (how did that happen?), schools starting for the new term and holiday makers putting their cases back in the loft, our attention is shifting to autumn.

This is a time for new beginnings, long walks in the leaves, scarves and jackets in the evening and a new beauty routine.

The thing is, as we move through the seasons, we don’t always know it but our skin’s needs change. The cooler autumn temperatures can actually dehydrate the skin and steal away that beautiful Ibiza glow. The result can be a tired, dull complexion that is more prone to breakouts and sensitivity.

Cleanse a different way
The cleanser that worked wonders over the summer may now dry out your skin and if it is being stripped of too much natural oil, it will compensate and produce more and more.  A gentle cleanser can help balance and soothe the skin as well as removing impurities, toxins and pollution and this is what you get with the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. We love this soap-free, foaming gel because while it removes the bad stuff it doesn’t disturb the natural moisture balance. This can be used on all skin types and thanks to extracts of mint and lavender your skin will feel great from the first use.

Switch your moisturiser
A moisturiser that works great in the heat, might not be up to the job of maintaining glowing skin in the run up to Christmas. We suggest trying the lightweight, oil-free Dermalogica Active Moist because it is perfect for daily moisture protection and deals with surface dehydration. This sheer, easy-to-apply cream is packed with Lemon, Watercress, Burdock and Ivy extracts that help refine the skin while extracts of Lavender, Mallow and Cucumber provide deep hydration.

Exfoliate the summer away
Yes, the warmer weather, sunny beaches and summer parties are great fun but they can actually leave your skin feeling a little tired. To clear the way for a fresh complexion, exfoliation is key part of any beauty routine and this is where the Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant comes into play. We love how this is gentle, non-abrasive treatment removes dead cells and instantly improves the look and feel of the skin. Natural fruit enzymes clear away dead cells and stimulates skin renewal while extracts of Lavender, Aloe Vera and Coneflower reduce sensitivity and soothe skin.

Sink a serum
Yes, we use serums as part of our facials at our Midlands based salon, but these increasingly products are ideal for use at home too. A good place to start is the Dermalogica Gentle Soothing Booster. Red Raspberry Extract soothes unhappy skin and moisture-rich honey swoops in to aid long-lasting hydration. Extracts of Calendula, Chamomile and Cornflower have also been added to reduce irritation. Simply squeeze a little serum onto your fingertip and massage into cleansed skin and let the goodness sink in before applying your moisturiser.

For customised skincare advice and samples, get in touch today and we would love to help.

Team Pure-Beauty