Destination: Skincare

Destination: Skincare

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If you’re jetting off to somewhere exotic for your summer holidays, there’s a good chance that you’ve already started thinking about packing and what you’re going to take with you. Packing your usual skincare might not cut it if you’re in a totally different environment to home, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the different types of skincare that you might want to pack, depending on your destination.

City Break

A city break during the warmer months might not be everyone’s idea of fun, but there are plenty of European cities which are coastal, giving you the best of both worlds. If you’re planning a trip to a busy city, one of your main concerns will probably be pollution, so investing in Decleor’s Anti-Pollution range before you jet off would be a good idea.

Dry Heat

If you’re going somewhere in the desert, like Egypt or Tunisia, the heat can feel very dry and in turn can make your skin feel parched. Drinking a lot of water is vital, as is using a good hydrating formula like Dermalogica UltraCalming Calm Water-Gel. It will give your skin a wash of moisture and refresh you immediately.

Humidity

Humidity can play havoc with your hair and skin, and many people report feeling like their skin has become extra oily when spending time in a humid environment. Jan Marini C-ESTA Oil Control Serum is designed to protect the skin against free radicals while controlling the amount of sebum your skin produces, which is essential if you want to combat oily skin.

Cold

If your idea of a vacation is more ski lodge than swim-up bar, then you’ll be aware that constant changes from cold slopes to warm lodges can dry the skin out, leaving your whole face feeling chapped. Dermalogica Super Rich Repair is a heavy weight cream that will deliver immediate benefits to extremely dry or dehydrated skin. It replenishes barrier lipids while moisturising skin as well as soothing and insulating skin from extreme environmental elements while fighting inflammation.

Watersports

If lounging by the pool is your idea of hell and you’d rather be jet-skiing than sunbathing, you’ll need a sun cream which can keep up with all of your activities. Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF50 is a water-resistant, broad spectrum sun protection for the face and body. It is suitable for all skin types and helps neutralise damage and bind moisture to skin without a greasy after-feel.

Repair dry skin with Pure Beauty

Elemis Pro Definition Eye & Lip Contour Cream
The winter can take it out of our skin and many people are currently finding they are dealing with dryness, flakiness, dullness, and breakouts too.

We sell a range of fantastic products that work on getting to the root issue of dry skin and help to repair it and ensure it is healthy and hydrated.

It is the soothing extracts of Thyme, German Chamomile and Lady’s Mantle that make the Elemis Sensitive Cleansing Wash a winner for dry skin. When water is added to this rich cleansing foam it conditions and moisturises the skin as the anti-bacterial properties calm and sooth it. We love this product because the high-grade proteins cleanse without harshness and from the very first use, skin feels softer and looks brighter.

If you have really parched skin that is tight and tired, the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster is your new best friend. This gentle but effective super-saturated hydration fluid works on even the driest skins, not only breathing life back into it but also smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. A concentrated blend of Panthenol, Glycolipids and Algae Extract come together to repair tissues and the Hyaluronic Acid means hydration is maximsed and elasticity is improved.

Lines around the eyes and lips are more prominent when skin is dry and dehydrated and this is where the Elemis Pro-Definition Eye and Lip Contour Cream comes into play. The rich cream is a potent mix of Edelweiss active plant stem cells combined with skin supporting Mafane Flower and Alaria Esculenta. Regular use of the cream can help create firmer, plumper skin and as it becomes more hydrated, lines are smoothed and a more youthful complexion is revealed.

If your skin needs love around the clock, the Decleor 24 Hour Hydrating Rich Cream can help. This rich moisturiser provides 24 hour hydration and offers a velvet finish and instant comfort. One of the key ingredients is Rosehip Oil which adds essential fatty acids to the skin while Avocado and Soy Plant Oils nourish the skin. Added Wild Pansy Extract captures vital moisture in the dermis and Néroli Essential Oil further hydrates but doesn’t clog or irritate.

If you need something a heavier duty, the Dermalogica Super Rich Repair is a brilliant choice. It is the Shea Butter and Oil of Evening Primrose that get to the heart of the dehydration that causes dryness and grey, tired tones. Antioxidant Soy Flavonoids protect against the elements while Oatmeal and Zinc provide relief to the itching that can occur with chronically dry skin. Apply to your face and throat, or just the troublesome dry areas, and let the magic powers of this cream get to work.

If you would like more information about how to deal with dry skin, or are interested in trying samples before buying something new, get in touch and we would love to help.

Team Pure-Beauty

Get Your Feet Ready for Spring

Get Your Feet Ready for Spring

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Okay, okay, so unless you live somewhere other than the UK, there’s a very good chance that getting your feet into sandals is the last thing you want to be doing at the moment, but we promise, warm weather is definitely on its way! Rather than a mad rush to get your feet into flip-flop wearing condition, we suggest starting now so that when the hot weather finally hits you can slip your summer shoes on without a worry. Here are some products which might help:

Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak

One of the best ways to soften the hard skin on your feet, prior to removal, is by soaking in the bath and this super soak from Elemis is a great way to enhance the skin-softening power of the water. It contains energising and uplifting extracts of birch, juniper, clove, alpine lavender, wild thyme and blue chamomile, combined with sea salt to warm the muscles and recharge the body.

Elemis Body Detox Skin Brush

Once your feet are soaked and the hard skin softened, giving them a thorough brushing with Elemis’ Body Detox Skin Brush will help to slough away the layers of hard skin which can make the feet look dry and unsightly. Regular brushing will prevent the build-up of hard skin and will improve the texture and tone of your skin.

Decleor Moisturising Body Milk

Moisturising should be a daily activity, but often people forget the driest areas of their body such as their feet. This body milk is light enough to be used on a daily basis but offers a rich wash of moisture to the skin, especially areas such as the feet, knees and elbows. It has a velvety texture and moisturises deeply, reviving dry skin in just one application.

Elemis Treat Your Feet Foot Cream

This cream from Elemis is designed specifically for your feet and contains shea butter and jojoba oil which intensely moisturise the skin, melting in beautifully. It contains a number of essential oils such as patchouli and jojoba which as well as adding to the overall effect of the moisturisation, also have aromatherapy benefits to increase your feelings of wellbeing.

Elemis Tea Tree S.O.S. Spray

If you’re prone to fungal issues on your feet, as many people are, this spray can help to prevent such issues thanks to its powerful combination of antiseptic and antifungal ingredients. It also provides a deodorising effect for the feet, cooling and refreshing them on hot days and killing the bacteria which can cause odours.

Reinvigorate Your Skin with Jan Marini Serums

We’re so excited to be offering Jan Marini products at Pure Beauty, and the diversity of the products they offer mean that we could go on about them for hours! Today, we thought we’d give you an overview of some of their most powerful products – the serums. Here are five of our favourite Jan Marini serums, and there’s one which will suit everybody:

Jan Marini Age Intervention Peptide Extreme

 

Ageing skin tends to look saggy because it starts to lose the ability to produce the collagen that gives the skin its plumped appearance, which is why Jan Marini produced this serum which has extreme rejuvenating properties. It encourages the skin’s own ability to produce collagen, using a concentrated blend of peptides, antioxidants, hydrators and soothing agents.

Jan Marini Age Intervention Retinol Plus

 

We’ve written before about how great retinoids are for the skin, which is why this serum is absolutely jam-packed with them! As well as helping to improve the appearance of skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage, this serum also soothes and reduces redness, making it the perfect all-round product for ageing or sensitive skin.

Jan Marini C-ESTA Oil Control Serum

 

Many anti-ageing products are simply too rich to use on already oily skin, but this serum combines the anti-ageing power of other Jan Marini products with an oil-control formulation which gives users the best of both worlds. With long-term use, the skin will appear smoother and more balanced, while wrinkles will be drastically reduced.

Jan Marini C-ESTA Serum

 

This serum harnesses the power of vitamin C to tackle the early signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, as well as DMAE for powerful free-radical protection. Daily use will lift, firm and tighten the skin of the face and neck and facial contours will appear tighter and more defined.

Jan Marini Transformation Face Serum

 

This lightweight serum is designed for ageing skin and helps reduce the visible signs of aging while providing exceptional hydration to the skin. It contains anti-aging peptides and hyaluronic acid, as well as a range of antioxidants, as well as aloe vera and other plant extracts which provide a deeply moisturised base and repair the skin from within.

Flower power from Elemis

Elemis Sweet Body Cream

Just look around and you will see gardens and parks coming to life as Mother Nature brightens up our lives and finally flowers are making their first appearance and blossom is in the trees.

While the seasons come and go, at Pure-Beauty we sell a range of gorgeous products from Elemis that take flower power to a whole new level so your skin can glow all year round.

Let’s start with a winner and the Elemis Sweet Orchid Body Cream. Delicately scented with notes of Oriental Orchid, Japanese Stone Orchid, Japonica and Mauve Butterfly Orchid this luscious lotion intensely nourishes and soothes skin from the very first use. Rich in hydrating polyphenols, this is the perfect product if you want to support the moisture barrier of your skin, something that can take a battering over the cold winter months. The fatty acids from the Sesame and Cherry Seed Oils will simply sink into your limbs and in not time your skin will feel better than ever.

We think it’s the Rose Absolut and Lavender that makes the Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules so special. Optimum levels of anti-oxidants smooth the visible signs of ageing and also replenish the moisture we lose each day. It is recommended that the contents of one pink capsule in the morning and the Rose will not only hydrate and soften he skin but also stimulates mood boosting endorphins. In the evening, the green capsule is used and Lavender heals and repairs the skin so you wake with happy skin and a smile.

It is important to take away all traces of the day off your face before you go to bed, and for this we love the Elemis White Flowers Eye and Lip Make-Up Remover. Made from hydrating White Peony extract and cooling White Tea, skin is soothed, refresh and clean and removes even the most stubborn waterproof mascara and heavy eye liner. White Water Lily has been added to the mix to tone and refresh even the most sensitive of skins, and we think when you see the results you will wonder why you haven’t used this remover before.

If you want to try something amazing, you need to add the Elemis Superfood Night Cream to your basket. It might sound more like a kitchen recipe than a beauty product but this super-rich night cream feeds dry and depleted skin, with intense nutritional goodness and super-boosts your complexion in seconds. Barley, Quinoa and Sweet Almond Milk nourish your skin as you sleep so when you wake it feels smoother, softer and revitalised. We love the blend of Lavender, Ylang Ylang and Vetivert oils which smell heavenly and help you to relax before you go to sleep.

There a few flowers more beautiful and delicate than the rose and this is why we adore the Elemis Rehydrating Rosepetal Cleanser. Perfect for sensitive skin, Vitamin E and F have been blended with Rosepetal Flower Water to hydrate and purify the skin as dirt and make up are removed so you are left with a clean, radiant complexion.

Elemis British Botanical Hand and Nail Butter harnesses the powerhouse of ingredients grown in the idyllic British countryside and makes the perfect addition to any beauty bag. Essential oils of soothing Lavender and Chamomile have been blended with Geranium and Palmarosa and skin conditioning Burdock extract and from the very first application hands feel soft, hydrated and are delicately fragranced.

If you would like more details about these, or any other products we stock, get in touch and we would love to help.

Team Pure-Beauty