Changing Seasons and Our Skin Part 3 – Moisturisers

A moisturiser is one of the two most important elements in everyone’s skincare regime. Your moisturiser is beneficial in the following ways:

  • Hydrate and Nourish your skin – even oily skin types
  • Repair and Protect
  • Replenish essential elements

Moisturisers are critical to your daily skincare regime and are always the final step in your routine.

When the weather changes one of the most common elements to look at changing will be your moisturiser. Due to the effects of the cold and the wind, combined with the drying nature of central heating, a richer moisturiser maybe needed either once or even twice a day until the milder weather comes again in the new year.

Dermalogica Moisturisers

Dermalogica have a great range of moisturisers and we are able to make recommendations for alternatives when the weather turns and you feel you could use that little bit extra.

Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion

Oil Control Lotion is designed for those with the oiliest of skin types and whilst it would be rare for this group to suffer, a great alternative would be Active Moist. It is still a moisturiser for oily skin but it is a little richer and would be useful as a next step.

Dermalogica Active Moist

Active Moist is one of Dermalogica’s top 10 products and certainly number 2 only to Skin Smoothing Cream in the moisturiser rankings. It is designed for use by normal/oily skin types and it will be people with this skin type and normal/dry skin types (see Skin Smoothing Cream) which will be more likely to make a change when the weather turns. The logical next step would indeed be the Skin Smoothing Cream and many of our customers make this change as the weather deteriorates.

Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream

Skin Smoothing Cream is Dermalogica’s best selling product by far. As mentioned previously it is designed for normal/dry skin types and people in this category will tend to need to change more than any other and move to a richer cream such as the Intensive Moisture Balance or Super Rich Repair.

Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance

Intensive Moisture Balance is the richest of the main line moisturisers. It designed for very dry skin and is an ideal night cream when combined with Skin Smoothing Cream. If you are using the Intensive Moisture Balance and the weather is affecting your skin the last resort would be the Super Rich Repair which is the richest moisturiser that Dermalogica produce.

Dermalogica Super Rich Repair

Super Rich Repair is a good as it gets in terms of rich moisturisers. It is part of the AGE Smart Range of products and is vacuum sealed due to the nature of the ingredients and how they need to be stored before application to your skin.

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50

Dynamic Skin Recovery is again a part of the AGE Smart Range and works brilliantly in conjunction with the Super Rich Repair as a morning moisturiser.

Dermalogica UltraCalming Barrier Repair

UltraCalming Barrier Repair is a unique product and could be considered as an additional layer for anyone suffering with the weather. Barrier Repair is a moisturiser designed primarily for sensitive skin types but works in conjunction with all of the other moisturisers but especially Skin Smoothing Cream. For people who spend a lot of time outdoors during the cold weather the Barrier Repair and Skin Smoothing Cream combination is very much a winner. Simply apply Barrier Repair after cleansing and then follow with the Skin Smoothing Cream.

You can Buy your Dermalogica Moisturisers from Pure Beauty Online now.

Facebook Give-Away of Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum

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This week’s Dermalogica Special Offer on Pure Beauty is on Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum which we are offering for £46.20 – which is 20% off.

Dermalogica Overnight Repair SerumThe Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum is part of their AGE Smart Range range which designed to deal with the signs of ageing and drier skin types. The Overnight Repair Serum is a wonderful product that you apply of an evening, before moisturising (or even instead of!) which is applied to your face and throat using fingertips and gently pressing into your skin focusing on areas that concern you.

Benefits of Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum

  • It works together with your body’s circadian rhythms to help nourish your skin whilst enhancing skin renewal and cell recovery.
  • It’s formulation as a serum enables the beneficial ingredients to be delivered much quicker resulting in a more effective performance.
  • It increases the strength and therefore appearance of your skin.
  • It boosts your skin’s luminosity while you are asleep.

Free Give-Away if you Like Our Facebook Page

We currently have 1653 (15/10/2014) Likes on our Pure Beauty Online Facebook Page and as soon as we reach 1750 Page Likes we will choose someone from random from everyone that likes our page and they will receive a Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum from free!


Free Dermalogica Pick ‘n’ Mix Cover Tint or Sheer Tint

We currently have a fantastic Free Gift with Purchase Offer for our Pure Beauty Online customers.

When you spend £60.00 or over on any Dermalogica Products (not Decleor we are afraid – sorry!) then we will send you a Free Pick ‘n’ Mix Dermalogica Sheer Tint or Cover Tint.

Dermalogica Sheer Tints and Cover Tints are the tinted facial product range that come in 2 weights and 3 shades:

  • Dermalogica Sheer Tints are a lighter coverage moisturiser that are available in Light, Medium and Dark and whilst providing a light coverage and colour wash they also contain SPF20.
  • Dermalogica Cover Tints are a more medium coverage foundation that are also available in Light, Medium and Dark and will provide a slightly heavier coverage and colour wash and they also contain SPF30.

The 3 colours are as follows:

Sheer and Cover Tint Light Shade

Sheer and Cover Tint Light Shade

Sheer and Cover Tint Medium Shade

Sheer and Cover Tint Medium Shade

Sheer and Cover Tint Dark Shade

Sheer and Cover Tint Dark Shade


  • We will only be able to send one FREE Pick ‘n’ Mix Dermalogica Cover Tint or Sheer Tint per order.
  • The value of the Dermalogica Products on qualifying orders must be over £60.00. Postage cannot be included.
  • The offer is exclusive to Dermalogica Products. The value of any other products will not be counted in the £60.00 total required to be spent on Dermalogica Products for the offer.
  • The FREE Pick ‘n’ Mix Dermalogica Cover Tint or Sheer Tint will not appear in your basket but will be added when we pick and process your order.
  • The choice of product and shade which is added to your order is completely at random and we are afraid that we will not be able to take requests from customers for specific products.
  • Each of the FREE Pick ‘n’ Mix Dermalogica Cover Tint or Sheer Tint have a short expiry date which does not affect their application or colour and should not affect your skin in any way, although as with all new products that you introduce to your skin, we always recommend Patch Testing first. The Expiry Dates are only there due to the SPF content in the product and are fine to use but please note that the SPF protection should not be taken into consideration.

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Changing Seasons and Our Skin Part 2 – Cleansers

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A key element in each and every Skincare Routine is your Cleanser which is designed to prepare your skin for the products that follow. Cleansers do this by:

  • Removing debris that has naturally built up throughout the day
  • Removing environmental pollutants
  • Removing makeup
  • Rebalancing oilier skin types
  • Hydrating drier skin types

Cleansers are such a critical element in your daily Skincare Routine because the products that are designed to follow them cannot work to their best without them. For example, it is simply not worth applying a Moisturiser without Cleansing first.

Most people who experience a change in their skin as the weather deteriorates will not need to change their Cleanser but for those who are affected by the colder, windier days they should consider looking at alternative Cleansers as a first step.

Dermalogica Cleansers

Dermalogica have a great range of daily and treatment Cleansers all of which we can recommend alternatives for if you find that you many want to look at changing your cleanser as the weather changes.

Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser

The Dermal Clay Cleanser is an ideal cleanser for very oily skin types. An alternative would be to choose the Special Cleansing Gel which is suitable for normal (oily and dry) skin types.

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

The Special Cleansing Gel is ideal for most normal skin types – both slight oily or slightly dry. An alternative would be the Essential Cleansing Solution which is suitable for dry skin types. The UltraCalming Cleanser may also be suitable for some under these circumstances.

Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution

The Essential Cleansing Solution is suited to dry skin types being a creamy cleanser. An alternative maybe the UltraCalming Cleanser which could help ease any sensitivity created by the weather changes.

Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser

The UltraCalming Cleanser is suitable for sensitive skin types and doesn’t even require water to be used to remove it. An alternative maybe the Essential Cleansing Solution due to it’s richer and creamier texture.

You can Buy your Dermalogica Cleansers from Pure Beauty Online now.

Changing Seasons and Our Skin

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It will soon be time for the circle to turn and for the seasons to change. The early mornings are already a little darker and the nights are slowly drawing in and whilst we are enjoying a most wonderful Indian Summer we all know that it will soon come to an end.

As the seasons change it is quite natural that our skin can change too. Skin that has been oilier in the warmer spring and summer months may now become a little drier and require more moisturisation. Sensitive skin can be a particular problem as the environmental elements that can aggravate and make the situation worse begin to appear. It is not only cold, wind and rain that can cause issues, but also the tools we use to keep these at bay, such as central heating, may have an effect too.

Part of the preparation for the changing seasons is considering if the products you are using in your Skincare Regime are suitable for the colder weather. In all likelihood the products that you use in the height of summer are suitable in the depths of winter, but there are some that find that they have to change with the weather.

There are 7 Pillars of a Great Skincare Regime but even with a Basic Skincare Regime changes can be made. Changes to key elements of the regime such as your Cleanser, Toner or Moisturiser can make all of the difference during these months.

Over the next few posts we will be discussing each of these key element changes in turn and making suggestions of Dermalogica and Decleor Skincare Products that you could change to in order that the transition in seasons is managed for you and your skin’s health.

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Spots on the Body

It seems that many people suffer from painful spots and infected hair follicles on the body. It is often found to be a particular problem on their back and chest and it can be a real issue that can be difficult to deal with.

We always recommend that any spots that appear on your body should always be seen by your doctor to ensure that they are simply breakouts on the body and nothing more serious. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

Spots on your body are not only painful but they can also be unsightly and make you feel very self concious about yourself and your appearance to others. We believe that prevention is always better than cure.

Breakouts on your body are usually caused by the same issues that cause breakouts on your face: one of your pores becomes blocked through various means, bacteria develop and grow resulting in the raised, red and painful spot. The problem is that the treatments that can be effective on the face are usually quite expensive and are not designed to cover such a large area.

We have had a lot of experience with this particular problem at Pure Beauty and we have found that once the medicinal treatments have finished it is a good idea to try and prevent future breakouts. Our advise is to use a good quality body wash and exfoliant in the shower and work them really well in the areas where the breakouts are likely to occur on your body. Our favourite combination is using the Conditioning Body Wash with the Ultimate Buffing Cloth, both from Dermalogica.

Using these two products together enables you to work the Conditioning Body Wash into an high lather and then apply it using the very gentle abrasive action of the Buffing Cloth all over your body but concentrating on the specific areas of concern to you.

These products are not designed specifically to be treatments for body acne, but the ingredients used within the Conditioning Body Wash and the exfoliating action of the Buffing Cloth when combined treat your skin and keep it free of the problems than can combine to produce spots on your body.

Extremely dry sensitive skin

Dry and Sensitive skin often go hand in hand and can be the cause of pain, discomfort and emotional upset.

It seems to be a problem that many people have to live with on a daily basis yet they can find it difficult to deal with.

There are a multitude of reasons for sensitivity and it often, although not always, goes hand in hand with dryness. The sensitivity can often be the cause of the dryness.

Initially it would be beneficial to find out what it is exactly that causes your skin to become sensitive. The reasons can be many and varied and can range from environmental factors such as heat and cold, ongoing exposure to the weather, medical conditions or the ingredients in the skin care products being used.

There are entire ranges from both Dermalogica and Decleor that we offer that are designed specifically to deal with sensitive and dry skin. One of our favourites is a combination of the Dermalogica UltraCalming Barrier Repair and the Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream.

Both of these products are moisturisers and whilst it may seem excessive to use two moistuisers on a daily basis we have found, as have many of our Salon Clients and Online Customers, that the combination is exactly what a lot of people need. The Barrier Repair is a silicone based moisturiser that really helps with the sensitivity whilst the Skin Smoothing Cream helps combat the dryness.

Dry and Sensitive skin is a real problem for some people and it can cause genuine and prolonged concern but there are many ways of helping to deal with it and using the right skin care products is one of the key weapons in helping to tackle these issues.