The oils that can feed your skin

Let’s face it, oil tends to get a bad rap in the press, but when it comes to your skin it could be the best thing to use. Far from leaving your face shiny and greasy, the right oils can help to ease, smooth, restore, plump and heal, yes really. We …

Skin Superfoods – Cucumber

For years, cucumber has been known as a cooling veg which is great for the skin, and many a facial is completed with a couple of slices on your eyes to reduce puffiness. However, those who are ‘in-the-know’ know that cucumber is great for the skin in so many ways, …

Our Five Best Skin Purifying Products

When it comes to beauty buzz-words, “purify” is once which gets used a lot – but what does it really mean to purify the skin? Well, in simple terms, purifying your skin just means clearing it of the toxins and bacteria that build up throughout the day. We have several …

Say Goodbye to Frown Lines

Frown lines usually form in the forehead area between the eyes and above the nose, and although they can worsen with age, they can develop on anyone. The area where frown lines form is an area of high movement, and although many people turn to botox to paralyse the forehead, …

Lotions and Creams – What’s the Difference?

If you’re not familiar with the products in a particular range, or just aren’t hugely knowledgeable when it comes to skincare, all of the various terms might seem confusing. Two of the most commonly used words in skincare are “lotion” and “cream” and while it might seem like these are …

A Herbal Treatment for Your Skin

Mankind has been using combinations of herbs for centuries to treat a whole load of ailments, and these days, the best beauty products also harness the powers of nature. From lavender to soothe the skin to rosemary which helps aching joints, we stock a whole range of products which are …

Argan Oil – the Newest Wonder Ingredient

We’ve written before about how the beauty industry is often influenced by trends, just like the fashion industry, and trends of new wonder-ingredients pop up on an almost weekly basis. With brands like Elemis, Decleor and Dermalogica, however, it takes a lot more than “trends” to influence what they put …

Healthy hair for spring

The Beast from the East may have left our shores, but the snow and wind it bought our way marked the end of a harsh winter. As well as your skin taking a battering from sub-zero temperatures outside, and central heating blasts inside, your hair can also be damaged by …

Micellar Madness at Pure Beauty!

You may have noticed that micellar products have become all the rage recently, with just about every beauty brand out there getting in on the act. Decleor and Elemis are no exception and have released their own products using micellar technology (which, by the way is pronounced MEE-cellar, not MY-cellar!) …

A Balm for Every Problem…

Beauty balms are becoming more and more popular, and with good reason; they often tackle a number of problems with just one product. Balms are rich and potent and offer the skin an extra dose of healing goodness, and are especially good after cosmetic procedures or sun exposure. Elemis, Dermalogica …