Coffeeberry- What Are The Benefits?
Posted in 'General' on September 18, 2012
With one of the most potent forms of antioxidants in any natural ingredient, 3 times more potent than Green Tea, Coffeeberry is a wonder ingredient with noted benefits.
The properties of Coffeeberry means that it boasts intense anti-ageing benefits, helping to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as dramatically evening out irregular skin tones. With proven results combatting pigmentation and dull skin, Coffeeberry is a skin brightener, working to naturally rejuvenate and illuminate the complexion. What's more, the blend of antioxidants helps to replenish skin moisture on a deep level, as well as cleansing the skin of impurities and protecting it from environmental stresses.
It is due to its remarkable effect upon the skin that Coffeeberry is a choice ingredient in skincare and makeup, notably featured as the prime ingredient in Priori's natural Coffeeberry range.
If you'd like to find out more about Coffeeberry, or anything else, you can ask our Therapist during Therapy
hour every Thursday from 1pm to 2pm.
What is Rosehip Oil?
Posted in 'General' on September 14, 2012
Rosehip Oil is an ingredient heralded for its ability to dramatically improve the skins appearance, helping to improve things such as wrinkling and pigmentation. With increasing popularity and media interest, it has become vital to ask: What is Rosehip Oil, and how does it work?
As the name suggests, Rosehip Oil is taken from the "hip" of rose, which is the seed pod that occurs after the petals fall off. It contains a variety of nutrients and antioxidants, such as vitamin a, vitamin c, oleic acid, linolenic acid, lycopene and beta-carotene, making it an absolute powerhouse of skin boosting ingredients.
A rich source of essential fatty acids, which are vital for helping to regenerate skin cells and repairing skin tissue, Rosehip Oil has proven to be immensely effective against scarring, pigmentation, stretch marks, and other ailments caused by skin damage.
In addition to its supreme healing ability, Rosehip Oil is a highly effective moisturiser, helping to nourish dry areas of skin whilst not increasing the moisture too much in oilier areas. Due to its balancing nature, Rosehip Oil can be used by anyone, dry and oily skin alike.
Although at its best when used as a preventative measure to stop skin damage, Rosehip Oil also proves effective in reversing the signs of damage that have already occurred, working over time to reduce the visible signs.
Bearing all this in mind, it is no surprise that Rosehip Oil is being called out as a wonder ingredient. If you'd like to find out more about Rosehip Oil, or other beneficial ingredients for skin health, you can ask our Therapist during Therapy hour every Thursday from 1pm to 2pm.
Posted in 'General' on September 10, 2012
In Marine Cosmetology and Spa Therapies, Cosmetic companies draw their product richness and treatment effectiveness from the marine universe, utilising a distinctive expertise in harnessing the powerful riches of the sea for well-being and aesthetic use. The sea constitutes an immense reservoir of substances uncompromised by modern day living: oligo elements, amino acids, proteins and vitamins, all captured within the range. For example, one alga contains a thousand times more iodine, one hundred times more calcium and ten times more magnesium and copper than an earthly plant.
Since the mid-1960’s Thalgo have been making the most of the extraordinary potential of the sea to develop their professional treatments, skincare and dietary supplements, supporting the brands original concept of Thalassotherapy, the treatment of the body using natural sea water. The vast potential of marine life, with over 500,000 aquatic species and 25,000 algae of which only 30 species are being used today, is only just beginning to be scientifically employed. Essential for revitalizing, rebalancing and healing the body, Thalgo’s recognised medical patent, Micronised Marine Algae, ensures the very best results.
Algae – is it delicious? It looks like it, but what is behind this beautiful green colour?
They are a very large and diverse group of simple, typically autotrophic organisms, the largest and most complex of which are called seaweeds. Did you know there are over 35,000 types of algae in the world and only 1% is used?
Posted in 'General, Skin tips' on August 24, 2012
Corrective concealers are available in a variety of colours, such as orange, yellow, green, purple, pink...I could go on. But what is their purpose? How we do use them, and are they right for you?
When you understand colour theory, corrective concealers can prove incredibly useful in hiding those little imperfections that mar our appearances; so get colour savvy and learn how to make them work for you.
Concealer counteracts redness; it is useful in concealing rosacea, blemishes, acne and scarring.
Concealer counteracts blue; it is useful in concealing dark circles and stand out blue veins.
Concealer counteracts purple; it is useful in concealing dark circles, purple bruising and scarring.
Concealer counteracts yellow; it is useful in covering up skin sallowness.
Concealer counteracts grey; it is useful in brightening skin with dull, grey undertones.
Basically, by counteracting the unsavoury discolouration, corrective concealers work by neutralising the problem so your complexion appears flawless. Easy peasy!
How much make-up is too much?
Posted in 'Unassigned' on August 17, 2012
I don't understand kids these days, with the tights as pants, the see-through shirts and the use of bronzer as foundation, and I'm only 21. Check out this article on practical make-up application for teenagers over at BeautyHeaven!