Spring has Sprung!

Spring has Sprung!

Spring is officially here and it’s that time where we get the itch to spring clean everything in our lives, including our face, hair and body!

Face –

Dermalogica have introduced the double cleanse which will leave your skin feeling extra clean and fresh without it feeling stripped and dry.

Step 0- the ‘Precleanse’. The step before your actual cleanse to remove dirt, makeup, built up sebum, sunscreens and environmental pollutants from skin’s surface. By doing this it will enable your skin to be thoroughly cleansed after ready for your skincare products that follow. Having clean skin will allow the skincare products to work more effectivity and sink into the skin easier and quicker as it wont have to battle any over makeup/ residue/ dirt on the skin.

Dermalogica PreCleanse– A lightweight Olive and Apricot Kernel-based cleansing oil, fortified with Kukui Nut, Borage Seed and Rice Bran oils, that gently liquefies sebum and oil-based debris from the skin’s surface. The hydrophilic (water-loving) formula enables PreCleanse and oil-based debris to be readily rinsed away without leaving behind any greasy residue.
– Removes oils without compromising skin’s natural barrier lipids or clogging pores.
– Fortified with conditioning essential fatty acids to help smooth, calm and nourish skin.

Dermalogica PreCleanse BalmPreCleanse Balm comes with a double-sided, ergonomically-designed mitt for enhanced cleansing and exfoliation to leave skin super clean.
The new Balm to Oil formula cuts through buildup in just one application, setting the stage for your healthiest skin ever. Long stay lipsticks, waterproof mascara, sunscreen and pollutants are no match for PreCleanse Balm!
The oil based formula gathers grime like a magnet, while citrus and lavender essential oils relieve mental and physical fatigue and energises skin tissues, making it the perfect companion for healthy, glowing skin.

Step 1 would be to then follow with a normal cleanser or if you do not wear much makeup or simply don’t have the time for 2 cleanses then stick to 1 cleanser but find the best one that will work for you and will give your skin the most benefits. Here are some of our top picks for different skin concerns –

For Oily Skin – Elemis Balancing Lime Blossom Cleansera uniquely textured, fresh-scented lotion brimming with active extracts of Lime Blossom to help naturally balance and repair the skin. This cleanser is ideal for balancing combination or youthful skin types prone to breakouts.

For Sensitive Skin – Ren Skincare Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Gel– A lightly foaming gel cleanser that gently but thoroughly removes all traces of dirt, pollution and makeup to leave sensitive skin thoroughly cleansed, refreshed and soothed.

For ageing skin – Dermalogica AGE Smart Skin Resurfacing Cleanser–  A dual-action exfoliating cleanser containing Lactic Acid that smoothes, retexturizes and delivers ultra-clean skin. Use of this cleanser prepares skin for maximum penetration of AGE Smart active ingredients.

For Dry Skin – Elemis Rehydrating Rosepetal Cleanser– Active extracts of healing Rosepetal, Lecithin and Vitamins E and F replenish moisture levels, whilst gently purifying the skin. Elemis Rehydrating Rosepetal Cleanser is a rich, aromatic Cleansing Milk that helps restore the youthful bloom to dehydrated and mature skin.

For acne prone skin – Medik8 Beta Cleanse – Designed for acneic and problem skin, Medik8 betaCleanse is a lightweight, gentle formula that leaves skin feeling cool, refreshed and thoroughly clean removing dirt, oil, impurities and make-up as well as uncloging pores but without over drying the skin, causing irritation or stripping its natural protective oils.

For dull skin – Ren Skincare Radiance Micro Polish Cleanser – This two in one gentle foaming cream cleanser washes away dirt and make up while micro beads of Amber Powder buff away dead skin cells.
Polish the skins surface to reveal brighter, healthy, radiant skin.
Papain an enzyme extracted from Mexican Papaya works with Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid to further exfoliate and brighten the skin.

For large pores – Ren Skincare Clarimatte T Zone Control Cleansing Gel – A purifying, antibacterial cleansing gel for skin that is prone to oiliness and breakouts, particularly in the T-Zone.
Removes dirt and dissolves excess sebum while unclogging and reducing the appearance of pores.
Salicilin from Willow Bark provides mild exfoliation and has antimicrobial properties to purify problem skin, reduce pore size and minimise spot formation. Flavonoids from Mayblossom tone and decongest the skin, helping to reduce sebum production and minimise the appearance of large pores.

For fine lines – Decleor Youth Cleansing Milk An anti-ageing cleanser with extreme hydrating power to plump the skin and enhance its youthfulness. This paraben-free formula contais Magnolia Essential Oil to soothe dehydrated skin and protect it from anti-oxidants, helping the skin stay younger for longer. Sweet Almond Oil gently cleanses and removes make up and Hyaluronic Acid moisturises, reduces dryness and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles.

Don’t forget your body! The skin on our body needs to be cleansed just as much as our face despite not having as much exposure, make up and build up.

Spongelle Boxed Flower Body Wash Infused Buffer Ginger Bergamot– Transform your bathing ritual into a beyond cleansing experience.
These luxurious buffers are designed to moisturise and rejuvenate your skin from neck to toe.
A unique surface changes from exfoliating to as soft as silk texture.

Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash– A rich, skin conditioning botanical cleanser for the entire body.  Provides soap-free, superior cleansing that’s acid balanced to prevent overstripping or over-drying.

Spring clean your hair. If you have been over processing your hair, adding too much product or you just want to take things back to basics then these gentle shampoo’s will give your hair a thorough cleanse and get rid of any scalp build up of products and oils so you can step into spring with a clear head!

Kerastase Specifique Dermo Calm Bain Riche– Provide your hair with a gentle yet effective cleanse. Perfect for a sensitive scalp and dry hair, the formula is designed to calm irritation and prevent itching.
Created to keep the hair shiny and super soft, Specifique Dermo-Calm Bain Riche is a luxurious shampoo that will leave you feeling perfectly refreshed.

Shu Uemura Gentle Radiance Cleanser-  Formulated to meet the needs of many hair types; fine, natural, normal to dry, slightly oily & those that need to cleanse hair frequently.

Removes all residue and impurities from the hair fibre and scalp whilst ensuring the scalp is left soothed, rebalanced and light to the touch.