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Achieving the perfect Blonde – With MOROCCANOIL

Unlock the secret to achieving the Perfect Blonde with Moroccanoil’s Perfecting Blonde Shampoo For Blonde, Lightened or Grey Hair.

Moroccanoil co-founder Carmen Tal was miles from home when, after a routine colour service gone awry, she experienced the powerful Moroccanoil Treatment. It was this incredible transformation of her hair going from damaged to instantly revitalised – shiny, smooth and manageable – that inspired her quest to share the magic of argan oil hair treatment with women across the globe.

Moroccanoil Blonde

Memorable and exotic, the signature Moroccanoil scent is an iconic juxtaposition of notes that transport the senses, conjuring up imagery of relaxing beach-side vacations and luxurious spa days. Spicy amber aromas merge with sweet florals, capping the sensorial journey to the perfect blonde with a soothing experience to remember.

You can bring out the best in your hair colour with Moroccanoil Blonde Perfecting Purple  Shampoo, specially designed for the unique needs of blonde, lightened (including brunette) or grey hair. 

Transitioning to blonde hair can expose underlying yellow tones, just as lightening dark bases can expose unwanted orange tones. Even grey hair is prone to yellowness due to pollution, environmental factors and medication. In these cases, the exposure of underlying pigments may lead to unwanted brassiness and harsh tones.

Moroccanoil Blonde Perfecting Purple Shampoo

Blonde Perfecting Purple Shampoo is a sulfate-free, tone-correcting shampoo that gently cleanses hair, while depositing violet pigments to counteract yellow and orange hues. The result: brassiness is neutralised and colour is restored to its intended appearance.

Featuring ArganID* technology, the shampoo contains positively charged micro-capsules that are attracted to the negatively charged hair fiber, infusing the antioxidant powers of argan oil into the cortex of the hair while simultaneously helping to repair and seal the cuticle.

Violet Pigments impart colour and visual effect, enhancing depth, dimension and provide a natural-looking sheen. These rich, iridescent pigments also have a satin luster and superior coverage properties.

Product Benefits

– Neutralizes brassiness
– For blonde, lightened inc balayage & highlights or grey hair
– Colour-safe
– Use once or twice a week as desired

How to Use Blonde Perfecting Shampoo

#1      Massage through wet hair and scalp.

#2      Leave on for 3–5 minutes.

#3      Rinse well.

 #4  Follow with your favourite Moroccanoil conditioner.

Don’t forget that overwashing can strip your hair of its natural oils and cause unnecessary dryness, to keep your hair looking fresh apply Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Light Tones. It contains ultra-fine rice starch that absorbs oil, buildup and odor, leaving hair instantly cleansed and refreshed. UV-protecting, argan oil-infused formula contains subtle violet undertones to balance brassiness in blonde hair and bring out the best in light tones.

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo

Indulge your senses and experience the transformative power of Argan Oil – Shop the full Moroccanoil range


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Caring for Coloured Hair – with Philip Kingsley

The topic of coloured hair maintenance has never been more hot than it is right now, with all of us desperate to get that long-awaited appointment at the hair salon to address our roots! If your regrowth or colour fade has been getting to you during recent months, you aren’t alone. In fact, 75% of women colour their hair and 24% of those women say colour fade is their top hair care concern. We know there is nothing more frustrating than seeing your beautiful, vibrant (not to mention, expensive) colour fade, leaving your hair (and mood) dulled. 

Coloured hair requires extra care and love, so the more we can do in between seeing our colourist the better.

Did You Know…

… that overexposure to sun, heated styling tools, certain sulphates and high-pH products can all accelerate colour fading? This triggers a vicious cycle of chasing that ‘fresh from the salon’ vibrancy by colouring your hair more frequently; the more you colour, the more fragile and weakened your strands become. The challenges of fading colour and damaged tresses are something Philip Kingsley’s Trichologists hear about A LOT and here we have an army of products to protect your hair colour and hair health.

Looking after your hair’s health can positively impact your colour and help to reduce the damaging effects of frequent colouring. We want our hair to feel healthy alongside that beautiful colour and that is where Philip Kingsley’s colour-correcting formulas are your secret weapon.

Perfect That Vibrant Blonde

 

Philip Kingsley Pure Blonde Range

If you have blonde hair, there is nothing worse than seeing your glorious golden locks turn brassy and dull. That’s why you need to add Philip Kingsley’s PURE BLONDE BOOSTER SHAMPOO & PURE BLONDE BOOSTER MASK into your weekly regime.

Not only does this brass-banishing duo neutralise and reduce yellow tones, used together they also work to transform your hair colour and boost your hair’s health with nourishing and clarifying ingredients. For daily cleansing and conditioning, look no further than DAILY PURE BLONDE/SILVER SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER which provide gentle yet effective brightening to blonde, grey and silver hair on the regular. 

Strengthen Coloured Hair with Elasticizer

 

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Range

Over processing your hair with colour and bleach can leave your hair prone to breakage. Philip Kingsley Elasticizer is the ideal pre-shampoo conditioning treatment. Healthy hair stretches when wet before returning to its original length when dry. However hair in poor condition snaps and breaks when stretched. The intensely moisturising Elasticizer delivers a rush of moisture to the hair’s cuticle; suppleness, elasticity and bounce appear instantly without weighing down or coating the hair. 

Whilst it probably won’t come as a surprise that colouring hair can cause damage to its overall condition, incorporating the right hair care heroes can prolong hair colour, help combat the damage and give a good dose of TLC. 

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Arctic Beauty Secrets – The Story Of Polaar

What if the secret to your beauty was hidden beyond the Arctic Circle?
Come with us on a journey of discovery through Polaar’s Arctic Beauty Secrets!

Although the Arctic is sometimes thought of as a barren icy place – devoid of life – the truth is quite the opposite…

Polaar Secrets of Arctic Beauty

A remote, pristine landscape located in the northernmost part of the earth, the Arctic is the polar region that surrounds the North Pole and showcases a wonderful range of native flora and fauna, some of which can’t be found anywhere else on earth! It was here, 30 years ago in 1990, that the Polaar brand was dreamt up by Daniel Kurbiel, the teenage son of a Polar explorer.

The story of Daniel’s fascination with Arctic beauty secrets began when he embarked on a voyage aboard the Vagabond, an icebreaker leaving for the far North on a scientific mission.  He soon crossed paths with Maria Olech, who showed him her studies into lichen – the small plant organisms that can survive for millennia under extreme conditions. It was the extraordinary properties of lichen which sparked a realisation in Daniel –  that a remote world with an almost unknown flora contained active ingredients of unequaled rarity and purity.  And so Polaar was born. 

Polaar Arctic Beauty Secrets

Polaar, the pioneering French brand and expert in Polar research, applies all of its cosmetic expertise to enhance your beauty. Through the application of pure Arctic ingredients such as Arctic Berries, Siberian Ginseng, Nunatak Flowers, Polaar’s unique textures and incomparable fragrances will take you on a journey across the far North.

Formulas have been inspired by the traditional beauty recipes of Lapland women,  as well as by the active ingredients cultivated and harvested by local producers in Scandinavian countries.


 Polaar’s Values:

#1 Respect Mother Nature
#2 Be a pioneering brand
#3 Pure and Rare Ingredients
#4 Local Expertise
#5 Inspired by the Arctic, Made in France


Polaar’s Ingredients

The Seven Wonders of the Arctic Circle Discovered and Collected by Polaar

Arctic Berries
Found in
Genuine Lapland range
Nourishes– Repairs – Protects

Arctic Berries

Grown and harvested in Lapland by Finnish producers, these berries are extracted by cold Cryogenic extraction (-28°c), to preserve all the properties of the fresh plant and prevent their oxidation.  The mix of arctic berries contain :

#1 Blackberry, an important source of Vitamin C (antioxidant).
# 2 Raspberry, considered the noblest berry of the Nordic countries.
#3 Cranberry, known to have nourishing, restorative properties.

Arctic Cotton
Found in IcePure range
Cleanses – Detoxifies – Soothes

Arctic Cotton

Arctic Cotton grows in the vast wilderness of Scandinavian countries, preserved from any pollution. Harvested by hand, the flowers and stems are dried and macerated in hot water and glycerin to obtain their extracts. 

Iceberg Water
Found in IceSource range
Hydrates – Softens

Glacier Water

Polaar’s Glacier Water is collected in Canada,  from icebergs that stand at the confluence of the Hudson Strait and the Davis Strait, facing Greenland. Not only is there no trace of pollution, the water of these icebergs also contains an abundance of minerals and trace elements. 

Siberian Olive
Found in Northern Light range
Promotes Radiance – Regenerates – Hydrates

Siberian Olive

The exceptional regenerating properties of the Siberian Olive have long been classified as top secret. The tree produces a small berry that contains more than 108 natural active ingredients with an unparalleled concentration of vitamins: 30 times more Vitamin C than a single orange! The fruit is a powerful ally in fighting against free radicals, photo- ageing and dehydration. Harvested in the wild, the fruits are then pressed and macerated in hot water and propylene glycol, and the extract is then clarified and filtered to give the extract.

Nunatak Flower
Found in Eternal Snow range
Redensifies – Illuminates

Nunatak Flower

The Nunatak flower is a rare and protected plant, managing to survive the last ice age, where nearly 90% of living species were destroyed. The plant took refuge on rocky spurs not covered by ice: Nunataks (hence its name) and developed its own defence system to cope with intense cold and dryness. This resulted in its morphological adaptation to produce antioxidants. In order to preserve nature, Polaar reproduces and cultivates stem cells of this Nunatak Flower sustainably, according to patented expertise. 

Boreal Algae
Found in Polar Night range
Regenerates – Smooths – Relaxes

In the depths of the Polar oceans, where light is scarce, lives a mysterious algae: Rhodymenia Borealia. Under the influence of the blue light of the moon, it synthesizes phytomelatonin. This plant enzyme is similar to melatonin, a hormone which is secreted by the brain at night for night cell regeneration.

Siberian Ginseng
Found in IcyMagic range
Tones – Decongests – Illuminates

Siberian Ginseng

Once harvested, the roots of Siberian Ginseng are macerated in a hot solution, which is then clarified and filtered to give the extract. More concentrated in micro-nutrients than classic ginseng, it is an adaptogenic plant that stimulates the body to increase its resistance to the different types of stress / fatigue that affect it. 


Have you been inspired by the story of Polaar?
Discover the beautiful mysteries that lie beyond the Arctic Circle – Shop the full range

Vitamin C

Who among us doesn’t want brighter, younger and more radiant skin?

Vitamin C’s importance as a must-have beauty ingredient cannot be understated. With some of Instagram’s top dermatologists citing the ingredient as a necessity in everyone’s skin care regime, its popularity shows no signs of abating – and there’s multiple reasons why.

Do you have a specific skin issue you want help with? There’s a good chance Vitamin C’s famed multi-tasking ability will help. This staple ingredient can be found in everything: from cleansers to serums to moisturizers and masks – and even shampoo and conditioner too. In fact, not many ingredients are as hard working as Vitamin C!


What is Vitamin C?

When we hear Vitamin C, certainly ‘superfood’ and images of sun-drenched oranges come to mind. But, it’s so much more than that!

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient found naturally in certain foods including fruits (particularly citrus), green vegetables and tomatoes. As Harvard Health tell us, it is an important nutrient that is necessary for bone structure, iron absorption, skin integrity, and immune function. In fact, Vitamin C is so important as part of a healthy diet, even sailors in the 18th century carried large supplies of citrus fruits on board to stave off scurvy.

Not only that, clinical studies have demonstrated the wide-ranging benefits of this potent antioxidant when applied to the skin – many using L’ascorbic acid, a form of Vitamin C. Along with Vitamin A and SPF, Vitamin C forms part of the beauty industry’s ‘magic three’ – scientifically proven ingredients that have a transformative effect on your skin.
Who doesn’t want to use an ingredient that actually works?


How Does It Work? 

Being a potent antioxidant, Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals, reducing damage from aggressors such as UV light and pollution. As a reminder of why antioxidants are such hot ingredients, think of what happens to an apple when you cut it in half and leave it– that ‘browning’ is oxidation, which antioxidants help to neutralize.

Incredibly, the benefits of Vitamin C are not just limited to its antioxidant status – it also stimulates collagen production, giving skin additional support. For those of us seeking anti-aging effects, Vitamin C also helps to improve the skin’s texture and its quality. If you suffer with inflammation, it can also help with this too.

As if having an anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect on the skin was not enough, Vitamin C also plays a role as an anti-pigmentation agent. Essentially, it inhibits an enzyme called tyrosinase, decreasing dark spots and hyperpigmentation.


Who Can Benefit From Using Vitamin C? 

Vitamin C’s multi-tasking abilities make it a super ingredient in skincare products aimed to treat many skincare concerns. Do you want to prevent damage from free radicals? Suffer from inflammation? Need an added boost of collagen? Want to reduce dark spots and hyper-pigmentation?  Vitamin C is the one for you!

What do the experts say? Countless skincare specialists champion its numerous benefits, telling us that it’s the most important ingredient in a skincare regime, after SPF. That’s high praise indeed. It’s also considered to be well-tolerated by the skin so can be used more easily than other skincare ingredients.

Vitamin C is rightly the hero ingredient that it’s claimed to be. A proven lifesaver I’m sure many of us are in need of!


What Products Contain Vitamin C? 

Serums

One of the easiest ways to incorporate this must-have ingredient is by adding a serum to your skincare regime. This means that it is applied directly to the skin and left to work its magic.

REN Clean Skincare Face Radiance Perfection Serum
This multi-function serum is designed to revive the skin by noticeably enhance its tone and leave skin looking fresh, even and radiant.

Skin Doctors Potent Vit. C Day Ampoules
In an easy to apply capsule, this concentrated Vitamin C formula helps to brighten the skin and protect against damage from free radicals.


Moisturisers

Buying a moisturiser with added Vitamin C is another way to introduce this potent antioxidant into your beauty routine. Choose between a moisturiser infused with Vitamin C or a booster which can be added to your current favourite lotion – the choice is ultimately yours.

Omorovicza Budapest Moisturisers Elemental Emulsion
A lightweight formula containing a Vitamin C derivative to provide lasting moisture as well as even the skin’s tone.


Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%
For a daily dose of Vitamin C that can be conveniently added to your moisturiser, try Clinique’s Fresh Pressed Daily Booster – with 10% strength.


Cleansers

Don’t want to add an extra step in your current skincare regime? Perhaps swapping your morning cleanser for one containing an extra punch of Vitamin C is for you.

IMAGE Skincare Vital C Hydrating Facial Cleanser (included in the IMAGE Skincare Vital C Travel Kit)
This gentle cleanser contains vitamins and antioxidants, including Vitamin C, to improve skin texture and tone.

 

Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser
Part of the popular Environmental Shield range, this cleanser contains Vitamin C, along with Vitamin A and E, to protect skin from free-radical damage.


Body Creams

Have you ever actually looked at the ingredients in your body cream? We spend time covering our bodies in lotion to smooth and nourish the skin, but does it contain ingredients that actually work? Now is the perfect time to consider adding some of that potent Vitamin C.

Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Body Lotion
This body lotion contains Vitamin C as well as nourishing Vitamin E and B5 to leave skin soft and supple.


Hair Treatments

Don’t want to leave the power of Vitamin C out of your hair routine either? Try a hair mask which combines this essential antioxidant.

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Masque Treatment
This mask restores hair, leaving it nourished, soft and shiny. Infused with Vitamins C, D and Omega 9, hair is left healthier and repaired.


Dietary Supplement

If you’re looking to increase your intake of Vitamin C, look for supplements containing this key nutrient.

Vitabiotics Perfectil Platinum
These supplements include Vitamin C, as well as a host of other nutrients to contribute to skin radiance.


Was this helpful? If so, you can view all of our Vitamin C products and read similar articles at allbeauty.com/Ingredients

Smooth & Buffed: Summer Bodycare Tips

From festival days to beach rays, here are our top products for ensuring that your summer body care routine leaves you feeling at ease – whatever the weather.

Self Tanning & Fake Tan – products to ensure an even and beautiful skin tone!

Albeauty carries a wide range of self tanning products, which can assist you in the quest to get that elusive sun-kissed glow from tip to toe whilst treating your skin to some sweet summer scents. Don’t forget to apply SPF in addition though – more on that below!

allbeauty loves:

Getting Silky Satin Smooth: Indulging in Cocoa:
Gatineau Body Basics Tan Accelerating Lotion 400mlGatineau Body Basics Tan Accelerating Lotion 400ml
RRP: £49.00
Our Price: £28.45
Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream with Unsaponiflables of Cocoa 150ml

Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream with Unsaponiflables of Cocoa 150ml
RRP: £26.00
Our Price: £22.75

Beautifying the complexion with Pansy & Chestnut: Soothing with Magnolia Essential Oil & Vanilla:
Sisley Self Tan Hydrating Facial Skincare 60mlSisley Self Tan Hydrating Facial Skincare 60ml
RRP: £97.00
Our Price: £67.50
Decléor Aroma Confort Systeme Corps Gradual Glow Hydrating Body Milk 250ml

Decléor Aroma Confort Systeme Corps Gradual Glow Hydrating Body Milk 250ml
RRP: £35.00
Our Price: £18.95

Want to fake a tan, but feeling a bit cautious? We understand. For years, there has been a great divide between those who can apply product to look like they’ve just spent the summer in the Bahamas sunning with cocktails on tap and those who have been, for want of a better word, tangoed. However, formulas have changed over the years and with the importance of SPF becoming more and more widely known, you never know, 2019 may just see you becoming a fan of the fake tan. Check out our product recommendations!

allbeauty loves:

The Flawless Faker The Award Winner
Fake Bake Instant Flawless Self Tan Liquid 170ml & Professional Mitt

Fake Bake Instant Flawless Self Tan Liquid 170ml & Professional Mitt
RRP: £24.95
Our Price: £16.35

St Tropez Gradual Everyday Tinted Body Lotion 200ml,St Tropez Gradual Everyday Tinted Body Lotion 200ml,
RRP: £15.00
Our Price: £12.00
 

The Bronzer

 

The Hydration Booster

MineTan Hydrate Base Tans Coconut Foam with Coconut Water 200ml & Tanning MittElemis Sunwise Total Glow Bronzing Moisturiser for Face 50ml
RRP: £32.50
Our Price: £19.95
MineTan Hydrate Base Tans Coconut Foam with Coconut Water 200ml & Tanning MittMineTan Hydrate Base Tans Coconut Foam with Coconut Water 200ml & Tanning Mitt
Our Price: £11.95

Top tip : Fake tan debutantes – make sure that you are well moisturised in advance to avoid a streaky look.

 

SPF (Sun Protection Factor):

We can’t stress this enough, whilst it’s important to ensure that your skin gets its daily dose of Vitamin D from outdoor exposure, applying products with Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is crucial for the protection of your skin against UV B rays. It is highly recommended that SPF is worn in summer with a minimum factor of 15 to ensure that your skin is protected – even on those overcast days.

Water Resistant Wonders
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Confort Cream SPF 50+ 50mlLa Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Confort Cream SPF 50+ 50ml
RRP: £16.50
Our Price: £12.35
Shiseido Aging Protection Lotion Plus SPF50+ 100mlShiseido Aging Protection Lotion Plus SPF50+ 100ml
RRP: £34.00
Our Price: £27.20
Lancaster Sun Beauty Velvet Tanning Milk for Body SPF30 400ml

Lancaster Sun Beauty Velvet Tanning Milk for Body SPF30 400ml
RRP: £32.00
Our Price: £17.95

Caudalie Beautifying Suncare Oil SPF30 150mlCaudalie Beautifying Suncare Oil SPF30 150ml
Our Price: £21.00


Hair Removal

Whether you embrace it, tolerate it or loathe it, controlling hair growth in the summer can be time-consuming and repetitive. If you’re fed up of choosing between a myriad of neon disposable razors, expensive salon trips or shaving subscriptions, then this section is for you. From epilation to Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), handheld devices can provide more permanent solutions to your hair removal issues. Consider it a Summer Beauty investment!

What is IPL?

IPL uses light pulses to tackle hair pigmentation, which targets hair follicles at the root, discouraging growth. It can take between 6-8 sessions to be completely hairfree, but it offers you less maintenance in the long term.
IPL can reduce the risk of ingrown hairs. Double check that IPL is suitable for your hair and skin type, as pigmentation and melanin can impact product use.

Exploring Epilation:

Epilation is the act of removing multiple hairs at once using an electrical device (referred to as an Epilator). The Braun range of epilators catches even the smallest of hairs, meaning that it is a good alternative to waxing, where you have to allow for hair growth in between sessions.

We recommend exfoliating first to reduce the risk of ingrown hairs. To allow for an easier and more comfortable epilation, you can use the devices in the shower or bath.

allbeauty loves:

Philips IPL Lumea Prestigage Cordless BRI950/00
RRP: £520.00
Our Price: £299.95

Braun Silk-épil 9-561 Epilator
RRP: £149.99
Our Price: £99.95

Braun Silk-épil SensoSmart 7/880 Cordless Epilator
RRP: £164.99
Our Price: £74.95

Braun Silk-Expert 5 IPL
RRP: £399.99
Our Price: £229.95

Feet

Have your feet had a winter of hibernation in socks and tights? Now is the time to air those toes and schedule in a bit of pampering – especially if you’re planning on donning your best summer footwear. Let’s face it, summer is when you are most likely to try out those super impractical but oh so fancy wedges or go on an impromptu hike (let’s hope not in conjunction but, hey, we’ve all been there), so it’s a good time to make sure your feet are adequately cared for.

allbeauty loves:

 

The Refresher

Masque B.A.R Intensive Moisturising Foot Mask x 2
RRP: £9.99
Our Price: £8.95

The Comforter

Nuxe Rêve de Miel Foot Cream 75ml
RRP: £11:00
Our Price: £9.90

Bring The Beach To You

Ahava  Deadsea Water Mineral Footcream 100ml
Our Price: £17:00

The Ultimate Foot Peel

Baby Foot Exfoliation Foot Peel
RRP: £19.99
Our Price: £14.90

For further summer beauty inspiration visit our Summer Beauty shop at www.allbeauty.com/summer

*Information correct at time of publishing

Father’s Day 2019 Gifting Inspiration

Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner , we’ve taken a look at gifting ideas for the most important men in your life. Whether you are buying for a partner from your children, gifting for a father figure or older gentleman, we have considered your needs from all angles!

Looking for even more great gift ideas? Take a look at our Father’s Day Shop
*Information correct at the time of publishing