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The Dr Hauschka Spring Heroes You Have To Try

We checked in on the Dr Hauschka spring skincare products you must try for 2018…

A new season has arrived which means new challenges for our skin!  Dr Hauschka, makers of 100% natural and organic skincare, told us their must-have spring skincare products for 2018.

Dr Hauschka spring Rose Day Cream Light (3)Rose Day Cream Light SHOP: As the temperatures warm, the demands of our skin ease and the time to change to a lighter day cream can arise. Rose Day Cream Light uses powers of the rose to care for complexions while allowing it to breathe and relax into the warmer climes of spring. Using precious rose water and rose wax, it nourishes and hydrates the skin with a light creamy formula.

dr hauschka spring facial tonerFacial Toner  SHOP: One of our most versatile products, it perfectly prepares skin for moisturiser and can also be used as a natural make up fixing spray. Pop into your handbag to use on the go and refresh your complexion throughout the day.

 

dr hauschka spring hydrating mask

Hydrating Cream Mask SHOP: Voted one of Powder Magazine’s favourite Face Masks, this rich and creamy formula provides the skin with an intensive dose of hydration leaving it silky smooth and radiant.

 

dr hauschka spring hand creamHydrating Hand Cream SHOP: Our hands are one of the most exposed areas of our body so it important to care for them all year round. Our Hydrating Hand Cream is both rich and fast-absorbing to provide delicate hands with instant care.

 

dr hauschka spring lipLip Care Stick SHOP: A must have when the weather is at both extremes. Its 100% natural ingredients including shea butter and beeswax, deeply moisturise while providing light sun protection (SPF3).

 

Dr Hauschka Spring Eye ReviveEye Revive SHOP: We all look forward to seeing flowers bloom and blossom fall but it can create havoc for delicate and sensitive eyes. Dr. Hauschka Eye Revive uses a herbal solution of eyebright, fennel and chamomile to soothe puffy, tired and reddened eyes. Apply to a damp cotton pad and relax with them in place for 20 minutes.

How To Grow A Beard With Percy & Nobleman

We went to shaving and grooming guys Percy & Nobleman for expert advice on how to grow a beard.

how to grow a beardKnowing how to grow a beard is important if you’ve decided to take the plunge – nobody wants to spend weeks looking like an unpruned hedge! Here are top tips from Percy & Nobleman on the best way to go about it…

So is there a secret formula? Truth is, it’s all about patience, dedication, know-how and, of course, the right products. And genetics do play a part – unfortunately guys, some things in life are just unattainable. But if you follow the tips below, we may be able to overcome the worst our genes can do for us!

How To Grow A Beard – Patience

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and beard growth takes some time. Try to focus on each step of your progress without getting yourself worked up about getting to the end goal within a month or so. Growing a beard is a commitment and one you should take pleasure in committing yourself to.

How To Grow A Beard – Invest In A Beard Trimmer

This may sound counter-intuitive but in the early stages regular trims will actually promote growth and keep your beard tidy and even-looking. You can use the smallest setting around the sides, moustache and sideburns to give your beard some shape. The best advice at this stage is to practice trimming as much as possible. It gets a lot harder the longer your beard is, and of course, you have more to lose then! As it grows, make the switch to some scissors, or a trip to your local barbershop. Beard trims are always reasonable (and it’s important to support local business).

How To Grow A Beard – Grooming

Don’t over-indulge. It’s tempting to get carried away when your beard is beginning to get to the length where you can apply oils and balms, but key advice here is ‘don’t overdo it’. Let the skin breathe and don’t smother it in products.

How To Grow A Beard – Nutrition

If you’re really serious about growing the perfect beard then you’ll want to maintain a healthy balanced diet. Vitamins and nutrients that promote healthy hair growth are Zinc, Biotin and Selenium as well essential amino acids, essential fatty acids and Vitamins D3, C and B12. So eat well or take a supplement and of course drink plenty of water and get regular sleep!

Thanks to Percy & Nobleman for their tips – you can shop the range online at allbeauty here.  Not sure if you want to take the plunge? Then check out the best way to shave here.

The Secret To Affordable, A-List Luxury: RICH Hair Care

RICH Hair Care is the award-winning yet affordable brand, loved by beauty editors – and it’s just arrived at allbeauty!

Sold in over 40 countries worldwide, RICH Hair Care contains gorgeous ingredients from Keratin to Argan Oil, and has one single mission – to make luxury affordable. Now available exclusively online at allbeauty. Keep reading for your chance to win a set of RICH!

Luxury for Less: RICH Hair Care Products

RICH HAIR

We all want luxurious hair every day without time consuming and expensive in-salon treatments – RICH promises fast-acting products that deliver outstanding results! The rich formula and quality gave the range its name, with solutions for fine and straight to kinky and coiled hair, bringing out the best in all hair types. Containing super-luxurious ingredients such as Keratin, Argan Oil, Red Grape Extract and Peppermint, alongside many other rich and beneficial ingredients proven to give the best care for hair. All RICH product lines address dry, frizzy hair, coloured and chemically treated hair, flat and dull hair. Hair looks and feels instantly sleek, smooth and full of shine.

A-List Celebs Crowned With RICH!

RICH HAIR Rihanna

Leading Beauty Editors from around the world and A-List Celebrity Stylists, for clients including Rihanna and Paris Hilton, frequently use RICH to create cover-worthy styles for magazines, ranging from Elle to Modern Salon Magazine.  In addition, the brand has recently moved into the male grooming market, with a line dedicated especially to hair and beard grooming (RICH by Rick Ross, which recently launched in the US).

 

About RICH Hair Care

RICH HAIRThe RICH story is a remarkable one: a family business that covers all dimensions of hair care. From running a successful chain of salons to educating hairdressers and building up a distribution business in Europe, Asia, South- Africa and most recently in the USA. Launched in 2011, RICH Hair Care formed its own ‘Creative Team’ of hairdressers who worked alongside leading chemists and scientists to produce a compact yet desirable range of hair products. So, the brand’s concept was to provide customers with luxurious hair every day but at affordable prices.

Want to try RICH Hair Care?  Here’s Your Chance To WIN!

We’re giving away 5 luxury gift bags of RICH Hair Care as shown below, worth £54 each. Enter below for your chance to win, competition closes midnight 29th April 2018 – good luck!

You can shop RICH Hair Care online at allbeauty, with free p&p available.

What Is Trichotherapy? Philip Kingsley System Explained

It’s Philip Kingsley’s famous system for fine or thinning hair. But what is Trichotherapy? We explain how it works and what to expect.

Trichotherapy is the home care system by Philip Kingsley for people with fine or thinning hair. On a daily basis, Philip Kingsley treats clients at their London and New York clinics with bespoke, medical care, with initial consultations taking 2 hours to determine the cause of hair loss.  Causes of hair loss can be wide-ranging, and often triggered by many factors, so ideally a visit with a Trichologist to diagnose the reason(s) is recommended. However, not everyone can visit a clinic and so this led to a home system to support people with fine or thinning hair. If you are unable to see a Trichologist, Trichotherapy provides the next best solution.

The rise in female hair thinning has been called a modern phenomenon” – Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinic director Glenn Lyons

what is trichotherapyWhat Is Trichotherapy? The Products

At the heart of the Trichotherapy system are 3 ground-breaking products. A protein spray and scalp treatment work to create a healthy scalp environment and to strengthen the hair. While a nutritional formula ensures your body receives the right combination of nutrients for optimal hair health. It’s a 3-step holistic regime that creates thicker, fuller hair and encourages healthy hair growth, over an initial period of 12 weeks.

  • Tricho Pro Volumizing Protein Spray 100ml
    A hair density formula that helps reduce hair fall caused by breakage when combing and improves overall hair condition. Rich in primary anti-oxidants such as the Green Tea Extract, it helps to moisturize and improve shine, fullness, cuticle integrity and strength.
  • Tricho 7 Volumizing Hair & Scalp Treatment 100ml
    Daily scalp drops that help create the optimum scalp environment for healthy hair. The formula contains a unique combination of 7 trichologically selected ingredients, each known to enhance the condition of the hair and scalp and encourage healthy hair and has taken 7 years to develop, test and perfect. Rich in anti-oxidants, it has soothing effects, protects against environmental degradation and immediately gives the appearance of more volume.
  • Tricho Complex Hair Nutrition Formula Tablets x 90
    A vitamin & mineral supplement that has been created with over 60 years of trichological expertise and inspired by a combination of vitamins and minerals prescribed on a daily basis at the Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinics. An exceptional mix of vitamins and minerals including the essential amino acid L-Lysine, Pantothenic Acid, Methionine, Iron, Vitamins D3, C & B12. The formula also contains Zinc, Biotin and Selenium which contribute to the maintenance of normal, healthy hair and is suitable for Vegetarians.

Who Is Trichotherapy For?

Those using the system can expect to see visible root lift, instant conditioning, healthy shine and volume. It’s suitable for anyone who is experiencing fine and/or thinning hair. It’s also for anyone who is experiencing overall reduced volume and shedding hair. The system takes just a few seconds and fits into your daily routine. All you need to remember is to keep going and not skip any treatments. Watch Sarah’s experience of Trichotherapy below:

Trichotherapy Results

what is trichotherapy

In consumer trials, 79% of women said their hair looked and felt fuller** **94 women – blind user trial & after only 12 weeks

It’s important to keep up treatment on a daily basis to see best results, and the initial treatment is a 12-week process. However, most users do begin to see results within the first few weeks. The treatment is available as a set and each step of the regime can be bought separately to top up as needed.

You can shop Philip Kingsley online at allbeauty.
Suffering from itchy, flaky scalp? Read our review of the Philip Kingsley product that’s perfect for you!

Beauty Buzzword: What Is RESVERATROL?

It’s everywhere, but just what is Resveratrol, how does it work and how the heck do you pronounce it? We’re here to explain all.

So what is Resveratrol? In a nutshell, it’s an antioxidant that skincare experts love, known for its ability to fight UV damage and effects of pollution. It’s pronounced RES-VER-A-TROL.

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Resveratrol – The Science Bit

One of the beauty buzzwords you hear a lot these days is ‘polyphenols’ and Resveratrol belongs to this family. It’s an anti-oxidant which basically means something that goes around your body mopping up harmful little horrors called ‘free radicals’. These little charmers do fun things like ageing you and damaging your DNA, so the more anti-oxidant action you can get the better. Of course, diet is a great place to incorporate this (think fruit, vegetables and um wine – yes really!) but skincare can target problems directly. Polyphenols are believed to attack the ageing effects of UV which are the most damaging to our skin.

An expert from L’Oreal recently told us of a great soundbite she heard from a Dermatologist. If skin could be protected from UV light right from birth, every single day, then 80% of your ageing just wouldn’t happen. You could (in theory) remain youthful until your 80th birthday.  So it stands to reason that finding something to fight the effects of that damage would be A Very Good Thing! That’s where Resveratrol comes in.

First and foremost, Resveratrol’s anti-oxidant properties have been shown, through test-tube experiments, to be particularly effective in fighting the effects of UV and pollution damage. Additionally, recent research conducted by L’Oréal found that Resveratrol boosts skin’s existing anti-oxidant defences, improving its ability to respond to (and repair) signs of UV damage – VICHY

vichy slow age what is resveratrolHow To Use Resveratrol

Remember when we just said eating anti-oxidants was a great idea? Well, it is, but when it comes to Resveratrol tests have shown the opposite. Anything you ingest is metabolised too fast to be of use, so in fact, using Resveratrol on the skin is the best way. We’ve been using brand new VICHY Slow Age Night Face Cream & Mask, which is pure, natural Resveratrol combined with Chinese Baicalin root (that gives it that lovely chocolate colour). So far we are loving it – the texture is thick and creamy and melts into the skin, leaving it feeling strong and supple, with a morning glow. Noticeable results so far on our guinea pig are reduced patches of pigmentation and improved overall skintone and elasticity.

You can shop Resveratrol online at allbeauty. And while you’re here, do you know what Hyaluronic Acid is? Let us explain….

The 300Yr Old Royal Beauty Secret From Roger & Gallet

Created by monks and harnessed by Roger & Gallet. You can be a modern empress with this 300Yr old royal beauty secret!

royal beauty secretBeloved by Empress Josephine, Queen Victoria, Aqua Mirabilis is the royal beauty secret that was said to be the magic behind their aura.  Nearly 300 years ago, this powerful, natural elixir was created by monks and could be drunk or applied to the skin. Used to treat a wide range of remedies, it was deemed to be a true miracle. Created with 18 distilled officinal plants, each selected for their healing properties from the monastery healing garden, the formula is now owned by Roger & Gallet.

Royal Beauty Secret Backed By Science

royal beauty secret

Naturally, Roger & Gallet wanted to understand the science behind the magic. Although recognised by a medicinal faculty since the 18th century, they approached a team of researchers from Ruhr University to further understand the formula. In particular, its role in cellular regeneration. They succeeded in proving this ‘magic mix’ activates certain olfactory receptors. On contact with skin, these receptors lead to activation of an enzyme which uses the energy of the plant to allow calcium ions to be penetrated into the skin. It’s these ions which trigger the cell to being the healing process and cell regeneration. These results were presented to and recognised by the European Society of Dermatological Research in 2016 and 2017.

The 18 Distilled Officinal Plants in LE AURA MIRABILIS

  1. Sandalwood
  2. Geranium
  3. Neroli
  4. Lemon Zest
  5. Thyme
  6. Lavendin
  7. Sweet Orange
  8. Lemongrass
  9. Lavender
  10. Green Mandarin
  11. Damask Rose
  12. Palmarosa
  13. Citronelle
  14. Bitter Orange Leaf
  15. May Change
  16. Magnolia
  17. Bergamot
  18. Rosemary

Aura Mirabilis – Our Hero Product

royal beauty secretDouble Extract Serum has to be our hero product from the range. This anti-ageing serum restores, revives and infuses radiance. Very concentrated, it contains all 18 of the officinal herbs above. The serum penetrates skin quickly to restore the skin’s barrier, smooth the appearance of wrinkles and irregularities, and infuse the skin with radiance. Gentle enough for sensitive skin, with 95% natural ingredients, it’s tested under dermatological control and is paraben-free. Our tester has been using the serum for 3 months – here’s what she told us:

100% in love with this serum! It’s lightweight but hydrating (and not at all greasy). I’ve been using it at night after cleansing and every morning my skin has looked plumped, healthy and ready to face the day – I absolutely love it. The scent is beautiful too, it’s perfect for a night-time ritual!

You can shop all of the Aura Mirabilis range online at allbeauty.

10 Ways You Need MINERAL 89 In Your Life

New for 2018,  VICHY MINERAL 89 is the first step BEFORE your skincare routine. Here’s what it is and why it’s a must for healthy, hydrated skin.

mineral 89VICHY MINERAL 89 has genuinely transformed our skin. It’s not part of your skincare routine, it’s the base that creates ph-balanced, hydrated skin, with a healthy skin barrier. A healthy barrier means skin can function correctly and guards against allergies, irritants and pollution. Why 89? Because it contains a massive 89% VICHY Mineralizing Water, associated to the highest concentration of Hyaluronic Acid from natural origin.

 

 

Here are 10 ways MINERAL 89 can benefit you:

  • Winter skin saviour
  • Perfect travel hydrator
  • Great for men post-shave
  • After-sun hydrator/soothing serum
  • Makeup primer
  • Pre-serum for face, lips and eyes
  • Hydrating & plumping serum for neck & decollete
  • Aids recovery after a skin peel
  • Soothes and comforts skin post-waxing

MINERAL 89 – How To Use

The first step before you apply any further products, 2 pumps should be applied to clean dry skin, morning and evening. Apply to the centre of the face and lightly spread outwards. Lightweight and non-greasy, it feels as weightless as applying water, only with instant hydrating properties. You can use it as your regular moisturiser, or add your usual product on top.

MINERAL 89 – The Ingredients

Fragrance-free, allergy and dermatologist tested. No parabens, no fragrance, MINERAL 89 combines the highest concentration of VICHY Mineralizing thermal water with Hyaluronic acid for long-term hydration. VICHY water is rich in 15 minerals clinically proven to restore the PH of the skin, reinforce immune defence, enhance the skin’s barrier function and stimulate anti-oxidant defences. The natural origin Hyaluronic Acid in MINERAL 89 binds moisture to the skin, and holds up to 1000 times its weight to plump and hydrate.

vichy mineral 89You can shop VICHY MINERAL 89 online at allbeauty. Need more info on Hyaluronic Acid? Check our beauty buzzword feature here.

TIGI How To Guides – 5 New Looks For Spring

Our TIGI how to guides show you 5 new spring looks, from one of our sassiest haircare brands!

Watch our TIGI how to video guides below and shop all TIGI online here at allbeauty.

The Seductive Wave

This super stunning look uses the TIGI S-Factor range. It looks incredibly styled and polished, great for a lunch date, an important meeting or a restaurant date.

Lived-In Textured Hair

Get a great texture on shorter hair or a long bob, using TIGI Bed Head products including the iconic JoyRide.

The Sensational Pony

We’re heading into wedding season and this take on the classic pony is a great look for a guest. Very boho and natural, but styled just enough.

Long-Bob Textured Hair

Long bobs don’t just have to be curly – get a textured look using TIGI Bed Head.

Retro-Chic

This look uses TIGI Catwalk (and that all-important winged eye!). It’s full-on statement hair, but when the sun’s shining, why not?!

You can shop all TIGI online at allbeauty – head to women’s haircare or men’s haircare to create your new look. For more how-to videos, check our summer hair post here.

Win The Look With Benefit Gimme Brow+

It’s BACK and better than ever! Here’s your chance to win the complete brow look with benefit Gimme Brow+

 

You can shop the full range of benefit Gimme Brow+ here at allbeauty.

benefit gimme brow+

To celebrate the return of one of our favourite brow products, we have a fabulous spring giveaway! In addition to Gimme Brow+ you could win benefit’s Precisely My Brow, They’re Real Tinted Primer AND brand new BADGal Bang mascara, for the perfect eye and brow look, worth £83. Enter below, or you can enter on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts. We’ll pick a lucky winner after the closing date of 8th April 2018 (open to UK only) – good luck!

 

My Favourite Cleansers with The Organic Pharmacy’s Margo Marrone

Founder of the British beauty brand, Margo Marrone chooses her 2 favourite cleansers.

Margo Marrone specialises in herbal medicine, nutrition, well-being, and skincare. Margo picks out her top 2 cleansers and gives us her tips on how to use them; you can shop all The Organic Pharmacy skincare here at allbeauty.

Margo Marrone

To say I’m a little bit passionate about cleansing may be an understatement. It’s simply the fundamental basis of pretty much everything else. I learnt over 16 years ago that cleansing the body is fundamental to good health and created our 10 Day Detox Kit as the modern person’s DIY version that can be done at home. Cleansing the skin is just as important. Every day we are exposed to pollution, stress and free radicals that clog our pores, damage our skin and generally make us age more quickly.

The Organic Pharmacy Carrot Cleanser Margo Marrone

Establishing a good cleansing routine is crucial if you want fresh, healthy glowing skin and a bit of a ritual, a sort of me time. Carrot Butter Cleanser is and always will be one of the most beautiful products I ever created, the antioxidant-rich balm infused with beautiful plant oils and essential oils of rosemary, chamomile and lavender is just heaven and close to perfection so why create a new cleanser?

 

The Organic Pharmacy Rose Diamond Cleanser Margo MarroneIt’s simple if you want more punch from your cleanser then Rose Diamond Cleanser is the one. This dreamy silky hydrating cream cleanser is full of bio-actives to deep clean the skin and give a daily skin peel in one – instantly revealing cleaner, brighter more luminous skin. The hydration comes from luxurious shea butter and coconut oil and the powerful but gentle exfoliation comes from bio-fermented enzymes from lactobacillus (the good probiotics in our gut). These literally dissolve dead, dull skin cells to reveal brighter, smoother and even-toned skin. Diamond Powder boosts skin circulation and radiance and Rose extract calms and refreshes the skin.

The result? Fresh, bright and radiant skin ready for the next stage. Now your skin will absorb its serums and moisturisers beautifully.

Every morning and evening massage two pumps over dry skin on face and neck using fingertips and slow circular movements, working upwards for 30 seconds (giving the enzymes time to work their magic). Remove with your muslin cloth soaked in warm water.

To learn all about The Organic Pharmacy, you can read our blog post here.