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Which Essential Oil Is Best For My Skin Type?

Which Essential Oil Is Best For My Skin Type?

There is a lot of buzz around Essential Oils but what are they and why do you need them in your skincare routine? We spoke to the experts at  Decléor to find out how to choose the best for your skin type… 

To find the right Essential Oils for your skin type, you first need to understand what your skin goal is; are you looking for glow, to reduce blemishes, or to target signs of ageing? Decléor have pioneered a range of  Aromessence Oil Serums, each with their own specific blend of Essential Oils, to target specific skin needs…

First Thing’s First: What are Essential Oils?

Essential Oils are small but very powerful compounds – one single drop of Essential Oil contains 150 botanical actives!

Where do Essential Oils come from?

Essential Oils come from plants. They are grown in the heart of the plant but only 1 in 10 plants can produce them. They help the plant avoid disease, heal and defend themselves.

Why are Essential Oils good for my skin?

Because Essential Oils are only grown from the fittest plants, they are incredibly powerful and are known to have the ability to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin that other chemical compounds can’t. They are highly volatile and lipophilic and have an incredible affinity to the skin. So, it’s not just the skin of today that is benefitting, but the skin of tomorrow too

Essential Oils for Oily Skin

Oily skin is caused by overproduction of sebum and it’s a common myth that using an oil-based serum will make your skin more greasy. Over-cleansing and using products that strip the skin will actually cause your skin to become oilier as the skin works to replace the lost oil. Try Aromessence Ylang Cananga Oil Serum twice a day with Ylang Ylang Essential Oil to reduce shine, improve skin texture and reduce blemishes.

Essential Oils for Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated skin affects most women at some time in the year. Often, your moisturiser works in the morning but by lunchtime, your skin can start to look dry again. Try Aromessence Neroli Amara Oil Serum to lock in hydration all day long, with Essential Oils of Sweet Orange this serum is clinically proven to protect against the signs of pollution whilst leaving your skin with a glow.

Essentials Oils for First Signs of Ageing

Our skin starts to age at about 25 years old, with the loss of collagen starting from 30 years old. It can be hard to know what to do when you start to see the lines and wrinkles appearing but it is important to target these signs of ageing when they first appear. Try Aromessence Mandarine Oil Serum with Mandarine Essential Oil to target the first signs of ageing.

Essential Oils for Ageing skin

At certain times of the year and as we age, our skin can start to lose its plumpness and not feel as tight as it used to. Our Aromessence Lavandula Iris Oil Serum contains two key Essential Oils to counteract the loss of firmness: Lavendin Essential Oil to stimulate youth, limit collagen degradation & boost collagen; and elastin synthesis and Iris Absolute to reduce the cell degradation.

Essential Oils to Fight Advanced Signs of Ageing

Many different factors can cause your skin to age, from genetics to environmental factors such as the sun, smoking, being outside in the elements, air conditioning and lack of hydration, all of which can cause your skin to age at different rates. Skin ageing is caused by a loss of collagen in the skin and Essential Oils can help to re-start the collagen production revive dull skin. Our Aromessence Magnolia Oil Serum contains Essential Oils to counteract the effects of ageing: Magnolia which initiates collagen production; Peony which works to re-plump the skin; and Lychee which reduces inflammation to revive rosy skin.

You can shop all Decléor Essential Oil skincare at www.allbeauty.com

 

How To Use: Elemis Superfood Regimen

NEW from Elemis, the Superfood Skincare System range that contains pre-biotics for healthy, glowing skin.

Ever popped into Wholefoods for a green juice in the hope that it would make you healthier and transform your skin overnight? Formulated with plant-based, nutrient-dense superfoods and prebiotics, the Elemis Superfood Skincare System does just that!

Formulated with nutrient-dense, plant-based superfoods, the Elemis Superfood Skincare System is made from a variety of grains, greens, fruits, seeds and oils, including ginger, kale, broccoli, avocado, matcha and flax seeds. Designed to help replenish, nourish and hydrate skin, the Superfood System feeds your skin from the outside in.

Introducing The Super Squad!

These award-winning skincare savaiours will make any skincare routine SUPER:

Elemis Superfood Facial Wash

Step 1: Elemis Superfood Facial Wash

Loaded with nutrients and an active sugar-based prebiotic, this gel cleanser helps keep skin looking clean, healthy and feeling refreshed throughout the day. RRP £25.00allbeauty price: £19.95

To use: Mix in your palms with water and apply morning and evening by gently massaging over the face. Rinse off and gently pat dry.

 

Elemis Superfood Blackcurrent Jelly Exfoliator

Step 2: Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator

NEW Superfood Blackcurrent Jelly is jam-packed with anti-oxident rich extracts, including Nordic Bilberry and Black Tea, to help remove the build-up of dead skin cells and leave skin feeling soft and smooth, and looking radiant. RRP: £28.00, allbeauty price: £19.95

To use: Apply to a  dampened face using light, circulr motions. Add worted to transform into a milky scrub and remove with a wet flannel.

 

Elemis Anti-ageing superfood oilStep 3: Anti-ageing Superfood Facial Oil

This award-winning, nourishing facial oil has been designed to re-energise and hydrate skin. Enriched with the power of concentrated antioxidants, omega 3s, vitamins B and E, it leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and supple. RRP: £45.00, allbeauty price: £32.60

To use: Apply 3-4 drops every mmorning tocleansed face and neck. Massages over the skin before or instead of your daily moisturiser.

 

What is good for your body is also good for the skin, and this nutritional oil – packed with superfood ingredients and rich in antioxidants – is the key to a glowing, radiant complexion’ – Georgia Louise, Elemis consulting facialis

Elemis superfood day cream

 

Step 4: Elemis Superfood Day Cream

This nourishing day cream instantly hydrates your skin with a combination of  ginger, matcha and goji berry, leqaving skin looking plumped, refreshed and replenished. Promoting dewy radiance, the softening cream will revive a luminous complexion while balancing and protecting against the environment. RRP: £42.00, allbeauty price: £32.95

To use: Apply in the morning to cleansed skin after Superfood Facial Oil and Serum.

Step 5: Elemis Superfood Night Cream Elemis Superfood Night Cream

This cream works throughout the night to keep skin healthy by supplying it with a superfood grain complex and an active pre-biotic. In the morning skin will be healthy and restored with a fresh new look. RRP: £46.00, allbeauty price: £29.95

To use: Apply in the evening to cleansed, dry skin. Rinse thoroughly if in contact with eyes.

 

Superfood Vital Veggie MaskStep 6: Vital Veggie Mask

Nourish, hydrate and brighen skin with NEW prebiotic face mask. Packed with supergreens and radiance-boosting fruits including vitamin C, omega-rich avocado, wheatgrass and nettle extract.  RRP £30.00, allbeauty price: £19.95

To use: Apply a generous amount to to clean, dry skin twice weekly. A slight-tingling may occur while it works its magic. After 10 minutes, remove with a damp cloth.

 

Step 7: Berry Boost Mask

Mattify, balance and purify skin with NEW smoothie-inspired face mask. Packed with omega-rich SuperBerry Complex, Brazillian purple clay to help draw out impurities, gentyl exfoliate and mattify the T-zone.  RRP £30.00, allbeauty price: £19.95

To use: Apply a generous amount to to clean, dry skin twice weekly. A slight-tingling may occur while it works its magic. After 10 minutes, remove with a damp cloth.

Shop Elemis online at www.allbeauty.com 
Prices correct at the time of publishing

NEW Emporio Armani In Love With You & Stronger With You Intensely

NEW Emporio Armani In Love With You & Stronger With You Intensely + Your Chance To Win!

Together we are shooting stars… NEW Emporio Armani In Love With You and Stronger With You Intensely, plus your chance to win!

Discover Emporio Armani In Love With You and Stronger With You Intensely. The next instalment in the ‘Together Stronger’ campaign, these audacious, addictive scents reflect the personalities of today’s young men and women in search of their own profound love stories. Together, irrisistably in love; every day, stronger.

Emporio Armani In Love With You & Stronger With You Intensely allbeauty blogIn Love With You

A contemporary and passionate blend of raw materials, In Love With You features sweet andaddictive black cherry combined with an ultra-feminine heart of jasmine and elegant notes of patchouli. The champagne rosé tint subtly represents the modern personality of the new fragrance: fruity, floriental and intense.

In Love With You is available in 30ml, 50ml or 100ml at allbeauty.com

Emporio Armani In Love With You & Stronger With You Intensely allbeauty blogStronger With You Intensely

An audacious fragrance due to a contrastful fresh & spicy aromatic top notes obtained thanks to the pink pepper. More addictive, with its signature Sugar Coated Chetsnut Accord in overdose. Warm and spicy notes of Cinnamon push the Chestnut at the very heart of the fragrance.

Stonger With You Intensely is available in 50ml or 100ml at allbeauty.com

 

Your Chance To Win!

The perfect his and hers for Valentine’s Day, we’ve teamed up with Armani Beauty to give one lucky winner the chance to win In Love With You 100ml and Stronger With You Intensely 100ml! To enter, simply fill in the form below and tell us about your ideal Valentine’s day. Good luck ❤

Find Your Mascara Match With Benefit Cosmetics

Find Your Mascara Match With Benefit Cosmetics + Your Chance To Win!

Small in size, big in beauty! Meet your Benefit Cosmetics mascara match…

Whether you want volume, curl or length, Benefit have got your lashes covered this Galentine’s day! Choose from BADgal Bang, They’re Real! and Roller Lash – aka the UK’s Number 1, 2 and 3 best-selling prestige mascaras* – to make your eyes look WOW! And, for a limited time only you’ll recieve a gorgeous mini mascara, absolutely free!

Find your perfect matchThey’re Real! Lengthening Mascara

Swipe on sexy lashes! This lengthening mascara’s longwearing formula is smudge-proof, budge-proof and super long lasting.  Nothing faux about it… They’re Real! lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts and separates while the custom-dome brush reveals lashes you never knew you had! Shop They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara and get a They’re Real mini FREE for a limited time only.  allbeauty price:  £19.80, RRP: £22.00

They're Real! benefit mascara allbeauty blog

Why we love it:

  • #1 Best-selling Benefit lengthening mascara
  • 94%* saw dramatic lenght & volume
  • 94%* saw visible lift
  • 100%* saw lomg-wearing results

*self-evaluation by 31 women after 2 weeks

 

BADgal Bang Volumising Mascara

Get more BANG for your buck! BADgal Bang creates massive volume that lasts 36 hours* without weighing down lashes.  Gravity-defying volume, smudge-proof, flake-free and water-resistant forumla features aero-particles. The Big Slimpact! brush is streamlined to reach root-to-tip, corner-to-corner, upper & lower lashes.  Shop BADgal Bang Volumising Mascara and get a BADgal Bang mini FREE for a limited time only.  allbeauty price:  £19.80, RRP: £22.00

Badgal bang benefit mascara allbeauty blog

Why we love it:

  • #1 Best-selling Benefit volumising mascara
  • 36 hours* of volume
  • Made with space technology
  • Water-resistant

*instrumental test on 21 women

 

Roller Lash Super-Curling Mascara

Curl power! Roller Lash  separates, lifts and curls lahes for a lash-ting impression. The eye-opening Hook ‘n’ Roll brush grabs lashes, while the instant curve-setting formula holds for 12 hours. With provitamin B5 and serin – aka ingredients known for their lash-conditioning benefits. Amaze! Shop Roller Lash Curling Mascara and get a Roller Lash mini FREE for a limited time only.  allbeauty price:  £19.80, RRP: £22.00

Roller Lash benefit mascara allbeauty blog

Why we love it:

  • #1 Best-selling Benefit super-curling mascara
  • 87%* said it gives long-lasting curl
  • With vitamin B5
  • Water-resistant

*instrumental test on 21 women

You can shop all Benefit cosmetics at allbeauty.com.

Mascara duo packs limited edition, while stocks last. Prices correct at the time of publishing. 

Get The Look: Valentine’s Date Night With Benefit Cosmetics

Get The Look: Valentine’s Date Night, With Benefit Cosmetics

This look is all about giving your make up that little Valentine’s glow… after all: there’s no such thing as too much pink! Check out our video with Benefit Make-Up Artist Amy-Louise to see how it’s done: 

Get The Look:

Step one:

Start with a finished base (foundation, concealer). Apply They’re Real! Mascara to top and bottom lashes, wiggling the wand from the base upward. Use the ball to seperate lashes for an even more dramatic look!

Step two:

To create a rosy glow, sweep Rockateur Cheek Powder across the apples of your cheeks for a romantic look.

Step three:

For cheekbones that glisten in the candlelight, apply Watt’s Up! Highlighter to cheek bones, nose and Cupid’s bow and blend to create a subtle, glowy look.

Step four:

To finish the look  and create gorgeous, fuller lips, sweep They’re Real! Double The Lip 2-in1 lip liner and lipstick to lips. Mwah!

You can shop the entire Roller range from Benefit Costmetics at allbeauty.com!

WIN! Neom Intensive Skin Treatment Candle

WIN! Neom Intensive Skin Treatment Candle

Whatever your relationship status may be, this Valentine’s Day make sure you take some time out to love yourself… and your skin!  

Whether you’re single and loving it, o b s e s s e d with your new boyfriend or girlfriend, or planning to dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary (per Baz Lurhman’s famous song Everybody’s Free (To Wear Suncreen), February 14th – aka Valentine’s Day – is a day to celebrate love in all forms, and that includes ourselves!

True Love = A Pamper Session

We’ve teamed up with the wellbeing experts at Neom Organics to give you the chance to win the ultimate pamper session essential: an Intensive Skin Treatment Candle worth £36.00!
A unique. deeply nourishing treatment that’s perfect for all over the body, simply burn your Intensive Skin Treatment Candle  for 30 minutes to create a pool of precious oil (just enough time to soak in a warm bath!). Then simply then blow out the candle flame, allow the oil to cool for 2 minutes and drizzle over any part of the body in need of repair and rehydration. Made with 24 essential oils, you’ll be feeling truly pampered in no time! After all, you deserve it.

Your Chance To Win

Simply enter below for your chance to win a Neom Intensive Skin Treatment Candle in time for Valentine’s Day!

WIN! Tickets To Valentine’s Cinema Screening At The Natural History Museum In Collaboration With Luna Cinema

WIN! Tickets To Valentine’s Cinema Screening At The Natural History Museum In Collaboration With The Luna Cinema

Looking for some alternative plans for Valentine’s Day this year? Look no further! We’ve teamed up with the Natural History Museum in collaboration with The Luna Cinema to give you the chance to win 1 of 3 pairs of tickets to the Valentine’s Cinema in London…

Following a sell-out Halloween season in October, the Luna big screen is returning to the main hall (underneath Hope the blue whale!) at the Natural History Museum for three evenings of incredible Valentine’s cinema from 14-16th February.

With four Valentine’s-themed events, including Golden Globe award-winning ‘A Star is Born’, the romantic classics such as ‘The Notebook’, ‘Pretty Woman’, and ‘Love Actually’, and two anti-Valentine’s screenings –  ‘Kill Bill Vol. 1’ and ‘Thelma and Louise’ – there’s something for everyone.

Luna Cinema Valentine's Movie Sceenings allbeauty blog competition

So whether you’re looking for a classic romcom to snuggle up to, or the perfect antidote to all the sentimental mush, you grab the popcorn and we’ll take care of the rest!

Your Chance To Win!

To be in with a chance of winning 1 of 3 pairs of tickets to the Valentine’s Cinema event at the Natural History Museum, simply answer the following question:

Which animal will you be sitting under at The Luna Cinema, in the Natural History Museum?

  1. Shark
  2. Blue whale
  3. Goldfish

Enter via the form below. Entries close at 11:59PM on Wednesday 6th February 2019. Full T&Cs below.  Good luck!

For more information about Movie Nights At The Museum, or to book tickets, visit www.thelunacinema.com. 

Vegan Beauty: Everything You Need To Know

Searches for vegan beauty products are up by 281%. THESE are the brands you need to know about…

According to Pinterest, searches for vegan beauty products were up 281% YOY, and with a 175% increase in vegan beauty products available to consumers since 2013, you might say that #veganbeauty is having a bit of a moment. We reveal everything you need to know about the vegan  beauty trend, including the brands to look out for… 

The rise of Vegan Beauty products

Sales of vegan beauty products saw a 38% increase in the UK between 2017-2018 alone according to a report by the NPD group. But what does that mean for the beauty industry? Well, for starters it means that consumers are becoming more contientious. According to Helen Duxbury, senior UK beauty account manager at NPD:

There has certainly been a rise in the number of vegan brands in prestige beauty and this coincides with consumers adopting a more conscientious approach when purchasing products, looking closely at the underlying philosophies and actions of the brands.

They not only investigate ingredients and efficacy: they want to know about traceability, and how animal friendly they are.”

What does ‘vegan beauty’ mean?

Similarly to a vegan diet, vegan beauty products are cosmetics that are free from any animal derivitives, including but not limited to:

  • Lanolin
  • Shellac
  • Glycerine (unless specified vegetarian)
  • Casein/Sodium Caseinate or Caseinate
  • Squalene
  • Guanine
  • Oleic Acid/Oleyl Stearate/Oleyl Olate/Tallow
  • Non-synthetic hair
  • Stearic Acid
  • Carmine/Cochineal/Natural Red 4/E120/C/I/ 75470
  • Collagen
  • Elastin
  • Keratin
  • Beeswax/Cera Alba

Vegan Brands We ❤

paul mitchell #veganuary beauty

#VeganHaircare

All Hair: Paul Mitchell
The nature-loving brand that promises never to test on animals, Paul Mitchell has a range for everyone, including men. Our pick is the vegan Tea Tree range . Suitable for all hair types,it smells fantastic and gives your scalp a unique tingle for a refreshing, cleansing feel.

Coloured Hair: Pureology
100% Vegan, Pureology is also zero-sulfate. A salon-led brand, this is serious colour care. We recommend Strength Cure, a treatment range that fortifies damaged, coloured hair, and strengthens with a soft, velvety finish.

 

#Veganuary Beauty A'Kin

#VeganSkincare

Many brands nowadays are turning to organic, natural ingredients, but for a 100% fully vegan choice A’Kin is our go-to. This Australian brand is not only vegan but features organic ingredients, contains no nasties and is cruelty-free. We absolutely adore their Rosehip Oil, which works wonders on scars, dry and ageing skin. If pigmentation is a problem, choose their Rosehip Oil with added Vitamin C. But it doesn’t stop there, because A’Kin has a whole range of skincare from micellar water to day cream, cleansers and body care.

 

#Veganuary Beauty A'Kin

#VeganMakeup

Mineral makeup is so well known, it’s hard to remember the days when it was considered weird and unusual! But back in the early 2000s it certainly was a new thing, and pioneering the way was Jane Iredale. Her mineral makeup was first loved by cosmetic surgery clients who needed something very kind but very effective while they healed from their treatments. It wasn’t long before everyone noticed how fabulous mineral makeup looks on the skin – the natural, dewy effect just can’t be missed. It was also amazing for anyone suffering with acne, as the acne virus just can’t thrive in the mineral pigments. Jane Iredale products are certified cruelty-free but some do contain carmine and beeswax that dedicated vegans will want to avoid (see details here).

 

#Veganuary beauty weleda

#VeganBath&Body

100% natural and completely at one with nature, UK company Weleda has a whole range of products from bath and body to skincare. Around 3/4 of their products come from organic or biodynamic farming and Weleda believes strongly in fair treatment of everyone from suppliers to partners and customers. While not all products are vegan (some contain lanolin, beeswax or goat milk – check here for more info),  most are and as a company with a strong ethical stance, they’re defintely on our ♥ list. Try their vegan Lavender Bath Soak as a real treat!

 

Stella Mccartney Pop allbeauty blog #VeganFragrance

A completely vegatarian company, all of Stella McCartney’s fragrances (produced by COTY) are vegan friendly. With no ingredient tested on animals or made from animal origin, including bees, Stella McCartney has deliberately removed all of her fragrances from China where animal testing is required by Government regulation. We can’t get enough of Pop, with top notes of tomato  and violet leaves, green mandarin and base notes of violet, tuberose and cedarwood.  Find out more about Stella McCartney’s ethical and sustainable  policies here.

#veganuary beauty tan organic#VeganFakeTan

The first and only Eco Certified organic tanning product in the world, Tan Organic is the natural way to get a New Year glow. Only using natural and organically grown ingredients, from ethically run producers, this fabulous brand truly cares about people, animals and the environment. Certified by PETA and free from animal testing, their products also contain no nasties such as parabens.

 

 

 

NEW Kérastase Blond Absolu

Meet Blonde Absolu: the very first ultra-violet hair care system from Kérastase. With neutralising and caring properties, say goodbye to brassy tones and hello to gorgeous blonde…

Shop The Range:

Bain Lumiere Shampoo 250ml
Hydrating, illuminating shampoo for lightened or highlighted hair to gently cleanse, soothe and hydrate hair from root to tip. Infused with hyaluronic acid, hair is left feeling light and looking luminous.
RRP: £23.00
allbeauty Price: £18.00

Bain Ultra Violet Shampoo 250ml
Specifically designed for for lightened or highlighted hair, this iridescent purple shampoo neutralises brassiness and prevents unwanted yellow tones in blonde or grey hair leaving a nourished cool blonde. Enriched with Hyaluronic acid and Edelweiss flower to nourish hair.
RRP: £23.00
allbeauty Price: £18.40

Cicaflash Intense Fortifying Treatment 250ml
This opalescent milky gel is a super shot of care for lightened hair! With the restorative performance of a masque and the lightweight finish of a conditioner, it intensively nourishes, smooths, strengthens and softens hair. Suitable for all lightened blonde tones, Cicaflash restores the hair fibre to prevent breakage.
RRP: £26.50
allbeauty Price: £21.20

Masque Ultra Violet Treatment 200ml
This rich purple mask removes unwanted yellow undertones and brassiness, while deeply hydrating and restoring hair strands. Non-staining, use this hair maskonce a week, or as often as needed to keep your blonde hair luminous and cool and protected against oxidation.
RRP: £35.00
allbeauty Price: £28.00

Cicaplasme Thermal Protector 150ml
Enriched with Hyaluronic acid and Edelweiss flower, Cicaplasme cream helps seal split ends and smoothe hair for uniform touch and long-lasting frizz control. With UV filters to protect against damage, it also provides heat protection for up to 230°C from heat styling tools.
RRP: £25.00
allbeauty Price: £20.00

Valentine’s Day 2019: Gift Guide For Him and For Her

This Valentine’s Day we’re playing cupid! So whether you’re shopping for your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife or even your girl-friends, aim for the perfect gift with allbeauty…

 

Looking for more gift ideas? Shop Valentine’s Day 2019 at allbeauty.com – for her, for him, for love.

Prices correct at time of publish