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Could a new toothbrush make you look younger?

We all know that good dental hygiene is key to a bright, white smile, but are you getting the best results from your regular toothbrush? 

Studies show that whiter teeth can make you look 5 years younger and as much as 20% more attractive! No wonder celebrities line up to pay thousands of pounds for high-cost dental procedures! But there’s an easier way to achieve a fresher smile, and it comes without a high-maintenance routine or costly upkeep. It could be as simple as switching your toothbrush.


The Evolution of Brushing

For the best results, manual toothbrushing requires you to brush all possible surfaces of your teeth using multiple directions of action to thoroughly clean the enamel. Many of us simply aren’t cleaning our teeth well enough to prevent decay and remove staining.

But while manual toothbrushes rely entirely on technique, the newest electric toothbrush in the Philips Sonicare range makes it easy to get a fresh, white smile. Featuring an adaptive brush head, it is able to remove up to 10x more plaque from those hard-to-reach places. 

Winner of the ‘Gold Pure Beauty Awards 2019’, the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Deep Clean Edition toothbrush is the most elegant model to date. It whitens teeth 2x better than a manual toothbrush in and removes up to 100% more stains, for whiter teeth in as little as one week. Stylish and affordable, the electric brush comes with a handy charging travel case, hygienic brush cap, and is available in four colours: classic white, modern black, feminine pink, or our personal favourite, rose gold.


Why Gum Health Matters

Our gums play a huge role in the health of our teeth – even with the best brushing regime, if the gums are neglected your teeth won’t have the base they need to stay strong and healthy. The tissue of your gums forms a tight seal around each tooth, supporting the bones and providing a barrier against bacteria. Not to mention, a good flossing routine prevents plaque buildup between the teeth and reduces the risk of decay. This is why dentists encourage daily flossing as part of our dental routine. 

Whether you’re an avid flosser, or know you could be doing better, Philips have again provided the ideal solution for making our lives easier. 

Clinically proven to be as effective as single-use floss, the AirFloss Pro Flosser was designed for inconsistent flossers and those who wish to simplify the process. The system uses unique air and micro-droplet technology to send a burst of pressurised air and liquid between your teeth and can be used with water or mouthwash for the ultimate clean.

With a one-touch activation button, flossing has never been so easy. Remove up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas at the click of a switch. The AirFloss Pro Flosser comes with two nozzles and a mouthwash, so it’s ready to use straight out of the box.


Say Hello To A Brighter Smile

We all want a smile to be proud of. One that isn’t hidden under a self-conscious hand or shielded by pursed lips. Whiter, brighter teeth can help to unlock your inner confidence, so you can spread the joy of a smile wherever you go. 

And the best part? With the combined power of the AirFloss Pro Flosser and Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Deep Clean Edition, you’ll have everything you need to simplify your dental routine from home, at a fraction of the cost of professional treatments. 


Turn back the hands of time and unlock a more youthful smile with Philips. Discover the range today.

The Garden Guide

We don’t know about you, but having neglected our humble outdoor space for years, over the last few weeks it’s suddenly become a haven. With limited options and cabin fever setting in, time spent in the garden is quickly becoming the day’s highlight. 

Whether you have sprawling country grounds or a tower block balcony, tending a green patch is great for your mental wellbeing. If you’ve never dug your fingers into the soil before, now is a great time to start, and we’re here to help set you up for success.

Seasoned gardener? We may not be able to teach you anything you don’t already know, but we do have some essential items to add to your toolkit. 

Why Garden?

Need a little convincing that getting your hands dirty is worthwhile? We completely understand. For many of us, it’s only the uncertainty of the last few weeks that has made us realise how valuable growing your own fresh food could be. And as luck would have it, this is the perfect time of year to get started on your gardening journey.

Not only can gardening provide food for your family without having to venture to the supermarket, but it can also do wonders for your mental health. Nurturing something from seed to plant, connecting with the earth and letting go of ‘perfection’ is all part and parcel of becoming a gardener. 

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn

Not green-fingered? Give gardening a try anyway. Best case scenario, you’ll end up with some beautiful homegrown fresh food. Worst case scenario, you’ll have spent more time outside in the fresh air and have a welcome distraction for a few weeks.

Gardening with Kids

If you have children at home, gardening is a great activity to involve them in. Allocate a special area that they’re in charge of, whether that’s a raised bed, or a paper cup on a windowsill – work with what you have. You’ll want to make sure you’re both equipped with sunhats and high SPF protection, as it’s easy to get so swept up in gardening you don’t notice how long you’ve been in the sunshine.

Gardening on a Budget

If gardening has never been your “thing” in the past, you’re probably hesitant to throw money at this potential new hobby – we get it. But it’s entirely possible to garden on a budget, using no additional materials than what you already have lying around. Take the seeds from your supermarket fruit and vegetables, keep them damp by placing them on wet cotton wool or a paper towel and pop them in a sunny spot to germinate.

Gardening Skincare Toolkit

The one downside to gardening is the battering your hands will take. Dirt pulls moisture from your skin, so between spending time handling soil and all the extra washing, your hands might take a beating. That’s where we come in.

1) Choose the right hand wash

When it comes to washing the soil from your hands, choosing the correct hand soap can make a big difference to your skin. Opt for an exfoliating variety to cut down the amount of time it takes to get your hands clean and remove every last trace of dirt. 

One of our favourite soaps for gardening is Cowshed Restore Exfoliating Hand Wash. Fine grains of pumice uncover smooth, clean skin, while the sweet orange and peppermint oils bring the fresh fragrance of the garden into your home.

2) Lock in the moisture

If 2020 has shown us anything, it’s that the only thing as important as hand washing is following up with lotion. Owners of dry, chapped hands around the world are currently nodding their heads in agreement. Placing a pump bottle of hand lotion in your bathroom will ensure you remember to put some much-needed moisture back into your hands after washing. 

By now, you’ve probably already discovered our range of hand lotions, but if you’re still on the hunt, here are a few of our favourites:

3) Protect and maintain skin health

Regular maintenance is the best way to prevent chapped, cracked hands. One way to do this is by giving your hands a little boost as and when needed. If you find your hands are getting a little rough, use L’Occitane One Minute Hand Scrub once or twice a week to buff away calluses. It gently exfoliates with shea nut husks, and replaces moisturise with a combination of shea butter and apricot oil.

If your hands are particularly dry from gardening, it’s also worth investing in occasional hand treatments. Before bed, slather on a good layer of a thick, nourishing cream like Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant Cream or Weleda Skin Food. Getting to work as you sleep, both deeply hydrate your skin with a unique blend of nourishing ingredients.

4) Deal with any niggles as they appear

If all the extra kneeling and bending is taking a toll on your joints, nip those twinges in the bud straight away. A small ache can lead to other muscles overcompensating and create a wider issue, so if you start to feel pain, treat it at the source. The Organic Pharmacy Capsicum, Devil’s Claw & Ginger Cream uses natural ingredients to provide warming, nourishing relief from joint pain and smells amazing. Or, try new Cubid CBD Rejuvenate Stay Active Cream which reduces inflammation on a cellular level.


Gardening has always been an English pastime, and there’s no time like the present to become a part of the movement. We’d love to see snaps of your home garden, tag us on Instagram @allbeautyhq

Swiss Beauty

Welcome to a world of caviar, spa and holistic wellness, it’s time to take a dip into Swiss Beauty.

Being centrally located in the middle of  Western Europe, Switzerland enjoys the influence of cultures from neighbouring France, Italy and Germany, but adds its own unique twist. Prioritising luxury skincare and overall wellness of body and mind, Swiss-Beauty is indulgent, decadent and holistic.

But you don’t need to venture to a luxurious Swiss spa to experience the best of Swiss-Beauty. In fact, it might be closer than you think.


Luxury Skincare

Swiss-Beauty is first and foremost about great skincare. 

Being surrounded by green mountains, crisp air and expansive lakes, it comes as no surprise that Swiss women have a preference toward clean, green skincare that utilises natural active ingredients over artificial substitutes. Ingredients like caviar; which plays a central role in La Prairie Luxe Cream, a must-have product for Switzerland’s wealthy and beautiful. Alterna is another brand which offers a range of caviar infused products, bringing luxury to skincare. Of, why not try La Prairie’s Cellular Perfecting Fluid, which contains particles of real gold, an example of the Swiss approach to enriching their beauty with quality ingredients.

And La Prairie isn’t Switzerland’s only high-end skincare name, they’re accompanied by brands such as Valmont, whose L’Elixir des Glaciers Serum Majestueux Vos Yeux, literally elixir of glaciers, uses pure ingredients sourced from the mountains of Switzerland, including decadent royal jelly and honey. But it’s not only the high-end names with price tags to match that are loved by Swiss women, in fact, they are also a large consumer of skincare from an unlikely source.


French Pharmacy Skincare

A great perk of being so close to bordering countries is being able to make the most of their retail options, and French pharmacies are a great example of this. People from all over Switzerland often make their way across the border to frequent local pharmacies, where the shelves are lined with the best of French skin and hair care. 

Popular names such as Caudalíe, Nuxe, Vichy, Avène, Embryolisse and Rene Futerer can all be found in French pharmacies alongside the more obvious offerings of medical supplies and vitamins. So, in just a short journey, you can easily top up your supply of cult beauty favourites, two popular choices in Swiss-Beauty being Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre and Caudalíe Vinoperfect Radiance Serum.


Body Care

Other than a love for luxury skincare, what makes Swiss-Beauty unique in comparison to many other countries is the importance they put on the body. Skincare extends beyond the face, with bath bombs, body scrubs and skin lotions being a regular part of the routine. 

And it isn’t only skin which receives special attention, a holistic approach to wellness means that Swiss women appreciate the importance of a healthy body and mind. Plenty of time is spent outdoors, hiking, kayaking and connecting with nature. To shield the skin from the elements while outdoors, many women will use a high SPF sunscreen, ensuring that the face, body and hair are protected. 

Of course, appealing to all the senses isn’t overlooked in Swiss-Beauty, which is why so many women love home-grown perfume brand Chopard, which creates sophisticated fragrances centred around specific scents.  

The Swiss approach to overall wellness leads us to an enviable element of their beauty regime – the spa…


Wellness Weekends

Unlike much of the world where a trip to the spa is a rare treat, spa culture is an integral part of Swiss culture. Indulgent? Yes. But it’s an expense that is factored into life the same way as we might factor in a haircut. From soaking in a thermal bath to getting a deep tissue massage, a visit to a spa provides the perfect opportunity to rest, unwind and prioritise your wellbeing.  

While treatments aren’t always necessary on a trip to a Swiss spa, many women enjoy a facial, particularly when visiting a world-renowned spa such as La Prairie Clinic in Montreux, Switzerland. Here, treatments are offered using the exquisite range of La Prairie products, culminating in the perfect combination of relaxation and luxury skincare.


Swiss Hair Secrets

With so much attention being placed on skincare for both face and body, it’s unsurprising that Swiss hair care is all about a simple, easy routine. Natural waves are par for the course, with Swiss women spending less time on intricate straightening, curling or styling regimes. 

Rene Furterer is much-loved for targeted hair products, designed to make the most of each individual’s natural locks, with deeply nourishing masks designed to breathe life into hair that is regularly exposed to the elements. Multi-use products also come into their own, with Kérastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil being a favourite thanks to its ability to effortlessly smooth frizz and improve hair texture, on wet or dry hair.


When it comes to Swiss-Beauty, to get the full experience, there’s no better way than visiting one of the country’s famous spa resorts, but if that’s not an option right now, why not try one of the Swiss beauty products that locals swear by? We can’t wait to hear what you think!

An hour a day just for you

As the days get shorter and the nights longer, it will soon be time to set our clocks back an hour. A tradition dating back to 1916 in the UK, resetting the time allowed farmers to get a headstart on the day, making the most of the limited daylight hours. But it isn’t only farmers who should get to reap the benefits of that extra hour, you can too. 

At allbeauty we believe in the importance of “me time”, those all too often infrequent moments when we prioritise our own mental wellbeing over the humdrum of daily life.

This Autumn, we challenge you to make the most of gaining an hour by adding self-care to your daily routine. One hour a day, just for you. 

It may sound like a pipe-dream, but taking an hour a day to show yourself some love is a habit that simply takes commitment on your part. It may be going to bed an hour early to enjoy a morning lie-in, or an early start to allow you to begin the day with a face mask and pedicure. Small changes can make a big difference to the quality of your daily life. 


Need inspiration? Here are some of the allbeauty team’s top suggestions for how to spend your power-hour:

Sleep

It may not be the most indulgent or glamorous option on our list, but sleep tops the charts for one of the most beneficial ways to spend an extra hour. Whether it means preparing your lunch and outfit the evening before, or hitting the hay earlier, getting an additional hour of sleep will leave you feeling rested, refreshed, and ready to face the day.

Encourage the sandman with these sleep-inducing secret weapons.

Smile Makers 

Ooh-er! Taking some time for self-discovery between the sheets is a fantastic way to prioritise your wellbeing. An orgasm releases oxytocin and dopamine, so you’ll not only be feeling great physically but will also reduce stress, relieve pain and boost your confidence. What better way to start the day?! Evening me-time comes with the added bonus of getting a better night’s sleep too! Win/win!

Pelvic Floor Trainer

It may not seem like the most thrilling way to indulge in self-care (especially after the previous suggestion), but taking time out of your day to do pelvic floor exercises is an investment in your future self. An estimated 3-6 million people in the UK experience urinary incontinence, minimise your risk with targeted pelvic floor training.

Candle and a Bath 

The ultimate in relaxation, a steaming bath paired with a fragrant candle is an ideal way to end the day. Let the heat of the tub soothe your muscles and soften your skin, while an aromatic candle indulges your senses and promotes relaxation. Perfection!

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Face Mask 

We lead busy lives and our skin bears the brunt of that. Sensitivity, dehydration, sun-damage and exposure to pollution are all common factors that lead to lack lustre skin. With a range of face masks designed to target the full spectrum of dermatological complaints, treat yourself at least once a week, preferably in the company of a good book.

Foot mask / Pedicure

Feet are one of the most hardworking parts of our body but are rarely shown the care they deserve, particularly once the sandals have been packed away for the year. Show your tootsies some love with a weekly pedicure and foot mask available at allbeauty

Hair Treatments

As the clocks go back and Autumn arrives, our hair has a season of woolly hats, rain and wind to contend with. Treat your locks to regular moisturising hair masks to condition and strengthen your strands from root to tip.

Teeth Whitening 

With the cooler weather, we all reach for a comforting tea or coffee a little more often. Don’t let your teeth suffer for it. With the iWhite Instant Teeth Whitening Kit, you can have a whiter, brighter smile in just 20 minutes a day. The question is, what will you do with your other 40 minutes of me-time?! 


With such a wide range of ideas for prioritising your wellbeing, be sure to put the October 27th in your diary as the day your new self-care routine begins – you deserve it. 

 

How To Hygge Your Home In Time For Autumn

How to hygge your home in time for Autumn

With the days getting shorter and the long nights drawing in, it’s time to embrace the Danish concept of hygge – aka the cosiest feeling ever. But what exactly *is* hygge? And more importantly: how do you say it?!

The Absolute Best Vitamins & Minerals For Beautiful Skin

The Absolute Best Vitamins & Minerals For Beautiful Skin

Familiar with the phrase ‘you are what you eat’? Well, it’s actually true!  Your skin’s health comes predominantly from within. So regardless of how many times a week you #doublecleanse, if you’re eating nothing but fatty foods and sugar, with little to-no nutritional benefits, your skin, hair and nails will be the first to complain…

Make sure you load your diet with THESE nutrients to glow inside-out:

Scent To Boost Your Energy With Neom

Pure, natural energy: there’s nothing better.

But if you’re missing that spring in your step when you wake up in the morning and you rely on stimulants such as coffee, cakes and other sweet treats to get you through the day, chances are that your natural energy supplies are running low.

To combat this, Neom have specially formulated their Scent to Boost Your Energy™ range. Made with 100% natural Neom Feel Refreshed™ and Neom Burst of Energy™ fragrances (which smell wonderful and have wellbeing benefits too!) to provide a hit of motivational energy as-and-when you need it, throughout the day.

Neom Energy Burst Kit

 

Scent to make you feel good

Essential oils are the naturally scented oils extracted from plants. Historically, essential oils have been used in medicine, perfumes, cosmetics and aromatherapy for thousands of years, and date back as far as the Roman Empire. Unlike stimulants such as sugar and caffeine, which can cause headaches, weight gain, affect blood sugar levels and contribute to essential oils offer many health and wellbeing benefits.

The Neom Scent To Boost Your Energy™ range has been specially formulated with natural fragrance which not only smells wonderful but also has an energising effect on the mind and body – Nicola Elliott, Neom Founder

How to use the Neom Scent to Boost Energy Kit

The ultimate collection of pure, natural energy boosters, this kit includes:
1 x Energy Burst Pulse Point
1 x Nourish, Breath and Energise Balm
1 x Energy Burst On The Go Mist

ON THE GO MIST
Take 5 minutes. Spritz the Energy Burst On The Go Mist above you, letting a fresh and energising scent cloud rain down. Breathe in through your nose for 7 seconds and out through your mouth slowly for 11 seconds. To create a more intense energising experience, combine with the Energy Burst Pulse Point

NOURISH, BREATHE & ENERGISE HAND BALM
A perky, energising treatment in the palm of your hand. Warm a pea-sized amount of balm between your hands before massaging into the skin. Cup your hands over your nose and mouth and breathe in through your nose for 7 seconds and out through your mouth slowly for 11 seconds.  Rich cocoa butter, skin-loving shea butter and 17 invigorating essential oils.

ENERGY BURST PULSE POINT
Roll the Energy Burst Pulse Point on wrists, temples and behind the ears to activate the intensive blend. At the same time, breathe in through your nose for 7 seconds and out through your mouth slowly for 11 seconds. Finish with a spritz of the Energy Burst On The Go Mist for re-invigoration on the go… Repeat as often as required.

Shop Neom Scent To Boost Your Energy Range at www.allbeauty.com