Spring Clean Your Skincare Routine

Spring is on its way which means now is the perfect time to refresh and renew your skincare routine.

 

Out with the old…

 

PAO-period after opening icon
Start your spring skincare clean by getting to know your products’ period after opening (PAO) symbols. A PAO symbol looks like the one above and tells you the time frame you should use your product within once you open it. For example, the PAO symbol above shows ‘6M’ which means your product should be used within 6 months of opening. This is especially important when using products with active ingredients; once products are opened and exposed to air and light, their ingredients will start to become less active so make sure use them in the time frame stated to get the best results!

 

 

In with the (re-)new…

 

As we start to shed our winter layers and look forward to brighter days, we also want to reflect this in our skin. A great way to gently remove dead skin cells and target dull looking skin is by using a peel. We love Natura Bissé exfoliating products as they offer something for everyone:

 

diamond glyco extreme peel

Diamond glyco extreme peel

 

A highly effective yet non-aggressive treatment which works to renew the skin’s surface layer to reveal a radiant, healthy, polished looking complexion whilst also working to firm and restore without disturbing the skin’s natural balance.

 

How to use:

Use 2 x per week for a 6-week period.

Start by applying the product to your t-zone then onto cheeks and facial contours and finish by applying to your neck and décolletage.

Leave to work for 15 minutes then remove with a damp facial cloth or sponge.

 

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tolerance enzyme peel

NB.Ceutical Tolerance Enzyme Peel

 

Great for treating sensitive skins! This peel delicately exfoliates without abrasion or irritation to promote a fresh, radiant appearance.

 

How to use:

Apply a thin layer onto clean skin and massage it in.

Don’t forget apply the product on your neck and décolletage!

Allow the product to work for 3-5 minutes and then remove with damp facial cloth or sponge.

 

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diamond instant express mini lift

Diamond Instant Glow Express Mini Lift

 

Our favourite express mini facial that leaves skin glowing, lifted and firmer in a matter of minutes. 

 

The mini facial involves 3 easy steps:

 

Step 1 – Peel
Apply the contents of the peel ampoule onto clean, dry skin. Allow to work for 8 minutes then remove with warm water and facial cloth.

 

Step 2 – Radiance
Gently massage the contents of the radiance ampoule onto face, neck & décolletage until completely absorbed.

 

Step 3 – Lift
Apply the contents of the lift ampoule onto the skin by using light tapping motions, allow the skin to dry completely before applying serums, moisturisers and make-up (should you wish to apply it).

 

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Refresh’n up

 

As the weather starts to get warmer you may want something to help refresh and cool your skin throughout the day. We highly recommend using a facial mist which can instantly revitalise the skin when you are on the go. Here’s our top 3 facial mists:

 

C+C Vitamin Splash

Natura Bissé C+C Vitamin Splash

 

Not only is this spray great for refreshing the face, but it can also be used to revitalise and hydrate the body and hair too. The beautifully uplifting Mediterranean citrus scent released upon application will also leave you feeling energised and rejuvenated.

 

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complete anti pollution spritz

Environ Focus Care Comfort+ Complete Anti-pollution Spritz

 

Stressed and dehydrated skin? This spritz is a great pick me up on bare skin or on top of makeup. The lightweight spray rebalances the skin microbiome and provides powerful antioxidant protection against the harmful effects of pollution and free radical damage caused by blue light emitted from smartphones, tablets and laptops. 

 

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Jane Iredale Pommisst

Jane Iredale Pommisst

 

This facial spray not only smells wonderful, but also hydrates and conditions all skin types. It quickly delivers powerful antioxidants into the skin to create a healthier complexion while also reducing and calming inflammation. You can also use it to set your foundation and help to minimise pores and fine lines.

 

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C+C Oil-Free Macroantioxidant Sun Protection SPF30

Complexion Protection

 

Finally, no matter what season we are in you should always protect your skin daily with SPF! Remember to check your sun protection product’s PAO and their expiry date too. There is no protection from out-of-date sun protection! 

 

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Reset your skincare routine for spring

 

Throughout March we will continue to offer FREE virtual skin consultations. This is a great way to reset your skincare routine and start seeing real results. A good skincare routine and monthly facials go hand in hand so when you book your virtual skin consultation we will enter you into our free prize draw• with a chance to win a FREE 30 minute taster facial tailored to your specific skin needs.

 

•This only applies to clients who have book a virtual skin consultation between Tuesday 9th March and Sunday 11th April 2021. 

wellness box

Wellness Box

 

As we can’t provide you with treatments in the salon at this time, we have curated our very own wellness box, (£42.50) worth over £67, to help you enjoy moments of calm while treating your skin and senses.

 

Whether you have 3 minutes, 30 minutes or a whole afternoon to spare, you will find something in this box to enhance your wellbeing at home.

 

 

 

wellness box

In our wellness box you will find: 

 

 

Rachael Lauren London Candle

 

Once lit, a rich and warming fragrance will be released helping to turn your living room, bathroom or bedroom into your own calming sanctuary so you can wind down after a stressful day. 

 

 

C+C Vitamin Body Cream

 

This firming body cream is a real uplifting treat for your skin and senses. 

 

 

C+C Vitamin Soufflé Masque, two surprise skincare samples

& a Natura Bissé cosmetic bag 

 

Transform your evening skincare routine into a self-care ritual once a week with this beautiful souffé textured face masque and our favourite skincare samples. 

 

 

Lavender sleep sachet 

 

Place this sleep sachet filled with dried lavender buds under your pillow to aid relaxation and promote a restful night’s sleep. 

 

 

Skin Omegas+ 

Goodbye dryness, hello glowing skin

 

This skin supplement acts like an internal moisturiser for your skin giving it a luminous glow. 

 

 

Organic tea

“You can’t pour from an empty cup!”

 

Take some time out for yourself and enjoy a blissful moment with this cup of calm.

 

Valentine's/Palentine's Day Gift Guide

Lockdown Valentine’s/Palentine’s Day Gift Guide

This month we are celebrating all types of love so whether you are in love, feel like surprising a friend with a feel good gift or fancy spoiling a special family member, we have thoughtful gifts (for every budget) to show them how much they mean to you. If you feel like treating yourself on the day of love, we’ve also included our skincare must-haves in this guide.

 

 

Rachael Lauren London Candles

 

Fill the home with our soothing and comforting woody-spicy fragrance, perfect for a romantic cosy night in with someone special or a relaxing self-care evening at home.

 

We have three gift options available to suit every budget: 

 

Rachael Lauren London 9cl scented candle

 

 

 

9cl Scented Candle £9

 

Although this is our smallest candle size, we’re sure it’ll be a welcomed surprise!

 

Burn time: 15 hours

 

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30cl Scented Candle £26

 

When you purchase a 30cl Rachael Lauren London candle this month we’ll include complimentary supporting gifts to help create a relaxing bedtime ritual at home. Gifts include a nighttime tea and three skincare samples to incorporate into an evening skincare ritual (you can keep the complimentary gifts for yourself, we won’t tell!).

 

Burn time: 40 hours

 

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Rachael Lauren London 30cl scented candle
Rachael Lauren London Gift Set

 

 

 

 

 

Rachael Lauren London Gift Set £40

 

For that extra special gift opt for our Rachael Lauren London Gift Set which includes our 9cl and 30cl scented candles packaged into a luxury white gift box finished off with a gold velvet bow.

 

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Nailberry Ultimate Gift Set £84.50 

 

Know someone who’s missing their regular manis & pedis? This vegan-friendly Nailberry gift set provides everything they need to create the perfect DIY nail treatment at home. This set includes:

 

Strengthen & Breathe Oxygenated Base Coat & Nail Strengthener which helps to condition and strengthen nails while limiting breakage. 

 

Fast Dry Gloss – A fast-drying top coat that leaves nails ultra-glossy. 

 

Little Treasure Nourishing Cuticle Oil –  a hydrating and rejuvenating nail and cuticle oil that protects against peeling, dryness and cracking.

 

Dry & Dash Lacquer Drying Drops to help them achieve a smudge-free finish in a fraction of the time.

 

Nailberry Colour Polish of your choice. 

 

Complimentary nail file & buffer. 

 

All you have to do is purchase this set and pick a Nailberry shade you think they would like. 

 

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Nailberry Vegan-friendly gift set
ESSENTIAL SHOCK INTENSE HAND CREAM

 

 

 

Essential Shock Intense Hand Cream £45

 

Over-washing and over-sanitising, central heating and colder weather might be taking a toll on our hands at the moment. Give the gift of ultra soft, nourished hands with Essential Shock Intense Hand Cream. This ultralight and fast absorbing lotion not only protects and repairs, but it also traps water in the skin thanks to 5% UreaHydrofix which helps keep skin hydrated for hours. What’s more, it also contains active ingredients that stimulate collagen and elastin while preventing the appearance of dark spots! 

 

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Essential Shock Intense Cryo Gel £64

 

Perfect for the at home fitness fanatic

 

Essential Shock Intense Cryo-Gel is a deep healing muscle relaxant that relieves tired legs, reduces muscle fatigue and relaxes tense muscles. It’s a go to post workout product they’ll love. 

 

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ESSENTIAL SHOCK INTENSE CRYO-GEL

A date night in with your skin 

 

While you might be busy searching for the perfect gift for someone else, it’s important to take care of yourself too so why not give your skin some love this Valentine’s Day by treating it to a self-pampering night in with one of our skincare must-haves…

 

Diamond Instant Glow Express Mini Lift £25

 

We were amazed by the results after trying this three step mini lift treatment. It’s now our go to product whilst we can’t be in the salon having our regular facials. Not only will it leave your skin effortlessly glowing, but more lifted and tightened. What we love most about this product from the prestigious skincare brand Natura Bissé is the price! It retails at £25.. we repeat £25!

 

Our skincare expert Chloe has done a tutorial for this product and also shares how her skin feels after using it, check this out over on our Instagram page.

 

 

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C+C VITAMIN SOUFFLÉ MASK

C+C Vitamin Soufflé Mask £40

 

We’ve included this mask not only because of its incredible skin firming and radiance boosting effects, but mostly because we absolutely love its soufflé texture which pampers our skin the moment it’s applied transforming our everyday routine into an indulgent self-care ritual. What’s more its uplifting tangerine scent instantly transports us to sunny Mediterranean beaches. Once you try this mask, you’ll ask yourself how you lived without it. It simply is a wonderful treat for your skin and senses. 

 

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NB Ceutical Tolerance Enzyme Peel £89

 

Although we’ve already mentioned a peel (included in Diamond Instant Glow Express Mini Lift), we can’t stop ourselves from adding Tolerance Enzyme Peel to our must-have list. This enzymatic peel is perfect for delicate skins and for those who want to put in minimal time and achieve maximum benefits. Unlike with facial scrubs, this beautifully textured peel can be applied post cleansing and left on the skin for 3-5 minutes to work its magic. By eliminating dead skin cells and impurities, skin becomes ultra soft, smooth and radiant. 

 

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NB CEUTICAL TOLERANCE ENZYME PEEL 50ml

Gift Vouchers 

 

If you still don’t know what to treat your loved one (or yourself) to right now, why not purchase a gift voucher and they (or you) will have something to look forward to using when we return. 

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Want FREE skincare worth £75? Our best Black Friday offer ever!

 

Whether you are running out of your favourite cleanser or want get some of your Christmas shopping done early make sure you shop with us online between Friday 27th November and Monday 30th November to get your hands on one of our beautifully curated beauty boxes for FREE.

These boxes contain some of our most sought after skincare treats so why not treat yourself or someone special this weekend . 

We have three beauty boxes available for you to choose from:

Spend over £40 and get our Complexion Protection Box for FREE (worth over £40)

Spend over £50 and get our Brightening Box for FREE (worth over £50)

Spend over £60 and get our Collagen Booster Box for FREE (worth over £75)

 

How to claim your FREE beauty box

 

Simply shop online and select products to add to your basket.

When you reach the qualifying amount you can select  select your FREE beauty box at checkout.

Plus UK delivery is FREE, just another reason to shop with us this Black Friday weekend!

 

Prefer not to shop online or need some advice before you order?

Call us on 0207 821 1020 and our friendly team can help you. We can also process orders over the phone.  

 

What’s inside each box?

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Brightening box
Collagen Booster box

What’s in the Complexion Protection box? 

 

 

Diamond cocoon hydrating essence 30ml 

 

 

Diamond cocoon ultra rich cream 5ml 

 

 

20 Skin Omegas+ skin supplements 

 

 

What’s in the Brightening box? 

 

 

C+C Vitamin Soufflé Mask 30ml 

 

 

C+C Vitamin Cream15ml 

 

 

Two C+C Vitamin Body Cream 30ml each

 

What’s in the Collagen Booster box? 

 

 

Essential Shock Intense Mask 15ml

 

 

Silicone Veil

 

 

Essential Shock Intense Complex 6ml 

 

 

14 Skin Collagen Support Capsules 

 

 

 Terms and Conditions

The value of your total online order must reach the qualifying amount to receive one of our beauty boxes:

You need to spend over £40 to receive the complexion protection box.

You need to spend over £50 to receive the brightening box.

You need to spend over £60 to receive the collagen booster box.

You can only receive one beauty box per order and beauty boxes are available whilst stocks last.

maskne facial guide

Maskne Facial Guide

Experiencing breakouts and skin irritation lately? You are not alone! With the increased use of face masks/coverings, Maskne (Mask + Acne) is becoming a common skin issue. To help target mask related skincare concerns we have created a Maskne Facial Guide.

Want to combat a Maskne issue but don’t want to give up your favourite facial? Don’t worry our skin experts have also designed two new Maskne add on treatments to supercharge your next facial.

We are also running an Instagram competition this month where you can WIN one of our Maskne Facials! The prize is worth £117! Click here to find out more.

 

What is Maskne? 

Masks can rub and irritate the skin leading to a condition known as acne mechanica. This condition is caused by friction, increased heat and/or pressure and is made worse by sweating.

If you have acne mechanica, you may find that you are experiencing increased oiliness, blackheads and breakouts. Your skin may feel rough at first and then become bumpy followed by the onset of more blackheads, raised papules (small red bumps) and pustules (yellowish pus filled spots) and possibly painful acne nodules (large hard bumps) and cysts (large pus-filled lumps).

 

Here’s our Maskne Facial Guide:  

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CACI Skin Calm 

Ideal for: Irritated skin & breakouts

Treatment time: 30 MIN

Treatment Cost: £45

This facial targets skin prone to breakouts and irritation in just 30 minutes. It incorporates the CACI Hydro Mask to deliver intense hydration while cooling, soothing and calming irritation or redness. The mask is worked over with LED Light Therapy renowned for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory healing properties. This facial is great for those who are also concerned with ageing because not only is the Hydro Mask soaked in hyaluronic acid and collagen, but the red LED light stimulates collagen production helping to plump and smooth the skin reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!

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A CACI Skin Calm Facial & a 28 day supply of Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Ultimate supplements this September!

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The Cure Facial

Ideal for: Congested skin (e.g. blackheads)

Treatment time: 75 MIN

Treatment Cost: £110

Attempting to remove blackheads at home is a big no no so we recommend booking in for this deep cleansing facial which removes them gently without damaging the skin. It also helps to clear clogged pores and prevent new blackheads from forming. Skin is left looking hydrated, smooth and radiant.

essential comfort calm facial

Essential Comfort Calm 

Ideal for: Sensitive, irritated skin  

Treatment time: 60 MIN or 90 MIN

Treatment Cost: £90 (60 MIN) or £115 (90 MIN)

During this facial we apply Environ’s Fortifying Colostrum Serum to the skin. This serum contains a high concentration of bovine colostrum and antioxidants. Colostrum stimulates growth factors and immune factors to reduce redness, calm and strength the skin. Using sound waves we drive the serum’s active ingredients deep into the lower layers of the skin to leave it looking and feeling calmer and soothed.

high frequency facial

 

High Frequency Add On 

Ideal for: all skin types experiencing breakouts 

Treatment time: 15 MIN (supercharge your next facial with this add on treatment)

Treatment cost: £20

During this treatment your face is covered with a guaze and then we work over the gauze with a glass electrode. Upon contact with the skin, high frequency electrical current passes through the glass electrode leading to the formation of ozone which has an antibacterial and germicidal effect on the skin.

High frequency benefits:

Drying and healing action on spots so they go down more quickly.

Germicidal effect due to the formation of ozone which helps to kill acne causing bacteria.

Increases blood circulation to bring essential nutrients to the skin and remove waste products.

Improves the skin’s texture by aiding the natural exfoliation process known as desquamation.

Great for all skin types experiencing blemishes but particularly oily skins as it helps to regulate oil production.

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LED Light Therapy Add On 

Ideal for: Irritated skin & breakouts 

Treatment time: 15 MIN (boost your next facial with this add on treatment)

Treatment cost: £25

LED Light Therapy uses the therapeutic properties of red and blue light. Red LED light speeds up cell renewal, stimulates collagen and promotes wound healing. Blue light soothes and calms, kills acne bacteria and cools down inflammation. It’s also a powerful antiseptic. Combined red and blue light is particularly effective in the treatment of acne and blemishes.

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We look forward to seeing you soon!

The team at Moreton Place Beauty & Wellbeing x

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New and exclusive foot rituals available this August

Whether your feet need some TLC before they are sandal-ready or you just want to take time out to enjoy an indulgent treatment, our foot rituals are the perfect solution. They extend to the knee and help to refresh tired feet as well as relieve achy, heavy legs so you are ready to embrace the beautiful warm weather this summer.

During this ritual we utilise products from NEOM’s Scent to Make You Happy range which has been specially formulated with natural fragrance to provide an uplifting effect. The fragrance is a complex blend of 7 essential oils including neroli, mimosa & lemon, all expertly blended to help boost your mood.

 

This ritual includes:

Lemon and orange foot bath infused with NEOM’s Scent to Make You Happy essential oil blend

Lower leg & foot exfoliation

Hard skin removal & cuticle care

Nourishing foot mask & heated booties

Hand & arm massage

Lower leg & foot massage

Application of Natura Bisse’s Essential Shock Intense Cryo-Gel to aid circulation, improve swelling and relieve tired, achy and/or heavy legs.

Complimentary Nailberry file & polish

 

1 HR 15 MIN – £50

Upgrade to Shellac polish for £55

This ritual will help to condition dry skin and relieve tired, achy legs. We have purposefully selected specific products from Natura Bissé for their luxurious rich textures and orange fragrances for this ritual to create a truly indulgent experience for your feet and legs as well as your mind.

This ritual includes:

Orange infused foot bath

Lower leg & foot exfoliation

Hard skin removal & cuticle care

Natura Bisse Vitamin C soufflé mask & heated booties

Hand & arm massage

Lower leg & foot massage using Natura Bissé’s C+C Vitamin Body Cream

Application of Natura Bissé’s Essential Shock Intense Cryo-Gel to aid circulation, improve swelling and relieve tired, achy and/or heavy legs.

Complimentary Nailberry file & polish

 

1 HR 15 MIN – £50

Upgrade to Shellac polish for £55

Nailberry Vs Shellac

Which polish should I go for?

We offer a selection of beautiful summer shades from Nailberry and CND Shellac nail polish ranges.

CND Shellac is great for those who have no time for nail polish to dry. Straight after a shellac pedicure you are good to go without the worry of smudging as the polish dries instantly. It is also chip free and lasts up to 2 weeks with a mirror like shine.

Nailberry is often a popular choice for those looking for a healthy, vegan nail polish. All of our Nailberry shades are from Nailberry’s award winning L’Oxygéné range which is, in addition to being vegan, 12 chemical free, certified halal, cruelty and gluten free. The shades from this range are also breathable, oxygenated and water permeable.

 

 

How to care for the skin around your eyes

Did you know that the skin around the eyes is different compared to the rest of your face? The skin in this area is much thinner and doesn’t have many sebaceous glands, which are responsible for producing sebum (oil) that helps to naturally hydrate the skin, and as a result it’s more prone to dryness. It also has less collagen and elastin, which helps keep skin firm and youthful, making it more prone to ageing. Care for this delicate area by following our tips below:

 

Use the right cleanser

 

Not all facial cleansers can be used on the eye area. Before using your facial cleanser, it’s always a good idea to read the product instructions and if it hasn’t been formulated for use on this area opt for a gentle eye make-up remover instead.

 

Invest in an eye cream/gel

 

Eye creams and gels have been created to treat the delicate eye area and target specific concerns like fine lines and dryness as well as signs of fatigue such as puffiness and dark circles.

Vita Peptide Eye Gel – £57

This lightweight, quick absorbing gel contains essential vitamins, antioxidants and peptides. It’s scientifically proven to intensely hydrate the skin around the eye area and has added firming, plumping and line-smoothing benefits making it ideal for anyone concerned with ageing.

C+C Vitamin Eye – £51

This ultra-refreshing gel-cream provides skin with revitalising and energising nutrients including vitamin C, ginseng and caffeine to reawaken the eye contour area. This product not only offers moisturising, antioxidant and anti-ageing benefits but also helps to fight puffiness, dark circles and other signs of fatigue.

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Antioxidant & Peptide Eye Gel – £37

 

Antioxidant & Peptide Eye Gel helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and leaves skin around the eyes smoother, hydrated and glowing. We recommend this eye gel to those who have sensitive eyes.

 

Use the right amount of product

 

We recommend applying half a pea-sized amount of your eye cream/gel to each area. If you apply too much eye cream/gel, you might be left with residual product that hasn’t absorbed which can irritate the eyes and cause puffiness.

 

When to use

 

Apply your eye cream/gel after cleansing and toning and before moisturising.

 

How to apply

how to apply eye cream/gel

Firstly, use your ring finger to dot the product along your orbital bone (the bony structure surrounding your eyes) and then work the product into the skin by using gentle tapping/patting motions. The direction of your finger movements under your eye should be towards your nose; the direction of movement above your eye should be towards your temples (see picture above). To avoid irritating your eye area, don’t rub the eye cream/gel in and don’t apply the product over your eyelids or too close to your lash line unless the product instructions direct you to.

 

-The team at Moreton Place Beauty & Wellbeing 

spring skincare

Spring Skincare Tips

You may have cleared some wardrobe space recently to make way for your spring outfits, but have you altered your skincare yet? Our skin specialist Harriet shares tips for tweaking your skincare regime to benefit your skin this season.

 

EXFOLIATE

This will help slough away dry, dead cells that can leave skin looking dull and lacklustre. I recommend using a glycolyic or lactic acid type peel to dissolve the ‘glue’ that holds your skin cells together and reveal a healthy glow.

 

Recommendations:

natura bisse tolerance enzyme peelTolerance Enzyme Peel – £89

revival masque

Revival Masque – £55

Diamond Glyco Extreme Peel – £222

 

HYDRATE

If you experienced drier skin in the winter, you may have opted for a rich cream to provide nourishment or incorporated hydrating boosters such as a serum or an additional moisturiser into your skincare regime. During the spring and summer months your skin tends to hold more water and therefore less hydration is needed. This means you can switch your richer cream for a more lightweight one and remove the hydrating booster step from your skincare routine.

 

PROTECT  

As we are now seeing more daylight hours, I would like to reinforce the importance of applying SPF to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays. You should complete your morning skincare regime with the application of a broad-spectrum SPF and this should really be worn all year round!

Recommendations:

RAD SPF15

RAD SPF15 – £19.95

C+C Oil-Free Macro-Antioxidant Sun Protection – £52

 

One final tip for those who wear make-up…

 

SPRING CLEAN

You may be opting for the natural, make-up free look at the moment but do you remember the last time you washed your brushes? I recommend washing them every 7-10 days because make-up brushes not only collect product residue, dirt and oil, but they can also harbour bacteria and cause skin rashes, breakouts and potentially harmful skin infections. You can also clean your skincare and make-up bottles with anti-bacterial wipes and leave to dry for a thorough spring clean.

 

– Harriet, Skin Specialist at Moreton Place Beauty & Wellbeing 

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Perfect one of the most important steps in your skincare routine: Cleansing 

If like me you have decided to use lockdown to sport the more natural look and go make-up free then you may be thinking that you can relax your skincare regime and skip the cleansing step but this is not a good idea.

Whether or not you decide to wear make-up, cleansing is one of the most important steps in your skincare routine. Your skin is exposed to a lot throughout the day: dirt, oil, sweat, microbes (bacteria), pollutants and other debris and many of these impurities are not water soluble which means they will not be removed effectively by splashing your face with water alone. This is where cleansers come in, they help to remove these impurities as well as dead skin cells that have naturally shed leaving the skin clean and prepared for the next step in your skincare regime.

You now know you cannot forego cleansing at night but you may be thinking you can skip the morning cleanse right? Well it’s best not to as cleansing in the morning helps to remove dirt and bacteria that may have settled on your skin whilst you were sleeping. You also get to experience that lovely refreshed feeling after a morning cleanse which can help set you up for the day.

What happens if you skip the cleansing step?

Skipping the cleansing step will lead to a build up of impurities creating a barrier for your other skincare products so all the wonderful serums and moisturisers you slather on will be less effective. It may also cause your skin to breakout as well as become irritated and dull.

So you know the importance of cleansing but how do you actually do it?

  1. Firstly, take your chosen cleanser and apply it to damp skin.
  2. Gently massage the cleanser into your skin for a couple of minutes using circular motions with your fingertips, concentrate on areas such as the corners of your nose and hairline and don’t forget your neck and décolleté. Make sure you check your cleanser instructions before application as some cleansers cannot be used on the eye area!
  3. Remove your cleanser either by rinsing or with a damp face cloth/cotton pads and be sure to remove the product thoroughly.
  4. For a deeper cleanse incorporate a pre-cleanse step. This is a good idea if you wear heavier make-up and involves the use of an oil based pre-cleanser which gets to work to effectively remove make-up and sebum as well as other oil-based debris. This helps prepare your skin for a more thorough cleanse with your water based facial cleanser.

Happy cleansing!

– Katie, beauty therapist at Moreton Place Beauty & Wellbeing

at home brightening facial

At home brightening facial 

Transform dull, tired skin and reveal a glowing complexion in the comfort of your own home by following this simple brightening facial guide created by our beauty therapist Katie:

Step 1: Cleanse 

Apply your chosen cleanser to damp skin and gently massage in using circular motions with your fingertips. Remember to extend the cleanse to your neck and décolleté and then remove with a warm cloth/flannel. Repeat for a deeper cleanse. 

Step 2: Exfoliate

Apply an even layer of C+C Vitamin Scrub to your face, neck and décolleté and gently massage in for 3-5 minutes concentrating on areas around your nose and forehead and any other areas of concern. Remove with a warm cloth. 

Step 3: Mask

Apply an even layer of C+C Vitamin Soufflé Mask to your face, neck and décolleté and leave on for 15 minutes. 

While the face mask is on you could apply a hair mask or give the rest of your body a treat by applying a nourishing body scrub. Great Day Body Scrub is a firm favourite because not only does this scrub feed skin with nourishing safflower, jojoba and sunflower oils, but its 100% natural fragrance has been created to help boost your mood. 

After 15 minutes, remove the soufflé mask thoroughly with a warm cloth, ensuring there is no product left on the skin. 

Step 4: Tone 

Spritz your face, neck and décolleté with C+C Vitamin Splash.

Step 5: Serum 

Apply a small amount of C+C Vitamin Complex to your face, neck and décolleté and gently massage in until completely absorbed. 

Step 6: Eye Gel

Apply half a pea sized amount of C+C Vitamin Eye Gel to each orbital bone (the bone around your eye) and gently massage in using your little fingers until fully absorbed.

Step 7: Moisturiser 

Apply a small amount of C+C Vitamin Cream to your face, neck and décolleté and gently massage in until fully absorbed.

Step 8: Sunscreen 

Complete your facial by applying a small amount of C+C Oil Free Macro-Antioxidant Sun Protection SPF 30 to your face, neck and décolleté and gently massage in until completely absorbed. There is no need to do this step if you are treating yourself to a night-time facial just before bed. 

Not only does this facial boost skin’s radiance, but the products give out a beautiful citrus aroma that will instantly transport you to the mediterranean. 

Hope you enjoy this at home facial!

Katie, Skin Specialist at Moreton Place Beauty & Wellbeing

Product recommendations:

C+C Vitamin Scrub– A micro-granulated scrub that works gently on the skin to renew and brighten whilst eliminating impurities and minimising pores.

C+C Vitamin Soufflé Mask– An antioxidant firming mask that repairs damage caused by free radicals, improves elasticity and firmness and restores skin’s luminosity. 

C+C Vitamin Complex– A highly concentrated serum that has a potent level of vitamin C to restore firmness and luminosity. It also provides skin with antioxidants to defend against free radical damage. 

C+C Vitamin Splash– A citric revitalising spray that provides immediate hydration. 

C+C Vitamin Eye– A revitalising eye gel that prevents and corrects dark circles, puffiness and other signs of fatigue and stress. It also has hydrating, brightening and skin firming properties. 

C+C Vitamin Cream– A firming cream for dry skin which keeps skin protected against free radicals, firm, supple and hydrated. It also helps to fight dark spots!  

C+C Oil Free Macro-Antioxidant Sun Protection SPF 30– This is the only skincare product in the world to incorporate Macro-Antioxidants which provide unprecedented protection against sun radiation and free radicals. This SPF also has anti-ageing ingredients that help improve skin’s elasticity. 

All of these products can be purchased online via our online shop. Use code ‘NATURA10‘ to receive 10% OFF your Natura Bissé order. Delivery is FREE of charge for all UK postcodes.