Posts filed under Professional Skincare Products

The Benefits of Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream

My absolute favourite moisturiser. At Christmas I was given a new regime. Wished I hadn’t bothered. My skin felt dry and taut. I’m back to using skin smoothing full time. My skin is hydrated and has a healthy glow again thanks to skin smoothing.
— Charlotte, Scunthorpe, United Kingdom Customer

Formulated without artificial fragrances or colours, Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream is a medium-weight cream with soothing botanicals and antioxidant vitamins to maintain your skin's moisture balance while improving its texture, helping to restore suppleness and tone. But don't just take our word for it - check out the video below!

Posted on April 24, 2015 and filed under Dermalogica, Professional Skincare Products.

40 Years of Decleor

DARIEN, Conn., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For 40 years, DECLEOR PARIS has been the trusted Leader in Aromatherapy Cosmetic and Professional Skincare. As the brand celebrates its 40 year anniversary in 2014, it's a time to honor DECLEOR's commitment to offering a unique art of beauty based on the power of nature's purest and most active ingredients. 

Understanding that beauty and well-being are intrinsically linked, DECLEOR offers a unique sensorial experience that visibly enhances the skin's natural beauty and radiance. DECLEOR scientifically selects and masterfully blends premium essential oils to provide proven skincare solutions that heighten the senses and evoke total relaxation and well-being. Trusted by the world's best beauty professionals, DECLEOR offers specialist products and exclusive massage techniques to deliver ultimate skincare results and professional care.

DECLEOR: Creation and Innovation

DECLEOR was created in 1974 by Solange Dessimoulie, a woman bursting with energy and self-will. During a time when the cosmetic industry still favored active ingredients of animal origin, Solange devoted her training to discovering a new innovation in skin health: the powerful and extraordinary benefits of essential oils. Since then, DECLEOR's development has been built upon three founding values: Naturalness, Sensorality and Effectiveness.

After years of research in the science of plant energies, Solange was introduced to renowned Aromatherapist, Caroline Colliard, and a life-changing encounter ensued that would become the  key to the success of DECLEOR.  It was through Caroline's hard work and spirit that Aromatherapy, the art of masterfully blending essential oils in an ultra-precise dosage to produce effective products derived from the highest quality natural plants, officially became a science.  DECLEOR was the first brand to introduce the term Aromatherapy to cosmetics and, as a true pioneer in the industry, created the brand's cult product: AROMESSENCE™, which is still celebrated today.

DECLEOR's 100% active, 100% natural AROMESSENCE™ serums concentrate the full expertise of the DECLEOR laboratories and are made from essential oils which treat the skin and increase the effectiveness of skincare products subsequently applied. Thanks to the microbicidal and antiseptic properties of essential oils, AROMESSENCE™ serums offer deep treatment to the skin, ensuring incomparable healthy skin that glows with well-being and radiance.

The effectiveness of the AROMESSENCE™ serums brought to light DECLEOR's exclusive "Aroma Duo Concept," a beauty ritual which features an AROMESSENCE™ serum along with a corresponding day cream for each specific skin type that when used together can dramatically improve results and effectiveness.  Whether your complexion is normal, sensitive, dry, mature, combination or pigmented – or your body needs refining, firming or relaxing – there's an "Aroma Duo" solution for unparalleled results and noticeably healthier skin.  The Aroma Duo Concept is at the heart of DECLEOR and is expertly crafted into each unique skincare collection.

DECLEOR Today: 40 Years of Expertise and Innovation

Over the past 40 years, DECLEOR has become the world leader in Aromatherapy, with a legacy rooted in the science of plant energies, combined with an in-depth understanding of the body's vital energies.  DECLEOR's fundamental research and product developments cover over 50 essential oils used in more than 50 unique formulations designed to target every skin concern. The brand collaborates with best suppliers of essential oils, collecting raw materials with quality harvesting, extracting and conservation methods. DECLEOR continues to give back to nature year after year, particularly to Madagascar, where DECLEOR sources over 25% of the raw materials used in their formulations.

With the help of the ASMADA Association, DECLEOR has implemented an eco-responsible and sustainable management project which helps preserve the Madagascar ecosystem and improves the living conditions of local populations. This includes projects focusing on reforestation, access to drinking water and solar electrification for schools. Environmental commitment remains a top priority for DECLEOR and the brand will continue to give back to nature.

Through quality essential oils and Aromatherapy, DECLEOR's professional spa rituals and products provide unparalleled skincare benefits. The brand offers a targeted choice of relaxing, high performing and personalized treatments for face and body for both women and men and a true mosaic of treatments customizable according to skincare needs. The sense of well-being provided by the exclusive treatment techniques combined with the effectiveness of the products is truly unmatched.

Originally available only to professional institutes and spas, DECLEOR is now represented in more than 10,000 points of sale across 70 countries. This expansion will only continue in the coming years, driven by the same passion for Aromatherapy and commitment to excellence that the founders instilled in the brand 40 years ago.

DECLEOR Tomorrow: The Legacy Continues

To commemorate the brand's 40th Anniversary, DECLEOR will introduce a new AROMESSENCE™ Serum in 2014: AROMESSENCE™ Marjoram to provide deep nourishing benefits for the skin. The addition of this cult product highlights the continued growth and innovation of the brand and its commitment to quality and excellence. With this new product, DECLEOR celebrates four decades in the service of beauty, naturally.

DECLEOR Paris, the Leader in Aromatherapy Cosmetic and Professional Skincare for 40 years, is committed to harnessing the best of the plant world for the health of your skin.  With a legacy rooted in the science of plant energies combined with an in-depth understanding of the body's vital energies, our R&D Scientists in France continually study the plant world to develop innovations for skin health.  Found in spas and salons across the globe, DECLEOR products and spa treatments offer a unique art of beauty based on the power of essential oils and plant extracts that heighten the senses and invite the body to fully experience relaxation and well-being.  At the heart of DECLEOR are daytime AROMESSENCE™ treatment serums and nighttime treatment balms, 100% natural, pure, active and preservative-free essential oil blends that regenerate the skin, drain toxins, treat the skin from within and impart lasting radiance. AROMESSENCE™, exclusive to DECLEOR, improve the efficacy of skincare products applied subsequently. 

SOURCE DECLEOR

Posted on April 15, 2014 and filed under Top News, Professional Skincare Products.

Top tips for an active lifestyle

Last week the super fab beauty blogger and pool person in the know Becka over at Beckas Beauty Blog wrote a lovely review on Oqibo Purifying Cleanser and Toner, if you missed it, you can catch up here

Becka told us that as a new and regular swimmer, the chlorinated water was creating that dreaded tight and dry sensation that's oh so familiar to any of us that spend time in the pool. Getting your exercise skincare routine working when external factors seem to conspire against even your very best efforts can be a bit of a challenge, but then we also know that with the right products and techniques, healthy and happy skin can go hand-in-hand with a happy healthy body. 

Here's some super quick top tips for whipping skin into shape when hitting the gym, pool or track.

Let skin breathe

Most of us know that exercise and make-up really don't mix but if you're tempted to keep even a little on or usually slather skin liberally in moisturiser before you workout,  think again. Exercise is super efficient at helping raise a healthy flush to hardworking faces and it's this stimulating action that has greatest benefit when pores are free, clear and open to do their thing. Skin needs to breathe as you workout, allowing increased blood flow and perspiration to occur, clearing the pores and stimulating healthy skin naturally. 

Up your game

If you're a regular exerciser, tailor your products to meet the demands of your routine and choose multi-action, hardworking products that take the hassle out of skincare following a heavy workout. Don't be tempted to scrimp on proper cleansing before you exercise, skin should be thoroughly clean to avoid trapping in dirt and surface debris as your perspire. Choose a super gentle but hardworking cleanser that leaves no residues but is as easy to use both before and after exercise (and yes, you need to do it twice!).

Nourish well

Boost the effects of your weekly workouts by choosing skin supportive products that put back or prepare skin for an extra dose of skin loving nutrients. Choose exfoliators that are super gentle but effectively whisk away debris and drab old skin cells; cleansers that help balance the skin ph as you cleanse; moisturisers that help keep skin thoroughly hydrated day-to-day, and boosters that take advantage of increased blood flow to deliver deeply penetrating overnight nourishment. Skin Supplements can offer additional support on the inside too,  helping top up those often missed but vital micronutrients for a super busy or active lifestyle.

What are your top work out tips?

N x 

Spring has officially sprung...

We have officially stepped into spring this week and if these brighter days are revealing complexions that are a tad tired, patchy or generally winter weary here are some super hardworking products that will have your skin feeling bright and perky again with just one extra step.

Try Oqibo Skin Refining Exfoliator to gently refine, polish & condition skin for beautifully natural and healthy radiance 

For super-quick but gentle exfoliation, use Guinot Gommage Biologique, a  skin exfoliating preparation that leaves faces primed ready for the next step

Drench skin with the Decleor Hydra Floral Expert Mask with it's Hyaluronic-rich formula for skin drenching hydration right when you need it

Give skin a superboost with Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque, de-stress hydrate and revitalise quickly for spring ready skin

Use Guinot Serum Longue Vie a skin revitalising concentrated treatment for radiantly healthy skin

10 days to a super healthy complexion with Decleor Source D'eclat 10 Day Radiance Powder Cure, an Intensive treatment for super springtime radiance.

Supercharge your skin with just one extra step this Spring. Boost, refine or treat for a super-fresh, spring-ready complexion that radiates with health and vitality. 

What are your top tips to pep-up and prepare skin for spring-ready radiance?

Video's: Oqibo Candles, A Review & A How-To

Happy Sunday! If you missed the latest video updates on the Oqibo Youtube Channel, pull up a chair grab a cuppa and take a peek.  More coming soon....

N x

 

Love candles? You'll love this fab little tip...

Beth tells us what she thinks about the Oqibo Purifying Cleanser & Toner...

Want to know more? Here's what makes the Oqibo Cleanser & Toner so fab!

Supersize savings for a more beautiful Spring

Lighter nights and sunnier days are a sure sign than Spring is about to poke a cautious nose above ground fairly soon. If you, like us, bounce out of Winter with a spring in your step and a song in your heart, you’ll love the latest trio of fabulous money saving lovelies to take through the season.

First up, is the oh so gorgeous Guinot delivering a double dose of skin loving goodness with their most popular Cleansers and Toners, now offering 400ml for the usual 200ml price. 

Next is a hair essential guaranteed to put a bounce back into winter worried tresses. Buy the supersize Moroccanoil Hydrating Twin Pack and save a rather lovely £27.70 (rrp).

Finally, we have the oh so wonderful, larger than life 250ml Oqibo Purifying Cleanser and Toner, delivering an extra 100ml of spring skin health essentials. 

Hurry, they’ll only be around for a wee while! Stock up now and breeze through into a more beautiful spring.

N x

Top beauty tips when travelling light

Planning a spring getaway? Here are our top beauty tips when travelling light...

  • Buy travel sizes of your must have faves or invest in some super stylish travel bottles and tubs then refill from your full size containers.
  • Invest in dual action or multi use products to keep tub numbers to a minimum. Look for products that deliver extra skin loving treatments to feel truly pampered whilst you’re away.
  • Pack an essential oil or two. Lavender is the perfect sleep aid, bath partner, spot treatment and mosquito repellant. Great for calming those pre-flight nerves or tension headaches too.
  • Pack a trio of small muslin squares or soft cotton cloths instead of space eating cotton wool. Use one a day, hand wash in hot water if you’re staying an extra night or two. Great used with a floral hydrolat too as a space saving replacement for wipes. 
  • Heading off to sunnier climates? Take a mini sunscreen or invest in products that have added UV protection to cut down on the clutter. 

They're ours, what are yours?

N x

Quick Tips For Better Cleansing

Choose the right type of cleanser

This may sound oh so blindingly obvious but how many times have you sworn never to use a type of cleanser because one particular brand didn’t work for you? Revisiting old product types can often reveal wondrous and skin loving goodies that will have you wondering why on earth you never tried them before! Get to know your skin type, get some no-nonsense advice on the type of products that perfectly suit your skin and grab some sample sizes to try out and experiment with.

Follow the instructions

Yes, we’re all guilty of occasionally ignoring those directions for use, but surely we know what we’re doing, right? Well not always as it turns out. Those directions are most definitely there for a reason and doing things to the proverbial letter will help you get the very best out of your product for healthy, happy and super clean skin. 

Practice your technique

We know that ‘massage gently’ definitely doesn’t mean rub briefly whilst attempting to brush your teeth and pull on the PJ’s, but we also know that when you’ve had an oh so long day, the urge to crumple into a warm and inviting duvet can seem far more inviting than an extra few minutes in front of the mirror. Taking time over the cleansing part of your daily routine really does make a huge difference to how your skin looks and feels. Work on getting the right technique for your cleanser type and do it daily, no excuses (your skin with most definitely thank you for it).

Keep it clean

Cloths, towels, product and brushes. Double up when you buy those much needed cleansing essentials and rotate them regularly to keep things super clean and doing their job. Watch out for nasties in your cleanser too. If using a balm, invest in a spoon or set of small spatulas rather than putting your fingers straight in the jar (as tempting as that may be!). Look out for flip-top lids or plungers to help keep your product super hygienic through every use.

Work with the weather

Changing seasons can often leave you skin wondering what the heck just happened! If your skin is the type to head for the hills, dries out seemingly overnight and then refuses to budge again until spring, you may want to take a peek at your cleanser (as well as that all important moisturiser). Richer cleansing creams and balms can work wonders during the colder months whilst enriched gel cleansers will put back some of the good stuff cleansing usually takes away. Try to avoid the temptation of using super-hot water too regularly, it may be cold outside but healthy skin needs to retain those all important natural oils to look and feel happy and healthy. 

N x

Posted on February 18, 2014 and filed under Misc, Professional Skincare Products.

Understanding Your Skincare Ingredients

Here at Jersey Beauty HQ we talk to lots of customers and curious folk every day of the year (well almost, we do get some time off for good behaviour!) and have done since around 2006. That’s a whole heap of conversations and the one consistent theme that keeps popping up is ingredients; what they are, how they work and whether they are as sinister and dastardly as some reports may say.

Over the coming weeks we will be looking at ingredients in more detail but to kick things off, here’s some top tips to think about when assessing what's in your skincare products:

Natural does not always mean good for skin

The broad use of the term natural can be questioned more closely and rigorously. Tons upon tons of chemicals that are used (some of which are not such good guys where skin health is concerned) are by their very nature, naturally occurring. Natural is often used as a super effective, feel good marketing tool based on the general understanding that natural means good. Sometimes it is of course fabulously good for skin but remember to remember that it’s not always so and if you're wanting to take a more natural approach think skin health first and research those ingredients!

Disaster headlines always have a sub plot

How often do you get to hear horrifically awful things about the ‘bad guys’ of cosmetic ingredients? Carcinogenic, petrochemical and toxic are mentioned so frequently and the context repeated so often that the truth gets submerged somewhere between research and understanding! Thinking critically, researching the source of information and taking a logical, deductive approach will help you get to grips with weeding out the horror fiction from the horror facts.

Not all ingredients are created equally

Ingredients are often lumped together as their whole. A great example is parabens where studies highlighted risk that one particular type of paraben could be possibly carcinogenic which has led to all parabens being characterised as such in the public domain. How often do you hear, read or are told to avoid all parabens at all costs? Understanding context and source is key in understanding that not all ingredients are equal, irrespective of grouping.

Stick to your values and to the facts

Choosing cosmetics from a personal position is a great place to start, come from a place based on your own personal values research and understanding and try to ditch those sometimes confused or conflicting marketing messages. Ingredients such as Mineral Oil are a great example of what has become a trigger point for reasons other than the source, muddying an industrial process with a sanitary byproduct of the process. Dirty, toxic and carcinogenic are words often used to describe what is an inert and skin friendly ingredient.  Analysing the facts and physical data as well as keeping your personal wants, needs and values in mind will help keep fact from fiction and ensure that your buying choices are the right ones for you personally.

That's it for now, a quick fire top tip rundown to get you started. If you have any thoughts, we’d love to hear how you wade through the noise and chatter on skincare ingredients. We’d also love to hear which ingredients you’d like us to cover in more details in the coming weeks.

Nx

Top Tips For Winter Skin Care

It has (at least up here in the North) been unseasonably frost-free so far this year and whilst that has lots of benefits for winter worried skin, this blustery damp and chilly climate  is still wreaking havoc for many of us. So just what is a gal to do? Here are our top tips for seasonal skin comfort...

  1. The weather may be delivering hour by hour changeability but that doesn’t mean that you should power through skin care products too. As tempting as it may be to keep trying lots of things when skin is truly misbehaving, don’t do it. Do your research, try new products gradually and integrate them into your usual routine, that way you’ll know what’s working and what’s not.
  2. Get to know your skin from the inside out, know how it works and why it does what it does,  and seek out products that support healthy skin function as well as your individual skin care needs. Skincare products should go easy on skin not send it skyrocketing into outer space.
  3. Take care of hydration. A common sense and much talked about skin care essential that requires attention inside and out. Centrally heated spaces are quickly dehydrating and whilst our thirst mechanism is pretty rubbish a letting us know we need to top up, our skin reflects the changes pretty quickly. Sip water or herbal teas regularly and seek out products that help maintain, regulate or protect moisture stores within the skin. A two pronged plan of action will keep things happy and healthy.
  4. Protect yourself from the elements. Yup, it really is as basic as wrapping up warm, using a scarf, wear those gloves and donning sensible shoes (well at least to get you to your destination!). Choose a nourishing and hydrating moisturiser too, to help lock in hydration and offer extra protection. Providing a light barrier from the elements helps reduce the drying and irritating effects that regular wind, rain and icy blasts have on our skin without suffocating it entirely. 

Top 5 products picks for winter worried skin...

Oqibo Hydra Restore Cream - Helps skin boost it’s hydration levels naturally

Dermalogica Super Rich Repair - A extra rich dollop of hydration for seasonal shifts

Decelor Flash Radiance Mask - Super quick, ultra gentle complexion boost in a jiffy

Burts Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm - Lusciously kissable lips form the first application

Oqibo Skin Supplement - A clever little helper from the inside out

Posted on February 15, 2014 and filed under Professional Skincare Products.

Super smart skincare tips for super busy mums

Juggling a busy day with a small person (or three), liberally interspersed with lack of sleep and regular round robins of tag team car sharing can leave many of us asking if we actually remembered to brush our teeth this morning let alone taking time out to properly look after our skin. If it sounds oh so familiar, fear not our top tips offer time savvy ways to squeeze a little skin loving good stuff into your day.

Double up

Or triple up, in fact use your products in as many ways as you can possibly muster. Buy some core products that are multi functional and time saving, that you or your other half and the little ones can use in some way or another. Balms for hands, elbows, knees and lips, creams for all over bodies and some good skin nourishing oils for baths, bodies and hair.

Go small

Pick up sample or travel sizes of your favourite products and put them in places you spend oh so much of your time. Lip treatment balm on your desk or in the car is perfect for a quick application whilst waiting for that email or before braving the elements; 1 minute hair masks are a fab no fuss treatment for the post gym shower and a robust hand cream in the baby bag will keep busy and regularly washed hands feeling less water weary.

Keep it simple

Any one of us who live with menfolk know that their skin care products seem to take a less is more approach, managing to keep their skin in tip top condition with seemingly effortless ease. It’s not magical or mythical, mens skincare delivers lots of skin loving effects from fewer products which brings us back to multi use products. Get skin smart with products that do more from one bottle and use only what you need for your own skin health. Do you need a 6 product skin regime every day or will your skin be happy and healthy with thorough cleansing and hydration?  

Swap and save

We all have those tubes and jars of much coveted but barely used products languishing on our shelves or in cabinets, left or abandoned because they don’t suit our skin, we don’t like the smell or the texture isn’t quite how we’d envisaged it. Share the love, reduce the waste and try some fabulous new products before you buy by setting up a swap box or bag scheme with other lovely ladies you know. Arrange a regular collection and drop off point or get together for a night in to trade or test drive the goodies.   

Top product picks for busy mums

Oqibo Purifying Cleanser and Toner - Cleanse, Tone and Treat daily. Use in the shower or wash off in the sink. Gentle on skin tough on dirt,  perfect for hubbie and for you.

Moroccanoil Treatment Oil - treatment, hair tamer and finishing product for salon fresh styles everyday.

Burts Bees Miracle Salve - a little tub of balm to dab on the dry bits. Head to toe for you, your other half and occasionally the little people.

Dermalogica PreCleanse - whisk of mascara, lipstick, ground in dirt and grime. Great for cleaning make-up brushes too.

Posted on February 14, 2014 and filed under Professional Skincare Products.

Blog Loving: The Life Edit

Today we'd like to introduce you to Beauty Blogger Community member and all round lovely lady Bryony of The Life Edit, a lifestyle and beauty blog that caught our beady eye late last year.  She wrote this fab review about skin saviour Oqibo Hydra Restore Cream (a winter skin must have we say!)   

Top things we love about Bryony and The Life Edit?

  • Fab photography, great writing and a lovely place to go mooch for a while.
  • It's not just beauty, you'll find life, fashion, music and living wrapped up with a healthy dollop of musings and wanderings.
  • She's super lovely and delivers a super smart take on skincare.

If you haven't dropped by already, go pay Bryony a visit!

N x

NEW! Love your skin, love Dermalogica PreCleanse wipes

We are super excited to get our hands on the brand new PreCleanse Wipes, officially due to launch this month and promising the same skin loving goodness as the original bottle formulation, but in handy wipe form (great for the gym bag we say!)

Here's what the official press statement says...

“PreCleanse, one of Dermalogica®’s most popular breakthrough products originally introduced in liquid form, will now be offered in packs of convenient, biodegradable wipes, which makes cleansing skin easier than ever!

PreCleanse Wipes contain Aloe and Apricot Kernel Oil which attract sebum and instantly dissolve even the most stubborn mascara, waterproof lip stains and sunscreens. The formula, which also contains Apple Amino Acids, gently loosens surface debris, such as industrial pollutants. By melting away these deposits on the skin, cleansers and other products may then work more effectively. The product also calms and nourishes skin.”

— TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 11, 2013)

What's not to love? Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes are now available from JBC in standard 20 wipe packs and also a FREE 10 wipe pack is available when you order your favourite 250ml Dermalogica Cleanser* for a limited time only!

N x

*Only available with Special Cleansing Gel, Dermal Clay Cleanser and Essential Cleansing Solution. 

Blog Loving: Make, Do and Push!

Today we'd like to introduce you to Hannah of Make, Do and Push! an interesting and super lovely member of the beauty blogging community. She recently wrote this lovely review singing the praises of Oqibo Hydra Restore Cream (and just in time to help you all take proper care of that winter weary skin!).  

Top things we love about Hannah?

  • She tells it likes it is! A fantastic no nonsense approach to life, loving, living and parenting.
  • She does really cool things like this (please build us one!)
  • This is the oh me oh my oh how beautiful reason Hannah started her blog. Her name is Busby by the way (how cool is that!)

If you haven't already, go pay Hannah a visit!

N x

Part 4: Nourishing Moisture. An alternative to Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream?

Hello there, thanks for dropping by!

We’ve reached the final part of the ‘An alternative to” series and today we’re going to take a quick peek at the deeply rich and oh so good to skin Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream alongside the equally delectable Oqibo Intense Moisture Defence. If you missed the earlier posts, you can catch them here Part 1: Cleanse,Part 2: Exfoliate and Part 3: Hydrating Moisture.

So what is Oqibo Intense Moisture Defence? It's a daily skin drenching nourishing moisturiser that delivers all day hydration in even the most drying environments. It has an oil rich formula, high in essential fatty acids that work with the skin to protect, hydrate and moisture all day.  Pretty impressive huh?

It’s a special combination of skin protective marine extracts and deeply nourishing oils that helps safeguard against oxidative stress, re-energising sluggish skin cells, boosting collagen synthesis and delivering that all important long-lasting hydration.

So, just like Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream, Oqibo Intense Moisture Defence delivers these super fab skin nourishing effects:

  • Helps maintains the skins moisture balance daily
  • Tackles those fine lines of dehydration
  • Skin feels smoothed, hydrated and comfortable all day
  • Texture, tone and elasticity is improved
  • Skin looks more radiant, healthy and happy

Whilst differing in texture, Oqibo Intense Moisture Defence also gets to works delivering these extra great skin loving benefits, just in a little lighter formulation:

  • Skin Nourishing Essential Fatty acids of Omega 3 & 6 hydrate, repair and nourish deeply without the shine
  • Guards against oxidative stress and kickstarts those sleepy collagen producing cells 
  • An oil rich formula that is suitable for most skin types, even those leaning towards combination or oily type complexions
  • Especially suitable for those with dry and chronically dehydrated skin
  • A mild sunscreen offers a little daily protection without clogging pores
  • Provides deeply penetrating nourishment, simply apply in the evening for those of you in need of overnight hydration
  • Perfectly formulated to work alone for super nourishing effects, or alongside Oqibo Hydra Restore Cream for extra hydration support  
  • Incredible value at just £35.75 100ml (as at January 2014)

If you love Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream but are in need of a great value alternative, give Oqibo Intense Moisture Defence a try. If you’re not happier than a happy thing, there’s always the 90 day no quibble money back guarantee.

And that’s it from our little “An alternative to” series looking at some alternatives to your much loved, used or coveted Dermalogica favourites. Dermalogica truly is a fabulous brand with exceptional products and although Oqibo can’t offer the sheer number of products the Dermalogica range can (nor do they intend to), Oqibo offers a real alternative if you’re looking for great value professional skincare products that deliver truly wonderful results.

Have you tried Oqibo yet? What are you waiting for, get on line and order some samples or buy full size happily knowing that no quibble really does mean no quibble. If it’s not right for you, then you 90 days to change your mind. What’s not to love!

N x

Part 3: Hydrating Moisture. An alternative to Dermalogica Active Moist?

The penultimate post in the “An alternative to” series is finally upon us. We’ve talked Cleansing and Exfoliation which leads us perfectly on to today with the prickly subject of hydration. Keeping skin hydrated as well as moisturised is often a tricky balancing act, frustrated by changeable weather conditions, lifestyle and age. Many of you are a sucker for Dermalogica Active Moist with its fabulously effective hydrating effect but if you’re looking for an alternative, Oqibo Hydra Restore may be a new best friend.

Oqibo Hydra Restore Cream is a daily hydrating moisturiser with a lightweight formula that intensely hydrates, protects and restores skin from the first use, delivering long-lasting, longterm effects. 

Dermalogica Active Moist packs a punch with its own set of skin nourishing ingredients, delivering all these fabulously super effects on the skin (but then since you ask, so does Oqibo Hydra Restore):

  • Tackles surface dehydration to soothe, smooth and nourish
  • Improves texture, tone and radiance 
  • Botanical extracts soothe and hydrate
  • Skin feels smoother and refreshed

Oqibo Hydra Restore works in slightly different way and it’s this unique effect that helps it deliver these extra super special, ultra effective, skin loving benefits

  • Oqibo Hydra Restore is a dual action hydrating moisturiser that tackles surface dehydration and works deeply to help hydrate from within.
  • Packed with botanical and marine extracts in combination with essential proteins, vitamins, minerals and amino acids to feed, nourish and strengthen the skins structure.
  • Marine extracts support and encourage protein cell activity, helping restructure the skin by boosting its natural ability to manage and retain moisture stores.  
  • It delivers truly thirst quenching effects from the inside out.
  • Skin compatible oils provide non greasy protection against moisture loss. Skin feels smooth, supple and hydrated.
  • Perfectly formulated to work alone to help hydrate and restore the skins moisture reservoir or in combination with Oqibo Intense Moisture Defence fro round the clock nourishing and hydrating effects. 
  • Exceptional value at just £33.15 100ml (as at January 2014)

If you simply can’t live without Dermalogica Active Moist why not give Oqibo Hydra Restore a try and see super hydration in action. If doesn’t float your boat, there’s always the 90 day no quibble money back guarantee to sail away with.

In need of a skin nourishing moisturiser? Pop back for the fourth and final part, up next...

N x

Blog Loving: Friday Is Forever

Today on Blog Loving, we say hello to Sarah from Friday is Forever, a lifestyle and beauty blog giving you a fresh faced take on all things fabulous. We love getting to know new and lovely members of the Beauty Blogging Community and Sarah really is no exception.  If you haven't checked her out and want a straightforward and engaging take on those must try products, go take a peek! 

Sarah has been whipping winter skin into shape with a host of much loved and recommended products working hard for winer weary skin. Added to the list of things to try were our Oqibo Skin Supplements. You can check out her thoughts on Oqibo (and read the rest of the list) here.  

Top things we love about Sarah?:

  • Her blog is a super lovely place to hang out for a while, there's no nonsense and no rubbish and she loves to get stuck into conversations. Go have a natter!
  • We've not met Sarah in person but we kinda think she'd be a great lady to hang out with. Her passion and genuine love of life, her work and blogging really shines in her writing, comments and photos! 
  • She has the cutest, most adorable ball of fluff ... her name is Penny and much like us, will probably keep you oooing and ahhing at the screen for longer than intended! 

If you haven't popped by yet, go pay Sarah a visit!

N x

Blog Loving: The Private Life of A Girl

We like to share a little love with our incredible and oh so fabulous beauty blogging community and today is the turn of Sophie Davies who wrote this lovely review on Oqibo Purifying Cleanser & Toner in early January via her blog The Private Life of a Girl (she also happens to make gorgeous, unique and beautiful handmade jewellery pieces via Oh My Clumsy Heart).

Top things we love about Sophie?

  • She talks a WHOLE lot of sense about beauty and lifestyle. We originally got chatting on ingredients and other such stuff. 
  • Her photography skills are fabulous and she captures things beautifully.
  • Her writing is absorbing, interesting and smart!

If you haven't already, go check her out!

N x

Blog Loving: A Day In The Life Of A Northern Girl

We love sharing a little love and appreciation for our fabulous Beauty Blogging Community and today is no different so without further ado, let us introduce to Beauty Blogger and Northern lass in the know, Hannah from A Day In The Life Of A Northern Girl whose bog will give you the latest, in-depth, tried and tested reviews, news and information you could wish to lay your hands on!

We were pleased as punch to read Hannah's reviews of Oqibo products Yes, you heard us correctly, she did this one AND this one!)

Top things we love about Hannah? (besides the fact that se writes incredibly lovely reviews):

  • Her informative, easy to read, oh so wonderful posts that surround you like a warm and comfy quilt!  They makes you want to curl up and stay a while with a decent cuppa.
  • She gives tons and tons of really useful advice and information without the bluster.
  • You won't find just those lovely beauty posts either, Hannah, as you might expect talks about life and happenings a plenty! 

If you haven't already, go pay Hannah a visit!

N x

Posted on February 1, 2014 and filed under Misc, Professional Skincare Products.

Part 2: Exfoliate. An Alternative to Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant?

Welcome back!

if you missed Part 1, you can catch it here, otherwise settle in for the next installment of “An alternative to series”. Last time we talked cleansers, this time it’s that that all important exfoliation and we think that if you love Dermaloigca Daily Microfoliant, you may just love Oqibo Skin Refining Exfoliator too.

Oqibo Skin Refining Exfoliator is a dual action formula that delivers an exfoliator and treatment mask in one handy place. A dual action, dual use product that refines, restores and protects skin for a super smooth and more radiant complexion. 

Dermalogica Daily Mirofoliant is a clever little formula that delivers incredible skin loving benefits. Whilst their texture may be one thing that is different, you might like to know that Oqibo Skin Refining Exfoliator does still has some of the same skin refining effects . Here’s what they have in common:

  • Naturally derived, exfoliating action that gently lifts dead and sluggish cells without irritation
  • Stimulates cell renewal for healthier and more evenly toned skin
  • Skin is refined and more radiant, perfectly prepared for the next step

Oqibo Skin Refining Exfoliator does some additional super special things for skin too:

  • Highly effective yet gentle formula. No need to use daily, use up to three times weekly for spectacularly radiant skin
  • Marine derived microbeads, combine with Apricot seed powder for super gentle and effective exfoliation and polishing effects
  • Marine extracts, algae and vitamin-rich apricot powder deliver essential minerals, vitamins and amino acids
  • A special formula that protects the lipid barrier, protecting against dehydration
  • Skin is remineralised, rebalanced and hydrated as well as refined
  • An intensive weekly treatment, simply leave on the skin for 1-2 minutes for ultra hydrating and remineralising effects
  • Super value at just £23.95 50ml (as at January 2014)

If Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is a must-have product , why not give Oqibo Skin Refining Exfoliator a whirl. If doesn’t perk up even the pickiest of complexions, there’s always the 90 day no quibble money back guarantee.

In need of thirst quenching hydration? Don’t forget to catch part 3...

N x