Get To Know The Brand: Regenerate

Get To Know The Brand: Regenerate

Enamel erosion happens to everyone, at all ages, and 80% of common tooth problems we all experience at some stage in our lives are caused by enamel erosion and acid attacks. Enamel is the outer coating of the tooth that protects the core underneath, and regardless of its hardness, it gets eroded daily through what we eat and our lifestyle choices. Even healthy food and drink can trigger acid attacks, but enamel erosion isn’t something you have to live with suffer through.

Regenerate Enamel Science
Regenerate Enamel Science™ is the first oral care system that can regenerate enamel mineral, reversing the early enamel erosion process and preventing damage to your teeth further down the line. The unique and patented NR-5™ technology and ingredients, developed from 9 years of research and inspired by bone repair technology, combine when activated to form a fresh supply of enamel minerals that integrate themselves onto the teeth. With clinically proven results, this is the first system that can regenerate enamel mineral with the same mineral that tooth enamel is actually made of.

Regenerate Enamel Science Advanced Toothpaste
Regenerate Enamel Science™ Advanced Toothpaste will protect and strengthen your teeth against cavities, help to restore original whiteness and give you a fresh mint sensation with regular use. From the first use, you’ll notice a dense formula with a rich texture, and this is due to the high content of ingredients working their magic as you brush your teeth. The toothpaste’s unique formulation starts working immediately, and with each use it will form a fresh supply of enamel mineral.

Regenerate Advanced Foaming Mouthwash
Regenerate Advanced Foaming Mouthwash is a new and powerful addition to your oral care routine, offering everything you’d expect from a mouthwash and more. With the ability to restore enamel mineral and reverse damage after acid attacks, you’ll find your teeth becoming stronger and healthier over time with use. Its new foam technology means micro-bubbles reach between teeth and around the whole mouth, leaving it feeling fresher for longer. Although small, this mighty mouthwash contains up to 50 rinses, as many as a regular 500ml bottle, and means you can use it at home, on to go or as a travel size product when going away.

Regenerate Advanced Enamel Serum Kit
Regenerate Advanced Enamel Serum Kit contains Regenerate’s trademarked NR-5 technology and can increase the effectiveness of the Advanced Toothpaste by 43% when used every month for just three minutes across three consecutive days. Containing one NR-5 Serum and one Activator Gel plus two custom-fit mouth trays and a mixing stick, you can combine these into a serum and use alongside your Advanced Toothpaste for a concentrated boost of the formula, helping to reverse the early enamel erosion process.

Future-proof your smile today and shop the range of Regenerate products.

Witch Hazel – The Benefits

Witch Hazel – The Benefits

Have you heard of Witch Hazel? It is the new ingredient people are looking for in their products to treat skin troubles! Witch Hazel is derived from the leaves and bark of Hamamelis Virginiana a type of shrub that is native to North America.

The reason people have become reliant on witch hazel is due to its anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. It causes astringent this is when your tissues contract and help pores shrink. It is often applied to scalps and areas that suffer with conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis to soothe them with its gallic and tannins properties.

If we look in more detail you will really be able to see the benefits;

Fights Acne – Directly applied to the skin after cleansing or steaming for maximum effectiveness it prevents bacteria from entering the pores because it causes the tissues to contract shrinking your pores.

Alleviates Scalp Sensitivity – Scalp sensitivity can be caused by several factors, ranging from cosmetic hair treatments to dermatological conditions such as psoriasis. Applying a bit of witch hazel to your scalp before washing your hair may help treat scalp sensitivity and provide relief from symptoms such as itching and tenderness. It’s also sometimes used a natural remedy to relive symptoms of other scalp issues such as dandruff.

Soothes Sore Throat – It can used to calm inflammation of the throat by reducing swelling, decreasing pain and dry excess mucus.

Protection Against Skin Damage – Studies showed that tannin’s can act as a barrier prevented inflammation causing substances from entering your skin cells and witch hazel helped neutralize harmful free radicals and prevented the spread of skin cancer cells as well as slow tumour growth.

Wards off Infection – It has also been seen that witch hazel may be beneficial in fighting certain types of viral infections. Tests have shown that the tannins in witch hazel exhibited antiviral effects against both influenza A and human papillomavirus, for this reason witch hazel is often applied topically as a natural remedy to fight cold sores and relieve symptoms.

If you are having troubles with your skin this is widely spoken about topic in the beauty world and is definitely worth a try; products such as Witch Naturally Clear are a good brand to test.

The Witch Gentle Exfoliating Face Wash will exfoliate and break down to penetrate pores removing the dead skin cells and trapped dirt.

There is also the Kaeso Beauty Facial Mask which is formulated to reduce excess oil and remove impurities. This mask helps revitalise the complexion leaving skin looking more radiant.

Get To Know The Brand: Utopia Skincare

Get To Know The Brand: Utopia Skincare

There are so many ways that the skin naturally changes as you age, and it can be quite a scary experience: your body stops producing as much collagen as it used to meaning the skin’s elasticity drops and looks less plump, it becomes dryer and fine lines and wrinkles become more visible. And as the menopause approaches, these changes can be accelerated and become more noticeable. Alongside everything else you suddenly find yourself going through, trying to find skincare products that can target these changes and adapt as needed can be difficult. That’s where the Utopia Skincare range comes in. Combining the best of anti-ageing technology from leading brands, this unique range does everything you want it to in the lead up to the menopause, during or after, and will transform how your skin looks and feels.

The Utopia Skincare Range
Utopia Skincare offer one range of 6 products, making it simple and effortless for you to have a complete routine targeting all the skincare changes you’re experiencing.

Intensive Face Serum – This intensive base treatment plumps and hydrates the skin to significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Hydrating Day Cream – This shielding day cream has SPF 30 and UVA protection, so will protect your skin from damage and keep it hydrated throughout the day.
Nourishing Night Cream – This intensive overnight treatment revives, restores and protects as you sleep, resulting in firmer and more youthful looking skin.
Instant Firming Eye Serum – This powerful instant firming serum has proven technology that gives the effect of a collagen injection after just 2 weeks’ use.
Age-Defying Hand, Neck and Décolletage Serum – This unique 3-in-1 serum is specially formulated to tone and protect all 3 of these exposed areas of skin.
Enriching Derma Gel – This premium gel is designed to moisturise and promote youthful-looking skin across your entire body.

Adaptive Skincare Technology

Utopia Skincare products have cutting-edge Adaptive Skincare Technology, meaning the ingredients can adapt to your skin’s individual needs. This is a great thing considering that everyone’s skin is so different, so whether you have dry or oily skin, age spots or fine lines and wrinkles, the formulas within each product adjust to help with any specific skin issues you may have.

Derma Complex

Another thing that’s really exciting about the Utopia Skincare range is that the products are powered by Derma Complex, which is a unique combination of 8 clinically-proven active ingredients designed to promote a youthful complexion. With such effective ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Seaweed Extracts and Phytohormones (which work to replenish the natural hormone deficit in mature skin), it’s no surprise that you can achieve outstanding results using these products. In an independent test by a panel of over 100 women aged over 40 using the Intensive Face Serum over 4 weeks…

• 86% said their skin felt rejuvenated
• 81% said their fine lines appeared reduced
• 82% said their skin tone looked more even
• 82% said their skin radiance had improved
• 84% would recommend Utopia to a friend

It’s no surprise the results that can be achieved considering the science behind what’s actually happening as you use the products! Unlike most skincare formulas, this synergistic complex uses nano-technology to penetrate beyond the surface layers of your skin, delivering effects deep into the epidermis and dermis layers where collagen production takes place and wrinkles start to form. This Derma Complex then restores and generates new, high quality collagen and elastin fibres to help rebuild your skin’s natural structure from within – resulting in firmer skin and reduced wrinkles.

Benefits of this unique Derma Complex:
• Significantly reduces wrinkles
• Protects against environmental aggressors such as UV, infra-red, oxidation and pollution
• Firms, hydrates and brightens skin
• Balances skin hormones to enable healthier skin performance
• Refines pores and promotes an even skin tone

Stripped back and simple
Although the science behind the Utopia Skincare products does sound quite complicated, the minimalist and adaptive approach to skincare that the brand takes along with offering a complete routine in just 6 products means that no matter what stage of life your skin is at, you never have to adjust your skincare regime.

It’s amazing what your skin can do with the right products and ingredients. Shop the Utopia Skincare range today and try them for yourself to see the results you can achieve.

Get Ready To Meet Dermalogica’s Hydration Heroes!

Get Ready To Meet Dermalogica’s Hydration Heroes!

If, like most of us, your skin has been left feeling dry, uncomfortable and looking a little dull thanks to the harsh Winter weather, then you’ll be glad to hear that Dermalogica, one of our favourite skincare brands here at Fragrance Direct, has come to the rescue with a new, intensively nourishing duo to restore your dry and depleted skin – Intensive Moisture Balance and Intensive Moisture Cleanser!

If you’re new to the brand, Dermalogica is the number one professional skincare brand in the UK and Ireland, and it comes as no surprise when you look closely at the products available. Developing products for everyone no matter what your skin type, colour or texture and focusing on skin health as opposed to ‘beauty’, there’s no fancy packaging and instead, it’s all about products that deliver real results using the latest scientific formulas and natural ingredients. Whether your skin is dry, oily, combination, sensitive, or you’re suffering with acne or uneven skin tone, Dermalogica has a range that is suited to you and that will work.

Dermalogica is known for developing innovative and highly effective products; our recent favourites are Rapid Reveal Peel, the professional-grade-at-home peel that exfoliates the skin and reveals brighter, healthier skin in just minutes, and Biolumin-C Serum, a highly concentrated Vitamin C serum that brightens and firms the skin. Both products are great if you’re looking to create a natural glow, and winter is a time when this is definitely needed.

In January, Dermalogica continued their streak of exciting product launches with a new and improved formula of its most popular dry-skin hero moisturisers, Intensive Moisture Balance, whilst also introducing a new addition to the Daily Skin Health range, Intensive Moisture Cleanser. These two products work together to nourish the skin and moisturise deeply to defend against dryness, which for a lot of people, can be a daily battle, not just in Winter! Both products are powered by the unique BioReplenish Complex™ which work to deliver a combination of key barrier lipids (a part of our skin’s naturally protective layer) that enhance the skin’s natural resilience and support the barrier’s recovery. Together, these innovative products can help make a huge difference to anyone suffering with dry skin.

If you’re wondering what else you can do to try and alleviate symptoms of dry skin you may be experiencing throughout the winter season, here are a few tips that should help:

• Cleansing your skin doesn’t mean you need to strip it of essential oils and existing moisture. If you’re left with skin that feels tight and dry, try switching to a creamy, nourishing cleanser such as Intensive Moisture Cleanser. Containing BioReplenish Complex™ combined with phytoactives from Coconut and Murumuru Seed Butter, this will help protect your skin’s natural barrier and preserve its natural resilience for a smoother feel after cleansing.

• After cleansing, use a hydrating serum or a masque, such as Skin Hydrating Masque. Containing Hyaluronic Acid (which holds 1000x its own weight in water!), this will leave your skin feeling refreshed, hydrated and healthier-looking.

• If your skin is feeling sensitive and looking a little red and inflamed in places, a cooling spritz of Ultracalming Mist will relieve and restore the skin’s balance whilst soothing and hydrating.

• Transform your skin by night with Sound Sleep Cocoon, a specially formulated gel-cream that hydrates, brightens and revitalises the skin overnight – the optimum time when skin is naturally recovering. The motion-activated scent of lavender will also help you relax and promote a deep and restful sleep.

• Gently exfoliate the skin to encourage cell renewal and improve your skins visible texture. Gentle Cream Exfoliant has a non-abrasive formula and contains aloe vera which will calm and soothe your skin leaving it feeling smooth and looking brighter.

Find out how dry your skin is and get personalised product recommendations using Dermalogica’s new Dry Skin Lens widget! Click here to try it.

To find out more about Dermalogica and shop the range of products available, click here.

Living The High Light

Living The High Light

No one can deny their obsession with highlighters and creating that flawless glow! Whether you apply it everyday or just to add a little something when you are enjoying out of work hours; everyone loves the look when applied right! If you don’t already know highlighter is added to our face to attract light creating the illusion that we have sculpted cheekbones. We have learnt from industry experts that applying highlighter in addition to contouring lifts and push’s features back.

The way you apply your highlighter is based on the look you are trying to create, sometimes we want a subtle lift and sometimes we want complete GLOW up. If you are wanting a shimmery glow that can be altered to your occasion, make sure your skin is hydrated. Dry skin and highlighter don’t mix! A good primer will help set the look then over your foundation add a dusting of powder to set and matte your face, creating the perfect canvas to touch up. Using a fan or angled brush you want to apply your highlighter to your cheekbones positioned above your bronzer following your face around the eye, on the bridge of your nose, on your cupids bow and underneath the eyebrow getting as close to the edges as you can from the arch to the brow bone. One thing we have noticed is an increase in palettes to apply certain shades to different areas and mixing liquid highlighter with a powder over the top.

So here are our top 5 highlighters for under £5:

The Rimmel Insta Strobing Highlighter comes in two shades gold glow and pink glow depending on your skin tone. This is a multifunctional product, it can be mixed into your foundation to create that dewy glow or you can apply it alone to the areas you want the light to catch.

Loreal’s Crushed Foil Metallic Round Box Highlighter in the gilded glow shade is a bright, bold powder highlighter. This is easy to apply luminous finish, which can be worn separately but we would recommend layering. This is a gold toned highlighter so better suited to a yellow based foundation or ivory, tanned skin.

If you have a paler complexion and often wear pink based foundation, we would recommend the Sunkissed Baked to Perfection Blush Highlight Duo this will give you a good combination of colour and light. You can use the colours separately together or separately.

If I wanted a combination of shades to work in different areas of the face the W7 Life’s a beach Highlighter Trio. This trio has three shades which work to highlight, sculpt and blush your face giving you that perfect summer glow. The three shades are Pearl Diver which is the gold shimmer, Sea Ya which is the pink shimmer and Bronze Babe which is the brown shimmer.

Lastly, we are going to suggest a liquid highlighter for those who want a bronzy glow. The Bourjois sculpt bronze this is a universal shade that matches all skin tones, we would suggest this works better on someone who wants a sun kissed look. Enhanced with ultra-fine reflecting pearls it illuminates the skin and gives a plump complexion.

Everyone needs a good highlighter for summer so don’t forget to take a look at our selection!