Get To Know The Brand: Natura

Get To Know The Brand: Natura

Sheet masks are a huge beauty trend that most of us will have tried (and loved) at least once. Loaded with supercharged ingredients, they’re a great way to achieve instant results and target any specific skin concerns you may have, whether that’s hydrating dry skin, improving skin tone, removing blackheads, brightening your complexion or cleansing your skin. Quick and easy to use, sheet masks are a great addition to your existing skin care routine, and here at FD we’re excited about the new range of Vegan-friendly sheet masks from Natura!

Crafted to provide amazing results using a unique blend of superfood and plant-based ingredients, Natura sheet masks focus on combatting your specific skincare problems, and with a range of six masks to choose from, all designed to provide premium results, you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for you.

Natura Avocado Sheet Mask is enriched with natural oils of Avocado that penetrate deep into the skin to hydrate and repair the skin while smoothing out wrinkles.
Natura Rose Sheet Mask contains powerful botanical extracts that will cleanse the skin of impurities to prevent blemishes whilst minimising redness and soothing any skin irritation.
Natura Potato & Parsley Infused Under Eye Mask combines the natural brightening agent of potato to rejuvenate the delicate under-eye area, whilst the calming properties of parsley target puffiness and reduce the appearance of under-eye shadows.
Natura Tumeric Sheet Mask harnesses the power of this multi-tasking superfood leaving skin looking radiant and feeling deeply hydrated by re-energising the skin, encouraging cell renewal and protecting it.
Natura Multi-Grain Sheet Mask, containing grains of Rice, Buckwheat and Rye, plumps and firms the skin while a rich complex of Sugar Maple, herbs and botanicals act as a natural AHA to encourage cell renewal for a firmer and smoother complexion.
Natura Herb Sheet Mask is packed with a variety of herbs and vitamins working to rebalance the skin tone, reduce enlarged pores, brighten the complexion, all whilst offering deep hydration and nourishment.

All Natura sheet masks have recyclable packaging and are made from biodegradable bamboo, so after benefitting from the amazing ingredients within your sheet mask, you can have confidence that there will be little impact on the environment once you’re done with it – win win!

Click here to shop the full Natura range at Fragrance Direct.

Better Than Duty Free Prices!

Better Than Duty Free Prices!

No one can deny that they don’t love kicking off their holiday in duty free! Getting a great deal is our number one priority in an airport, so when you pay no VAT we all make sure we stock up on alcohol, perfume and make up for the year. Well why go so crazy right before your holiday when you can get 20% off the RRP on products at Fragrance Direct, here are some fragrance and beauty products where we beat duty free!

Our first pick for fragrance is the Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia in the 100ml which is the special edition fragrance from the range. This luxurious perfume features top notes of red berries and pear, middles notes of Frangipani and Gardenia and base notes of patchouli and brown sugar. This is a floral feminine scent perfect for your summer holidays.

This next is the men’s Versace Pour Homme EDT in the 30ml or 50ml which is a vibrant and stylish scent with a unique blends of top notes of bergamot, neroli and lemon, heart notes of geranium and cedar and base notes of amber and Tonka bean that create a warming finish to a fresh scent. This is a perfect one to grab before you go away because it is perfect for the day and evening.

Lastly for fragrance the New scent Moschino Toy2 in the 30ml is an absolute steel. With notes of jasmine, magnolia and apple this is a delicate floral scent with hints of fresh fruitiness. In the iconic teddy bear bottle this is an extremely desired scent for women this summer.

Moving onto skincare the Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Cleanser in the 295ml is the enhanced creamy formula that actively nourishes dry depleted skin. This emollient lipid- enriched formula cleanses skin while helping to minimize damage of vital proteins and lipids that defend against dryness. This is the perfect cleanser for leaving your skin cleaner, softer and replenished giving you that everyday glow!
Or alternatively once your hair has dried with it having a dryer texture from the sea salt spray use a wand loosely and tousle the hair out with your fingers this will give you an effortlessly wavy look.

The Elemis Hydra-Boost Day Cream for Normal/Dry this ultra-light cream perfect for your morning routine. The hyaluronic acid locks in essential moisture and with a blend of mandarin, neroli and petitgrain it helps instantly comfort leaving you hydration, balanced and silky soft.

The brand Lancaster is renowned for its tanning and sun protection products and the Lancaster Sun Beauty Velvet Touch Tan Cream is now 30% of PPR. This Radiant Tan SPF30 provides an ideal golden tan while maintaining firmness and elasticity, this is the perfect product to have handy in your wash bag for the summer months.

For your hair the Sexy Hair Healthy Shampoo Conditioner duo preserves and protects your hair against environmental damages. It penetrates hair leaving it moisturised, cleansed and protected and can be used daily for normal, combination or coloured treated hair. This duo will help you maintain your hair in the best condition.

Lastly the Daniel Sandler Luxury Matte Lipstick that comes in a range of gorgeous colours and contains lip pampering shea butter, illipe butter and hyaluronic acids. This formula will condition, apply smoothly, moisturise and protect your lips giving you an all-round great finish for any occasion!

How To Combat Jetlag Skin

How To Combat Jetlag Skin

We all suffer when we travel long haul across the globe, jet lag is known for making us tired, disorientated and overall pretty rubbish. But many of us notice after a flight our skin can often flare up or dry out so we are here to get you through Jetlag skin which will overall help fight that rubbishy feeling.

This is due to the recirculated air and lack of sleep. When sitting in flight the cabin is full of recirculated air which will have very low humidity which means your skin will dry out the longer you are in there. Your cortisol levels and stress hormones will increase but the amount of oxygen getting to your skin is also affected which means your skin barrier function is working less efficiently.

We all know a lack of sleep will have a negative affect on your skin as pH levels are reduced which means you can become dull in colour and less youthful. You’re sleep pattern when jetlagged can’t massively be helped but if you make sure you are eating fruit and vegetables to give you all the nutrients and bring a hydrating facial mask with you for either on the plane or when you are off the plane this will help compensate.

Products you want to equip yourself with would firstly be a Rich Moisturiser. The ingredient rose is great for brightening complexion and leaving it silky soft so the highly recommended Double Rose Rejuvenating Cream by The Organic Pharmacy would be perfect for keeping your skin hydrated and youthful.

While travelling you will want to lock in moisture so it can with hold the harsher environment when flying, using a SPF cream will stop any moisture escaping. The Garnier Ambre Solaire Sensitive Advanced Lotion would be a multifunctional one to have with you with SPF 50 it gives you the highest sun protection but is suitable for fair and sensitive skin making it better suited to your face.

Taking a hydrating face mask with you will help with the intense dryness while on the flight or immediately after. The Decleor Skin Perfecting Hydrating Sleeping Mask will reduce the appearance of dark circles and refine your skins texture, this will help counteract on the harshness of air-circulation. Leave a thin layer on your face throughout the night.

Travelling with a good eye cream is always a wonder tool Dermalogica are renowned for their eye creams, there Intensive Eye Repair will target dehydration with its rich formula with will replenish phytonutrients that helps with elasticity and texture, overall taking away tried appearance and premature aging.

Lastly before travelling, drink plenty of water or coconut water, stay away from alcohol and make sure you have cleansed your skin, so it is clean because breakouts occur when flying. This is usually due to a factor of reasons either your lack off sleep, bad food, stress etc but if you are not prone to breakouts very often it is because oil gets trapped under the top layer of your skin this is due to your skin completely drying out on the surface which causes your glands oil production to overdrive. With the oil getting trapped blackheads, inflammations and breakouts will occur so wash your face pre-flight, the Ren Clean Skincare Cleansing Gel leaves skin clean but not stripped removing oil, dirt and pollution so this is a great affordable product to use all the time.

For anyone travelling we hope you have a good trip! But don’t let your skin suffer.

Klorane – Hair In The City

Klorane – Hair In The City

Klorane introduces the first plant-based anti-hair pollution shampoo and conditioner for hair and scalp.

In the city, your hair – like your skin – is not at its best. The reason? One word: Pollution. For our bodies, pollution has become one of the major stresses of modern-day life: according to the World Health Organisation, over 90% of the Earth’s population breathe polluted air. And while we’re increasingly aware of the need to protect our skin from the negative effects of ozone, heavy metals, and more – we are only now becoming aware of the effects of pollution on your hair.

Klorane is set to change all this with its new Aquatic Mint Shampoo and Conditioner. Based on a wealth of scientific research, Klorane can reveal that pollution really can have an impact on scalp health. Faced with daily aggressions from increased oxidative stress, a weakened skin barrier and growing sensitivity, your scalp gets damaged and is no longer able to grow beautiful, healthy hair.

Aquatic Mint is the perfect antidote to the stress of city life: originally from southern Europe, it is a wetland plant that especially thrives near ponds, streams and rivers. It has an extremely high concentration of antioxidants. It works both short term, by cleansing and purifying the hair and scalp, and long term, by preventing the harmful effects of pollution.

And the Aquatic Mint is not just good for your hair, it’s good for the environment too! It’s grown on Klorane’s own land in accordance with the principles of organic farming and certified by Ecocert. Aquatic Mint is also known for its exceptional properties in depolluting water and inhibiting the development of toxic algae – meaning as you rinse it off your hair, you do not deposit further pollutants into the environment.

Wash with the Aquatic Mint Detox Shampoo to gently cleanse and detoxify your scalp. Follow with the Protective Conditioner, which will form a weightless shield to prevent your hair from pollution and detangle it more easily.

Anti–pollution tips to protect your hair in the city:

• Morning: Choose protective hairstyles
Tie up your hair when you’re on the go, especially if walking to work in heavy traffic – so that the pollution doesn’t sit on your hair and scalp all day.

• Night – Brush your hair well
Just as a good cleanser removes toxins accumulated on the skin during the day, a gentle but thorough brushing will ‘air’ your hair and remove some of the pollution that has settled on it throughout the day.

Buy the Klorane Aquatic Mint Shampoo and Conditioner at Fragrance Direct today.

The Secret To The Best Beachy Waves

The Secret To The Best Beachy Waves

Through the summer months many of us prefer a more natural, sun kissed look so opt for minimal make-up and effortlessly un-styled hair.

For some this make’s life easier but for a lot of us wearing a bare face and leaving our hair to dry naturally doesn’t always look the way we imagined. So, for those of you who rock natural beachy waves through summer we envy you, but today we are here to help anyone who needs a little more help creating those timeless summer beachy locks.

Achieving a beach wave is heavily reliant on preparation, making sure you don’t over condition your hair when washing it is key. Your hair will hold if it is lighter and not too clean.

Towel drying your hair will leave your hair damp then coat your hair in sea salt spray or mousse whichever you prefer. Don’t go too close to your roots especially if using mouse as you don’t want any signs of grease.

You can let your hair dry naturally but when tested if your hair is naturally straight or frizzy this won’t give you the result you are after. So, we would recommend letting your hair dry in braids, depending on the volume you are trying to achieve braid your hair into a couple of pieces or numerous pieces and let it dry. Beach waves often look better when they start further down your hair so don’t be too concerned about braiding your hair from your scalp.

Or alternatively once your hair has dried with it having a dryer texture from the sea salt spray use a wand loosely and tousle the hair out with your fingers this will give you an effortlessly wavy look.

All the Products you will need to create this look you can find at Fragrance Direct, any bobbles or hair pins are all great value for money. Here are some of our recommendations;

Osmo Matt Sea Salt Spray – This mattifying textured spray comes in a 250 ml bottle and will give you the volume as well as giving you a gritty, rougher texture perfect for a long-lasting beach style finish.

The Sexy Hair Healthy Soy Renewal Beach Spray – This will also work to adding texture and nourishment to all hair types as it is enriched with argan oil this creates undone texture that looks like you’ve spent the day at the sea.

Giovanni Natural Mousse Styling Foam – This mousse a medium to firm hold and is designed to give hair maximum body, texture and thickness while not giving you any frizz.