All about our latest beauty bags…

We have 2 amazing Beauty Bags available, both containing all the latest beauty must-haves to make your trip away complete. Which one will you choose?

 

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Behind the brand: Omorovicza

We had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Hungarian spa brand, Omorovicza. Here’s why you MUST try this beautiful skincare range…

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The story behind Omorovicza

In the 1800s the Omorovicza family built the Rácz Bath in Budapest, on the site of a medieval healing spring renowned for its curative properties. 200 years later, founders Margaret and Stephen de Heinrich de Omorovicza met in the beautiful city of Budapest. Stephen had been drawn there to explore his roots. Margaret, an American, had been brought to the city by a diplomatic posting.  Relaxing at the Rácz Bath and other ancient thermal baths, the couple were amazed by the effect the mineral rich healing waters had on their skin and saw their potential to be harnessed in a skincare range. They embarked on a journey to replicate in skincare the effects of the baths on their skin.

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Why do customers love your brand?

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The main point of difference of difference lies in the waters Omorovicza uses. All skincare, except oils is made of a large amount of water. Traditionally that water is de-mineralised and inert. At Omorovicza the water is itself a key active ingredient. They all come from Budapest, Hungary, the city with the largest number of thermal springs in the world.

 

What are your hero products?

Omorovicza Cleansing Foam

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This delicate cleanser will gently cleanse the skin, remove makeup and leave the complexion feeling refreshed, refined and revitalised. Ideal for all skin types.

*Key ingredients: Apple pectin – helps fight the skin’s structure against anti-ageing

 

Omorovicza Rejuvenating Night Cream

night-creamAfter cleansing away the dirt of the day, give skin its much needed hydration whilst you sleep with this luxuriously rich night cream. With a beautifully aromatic scent and comforting texture, it balances dry, normal and combination skin types to leave the complexion smoother and more youthful.

Key ingredient: Almond oil- protects your skin from oxidative stress and UV radiation damage

 

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist 

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This mist was inspired by the Queen of Hungary Water. It’ll instantly revives the complexion, and for a moment creates a sense of Zen. It’s ideal for a midday pick-me-up and is certainly a Bath & Unwind office favourite!

Key ingredient: Orange blossom – perfect for softening the skin!

 

Omorovicza Copper Peel

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This unique foaming two-phase treatment peel is designed to reduce pore size, resurface and brighten the skin. The copper gluconate is responsible for the beautiful ‘Omorovicza’ blue colour, which helps alleviate congestion and regulate sebum production.

Key ingredient: Copper gluconate – used for its powerful anti ageing effects.

 

Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB Cream

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This multi-tasking silicone free BB cream that acts as a moisturiser, foundation, sunscreen, concealer and anti-ageing cream all in one. It’s perfect for disguising dark circles, redness and blemishes.

*Key ingredient: Hyaluronic acid- secures moisture and creates fullness

 

Omorovicza Intensive Hydra-Lifting Cream

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*Key ingredients Arabian myrrh- helps soothe dry, chapped skin 

 

Request some Omorovicza samples:

If you would like to sample some of Omorovicza’s wonderful products, just send us a request below and include your name, email, address and why you would like to try them (you will be sent a random selection).

 

Why you must have a Face Mist

We all love a good face mist, they’re refreshing and deliver all kinds of benefits to your skin. See what all the fuss is about with our top 10 favourites.

 

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Shop Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist here

 

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Shop Caudalie Beauty Elixir here

 

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Shop Bloom and Blossom Rejuvenating Facial Spritz here

 

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Shop Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner here

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Shop BEING Hold On Floral Tonic here

 

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Shop Alpha H Moisture Boosting Facial Mist here

 

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Shop Ren Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist here

 

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Shop Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner here

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Shop Green People Toning Hydrating Mist here

 

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All you need to know… Balance Me

We caught up with the faces behind natural skincare brand, Balance Me. Read on to see what they had to say…

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The story behind Balance Me

Sisters Clare and Rebecca Hopkins founded Balance Me in a quest for natural pro-age skincare that they wanted to use on their own skin and their families. Spotting a gap in the market for a high-performance natural skincare brand that focused on well-being as well as results, Balance Me was born. Starting in the kitchen as part of a business bringing wellbeing to corporate offices; in 2005 Balance Me was first retailed in a pop-up shop in Topshop, London, and it was here that it attracted the attention of British Vogue and a national retailer. Over a decade later, the brand is still independently owned and has won a legion of fans plus 40 industry and media awards.

 

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Why do customers love your brand?

We created Balance Me for people like us who juggle busy lives and are looking for natural skincare for themselves and their families that works day after day. Balance Me uses innovative natural ingredients and advanced science-led formulas to create products that focus on bringing skin back into balance and solve skin concerns, without creating others. Our customers trust our innovative natural ingredients, sophisticated textures and aromatherapy-inspired fragrances to create a sense of balance and wellbeing in their lives. Most of our products are available in handy mini sizes, making it ideal if you want to try a product out or take it travelling with you!

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What are your hero products?

 

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  1. Super Toning Body Oil

The was the first product created by Clare aged 18 alongside our Super Moisturising Hand Cream while studying aromatherapy. This bestselling, multi award-winning Body Oil is 100% natural and targets poor skin tone and skin prone to cellulite. *Key ingredients: Jojoba, Juniper and Bergamot 

 

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2. Radiance Face Oil

Dewy skin in a bottle! Give your complexion an instant boost of radiance. This hydrating Face Oil will Plump, brighten and address uneven skin tone. It’s lightweight so it’ll sink into the skin, making it ideal for combination or oily skin types. *Key ingredients: Amazonian Buriti Nut, Yarrow and Benzoin

 

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 3. Wonder Eye Cream

This Eye Cream is affordable and will not disappoint. Apply morning and evening to reduce puffiness, brighten and refresh the delicate eye area. *Key ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Witch Hazel and Cucumber Oil

 

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4. Super Moisturising Hand Cream

Multi-award winning, protects, smooths and nourishes hands from daily wear and tear. *Key ingredients: Shea Butter, Benzoin, Yarrow

 

What is your top skincare tip?

Always double cleanse! Double cleansing is not only the best way to remove the build up of make-up and daily grime, but also the perfect way to prepare and prime your skin to easily absorb your serum and moisturiser. Double cleansing requires two different cleansers and in its simplest form, it means using a make-up removing product first, followed by a second, deeper cleanse that will condition the skin.

  • Start off by using our Flash Cleanse Micellar Water, it’s ideal for all skin types and it’s much kinder to your skin (and the environment) than using face wipes.

 

What are your most recent awards?

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Balance Me have won over 40 industry and media awards. The most recent being ‘Best Cleanser’ by Biteable Beauty Awards, ‘Best Body Scrub’ by Harper’s Bazaar Beauty and ‘Best of Hair Category’ by Red Best of Beauty 2015.

 

Key ingredients:

#ArcticCloudberry – This natural fruit survives at -40 degrees centigrade and still maintains its moisture levels, proving its ability to plump and hydrate skin cells.

#BidensPilosa – This extract has a natural retinoid-like effect similar to the properties found in Vitamin A, proven to increase collagen and elastin production.

#BotanicalSqualane – Dubbed as “nature’s facelift”, Botanical Sqaulane quickly absorbs into the deeper layers of skin to hydrate, smooth away lines and prime without making skin greasy.

#Peapeptide – a rich concentrated source of essential Amino Acids  proven to dramatically increase the skin’s ability to produce collagen.

#Spikenard – an ancient healing essential oil thought to have been used by Mary Magdalene to anoint the feet of Jesus. It has restorative and balancing properties and a smooth, deep aroma.

#Yarrow – a powerful healing herb with softening, anti-inflammatory properties and a forest green aroma thought to have been used by Achilles to treat his soldiers’ wounds during the Trojan War.

 

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Back to (Beauty) School

It seems like everyday there’s a new beauty term leaving us tongue-tied. So get your learning caps at the ready and prepare to get beauty-savvy!

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Shop the Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Moisturizer here

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See the full Yes To range here

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Shop the Anne Semonin 100% Super Active Serum here

 

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See the Korres Pomegranate range here

 

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Shop the Balance Me Flash Cleanse Micellar Water here

 

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Shop the Green People Quinoa & Prebiotics Deodorant here

 

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See the Ren Clarimatte range here

 

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See the Phytomer CC Creme here

 

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See the full Gluten Free range here

Go Rio!

The Olympics have arrived. So whether it’s a sun-kissed glow, tousled hair or bright statement makeup, it’s time to embrace the Brazilian Vibe with our Top 10 picks!

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bodhiSee the Bodhi & Birch Cacao Cocoon Lip Treatment Balm here

 

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See the Elemis Brazilian Bronze Duo here

 

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View Elemental Herbology Macadamia & Papaya Body Scrub here

 

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View the Eye of Horus Goddess Pencil here

 

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See The Balm Betty-Lou Manizer here

 

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View the Reken Beach Envy Wave Spray here

Shop The Best of Brazilian Beauty

All you need to know… Studio 10

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We got a chance to sit down and talk all things beauty with the founder of cult age perfecting beauty range, Studio 10.

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Tell us about yourself and your business?

Studio 10 is my passion. I’d reached a point in my life where I was looking for a makeup range designed for women as they age. I needed more than products with just added anti-ageing ingredients, but that specifically correct, cover and combat the signs of ageing.

 

What inspired you to start?

I’d been working in the beauty industry for over a decade and I had become increasingly frustrated with the approach of the cosmetic industry to the makeup needs of older women. I felt that cosmetics weren’t changing with women’s skin, or tackling the issues that older women face and that we needed a new generation of tailor-made products. I wanted a range that did a ‘job of work’ for me!

 

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“It’s a fabulous range” – Anthea Turner.

What do you feel separates Studio 10 from other cosmetic ranges?

When I did my research, I found that whilst skincare is incredibly advanced and well researched, but makeup is often just an altered version of the same products also marketed to millennials.

How women feel about makeup changes as we mature. Formulations, textures, finish and even shades – everything is very different to products the same woman might have enjoyed 10 years previously.

Instead of lots of colour products, we are entirely solutions led, based on what our research told us were the key issues facing women in their thirties and beyond. Signs of ageing, tiredness, lack of confidence – we address all of those with each product in the range.

 

Name your three key ‘standout’ pieces from the range?

It’s so tough – we’ve worked so hard to ensure that every single piece has huge benefits, but if I could only choose three heroes, I’d go with:

 

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Age Defy Skin Perfector: One of the ‘key’ products in the range, this is an all-in-one, quick-fix perfecting palette for covering imperfections, problem areas and the signs of ageing. I created it with everything a woman needs to solve skincare concerns we all face as we get older, without being intimidating in any way.

 

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Miracle Effect Priming Serum: Revolutionary clinically tested skincare reduces wrinkles by up to 16% in 15 minutes while delivering visible anti-ageing long-term results in just two weeks.  I always say when it comes to skincare, demand proof, not promises and our serum absolutely proves this mantra.

 

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Age Reverse Perfecting Lip-linerThis is my absolute must-have.  Lips lose volume and definition as we age, but our liner, with a ‘suits-all’ lip liner at one end, and a lip defining nude at the other is the answer.  It’s so easy to use and blends perfectly with any colour.

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What are your ultimate summer beauty tips

Use a primer! Heat, humidity and long days conspire to cause rapid make-up melt, so a great primer that takes care of skin provides a barrier to those environmental forces. This is especially true if you use creamy ‘emulsion’ based products, like foundation and blush, which won’t stay on the skin without a great base to adhere to.

If you love a tan, swipe a non-glittery bronzing powder, like our Bronzing Veil from one to cheek to the other, across the bridge of the nose. This is called ‘sun-stripping’ and it’s the quickest way to fake natural looking colour without damaging the skin.

I also love using highlighters, like our Plumping Glow-plexion over areas like the collar bone and shin for top-to-toe radiance.

Finally, look for a pretty blusher in a peach tone, not pink, which is more flattering to all skin tones and gives a more natural glow. Crème formulations like our plumping blush are best as they won’t sit in fine lines and wrinkles.

You can take a look at the full Studio 10 range here.