The must have’s to keep your skin glowing all winter long

Pevonia Organic Skincare Australia skin care winter productsOur sun-kissed summer facade has long since faded, but that doesn’t mean we have to accept dull, lifeless-looking skin all winter long. This season we are not only on a mission to combat dryness and keep hydrated, but also to maintain a natural, healthy glow. From vitamin-rich serums to the best of facial exfoliators to skin brightening boosters, these are the products we need to include in our winter-proof radiance routine.

We all know that cooler weather plays havoc on our skin. Changes in temperature, heating, hot showers, cold air, wind dehydrate and devitalise our skin often leaving it rough, dry and sometimes flaky (great!) this means we have to get ahead of the game and step up our skincare TLC.

Pevonia offers great solutions to ensure your skin remains soft and hydrated from head to toe. Not sure where to start? We listed our fan and professional favourites to help you keep your skin glowing all winter long.

  1. Exfoliation is key

Make sure you shed those dry dead skin cells as a build-up is no good for anyone! A regular scrub (think twice per week) using a gentle exfoliator will make all the difference. Try Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser. This rather lovely, gentle exfoliator will not only remove unwanted dead nasties but will promise to have your skin impeccably clean, soft and radiant in a matter of moments.

  1. Step up the moisture

Switch to a more nourishing moisturiser and if you haven’t already introduce a serum to your beauty repertoire. Skin is extra thirsty in winter and will benefit from a quenching dose of moisture in the form of Intensifier Collagen & Myoxy Caviar and Marine Collagen Cream, the dynamic duo! Apply a few drops of the intensifier (serum) beneath the moisturizer for a dewy radiant complexion while the Collagen Cream seals in vital moisture and imparts comfort for your skin…all day long.

  1. Night nurturing

Before bed lather your face with a vitamin-rich serum (just as you’d take a multi-vitamin tablet for health & wellbeing). Try Vitaminic Concentrate. The radical treatment for skin lacking lustre combats dehydration with a burst of vitamins A, E You’re your complexion really will look brighter and rejuvenated by morning.

  1. Love your eyes

One particular area quick to suffer the effects of winter are the eyes. Often taken for granted, this sensitive area is usually the first to show signs of aging and lack of care. Drench the eye contours with super hydrating Eye Contour rich in Collagen and skin firming elastin. Dehydration lines will be a thing of the past!

  1. Body Love

Lather your body as you would your face, with plenty of rich cream and pay particular attention to super dry areas such as elbows, knees and heels.

Applying your body lotion/cream in the bathroom following a warm bath or shower is a great way to ensure your body readily absorbs the moisture as the warmth in the air will help open your pores thus locking in the moisture. Try Preserve Body Moisturiser. Rich in oils, vitamins and phyto-extracts which restore the skins essential lipids, leaving it soft and hydrated.

  1. Safeguard skin

Just because it isn’t hot (and potentially sunny, blue skies) doesn’t mean you should slack off with the sunscreen. A super hydrating sunscreen in the winter months will benefit your ailing dry skin. Try Hydrating Sunscreen SPF

 

Which of these do you stock at home? If you have winter skincare stories to share or would like to ask for professional advice, comment below. :)

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10 things you didn’t know about Retinol but should

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skin Care skincare Micro Retinol 10 things you didnt know about retinol blogWhen it comes to the application of this anti-aging wonder ingredient people are still fearful. It’s time to face those fears and reap in the ingredient’s amazing benefits.

Many moons ago formulations of retinoids (and still some strong prescription variations) were known to have harsh side effects such as irritation, peeling, redness and flaking. Queue fear. However today’s formulations have vastly improved and generally speaking over the counter formulas will not cause such skin issues.

Retinol does play a huge role in anti-aging. It is still the “buzz” ingredient, the “superstar” for skin, the multi-tasking ingredient that provides endless anti-aging benefits!

It exfoliates, increases cell production and turnover, stimulates collagen production therefore decreases fine lines and wrinkles, reduces hyperpigmentation, kills bacteria, cleans pores and evens skin complexion!

So what exactly is Retinol?

It is a derivative of Vitamin A and therefore an antioxidant. It is also an extremely effective cell communicating ingredient, in other words it organises cells and tells them to behave like younger, healthier cells!

Sold yet? Follow these tips and you’ll be a retinol convert in no time…

  • If you are looking to introduce retinol into your skincare for the first time it’s preferable to start using it in autumn, winter or spring as skin may be a little sensitive to sun in the summer months.
  • Introduce it slowly. Start once a day, every other day initially. Allow your skin to acclimatise to it.
  • For best results retinol is better used at night. This is because it’s a reparative preparation and night is a time for repair, however also partly because it breaks down in sunlight decreasing effectiveness. If you wear in the day, couple with a good SPF for best results.
  • While there are many nice anti-aging creams on the market, many only improve the way your skin looks superficially and temporarily. Few beauty ingredients have actually been proven to slow down skin aging on a deeper level. But retinol creams do exactly that.
  • Along with retinol’s proven anti-aging benefits, topical application can also improve pore function and, in time, pore size which also helps control acne.
  • Only buy retinol products in non-transparent packaging as they will minimize or block air exposure. Note: Retinol (or all forms of vitamin A) break down and deteriorate when repeatedly exposed to air or sunlight.
  • While it’s not detrimental it’s best not to use if pregnant or breast feeding.
  • It’ll take a few months to really see the extent of the benefits retinol has on the skin so stick with it!
  • Oily, combination, acne-prone or sun-damaged skin types will benefit the most from retinol although it will benefit all skin types when applied correctly.
  • Make sure retinol is right for you! Speak to a Pevonia professional!

Now you know it all why not try the Pevonia Micro Retinol range? An easy to use 4 step range to keep skin looking porcelain-smooth and youthfully radiant.

Featuring exclusive Micro-Retinol technology that far surpasses all of the manufacturing challenges and limitations associated with this in-demand ingredient, Micro-Retinol is a micronized emulsion of retinol. This Pevonia-exclusive technology disperses tiny retinol micro-particles within the skin. Serving as an expedited delivery system, it allows immediate and easy absorption as well as targeted delivery within the deeper epidermal layers, rapidly re-stabilizing the skin’s normal function.

It smooths wrinkles, “densifies” the skin, strengthens elasticity, increases moisture, evens skin tone and pigmentation, provides radiance and glow and rejuvenates overall skin appearance.

For the month of June if you purchase the Micro Retinol Essential Moisturiser or Serum you’ll receive a full sized Micro Retinol Foaming Cleanser for FREE. Click here to SHOP NOW

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skin Care skincare June Newsletter Micro Retinol

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Erase years from your face (the non-surgical way to turn back the clock)

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skin Care skincare erase years off your faceCelebrities. HOW do they always look so….youthful. You’ve googled their age, found out their date of birth but surely it MUST be wrong because they 100% look years younger. This is the case with many a celebrity but they themselves swear they have never had plastic surgery. Really? Yes really! It is possible to erase years from your face by being vigilant with just a few simple steps. And you do not need the personal stylists, nutritionists and makeup artists, which celebrities are sometimes accustomed to!

  1. Healthy diet

We’ve heard it before and we’ll hear it time and time again but having a healthy diet rich in fresh veggies fruit and lean proteins WILL make a huge difference to your skin and energy levels. ‘Greens’ are rich in magnesium and vitamin C which means a diet of powerful immunity boosters! Also Vitamin C will keep skin from getting dry and developing wrinkles. Eggs help support our collagen that in turn prevents sagging skin while oily fish offers a great source of omega-3 fats – the ultimate anti-aging nutrient! Plus these healthy proteins are loaded with Vitamin D for healthy skin, hair, nails and bones.

  1. Exercise

This will keep you looking, but more importantly feeling younger. Exercise is the elixir of live after all. A daily workout of some sort (we know a visit to the gym every day is not possible for many) whether it be a run, a bike ride, cardio at the gym, a keep fit class, a brisk walk, yoga, whatever suits, will count! Not only will it keep you youthfully slim(mer) but when you exercise, the tiny arteries in your skin open up, allowing more blood to reach the skin’s surface delivering nutrients that repair damage. These nutrients also rev up the skin’s collagen production, preventing wrinkles. Exercise can also help reduce dark circles and cellulite!

  1. Skincare

Sun or age spots are, unfortunately, a natural part of aging but honestly wearing SPF daily will make a difference. We are talking even on a cloudy day! The sun’s UVA and UVB rays will always find their way to you. Protect your skin with a broad spectrum, natural sunscreen free of chemicals (which can also add to aging!) Try Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30, rich in vitamins it provides full protection from UVA, UVB and infra-red rays, it prevents sunburn and counteracts sun damage all while hydrating, soothing and smoothing the skin!

Your eyes are one of the first things people notice about you and unfortunately one of the first things to show signs of aging. Invest in a multi-tasking eye gel! You know one that will reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while combatting those dull under eye bags and puffiness. Give the C” Evolutive Eye Gel a go, it’s a fan favourite and will do what it promises.

Skincare experts, dermatologists, celebrity makeup artists will all insist that moisture as well as key anti-aging ingredients be a top priority when it comes to slowing down aging. Invest in good skincare and ensure it’s the best product for YOUR skin. For mature skin with severe aging signs or for those who really want to avoid them try the new Stem Cells Phyto-Elite line. This revolutionary range uses a breakthrough in plant stem cell technology to stimulate the reversal of the skin’s aging cycle.

Follow these simple tips and reap the benefits!

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Do you suffer from Facial Redness? Meet the celebrities who do too

I am not alone, I am not alone. This is a mantra that 40 million people worldwide suffering from facial redness and rosacea need to chant on a daily basis.

Let’s face it, everyone goes red from time to time. Whether it’s from pure embarrassment or exerting yourself from exercising it will happen, but if you find that you look red in the face constantly then you suffer from hypersensitivity and might well have rosacea. Facial redness is actually one of the most common visible signs of photo-aging and believe it or not a symptom that many A-list celebrities also suffer from!

Cameron Diaz, Renee Zellweger, Mariah Carey and Cynthia Nixon are all sufferers of rosacea.

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skin Care skincare celebrities with rosaceaRosacea specifically is a type of skin inflammation that affects the face. Symptoms include facial redness, flushing, visible blood vessels and non-tender pustules. If this sounds like your skin, fear not! It can be reduced and in some cases totally controlled with the constant use of effective skincare.

Queue Pevonia’s RS2 line, an international best-seller! The range consists of 4 products that’ll really make a difference to your skin and wellbeing.

Pevonia Australia RS2 skincare line April 2015 rosacea awareness monthDon’t let us tell you how great the range is though; find out from some of our customers;

“My rosacea has been in remission ever since I started using the RS2 range. I wouldn’t use anything else on my face!” R. Morgan 

I’ve finally found a range that is good for my very sensitive, rosacea skin. It cools and calms my skin, my pores have shrunk and my skin is less blotchy after only 2 weeks of using all the products. Highly recommend the line.” Diana R

“I have been using the Pevonia RS2 Line for 5 years now to care for my Rosacea skin condition. Every one compliments me on my beautiful skin now! No more capillary issues, reduced redness. Couldn’t live without it!” Debbie W

“I love the RS2 Cleanser. Very gentle and keeps my rosacea very controlled.” Sarah M

“I love the RS2 Lotion. It is so soothing. My rosacea looks so much better since using this.

Highly recommended.” Miranda G

I have been using the RS2 Lotion for one year now and can say that my rosacea is in remission, it’s better than ever before. Sarah G

“The RS2 Concentrate is the only product I have found that calms my skin and has made a real difference.” Laurie B

“Rosacea runs in my family and the RS2 Concentrate is the only one I have found that actually soothes and calms my skin. After using it regularly I also noticed that it improved the texture of my skin.” Rebecca B”

“I can honestly say that the RS2 Care Cream is the only rosacea product I love and trust. It comforts and soothes my skin, reducing redness.” Michelle W

“After spending a lot of money on different products which didn’t work, I found the RS2 Care Cream to be the best that I have tried for my sensitive, rosacea skin. It’s gentle, and soothing while still moisturising my mature skin.” Johanna R

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