August Gift With Purchase Winter Essentials: Exfoliate and Hydrate

Did you know that exfoliation can help you get the most out of your serums and moisturisres? It’s true! Sloughing away dead skin cells helps to prevent clogged pores and clears the way for the serums and moisturisers you use to be fully absorbed.

Our Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser is one of our best-selling products. It combines Jojoba Beads, French Rose Essential Oil, Chamomile and Soapwork to gently polish, prevent dead skin cell build-up and prevent clogged pores and blackhead formation all while refining skin’s texture. It’s mild enough for all skin types and is the perfect addition to any skin care regime, especially as winter comes to a close and dead skin build up is at its pinnacle. Incorporating twice-weekly exfoliation into your routine will help bring back the glow that winter robbed your skin of and will mean your moisturiser is able to fully hydrate your skin.

We want you to experience first hand how regular exfoliation brings out the best in your moistursier so this month’s Gift With Purchase offer combines the two. For the month of August*, purchase any Essential Line Cream and you’ll receive a FREE 50mL Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser!

Not sure which Essential Line Cream is for you? Read this post to find out.

*or until stocks last

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The Benefits of Caviar in Skincare and Pevonia’s Timeless Repair Range

Caviar. It’s the appetizer that’s served up at only the fanciest of parties, the latest thing to inspire manicures and the one of the star products in our Timeless Repair range.
While the thought of slathering caviar on your face may not be appealing at first, we’re pretty sure that once you read on and discover all the benefits of this marine miracle, you’ll be more than ready to embrace it in our Timeless Repair range.

Did you know?
The word ‘caviar’ stems from the Persian word for ‘eggs’ and traditionally only refers to roe from wild sturgeon in the Caspian and Black Seas (Beluga, Ossetra and Sevruga caviars) but today, the word is used to describe the roe of various other fish.
These tiny raw fish eggs are one of the most expensive foods money can buy and has an incredibly rich and long history.

What can Caviar do for my skin?
Caviar has some serious skin benefits, especially when it comes to anti-ageing. It contains;
- Amino-acids – these link together to form proteins which are essential for skin elasticity and firmness. They help the skin hold moisture, keeping it hydrated and more youthful looking.
- Oligo-elements - provide enzymatic activity and cellular oxygenation
- Phospholipids  - encourage cellular health and regeneration

The Timeless Repair Range
Our Timeless Repair Range is a complete line of skin care that combines the benefits of caviar with that of Pearl Powder Extract and Pevonia’s Escutox™ (Hibiscus Esculentus Blend). These three power players combine to deliver deliver spectacular anti-aging results.
Enjoy increased oxygenation, greater cellular activity, improved blood circulation, increased suppleness, improved elasticity, extreme hydration and fewer visible wrinkles.

Timeless Repair Cleanser
This rich but gentle foaming cleanser contains caviar extract, chamomile extract and lemon peel oil to help turn back time.
Use morning and evening.

Timeless Repair Lotion
Enriched with Caviar and Hyaluronic Acid, this refreshing alcohol-free Timeless Repair Lotion effectively prepares your skin for further treatment.
Use morning and evening after cleansing.

Timeless Repair Serum
Contains a high concentration of Caviar and Escutox to immediately soften and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Massage 5-7 drops gently into face after using cleanser and lotion.

Timeless Repair Cream
This opulent triphase homogenized cream is enriched with Caviar, Pearl, and Escutox. Silky textured and easily absorbed, it provides outstanding rejuvenating results.
Use morning and evening after Timeless Repair Serum

Timeless Eye Contour
The delicate eye area needs special care and this eye cream will deliver just that. Decrease wrinkles, crepiness, and reduce puffiness while decongesting and smoothing the delicate eye zone.
Use morning or evening by applying a small quantity of Timeless Eye Contour around the eyes once area is clean.


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The Why, How and Which of Face Masks for Your Skin Type

Most of us have a daily skin care routine that we don’t stray from but there are a few weekly or twice weekly extras that can take your skin from good to glowing perfection in very little time. One of those is a face mask.

These little beauties are easy to use, have multiple benefits and help skin stay flawless between spa visits but there are still so many people out there who neglect them completely! Here’s the why, how and what of face masks to get you started…

WHY use a Face Mask?
Day-to-day cleansing and regular exfoliation will help to keep your skin in good condition but a face mask penetrates deeper into the pores, drawing out impurities from beneath the top layers of the skin. By removing impurities, unclogging the pores and providing a deeper clean, a mask can also enhance the performance of the products you use day-to-day.
Regular facials at a salon or spa will dramatically improve the appearance of your skin but if you can only afford, or only have time for, a professional treatment every so often, a face mask will help maintain your skin between visits.

HOW to use a Face Mask?
To some degree, the how of face masks depends on the mask you’re using. Generally speaking, a mask should be applied after cleansing and toning. Apply a thin layer to the face and neck, avoiding the sensitive eye area, and leave on for ten minutes. Rinse the face with cool water and follow with lotion and cream.
This cleansing ritual will take less than a half hour total but it will do your skin wonders. Not only that, but it gives you a chance to take a little ‘me’ time without having to go out. Both you and your skin will feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

WHICH Face Mask should I use?
It all depends on what type of skin you have. Follow this easy guide to find the right face mask for your skin…

Your Concern: Oily T-Zone, Unbalanced Skin and/or Dullness
Your Mask: Balancing Combination Mask
If your skin is out of sorts with an oil T-zone, dry areas and dullness, ten minutes with this mask will help restore balance. Carrot oil, Green Apple, and vitamins to effectively purify, hydrate and brighten your skin.
When to use: For best results, use once or twice a week after thoroughly cleansing and toning, blot the skin dry and use the Enzymo-Sphérides Peeling Cream to fully exfoliate skin and allow the mask the work its magic. Apply this mask all over your face and neck, half an inch away from the eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water and apply Balancing Combination Skin Lotion, followed by Balancing Combination Skin Cream.

Your Concern: Breakouts, Oiliness, Acne
Your Mask: Purifying Skin Mask
This mask is a power house of acne-fighting ingredients to help you on your way to breakout-free skin. With a high concentration of ingredients such as: Glycolic Acid, Zinc Oxide, Sulfur, and Camphor, this mask delivers healing, soothing, purifying, and tightening benefits.
When to use: After cleansing and toning, blot the skin dry and apply the Problematic Skin Care Cream. Follow with a thin layer of this mask all over your face and neck, half an inch away from the eyes and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water and apply the Problematic Skin Lotion, followed by the Problematic Skin Cream. Use once or twice a week.

Your Concern: Dry, Flakey Skin
Your Mask:
Rejuvenating Dry Skin Mask
Whether you experience dry skin year round or just in the colder weather, this rich, creamy mask will be help hydrate and soothe your skin. Moisture-bonding hyaluronic acid hydrates, while Vitamin E and Carotene combine to repair.
When to use: After cleansing and toning, blot the skin dry and proceed with the Enzymo-Sphérides Peeling Cream. Next, apply a thin layer of this mask all over your face and neck. Leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse with cool water. Reapply the Dry Skin Lotion followed by the Rejuvenating Dry Skin Cream. Use once or twice a week.

Your Concern: Sensitivity, Irritation and Redness
Your Mask:
Soothing Sensitive Skin Mask
A creamy, gentle formula, this mask has an immediate calming effect thanks to the soothing combination of Zinc Oxide and Shea Butter. Render skin calm, diffuse redness and alleviate irritation with this desensitizing mask.
When to use: After cleansing and toning, apply a thin layer of this mask all over your face and neck and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water and reapply the Sensitive Skin Lotion followed by the Soothing Sensitive Skin Cream. Use once or twice a week.


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Six Common Skin Care Mistakes

When it comes to skin care, there are some little mistakes that are just all too common. The problem with these smaller mistakes is that they are the less-obvious culprits when it comes to problems like breakouts, sensitivity, dryness and dullness so we don’t immediately think of them and eradicate them.
Read through these and see if you’re making any of the most common skin care mistakes. If you are, change your habits and watch your skin improve!

1. Over Cleansing
Cleansing too often can cause the skin to try out leaving the sebaceous glands to overproduce, so you end up with skin that’s both dehydrated and superficially oily, leaving it prone to breakouts. Cleansing twice a day with a cleanser that suits your skin type is enough to keep your skin healthy.

2. Jumping Straight to Power Products
At Pevonia, we recommend ALL customers start on our essential range products. We have complete lines for Sensitive, Oily, Dry and Combination skin. After three months on the essential range, the skin will be ready for a more active range and customers can switch or simply incorporate some of the more active products into their routine.
Often in skin care people are looking for a quick fix so they want to jump straight in the deep end but the real results come from a more gentle, long term approach.

3. Exfoliating Too Often
People with dry skin often want to exfoliate every day, thinking it will help slough away flakes and dead skin cells but too much exfoliation can, in fact, leave the skin ever dryer, leaving it to look dull and lifeless. Exfoliate twice to three times a week with a gentle exfoliator for best results.

4. Switching Skincare Too Often
Your epidermis is very delicate and changing products as often as you change your sheets can throw off your skin’s pH levels. Stick with a product line for at least three months to start seeing real results and introduce new products gradually. Similarly, skin care brands generally create their products to work together so you will often find your best results when you use a complete range.

5. Forgetting SPF
Living in Australia, we just can’t stress this point enough. Sun damage ages your skin like nothing else and you will grow to regret it if you neglect your SPF. We completely understand that sometimes sunscreens feel too harsh and oily on the face but our Hydrating Sunscreen is enriched with vitamins that protect and nourish.

6. Neglecting Cream
Often women who suffer from oily skin think they don’t need moisturiser. Wrong! Moisture from oil is different from the moisture we get from creams and, just like if you over-cleanse, if you neglect your cream your skin will react to being dried out by creating more oil! If you’ve got oily skin, try our Mattifying Oily Skin Care Cream. It is light, non-greasy and helps to control oiliness while hydrating.

Tell us, which of these skin care sins are you guilty of?!

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