Ingredient Spotlight: The Benefits of Aloe to your Skin

Living in Australia, it’s likely you’ve at some point in your life been scorched by the sun and used a little gel directly from an aloe plant to soothe the burn but what you might not know is how many other skin benefits this incredible plant has.
Aloe is an ingredient in a huge range of our products including our Balancing Combination Cream, Clarifyl Spot Treatment, Soothing Sensitive Skin Mask, and De-Ageing Mists. Read on to discover more about this wonder-plant and how it could help your skin.

What is Aloe?
Aloe is a family of around 500 succulent plants of which the most well known is Aloe Vera which translates to true aloe. The family is thought to have originated in Africa and has been frequently cited as being used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the first century AD.
Aloe Vera has been dubbed the ‘first aid plant’ and is commonly used on burns, cuts, and even bites.

What skin benefits does aloe have?
– Soothing
Aloe is a natural moisturizer with a cooling, calming effect on the skin, making it ideal for sensitive skin types. You’ll find aloe as a main ingredient in much of our Sensitive Skin Line  . Our Spa Teen All Skin Types Lotion also contains aloe to help protect young skin which tends to be more on the sensitive side.
– Healing 
Both our Purifying Skin Mask and Clarifyl Spot Treatment feature Aloe to help increase blood circulation to the surface of your skin to speed up the healing process and nourish damaged cells.
– Hydrating
 Our famous Dry Oil Body Moisturiser contains aloe to hydrate and heal dry skin.

– Anti-Ageing
Aloe contains amino acids, fatty acids, zinc and vitamins C and E, all of which are important in the process of skin repair, making it the perfect anti-ageing product. Plus it helps oxygenate the skin too. Our De Ageing Mists feature aloe to help stop the aging process.

Finding Aloe in Products
Did you know you can use the ‘Search’ bar on our website to find ingredients in our products? Simply type the ingredient into the search bar and hit ‘search’ to bring up all the products that feature the ingredient you’re looking for!
See all the Pevonia products featuring Aloe here.

Winter Feet Ritual: How to Prevent Cracked Heels, Calluses and More

Hidden under layers of socks, stockings and heavy boots, it is all too easy to neglect our feet during the winter months when, in fact, falling temperatures, drier air, stockings and closed-toe shoes all mean feet suffer during the colder months.
To prevent that awful and all-too public unveiling of nasty feet at your yoga class or during a trip to the beach, follow this evening ritual at least once or twice a week. It can all be done in front of the TV so you can treat your feet while catching up on The Voice or Masterchef…

1. Soak your feet in warm water for 15-20 minutes. If you’re feeling particularly generous, throw some bath salts in too.
2.  Apply a thin layer of Silky Foot Peel all over your feet and soles and work it into the skin until it peels off. This peel effectively exfoliates dead skin cells and eliminates dryness by uniting the powers of salicylic acid and pumice powder. It’s your best defense against callouses and roughness.
3. Rinse your feet thoroughly and dry them with a towel
4. Spray Callous Free Dry Oil all over your feet and massage gently until absorbed. You can also use this oil on your elbows and knees if they are feeling particularly dry.
5. Slather Multi Active Foot Cream all over your feet. This wonder-cream combines ingredients like tea tree oil, orange oil, shea butter, salicylic acid and glycolic acid, making it antibacterial, exfoliating and moisturizing.
6. Put cotton socks on your feet to lock in the moisture and keep your toes warm!

Post-workout Skincare from Head to Toe

If you’re a bit of a gym bunny you’re doing your body a huge favour. Sweat sessions are about a lot more than just weight-loss, they’re about alleviating stress, keeping your heart healthy, getting rid of toxins and general health maintenance.
Perhaps the only downside to your gym routine is that it can wreck havoc on your skin. With other gym-goers grubby, sweaty hands all over gym machines, they tend to be riddled with dirt and bacteria. But you certainly don’t have to stop going to the gym altogether to keep your skin clean and clear, just follow our Rules of Gym Engagement to ensure your workout doesn’t lead to a breakout.

1. Always Use a Clean Gym Towel
Are you guilty of using the same gym towel for a week or more at a time without washing it? Stop! Any dirt and bacteria that you’re sweating out is going onto that gym towel so using it again is just putting the dirt straight back on your face. Invest in a few gym towels and use them no more than twice in a row.

2. Clean the Machine
Those spray guns and paper towels aren’t placed around the gym for nothing. Wipe down machines before and after use to ensure you’re not picking up dirt and bacteria from other people.

3.  Don’t Touch Your Face
Try to keep your hands off your face to prevent transferring bacteria from workout machines onto your face. Easy.

4. Be Travel Size Wise
Those travel-size skincare packs aren’t just for holidays, they’re perfect to keep in your gym bag for a quick post-workout cleanse. Cleansing after a workout is a fantastic idea not only because you’ll wash off any dirt, oil and sweat but your pores are likely to be open, meaning the product can work deeper in the skin.
We have travel-size kits for every skin type meaning you can complete your three-step routine in the bathroom of your gym without having to carry your products everywhere you go! Plus they’re housed in a convenient cosmetics case so you only have to remember one thing. Check out the full range here:

5. Body Basics
Areas like your bust and back can experience breakouts just like our face so it is important to cleanse your body thoroughly after a workout. Our Anti Stress Bath and Shower Gel will help cleanse and hydrate the skin while scents like lavender and chamomile soothe and settle the mind. This one is particularly good if you need to wind down after an evening gym session.

6. Replenish and Rehydrate
Sweat helps remove toxins from the body but it also means you’re losing moisture. Make sure to drink plenty of water if you’re working out regularly and moisturize both your face and body.
If you’ve got your travel-size products handy, you can moisturise your face right after you cleanse and tone at the gym. If not, make sure to so as soon as you are able to.
After you’ve showered, try out Dry Oil Body Moisturiser for skin that’s cashmere-soft. If you prefer a more traditional moisturiser, try our Preserve Body Moisturiser or for serious de-ageing results, try the Mango-Passionfruit Body Balm.

7. Hand Helpers
Wash your hands after every workout. If you’re obeying our rules of gym engagement, you’ll be at the sink washing your face anyway so be sure to wash your hands first.
If you’re using weights a lot, you may find yourself with dry skin on your hands or even calluses. Prevent this by using a hand cream regularly. It may also be worth investing in some gloves. We love these ones from Nike and they’re only $19.99!

8. Feet Treat
Treat your tired feet to a soak in epsom salts, a massage, a good scrub and some moisturiser. Our Tension Relief Foot Gel is ideal for fatigued feet. It’s a must-have for any runner!

Cheats guide…
– If you’re not keen to be washing that many towels, most gyms have a system where they lend you a towel for a few dollars so take advantage of it!
– Forgot your cleanser? At the very least rinse your face with cold water right after a workout to close the pores
– When scrubbing your feet feels too much of a chore, try our Callous Free Dry Oil. It contains Salicylic Acid and Lavender Oil to soften and smooth.


Silky Smooth February Promotion

During the month of February we’re offering a FREE Silky Skin Body Scrub with every purchase of a full size Dry Oil Moisturiser.

And what better month to be completely silky smooth than the month of love, right?

Go here to take advantage of this awesome offer.