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

How to Pick the Right Serum for Your Skin

Winter is the time to up the ante with serums and concentrates. Between frosty mornings, wind, rain and heating systems, our skin is crying out for moisture and a little TLC. Serums and concentrates deliver just that in one easy step so you can achieve skin as luminous as the stunning Kate Bosworth…

Serums are generally designed for very specific skin concerns which means there are a lot out there and there’s not really a ‘one size fits all’ solution. This is great because it means the product is specifically designed to help ease your specific skin woes but it can also mean you are left a little overwhelmed when it comes to decision making time. To help you out on your road to serum satisfaction, we’re sorting the anti-ageing from the blemish-solution and more in this serum special edition…

Your Concern: Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Your Serum Solution: Age-Defying Marine Collagen Concentrate
Combining concentrated Marine Collagen and Jonquil Oil. This deeply hydrating concentrate nourishes your skin as fine lines and wrinkles are softened and elasticity restored.
When to use: In the evening massage around 7 drops in to clean skin before applying Age-Defying Marine Collagen Cream

Your Concern: Loose, Sagging Skin
Your Serum Solution: Firming Marine Elastin Concentrate
A clever bio-microemulsified gel combines Firming Marine Elastin with Jasmine oil to deliver powerful repairing and tightening benefits.
When to use: In the evening massage 5-7 drops gently into clean skin before applying Firming Marine Elastin Cream

Your Concern: Enlarged Pores and Uneven Skin Texture
Your Serum Solution:  
Refining Marine D.N.A Concentrate
Refining Marine d.n.a. (deoxyribonucleic acid) blends with Gardenia oil to tighten dilated pores and smooth uneven skin texture.
When to use: In the evening massage 5-7 drops into clean skin before applying Firming Refining Marine D.N.A Cream

Your Concern: Dull, Uneven Skin Tone
Your Serum Solution:
Lightening Gel
If you, like so many of us, experience dullness during the colder months this will quickly become your must-have winter product. Combining Azelaic Acid, Arbutin, and Mulberry, this one minimizes sun and environmental damage, while counteracting skin irregularities.
When to use: Half an hour before bedtime, after thoroughly cleansing the skin, apply a small quantity on healthy hyperpigmented areas only (caution: only apply at night on healthy hyperpigmented spots). This gel should never be applied on irritated skin or on unhealthy, questionable hyperpigmentation. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membrane.

Your Concern: Blotchiness and Redness/Rosacea
Your Serum Solution:
RS2 Concentrate
A specific blend of Green Tea, Licorice, and Olibanum, strengthens capillaries, controls blotchiness, and effectively decongests.
When to use: Use morning and evening by applying 5 to 7 drops on clean skin all over your face and neck and massaging gently before applying RS2 Care Cream.

Your Concern: Blemishes and Irritability
Your Serum Solution:
Soothing Propolis Concentrate
A high concentration of Propolis from the Jura Mountains of France combines with lavender to decongest, alleviate microcirculation problems, provide antibacterial protection and strengthen fragile skin.
When to use: After cleansing and toning, apply 5 to 7 drops morning or evening. Can be used on its own or prior to any Pevonia Cream.

Your Concern: Photo-Damage and Dullness
Your Serum Solution: C Complexe
Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid work together to hydrate, correct photo-damage, and drench your skin with repairing antioxidants for a revitalized, youthful appearance.
When to use: In the evening by applying 5 to 7 drops all over your face and neck. Massage gently until absorbed.

Your Concern: Dry Skin
Your Serum Solution: Vitaminic Concentrate
Naturally aromatic, it combats excessive dryness, dehydration, and premature aging. Radically effective, it combines Mandarin Essential oil with vitamins A and E for anti-oxidant action and a more even skin tone.
When to use: In the evening, after cleansing and toning, apply 3 to 5 drops of this oil all over your face and neck avoiding the eye area. Massage gently. For best results, use in conjunction with the Rejuvenating Dry Skin Cream.

Your Concern: All Signs of Ageing/Wrinkles
Your Serum Solution:
Timeless Repair Serum
This proven-effective Timeless Repair Serum contains a high concentration of Caviar and Escutox to immediately soften and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Improves your skin’s texture and elasticity.
When to use: Morning and evening by applying 5 to 7 drops on clean skin all over your face and neck. Massage gently until absorbed. Best results when used before Timeless Repair Cream.

 

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!

How to Winter Proof Your Skin

Is it just us or is it officially cold? All of a sudden it’s harder to get out of bed in the morning, our scarves and jumpers are out of hiding and cups of tea are made just to warm our hands. We’ve noticed that when this weather hits, wardrobe changes are second nature but far too many people neglect changing their skincare routine, so their complexion is left dull, dry and often red.
Follow this guide on what to swap, stop and start to ensure your skin is getting the moisture and protection it needs in the cooler months…

SWAP Foaming Cleanser for Creamy Cleanser
Foaming Cleanser is great for removing oil, sweat and residue but can be far too drying and harsh in the colder months. Switch to a creamy cleanser to hydrate your skin and, remember, oily skin that isn’t well hydrated enough will leave start to produce more oil in an attempt to re-hydrate!
PEVONIA PRESCRIPTION:
Our Hydrating Cleanser combines collagen and elastin for a much-needed hydration boost

START Using Body Moisturiser
Winter dries out all of your skin but it’s easy to ignore when you’re bundled up in layers of clothing. If you use a body moisturiser year-round, props to you! If not, winter is definitely the time to add one on. Our Preserve Body Moisturizer with AHA combines Alpha Hydroxy Acids with repairing Vitamins B, and E to give you silky smooth skin. Plus, it’s fast absorbing and light so you won’t have to wait around for it to try before you jump into the nearest pair of pjs.

STOP Hot Showers and Heaters
We know it’s hard to stop but those long, hot showers are doing your skin more damage than you know, especially when you have to jump out into the cold air. Take the temperature down a notch to keep your skin in optimal condition. And as tempting as it is to leave the heating system on all night, try to embrace blankets and some new flannelette pyjamas instead. Blasting hot air is not only bad for the environment but dries out your skin fast.

SWAP Granule Exfoliating for Peeling Cream
Exfoliating is a must during winter as dead and dry skin cells tend to build up more than in the warmer months but you’re better off using a peeling cream like our Enzymo-Spherides Peeling Cream to rid your skin of impurities and cell build-up. This magical cream exfoliates the skin, brightens the complexion and helps increase absorption of products.

SWAP Light Cream for Hydrating Cream 
If you tend to opt for a lighter cream generally, it may be worth investing in a more hydrating cream to keep on board for those times your skin feels particularly dry. And no matter which cream you’re using, remember the winter months call for more so up the application ante!
PEVONIA PRESCRIPTION:
Our Rejuveatuing Dry Skin Cream is deeply nourishing, hydrating and rejuvenating plus it has UV protection to stop those sneaky winter rays.

START Massaging with a Concentrate
No matter what type of skin you have, Pevonia has the right concentrate for you. Simply massage the oil into your face gently each night and you will wake up to a brighter, more hydrated complexion.

START Hand Cream
We would like to think that most of you use a hand cream year-round but we’re sure there are more than a few of you out there who don’t. This winter, make it your mission to apply hand cream at least once a day, more if you wash your hands in hot water a lot.
Try our Multi Active Hand Cream for added vitamins and UV protection.

SWAP Lip Balm for Lip Cream
Did you know that pawpaw cream you swear by is probably petroleum based? Yep, most cheap lip balms are and they aren’t doing you any favours. Invest in a good lip cream to save your lips from drying out and ageing.