Introducing the NEW UltraCalming range by Dermalogica

The powerfully soothing antidote to sensitive skin, the UltraCalmingTM System from Dermalogica® now has two new incredibly unique additions! Introducing Calm Water Gel and Barrier Defense Booster, harnessing the best of nature with science to bring back balance to sensitive skin.
Do you consider yourself as having sensitive skin?
You are not alone! Nearly half the global population describes their skin as sensitive or very sensitive. Yet everyone’s skin is unique, so skin sensitivity takes on different forms. You may be oily and acne prone with inflamed breakouts and flaky patches. You may experience flare-ups of irritation at certain times of the year or when your stress levels rise. Or perhaps you were born with delicate, reactive skin and have always struggled to find skin care products you can tolerate.
What causes sensitive skin?
Unfortunately, some level of skin sensitivity is almost unavoidable due to lifestyle and environmental factors. Stress, poor diet, smoking and alcohol effect our skin negatively causing symptoms of skin irritation and dehydration. Add to that the changes in climate, central heating and air con, high pollution levels and our naturally fluctuating hormones, it’s no wonder our skins have a hard time staying balanced and calm. But no matter what your trigger factors and subsequent symptoms, treating sensitive skin is straight forward when you have products designed to relieve, restore and hydrate.
The science bit!
Research done at Dermalogica®, show’s three primary signs of sensitisation: redness, compromised barrier, and dehydration. Visible redness is a common complaint, skin can turn red through internal inflammation causing skin to look angry or blotchy. A compromised skin barrier can be likened to a weathered brick wall, our skin is made up of hardened cells (bricks) and a mortar like lipid layer, when weathered by our environment and incorrect product use, gaps are created triggering irritation, stinging and burning sensations. Finally, due to the gaps in the skins protective barrier, essential moisture escapes. This results in dehydration with symptoms such as tightness, flakiness, roughness and itchiness.

Introducing Dermalogica’s powerful NEW UltraCalmingTM additions.
Enriched with potent actives that target sensitivity, Calm Water Gel and Barrier Defense Booster work synergistically to relieve today’s irritation providing instant comfort and protect skin against environmental assault, intercepting tomorrow’s flare-ups.
Calm Water Gel
A weightless water-gel moisturiser that hydrates dry, sensitive skin. As you dispense this product, the unique formula transforms into a skin-quenching fluid to provide hydration to dry, irritated skin. It contains dual Hyaluronic Acid technology that works in different skin surface layers to increase and lock in moisture. Apple Fruit and Glycerine hydrates
and softens whilst defending against dryness. And Cactus Pear provides soothing and calming effects by impacting neurogenic inflammation.
94% of people noticed their skin felt more hydrated, both 8 hours after initial application and cumulatively after 4 weeks of use.

Barrier Defense Booster
This concentrated oil booster soothes, nourishes and moisturises to restore balance to
sensitive skin. The lightweight, non-comedogenic formula contains a Triple Defense Complex that nourishes the skin and relieves dryness. It locks in moisture and reinforces the lipid barrier to combat sensitivity and support healthy looking skin. Tetrahydrocucurminoids an active constituent of Turmeric Root acts a powerful antiinflammatory and anti-oxidant. And Oat Kernel Oil reduces irritation and redness plus it hydrates the epidermal layers to improve skins barrier. Use 6-10 drops pressed onto the skin before moisturising or add into your moisturiser. Use twice a day for around the clock defence.
96% of people felt their skin soothed both 8 hours after initial application and cumulatively after 4 weeks of use.

Find out how to integrate the UltraCalmingTM Duo into your regimen
Visit our Dermalogica Skin Experts in *LloydsPharmacy Stores for a personalised Skin Fitness Plan, powered by Face Mapping®. Our Therapists will take the time to understand your skin concerns and share tips on how to manage your sensitivity triggers.

We also offer the Sensitive Skin Rescue SkinSolver; this 10 minute professional service leaves your skin calm, smooth and hydrated.
Don’t just pacify your sensitive skin symptoms with simple, bland formulas, use Dermalogica’s UltraCalmingTM system to powerfully soothe, calm and repair your skin with the power of nature and science to bring the balance back to sensitive skin.

 

*Our 8 Dermalogica stores are:

LloydsPharmacy Blackrock S.C.
LloydsPharmacy Tullow St. Carlow
LloydsPharmacy Omni Park S.C.
LloydsPharmacy Jetland
LloydsPharmacy Leopardstown
LloydsPharmacy Donnybrook
LloydsPharmacy Claremorris
LloydsPharmacy Castletroy
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10 Festival Essentials You Need To Pack For A Carefree Weekend

So you’ve got your ticket, and you are ready for action. Only pack what you need as you may have to carry your festival – ready wardrobe a long distance to where you camp. Don’t forget it all has to go back with you after the weekend!

Sun block: We need to take extra precautions to stay safe in the sun. Exposure to UV radiation is the number one cause of skin cancer, which is the most common cancer in Ireland, so it is imperative to protect and to check your skin. Choose a sunscreen that offers both UVA and UVB protection, with an SPF of 15 or more. Our star buy is P20 once a day application.Riemann_P20_02_800Hydration and Hangover: Oxylent is a pleasant tasting multivitamin that quickly dissolves in water to provide you with a blend of vital nutrients which will hydrate, rejuvenate you.

Product_Adult_AngledShotFestival Portaloos: We’ve all been there holding our breaths and making sure that no part of our body touches the inside of one! Be sure to kill any germs pack an anti-bacterial hand gel.

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Avene Thermal Water Spray: If you feel like you’re getting too much sun, or you need something to perk you up in the morning, this beauty essential will refresh even the most festival fatigued faces with one spray.

341697_in_xlDurex Extra Safe Condoms: If you do find someone you want to share your tent with, make sure you stay safe!

Lidoff_540x540Sally Hanson Airbrush Legs: A new favourite among Irish women. Tan in seconds; party for hours.

airbrush-legsBatiste Dry Hair Shampoo: A quick and convenient way to get soft, clean and fresh smelling hair from a bottle. Now who doesn’t need that??

batiste-dry-shampoo-1350316949A Small First Aid Kit: This can stop a little problem turning into a complete nightmare. Make sure to include plasters, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, pain relief and a little something for the tummy. Always speak with your LloydsPharmacy pharmacist for advice when purchasing any medicines.

uploadArticlesuperClient4049486_LLP_WATERPROOF_PLAS_ASSORTMENTw750h750exactWater Wipes: Because it’s impossible to go through your full beauty regime in a tent in the dark! Use these handy wipes for face and body to take off your war paint and also to freshen up.

7182538Mouthwash & Deodorant: It’s important to look and feel good during your festive activities!! It is also important to smell good too!

Pick up all you festival essentials and much more at a LloydsPharmacy near you.

Written by Maria & Audrey, LloydsPharmacy Laois S.C.

Laura Loves: Summer Beauty Buys

Laura BSun-kissed skin and a whole new style of makeup, Summer is a great season for beauty. If we’re lucky enough to get hotter weather here at home or away on holidays, there’s lot of fun things to try to get Summer ready.

Here are some star buys I will be packing myself…

At home here in Ireland or away on holiday I am a big fan of Anthelios from La Roche Posay. With high sun protection and a transparent finish the sunscreens are perfect for under makeup or worn alone. For this Summer there’s a free cosmetic bag with every purchase from the face range, perfect for any travels that are planned.

LloydsPharmacy are launching their own skin care range. SkinEffect is an affordable range for face, body and hair that has anti-ageing and optimum moisturising ingredients, I see a session stocking up the bathroom might be in order. Prices range from €4.62-€13.30 until May 26th, (RRP €6.90-€19.90).

My approach to Summer tanning is-Go Hard or Go Home. In Winter I like to stick to light shades or a gradual tan, but in Summer I love sun-kissed skin even if I’m very pale. If you can master application there’s no reason you shouldn’t use a darker tan, just avoid the streaks. For May there is a 50% discount on bBold select tans. My choice? The Dark Self-Tan Liquid, €9.49 (RRP €18.99). Easy to apply with a mitt, a liquid dries quickly and lasts up to 7 days. The scent has a floral blend and aloe to moisturise too, a very good tan.

Always in my makeup bag is the Pearlys Teeth Whitening Pen, €16.74 (RRP €24.99). This great pen is used to lift away staining from the surface of the teeth. The Pearlys range has lots on offer to brighten the teeth but the pens, powders and kits are pain free. This month there’s 33% off the Pearly range at LloydsPharmacy.

To avoid extra luggage charges it’s worth considering the sizes of your beauty products before traveling by air. At LloydsPharmacy this month you will find cabin-friendly fragrances at great prices. Beyonce’s Rise is at €13.95/50ml (RRP €22.95, save €9). But if you fancy Summer in a bottle, check out CKin2u for Women, a 50ml EDT costs just €19.99/50ml with a 45% discount. That’s a saving of €18.11, great value.

Still with flying in mind, LloydsPharmacy have an exclusive travel set with all your daily essentials in miniature form for just €9.99. It includes deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, shower gel, toiletry and travel bag, and most importantly hairspray. We don’t do frizzy hair do we ladies!

Written by Laura Bermingham

Laura Loves: Spring Cosmetics & Everyday Essentials!

Laura BNow that we are enjoying the beginning of Spring, I usually do a beauty edit on my own cosmetics and everyday essentials. When seasons change we adapt to new shades and styles, but it’s also a great time to use fragrance to influence our mood in keeping with what the weather is giving us.

I don’t mean just buying a new perfume, although that’s always a treat, but how scent can cheer through a variety of beauty items.

April means Easter, and with that we indulge in chocolate. The main component of lovely chocolate is cocoa butter. If you have a sweet tooth you won’t over-indulge if your chocolate fix comes from some cocoa butter beauty.

Garnier’s Intensive 7 Days Body Lotion with Nourishing Cocoa (€2.49) beautifully conditions skin, leaving it soft and comfortable all day long, smells great too!

Garnier_Intensive_7_Days_Nourishing_Lotion_with_Softening_Cocoa_Butter___Dry__Rough_Skin_400ml_1371744012Rushed for time, check out Vaseline’s Spray & Go Cocoa Butter, this super fast body moisturiser offers great hydration in a simple spritz that smells chocolicious! Only €4.99 at LloydsPharmacy.

Vaseline_Spray_and_Go_Body_Moisturiser_Cocoa_RadiantMy favourite scents remind me of Summer; sunny days, zesty fruit and the aroma of sand and sun cream. Fragrance that has citrus notes will remind you of the Mediterranean, as will certain flowers and notes like musk, all very popular with Irish women.

Beyonce takes a great interest in creating her scents, working the fragrance like a song. Her Heat Rush scent is a perfect Summer scent. It opens with blood orange, passionfruit and cherry, and following those is hibiscus, honey amber and sunset musk, it’s like a holiday in a bottle, €25.95/30ml Eau de Parfum.

163055_491082564722_7567790_nTouch of Pink from Lacoste is another light, uplifting and energising scent. Orange and coriander are the opening notes, jasmine, violet, musk and vanilla are the lingering ones. As sunny scents go, this is lively and fun to wear. €42/30mls Eau de Toilette.

Lacoste-Touch-of-Pink-30ml-EDT-Spray-181090Maybe you prefer the aroma of plants and extracts, something that feels like nature is all around even if you are city living? Relax Bath from Clarins is the perfect product for post-training session or busy day. Use in the shower or bath, this gentle foam has herbal extracts to soothe away the day and relieve fatigue, the boys would love it too, €21.

Clarins Relax Bath and Shower ConcentrateFinally, the famed plant extracts in NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Gold Shimmer Oil is as popular for its scent as it is for it makes legs, arms and hair gleam with golden shimmer. This multi-use oil comes without gold particles too, either will make the skin gleam. €19.25/50mls.

10556074-1338997763-993092Written by Laura Bermingham

Laura Loves: February’s Must Haves

This month I’m thinking of ways that small changes in our beauty regimes can make a big difference to how we look and feel. Top to toe, little tweaks in grooming can have a big impact. Let’s start….

In colder months we all need extra hydration for the skin. Come Spring, we want radiant skin that looks healthy. Between now and the warmer months two beauty buys will give you all your skin needs. Nivea’s Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer is a quickly absorbed hydrating layer for dry or sensitive skin, €6.09. It provides a smooth base before makeup and acts like a buffer between your precious skin and the wind chill outdoors.

94158011_0_640x640FaceD Luronics CC Cream (€19.90) is a colour correcting skin care makeup that provides SPF 20, evens out discolouration and plumps with hyaluronic acid. The finish is natural, sheer and radiant. Two products, endless benefits.

4052338_FACED_D_LURONICS_CC_CREAM_LIGHT_40MLAnother two tricks can totally change your appearance, changing your eye makeup or brightening your smile. Hands up who wears the same shadow week in, week out. Switch shades to suit the season, a new shade makes all the difference. Keep it easy and inexpensive with Rimmel London’s ScandalEyes Shadow Sticks. These chubby pencils of long wear colour are so simple to apply, remain in place all day long, and come in lots of great shades. Priced at €5.99, they are available 3 for 2 this February.

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A regular scale and polish will keep teeth and gums healthy, in between sessions you can keep food and drink staining at bay with an at-home remover. Pearlys Teeth-Brighten Weekly Powder contains green tea and sodium bicarbonate that effectively lifts away external stains. Wet teeth, dip your toothbrush into the powder and brush. Simple. Use 1-2 times weekly for a brighter smile, €14.99.

weekly-teeth-brighten-powder-display_nf1To finish our February transformation let’s talk tan and hair. All over tan in Winter/early Spring isn’t necessary, but the upper body can benefit in a lift in colour. To save on moisturising and dressing time, choose a rapidly absorbing tan like TanOrganic Self Tan Oil, €24.99. Applied with a mitt the tan is hydrating on the skin no need for lotion. You can dress immediately after, and within a few hours have a super golden glow. It’s the perfect way to tan in colder weather.

TanOrganic_Oil_Arganic_Multi_Use_Dry_Oil_100ml_1416406413Finally hair, don’t let windy weather give you a bushy old barnet, especially if it’s coloured. Protect from wind, UV damage and heat styling with L’Oreal Elvive Colour Protect Shampoo and Conditioner. This duo will restore hair strength, give it shine, and most importantly make your locks feel super soft and hydrated. €4.99 each.

l_oreal_shampooWritten by Laura Bermingham.

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RTE Today Valentine’s Day Feature

As seen on RTE Today on February 9th 2015.

1) Chloe Love Story 30 ml – €59.70

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Inspired by Parisian romance and the love padlocks on the bridge of the Pont des Arts, Chloe Love Story is has a floral composition, with notes of orange blossom, neroli and jasmine. A clean, fresh fragrance for the modern woman.

2) Fuschia Free Gift with Purchase – worth €19.95

Offer only available in-store. Find your local LloydsPharmacy here: http://bit.ly/LPStoreLocator

Offer only available in-store. Find your local LloydsPharmacy here: http://bit.ly/LPStoreLocator

Valentine’s Day once you pay €40 or more on a fragrance at LloydsPharmacy you will receive a free Fuschia make up case with 5 miniature products absolutely free! This Offer is only available in in-store.

3) Vera Wang Pink Princess 30ml – €19.99 (Was €39.95)

Vera Wang Pink Princess is energetic and girlish, with a floral bouquet of pink grapefruit and raspberry, middle notes of pink hibiscus and honeysuckle, finishing with a sweet white amber base.

4) Hugo Boss Bottled Night – €31.15 (Was €46.50)

1369734244-87441800Hugo BOSS Bottled Night 30ml evokes the classic values of the successful, classic Boss man. The simple, clean lines of the bottle are elegant yet stylish and unmistakably Boss.

5) Face D, Get Perfected Set – €20.00

a-1_171017The FaceD Anti Dark Circles Eye Cream evens out dark, uneven circles under the eyes, makes dull skin glow and visibly reduces the signs of aging around the delicate eye area. The FaceD Luronics CC Cream is a correcting cream with SPF protection. This product evens out uneven skin tone, makes dull skin glow and visibly reduces the signs of aging, protecting the skin from the sun’s rays. With the FaceD 3-LURONICS face cream, it is possible to get an immediate rejuvenating effect and at the same time to contend with the ageing signs in the long term. All products can be used alone or as part of a daily skin routine. Suitable for all skin types, paraben free, allergen free.

6) Dr K Shaving Sets – Various Prices

IMG_5569_edit__63979.1397332654.1000.800Dr K’s range of all natural shaving products have been specially developed for a comfortable and luxurious experience, without all of the nasty chemicals. From preshaving to shaving to after shaving care, Dr K has all the shaving supplies you need. We also have a range of shaving accessories, including real badger hair shaving brushes and shaving bowls. Stock up with Dr K’s range of shaving products and make shaving a pleasing experience rather than a chore!

7) Nivea Q10 Facecare Range – Various Prices

nivea-visage-q10-anti-wrinkle-skin-care-trial-team_article_newNivea Face Care Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle System helps fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and visibly smooths the skin.

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Laura Bermingham on Ireland AM December 12th 2014

As seen on Ireland AM on December 12th

1) GOSH Eye Shadow Compact – €13.99 (Was €19.99)

uploadArticlesuperClientGosh_Eye_Shadow_Palettei31i6kzvw750h750exactThe Gosh eye shadow compact is a great colour palette for beauty lovers this Christmas, with 22 New shades and 4 eye shadow applicators.

2) FaceD Get Perfected Gift Set – €29.90

uploadArticlesuperClientFACE_D_GET_PERFECTED_GIFT_SETi2zzmbxpw750h750exactThis Face D gift set contains all you need to get your skin looking radiant this party season! The FaceD Anti Dark Circles Eye Cream evens out dark, uneven circles under the eyes, makes dull skin glow and visibly reduces the signs of aging around the delicate eye area. The FaceD Luronics CC Cream is a correcting cream with SPF protection. This product evens out uneven skin tone, makes dull skin glow and visibly reduces the signs of aging, protecting the skin from the sun’s rays. With the FaceD 3-LURONICS face cream, it is possible to get an immediate rejuvenating effect and at the same time to contend with the ageing signs in the long term. All products can be used alone or as part of a daily skin routine. Suitable for all skin types, paraben free, allergen free.

3) Kate Moss Eau De Toilette 30ml – €7.99 (Was €23.95)

uploadArticlesuperClient4020914_Kate_Moss_Kate_Eau_de_Toilette_Natural_Spray_30mlw750h750exactKate Moss Eau De Toilette is a fusion of old English vintage style and elegant, smokey florals. Notes of orange blossom and pink pepper transform into a mix of rose, peony and lily. Base notes of sandalwood, patchouli and musk help to create this sophisticated and seductive fragrance.

4) Halle Berry Closer Eau de Parfum 50ml – €12.99 (Was €19.99)

uploadArticlesuperClient4042647_Closer_By_Halle_Berry_Edp_50Mlw750h750exactHalle Berry Closer Eau de Parfum is a brand new perfume designed to provoke and sustain attraction between men and women. Halle wanted it to be unique and totally irresistible to the opposite sex. A unique scent enriched by a perfect blend of fougere, mimosa and violet flower essence. Several notes of vanilla, cedar wood and wild raspberry enhance the sensuous character of this fragrance creating a powerfully seductive scent.

5) Beyoncé Heat Eau de Parfum 30ml – €11.99 (Was €17.39)

uploadArticlesuperClient4023187_Beyonce_Heati27r8258w750h750exactAn irresistible force. Just one breath of it and it ignites something inside you. You feel a rush. Your senses heighten, your pulse races, your skin warms. A sensual combination of almond, macaroon, honeysuckle nectar and crème de musk blended with a floral bouquet of magnolia, neroli, red vanilla orchid and blush peach. You feel sexy, powerful, and more alive than ever before. Let yourself feel the Heat!

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