Laura Loves: Skin Care For Heading Into Autumn

Laura BSummer might have been a bit of a washout, but we’ve a busy few weeks ahead with the arrival of colder days and getting everyone back to school come September. As temperatures drop two things happen that can affect our skin; we pop the heating on, and we are exposed to harsher weather outside.

Both combine to give us less skin moisture and the risk of redness which is more irritating for those sensitive skin.

So, as we head into the chill what should we be doing differently to save our skin?

Getting into a proper regime for both face and body, and sticking to it will pay dividends in the months ahead.

Starting with the face a gentle cleanser will remove everyday makeup and grime without stripping away necessary oils. And as all skin types can suffer dehydration thanks to our warm houses, a hydrating moisturiser will top up lost water.

At LloydsPharmacy this August buy one SkinEffect moisturiser (€9.90 each) and get a cleanser from the range for half price, €4.95.

Skineffect Active Day Face CreamA build up of dead skin cells that causes skin to feel rough and look dull is normal come the colder weather, keep it clear by exfoliating once or twice weekly. And you can get a high-end exfoliator from Nuxe free this month when you buy two products from the brand (one to be anti-ageing). The exfoliator is worth €18.50 and it will see you right through the rest of the year into 2016 with super smooth skin.

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A change in body care is also good this time of year before Winter starts properly. In the family everyone might have different needs but children and adults alike suffer with atopic skin, research shows that 27% of Irish households have one or more person with eczema. Naturally this can cause distress, and with weather changes causing the greatest instances of flare-ups, now might be the time to look at body care that can help.

For best relief and comfort for even the driest of skins, La Roche Posay’s Lipikar range is perfect. From body cleansers through to intense moisture care, there is something for even the most delicate family member. From September 1st you can get 33% off selected Lipikar products in the range.

La_Roche_Posay_Lipikar_Baume_AP__400ml_1415616434The great body care at LloydsPharmacy includes family favourites too, suitable for daily care to suit drier skin types. For August/September you will find 33% discount on selected E45 and Aveeno, or check them out and buy online with all the other great ranges on www.lloydspharmacy.ie.

aveeno-intensive-relief-handcream-75ml-p9526-5773_zoomLastly, don’t miss out on the current Flash Deal at your local LloydsPharmacy while stocks last. This week, until August 25th you can pick up the Colgate Omron Pro Clinical Electric Toothbrush for €39.99, a saving of €40 on the regular price. Use it with Beverly Hills Perfect White Black Mouthwash, usually €5.99, until the 25th it costs just €3.50.

Written by Laura Bermingham

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Laura Loves: Bioderma & Physicians Formula

Take note beauty lovers, there are two fantastic new lines arriving at LloydsPharmacy right now. Bioderma, the French brand so beloved of the fashion and beauty world, and Physicians Formula, America’s No1 bronzer brand, face powder brand, mineral brand, kit brand and natural and organic brand.

What to look out for?

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From Bioderma, the world’s first micellar water, Sensibio H2O, €11.50/250ml. It’s a 3-in-1 cleansing water which combines exceptional cleansing for face and eyes with the power to remove even waterproof make-up, leaving skin perfectly cleansed, soothed and refreshed, one sells globally every 3 seconds.

BIODERMA_S__bium_Global_30ml_1430322786Sebium is a range dedicated to correcting oily and acne-prone skin. Hydrating yet effective at clearing skin, star buy is Sebium Global Intensive Purifying Care, €16.50.

Sensibio AR is for anti-redness care, skin that needs instant and long term calming. A Rosactiv complex works directly on the factor that causes capillary dilation. Try the Anti-Redness Cream, €15.

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Bioderma’s Photoderm sun care range is gorgeous to use; supreme UVA/UVB protection with a complex that stimulates skin’s melanin to help you get an even, natural tan. Invisible Sun Mist SPF 50/200ml is a silky dry oil that nourishes skin and smells great, €22.

Physicians Formula is an extensive brand loved by American women for almost 80 years. They were the first to introduce hypo-allergenic makeup, also the first to add SPF to makeup and they use no skin irritants, making it especially good for sensitive sorts.

PFI-07365-6Star buys include the Eye Booster Lash-Boosting Serum & Eyeliner, €15.90. This coloured lash-boosting liner is most favourite with Irish women, it gives a great feline flick while boosting lash health and strength.

jumbo_0.pngAlso popular are the Organic Wear 100% Natural Mascaras, €14.90 each. Four are available, whether you want dramatic lashes, natural or enhanced lash-boosting, choose your favourite.

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Physicians Formulas bronzers are divine. There are lots of options, each beautifully packaged, offer great colour, and all are priced at €19.90. Check out Bronze Booster Season-To-Season Bronzer, 4 shades in one compact to suit skin whatever the time of year, genius.

Lastly, a kit that takes out the guesswork of choosing face makeup, the Super BB Kit, a boxed set that contains concealer, foundation and powder, all toned to suit skin perfectly and designed to work with sensitive skin, €34.90.

Don’t forget, if Physicians Formula is not at your local LloydsPharmacy you can buy online at www.lloydspharmacy.ie.

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*FLASH DEAL- Get your hands in super condition with this best buy at LloydsPharmacy from July 29th-August 11th. The twin pack of Elizabeth Arden’s 8 Hour Hand Cream (75ml) usually retails at €31.99, during these dates it can be yours for just €19.99, a saving of €12. And save yourself even more with Oral B’s Power Pro 600 electric toothbrush, it’s on special too for just €32.

Laura Loves: July Must Haves

Laura BThere are lots of ways to keep up to date with the sensational offers and super deals on offer at LloydsPharmacy. There is your local store, here on www.lloydspharmacy.ie, over on Facebook at LloydsPharmacyIreland, and on Twitter @LloydsPharmIre.

And is it worth it to click, like, retweet or share your LloydsPharmacy best buys? Well, here are a few of July’s offers, you decide.

Skin care is important to us all and this month at LloydsPharmacy there are free gifts with purchase and savings.

From French thermal water brand Avene there is 25% off favourite lines. Staying with Gallic beauty Vichy are gifting a Purete Thermale One-Step Cleanser 100ml with a purchase from a selection of products from Aqualia range*. Aqualia is Vichy’s hydration-packed skin routine for dehydrated skin. As it’s Summer we can all use extra moisture in our day, quench your skin’s thirst with some moisturiser or a refreshing masque.

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Skipping across the globe to New Zealand, LloydsPharmacy brings you far-flung beauty from Trilogy. This month get a bonus Vital Moisturiser (25ml) when you pick up the Rosapene Night Cream, €29.95/60ml*.

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The savings don’t stop with skin care, it’s July, let’s hope the sun will put his hat on and give us some sunshine!

And we can be ready for him with half price deals on sun care from Ambre Solaire and Nivea. Even if the weather isn’t so great we can still have gorgeous golden limbs with half price on Nivea for face, body and hands, and Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs. Moisturise first with Nivea and add the fabulous tan, it’s easier to fake it than bake it.

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Medium GlowOffering both great skin and sun care this July is La Roche Posay, their free gift set with 5 popular products is yours when you buy two products from the range, one to be moisturiser*. The set is perfect for traveling and trying new products, and the gift is to celebrate La Roche Posay’s sponsorship programme You Care, We Share, which is specifically to care for the most sensitive skin there is, children’s.

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Get involved in the fund raising activity online. Take a Selfie with your favourite La Roche Posay product, upload it to www.laroche-posay.ie/yousharewecare with a few words on why you like it. Tag it with #yousharewecare and for the first 10,000 selfies La Roche Posay they will donate €1 per Selfie to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

Now that’s a good reason for a Summer Selfie, let’s get snapping for Temple Street!

July’s great savings and deals are available at select LloydsPharmacy stores while stocks last, or buy online at www.lloydspharmacy.ie

Written by Laura Bermingham

*Offer available in select stores only.

Laura Loves: June Must Haves

There’s a lot of great beauty to celebrate this month at LloydsPharmacy. Firstly some news, French cult beauty brand Bioderma is finally arriving. This super brand has excellent skin care for all skin types including rosacea, acne-prone and very dry skin. Their sun care is divine, dry oils with high factors and face care that is formulated by skin type. But it’s Sensibio H2O is what you need to check out. This Micellar water is the makeup cleanser of choice for the fashion crowd and celebrities, and it’s a free gift at LloydsPharmacy from June 8th – 23rd with purchase of other Bioderma products (T&C’s apply, selected stores only).

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Staying with leading French beauty, we are being spoiled this month with free gifts from LloydsPharmacy. When you buy 2 products from Vichy (1 to be moisturiser, selected ranges) you will receive Your Ideal Vichy Routine, a box of skin care tailored to your skin’s needs in sizes perfect for traveling. And from NUXE, buy 2 products (1 to be moisturiser) and you will be gifted a free Creme Fraiche Mask (hydrating, soothing, gorgeous) and a Reve De Miel Hand Cream, a honey-enriched moisturising hand cream that is just heavenly.

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Skipping across to New Zealand, as you do, Trilogy’s new limited edition size Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ will be your skin saver for the rest of the year. This incredible skin treat offers all kinds of benefits for skin of any age, but dry or mature skin will really enjoy. It also has a large dose of antioxidants included. These fight of free radical damage from the environment, a contributor to ageing and best avoided. The new size is half the original at 15ml, and half the price at €16.48. It does however retain full power, go Trilogy!

7132_8209_8199Not forgetting body care, if your bathroom needs restocking Aveeno is discounted by 33%, there’s Raw Virgin Coconut Oil for €9.99 (500ml, saving €6.86) and from Dove, Simple, Tresemme and Listerine, lots of staples for just €2 each.

Written by Laura Bermingham

Laura Loves: Summer Salon Essentials

Laura BWelcome to our Summer Salon here at LloydsPharmacy. We have all your sunshine needs, and everything else you need for smoother skin to get you beach ready.

Starting with hair removal there are super savings from Gillette this month with select Venus and Satin Care shaving products at half price. As it is sandal season getting your feet in tip top condition is a must. From Scholl the foot solution brand, select products with 25% off this month, including the Fungal Nail Treatment and Velvet Smooth Express Pedi. This device is so easy to use, a skin-buffing roller speeds across rough heels and calluses, removing hard skin in minutes. It’s also small enough to pack away for holidays for maintenance. Best feet on the beach, we will enjoy that feeling.

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And the love for your legs doesn’t end there, what of last-minute sunshine here in Ireland, an emergency BBQ to attend? It’s almost as if Airbrush Legs Instant Tan was created with an Irish Summer in mind; immediate tanning for pure white legs and arms, with a little extra coverage for any marks or blemishes. It’s even water-resistant and non-transferable, perfect for when the rain halts play mid-burger. Pick up your Sally Hansen Value Can this month for €9.35, a saving of €4.60. It is 193.8mls, that covers every BBQ until next year!

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Whether it’s a vacation or stay-cation you will have this Summer, don’t forget to pick up your sun care essentials at LloydsPharmacy. With brands like Vichy and La Roche Posay, NUXE and Clarins you will be spoiled for choice in oils, lotions and after suns. Talk to your local LloydsPharmacy staff about SPF’s and the best choice of factors for you and your family, they will steer you in the right direction. Even if you have no definite holiday plans the sun might shine hopefully, pop Nivea’s Summer Essentials Minis Set on your next shopping list for LloydsPharmacy. In it you’ll find a pocket-sized SPF 30 sun lotion, SPF 30 lip balm, body wash and hand cream, perfect for an afternoon lazing in the back garden enjoying some rays, €12.99.

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Written by Laura Bermingham

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: May Must Haves

Laura BThere’s lots of really great beauty to choose from this May at a LloydsPharmacy near you. As ever, there are super savings to be made on seasonal items like sun care and everything you need for getting bikini ready.

Starting with hair care, getting your locks in great condition will help defend against the drying effects of sun, sea and chlorine. This month at LloydsPharmacy you can get Garnier Ultimate Blends super Honey Treasures in a bundle deal; shampoo, conditioner and restorative creme 1-minute treatment, all three for €8.99, amazing bargain.

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Bikini season, don’t shudder. Veet have your unwanted hair removal sorted, there’s 33% off selected creams and wax strips, the easy breezy way to smoother skin.

Veet Hair Removal CreamIf you are counting down the days to holidays in the Summer, stock up now on your sun care needs. With products for all the family, there’s 3 for 2 on amazing brands like Ambre Solaire, Nivea, Eucerin and Parasol. If you need advice on your SPF’s and which to choose, ask one of our colleagues in LloydsPharmacy or why not tweet for the information @LloydsPharmIre, they are only too happy to help.

Ambre Solaire Dry MistKeep cool with this great offer from Avene – two tins of Thermal Water (150ml each) for just €12 will rehydrate and soothe overheated, delicate skin. If you keep it in the fridge and use it as needed, it will be a real saviour for Summer.

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From saviour to life-saver, before you dig out those flip flops and sandals, let’s talk about feet. Hardened heels leads to a heavy heart, buff them back to smoothness with Scholl’s Pink Pedi device on sale while stocks last for just €29 (RRP €49.99).

uploadArticlesuperClientScholl_Pedi_PinkPharma_Nordi8zzk9urw750h750exactAlso in this special May offer is P20, the sun care range with SPF’s 20/30/50 and superior water-resistance. Usually priced at €29.99, while stock is available you pay €19.99, putting €10 back in your pocket. Stay safe in the sun this Summer!

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