Get To Know Your Skin Cycle - Foreo

Hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle can cause many changes to the skin; acne, breakouts, and dry skin depending on the time of the month. Renown for their inventive design in skincare technology, we’ve got award winning Swedish self care brand FOREO’s best products for maintaining glowing skin throughout all stages of your cycle. 

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 Your skin can change depending on what stage you’re at in the 28-day menstrual cycle, from greasy/acne-prone, to dry and normal, so it’s very important to treat your skin accordingly. Developing your very own ‘skin cycle’ could be the first step in identifying what you can do to keep it refreshed and glowing no matter what time.

TIPS FOR DEVELOPING YOUR VERY OWN SKIN CYCLE

 

STAGE 1: The Menstrual Phase (Day 1 to Day 5)

On the first day of your period, you are already in more vulnerable to breakouts. The excess oestrogen starts to dominate triggering skin inflammation, while extra testosterone tends to lead to the production of more oil.

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With this in mind it’s important to cleanse effectively. Try the LUNA mini 2 device which can remove 99.5% of dirt and sebum at night and in the morning with a gentle exfoliation also. 

 

STAGE 2: The Follicular Phase (Day 5 to Day 15)

Midway through your cycle, skin tends to become dry due to dropping estrogen levels. The focus in this stage is keeping your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water and regular cleansing. Hydrating masks and products that not only pamper the skin but to protect and repair the skin’s barrier are helpful here. Try FOREO’s UFO treatment (the world’s first smart masking device and masks) paired with the H2Overdose UFO Advanced Collection Mask for ultimate skincare hydration.

 

STAGE 3:  The Luteal Phase (Day 15 to Day 28)*

In the last stage of your cycle, the skin will start to get its glow back and the blood circulation will increase thanks to estrogen levels climbing again, allowing your skincare product ingredients to absorb much easier during this stage of the ‘skin cycle’. With this in mind, try the NEW FOREO Micro-foam cleanser, containing amino acids and vitamin E which support the immune system (perfect when feeling run down) and boost cell function, a perfect choice when looking for a deep cleanse but full of ingredients that will absorb well into the skin in this stage.

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Every woman's cycle is different and the most important thing is to know what your body and skin need. During your period, skin experiences conditions of excess oil, dryness, depending on individuals’ hormones. Being aware of your skin type and tailoring your skincare cleansing regime accordingly are key factors to glowing skin. 

FOREO’S Skincare Cycle Heroes:

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FOREO LUNA 2 - £169, Selfridges

Facial Spa Massager For Cleansing & Anti-Wrinkle Results.

The LUNA 2 utilises a totally optimised design for an even deeper more efficient cleansing experience. Its T-SonicTM cleanse will remove 99.5% of dirt and oil (plus makeup residue). The waterproof device helps to clear away dead skin cells, enhancing the absorption of skincare products and diminishing the appearance of pores. The LUNA 2 smooths the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles and leaves skin looking firmer. What’s more, the ultra-hygienic silicone design is quick drying and nonporous to prevent bacteria build-up. The result is a cleanse that is 35X more hygienic than that with nylon-bristled brushes. 

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FOREO UFO - £249, Selfridges

LED light technology and cryo/thermo therapy are said to hold the secret to better skin and thanks to FOREO you no longer need to go to a salon for the benefits. Introducing the UFOTM Smart Mask Device. A combination of cryo-thermo therapy, LED light technology as well as FOREO’s signature T-SonicTM pulsations (10,000 per minute), there’s not much this hand-held skin healer can’t do.

 

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FOREO H2Overdose Mask - £18.99 (Pack of 6 masks)

Ultra Hydrating Face Mask for Dry Skin

Infused with hyaluronic acid, this microfiber face mask instantly drenches dry, thirsty skin in soothing moisture. Pair with UFO or UFO mini for the ultimate 2-minute facial treatment for dry skin – because hydrated skin is healthy skin!

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FOREO Micro-Foam cleanser: £8.90 (20ml) ,Cult Beauty

The lightweight, creamy formulation that transforms into delicate micro-bubbles to lift away impurities, offering a deep but gentle cleanse. Formulated with skin-replenishing amino acids and vitamin E to help retain moisture, the result is soft, healthy looking skin.

For more information about FOREO please visit wwwforeo.com

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No7 Launches New Beauty Serum Alongside Ambassador Claudia Winkleman.

“A brave woman is a beautiful woman.” Wise words from Comedian Shazia Mirza during the live panel discussion at No7’s Pop Up Skin Clinic in Covent Garden yesterday. The event marked the launch of the brand’s latest additions to the laboratories range, with recently unveiled ambassador Claudia Winkleman in attendance. With a waiting list of 37,000 in just 13 days for these two new products, the No7 Laboratories FIRMING Booster Serum RRP £38 and No7 Laboratories DARK SPOT CORRECTING Booster Serum RRP £38, Dr Mike Bell, No7’s Scientific Skincare advisor was on hand to offer an insight into why these serums are the ‘must have’ beauty products of the moment.

No7 Ambassador, Claudia Winkleman at the Covent Garden Pop Up Skin Clinic.

No7 Ambassador, Claudia Winkleman at the Covent Garden Pop Up Skin Clinic.

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Claudia Winkleman.

Dr Mike Bell, No7 Skincare Scientific Advisor said: 

“Research shows that Gen X women are confident  and embracing their beauty. Our definition of beauty changes as we get older – what was considered beautiful in our 20s may not be the same as our 40s and our research shows these women are increasingly looking for non-invasive treatments that provide exceptional results.  

In fact the launch of our first No7 Laboratories product, No7 Laboratories Line Correcting Booster Serum, has shown that for women that had already had Botox, 80% of them said the serum gave them better results than they thought possible from skincare and 73% said they would delay their next treatment after trialling the product for 2 months.

With the launch of our TWO NEW fast-acting specialist products we’re answering even more of women’s top beauty concerns allowing women to  visibly transform skin’s appearance, giving them their skin clinic at home.”

No7 has conducted a survey of 2,000 Gen X women to look at how they define beauty for their generation in conjunction with the launch of the two new No7 Laboratories products. They discovered that over half of women would consider using a targeted at-home skin care product first, before considering a clinical treatment. More specifically, 43% of women polled would consider using a product with similar results to fillers and skin peels.  

The survey also revealed that 70% of the Gen X women polled felt women in their 40s and 50s have been overlooked for too long and nearly 50% think society believes there is no future for women beyond middle age.

However, over 1/3 of Gen X women polled said they celebrate their individuality as they get older and are less concerned about looking like others, whilst over 65% agree that women who embrace their appearance appear more beautiful.

Who are the Gen X women? Aged between 39 & 55, they’re the ones who followed the baby boomers and preceded the millennials. The ones who’d felt invisible in society. The practical, resourceful, adaptable and self-managing women. The ones looking to have their voices heard and their stories told and thankfully with the rise of social media are creating their own media to lead the conversations themselves and with key figures in the beauty industry such as Nadine Baggott setting up their own Youtube Channels, they’re the women who can no longer be ignored. It therefore seems fitting that No7 have chosen Claudia Winkleman a women in her late 40’s and the face of one of the nations most successful TV shows as its newest brand ambassador.

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 No7 Laboratories FIRMING Booster Serum RRP £38 and No7 Laboratories DARK SPOT CORRECTING Booster Serum RRP £38.

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The No7 Laboratories FIRMING Booster Serum delivers fast, visible results. Powered by 4-times more firming complex than existing No7 serums, the formula is clinically proven to tackle areas contributing to loss of firmness. Skin looks lifted, toned and tighter in 1 week*.

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The No7 Laboratories DARK SPOT CORRECTING Booster Serum is specifically formulated to intensively target uneven pigmentation and dark spots. This super- concentrated Booster Serum contains 6-times more lightening technology than No7 serums. It has a clinically proven formula that leaves skin-tone more even and radiant. Dark spots appear visibly faded in just 2 weeks*.

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Mother’s Day - Gift Guide

With Mother’s Day fast approaching we’ve put together our fool proof gift guide to make sure your mum knows just how much you love her. From letterbox flowers for failsafe delivery to new mummy baby books for our exhausted first timers, we’ve covered all bases to ensure all of our lovely mums have a very special day!

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  1. The Harper bouquet, Bloom & Wild Letterbox Flowers £30.

    Made of 22 stems and featuring pretty La Belle roses, long-lasting alstroemeria (pronounced al-stro-meeria), snapdragons and september in blush tones, this beautiful bouquet suits every style and occasion. 

  2. Liz Earle Essentials Kit £41.60

    Discover beautiful, radiant-looking skin in 3 simple steps with Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser, Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic and Skin Repair Moisturiser™ - Normal/Combination.

  3. Hotel Chocolat Chocolate & Fizz Collection £27.50

    Show them how proud and happy you are with the classic congratulations gift: chocolate and a bottle of bubbly! We've brought together some of our best-loved recipes to help you say well done, whatever their taste because they deserve it!

  4. First Mother’s Day Personalised Book £22

    Celebrate your first months of being a new mum with our first Mother's Day book.

  5. Slingsby’s Spirit of Harrogate Rhubarb Gin £40

    Slingsby has taken its award-winning London Dry Gin, crafted using Harrogate spring water, pure single grain spirit and locally sourced botanicals and masterfully infused the finest hand-grown Yorkshire rhubarb.

  6. Stories For my Child, A Mother’s Journal £14.99

    For the mum who likes to write. A more meaningful innovation on the classic baby milestone book that can be completed at any stage. A great gift for the offspring heading to university or just a keepsake to keep childhood memories alive. 

  7. Merci Maman, Personalised Intertwined Chain £89

    This delightful necklace from Merci Maman features two circular, intertwined charms that can be personalised.

  8. Jo Malone, Red Roses Candle 200g £47

    The essence of modern romance. A voluptuous blend of seven of the world's most exquisite roses. With crushed violet leaves and a hint of lemon, it unfolds like a bouquet of freshly cut flowers.

  9. Big Stitch, Monogrammed Scarf £29.50
    Classic and chic, this luxurious scarf adds warmth and style to any outfit. Each scarf is embroidered to order by our in house team. There are a selection of fonts to chose from.

  10. Emma Bridgewater, Mama Bear Mug £14.95

    Fiercely loving on the one hand; fiercely protective on the other. Who does that remind you of?

  11. Cyberjammies, Amelia Pyjama Set £48

    These feathers won't tickle. We promise! This stunning printed PJ in fresh blue and white, is made from 60% cotton and 40% modal to give ultimate softness and comfort. 

Competition

A five-star hotel. A luxury shopping experience. A £300 gift card. Need we say more? For your chance to win this most memorable of Mother's Day treats, including an overnight stay and two return train tickets to Bicester Village, simply follow The Montcalm London and Bicester Village.

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For a chance to win, participants will be required to simply follow 3 steps:

- Like/follow @montcalm_luxury_hotels and @bicestervillage

- Like our mother’s day competition post on @montcalm_luxury_hotels

- Tag mum or a female figure who has inspired you and share her advice in the comments using #MumKnowsBest

Montcalm Luxury Hotels Instagram handle is https://www.instagram.com/montcalm_luxury_hotels/

The link for the competition post is https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu1yUNAF8z4/

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The Lazy Girls Guide to Skincare - Frances Prescott

Does the idea of a long-winded skincare regime mystify you? Whether you don’t have the time or simply think it sounds like a chore, embracing a pared back routine doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve great results … Introducing the ultimate lazy girl’s skincare regime with Frances Prescott TRI-BALM (£46) – smart skincare in one simple step! 

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This luxurious triple-action facial balm is a cleanser, exfoliator and moisturiser all in one glorious solid stick. Perfect for simplifying your skincare regime this clever balm takes three major skincare steps and puts it into one balm, without compromising on results. TRI-BALM is proof that you don’t need a shelf full of products or multiple hours to achieve great looking and healthy skin.

Your skincare routine in 3, 2, 1: 

Cleanse: a blend of botanical oils enriched with starflower and oats melt away impurities and make-up from skin 

Exfoliate: enzymes from pumpkin seeds provide an extremely gentle daily exfoliation to freshen and brighten skin

Moisturise: hyaluronic acid locks in moisture whilst antioxidants vitamin E, carrot tissue oil and blackcurrant oil neutralise free radicals to protect the skin from environmental aggressors

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TRI-BALM also doubles up as an intense moisture masque – apply before bed and leave it on overnight to allow the ingredients to melt into the skin and work its magic. TRI-BALM is the lazy girls dream, fixing all your skincare needs in one go! 

Simply apply the balm morning and night evenly over face and throat. Gently massage using upward circular movements. Tri-Balm emulsifies with water to rinse away or can simply be tissued off. 

Frances Prescott Tri-Balm costs £46 and is available at Liberty London, Cult Beauty and www.francesprescott.com,

Follow Frances Prescott on Instagram at @fprescottskin

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