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My Fall Overhaul

Didn’t Summer treat us well? Warm sunshine on top of warm sunshine, no wonder the colder weather has come as a bit of a shock. I’m taking the change of season as the perfect opportunity to concentrate on caring for my skin and hair. I absolutely love autumn. The changing colours, dusting off my boots and outerwear, cranberry and copper hued make up, my list goes on. However, I suspect the sudden change in temperature, combined with windier and wetter weather has contributed to my skin breaking out and my hair feeling dry. Over the last month I’ve been working on getting my skin and hair back to its best and I’d like to share with you some miracle products I’ve been using along the way.

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I had the pleasure of meeting skin care guru Renee Lapino at a PR event back in summer. I now watch her Instagram stories daily and what she says, goes. A trained medical facialist, Renee specialises in treatment, skincare, and lifestyle advice to achieve and maintain glowing skin. As I mentioned the drop in temperature, mixed with broken sleep (courtesy of my 1 year old), and a small amount of stress (courtesy of a house move!) my skin wasn’t feeling 100%. Cue Renee’s recommendations and my skin no longer feels dry or itchy. First up, Fillerina Day Cream Grade 1. Dubbed as ‘filler in a tube’ this day cream promises to smooth away fine lines, whilst plumping and hydrating. It felt gentle on my sensitive skin, and worked quickly providing day long hydration. It’s a yes from me! Not only did I notice visible improvement, this wonder product doubled up as a long lasting primer. Before switching up my skin care routine, I’d notice early afternoon my face start to itch, especially around my nose and top lip. Fillerina and I believe my next hero product have stopped itchiness and fully reduced redness.

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When my skin feels compromised, the last thing I want to do is cover my face in make up. It makes my skin feel tight, increases sensitivity and the redness can make me feel a little self conscious so it’s a vicious circle. I use foundation to cover the problem, however long term the clogging probably does more damage. (It’s not easy, is it?!) Renee, the Queen of Skin, pointed me in the direction of Oxygenetix foundation (shade - ivory). Not only does Oxygenetix address a wide range of skin problems, it can be applied directly to compromised skin to give even colour/coverage whilst supporting the skin’s healing process. A firm favourite amongst Medical Facialists, it can be used following surgical procedures and aesthetic treatments to support collagen production and skin cell growth. It took daily use over 5 days to eliminate the problem, but it genuinely helped and felt great on my skin. I will be sticking with this little 15ml miracle, if it’s good enough for Kourtney Kardashian, it’s good enough for me!

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My blonde beach waves call for 4 monthly bleach highlights and weekly heat styling - 2 of the main culprits contributing to breakage and dryness. Teamed with the colder weather and the drying effects of central heating, my hair needed soon TLC. My mid lengths and ends were starting to feel a little dryer than usual, you know that feeling when your hairbrush pulls on little knots - that was me. Luckily this problem was combated in one swift hair wash. A detoxing shampoo using Eufora’s Urgent repair was my first port of call. Now here’s a fact that not even many hairdressers know - Hard water has a negative effect on your hair. It makes your colour dull, the minerals from hard water build up on the strands and stop your hair swaying like it should. If your water leaves water marks on your shower door, the chances are you live in a hard water area. (UK hard water map.) Eufora Urgent Repair deeply cleanses the hair removing hard water and product build up. The clean fresh feeling Urgent Repair gives is hard to describe! It makes my hair feel lighter, more volumised at the root, it stays cleaner for longer, it’s just wonderful!

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With a clean canvas, next up is Moroccanoil Mask Light. I use this mask regularly through out the year as a twice monthly mask, however it can be used in replacement of conditioner for an intense hit of moisture. A teaspoon sized amount through mid lengths and ends left for 5 minutes transformed the textured of my hair instantly. The knots are gone for good, and my hair is soooo much easier to blowdry. I’ll be using my Moroccanoil Mask Light in place of my conditioner in to the cold winter months, to help keep my blonde locks healthy.

Eufora

If you’re not familiar with Eufora, they’re a product brand we have used and retailed at Pure Hair for 5 years. Like all the products we stock, Eufora deliver amazing results and I wanted to share the reasons I love Eufora, the products and the brand.

Firstly Eufora products are 65-85% organic certified, pharmaceutical grade aloe vera. Aloe vera has huge benefits in its raw form. Packed full of vitamins and containing 90% of the amino acids our body is made of, this makes aloe one of the best ingredients to moisturise the hair, scalp and skin. Aloe is well known for its great healing properties and is often used on burns to help the skin recover. The aloe used in every Eufora product is the best quality, meaning by the time it reaches your hair, scalp and skin, you still reap every benefit.

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With the moisturising, vitamin packed base in place, the next ingredient to think about is protein. Oat, wheat, soy and quinoa are the 4 naturally derived protein’s Eufora use. These ingredients each have a different molecular weight, and are used in the different products depending on the products purpose. By using naturally derived proteins this means the hair will never become over proteinised. If too much artificial protein is used on the hair, the hair won’t know how to behave and sometimes this can have an adverse effect and lead to brittleness. The natural proteins used by Eufora means this won’t happen.

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How beautiful the fragrance is, is often a talking point when using Eufora. Every ingredient in every product has been used because it benefits the hair, scalp or skin. The fragrance you smell hasn’t been added to heighten the scent. The fragrance you smell has been naturally derived from an essential oil that serves a purpose and has a benefit. Every product smells different and I would describe the Eufora scents as light, natural and fresh.

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Aloe is a natural preservative, so this means Eufora only have to use a small amount of preservative in their products to ensure the product delivers from the first use to the last. The preservatives used are all food grade, so once again only the best ingredients are being used.

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This is just the start of what makes Eufora special. In my next blog, I’d like to show you some of the unique ways I use their products.

Eufora as a company are very special. As I previously mentioned we have worked with Eufora for 5 years. I have been lucky enough to attend 2 of their events in San Diego: A self development/business course and a product knowledge/hairdressing skills course a year later. The Eufora family took us under their wing to ensure we had the best training possible. We were taken to meet their Chemist, James Grundy, so he could answer any of our questions. Shown around their HQ and made to feel so welcome. (They know how to throw a good party too!)The people behind the product really care, and that’s the kind of product I want to use.