Achieving an Express Makeup look with Sormé Treatment Cosmetics June 14, 2017 07:00
Applying makeup is very personal and in this modern day and age it needs to be quick, long lasting (so you don’t need to worry about it during the day) and easy to touch up. You want to look well-groomed and fabulously natural. The aim is to create a brighter, fresher appearance with multitasking formulas containing hydrating, anti-aging, skin brightening ingredients and 2-in-1 products that are time-savers.
Here are just 5 essential products to help you achieve an express professional result:
Let’s get started with foundation – we recommend our Treat and Tint Skin Perfecting BB Cream containing Argan oil for nourishing the skin, SPF 30 and a beautiful sheer cover. By using a BB Cream you are eliminating a moisturiser / primer and sun protection as it’s all included. This BB cream will give you a dewy look, and if required you can use a light powder to set it.
Beautiful Brows: Brows are HOT and the in thing! Well-shaped eyebrows can make a real difference to your look and take years off! They frame the face, open it up, and give the eyes definition. Have your brows shaped and tinted professionally by a brow specialist and from there you can maintain the shape yourself. Brow Pencil and Always Perfect Brows Shadow can fill in the gaps, by using short feathery strokes with the pencil or the angled brow brush and follow the pattern of the hair growth.
Luscious Lashes: No eyes are complete without a frame of perfectly defined lashes to flutter. For every day, use a mascara to colour, volumise (Extreme Volumizing Mascara) or lengthen (Ultra Lash Lengthening Mascara) your lashes. Black mascara defines the eyes like nothing else and works with any look. Dark brown mascara is generally softer and more flattering for mature faces. Don’t forget the bottom lashes too! Hold the wand vertically and sweep it from side to side over the lashes without touching your face.
Charming Cheeks: A pretty flush creates youthful radiance and makes you glow with vitality. Blush enhances face shape and emphasizes the cheekbones. Ensure that you choose a colour that is similar to your natural flush colour to keep the look natural and soft. You can always mix colours to get the perfect shade and depth. Remember that it’s always easier to add colour than remove it, so start with a little and build up the intensity with our Mineral Botanicals Blush.
Perfect Pout: Lip colour is one of the most fun and accessible areas of makeup and also one of the most noticeable. From pretty and natural through to classic and sophisticated, how we make up our lips can change our mood in an instant. Keep lips smooth and moisturised. Then choose a finish that you enjoy. Pale, glossy lips look full and healthy. They are flattering for most women, night or day. Choose a clear gloss or a slightly coloured one for a quick and easy on the go lip application. If you have a little extra time, colour your lips in with our Smearproof Lip Liner and then cover with our Lip Thick Plumping Lip Gloss. This will give your lipgloss a little more longevity and fullness.
5 simple steps for an express, natural look with a few essentials: BB Cream / Brow Pencil or Powder / Mascara / Blush and Lippies! Join us for monthly Introductory Skincare and Makeup Workshops on the 1st Saturday of each month, where we will teach you with our beautiful products how to balance your skin and create a beautiful day look.
Your biggest skin care challenges solved with Refineé June 07, 2017 07:00
Apart from any inherent factors that determine what type of skin you have, there are many internal and external factors that affect the way your skin looks and feels. Knowing how these factors affect the skin is important if your goal is to keep your skin looking radiant and feeling its best for as long as possible.
To keep it simple let’s look at four obvious external factors affecting the skin:
Poor skincare: lack of proper daily skincare, or incorrect skincare, can be a major factor affecting the skin’s condition. For example, poor hygiene can lead to damage from acne or using the wrong products for your skin type can strip the skin and damage the protective barrier of the skin, leading to premature wrinkles and other damage.
Sun damage (Photoageing): the main cause of premature ageing of the skin is sun damage. The sun’s harmful UV-A and UV-B rays’ break down the skin’s support structure – the all-important collagen and elastin that keeps our skin tight and supple. Someone with sun damaged skin will have deeper lines and wrinkles compared to someone who does not have sun damage. The texture of the skin will be rougher, tougher, thicker and dehydrated and there may be areas of prominent blood vessels and uneven skin tone. Damage from tanning machines and sunbeds can cause the same damage and produce the same results as natural sunlight.
Environmental Exposure: exposure to extreme weather conditions (cold, heat, wind, rain and sudden changes in temperature), pollutants and poor air quality all adversely affect the skin’s quality, resulting in dryness and dehydration.
Occupation: depending on where you work, the environment at work can affect the skin – things such as hot or humid conditions, a dusty environment – even overly dry air in the workplace from air conditioning or heating, affects the skin’s condition.
There are several internal factors which also have a detrimental effect on the skin:
Stress: when the body is subjected to regular stress and tension it can cause sensitivity and allergies in the skin as well as encourage the formation of lines around the eyes and mouth
Hormones: the natural hormonal changes in the body affect the condition of the skin.
Smoking: the effects of smoking has been linked to premature aging, lines and wrinkles. Nicotine deprives the skin’s tissue of essential oxygen, leaving the skin looking dull. Smoking destroys Vitamins B and C in the body which are important for healthy skin. And finally, smoking increases the pore size on the skin and increases the formation of lines around the eyes and mouth.
Water consumption: the skin is made up of about 70% water. When we deprive our bodies of enough water, toxicities build up in the skin and it becomes dehydrated.
Alcohol: Alcohol has a dehydrating effect on the skin – it draws essential water from the tissue
Exercise: we all know that regular exercise is good for us – so it’s no surprise that it’s good for your skin too. Regular exercise promotes good circulation and increased oxygen to the skin.
Sleep: getting enough sleep is one of the most effective regenerators for the skin.
Diet: healthy skin is not only a sign of good skincare, it’s a sign that you have healthy eating habits too.
Free Radicals: these are parts of oxygen molecules that are found in the body. As a result of the external factors outlined above – smoking, pollution, sunlight etc. Free radicals attack the skin at the cellular level causing the quality of newly formed skin cells to deteriorate.
How can we prevent these factors from influencing the quality of our skin – by using high quality skin care ingredients!
Refineé Age-Reversing Skin Care is a technology advanced line of products that have harnessed the awesome power of peptide therapy combined with the healing power of botanical ingredients. Peptides, which are small chains of amino acids, proteins, which are the building blocks of every living tissue. These proteins when applied topically, can repair damage done to the skin on the cellular level. The results from using peptides on the skin is brighter, firmer, and more youthful looking skin. By combining peptide complexes and the healing power of plants, using the exclusive PepSyn complex, Refineé calms and soothes the skin, balances moisture and protects the skin from free radical attacks.
Our favourite botanical ingredient is Argan Oil due to its healing power because it is enriched with Vitamin A and E, antioxidants, Omega-6 fatty acids and helps to boost skin cell production. The Refineé Hydrating Gel Mask contains an Argan oil complex which helps to protect the skin from aging free radicals as it helps restore elasticity. Another important ingredient is the antioxidant Vitamin C which clinically shows to absorb free radicals that damage skin as it increases cellular energy to fight the formation of wrinkles and support the cellular matrix. Refineé has two products containing Vitamin C – a treatment serum called Refineé Intensive ‘C’ which assists with brightening the skin, fading age spots and hyperpigmentation and our Refineé Citrus ‘C’ Detox Mask which clarifies and brightens with Vitamin C and Goji berry.
The final step to any skin care regiment is to protect the skin from UVA, UVB and UVC rays. Refineé Protective Day Lotion with SPF30 is a light-weight mineral sunscreen with a level 30 protection from the sun which hydrates with antioxidants and green tea. We highly recommend a sun protector that you can use daily which compliments your skincare regime and is light enough to be worn under your makeup.
Refineé Professional Anti-Aging Skincare is developed for use on the face, neck and hands with a combination of peptides and natural botanicals.
1 week today! June 01, 2015 08:00
One week ago we were really proud to show off our new brands to the South African market! It has been only one week, and we have been amazed with the love shown to us. As we write this we have 130 facebook likes, and have been inundated with emails, text messages and phone calls of support!
As some of the eagle eyed among you noticed, we had a few gremlins slip into the system, but these have now been rectified (please let us know if you see anything else) and our social media buttons and our newsletter subscriptions are now working as expected.
We also added our rewards program, where as a customer you will earn points for each order you place, these points can be redeemed for vouchers and products, you can even earn points by sharing our site with your friends and family on facebook, twitter, or email!
We ask that if you please continue to spread the word, and remember that you can try any product on our site risk free. Whats more if you order today you can take 15% off the cost of your order by using the code "Friends15off"
We cannot wait for you to try our products!
The Sormé & Refineé team