PHYT’s Cleansers & Toners

PHYT’s Cleansers & Toners

Time to introduce the PHYT’s skincare range! As you learn more and after you experience a PHYT’s facial, you’ll be as excited as I am about this all natural, organic, plant based range!

(as pictured, starting left and working right) cleansers-and-toners-nautilus-dublinLAIT NETTOYANT: Gentle Cleansing Milk – Dry, Sensitive, Mature Skins

Recommended for dry skin, it gently and efficiently removes make-up and impurities without water. Skin is clean, supple and more comfortable. Massage over face, neck and eyelids and gently remove with damp cotton discs. Contains Organic Sunflower, Hazelnut, Lemon, Verbena.

LAIT HYDRO-NETTOYANT: Water-soluble Cleansing Milk – All skins

A cool, light cream cleanser to remove impurities and emulsify makeup. The skin is fresh, soft and hydrated with no residue, only a smooth skin. Take a small amount, massage all over face, neck and lips and use the residue on your fingers to cleanse the eyes and lashes. Remove with a damp cotton disc. Contains Organic Sunflower, Palm, Chamomile, Ginseng, Soft Orange.

EAU MICELLAIRE HYDRATANTE: Hydrating Micellar Water

All skin types. Removes makeup and pollutants from the skin effectively while balancing the skins pH. Hyaluronic Acid softens the skin, attracts moisture and plumps skin out. An all in one treatment at the end of the day or for a morning cleanse. Skin is soft and smooth. 4/5 sprays on a damp cotton disc to cleanse. 2/3 pumps applied to skin neat to soften.

HYDROLÉ ORANGER: Bitter Orange Leaf Toner – Normal, Dry, Sensitive Skins

Complete the cleansing process with this calming, soothing and refreshing facial toner (Perfect after Lait Nettoyant). Recommended for normal to dry and sensitive skin. Alcohol and glycerin free. Hydrates and re-balances the skins pH. Contains Organic Bitter Orange, Horsetail, Mallow, Verbena, Alfalfa.

HYDROLÉ EUCALYPTUS: Eucalyptus Leaf Toner – Oily, Dull Skins

Purifying, revitalizing, and balancing, this facial toner is recommended for combination to oily skin, or dull skin needing a boost of vitality. It tightens, refines pores and helps to reduce inflammation from seborrhea. Used after cleansing, it hydrates and re-balances the pH. Alcohol and glycerin free. Contains Organic Eucalyptus, Sage, Niaouli, Yarrow.

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January Sale – Neal’s Yard Remedies

January Sale – Neal’s Yard Remedies

Limited time only, while stocks last!

Neal’s Yard Remedies Rose & Geranium Body Polish (150g): Smoothes and nurtures for beautifully soft skin. Gently rose-and-geranium-polishexfoliating argan shell and rice powders are combined with skin enriching shea nut butter, moisturising soya and coconut oils, and an aromatherapy blend of precious rose otto, geranium and ylang ylang to soften, nurture and smooth the skin. Usually €24.50, now €13 

Neal’s Yard Remedies Pumice Foot Scrub (75g): Smoothes areas of dry or pumice-scrubhardened skin. Exfoliating peach seed and pumice combined with softening mallow and cleansing ginger mint to freshen and smooth. Usually €21, now €10

Neal’s Yard Remedies White Tea Toning Eye Gel (10ml): Coolingwhite-tea-eye-gel, soothing and refreshing, this is toning and firming for the delicate skin around the eye, while visibly reducing puffiness and minimising the appearance of dark circles. With antioxidant, anti-ageing white tea; suitable for both men and women’s skin. Usually €33.60, now €22

Neal’s Yard Remedies Rose Facial Wash (100ml): Refreshes and cleanses rose-facial-washnormal or sensitive skin. Gently foaming with anti-oxidant aloe vera combined with precious rose otto and soothing pink rose petals. Usually €22.40, now €18

Neal’s Yard Remedies Calendula Cream (30ml): Used as a soothing and healing ointment for irritated or inflamed skin, rashes and eczema. Promotes the healing of cuts and wounds. Usually €9.80, now €7 calendula-cream

The Beauty of Skincare and Makeup

The Beauty of Skincare and Makeup

This time of the year is HARSH on our skin. Cold windy days, indoor heating, warm days (?!), dehydration, extra makeup, too tired to remove the makeup, late nights, stress, hormones, nutrition or lack thereof. . it takes a toll on our bodies. The first place this shows is on our lovely faces.

There are simple solutions to hide what’s happening, but you have to treat the cause not only the effect. As you can see, I’m tired & dehydrated.

The Jane Iredale mineral makeup range is a natural, gentle way to camouflage this. Yay! Jane Iredale offers a number of foundations, including their hyaluronic acid rich liquid minerals to help restore the look of radiance by plumping and hydrating the skin, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and evening out skin tone.

before-and-after
To really help rejuvenate the skin, facials are an integral part of an effective skincare routine. Products you use at home help to support the deeper work of a facial and give you longer lasting benefits.

The picture on the left is from yesterday, the one on the right is from today after a facial. The texture of my skin is much softer and smoother, the colouring is even and the redness reduced. Plus, I feel much more relaxed.

before-after-facial
While makeup and facials help to keep us looking our best during this time of the year, don’t forget we still have to eat well, drink plenty of water and get our sleep! It’s tough to find the balance so do the best you can. Be kind to yourself.

If you’d like to come in for a Jane Iredale consultation and foundation colour match or book your own facial, please get in touch! You’ll feel much better – I know I did!

Jenny

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid

In the world of skincare and beauty, we hear so much about hyaluronic acid. What is it? Do we need it? What’s it in? Is it all just marketing hype?

As Natural Health Magazine describes, hyaluronic acid is “your body’s own hydrating molecule, often referred to as nature’s moisturiser and it can absorb up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Great! The bad news? Like collagen, our natural levels deplete as we age.” water

One of the easiest ways to temporarily boost our levels is with good quality skincare and makeup products. For example, the Jane Iredale liquid mineral foundation contains this ingredient which will help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Jane Iredale Nautilus Dublin Spring 2016

The Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Firming Mask also contains this wonder ingredient. This is a firming, soothing mask that helps to rejuvenate the skin. I LOVE using it in our Nautilus Dublin facials!

Do you look for products containing hyaluronic acid?  Have you seen positive results? I’ve been using the Jane Iredale liquid mineral foundation since January. I find that the texture of my skin is smoother, the fine laughter lines around my eyes (sun damage!) don’t seem as noticeable, and overall I’m very happy with the results!

Jenny
http://www.NautilusDublin.com

Jane Iredale makeup comes to Nautilus Dublin

Jane Iredale makeup comes to Nautilus Dublin

Nautilus Dublin is thrilled to announce that we are now a stockist for Jane Iredale makeup! This is a gorgeous, natural, mineral based makeup range. It’s safe for even the most sensitive skin, is non-irritating and does not block pores.

The Jane Iredale mineral foundations, which come in both powder and liquid forms, perform four fabulous functions in one product. They act as a foundation, concealer, sunscreen and actively care for the skin.

Jane Iredale makeup is “the skin care makeup”. We have a great selection of foundations, as well as products for eyes, lips, and cheeks!

We’ll be hosting a fun and informative launch event later in February. If you’d like to see the range in the meantime or learn more, please do get in touch on 01 534 0003 or NautilusDublin@gmail.com.

Thanks!
Jenny
http://www.NautilusDublin.com

jane iredale at nautilus

Why Scrub?

Why Scrub?

I love the approach Neal’s Yard Remedies takes when it comes to exfoliators – they call them a polish. Doesn’t that sound so much nicer & more gentle for the skin than a “scrub” or “exfoliator”?

No matter what you call it, this is a great bonus step to your skincare routine. Whether you exfoliate weekly or monthly, removing the surface layer of dead skin cells has great benefits. It can help your make-up look more even because it is being applied to a smoother base, your skin is better able to absorb your other products, and it can help brighten and refresh your complexion.

One of my favourite products is the Neal’s Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Facial Polish. It contains milk thistle, which is antioxidant rich, as well as hydrating aloe vera. The polishing action comes from the wild rose seed powder that you can see in the below pictures. As with all Neal’s Yard Remedies products – a little will go a long way. This is a gentle but very effective scrub that will leave your skin feeling like new!

(please excuse my bright red hands – one of the joys of Reynaud’s!)

 

Nighttime Cleansing Routine – Step 3

Nighttime Cleansing Routine – Step 3

I’m going to pop in step 2A first. After cleansing, we should really tone. A skin toner helps to remove any remaining traces of make-up or cleanser and also helps to balance and refresh the skin. I must admit, I’m guilty of being a part-time toner. When I do include this quick and easy step, I love using the Neal’s Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Toner. This is a beautifully scented, rehydrating toner that will leave your skin feeling its best!

The final step, #3, is moisturising. Most of the year I use the Neal’s Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Daily Moisture. This is a lightweight lotion that is quickly absorbed into the skin. It also has a gentle rose smell, not that cloying artificial rose fragrance so many people think of when they hear rose. As an essential oil, rose is a very grounding oil, and it’s amazing for the skin – helping to reduce redness and the appearance of broken capillaries, while being very soothing and is a great option for those with sensitive skin.

In the colder months when the heating is on and moisture is being pulled from the air, I will reach for another Neal’s Yard Remedies product, their Frankincense Hydrating Cream. A cream base gives this product a richer, more moisture rich consistency and is fantastic for rehydrating skin. Frankincense essential oil is another incredible skin oil and can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

In addition to products, nutrition plays an important role in improving and maintaining skin health and good condition. Water, water, water is your friend! We should strive to drink one to three litres of water a day! This makes a big, positive difference.

If you’d like to pop in for a skin consultation or book a facial, please do get in touch!

Jenny

Nighttime Cleansing Routine – Step 2

Years (and years) ago, my grandmother told me that I should always wash my face with my hands, not with a cloth. She said that it’s much gentler to the skin and will help your skin look its best. She’s a wise woman and has THE most amazing skin, so that was the day I stopped using a cotton washcloth.

I use the Neal’s Yard Remedies Rose Facial Wash. As an essential oil, rose is fantastic for the skin. It’s suitable for all skin types but is particularly beneficial for those with dry, sensitive or mature skin. It’s nourishing and with a gentle astringent effect, rose essential oil helps to bring down redness and is good for treating broken capillaries.

Because Neal’s Yard Remedies products don’t contain nasty chemicals, there isn’t a lot of foaming with this cleanser. I splash warm (not hot) water on my face, apply one to two pumps of cleanser into my hands, and then massage the cleanser all over my face. Facial massage is not only relaxing, but it’s a nice way to boost circulation to the skin and also assist with lymphatic drainage, which can help reduce any puffiness. Always sweep towards the hairline, ears, jaw to encourage the flow outwards.

Rinse well, lightly pat try, and toning is next!

This picture was taken last month of my grandmother, who’s 91st birthday is tomorrow!

Grace

Nighttime Cleansing Routine – Step 1

Nighttime Cleansing Routine – Step 1

There’s something very calming about cleansing my face in the evening. There’s a ritual and a reason to it. You can envision letting go of the day and bringing a sense of closure to it. Although, maybe that’s how tired I am, and I just go into a trance!

Even if you view it as more of chore than anything, taking off your make-up and the remains of the day (think pollution, dust, dirt, sweat, city grime) is so important to help keep your skin looking its very best.

My routine is fairly basic: remove eye make-up, cleanse, tone (admittedly only sometimes) and moisturise. I always use products from the Neal’s Yard Remedies range and tend to change them seasonally depending on my skin’s needs. Their natural, organic ingredients are not only effective but I also like knowing I’m not exposing my skin to unnecessary harsh chemicals or ingredients.

With the Neal’s Yard Remedies eye make-up remover, I simply put a small amount on a cotton disc and swipe over my eyes. This is a very gentle product that even removes waterproof mascara. There’s no burning or stinging if you get any extra product in your eyes. It contains nourishing rose, hydrating aloe vera, and antioxidant rich white tea, all of which help to condition the lashes and moisturise the thinner skin around the eye. As with all of the products from Neal’s Yard Remedies, a little bit goes a long way and the 100ml bottle of eye make-up remover will last you ages. I usually get around six months out of a bottle!

Do you use a separate eye make-up remover product? Stay tuned for step 2 of my routine and another one of my favourite products!

Jenny