10 Tips to Keep Your Skin Hydrated

When we think of hydrated skin, we imagine plump, healthy-looking skin – yes please! Here are 10 simple ways to keep your complexion hydrated so you can enjoy naturally glowing, hydrated skin every day…

  1. First & foremost – drink water!

Let start working from the inside out. Give your skin the boost it needs to kick start the hydration journey. Water is essential to maintain the optimum skin moisture and deliver essential nutrients to the skin cells. It replenishes the skin tissue and increases its elasticity.

Just keep sipping – drink water first thing, every hour on the hour, and before bed.

  1. Eat your Water too

 Leading dermatologists always recommend ‘eating your water’.

In other words, eating water-rich fruits and vegetables – as they will help keep your skin hydrated as well as deliver the beneficial nutrients. Eat water-dense fruits and veggies such as berries, watermelon, plums, peaches, cucumbers, celery, bell peppers, and lettuce.

  1. Cut down on Caffeine, Alcohol & Sugar

So, whilst we are on the topic of diet, avoiding processed sugar is one of the best things you can do for your skin. Consuming too much sugar causes the collagen and elastin in your skin to break down. Also, diuretics such as caffeine or alcohol draw the water out of your body, and that includes your skin.

We aren’t saying cut them out completely, just cut down on the naughties. We believe everything in moderation is key – as we don’t want to deprive you of your favourite treats!

  1. Showers should be Luke Warm

Yes, we know, a toasty shower feels incredible – especially when it’s freezing outside. But long, hot showers can strip your skin of moisture, leaving you feeling dry. Instead, rinse off in lukewarm water, then apply moisturiser when your skin is still damp post-shower lock in the moisture.

  1. Choose a Creamy Cleanser

 Cleansers can be drying on the skin, so a creamy cleanser like SBC’s Collagen 3-in-1 Cleanser will become your new best friend when it comes to locking moisture into your skin. Naturally mild, yet creamy, the delicious blend of Passion Flower and Kukui Seed Oils with added Cocoa and Shea Butters, help to cleanse skin leaving it soft, supple and – most importantly – balanced. Use daily and follow with a nourishing moisturiser.

  1. Upgrade your Moisturiser

Topically, you can fight dryness and the visible signs of aging with a moisturiser that contains hydrating and nourishing ingredients. Also, adding a little Hyaluronic Acid to your routine won’t hurt now. Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant which binds moisture to the skin by attracting water from the environment around you and help your skin preserve water. Think of it as a moisture magnet that will help the skin look smoother.

Collagen Ultra Rich Cream is a powerhouse moisturiser that intensely hydrates and absorbs easily and quickly into the skin. It’s also filled with high-performance ingredients including Hyaluronic acid. The powerful blend also encompasses Shea Butter, luxurious Sweet Almond Oil, vitamin-rich Kukui Seed Oil and exotic Passion Flower oil to effectively hydrate and nourish dry, dehydrated skin.

  1. Add a Gel

Our lightweight skincare gels can add and lock in moisture at the same time.

Since water is the ultimate hydrator, SBC Skincare Gels are formulated as exceptional multi-tasking products, to boost hydration from head to toe. The gels have a variety of uses which can be tailored to suit any skincare regime.

  1. Use a Hydrating Eye Cream

 The skin around your eyes is the thinnest skin on your face, which is why it can easily lose moisture, and you can end up with fine lines. Consider a light, hydrating eye cream such as the new Collagen Illuminating Eye Cream – coming very soon and make it a staple in your daily skin-care routine to keep this delicate area hydrated, smooth and bright.

  1. Think Outside of Moisturiser

If your skin is craving more hydration, it might need a little extra something. Look for a hydrating serum to be applied after cleansing and before moisturising and can be used day at night. The rich and intensive Collagen Hydra-Gel Serum is full of hydrating ingredients to give skin an extra hydrating boost to smooth and condition the skin.

  1. Spritz throughout the day

These lightweight formulas may seem too gentle to make a difference, but it’s really about maintaining hydration. A light spritz is the perfect pick-me-up and won’t mess up your makeup.

Facial mists typically contain lower levels of extracts and skin conditioning agents than most facial moisturisers, so they are safe to use several times throughout the day. Mists are convenient to use on-the-go, at your desk, while traveling and anytime your skin feels dry or tight. SBC’s soothing, and hydrating Aloe Vera Spritz will cool, refresh and restore skin’s moisture balance, bringing an instant bust of radiance and relief to your skin.

If you are a Beauty Salon and are interested in SBC please contact us as we have a full range for professional use

Happy Hydrating x

 

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SBC Loves Gingko Biloba – Squeaky Clean Skin

Nature gives us some amazing ingredients and Ginkgo Biloba is one of them. Keeping skin clear and even looking, it is brilliant for those suffering with problematic, uneven skin.

About Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba, is a very old species of tree which is from the Ginkgophyta family, and is the last type to exist as the others breeds are now extinct. Native to China, Ginkgo Biloba has been used throughout the ages and are very tall, the average height reaches between 20–35 metres with some over 50.

Having as strong resistance to diseases they have an insect-resistant wood and can form aerial roots and sprouts. These makes the Ginkgo Biloba have a long life span, some specimens have been claimed to be more than 2,500 years old.

How can Ginkgo Biloba help skin?

Natural Anti-inflammatory

Containing anti-inflammatory properties, Ginkgo Biloba helps to reduces area of swelling, reducing redness and easing the pressure caused. Skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and eczema and be calmed and soothed with this ingredient, and used regularly, can slow down the rate at which these conditions occur.

Anti-Ageing & Antioxidant Rich

Substances such as polyphenols and flavonoids which are found within Ginkgo Biloba help to reduce the damage caused by free radicals. It also helps to prevent further oxidative damage from occurring to the skin, and it is this which can speed up the ageing process. With these antioxidant compounds present, the skin will begin to look younger and healthier, with the signs of ageing reduced and fine lines and wrinkles fading.

Evening Out Hyper-Pigmentation

Helping to soften the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, Ginkgo Biloba does this by balancing out the skin’s melanin content. Areas of a higher concentration will be lowered, creating an even complexion and will be beneficial for those suffering with skin conditions such as Vitiligo.

Anti-bacterial

With natural anti-bacterial properties, Ginkgo Biloba is an excellent ingredient for combating breakouts and skin conditions such as acne. Keeping the surface of the skin free from bacteria, skin will look brighter with an even texture and will heal and grow new cells much more efficiently.

Collagen Building

Boosting collagen production, Ginkgo Biloba stimulates the fibroblasts found within the skin, which in-turn causes an increase in the production of collagen, helping skin to preserve its firmness and elasticity.

SBC’s All Skins 3-in-1 Cleanser is a highly effective triple action cleanser that leaves skin cleansed, fresh and bright. Containing botanical extracts of Ginkgo Biloba and Green Tea, this refreshing gel cleanser removes all traces of make-up and impurities, gently lifts away eye make-up and tones skin with its revitalising tonic properties. Suitable for all skin types, except sensitive.

British skincare brand SBC, has poured their expertise, passion, dedication and extensive knowledge into its collections, inspired by nature’s most potent and active forces.

Contact us if you want to find out more for you Salon for the treatment room as well as retail

Meet the Arnica Collection

We love Arnica! It is our little wonder ingredient with big benefits.

As a problem-solving skincare brand, we make it our mission to encompass active ingredients like Arnica and blend them into skincare products for you to use and benefit from day after day.

 

What is Arnica?

The sunny yellow Arnica plant is a perennial herb belonging to the sunflower family which thrives in natural mountain meadow.

One of the oldest globally renowned herbal treatments… A traditional herbal therapy with exceptional tension relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. Used to help alleviate muscle aches and tension.

Arnica also has wellbeing benefits and is often used in homeopathy to restore emotional balance and a sense of tranquillity.

SBC Arnica Collection

The Arnica Collection has been formulated with the combination of naturally derived ingredients and herbal therapy to relax and care for your mind and body, and to leave your skin feeling soft and cared for. It is invaluable for children, sports people, everyday incidents, and for people with aches and pains. A staple for the kitchen cupboard, gym bag and, of course, the bathroom!

Arnica Skincare Gel

First up is our iconic Arnica Skincare Gel – probably even the ‘hero’ SBC product.

 

For best results…

Gently massage this light-textured gel, into bumps, bruises or sore, aching muscles and joints. A subtle herbal aroma eases psychological tension while the smooth-textured gel will instantly absorb into the skin for soothing and relieving care. Applying with a light massage helps stimulate blood flow, whilst the cooling sensation refreshes overworked, tired limbs and lifts the feeling of tiredness

Don’t just take it from us, our customer research* results are below:

  • 100% confirmed that the gel helped lessen the discomfort in any muscular strain
  • 100% confirmed it reduces tension and fatigue in their body
  • 100% confirmed it also helps to soothe their fragile skin

Stimulates, soothes and warms the skin – it’s the Arnica Skincare Gel’smore intensive big brother.

The Intensive Arnica Gel has a thick, dense gel consistency which makes it an ideal massage partner.

For best results…

Massage is key to relieve muscle tension, inflammation, aches and stiffness, so by massaging in this Intensive Arnica Gel increases circulation and warms muscles to comfort and alleviate tensions.

Arnica Shower Crème

Take a surge of energy into the shower with this aromatic sensation!

 

The Arnica Shower Crème combines the natural power of comforting Arnica, with sensual essential oils to bring relief to a tired body and spirit.

Rosemary, Thyme and Lavender Essential Oils, combine with invigorating Frankincense extract, Orange peel, Mint Leaf and Patchouli Oils…

Releasing aromatic vapours in the steam of the shower, inhale deeply and reap the wellbeing benefits.

This deep cleansing shower crème is ideal for use when muscles and joints feel fatigued, and to get Arnica to areas which may be harder to reach. It is especially beneficial after strenuous activity, such as sports, exercise or gardening.

Arnica Muscle Soak

After exertion, exercise, outdoor work and strenuous activity, or to soak away everyday stresses and tension add the Arnica Muscle Soak to a bath to restore a sense of vitality.

Then lean back and envelop your whole body in comforting Arnica to soothe and relax you after a long, tiring day.

Magical Combination…

Arnica combined with warm water truly is a powerful combination – relaxing in warm water infused with this muscle soak will bring soothing relief to a tired body. So, let recovery soak into you as the steam rises, inhale deeply and let the Arnica aroma help calm the senses and relax the mind, and feel all tensions melt away.

 Arnica Body Butter

The Arnica Body Butter adds the skincare element to this comforting and alleviating collection.

We have combined the soothing effects of Arnica, with nourishing shea butter, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E, to provide the ultimate care for your skin and body. This creamy body butter creates a protective barrier on your skin to prevent water loss, and enhancing hydration, to deeply moisturise and soothe skin.

Orange, Lavender & Thyme…

Even your mind will benefit thanks to the subtle, yet aromatic blend of orange peel, lavender, thyme, rosemary, patchouli and mint essential oils.

NEW & IMPROVED – Arnica & Wintergreen Targeted Thermal Rub

Infused with Arnica, Wintergeen, Black Pepper and Cinnamon Bark spices, this intense body cream doesn’t only smell deeply aromatic, but also provides warming relief with invigorating benefits for those suffering with muscular discomfort.

For Best results…

Apply sparingly to localised, targeted areas such as back, shoulders, neck and calves. Allow the warming sensation on the skin to develop. The increase in temperature is to be expected, you may also notice high colour on the skin – this is the cream working its magic. It is the blood supply increasing, encouraging micro-circulation to relax muscle tension. To leave your body feeling soothed and comfortable.

Have you tried the Arnica collection? Contact us to find Salons in Cyprus that stock SBC Professional Skincare

New Year New Body Goals

New Year New Body Goals

New Year New Body Goals

  • Body Sculpt Intensive Body Gel (250ml)
  • Body Sculpt Body Cream (100ml)
  • Camphor & Menthol Massage Gel (250ml)
  • Collagen Hand & Body Lotion FREE (100ml)

Is ‘tone up a little’ on the resolution list this year? Let us give you a help in hand – the Body Sculpt Collection is your ideal companion and this New Year Body Care Kit includes the Intensive Body Gel and the Body Cream from this high-performance collection. These products are formulated to target problem areas for a smoother, firmer appearance. Use them both on targeted areas of concern, simply use the Body Gel in the morning, and the Body Cream in the evening for optimum sculpting results.

If you do over do it in the gym, there’s nothing like massage with this energising Camphor & Menthol Massage Gel to help ease tired muscles and joints.

Finally, don’t forget to pamper! Skin can feel slightly parched at this time of the year, so we have included our luscious Collagen Hand & Body Lotion FREE  enriched with a unique source of hydrating Collagen to leave skin soft and visibly uplifted.

Contact us to find participating Salons in Cyprus

 

Collagen our Skins Best Friend

Using Collagen in your skincare routine will nourish your skin and help bring a youthful glow to your skin. There are many different types of Collagen used in skincare and from different sources. Here at SBC, we use Soluble Marine Collagen.

We also choose Marine Collagen as it has some wonderful benefits for the skin. So, let’s find out more…

Let’s get technical…

Collagen is the main structural protein found in connective tissues in our bodies, comprising about 30% of the body’s total protein content.  Naturally produced by the body, Collagen helps the skin maintain its elasticity, keeping it looking youthful. We are born with an abundant supply of collagen, as a baby our skin is plump, firm and smooth. Unfortunately, our body stops producing collagen as early as our mid to late 20s.

 These degrading collagen levels lead to loss of support within the skin, leading to wrinkles, thinning and sagging skin.

 

 

How can Collagen help my skin?

Hydration!

Collagen is ideal for dehydrated, dry and mature skin types. Using Collagen on your skin will help increase moisture levels by providing a physical barrier to epidermal water loss. Because of its unique ability to bind water, topical collagen can naturally condition the skin and help maintain moisture levels.

Hydrated skin also plumps out the appearance of fine lines for a more youthful looking complexion. Daily expressions will leave their mark on the skin fine lines over time, this added to the inevitable fact of ageing, exposure to the sun and free radical damage; skin does need a helping held. Hydrated skin looks plump, bright and smooth.

Ultimately hydrated skin is happy skin!

SBC Collagen Skincare and Body care CollectionCollagen Collection

SBC’s Collagen Collection is our ‘hero’ Collection. Formulated with plenty of other nourishing ingredients including Passion Flower Seed Oil, Kukui Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid. Did we also mention it smells divine a zesty citrus infusion. The fragrance opens with vibrant crushed grapefruit, tart apple and zippy orange. Rounded with a sweet and succulent bite of raspberries, cassis and stunning gardenia florals, and finishes with a veil of soft vanilla to close this beautiful aroma.

The ultimate collagen skincare regime

  1. Cleanse – Collagen 3-in-1 Cleanser – gently massage this hydrating cleanser onto the face, then remove with the ingenious SBC Skin Shammy
  2. Eye Cream Collagen Illuminating Eye Cream – tap a rice grain amount around the eye contour – coming soon to a salon near you !!!!
  3. Treat – Collagen Hydra-Gel Serum – apply 1-2 pumps onto your skin with gentle tapping movements
  4. Moisturise – Collagen Ultra Rich Cream – as a moisturiser smooth over entire face, neck and décolletage, as an intensive night cream or a mask – apply a generous amount to face and allow to sink in overnight or dab off any remaining excess after 10-15 minutes.

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5. Collagen Day & Night Cream – smooth over face, neck and décolleté morning and night. 


Don’t forget to include Collagen in your body care regime too…

  1. Cleanse – Collagen Bath & Shower Crème – Apply to damp sponge and wash gently as it lathers or add desired amount to a running bath and soak.
  2. Moisturise – Collagen Body Butter – Apply daily to the entire body after bathing or showering. Massage until absorbed.


Boost your whole routine with Collagen Skincare Gel

With a healthy measure of Soluble Marine Collagen, this signature formula can help soften, hydrate, and smooth skin whist helping diffuse signs of ageing for a rejuvenated, youthful appearance. This lightweight hydrator may be used on its own or to enhance and customise your existing skin care regimes. Simply, smooth over the face and body as a moisturiser. Apply morning and evening on its own or under SBC Collagen Moisturiser for that hydration boost. 

So, what do you need to do now….

Give your skin the hydration it deserves with the Collagen Collection!

Contact us to find Salons in Cyprus that Stock SBC Professional Skincare

 

New Year Face Kit From SBC

NEW YEAR FACE KIT FROM SBC

NEW YAER FACE KIT

  • All Skins 3-in-1 Cleanser (250ml)
  • All Skins Face Polish (100ml)
  • Vitamin C Skincare Gel FREE (100ml)
  • Cotton Day & Night Cream (100ml)
  • Skin Shammy

This full skincare routine will keep your skin it in tip-top condition as we wade through these cold winter months.

Firstly, the triple action All Skins 3-in-Cleanser contains botanical extracts of Ginkgo Biloba & Green Tea to remove make-up, deeply cleanse and tone the skin. Use daily with the Skin Shammy, to help remove all traces of cleanser and make-up and provide gentle daily exfoliation.

Use the All Skins Face Polish 2-3 times a week to lift impurities and ease away build up, to reveal bright, smooth, healthy-looking skin

Revitalise and energise your skin with the Vitamin C Skincare Gel which provides a brightening, vitamin rich burst to the skin. Use after cleansing and before your moisturiser.

Finally, lock in moisture with the Cotton Day & Night Cream, formulated to sooth, calm and restore delicate, dry, or sensitive skin.

To find out more about this amazing set contact us to find participating salons in Cyprus and start your New Year fresh faced