Discover SBC’s Advanced Skincare Trio – A Skin Boosting Wave of Hydration

We know that hydration is the foundation for healthy-looking, youthful skin, which is why we have been working hard to develop the New Green Caviar Perfecting Collection – including an Eye Gel, Serum and Moisturiser. This collection is enriched with intensely hydrating ingredients which help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, for a plump, smooth, youthful-looking complexion with a dewy glow.

This collection is specifically formulated to target signs of ageing and has been dermatologically tested for use on all skin types. Ideal for normal/combination or oily skin types, as the lightweight textures do not sit on the skin, or block pores which can often occur with rich, anti-ageing formulations.

This Green Caviar Trio is nature’s answer to your anti-ageing concerns. Vegan-friendly and specially formulated to help achieve and maintain a hydrated, smooth and youthful-looking complexion. It is worth also noting that the packaging is 100% recyclable, what’s not to love?!

Our Unique Ingredients

Green Caviar

Deemed as the new superfood of the ocean, and often referred to as ‘sea grapes’, Green Caviar packs a powerful punch of amino acids which directly impacts collagen production within the skin. This helps increase firmness and minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making this the new ‘go to’ ingredient for anti-ageing benefits.

Each ‘sea grape’ is full of other precious elements which promise to serve the skin in the following ways…

 

  • Vitamins A, B2, C and E help strengthen skin’s barrier against environmental stresses to revive lack-lustre skin, for radiant, healthy-looking skin.
  • Minerals including Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium, and Iron.
  • Polysaccharides, which are key to hydrating, softening and improving the suppleness of skin
  • Hygroscopic properties which retain water to help prevent dehydration.

Rodacea

Rodacea is a microalgae indigenous to the Isle of Sylt, in Germany. A fairly unknown, but powerful ingredient, with both anti-oxidant and immediate hydrating benefits. In fact, it is known as the ‘Hyaluronic Acid of the Sea’ as it holds 1000x its weight in water. Rodacea also protects the skin from external influences by strengthening the skin’s natural barrier.

Early Boost®

A science-led ingredient made from Red Algae, which mimics the effects of Taurine – an amino acid usually found in mammals. Early Boost® provides instant moisturisation to rehydrate skin for visible results, as well as providing antioxidant benefits which protect the skin from free radicals.

Hyaluronic Acid

This moisture-binding ingredient helps to keep the skin plump and hydrated, and it’s actually something our bodies naturally produce. Hyaluronic Acid helps the skin retain over 1,000 times its weight in water within the cells of the skin, along with the ability to attract and balance moisture levels to effectively and visibly plump and hydrate the skin’s surface.

SBC have searched for and sourced these unique, key ingredients for the Green Caviar Perfecting Collection providing you with luxurious advanced skincare to use every day for visible results

Your Perfecting Routine…

Step 1: Green Caviar Perfecting Eye Gel

Thoroughly cleanse your skin, pat dry, and begin with the Eye Gel. Apply a small amount equal to the size of a grain of rice. Split amount between two fingers and tap gently around the orbit of the eye contour.

Enriched with a unique blend of Green Caviar, Hyaluronic Acid and Early Boost® , this cooling formula awakens tired eyes and reduces the appearance of puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles.

Aloe Vera soothes and protects whilst Lactic Acid boosts cell renewal and gently stimulates to brighten the skin. The Eye Gel is fragrance-free, dermatologically tested, and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Step 2: Green Caviar Perfecting Serum

Apply a thin layer of the Serum over the entire face and neck area. You can then take it over the décolleté, then press into skin until absorbed.

This rich and intensive serum is enriched with Green Caviar, Hyaluronic Acid and Early Boost® to help prevent and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness, whilst plumping the skin with hydration.

Green Tea infuses skin with antioxidants to help filter out free radicals, whilst intensely nourishing the skin with Vitamin E & Glycerin. Considerably reducing water evaporation for a plump, smooth and healthy-looking complexion.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Green Caviar Perfecting Moisturiser

Lock in moisture by applying a 10p amount over entire face, neck and décolleté, massage into the skin using upward movements to work against gravity. When using in the morning, allow time to absorb before applying SPF.

With its lightweight texture, the Perfecting Moisturiser delivers intense hydration into the skin which absorbs instantly.

Hydrating Rodacea Extract works with Green Caviar & Green Tea to infuse the skin with antioxidant benefits whilst filtering out free radicals. Glycerin, Vitamin E and Shea Butter locks in moisture to help protect the skin’s natural barrier, to intensely hydrate, soften and smooth the skin, for a fresh dewy complexion

  • 100% observed a reduction in wrinkle depth*
  • 100% observed a positive effect on skin hydration*
  • 97% observed a positive effect on skin smoothness*

*In a clinical study of 30 women

 

 

Meet SBC’s NEW Trio of Face Masks

SBC have delved into the fabulous world of face masks and formulated three to cater for a multitude of skin needs or the ideal multi-masking kit.

First up, is the Collagen Radiance Mask…

Not like your usual clay mask! This Collagen Radiance Mask features ingredients to moisturise, tighten pores, and tone the skin.

This luxuriously creamy-clay mask is rich in hydrating Marine Collagen to infuse the skin with hydration to help plump out areas of ageing and maintain a youthful appearance. This glow-giving formula also encompasses vitamin-rich Kukui Seed Oil and exotic Passion Flower Oil to nourish your skin.

Enriched with Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Kaolin to nourish and purify the skin, leaving skin feeling toned, supple and pores will be minimised.

This creamy mask will deeply cleanse, smooth and hydrate the skin with every use, skin will emerge hydrated, plump and radiant, feeling silky smooth.

Recommended for mature, dehydrated and sensitive skin types.

Next, is the Witch Hazel & Zinc Purifying Mask…

Experience a cooling sensation that instantly invigorates the skin, leaving it feeling clean and fresh. The light, mousse-like texture helps to clear impurities whilst absorbing excess sebum without over-drying, leaving skin smooth and decongested.

This calming and balancing mask is infused with Witch Hazel to help soothe breakouts and balance the skin, whilst Zinc supports the strength of the skins surface and reduce the frequency of breakouts. Kaolin Clay will control excess oil in the skin, and help remove impurities from the pores, whilst the combination of Tea Tree and Lemon Peel Oil clears impurities and helps to reduce the spreading of blemishes. It is also formulated with Salicylic Acid, a BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid), which helps remove dead skin and minimise congestion.

Your skin will feel clean and mattified after each use as skin becomes less oily and pores less obvious. For a beautifully clear, smooth and refined complexion.

Recommended for oily, problematic skin prone to breakouts.

Finally, the Cucumber Hydrating Gel Mask…

This hydrating and soothing gel mask is infused with Purified Water, refreshing Cucumber extract, moisture-boosting Vitamin A and refining Vitamin E, to promote a brighter, more youthful appearance.

The cooling formula reduces puffiness and helps to retain moisture for a smoother complexion that feels plump and looks dewy. This vitamin rich mask also helps to combat the effects of environmental stresses on the skin, for a bright, healthy-looking glow.

The light-weight gel mask is suitable for all skin types and is the ideal answer for stressed skin by alleviating inflammation and discomfort instantly, leaving skin comfortable and instantly refreshed.

Masks are the perfect addition to your skincare regime to give your skin a power surge of key ingredients that have the ability to penetrate deeper into you pores.

Sit back, relax and pamper yourself after a busy day in the evening, simply apply and leave it to get to work. Use a mask once or twice a week for the best results.

  • For the Witch Hazel & Zinc, and Collagen Masks – Leave to dry for 5-10 minutes. Remove with a cloth and warm water.
  • For the Cucumber Gel Mask – leave to absorb for 10 minutes, massage in any excess.

Contact us to find out how to order today …

SBC’s NEW Skin Defence Duo with HerbaShield®

Modern life can be tough on our skin.

SBC’s NEW Skin Defence collection is formulated with a combination of effective anti-oxidant ingredients to help fight the negative effects of environmental aggressors we inevitably face every day to help you maintain a fresh, youthful and healthy-looking complexion.

Did you know that every day your skin is damaged by environmental aggressors, from pollution to blue light from electronic devices? This damage can cause visible signs of ageing, uneven skin tone, dullness, dehydration, blocked pores and a weakened skin barrier.

SBC handpicked the key ingredient HerbaShield® which gives power to our new Skin Defence Collection!

These vegan-friendly formulas are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin and ideal for those who want to protect their skin from environmental stresses or live in an urban environment. The Skin Defence Collection is a must for outdoor lovers who are exposed to the elements – just don’t forget your SPF too.

Skin Defence White Tea & Nettle Skincare Gel 

This beautifully refreshing, and lightweight moisturising skincare gel delivers hydration repair with free-radical defence.

The unique gel formula is super-charged with antioxidants from White Tea and HerbaShield® to strengthen skin’s moisture barrier whilst filtering out free radicals and environmental stressors. These antioxidants neutralise toxins while optimising the skin’s natural repair and defence system.

White Tea contains its own powerful antioxidants which work with HerbaShield® to fight free radical damage, providing you with the ultimate blend to be your skin’s first line of defence.

Added Hyaluronic Acid acts as a natural moisture magnet, which works with Glycerin to help lock in moisture for soft, smooth, plump skin.  The rehydrating formula leaves skin feeling refreshed, strong and healthy-looking with a fresh glow, whilst reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

SBC’ signature gel texture feels fresh and penetrates the skin quickly. The oil-free formula is non-sticky and leaves no residue.

Usage:

Apply liberally to the face and body, can be applied underneath moisturiser on drier skins.

SBC gel formulas are versatile and allow application in any desired thickness. They are moisturisers, primers and masks, all in one!

Have you met our Micellar Gel Cleansers?

You may have spotted our Micellar Cleansers popping up here and there, but we wanted to officially introduce you to them.

Our all-in-one Micellar Gel Cleansers not only cleanse the skin but also soothe, tone, hydrate and remove make-up, even on eyes and lips – no rinsing required. Leaves skin instantly refreshed, comfortable and residue-free in one quick step.  

The Collagen Micellar Cleanser is packed with conditioning plant extracts including Calendula, Chamomile and Passionflower to protect and sooth the skin. Anti-ageing Collagen supports the skin and helps promote a firmer appearance, whilst Glycerin and Kukui Nut Oil lock in moisture, for a plump, youthful looking complexion.

The vegan-friendly Cucumber Micellar Cleanser is infused with refreshing Cucumber to cool, balance and condition the skin, whilst Glycerin locks in moisture. This lightweight formula glides over your skin attracting make-up and dirt and delivers instant soothing hydration, leaving it feeling smooth without any tight or drying sensations sometimes experienced after cleansing.

Both Micellar Gel Cleansers are suitable for all skin types, true multi-taskers, these light, soothing and hydrating water-gel formulations are perfect for mature and even sensitive skin.

For best results…

Apply to cotton pad and gently wipe over face and eyes, hold pads over eyes to dissolve heavy make-up, then gently remove. Repeat if necessary. No rinse required after use.

Contact us today in Cyprus to find out participating salons to order you Micellar Cleansers today

Beauty From the Inside Out

When it comes to healthy-looking, glowing skin, it is not all about what moisturiser you are using. The fundamentals of good skincare truly begins with what you put into your body.

Below are a few staples we would recommend you incorporating into your diet to nourish your skin from the inside out.

These foods (and drinks) are enriched with properties that will work wonders for your skin. Eat the correct balance of foods and you’ll feed your skin the vital nutrients it needs to help it stay soft, supple and glowing.

Fatty Fish

Fatty, oily fish is packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, especially fish such as salmon, trout or mackerel. These fatty acids are crucial fats that our bodies need to keep skin hydrated and helps reduce inflammation. Fish is also rich in zinc, which contributes to regulating inflammation and encourages the production of healthy new skin cells. Finally, fatty fish also contains Vitamin E which is an important anti-oxidant to keep skin protected from free radical damage, which can result in a dull, ageing complexion.

These essential fatty acids cannot be made by the body and must be obtained through diet, don’t over-do the fish though, we recommend you eat fatty fish twice a week.

Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds are probably the best skin foods around. They contain protein, essential minerals and Vitamins, as well as Omega-3 fatty acids. They are ideal for keeping skin clear, smooth and youthful.

Some examples include Macadamia nuts which may boost Collagen production and fight off free radicals that can contribute to fine lines. Walnuts are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and help reduce redness and inflammation. Another one is Almonds, they are packed full of selenium, manganese and Vitamin E, which work together to neutralise excess free radicals and helps protect cells from damage.

Feeling peckish – we certainly recommend reaching for a handful of nuts and seeds instead of that cheeky packet of crisps.

Dark Chocolate

Chocolate isn’t off the table though, dark chocolate lovers – this may excite you.

Chocolate derives from cacao beans which are rich in anti-oxidants called flavanols, which help plump and hydrate skin, protect it from free radical damage, and boost circulation for a healthy glow.

Make sure to choose dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa in order to maximize the benefits and keep added sugar to a minimum.

This doesn’t necessarily mean eating as much dark chocolate as you can, enjoy a few squares to curb your sweet tooth in the evenings. Who needs another excuse to pass the chocolate?

Eat a rainbow

This may come as no surprise, but fruit and vegetables really do contain essential minerals, phytonutrients, and anti-oxidants to ward off free radicals and fight other signs of ageing.

Aim for the classic 5 portions a day to help you achieve beautiful, hydrated, dewy skin. Remember, even frozen vegetables and fruits are found to be great for you — so go ahead and throw some extra veggies in your soups and frozen berries in your morning smoothies, just to make life that little bit easier.

Green tea

Green Tea contains powerful anti-oxidants such as polyphenols and catechins, that are fantastic at defending the skin against free radical damage, boosting circulation and in result helps to improve skin elasticity and moisture levels, for plump, healthy-looking skin.

Swap your coffee or builders to a skin-boosting Green Tea – Green Tea still contains caffeine, so stick to around 2-3 cups a day, or opt for a caffeine free Green Tea.

H2O

The key to beautiful glowing skin is hydration. Even mild dehydration can make your skin look dry, tired and slightly grey.

Drinking water is essential to maintain the optimum skin moisture and deliver essential nutrients to the skin cells, whilst flushing out toxins. It replenishes the skin tissue and increases elasticity, and thus helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Aim for six to eight glasses of water a day. If you work in an office, keep a large bottle of water on your desk to remind you to drink.

Many skincare experts explain that it is just as important to eat your water too. Some fruit and vegetables, such as watermelon, courgette and cucumber are mostly made up of water and will contribute to your water intake – the added benefit is that the minerals they contain will increase the rate you hydrate your body and skin.

The Bottom Line

What you eat can have a big impact on your skin health. Make sure you’re getting enough essential nutrients to protect and preserve your skin.

The foods above are just some of the best options to help keep your skin healthy, strong and glowing. Do let us know if you find any other food or drinks which have had a positive impact on your skin health…

 

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

 

Problematic Skin

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It is very complex, the extracts comes from the beehive and the resin its self is absolutely tiny so its created by the bees by collecting the amino acids, the extracts from trees and plants they mix it with their own enzymes take it back to the hive and fill the gaps around the hive to keep hive clean and antibacterial and free from infection. To learn more follow this link https://xtessentials.com/2016/10/11/propolis-skincare-gel/