Britain is certainly in the spotlight this year – of course we have the London Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – but we’re also at the forefront of the fashion and music scenes: Adele at the Grammy’s, The Duchess of Cambridge championing British designers and the continued liking for all things afternoon tea and English garden party.
And it really gives me pleasure to see this trend reflected in the beauty industry too, with home-grown talent (both new and old) finding its way to many of our bathroom cabinets. One such brand that recently caught my eye is PUREbliss Skincare, created in London and the Cotswolds.
PUREbliss was founded by Sallyanne Bliss, not only the owner of a perfectly pretty name, but also a professional facialist and cosmetic designer. The brand focuses on hand blended botanical creations that will enhance the health and condition of your skin for the long-term.
There’s something almost clinical about this range, and I mean that in the most complimentary of senses: the packaging is all clean lines and minimalism and the products have a solid sense of honesty about them.
I’ve been busy trialling three of the treatment products, the Facial Polish, Clay Mask and Treble Rose Face Mask, in addition to the Radiance Super Serum and Nourishing Face Oil.
Facial Polish – £5.50 for 15ml or £15.00 for 50ml:
A polishing paste of shea butter, bamboo, grapefruit and lavender, this is a deep cleansing exfoliator that buffs skin to perfection. The particles are micro fine, which I prefer, however I can imagine that the more sensitive complexion might favour a larger, rounder bead. If you’re unsure, it might be best to test the waters with a smaller pot for just £5.50.
Clay Mask – £5.50 for 15ml or £14.00 for 50ml:
Having combination skin with a tendency towards dehydration, I’ve opted to use the clay mask as a targeted treatment, applying it only on problem areas and blemishes. The fragrance hints at the pharmaceutical, rather apt for its purifying purpose. My skin reaped the benefit of the mix of cocoa, white and pink clays, with blemishes healing pleasingly fast.
Treble Rose Face Mask -£7.00 for 15ml or £17.00 for 50ml:
This mask is an obvious choice for anyone looking for an injection of soothing moisture. The Rose Otto, Rosewood and Rosehip combine to calm and hydrate the skin. It’s a great option for plumping and refreshing before an evening out.
Radiance Super Serum – £29.00 for 15ml or £45.00 for 50ml:
This serum is indeed quite super, working to tighten and strengthen the skin’s cellular matrix for a more youthful complexion. While the texture looks thicker than some, it is still a serum and so should be lightly pressed into the skin under your choice of day or night cream. It’s probably too soon to tell if my matrix is any stronger, but I’ve definitely noticed a more even and radiant finish.
Nourishing Face Oil – £15 for 15ml or £36.00 for 50ml:
Regular Buff Beauties will know that I love a good oil, and this is another that I can confidently recommend! With Rose Otto, Frankincense and Rosewood this is an opulent drink of goodness for your face, perfect for anyone looking to nourish a dehydrated, or heaven forbid neglected, complexion!
It may in part be down to the selection of items that I’ve experienced, but I see PUREbliss as an ideal range for those seeking solutions. Whether that’s brightening, conditioning or purifying, there’s just the remedy. And, of course, the collection also offers cleansers and creams, allowing you to build an entire regime.
I say do your bit for the Brits and get trying PUREbliss for yourself!