Friday, 30 December 2011

10% Off Natural Skincare - Ends Tomorrow!


To celebrate Christmas and the New Year we are offering you 10% off our entire range of natural, organic skincare. However as with all great deals this offer must come to an end and it will be finishing at midnight tomorrow, so get your purchases in before 2012 to take advantage of this fantastic saving!

Enter code Cmas11 at checkout to redeem.

From oily skin to dry skin and everything in between, Thea Skincare provides you with natural, organic, vegan-friendly products that are specifically tailored to your skin type for a beautiful, healthy complexion all year round. We even sell men's natural skincare products and a range of natural skincare for babies so that the whole family can enjoy healthy, happy skin, naturally.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Make Your Own Anti-Acne Face Mask With Thea Skincare

Thea Skincare Green Algae & Comfrey Powder Detox Mask

A nourishing face mask is the ultimate deluxe treat for your skin and should be an essential part of your weekly skincare routine for clear, healthy skin all year round. It is difficult to remove every last trace of impurities with regular cleansing alone which is why a once or twice weekly face mask should be used to penetrate deep into the pores for a thorough cleansing and purifying effect.

If you suffer from acne, spots or oily skin then a detoxing face mask is all the more essential to keep your pores clean and clear, preventing the build-up of dirt and oil that is the main cause of blemishes. Our Green Algae and Comfrey detox mask is 100% natural so will not irritate sensitive or imflamed skin as many chemical-based face masks can do. It is also packed full of organic ingredients and is entirely vegetarian and vegan friendly, so anyone can use it!

The Green Algae and Comfrey face mask contains a skin-purifying blend of anti-bacterial tea tree to treat spots, green clay to draw out impurities and absorb excess oil, comfrey to heal and soothe the skin, zinc to effectively treat acne and many more natural and organic ingredients!

This luxury powder mask can be mixed with water, fruit juice, vinegar, yoghurt and more for a different experience every time.

Better still, our Green Algae and Comfrey detox face mask comes in a powder form and can be mixed with any number of hydrating liquids for a new, different cleansing effect every time. For example, mix it with warm spring water for a simple but highly-effective anti-acne treatment, with puréed acovado or vegetable juice for a vitamin-rich, repelnishing skin treat or with live yoghurt for a relaxing and soothing effect, perfect for sore, inflammed skin.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

New Year, New Career - Become a consultant for Thea Skincare

There has never been a better time to join Thea Skincare and start earning uncapped commission as a home skincare consultant. We are recruiting for part-time and full-time consultants all over the UK so whether you're looking for a few hours a week to fit around other commitments, or a full-time career with management opportunities then this could be the perfect recession-beating job role for you!

Join by December 31st 2011 to take advantage of the amazing offer above. Click here to find out more and to register an interest now.

Why work for Thea Skincare?
  • No qualifications required - just a genuine passion for natural and organic skincare!
  • Be your own boss - choose your hours and fit work around other commitments such as childcare or a second job
  • Management opportunities for motivated and driven consultants who are serious about a career in sales and business management
  • Uncapped earning potential with huge commission for every sale you make
  • An excellent loyalty scheme that allows you to work towards amazing bonuses such as spa breaks, theatre trips and luxury skincare gift hampers for yourself
  • Full, free training when you join

Merry Christmas 2011 From Thea Skincare

Wishing all of our customers a very merry Christmas from everyone here at Thea Skincare!

We've had a great year which has seen the launch of our fantastic new mother and baby range, Thea Baby Naturals, which made its offline debut at the East Midlands Mother & Baby Show. We've also popped up in Yorkshire Life Magazine and in the Nottingham Evening Post, featuring two exclusive interviews with founder Althea who explained her inspiration for the brand and why she loves natural and organic skincare.

We have plenty more planned for 2012 - first up is the launch of Thea Spa Naturals, a range of salon-quality massage oils and luxury skincare products designed to bring you spa-style relaxation at an affordable price. Subscribe to our newsletter from our homepage to be the first to hear when this and other new ranges launch!

Don't forget there are just 6 more days to save 10% on everything in store - simply enter code Cmas11 at checkout by December 31st 2011 to redeem.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Why Exfoliate? The Benefits of Exfoliation

Regular exfoliation keeps your skin healthy and glowing, regardless of skin type
Almost everyone knows to cleanse, tone and moisturise, but did you know that all of that could be going to waste if you're not also exfoliating regularly? From dry skin to oily skin and everything in between, everyone should use a gentle but effective exfoliator at least once a week - more often if you have oily skin - to remove dead skin cells and to allow your moisturiser to penetrate deeper into the skin for a truly hydrated, healthy complexion.

Why Do I Need To Exfoliate?
Your skin is made up of many layers which, right from birth, are constantly renewing and replacing themselves with fresh, new skin cells. A newborn's skin has a complete turnover time of around one week with old skin cells shedding easily, usually during bathtime. However as we age this process slows down and the longer the outer layers stay on the surface of our skin, the more firmly stuck together they become so that a simple bath or shower is no longer enough to get rid of them.

The average woman can have around thirty layers of dead skin cells on her face, some of which are good to have as they protect the newer skin cells inside from pollutants and UVA rays. However, too many layers of dead skin cells will also trap dirt and oil, cause an uneven texture (dry in some areas and oily in others), cause acne and spots, give the skin a duller appearance and lead to an uneven skin tone when dead skin cells are damaged by UVA rays, creating darker patches.

What Does Exfoliation Do?
Your skin naturally exfoliates itself but often needs a helping hand - manual exfoliators such as a gentle face scrub work to remove the top layers of dead skin cells, leaving you with a brighter and clearer complexion.

Regular exfoliation will...
  • lead to a less oily complexion and hence greatly reduce skincare problems such as acne and spots
  • treat dry or flaky skin for a smoother, more hydrated complexion
  • even out skin tone and reduce dark pigementation spots
  • balance out combination skin, such as an oily T-zone, for an all-over perfect complexion
  • make your skin look brighter, younger and healthier
Depending on your skin type you will need to exfoliate more or less - those with oily skin typically need to exfoliate more often than those with dry skin. Masks and peels work best after an exfoliator as they can reach into the pores more effectively.

Which Exfoliators Should I Avoid?
Painful scrubs containing large, rough granules should be avoided as they will only scratch and inflame the skin. Any harsh chemicals should also be avoided. Instead, opt for mild, natural exfoliators that contain sugar or salt to gently polish away dead skin cells. Ingredients such as fruit enzymes, Vitamin C and jojoba have added exfoliation benefits such as skin-brightening and protection from free radicals in the environment.

The Best 100% Natural Exfoliators
For natural, organic exfoliation, look no further than Thea Skincare. We have developed a wide range of exfoliators for different skin types so whether you have dry skin, oily skin, mature skin or dull skin, there's an exfoliator that's perfectly suited to your needs.

Find the best face exfoliator and body exfoliator for your skin type below...

For mature skin, the Thea Skincare Age Revival Dream Crème Exfoliator uses gentle jojoba beads and a rich blend of anti-aging ingredients to reveal a brighter, more youthful glow.
For dull skin, the Thea Skincare Face Renew System Fruit Enzyme Crème Exfoliator uses natural fruit enzymes and gentle jojoba beads to polish away dead skin cells and reveal a perfect, even skin tone that looks bright and beautiful!
For dry skin, the Thea Skincare Super Nourish Super Hydration Face Exfoliant both removes dead skin cells and deeply moisturises the new skin cells below with a rich blend of oils and vitamins.
For oily skin, acne and spots, the Thea Skincare Rebalance Clarity Crème Face Exfoliator will clarify and renew the skin, removing dead skin cells so that oil and dirt does not build up and lead to breakouts.

Exfoliators For The Body
The skin on your body needs just as much care and attention as the skin on your face! The anti-acne Fruit & Spice Purifying Body Scrub is perfect for sufferers of acne, spots and problem skin on the body. Dull skin can be treated with our luxurious Walnut & Chamomile Body Glow Polish that uses powdered walnut shell to refresh and brighten the skin. However for the ultimate, indulgent treat nothing beats the Lavender Soufflé Body Scrub which smooths and brightens dry skin whilst pumpings essential nutrients and oils back into the skin.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Thea Skincare features in Yorkshire Life Magazine

Althea, the founder of Thea Skincare

Althea Giscombe, founder of Thea Skincare, has featured in this month's edition of Yorkshire Life giving an exclusive interview on the inspiration behind the launch of Thea Skincare and what makes her latest addition to the brand, Thea Baby Naturals, so unique in the infant skincare market.

"Because my range contains pure, nutrient-rich, plant-based, active ingredients, successfully tried and tested by indigenous communities for centuries, they can dramatically improve the texture and appearance of anyone’s skin."

Read the full, online version of the Yorkshire Life article for yourself here

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Jojoba - The Ultimate Deeply Moisturising Skincare Ingredient

Jojoba has a host of natural benefits for the skin, including its deeply moisturising and hydrating properties

Speaking with many health and beauty bloggers and Thea Skincare customers, it has become obvious that dry skin is the number one skincare problem in the cold, winter months. The harsh weather combined with the constant temperature change that your skin is put through when you move indoors and outdoors has a tendency to deplete your skin's natural sebum layer, resulting in rougher, dryer skin that is more prone to cracking and becoming sore. Even those who normally suffer from oily skin have told me that they have problems with very dry skin and eczema in December, January and February, so it is important to regularly update your skincare regime throughout the year (and throughout your life) to keep up with your skin's constantly changing needs and requirements.

To treat dry skin and eczema, there isn't much that works better than natural and organic jojoba oil. Jojoba is a shrub-like plant that grows in various regions of America and Mexico. Also known as wild hazel and coffeeberry, the jojoba nut is made up of more than 50% oil. This rare oil is far more similar to human sebum - the natural substance that our skin produces to keep itself hydrated and smoothed - than most other plant oils, meaning that jojoba oil is able to mimic our skin's natural sebum levels for a perfect, smooth complexion.

As well as balancing sebum levels, jojoba oil also locks water into the pores to reduce the drying effect that artificial, indoor heating has on the skin, keeping it plumped and richly nourished at all times. Even better, jojoba oil is unique in that it never goes rancid, making it the perfect, long-lasting base for natural and organic skincare products because it eliminates the need for cheap, chemical preservatives that are found in the majority of high-street skincare brands.

To deeply moisturise and hydrate your skin this winter,
check out our top picks below for rich, nourishing skincare products that are packed full of organic jojoba and other natural oils:

Coconut & Jojoba Hand Nourishing Crème, £9.95
Keep hands soft, smooth and protected this winter with this rich blend of oils, herbs and vitamins. Perfect for dry hands, cracked knuckles and weak nails.

Super Nourish Nutri-Rich Face Serum, £32.95
This highly-concentrated blend of jojoba oil, carrot oil, aloe juice, Rooibos tea and more works as both a powerful antioxidant to protect the skin from free radicals and as an unashamedly rich and hydrating moisturiser to minimise fine lines, wrinkles and dry patches.

Super Nourish Plump & Define Lip Crème, £7.95
For lips in need of some TLC, nothing works better than this deeply hydrating and plumping lip cream, containing a scientifically-formulated blend of natural and organic oils plus natural Hyaluronic Acid and age-defying DMAE for soft, full, youthful lips at any age.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Christmas Gift Ideas For Men - Natural Skincare

100% Natural Skincare For Men - The Perfect Stocking Filler

With less than two weeks left until December 25th, now is the time to order those last-minute gifts to ensure delivery in time for Christmas Day. If you're struggling to think of the perfect present for your husband, boyfriend, father, son or any other man in your life, we have the solution.

All men like to look good and our luxury skincare treats for men make fantastic stocking fillers that are sure to be appreciated. All Thea Skincare products are 100% natural and enriched with organic ingredients, as well as being suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Thea For Men is a range of natural skincare products developed with the needs of the modern man in mind - they're simple, unfussy and fragranced with essential oils for an irresisitible earthy scent.

For the man who likes a quick and easy skincare regime that leaves him looking and smelling gorgeous, look no further than Thea For Men.

View the full Thea For Men range here or see below for our top gift ideas...

Men's Wash & Go Combo
Was £24.95, Now £19.95 + FREE GIFT WRAPPING

This lovely set contains a rich hair and body wash plus a Vitamin E and Cedar face and body lotion for all over nourishment and cleansing. It comes packaged in an eco-friendly, reusable hessian bag that makes it a great set to pop under the Christmas tree!

Men's Shaving Duo
Was £12.95, Now £9.95 + FREE GIFT WRAPPING

If he suffers from shaving rash, he's sure to love this natural and organic shaving duo that contains a refreshing and calming shave cream plus a soothing aftershave detox balm to prevent ingrown hairs and rashes. The set comes in a handy metal tin that not only looks great but also makes it ideal for the businessman who travels regularly - plus it's perfect for storing small tools afterwards!

Men's Skincare Trio
Was £19.95, Now £14.95 + FREE GIFT WRAPPING

Everything he needs for naturally gorgeous skin! This luxury trio contains a rich hair and body wash, a soothing aftershave balm and a high-performance moisturiser for face and body. It's 100% natural and packed full or organic ingredients, presented in easy-to-use pump action bottles and a reusable hessian gift bag.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Relieve Stress Naturally With Essential Oils

Essential Oils - A Natural Cure For Stress

What is stress?
Everyone suffers from stress at some point in their lives, which can be a result of work deadlines, money problems, relationship difficulties or many others factors in today's busy lifestyles. However for some people, the stress can be so overwhelming that it starts to affect other areas of their life, damaging your health, your mood and even your personal relationships.

How do I know if I'm stressed?
Everyone reacts differently to stress. The symptoms that come to mind most easily are factors such as moodiness, irritability and constant worrying, but did you know that stress can also have more physical factors? It can lead to everything from weight loss and more frequent colds to memory problems and muscle aches, not to mention that it can also speed up the aging process.

So, how do I get rid of stress?
The great news is that stress is only temporary and there are many things that can be done to combat it, from taking time out to relax to doing more exercise. However, one often-overlooked but extremely effective way to deal with stress is to use calming, soothing essential oils that naturally relax the mind and body for an ultimate de-stressing effect.

Thea Skincare's Stress Relieve Mist Spray from the Age Revival range is a harmonious combination of soothing Jasmine, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Neroli, Lavender and other pure, natural essential oils that release a heavenly aroma for an instantly clearer, calmer state of mind. It's perfect used in combination with the rest of the Age Revival range for younger looking skin, but it can also be used at any age when you want to relax and de-stress! Simply spray a small amount onto your body or onto your pillow before you sleep for a beautifully scented mist to calm and soothe the body and senses.

Plus, right now our 100% natural Stress Relieve Mist Spray is on offer! 

The special offer price of £14.95 (normally £19.95) is a limited Christmas deal and won't last long so make sure you get hold of it now for a calm, relaxed holiday season and start to the new year!

"I love to spray this beautifully fragranced product on my pulse points during the day, as well as on my pillow at night. It's very soothing and calming - just what I need during and after a busy day!" (Irene, rated 5 stars)

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Review - Thea Skincare Skin Brightening Fruit Enzyme Moisturiser

Buy the Thea Skincare Face Renew System Moisturiser for £24.95 - plus save 10% until 31/12/2011 with code Cmas11!

When it comes to buying a skincare product or brand that you've never tried before, how do you know it's going to be as good as the company that's selling it says it is? To prove that our products really do what they say they will, we teamed up with Beauty on Trial to give away samples of our best-selling Face Renew System Skin Brightening Fruit Enzyme Moisturiser to a panel of 'real people' who tried it out and told us what they really thought. We asked them to think about everything from the effectiveness and ease of use to the scent and value for money when coming up with their final score.

The verdict? An overall average rating of 4.7 out of 5! 

The testers loved our nourishing and reviving moisturiser and every single one of them answered "yes" when asked if they would recommend it to a friend. See for yourself exactly what they had to say...

"I found this to be a lovely creme, gorgeous smell and it made my skin my softer. To be honest I was a little worried at first as I have sensitive skin, but it was perfect, no problems at all. I was so pleased I was given the chance to sample it." (kazzie1960) Overall rating 4.7

"Love the nice packaging it came in. Nice smell and absorbs easily." (FriendlyLynn) Overall rating 4.9

 "You will see great results from this cream , and best of all it's not tested on animals" (nikkikennedy) Overall rating 4.0

"The cream was easy to use and the scent was so citrus and vibrant. It felt light and great on my skin, especially with it being so dry at the moment. As it leaves a light film on my skin, it felt hydrated and moisturised all day. It did absorb fully after a few hours and my skin felt soft and looked hydrated... You only need a little bit and it lasts all day until you wash again. I have just bought myself a bottle as it was so amazing." (SamBrez) Overall rating 5.0

"I have used this day and night for weeks and this smells really nice and fruity, the consistency is also nice and light." (mixnmatch1) Overall rating 4.0

Click here to visit Thea Skincare and buy the Face Renew System Skin Brightening Fruit Enzyme Moisturiser for yourself, or team it with the rest of the Face Renew System range for a luxury facial that will leave your skin soft, smooth and glowing with health!