The stress of the current COVID-19 crisis and subsequent lockdown can have a severe effect on both our physical and mental well-being. It can lead to anxiety and depression and cause us to age much faster. That’s right, the stress of everyday life can make us look much older than we really are as wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, and dark circles appear on our face.

Reverse Many Of The Negative Effects Of Aging

Is there anything we can do to improve our appearance and fight the effects of premature aging? Fortunately, there is. By taking care of ourselves and our skin, we can reverse many of the negative effects of aging and take back our naturally youthful appearance. In fact, we are going to take a look at some of our favourite tips for making your daily skin care routine more efficient and more effective. Let’s get started:

Dr Lamia’s Top Three Tips For Your Daily Skin Care Routine  

Skincare tips Dr Lamia

 

  1. 24 Hour Anti-Ageing Cream – Dr Lamia’s 24H Anti-Age Luxurious Cream is specially formulated to provide deep hydration for every skin tone throughout the day and night. Using an innovative anti-ageing TCR3-Plus® complex to promote collagen renewal and cell division, our 24-Hour Anti-Ageing Cream increases the durability of skin cells, leaving younger looking, more radiant skin.
  2. Cleansing Cream Mousse- Dr Lamia’s Cleansing Cream Mousse is the first step in your anti-aging skincare routine. It’s suitable for all skin types and gently removes make-up and impurities, leaving clean, fresh, and smooth skin.
  3. Comfort Anti-Age Eye Cream- Dr Lamia’s Comfort Anti-Age Eye Cream contains an exclusive anti-ageing complex which is formulated to reduce fine lines and dark circles while promoting increased blood circulation. Another important active ingredient in our Comfort Anti-Age Eye Cream is EYESERYL®, which can help to reduce puffiness in the eye area. Use this regularly for a fresher and more youthful looking eye area. Dr Lamia’s Comfort Anti-Age Eye Cream is safe for all skin types and can smooth existing wrinkles and increase your skin’s elasticity.

Contact Dr Lamia Cosmetics

To learn more ways to care for your skin and look your absolute best, today and speak with a skin care expert who can answer any questions you might have.

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Long lasting, hard wearing nail varnish doesn’t need to be filled with toxins. When you’re next in the market for a new colour, choose to take a stand by choosing a nourishing vegan and non-toxic nail polish!

Now, I don’t know about you, but nothing feels better than looking down at your freshly painted nails, after meticulously picking out your chosen colour and admiring how lovely they look. But have you considered what goes into your favourite nail polish? Where does that shine come from?

Regular nail polish is one of the largest offenders for toxicity. More often than not, these polishes contain animal products, such as crushed up beetles, fish scales and oyster shells to give that high shine and glossy finish. The use of chemicals was seen to be the quickest method to ensure a smooth and long-lasting finish. But, there is another way! After all, vegan and non-toxic nail polish has been in existence for longer than you think…

The history of natural nail polish

Dating back to 3000BC, during the Ming dynasty, nail paint was created using all natural ingredients such as beeswax, egg whites, gelatine, and vegetable dyes. In 1916, inspired by the invention of the car, companies were taking similar properties that went into automobile paint which led to the production of more chemical filled nail polishes.

What is the toxic trio?

The toxic trio, well known in the industry as the three most common toxins found in nail polish, is a type of formaldehyde. A substance that’s commonly used in building materials and many household products.

But they aren’t the only ones, Triphenyl Phosphate and Camphor are chemicals that when inhaled, can lead to dizziness, nausea and skin irritations.

That glamorous manicure isn’t sounding all that glamorous now, is it?

A vegan, non-toxic and cruelty-free way

For those unsure how a nail polish can be vegan, a vegan polish doesn’t contain any nasty animal contents. Ingredients such as Guanine, otherwise known as pearl essence, found in fish scales and acids located in animal tissue. It also includes ingredients such as Carmine, the red hue that comes from boiling and crushing beetles and Oleic Acid, derived from animal fat which is used for thickening.

Whilst some sceptics say that the durability and longevity of a vegan and non-toxic nail polish doesn’t measure up to it’s more ‘classic’ counterpart; the truth is that they are just as durable, giving the same high shine look, without the harsh chemicals. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but they won’t leave your nails brittle or your skin dry. Making them a healthy, safe and smart choice for your nails.

Try and use cruelty-free polish too! But don’t get this confused with vegan. Cruelty-free means that the products are not tested on animals.

Lamia stands for using ingredients that are all ethically sourced. That means – no animal substances, no chemicals and no animal testing! Join us on our journey for a more sustainable and guilt-free glamour!

A signature Rita Hayworth red nail can now be guilt-free every day! What’s your signature colour? Check out our colour range today!

What inspired you to create Lamia Nails?

My clients are the people who really inspired me. They were the individuals who helped fuel my desire to create safe and reliable products, which were lead by science, to achieve honest, beautiful and long lasting results for them!

I no longer wanted to hear about the disappointment they faced when they tried yet another product which didn’t live up to it’s supposed expectations.

I wanted to create products that did what they promised. Something that they could rely on time and time again. And something that I could be proud of. I believe Lamia Nails is a wonderful start in the right direction! 

How would you describe your product in a few lines?

Lamia stands for integrity and trust. Fusing science and guilt-free glamour with safe and nourishing fruit and plant extracts which benefit the body both inside and out.

What is the one thing that makes your company unique from other cosmetic brands?

Lamia is different because I have invested time and passion into ensuring every ingredient and formula is hand picked and of the highest standards. I have managed to achieve amazing things so far with the help of my carefully selected team from all around the world who share my passion for safe cosmetics, skin and nail care.

With my background as a cosmetic doctor, I truly understand the effects of products on the skin. Throughout my whole career, I have used my knowledge and expertise to advise clients on how to achieve their desired results. Now, I can put that expertise into products that I truly believe in. Where I can honestly say that I know the full ingredient list inside and out.

What would you advise to customers who want to make the most of Lamia Nails?

To make the most of your chosen Lamia Nail colour, I would advise to use a cuticle oil once a day to maintain healthy skin around the nail.

File rather that cut! However, it is important not to just see-saw across the nail with the file as this creates a weak and frayed tip rather than a clean shape which can make nail varnish look messy!

To file in the healthiest way for your nails, file from the side of your nail to the centre in one direction, making sure you lift the file away from the nail before returning it to the starting point again. This will help keep your nails strong and allow you to create that perfect shape in a more controlled manner.

House work can be a nail varnishes enemy – I would suggest wearing rubber gloves to do the washing up in – the soap in some liquids, can over time, diminish the appearance of your varnish.

Where do you see your brand in one years’ time? 

In one years’ time, I see Lamia being one of the top trusted products on the market. I want to lead the way and stand up for companies who are working tirelessly to create products that really do have science at their core. Ensuring every single ingredient can be understood by the consumer and be safe for their body.

When I think of the individuals that will be using my products, I view each and every one of them as if they were all clients in my clinic in Knightsbridge. In a years time, I hope to see many happy Lamia clients all around the world.

In a world full of beauty products competing for the prime spot in our hearts and in our makeup cabinets, how often do we stop to think about the ingredients within those products before we start using them?

For founder of Lamia, Dr.Lamia Eltohamy, this triggered an epiphany which pushed her towards a journey of discovery to establish her own beauty brand with science leading the way for guilt-free glamour!

As a qualified doctor, her story began from her cosmetic practice in the heart of the illustrious Knightsbridge, London. With such a fabulous location, she soon gained a following of some high-profile clients, entrusting her to make them look and feel amazing.

As her practice grew from strength to strength, she soon built up a wonderful relationship with her regular clientele, who began to ask her if she would consider selling cosmetic products on top of the treatments she was providing. Not to let her clients down, she began to stock what she thought to be a Award winning range of products catering to the needs of her clients.

As the feedback came in, she was horrified to find that her clients were struggling to see the value in these supposedly high-end products. Many described them as sticky, and uncomfortable on the skin. For some, it even made their skin ailments, which they were trying so desperately to fix, worse. Dr.Lamia Eltohamy could not rest until she discovered the reason why.

To her dismay, through her research, she discovered the ingredients were packed full of chemicals and misinformation hidden behind luxurious terms and supposedly scientific wording.

As a doctor, she truly understood the negative impact these ingredients can have as the product absorbs from the skin into the blood stream. The thought of this number of chemicals rushing through the body sent shivers down her spine. And from that moment, she knew she had to take things into her own hands.

She knew with determination, she could create her own range of quality products that stood for integrity, good ingredients, lead by science, completely free from harsh chemicals. Most importantly, with ingredients that everyone could understand.

She thrust herself into researching the best and most caring ingredients from Vitamin C to the use of fruit extracts on the skin to the suppliers who shared in her beliefs. Finding the perfect combination was incredibly important to Dr.Lamia Elthohamy. She knew the value in taking her time in finding the perfect mix to create something she could be proud of. 

Inspired by her findings, she poured her passion into building up her product range, launching first with Lamia Nails. A vegan nail polish duo, infused with fruit actives, and vitamin C to enhance shine, promote strong nail growth, with a colour range full of rich, vibrant and feminine glamour with a dry time of 30 seconds.

Lamia is rooted in the integrity of it’s carefully formulated high-performance product line which truly cares from the outside-in.