Happy Monday everyone!
I’m super super late to the party but believe it or not I’ve just discovered Elemis Skincare! When I say just, I don’t mean literally yesterday, I actually discovered them back in January when I visited the Elemis counter for the first time in Debenhams. Then I made another trip back in April, this time it was to the Harvey Nichols counter.
If any of you currently have skincare concerns, I would highly recommend visiting your nearest Elemis counter to have your skin scanned. They analyse your skin to see where the problem areas are and how they can be improved. Throughout my life I always thought I had combination skin, it turns out that I actually have dry skin. A black person with dry skin? Surprise surprise!!! This revolutionary discovery led me to a whole new range of undiscovered products, which I’ve been using for the past few months. So here’s the lowdown….
The advance skincare range has been formulated to transform the future of your skin. The range contains cleansing, toning, exfoliating and moisturising products, which have been rigorously tested to make sure it delivers results, gently but effectively, every day, every time.
Rehydrating Rosepetal Cleanser
I have another shocker to tell you guys, I’m completely new to cleansers, yes you heard correct. I usually use gentle exfoliators to wash my face in the mornings, as I like to feel it working into my skin. I use this rosepetal cleanser at night to remove my make-up and it works wonders. I used to be that lazy girl who removed their make-up with make-up wipes (I really don’t recommend this to anyone). This cleansing milk is soft and smooth and gently removes all my make-up and skin pollutants. Two washes and my skin is squeaky clean!
Gentle Rose Exfoliator
Firstly this exfoliator smells heavenly! Secondly it recommends that you only use it weekly, however I use it every morning as part of my daily morning routine and haven’t seen any negative effects. It contains jojoba beads and cucumber extracts, which leave my skin feeling soft and refreshed.
Hydra-Boost Day Cream
Admittedly I haven’t used this cream too much purely because I’ve been using another Elemis product on a daily basis. The cream is rich in texture and is highly scented (which can be an issue for some people)
Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules
On first impressions I thought this was a moisturiser, to my surprise it turned out to be facial oils. I’ve never used a face oil in my life (you can tell I’m new to this skincare stuff) so I was extremely eager to try this out! I honestly thought these oils would leave my face an oily mess and feared the oil would would seep into my pillow case. Thankfully this was far from the truth! These award-winning oils are thick, not runny and they seep into your skin extremely well. I use one capsule at night after removing my make-up to replenish and nourish my skin.
The pro-collagen range contains rich marine and plant extracts to delicately smooth and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A very well known range for anti-aging.
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
This award winning anti-wrinkle day cream claims to reduce the depth of winkles and improves skin firmness and hydration in 14 days. Whilst I cannot confirm or deny these allegations I will say it hydrates my skin extremely well and the scent is absolutely beautiful or refreshing. I’m fully aware that I’m still young, my skin is as tight as it can be and I’m far from getting wrinkles anytime soon, however you can never start too early when it comes to age prevention.
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30
This product is the exact same as the marine cream, except it has the addition of sunscreen to offer superior broad-spectrum protection. I’ve actually given this to my mum and she absolutely loves it!
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich
Once again this product is the exact same as the marine cream, however this is formulated specifically for dry skin, whereas the original marine cream is for all skin types. So in theory I should be using this moisturiser for my skin type but the truth is I love the original marine cream so much that I’m not ready to stray from it yet. If you suffer from very dry skin, this is a product I would highly recommend.