I've been giving my skin a good 'ole pampering lately by treating myself to a couple of luxury facials at a local salon and I also bought this Elemis gift set to keep my skin in tip top condition between facial appointments. The facials I get are by Guinot; a french skincare brand, the facial I go for is called 'hydradermie' and includes a neck and shoulder massage. It's described as a natural temporary face lift effect by lifting features through facial muscle stimulation. It's sooo relaxing and I feel amazing every time I leave the salon, it's probably the best facial I've ever had.
Anyways, moving onto the goodies I purchased...
TRI-ENZYME RESURFACING FACIAL WASH
I've quite enjoyed using this facial wash, it has cutting edge technology and natural ingredients to gently resurface the upper layers of the skin to leave it primed to get the most out of your moisturiser. It doesn't leave the skin dry unlike other facial washes do and it makes my skin feel fresh and super clean which is always a plus.
BALANCING LAVENDER TONER
I go through stages of adding toners into my skincare regime but found that most didn't really make a difference until this little guy came into my life. Once I've removed my makeup on an evening with a cleanser, I then spray this toner onto a cotton pad and swipe it all around my face and neck... it's amazing how much dirt is left over even after you've thoroughly cleansed. This has really helped keep blackheads at bay and my skin seems more clean and refreshed after each time I use it. The amazing thing about it is that it will last a lifetime, I've used it every single evening for the past month and the bottle is still pretty much full! You can even use it as a cooling facial spritzer which will be perfect for those hot summer days to cool your skin down and prevent skin from turning into a big oil slick. I would most definitely repurchase this in a heart beat...
CELULAR RECOVERY SKIN BLISS CAPSULES
So many people have told me how good these capsules are and I was really looking forward to trying them, you get a weeks supply; seven day and seven evening capsules in a small pot. The pink ones are for the day and have and the green ones are for the night time. These capsules are known to be the ultimate anti-pollution solution containing age-defying anti-oxidants to refresh, nourish and distress the skin. They are known to reduce visible signs of ageing which isn't something I suffer from but it's always good to prevent wrinkles before it's too late! As this was a sample size and 7-day trial, I didn't really get a chance to see how well they truly work, I did enjoy using them especially the night capsules because my skin felt amazing the next morning and my makeup seemed to go on smoother which is always good. I would probably buy the full sized version when I hit my 30's but for now I'll stick to my regular cleanse, tone and moisturise routine.
I'm really liking Elemis skincare, I also got a few sample sachets... I think my next Elemis purchase will be a moisturiser or the pro-collagen cleansing balm.
What are your fave Elemis products?