Elemis has sprung into spring with the arrival of their Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. And it’s anti-ageing. Yay for those like me who aren’t fresh faced teens!
It’s much more than a cleanser though, it’s a luxurious balm rich in oils and waxes that melts away make-up and daily grime. Made up of precious starflower, elderberry and optimega™ oils with rose and mimosa waxes, and anti-ageing padina pavonica, the balm also deeply nourishes and smoothes for a glowing complexion. It looks like bee’s wax yet the texture is so soft and smooth, and the scent is intoxicating.
Scoop a small amount on your finger and massage all over your face, neck and décolleté, add a little water to emulsify the product and gently wipe it off with a damp face towel. Flannel Queen Caroline (Hirons) will be pleased as punch this cleanser doesn’t come with a flimsy muslin cloth.
The balm can also be used as a treatment mask – the same steps as above except don’t add water, but massage with your finger tips and leave for 10 minutes, then remove with a damp, warm flannel. Amazing stuff. It’s left my skin beautifully soft and nourished, something I am in dire need of since I suffer from a lack of hydration due to the effects of the cold weather and travelling on the tube.
Elemis is one of my absolute favourite skincare brands and they haven’t disappointed with this offering. The cost of a tub of the cleansing balm is £39.50 for 105g but a little goes a long way. This isn’t one to be whiffed at but sniffed adoringly.