If you’re a regular reader of my blog you will know of my love for Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream, (you can read more about it here). I could rave about this product all day if someone would listen! I’m also a big fan of the Elemis Pro Radiance Cream Cleanser so you can imagine my delight when I found out that next month sees the launch of the Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm*!
Cleansing balms are the buzz word at the moment when it comes to skincare. You might have heard or read other bloggers talking about the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm, which has turned into a bit of a cult product, and I think this is going to be just as popular.
It is formulated from skin-compatible fragrant oils and waxes including Padina Pavonica, the anti-ageing ingredient the centre of the pro-collagen skincare range, Elderberry oil, Starflower oil and mimosa and rose flower waxes. These ingredients are all from the UK and are grown in East Anglia where they travel only 9 miles from the field to the press. Not only does this mean the product is more environmentally friendly, but elemis are also supporting British agriculture and manufacturing – another reason to love them! As if that wasn’t enough, the plants that are grown to produce this product are Bee friendly which is great news as the British Bee population is in serious decline, so in producing the cleansing balm Elemis are also supporting a healthy future for these important insects and maintaining the population.
As with most Elemis products it smells divine! The smell is so luxurious and relaxing and it makes the product an absolute pleasure to use. I like to spend a good 5 minutes massaging it into my face at night and then I place a really hot flannel over my face for a couple of minutes to open my pores and let my skin soak in all the benefits from the natural active aroma-therapeutics. It feels like more of a skin treatment than a cleanser and is the closest I have come to an Elemis spa facial in my own home!
Don’t underestimate how hard this cleansing balm works though, even though it feels like it is a luxurious treat for the skin, it is actually breaking down micro particles of makeup that can build up on the skin, especially if you are a fan of silicone based primers or long wear foundations. It also absorbs any excess sebum but because of the lipids contained in the oils and waxes, it doesn't strip the skin or leave it feeling dry, just really clean and balanced.
A little of this goes a long way as the texture is quite heavy but once you start massaging on the skin it warms up and turns into a much lighter oil. It is very easy to remove as well as I sometimes find with heavier cleansers they cling to the skin and take quite a lot of wiping away.
This is another 10 out of 10 product for me and I would highly recommend it, what’s not to love?!
It will be launching in March and will retail at £39.50 for 105g. Will you be trying it?