Monday 1 July 2013

Elemis Pro - Collagen Cleansing Balm - Review

Apologies for being M.I.A recently but I have moved house so things have been quite hectic for me!

Today's post is centred purely around the Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm, I simply adore the stuff! :-)
I bought a fab kit from QVC about a month ago, and as soon as I saw that it contained the cleansing balm in a 30g size I HAD to have it.  I am now using up the last dregs of the balm as I have been loving using it morning and evening.

How to use it

With dry fingertips, scoop a small amount of the cleansing balm out of the jar and massage directly into the skin. Wet your fingertips and continue to massage as the balm transforms into a beautiful milk. Remove with a very warm cleansing cloth. 

Use morning and evening. Avoid contact with the eyes. 

Follow with your skin type prescribed Elemis Toner and Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.

You can watch Elemis' Keeley Aydin talking about this product 'Here'

I understand from other bloggers that have reviewed the cleansing balm that they have found the product to be less than great at taking off eye make-up?  If you read the instructions for the balm it states that it is not to be used as an eye make-up remover and for you to keep it away from the eye area!

I would never use a balm on my eye area - it's simply too delicate for such a rich textured balm to be used on it.

I use my old faithful Bioderma to remove my eye make up before I use the Elemis balm.

Once my eye make up has been removed and I have cleansed using the balm I then apply a face oil and Elemis Pro - Collagen Marine Cream as they are the perfect pairing!

I like how hydrating this balm is, is allows my dry skin to soak up the ingredients and doesn't leave my face feeling tight or dry.  

Key Ingredients:

Padina Pavonica: A powerful anti-ageing active.
Elderberry Oil: Firms and plumps your skin.
Starflower Oil: Maintains the skin's moisture levels.
Optimega Oil: Improves skin hydration.
Mimosa and Rose Flower Waxes: Softens and comforts your skin.

The Elemis 7 Piece top to toe collection contains -

1 x New Pro Radiance Illuminating Beauty Balm (50ml; full size) – Designed as a moisturiser or primer to help boost radiance, it has a soft, luxurious texture and a clean uplifting scent with notes of neroli, bergamot, lemon melange and bitter orange - perfect for hydrating the skin and adding an instant luminous glow.

1 x New Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm (30g; QVC special size) - formulated with a combination of natural oils, this powerful balm helps dissolve daily grime and make-up, leaving your complexion hydrated and smoother looking.

1 x Pro Collagen Marine Cream (15ml; travel size) - this award-winning, anti-ageing moisturiser helps to actively reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst hydrating your skin and helping to provide protection against the elements 

1 x Skin Nourishing Shower Cream (300ml; full size) - featuring camellia, macadamia and jojoba oils, this rich shower cream leaves skin, soft and hydrated – perfect for very dry skin and daily use 

1 x Pro Radiance Hand and Nail Cream (100ml; full size) - this intensely hydrating formula contains antioxidants and helps target the appearance of sun damage, whilst conditioning and protecting hands and nails and leaving them smooth, softer and more youthful looking 

1 x Monoi Body Oil (35ml; travel size) - this beautifully scented, three-in-one body, hair and nail oil is infused with frangipani flowers and will help add fragrant moisture and a glorious sheen to your skin. 

1 x Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules (14 capsules) - these capsules contain pure Moringa oil and are packed with antioxidants to help improve the appearance of tired, lacklustre skin for a more radiant, youthful-looking complexion – use with Pro-Collagen Marine Cream for excellent results. 

1 x cleansing cloth  

1 x navy and white bag

This kit is available from QVC for £51.72 with £4.95 postage and packing 'Here'

What do you think of cleansing balms?  Are there any other brands that stock cleansing balms that you would recommend?

I have just purchased the Emma Hardie version so I will do a blog post comparing the two once I have used the product for a number of weeks.


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