24 July 2013

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm



A scoop of balm followed by a warmed-up face flannel; the combo I look forward to most come the end of a long ol' day. My cleanser supply of this type currently consists of a couple, but for the past few weeks I've been skimming the lids of others in reach for the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. Doing exactly what it says on the tin, I've been left with a souped-up nourished complexion that glows - but most importanly, there's the little 'Ahhhh' factor about it...


Housed in a pretty chunky pot, it comes paired with a micro-fibre cloth and a tapered scoop to prevent grubby fingers getting dunked in. Thin in texture, silky smooth in consistency, a pea-sized blob is enough to do the job and can be used in more ways than one. Smoothed on all over, not forgetting the neck, dissolves face makeup and daily grime. I'll take a few moments to massage it in before sweeping over with the damp flannel - but for a deeper moisture treatment, it's recommended to be slathered onto freshly cleansed skin and left for 10 mins before holding a hot-cloth compress on top and breathing in the aroma blend and to go one step further, do it whilst in the bath for full-on absorption. Ingredients wise, it's nasties-free, the bulk of the balm made up of rose and mimosa waxes, and padina pavonica, a brown alga, (gave that one a 'Google'), then a hefty helping of starflower, elderberry and optimega oils blended with an array of essential oils give it the spa-like scent.

It's one flaw? The fact that it can't be used on the eyes - it says so on the tub, I gave it a go anyway, but I can report it definitely encourages streaming peepers. No biggie for me, as Bioderma makes a regular outing for the removal of tough mascara and liner beforehand. If you're looking to expand your balm brigade, I'd quite happily thrust a pot of this stuff beneath your nostrils to give you that extra push - it may seem it comes with a thumping price tag at around the £40 mark, but you can pick it up from Beauty Time Therapies for a little less as part of the full Elemis lineup. Not quite an Emma Hardie replacement, but I lurve nonetheless.

9 comments:

  1. Good review, I was tempted by this product but don't think I'll bother now I know it can't be used on the eyes. Thanks :)

    RobynMM

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    1. Thanks Robyn! I know what you mean, it's so much easier when one product does it all - though if you do have the extra pamper time on your hands then this is loverrrly :-) x

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  2. I love this cleansing balm. Definitely my favourite to date.

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  3. It does sound very lovely and have used a product in Japan that sounds very similar in the way it cleanses - and doesn't sting the eyes (called Raffine Solid Cleansing Oil). But alas, cleansing balms are a luxury and not quite practical. I'm totally a pump-slap-cleanse gal - I can't really see myself purchasing such an expensive fiddly makeup remover, though it does sound like a treat in terms of fragrance.

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    1. Haha I love your pump-slap-cleanse method ;-) I agree, they're a treat if you have the time for a full-on facial routine! x

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  4. Thank you for this review, now I know this isn't for me since I like to remove my eye makeup with my cleanser.

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    1. I know what you mean, sometimes it's nice to swipe everything off in one go! Thanks Julia :-) x

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