My September Specific Favourite – Elemis Forever Frangipani Gift set

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I know it’s a little early to be claiming what my favourite product/set of September is as the month isn’t even over yet, but I am so confident with this set that I am 100% certain nothing can top this in a matter of a week or so.

So it was my birthday at the beginning of September and I was treated to a spa getaway for a weekend, at which I also had the luxury of two treatments: Full body massage and a facial, both of which I had the Elemis specific treatments.

The oil in the above gift set is what was used for my full body massage and I absolutely loved it so I decided to purchase the above gift set whilst I was there! The gift set cost £39, and I’m telling you this because I’ll be telling you the prices below as if buying the products separate so you can see what a bargain it is! This gift set is actually part of the christmas gift set range which has already started coming out! (I just wanted to point out, I am not sponsored to talk about Elemis products, these are products I have found and genuinely fell in love with – more of an obsession if I’m honest).

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Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream – So as it says, this is a shower cream and a luxurious feeling one at that. It is a lovely creamy consistency that is beautifully moisturising. I just put a little amount in the palm of my hand, lather it up in my hands a little and rub it all over my body. I absolutely love this and was pleasantly surprised as I’m not usually fussed what body washes I use. This product by itself would be £24 which for me is too expensive for a shower cream and so this is not something I would buy on its own but I will honestly be gutted once it has ran out.

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Frangipani Monoi Body Oil – As I said at the start of this post, this oil was the oil used in my full body massage. This is actually a hair, nail and body oil so it is multi purpose which I love. For me I only use it as a body oil and obviously I am unintentionally using it as a nail oil as it gets on my nails when I use it which I am not complaining about. I love how nourishing this body oil is, I use this once a week for a more deep moisturising treatment for my body but it can be used however often a person wishes. This body oil costs £34.

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Frangipani Monoi Body Cream – This body cream I use day and night and I can 100% say this is the best body cream I have ever tried in my life. I actually never used to like moisturisers all that much as a majority that I tried sat on top of my skin and was sticky rather soaked in. This body cream is definitely a re-purchase as it soaks in to the skin, so you feel silky smooth and soft to the touch rather than a sticky mess. Cost is £24.

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Frangipani Monoi Mist – This is actually a room mist, however I was told in the store it can also be used as a body mist, however I use it as a room mist. The only thing with this product is it comes out quite strong, which is a good thing because then you only need to use one squirt, but I still think this is too strong for a small room. This is however perfect for an open planned room when you want a nice scent, perhaps if you have visitors coming over or you want to get rid of the smell of a take away you’ve just had. Personally I don’t often use it but it does smell nice in small doses. I actually couldn’t find this product on the Elemis website at how much it would cost separate so I’m not sure on this one.

All of these products smell absolutely beautiful! Especially on the body! Personally I’d never heard of Frangipani so the first time I’d heard of it and smelt it was at the spa. The body cream and the oil are my favourite products in this gift set. As you can see, if you’re a person interested in these products, the gift set is the best way to go as the products separate amounts to quite a bit of money. I will definitely be re-purchasing a couple of these products and I would definitely recommend these products to everyone 🙂

Thank you for reading xx

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My Acne Saviour – S.O.S Emergency Cream

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Hello my lovelies! I wanted to share with you something is a saviour for in my eyes. For those of you who have read my first ever post, you will know I have oily combination, acne prone skin and have constantly suffered since the age of 13. I have tried what feels like literally every product under the sun to try and improve my skin but only ever received short term results.

However after starting to use products of the Elemis brand, I have had long term results and my skin is constantly improving. I’m no longer ashamed of the way I look and one of the products that has helped me greatly is the S.O.S Emergency cream.

This intensive daily moisturiser has been formulated to soothe sensitive, dry, blemish prone skin while replenishing skin’s hydration balance.

Originally, I was a little worried with it saying it is an intensive moisturiser as I didn’t want it make my oily skin worse. How wrong was I! It balances the oil within my skin, hydrates and moisturises perfectly meaning this cream is perfect for people with dry and oily skin..

Most importantly, this amazing cream is perfect for hormonal skin causing breakouts. I only use this on the blemished parts of my skin which are my T-zone and a little on my forehead and my blemishes rapidly reduced and looked calmer within 24 hours. I was amazed at how quickly and well this product worked. This is definitely a product worth trying for those of you willing to spend quite a bit of money as this is a pricey product. But for me, it was definitely worth it.

Have any of you tried this? Or suffer with hormonal acne as well?

Let me know you’re thoughts or experiences.

Thank you for reading 🙂

Elemis Daily Redness Solution – REVIEW

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This was actually the first product I bought from the Elemis brand and ultimately made me fall in love with Elemis from the results I got from this product alone.

Elemis actually advertises itself as an anti-ageing range – I’m actually in my 20’s so this wasn’t a specific range I was looking at. It wasn’t even a brand I’d heard of until  I went to a spa and this was a range that they used in their ‘treatments’ and sold in their shop. I decided to purchase this cream as what did I have to lose right? It felt as though I’d tried everything else under the sun to help improve my skin and barely got any results that lasted more than a couple of weeks.

More into what the product states:

This soothing treatment moisturizer helps to reduce the daily appearance of high colour, whilst hydrating the skin. The powerful Anti-redness complex of Malt, Polysacharides of Brown Algae and Neurosensorial Dipeptide Amino Acids help reduce the flushed appearance of broken capillaries. Absolute of Rose and Honey combined with a soothing Phytoamine Biocomplex, rich in Centella and Meadowsweet also help to de-sensetise and comfort irritated, red and blotchy complexions.

Now when I first read this, it sounded very complicated (like many do) and wasn’t sure whether to make the purchase as Elemis is not cheap as I had already pointed out in a previous post (this product retails at £53), however my mum who was at the spa with me said she wanted to treat me as she knows the troubles I have always had with my skin.

Within the first few days, I didn’t see a difference, don’t know why I expected to see a difference so soon because I know that it’s rare to see results extremely quickly – so this kind of put me on a downer to begin with as I was seeing no results from an expensive products and just wanted beautiful skin.

I persevered with the product, using it morning and night as it recommends and after a week and a half I started to notice more and more every day that I was achieving good results. A month on and I now no longer have red skin as I did before with y acne scarring. The redness is significantly reduced, ultimately beginning the road to confidence.

You can’t see in the photo but the bottle has a lid and a pump so the application procedure is clean and easy and there is no wasted cream. As you can see in the photo below there is a strip on the bottle that you can see through that shows how much is left of the cream so you have a heads up on when you are close to finishing the bottom – excellent feature to go with the excellent and elegant packaging.

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Elemis Tri-Enzyme Collection – REVIEW

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So I’ve decided to do this review as a 2 parter – the reason being is I bought these 3 products as part of a collection and have always used these products as a collection… I will be reviewing the Facial Wash and Night Cream on this post.

I was like many of you out there, wanted to do the absolute minimum to get amazing results. Some of you out there are lucky enough to get away with this, unfortunately this is not the case with me.

Little background on my skin time –

  • oily/combination skin
  • acne prone
  • redness
  • acne scarring that won’t budge

So with this in mind, I’m going to begin…

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First things 1st, is the Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash which states

As part of the Elemis Anti-aging Resurfacing Programme, this daily face wash stimulates the skin’s natural cell renewal cycle, actively smoothing and refining whilst sloughing away dead skin cells which dull the complexion.

What this means is that rather than you having to wait for your skin to re-produce skins cells as its own pace, the facial wash is speeding up that process of skin renewal but in a natural way.

REMEMBER – everyone’s skin cells re-produce at different speed levels

I was recommended this product due to the acne prone skin and acne scarring that I have. I was told that tri-enzyme products will help the reproduction of new skins cells as the acne scarring is just skin cells that have not yet been re-produced. Baring in mind that acne scars can be a good few skin layers deep and can vary on how deep depending on how bad the acne was.

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The 2nd part of my collection being the Tri-Enzyme resurfacing night cream.

Very similar to the resurfacing facial wash it states:

As part of Elemis Anti-Ageing Resurfacing programme, this nightly treatment stimulates the skin’s natural cell renewal cycle, actively smoothing and enhancing the skin whilst cellular respiration is at it’s optimum.

They say that the skin is renewing it’s skin cells more rapidly through the night whilst you’re asleep. There are many reasons as to why scientists believe this which I won’t go in to but Elemis decided to make the most of this by producing this cream as one of the Tr-Enzyme products they hold.

MY THOUGHTS:

Now I decided to share my thoughts overall on these 2 products as they are mainly used in conjunction together. The facial wash I use morning and night and I have to say just using the facial wash alone in the morning is refreshing, cleansing and I do not feel as though I am damaging my skin like you do with some facial washes. The cream I am obviously using at night, it is extremely moisturising without being greasy or sticky, smells lovely and makes me feel pampered. 

Pro’s:

  • BIGGEST PRO – I am flabbergasted at the results, that’s right flabbgergasted! My scarring has reduced significantly and in some areas of my face completely gone! I am still amazed at these products and they results they have had. Everyone has noticed how good my skin is and has made me so confident.
  • It is not a massively extensive process to get the skin I’ve been waiting for. It’s 2 simple steps that take a few minutes together.
  • The products aren’t stinky. The night cream in my opinion has a slightly better smell and neither products are extremely strong in smell so you’re not passing out at the smell of your own face (always a bonus).
  • The products last a long while. I’ve had these products about a month now, I’ve already seen results and as you can see by the photo of the facial wash there is still quite a bit left. Not to mention the night cream (a little goes a long way and you can barely tell it’s been used).
  • This collection came with a lovely little Elemis bag/case for storing the products which has enough space for more products to be stored also,

Con’s:

  • These products are unfortunately pricey. Therefore, it is worth waiting for special offers or gift sets to come out, especially with the night cream. This is the only Con that I can personally find and it can be considered quite a big one but if you’re someone like me and just wanted something that would help you no matter what the cost then you may be able to overcome costs.

I’ll be honest, I did not have 100% faith when I started using these products due to the amount of products I had tried but hand on heart never thought I’d say this but the products have been worth every penny!

If you want to see a review on the Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Gel Mask pictured in the first photo then please let me know! Hope this helped you out.