Monday, 18 March 2013

Review: Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm

Elemis have released a new cleanser into their Pro Collagen range.  It's a balm format, rich in oils and waxes for a luxurious cleansing experience.

It comes with a sturdy flannel, rather than the ubiquitous muslin cloth, with the premise being similar to other balm cleansers - warm a dab in your hands, massage over face, remove with damp cloth.  

Be warned: if you have a problem with products containing high concentrations of essential oils, you may find this product to be too much on your skin.  Its scent is heady and floral, no surprise given that it contains starflower and elderberry oils, as well as a base blend intriguingly called "Optimega", as well as rose and mimosa waxes.

Although it looks solid in the jar, it's soft enough to scoop out a dab with ease.  It melts quickly and feels wonderfully luxurious and fluid as you massage it across the face - like Emma Hardie's Amazing Face cleansing balm, it has the kind of silky emollient feel which makes it perfect for a spot of facial massage as you cleanse.  Removal is easy; the balm emulsifies into a milky fluid and rinses cleanly away with plain water or with the included flannel.  After use, my skin is left feeling incredibly soft and nourished.  The recent cold snap had given me a few dry patches on my face, but since I started using this cleanser, they've all cleared up.

Elemis' Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm is an expensive indulgence, at £39.50 - around £9.50 more expensive than the Emma Hardie cleanser I've been loving so much - but a little goes a long way, and I'm fully expecting the 100ml jar to last six months or more.  Find it now at Time to Spa.

Disclosure: PR sample


  1. I recently picked this up too and love it! x

  2. I am loving this balm, nearly as much as the Emma Hardie one. x


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