As I wondered the Elemis Skin care bus (at the british style collective), I came across their specialist kit.
Could a regime really show results in week?
White Brightening Even Tone Cleanser
"Surprisingly, this has become a firm favourite & looks like it is here to stay in my skincare routine.
Nourishes and supports uneven skin.
Formulated with optimum levels of anti-oxidant power to improve the visible signs of ageing and counteract the damaging effects of everyday pollution.
These potent facial oil formulations act to de-stress the skin, helping to break down the accumulation of harmful toxins that clog up the skin.
"This was the part of the kit that I was truly apprehensive of.
Lathering precious oils into my combination skin?
This seemed like a a disaster waiting to happen... wouldn't my skin just look oily or worse, breakout?
Well, finally it seems like I'm trying a facial oil & not just one but two!
There are 2 capsules: rose in the morning, lavender at night
I really loved the lavender capsules, but the smell of the rose capsules was quite over powering for me.
As I was somewhat weary, I had ensured I started this routine during a quiet week at home, worried that others might think my skin looked shiny. Rightly so, my skin didn't seem to absorb the oils for the first two days despite being so dry. But by the third day, the oils blended into my skin almost immediately and dare I say it, even gave it this gorgeous natural glow!
And so, I am now a fan of incorporating a facial oil into my routine.
I might explore a range of facial oils and try a few to see which suits my skin's needs most.
Why consider adding a facial oil?
1. Oil is often seen as the enemy to skin, but it may actually be nature's helping friend. Stripping your skin of oils, only results in your skin attempting to compensate and produce more. This opposite effect may be overcome by providing a sufficient amount to be absorbed into your skin.
2) For those who struggle with moisturisers like myself, facial oils can help maintain the skin's balance whilst softening your skin.
3) Gentle massage of facial oils stimulates the micro-circulation to your skin,enhancing repair and maintenance of your skin.
4) The act of using facial oils is very therapeutic. It is the perfect way to end an evening feeling calm and relaxed.
Overall, a good skin care routine is brilliant to recover from the day, relax in a night time routine and enhance a feeling of wellbeing.
Papaya Enzyme Peel
Gently exfoliates and purifies tired and lacklustre skin.
This rinse-off exfoliating cream contains nourishing Milk Protein, anti-oxidant rich Vitamin E and Marine Algae to moisturise, repair and protect skin. Perfect for complexions which are sensitive or mature.
Skin is left soft, revitalised and radiant.
"If there is one thing that is big in skincare, it is exfoliators.
It is the one thing that both a skincare expert and a typical twenty-something year old turn to to revive skin.
Few realise how important it is to have a good exfoliator. Many are overly aggressive and do more damage than good.
This Papaya Enzyme Peel is natural yet effective.
I love the creamy texture that makes exfoliation a luxurious experience rather than an odd tingling feeling.
This is a keeper... but as with any exfoliator, stick to 2-3 uses a week.
Did this regime bring results in a week?
Please be aware that this regime is likely to draw out any impurities in your skin at the beginning, which may appear as if you are breaking out. I'd recommend sticking through with it, as these quickly subsides to glowing skin!