Hi My Lovelies!
Today's post is going to be skincare related and I decided to take full advantage of this beautiful sunshine and get some garden pictures for you. I'm a firm believer in skincare and think that investing in skin care is the best way to keep your skin healthy and looking younger for longer... plus it helps your make-up settle when your skin is looked after. Recently, I had some Elemis training for work and it was so helpful, that I wanted to share some of it in today's post with you. I actually started using Elemis in January this year and then I was super happy to get a job at an Elemis Spa a few months after, which is amazing as I can work with a brand I love and trust.
Your skin can change up to 9 times a day which I didn't know!! - but actually it makes complete sense, as some days I think hmmm that's a bit dry, but then a few hours later my make-up has gone patchy... which makes me think how did i go from being dry to oily haha ?! - Elemis is a clinically proven brand which does not test on animals but instead chooses to pay loads more money to have it tested on human beings in very strict trials. The trials are normally a minimum of £30,000 for one product, which makes me trust Elemis even more as a brand, because they are willing to go that extra mile which other brands won't do, as testing on animals is a whole lot cheaper.
Brands always focus on the lovely ingredients like Lavender, Chamomile and other natural ingredients. However, it is actually the base of the product which is the most important part of the skincare. If you have an alcohol or chemical base then your skin struggles to take the product in right from the very start. However, Elemis use active Protein bases which means that the skin instantly accepts the product, as the skin is a protein base also. Elemis also use fruit enzymes to naturally preserve their products instead of using the chemical SLS related ingredients. This information was completely new to me, and I thought it might be interesting for you lovelies to read about, so know I will stop rambling and get into my mini reviews of the Elemis Tri-Enzyme Range*.
About the "Elemis Tri-Enzyme Range"
The Tri-Enzyme is a powerful clinically proven skincare range that targets dull/aging skin by exfoliating, renewing, moisturising and protecting the skin. The active protein base matches the protein base of the skin, which therefore means that the skin instant accepts the product instead of rejecting it (which normally happens with chemical bases). Ingredients include, White Truffle, Brazilian Babussu and an exfoliant Polysaccharide just to name a few ingredients.
It is very important not to sunbathe whilst using this range, as you are renewing the skin. If you do then make sure you are wearing a minimum SPF 30 as this will stop the fresh skin from burning.
Elemis Tri Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash (Travel Size)
This cleanser is creamy and luxurious in two words! - I must admit I had reservations over the whole Tri-enzyme range because I was worried it was going to irritate my Redness, but for some reason it has made my Redness better ?!? crazy haha. Anyway, it's great for all skin-types and helps to slough away all the dead skin cells. The Enzymes are used to break away uneven skin, which helps to reveal a more radiant and plump looking complexion.
Elemis Tri Enzyme Resurfacing Serum (Travel Size)
This Serum has been clinically proven to improve the skins texture by 91% - It helps to stimulate your cell renewal cycle, which therefore helps with acne, scarring and pigmentation issues. I have been using this product and genuinely believe that it has helped to improve my recent issues with my skin texture.
Elemis Tri Enzyme Resurfacing Gel Mask (Full Size)
This is honestly the star of the show for me!! - the other products are fantastic and really work amazingly together as a routine, but if I had to recommend just the one product then this would be it. If you love it when you can feel a product working then you would love this! - When you apply it there is a tingling sensation, which moves on to quite a strong cooling sensation which makes the skin feel so clean its unreal. This product is packed with all the same powerful ingredients, but its amazing for instant results, as well as balancing the skins PH level to reduce shine.
Elemis Tri Enzyme Resurfacing Night Cream (Full Size)
This is another favourite for me and I think that this and the Gel Mask would be the easiest products to integrate into a routine. The best thing about the Night Cream is that it takes full advantage of the fact that the skin regenerates through the night... so with the addition of its powerful formula you wake up with lovely plump and radiant skin.
Overall Thoughts ?
About a month ago I was extremely stressed and I went to take a close up picture of my skin for a post and in complete horror I couldn't believe how uneven my skin had become. However, after using the Tri-Enzyme range as part of my normal routine I have seen unbelievable results. However, the price range of these products is high and ranges from £29-£98. If I had to recommend one product it would definitely be the Gel Mask which costs £48.00 followed by the Night Cream which is £85.00. Despite the high prices Elemis are normally very generous with their gift sets, which you receive with a certain purchase. The range also appears for discounted prices on QVC, so it's definitely worth keeping an eye out if your interested. Finally, you can get 20% off Elemis orders with the code Celtic2013 which is the discount code the Spa i work for gives you. I have included a picture of my current skin texture since using the Tri-Enzyme Range.
[Please note this picture was taken for a review below]
I hope you have enjoyed this post lovelies!