Hope you've all had a great weekend? After working yesterday it was so nice to sit outside last night and enjoy the warmer weather we have been having in Wales. Sadly today is a different story and it's feeling pretty cold outside right now, so I thought I would take to the blog to tell you about a product I have been really enjoying recently. If you've been reading my blog for quite some time now then you will probably know that Elemis are one of my favourite skincare brands. I've been lucky to not only work with them on my blog, but also work at an Elemis Spa where I learnt so much about the brand and their amazing values. I'm a huge fan and couldn't wait to start revieiwng some new products I've been trying from their 'White Brightening Collection'. I would love to hear from you in the comments section below and a huge welcome if you're visiting from #bbloggers tonight!
I'm totally into skincare and have used Elemis skincare religiously since 2012. I was so excited to find out that Elemis were launching a new 'White Brightening System' and of course I was straight down to the spa at work when I heard that it was in stock. I actually purchased the whole collection and planned on doing a collective review. However, I've found that I've been using the Even Tone Lotion the most and thought it would be best to review this product first. The new 'White Brightening System' is a truly innovative solution for the demand for a brighter and more even skin tone. The system is also designed to target concerns such as dark spots, age sports and excess pigmentation. I'm lucky not to suffer so much with those concerns, but what I do suffer with is dehydrated skin, which can look quite dull at times. I'm also a pretty bad sleeper, so I figured that I would give this collection a go and see how I got along with it.
The Elemis White Brightening Even Tone Lotion is designed to be applied immediately after cleansing to prepare and condition the skin (It's kind of like a toner with added skincare benefits). Melanin inhibiting diary, sophora and kiwi extracts help to reduce the appearance of dark spots, ages spots and existing imperfections, whilst red algae intensely moisturises and leaves the skin visibly more clear, luminous, soft and shine free. I have been using this lotion for almost two months and the results have been fantastic. It's quite milky and ever so slightly thicker than most toning type products, but it applies like a dream. I've genuinely felt a lot better about my complexion and the results have been really visible. After applying this lotion my skin looks and feels a lot smoother, as well as being brighter in appearance. It also helps to control oil, which in my eyes is a fantastic bonus! as I do get a little oily around the t-zone at times.
Overall I would really recommend this product and would say it's my favourite product out of the whole collection. It can really stand on its own and I always notice good results after using it! One thing to note with this range is that it's not advised to be used if you are trying to get a tan (unless you wear a high SPF in the daytime) due to it's brightening properties. As you can see I've been brave and posted a natural selfie below (with a touch of mascara and lip balm) to show you the overall condition of my skin. I do have a few marks, but overall I'm really happy with how my skin tone is improving in it's brightness and clarity. I have also included the impressive Independent Results below, which show that a high percentage of the trialled users really noticed a difference. It is quite expensive at £39.50, but if you're looking for visible brightening results then this might be a good place to start.
88% of women agreed that the product left their skin looking clear
84% of women agreed that the product left their skin looking more luminous
78% of women agreed that the product left skin tone more even
I hope you've enjoyed this post lovelies and I would love to hear from you in the comments section below. Do you suffer with a dull complexion? I would love to know how you make your skin look brighter!
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