It is important in any skincare routine to have a good cleanser, as most skin problems or issues can start by not cleansing properly and by simply selecting the incorrect cleanser for your skin type. You can make a big difference to your skin if you select the correct cleanser and use it effectively. There is varying methods and textures when it comes to cleansing, the main point I want to get across is for you to find a method and texture you prefer to use as if you don’t enjoy doing it then you won’t make the time to cleanse.
I have a combination / sensitive skin and have used many cleansers over the years. I tend to use a skin specific cream cleanser on an evening when I have more time and a gel wash cleanser on the morning. I have wanted to try a cleansing balm for a while now, as it is a completely different texture to what I am using at the moment and I want to see if there are any additional benefits from this type of cleanser for my skin.
I decided to try the Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm, one of the main reasons I wanted to try this cleansing balm over others on the market is for two reasons, one being I am a big fan of Elemis and have been using their products for over 20 years now with fantastic results and two with it being the Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm, I knew it would contain the active ingredient of Padina Pavonica which Elemis use in their anti wrinkle range of products.
As soon as I opened the lid of this cleansing balm I was greeted with an aromatic fresh floral aroma, a distinctive fragrance combination of Mimosa, Lavender with a hint of Mint. I used about the size of 2p piece which I warmed into the palms of my hands and applied to my dry face in circular massaging movements. I noticed the texture of this cleansing balm allowed me to massage this cleanser on my face for a longer period of time then I would normally, which is beneficial to the skin to improve texture and tone.
I removed the cleansing balm with a warm cloth. I noticed my skin felt hydrated, plump and deeply cleansed, it had removed all traces of foundation, dirt and grime from my face, leaving my skin smooth and radiant, as if I had used two or three products or had a spa facial.
As each day passes using this cleansing balm, the texture of my skin has greatly improved and looks more radiant in appearance. I have a top tip. if you apply this balm before you have a bath and then leave it on till you’re just about to get out and then remove, as the steam in the bathroom allows this balm to work deeper into the skin, the results are amazing.
This cleansing balm will definitely be part of my cleansing routine from now on to give my skin that extra bit of TLC.
This cleansing balm will be part of the Elemis Christmas TSV on the 15th November, where you will receive a 50g size pot which is almost half of the full size which retails for £39.50 direct from Elemis.
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