My experience with Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm sparked off my search for more cleansing balms to try. One such cleansing balm which was highly rated is the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. Before I tell you about my experience with this product, let’s check out its ingredients, shall we?
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, PEG-8 Beeswax, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Seed Oil, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Silica, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Glycerin, Lecithin, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Borago Officinalis (Starflower) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Acacia Decurrens (Mimosa) Flower Wax, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Rosa Multiflora (Rose) Flower Wax, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Geraniol, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Tocopherol, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Citronellol, Cinnamomum Camphora (Ho Wood) Wood Oil, Limonene, Mentha Arvensis (Mint) Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Menthol, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Citral, Coumarin, Citric Acid.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Mimosa and Rose waxes, UK Starflower Oil, UK Elderberry Seed Oil, UK Optimega™ Oil, Coconut, Shea, Sweet Almond Oil, Padina Pavonica, Vitamin E
How does the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm fare?
When I first got my hands on this product, I could smell it even before I open the box. The Elemis Pro-Collage Cleansing Balm smells so beautiful, like the oils which are used in the most expensive of spas. Looking at its ingredients packed full of luxurious oils, I certainly wasn’t surprised that it would smell so heavenly. What this means is that people who don’t like scents or are allergic to scents in their skincare products will not appreciate this product. This product also comes with a fluffy white cleansing cloth within the box. Immediately I knew that this cleansing balm was something special. It isn’t your everyday workhorse like the Clinique’s TTDO balm. This product is meant to be savoured and enjoyed, especially for those people who love a ritualistic approach to their skincare.
You will find a small scoop included with this product. You can use it to scoop out the product, warm it in your palms to slightly liquefy it and then massage over the face, neck and décolleté with light circular movements. Note that you will need to use dry hands for this initial step. You should see your makeup and sunscreen melting away as you massage it into your skin. After a while, moisten your fingertips with water and continue to massage. Lastly, you would remove this product entirely by using the warm damp cleansing cloth (that is included together with this product) to wipe everything off. Because of the rose and mimosa waxes formulated in this cleansing balm, I think that you would require a cleansing cloth to remove it. I wouldn’t recommend that you simply try to splash water and rinse it off as it won’t be thoroughly removed. This is why I would normally reach for this cleansing balm on the weekends when I have more time to enjoy my skincare rituals. When I look into the mirror after my cleansing ritual is completed, I noticed that my skin is perfectly clean, soft and intensely glowing. This is currently my holy grail of cleansing balms! A truly exceptional product!
Where can you find it?
I bought the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm from ASOS online. It retails at £40.00 (105g sized).
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