Hello ladies, Eleni here!
I’m lucky enough to have tried hundreds of beauty product brands. When I was a teenager I saved all my money and spent it on Chanel, Guerlain and Givenchy. Some months that my savings weren’t that great, I still spent everything I had on Clinique, the Body Shop and L’Oreal. My bathroom has always looked like a shrine to beauty products (and also a shrine to being broke). I did not care about how much money I had to spend in order to become the proud owner of my precious new obsessions. To this day, I’m still proud to have been the only girl in my high school that was using Givenchy eye shadow.
But the Gods have shown mercy to me and when I was 23, Cosmopolitan magazine hired me. Boxes of cosmetics going around under my nose and I could pick whatever I wanted! What would a normal girl do? Stop buying cosmetics you’d assume. But no, not me. What happened was that I just became pickier! I could try whatever I wanted, but all I wanted was that limited edition Clarins shampoo that coincidentally was sold out. Now that I’m older I’ve stopped being such a brat. I will try everything that I am given and be absolutely objective about it without whining that it’s not the brand or the product I was dreaming to get. But that doesn’t mean I have put my product obsessions aside – and these obsessions have not been created by advertising or vanity, they have been created solely by the way my first encounter with a product felt.
I will never forget what YSL mascara smells like, how E. Coudray body cream feels and how Shu Uemura liquid eyeliner applies on your eyes. And I’ll go crazy if they ever discontinue the Clarins gentle care roll-on deodorant, the Molton Brown Mer-rouge hair hydramask or the L’Occitane almond firming cream.
So there, I have listed my obsessions, there are a few more, but not many – and as years go by it becomes harder for me to add new things to the list.
This Christmas, Elemis has sent me their holiday set – a very pretty silver cosmetics bag that contained an Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash, an Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, an Elemis Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Serum, an Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Gel Mask sample and an Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Night Cream sample. As expected, all of the products were of exceptional quality, something that Elemis is very well known for.
But there was one product, the Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash that was love at first use!
I’ll just say one thing: it made the list.
It has a very rich soapy smell – it smells clean! But also, from its smell you can tell that it is a very rich cleanser. You only need to use a tiny amount and it lathers up to a luxurious foamy layer on your face and neck. The best part is that you can feel this product work. Although it does not really tingle because it’s very milky, moisturizing and not acidy at all, if you leave it on for a bit it feels like a million tiny hands are gently scrubbing your face. The result is perfectly clean and renewed skin with increased moisture, radiance and elasticity! Elemis has once again worked its magic and collected amazing, rare ingredients that are combined in an ideal analogy in this facial wash. In Elemis own words:
“Revolutionary Tri-Enzyme technology is the catalyst in this safe and effective resurfacing formulation. Galactoarabinan, a Polysaccharide, enhances the non-abrasive exfoliation process, whilst Brazilian Babussu Oil replenishes moisture. Moringa protects the skin against environmental damage, whilst White Truffle, Poria Cocos, soothes and supports the skin’s natural micro flora.“
I’m not a chemist, so probably not qualified enough to explain the above description any further.
But I’m qualified enough to tell you that every time I get in my shower and take a look at my Elemis facial wash bottle, I measure how much is left, dreading the day that it will be over. As a result of this fear I have stopped washing my face on a daily basis.
I hope that some of you have tried this facial wash so it can be confirmed that it is out of this world amazing and I can stop sounding like a crazy person!
What do you ladies think of Elemis?