Elemis are calling their Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm “a balm for the skin, a balm for the senses and a balm for the soul.” While I wouldn’t go that far, it is pretty darn good.
With ingredients like geranium, lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, ho wood, orange and clove blended with starflower and elderberry oils, mimosa and rose wax, as soon as you open it you’re hit by the gorgeous smell. The balm itself is thick and gooey and feels luxurious and expensive on your face.
At the end of the day, simply smooth all over your face with dry fingers. For a mini treatment, leave it on for ten minutes or better yet, apply in the bath or shower and let the steam really open up your pores. The balm comes with a white cleansing cloth (no flimsy muslins here) and after ten minutes, run the cloth under hot water and simply wipe away the day’s makeup and grime.
I imagined the cleansing cloth would end up black; as if the days make up and dirt were transferred upon it, but the balm does a great job melting away whatever was on your face so while the cloth is soiled, it’s nothing a quick run under the hot tap can’t get out.
In consumer tests, 96% of women felt the balm helped leave skin softened and soothed, 91% agreed it helped leave skin nourished and 91% said the balm was effective at removing make-up.
After just one use my face felt clean but not dry and taut and it smelled great! My face was soft and it really did feel like I’d had a mini facial.
With sustainably sourced ingredients from across the UK, it’s another great product from Elemis.
Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm – £39.50/105g