I’ll be honest, I’m not usually much of one for trying out luxury brand skincare. I tend to stick with what I know (which is predominantly The Body Shop, which regular readers will be very aware of). However, when The Beauty Expert reached out to me and asked if I wanted to review some new products from Elemis, I thought “why the hell not?”. Check out my unboxing video here.
Elemis is a luxury spa and skincare brand with a huge range of products – so I felt pretty silly that I hadn’t heard of them before getting involved in the campaign. They were not on my radar at all, but I am pleased to have been introduced to them via the Biotec range. Let’s get stuck in to my thoughts on the products, shall we?
Elemis Biotec Skin Energising Cleanser
The first product is the wash-off cleanser which claims to be deep cleansing to reduce impurities and rebalance your skin. It also claims to leave the skin fresh and energised. You apply 2-3 pumps onto your hand, lather it with water and cleanse your face before rinsing it off.
The good news is, it’s an easy product to use and it isn’t too heavy on the skin so it’s easy to rinse off. It also makes your skin feel really nice and smooth after use. The bad news is that it smells pretty bad, which is a bit of a turn off. It also doesn’t work quite as hard as other cleansers I have used to rid your face of all dirt/makeup.
I’m going to keep using this product because of how nice my skin does feel afterwards, but I will have to continue to also use a cream cleanser and toner to make sure my face is squeaky clean.
Elemis Biotec Skin Energising Day Cream
This moisturising cream is designed to create a smooth, youthful complexion – which in all fairness, I can agree with. My skin felt more plump and smooth after using it, and although I don’t think I need to be worrying about the age my skin looks just yet, I can definitely see the benefit of this cream.
It’s nice and light, and whilst the perfumed smell of the cleanser lingers a little bit within this cream too, it’s more subtle and bearable. The texture of the cream is quite thin but not watery, and it spreads evenly with little effort.
Elemis Biotec Skin Energising Night Cream
I love a good night cream, I do. I love how you can just slap it on, fall asleep and wake up with lovely soft skin. This product makes the same claims as above, that much lusted after youthful smooth skin, but I feel like the night cream definitely delivers the most on this promise.
The cream is a bit richer than the day equivalent, but it absorbs easily into the skin without leaving any greasy residue you get with some night creams. Again, the smell is not amazing but is luckily subtle enough to not be a distraction.
When you wake up the next day, skin is nice and soft and silky. Again, it feels plumped and “energised” as promised!
Overall, I would recommend giving this range a try if you are looking to get softer, smoother skin. I will definitely keep using these products, but I think that only the creams would be a repurchase for me.
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Disclaimer: These products were sent to me by Beauty Expert in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.