I was recently a very lucky lady and won a competition that Keeley Aydin (Elemis Skincare Specialist) ran on her Facebook page. The prize was a 4 piece Elemis Superfood skincare set and the Superfood Midnight Facial cream was one of the products in the set.
The Superfood Midnight Facial Cream is described as a "prebiotic overnight sleeping cream that leaves dry, thirsty skin feeling silky soft, radiant and replenished with moisture upon waking". So it fits into the final step of your night time routine. Personally I double cleanse, tone, add a few drops of Elemis pro defnition or superfood oil and then apply my superfood midnight facial cream.
Aroma and Texture
The aroma of the Midnight Facial cream smells edible, like a fresh fruit smoothie or cocktail minus the alcohol! It is not sickly sweet or sugarey though.
The texture is like a gel cream, so neither too light nor too heavy and is easily asborbed into my skin, which is dry/oily combination.
In terms of active ingredients, it contains Camu Camu, a source of Vitamin C, and Cocoa Butter which contains Omega 6 & 9 Fatty Acids, which provide skin with essential moisture and Banana Flower Extract which has hydrating and prebiotic properties.
The full ingredient list is here:
Aqua Water/Eau, Peg-8, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydroxyacetophenone, Phenoxyethanol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Fragrance (Parfum), Carbomer, Disodium Edta, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Bentonite, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Limonene, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Propanediol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Lithothamnion Calcareum Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Flower Extract, Citral, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate
The morning after using the Elemis Superfood Midnight Facial Cream, my skin looked plumped up and felt smooth and refreshed. I would not say that my skin felt that hydrated though, so this may not be suitable for those who have very dry skin, a richer night cream maybe more suitable.
Overall, I love the aroma, the texture and I think for me personally this is a product that I will use more in the spring and summer months as I do need and prefer the extra moisture from rich night creams in autumn and winter. However, as the aroma is so fruity and uplifting, I may be tempted to use it during the autumn and winter just for an uplift and reminder of a beach holiday and cocktails!
If you are lucky enough to read this in time, QVC have a fantastic Elemis big deal on offer at the moment which includes the Elemis Superfood Midnight Facial Cream, Superfood AHA Cleansing Glow Butter, Superfood Kefir Tea Mist and Superfood Facial Oil for only £49.98!
Until next time