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  1. Ekenus-QSV-TSV-July-2020

    Hi everyone

    I hope you are well!

    This is just a quick head's up that the Elemis "Today's Special Value" (TSV) is now live on QVC.  This wonderful collection of skin and body care products is only £69.96 but worth a whopping £225, so is a huge saving if you are an Elemis fan. 

    If you are new to QVC you can sign up here and use my discount code to receive £10 off  (if you need to add my name please enter Zoe Penny) making it only £59.96 plus £3.95 P & P.  If you are already a member of QVC you have the option to pay in 4 easy pay installments of £17.49 (plus delivery for the 1st payment).

    Anyway on to what this fantastic Elemis Today's Special Value collection contains

    1 x Cleansing Micellar Water (200ml) - infused with organic English rose water and soothing antioxidant rich chamomile, skin is gently cleansed, whilst the natural moisture barrier is maintained
    1 x Pro-Collagen Super Serum Elixir (15ml) - offers superior moisturisation to leave your complexion feeling smoother, plumper and more youthful looking. Formulated with a unique blend of intelligent bio-actives such as anti-ageing tri-peptides, African birch bark, red seaweed and padina pavonica
    1 x Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix (30ml) - harnessing a powerful blend of padina pavonica, drone peptide technology, microalgae and wild indigo oligosaccharides, this revolutionary formula works throughout the night to target areas of the face to help restore the natural balance to your skin, creating a protective matrix that helps seal in hydration
    1 x NEW British Botanical Bath & Shower Milk (300ml) - cleanses, hydrates and leaves your skin beautifully fragranced. Formulated with British echium oil, a rich source of Omega 3,6, 9
    1 x British Botanical Oil-Rich Body Cream (120ml) - moisturises and comforts dry skin leaving it silky soft and hydrated. Blended with precious essential oils of soothing lavender and chamomile, with uplifting geranium and palmarosa
    1 x British Botanical Hand & Nail Butter (50ml) - a luxuriously hydrating everyday hand and nail butter, which intensely moisturises your hands for lasting comfort. Contains shea butter and moabi butter. 

    The British Botanicals was a limited edition range brought out in 2015 for Elemis's 25th anniversary and we haven't seen it again since.  For those of you who have never used the range, I can best describe it as a cross between Lavender, Lemon with a hint of Eucalyptus, it is light fresh herbaceous type aroma. I used to use the British Botanicals body cream in my reflexology treatments and can recommend it.  If the formula is the same, it is a medium textured highly moisturising body cream so suited to normal to dry skin.

    As for the skin care products in the collection, they are entirely new to me (yippee treat time) so I can't give you any feedback just yet.  However, if you head over to the main Elemis website, you will be able to read customer reviews on the Micellar Water, Pro Collagen Super Serum Elixir and Overnight Matrix cream.

    If you or any of your loved ones are Elemis fans, then this is a fabulous offer that you cannot afford to miss out on.  You can buy it on pre-order here now. up until the end of Sunday 26/7/20 which is when QVC's Today's Special Value will end.

    Until next time, take care

    Zoe

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  2. Elemis-AHA-Glow-Butter

    Hi everyone,

    I hope you are all ok and doing well in this crazy year we are all having!

    At my end, I am STILL not able to work so have been spending lots of time pampering myself and hanging upside down in downward dog (doing yoga).

    So today, I will be sharing my thoughts on a new product I have been trialing. It's the Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter.

    This product is orange but doesn't stain your skin and has a unique gel-cream-balm lightweight texture and is not as solid as the usual Elemis cleansing balms. I would advise that you refrigerate the product during very warm weather as mine arrived with some leakage during the last hot weather spell.

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    Like the Elemis cleansing balms, their new Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter is another multi-purpose product and can be used as a makeup remover, cleanser, or as a mask.

    In terms of the ingredients, you will find skin cleansing, nourishing, and brightening properties:

    "Brightening Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) from Pumpkin and Acerola Cherry help to reveal a fresh-faced glow.
    Mango Butter and Chia Seed Oil, rich in omega fatty acids, nourish and hydrate the skin.
    The fragrance, sulfate, and mineral oil-free formula leaves skin feeling deeply cleansed and nourished
    Lightweight hydrating formula won’t leave skin feeling dry or stripped"

    I have been using the AHA Glow Cleansing Butter about 2-3 times a week for a couple of weeks now. I use it in the morning and apply a fingertip amount to my forehead, cheeks, nose, chin, and neck, massage it in and then leave it on whilst I drink that first coffee of the day. I then remove the product with a clean, damp facial cloth.

    I have not tried to remove my make up with the product yet as, to be honest, I haven't been wearing any during lockdown! If you do decide to use the product this way, I would avoid the eye area and use your usual eye make up remover instead.

    The verdict?

    • The Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter definitely leaves my skin feeling clean, fresh, and hydrated (but not greasy) which I love as I have dry/oily combination skin.
    • I have not noticed that my skin looks more radiant but then my skin is not dull or lacklustre at the moment, more so in autumn and winter months so this product will be useful to try then.

    I would say that this product is ideal for anyone who has normal, dry, dry/oily combination skin and possibly even oily skin. It is also going to be a winner for those who prefer a hydrating cleanser which does not strip the skin and those who enjoy a multi-purpose product.

    Will I repurchase?
    Definitely! I love the texture and the results and am intrigued to use this product during the cooler months when my skin definitely becomes more ashy, dull and lacklustre.

    The cost of the Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter is £30 for 90ml and is available on the Elemis website.

    Stay tuned for more skincare reviews as I have been spoiling myself and the treatment room to some new goodies.

    Unti next time, stay safe

    Zoe

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