I’m a big fan of a peeling mask as I find they suit my skin really well. I don’t really like to use very scrubby type products on my skin as it’s sensitive and tends to aggravate my mild case of Rosacea. As I result I’ve developed a collection of enzyme/peeling type products to help exfoliate and brighten my skin. Here’s a round up of my favourites.
I was doing a bit of a clear out of my stash the other day and it made me realise how many products I own or have owned in the past from Elemis. It’s a brand that I really like and have had a lot of success with over the years. Elemis is a British Spa based brand. You will mainly find Elemis for sale in Spas although you can buy it in the likes of Debenhams and plenty of places online.
Hopefully you had a chance to read my post on my favourite makeup products of 2013 here. At first I didn’t realise how budget friendly all my picks were but they were genuinely my favourites among many high end products. I’m not sure I’ll be able to say the same for my skincare picks here as I have quite expensive skincare tastes! But here are the products that really impressed me in 2013:
Well after a historic scorchio summer and autumn, normal service has resumed in Ireland. We’re wholly unprepared for the rain and cold as it’s been so long since we’ve seen it we almost forgot it ever happened. For me one of my biggest peeves of the cold weather is the effect it has on my dry skin. I have the added bonus of working in an entirely air conditioned office so my skin does not fare too well in these conditions. I have pale, sensitive, dry skin that is prone to redness, so hopefully this might give you some ideas if you have similar skin…
I try to be really well behaved when it comes to taking off my makeup so a good cleanser is an absolute must for me. I have three favourites that I use on rotation quite regularly. I have combination skin that is more on the dry side and it’s also a little bit sensitive. I’ve found these picks to be a great choice for me.
So this is my fourth post for the September Beauty Blog Challenge (find out more here) and the topic is favourite handcreams. If you’ve read some of my posts you’ll know I don’t hide my obsession with everything Elemis. They can just do no wrong in my eyes. There isn’t a product of theirs that I’ve tried and haven’t loved and this baby is no exception.
I am a bit of an Elemis fan I have to admit, I have yet to find an Elemis product that I do not love. I own a variety of scrubs, creams and cleansers and I love them all. I was kind of scared to try the Pro Collagen Marine Cream as for some reason I had a fear that it would be the one product I didn’t love but luckily that is not the case.
As part of my one woman mission to tackle pigmentation I was doing some research on home treatments for brightening skin. This Philosophy Microdelivery Peel gets some great reviews but it ain’t a cheap solution at €75. I’ve been getting a bit desperate to fix my skin so I decided I’d make the investment.
Now the word peel always freaks the bejesus out of me as it brings to mind acidic chemicals and a raspberry red face. But I have since learned there are very gentle fruit and lactic acid based peels that can suit even sensitive skin. The Philosophy Peel is mainly based on Vitamin C and Lactic/Salicylic Acid and contains two steps.
Oh I just love using Elemis stuff, it always feels and smells amazing and my latest find is no exception.
In the January sales I snapped up the Elemis Majestic Beauty set just because it was an absolute bargain at €55. It included a host of products such as the Papaya Enzyme Peel which I’ve reviewed here and a full size Melting Cleansing Gel. It also came in a great purple toiletry bag which I’m using to store all my face products I don’t use regularly.
I recently got a bit of shock news about my skin apparently it has a bit of a temper!
I had been feeling my skin was getting a bit dull and was starting to show its age so I went for two sessions of microdermabraision and started using Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant (which I do like but have learnt not to use too liberally). I thought I was getting good results but my skin started to get oilier. A problem I’ve never had.
Any who I had booked a day at the spa (The Spa at Mount Wolesley – lovely) with mam and had a Mini Elemis Facial as part of it. The therapist asked me loads of questions about my skin regime and told me I was starting to show signs of Rosacea – I had a little internal shriek and thought WTF???