By Alison Blackman
I first discovered ELEMIS in the elegant spas on cruise ships and quickly fell in love with this British spa and skincare brand that carefully combines natural ingredients and cutting-edge technology to create effective and luxurious products.
The products are great, but not “drugstore” cheap. Advicesisters.com has reviewed dozens of ELEMIS goodies but there is an even better way to convince you that the brand is worth a “little extra.”
Give ELEMIS a try with a fabulous travel-sized three-piece starter kit, housed in a silvertone travel bag, thanks to QVC. It is a great way to start a “new year, new you” skincare routine.
One of My Favorite ELEMIS Poducts:
This ELEMIS Try Me Kit excited so much not ust t’s a great value, but it also contains one of my personal favorite products the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (advicesisters.com review). It helps reduce the depth of wrinkles, improves skin firmness, and tones and hydrates skin in just 15 days thanks to Padina Pavonica, Dermochlorella, Ginkgo Biloba, Porphyridium Cruentum, Absolutes of Rose and Mimosa.
When I had a deep HALO laser treatment, this product kept the itching and flaking from driving me crazy as my skin healed (read about my HALO laser experience). Imagine how good it is when your skin isn’t inflamed and peeling.
A Beauty Treasure Found On A Shipwreck:
There are plenty of fascinating ingredients in skincare, but Padina Pavonia, a star ingredient in the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen line is a marine algae literally stumbled upon by a French cosmetic scientist on a shipwreck during a diving expedition. After 10 years of research and 52 formulations, the skincare benefits of this algae, were “born.”
The ELEMIS Try Me Kit also includes:
You also get a 0.7-fl oz Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm and a 0.5-fl oz Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream.
The Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm comes in a jar, but it starts as a solid, so it’s great for travel.
It has essential oils including Optimega and starflower oils, waxes, Padina Pavonica.
What I really love is the scent, amazing and herbal with notes of geranium mint, lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, ho wood, orange, menthol, and clove. It’s so uplifting, it makes you just really want to use it.
How do you use the cleanser?
Since this is a solid, you have to emulsify it. Take a pea-size amount of Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, warm in the palms, and massage over the face, neck, and decollete with light, circular movements. Moisten fingertips and continue to massage. Remove with a warm, damp cleansing cloth.
The ELEMIS Oxygenating Night Cream has some very good anti-aging ingredients including red algae and Padina Pavonica.. This rich, thick cream is absorbed quickly and doesn’t have parabens, SLS, SLES, DEA, mineral oil and artificial colors. Since it can hydrate skin for up to 12 hours it’s perfect for dehydrated skin, and there’s enough here for a week away.
The Travel Bag:
Cosmetics bags get dirty and messed up quickly, so it’s always good to have another one at the ready.
I really like this one for either a large purse, or for weekend travel. The fabric lined zippered bag in brushed silver vinyl is elegant, with a discreet ELEMIS logo embossed on the front but on the side. It measures 6-1/2″L x 4-1/2″H x 2-1/2″W. Trust me, you will use it.
The good news is that this ELEMIS Try Me Set at QVC set is just $48.50 with Free Standard Shipping & Handling. If you purchased these items separately they would cost you $157.70. If you are trying Elemis for the first time, I think you’ll love it, but even if you just use the kit for travel, it’s a beauty steal!
Visit http://www.qvc.com/ and type in item #A284805 but don’t wait too long or the Try Me Kits will have be gone!