Hey Everyone !
I am officially back in Dubai and thrown into the deep end with mommy duties, catching up on emails, attending events and back to back makeup appts. I had visited Boracay Islands in the Philippines just before coming back to Dubai. Some much needed Vitamin Sea finally came my way ! Despite all the sunblock, my face managed to get some color in aka RED ! It was only a matter of time before my forehead started peeling and flaking. Luckily, I had some rescue remedies from Elemis waiting for me on my bathroom counter.
For the past two weeks, I've been using the Elemis Pro Collage Marine Cream with SPF 30 religiously in the mornings. For nightly rituals, I have been generously lathering on the Elemis Pro Collagen Oxygenating Night cream. And for the days I felt like I needed some extra pampering, I'd reach out for the Pro Definition Facial Oil by Elemis.
Flaking, dehydrated skin would be the ultimate test to see how well these Elemis products would perform on my peeling, sun burnt skin!
ELEMIS PRO-COLLAGEN MARINE CREAM SPF30*
I experienced the Super Foods Facial at Sensasia Spa right before Ieft for the Philippines and was introduced to Elemis's Pro Collagen range. The Pro Collagen Marine Cream has an SPF30 and comes in a light whipped texture. A powerful marine extract, Padina Pavonica, is one of the key ingredients used in the day cream.
Padina Pavonica is a fan shaped brown algae, hand picked by scuba divers from the temperate waters of Malta and is a clinically proven collagen boosting seaweed. The discovery of Padina Pavonica has changed the face of skincare forever. Independent clinical trials have proved that it helps reduce wrinkles by up to 19% in just 15 days. Dehydrated flaking skin is no joke. Within a matter of days I saw my face transform into a softer more hydrated texture. I recently did a skin analysis test to calculate sebum, pigmentation, tightness and sensitivity. The tightness of my skin ranged the highest amongst the other factors. Yes, I contribute it to good genes, but also to the use of products that do their job !
ELEMIS PRO-COLLAGEN OXYGENATING NIGHT CREAM
The one thing that grabs my attention with Elemis products instantly is their scent. The Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night cream is no different. The night cream has a delicate soft scent and so spa-like. I always feel like I'm pampering myself when I use the night cream. It has a richer texture than the Marine Cream, cooling on the skin and glides on so effortlessly.
My night routine is one that I always look forward to. It's when I indulge in myself and forget the madness and chaos I went through. I take a minute or so to gently massage the Oxygenating Night Cream in circular motion starting from my cheeks, moving towards my temples and around the contours of my face. I then gently pat in an upward motion from my décolletage up to my chin.
When you look good, you feel good. Nothing beats waking up in the morning, and seeing skin that looks plumper, fresh and rejuvenated. If you feel like your skin has lost its glow or lustre - then the Pro Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream is the answer ! Want firmer, better looking skin ? Then whatever you do, don't forget your night creams ! This is when your skin rejuvenates. Even as blogger who constantly tries various products, there are some that stick out more than others. In my case, it has definitely been the Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream !
ELEMIS PRO DEFINITION FACIAL OIL*
I was a huge fan of the Elemis Superfood facial oil and the new Pro Definition facial oil is no different. The key ingredient for the Pro-Definition facial oil is that it's formulated with Raspberry plant stem cells and Himalayan Gentian. These key ingredients neutralize free radicals and fight signs of aging and sun. They help aide in keeping the skin firmer and attacks visible fine lines.
Our lifestyles heavily contribute to the way we look and feel. Being overworked, too much sun exposure, pollution, diet - all these affect how our skin ages. The Pro-Definition Facial oil targets more mature skin. Personally, I don't have wrinkles. But I do have a very physically strenuous lifestyle. During the weekends, I am swamped with makeup appts. That's standing on my feet for an average of 6-8 hours with a back that's bent at a slight angle. Working on brides is no easy task. Sometimes its family members that turn into wannabe bridezillas. Stress level sometimes shoot up to 150%. It's during the weekends where I feel completely zapped and I can feel exhaustion kick in.
That's when I turn to the Pro Definition Facial Oil. It's my ultimate rescue to 'pick' my skin up, and never disappoints. The next day my face looks and feels as if I had a weekend spent at the spa instead of working my butt off. Facial oils are not cheap but they are an investment to yourself. Your face, your body, it doesn't get younger or stronger over time. It's up to you to take the necessary steps to maintain their strength, youth and lustre.
Are you an Elemis fan ? Let me know if you're ever tried their products. Any favorites ? Don't be shy, I'd love to hear all about it.
Elemis products are found at all Sensasia Spas in the UAE.
*Received as PR samples.