Nothing beats recreating that spa feeling back home. Granted, you won’t have a wonderful beautician there to apply your products, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it for yourself and thoroughly enjoy it – I like to nestle down with a good film whilst I do my spa routine. My favourite products have got to be by Elemis. ‘Defined by Nature, Led by Science’, but never tested on animals: I think they’re one of the best around for home spa products. I had these used on me in a spa in Surrey and I was sold. Here’s why:
My Spa @ Home Routine
Elemis White Flowers Eye & Lip Make Up Remover
With extracts of white tea, white peony and white lily, this gentle eye and lip make up remover is light and soothing whilst wiping away all traces of make up. A little on a cotton pad is all you need and it provides a fragrant start to your routine.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
A multi-floral balm with, to name but a few, rose wax, coconut oil, lavender oil, mint and ho wood oil, this cleanser deeply penetrates to remove the dirt of the day whilst leaving your skin feeling rich and protected; and the smell is to die for.
Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator
Another dreamy smelling product, this exfoliator contains hydrating absolute of rose, jojoba micro-beads and cucumber extract. Rich in vitamin C, it rubs away all the ingrained dirt leaving your face feeling soft and silky after the cleansing balm. Again, a tiny drop on a cotton pad and work it into your face and neck for a silky-soft finish.
Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil
This oil is the bomb. Solidified at cooler temperatures, you need to warm your bottle in a little hot water which reduces it to a liquid. Sleek and intensley moisturising, this mixture of flower and coconut oils deeply quenches parched skin and can be used on body, hair and nails. Of all the products this one certainly recreates the spa at home experience.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
This is the product that made me go and purchase the Elemis set. My skin had never felt so firm until I used this cream. Algae padina pavonica combined with ginkgo balboa, rose and mimosa not only make it smell like heaven but help your skin feel supple and firm; it makes me feel like a new woman! A little after your spa routine under the eyes is sufficient, or use daily if required. I noticed a difference immediately.
Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules
Pink for the morning, green at night, these are the finishing touches to your spa at home experience. The pink capsules contain rose and the green lavender; simply squeeze the capsule and warm in the palm of your hands before rubbing in to cleansed face and neck. These capsules are said to counteract the effects of everyday pollution to the skin.
So there you have it, my spa at home routine. Elemis products are available from most spa salons who use them or you can order different sets to suit your spa needs online – I purchased mine from House of Fraser.
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