*This post is sponsored by ELEMIS and Shopstyle. As always, all opinions are my own. Enjoy!
I’ve been seeing more and more of the British luxury brand ELEMIS on my social channels so when they sent me a few products to try, I jumped at the chance to do an ELEMIS skincare review (plus a promo code to pass the savings to you!! See promo below.)
ELEMIS has been a UK favorite for over 30 years and it’s quickly evolved into the go-to skincare brand for many in the US and around the globe. Founded in 1989, the brand marries powerful active ingredients to deliver clinically-tested results with a holistic aromatherapy approach.
Right away I loved the scents. While many prefer fragrance-free skincare (they have that too!), ELEMIS uses natural ingredients, such as rose, to get the spa-like aroma. I’m huge into relaxing scents and their products have a slight, not overbearing, aroma you will enjoy.
The best part of this review is that these products are geared towards anti-aging. Being in my mid-30s, I take an active approach towards keeping my skin as youthful-looking, and healthy as possible. Feeding my skin ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, and regular exfoliating with chemicals such as AHA (more about this below) help me preserve my skin.
My Top 3 Favorites From ELEMIS
ELEMIS has truly lived up to the hype and it’s definitely a brand that you need to incorporate into your skincare routines. There are, however, three items that immediately stood and out during my trial. These not only felt amazing on my skin but also felt gave me near-immediate results.
Now, it’s important to mention that results from starting a new skincare line or product usually take a few months. Because these products are new to me and have only been tried for a few weeks, the review below is my thoughts and first impressions. My experience has been great so far — no irritation, no clogged pores, or sensitivity.
That being said I do recommend giving products time to work their magic — usually about 3 months of consistent use.
ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads
If it’s one thing I absolutely love in my skincare routines, it’s a good chemical exfoliator. These resurfacing facial pads are soaked in a patented Tri-Enzyme Technology for smoother skin. It also contains Lactic Acid, a naturally occurring Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that helps gently exfoliate the skin.
It is very gentle and will not dry out your skin. I find that I wake up the next morning with brighter skin.
These dynamic resurfacing pads help reduce the look of dark spots and help with texture and tone. It’s safe to use twice a day and the pads are textured for added physical exfoliation. I loved how bright my skin looked after just one use. It’s very mild with a light fragrance.
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Eye Mask
This pro-collagen eye mask was so rich and thick. It’s formulated with antioxidants such as Watermelon Snow Algae. It also contains Hyaluronic Acid — great at improving the look of fine lines.
HA is the holy grail in moisturizers. Because it pulls in moisture from the atmosphere and holds 1,000 times its weight in water, you’ll get results you can see.
It applies clear and the skin really drinks it up. It’s really hydrating and perfect to wear under makeup. This eye mask is a great addition if you suffer from tired eyes or fine lines like myself. I felt like I woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed when I applied this mask overnight. For added effect, I placed this mask in my fridge and would apply a small amount in the morning. Trust me, try it!
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30
I haven’t always worn moisturizer or any day cream in the mornings. Because of my oily skin, I felt like it would make me extra shiny. Now, sunscreen is no exception so I was excited to give this product a try. It was a bit too creamy to wear under makeup but I really enjoyed it on my ‘no makeup’ days.
Because of the added SPF, this made my morning routine easier with fewer products to apply. It has a very pleasant scent and felt like a dream. Because of the gel-like consistency, it doesn’t feel heavy like a night cream would. It’s formulated with marine and plant actives which help with the look of firmness and elasticity. These include Padina Pavonica, Chlorella and Ginkgo Biloba
I’m looking forward to continuing to use these products and can’t wait to see the results after a few months.
Okay, just because it was hard to pick 3. Another front-runner is the ELEMIS Superfood facial oil. I use this as the last step in my nighttime skincare routine. The facial oil is not thick, but very hydrating. I wake up the next morning with hydrated, supple skin. And the best part is that it doesn’t clog my pores.
Facial oil is the newest product to my routine, mainly because of the preconceived notion that oil and acne-prone skin don’t mix. Quite the contrary. I think one thing that we oily-skin girls are missing is proper hydration.
This facial oil is infused with 9 antioxidant-rich superfoods for a radiant glow. And who doesn’t want a glow-up?
I hope this ELEMIS skincare review was helpful. In the meantime, make sure to visit their website for a more comprehensive view of all the products and skincare lines they offer. ELEMIS was so kind to share a 20% off promo for you to use now!! Just use promo code LoveElemis20 for 20% off your purchase (exclusions apply.)
If you’ve ever tried ELEMIS products, I’d love to hear about it below. Leave a comment and your thoughts to help other readers learn more about ELEMIS.