Beauty, SkincareTDO Beauty Spotlight: Elemis

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Posh and Becks aren’t my only British loves as of late. A few weeks ago, I discovered an amazing British skincare lined called Elemis that I have not been able to stop obsessing over.

ABOUT THE BRAND: Elemis is the leading luxury British spa with a line of products that is making its way over to this side of the Atlantic. Developed with the latest technology and using the highest quality natural active ingredients, Elemis invests heavily in research and development. A line of scientists and doctors formulate, monitor and test each product from its conception through its clinical trials. Each product must achieve a “statistically significant” effect on the skin before it’s released to market, thus making their products some of the most powerful skincare treatments available.

I don’t know where to start talking about this line of products because I’ve absolutely loved every single product I’ve tried. In order to prepare for this feature, I exclusively used Elemis products for two weeks straight — and the change in my skin has been incredible. Even after a couple of days, my skin cleared up and started glowing; now, at the 2 week mark, I’m confident enough to skip foundation! For me, this line has been absolutely revolutionary.

STAND OUT PRODUCTS: It’s hard to isolate a single product to call my favorite, as the combination I’ve used has truly transformed my skin. However, if I had to pick, I would start with their Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Program. This program includes a face wash ($47, 200ml), a serum ($176, 30ml) and a night cream ($148, 50ml).

The Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash is a daily cleanser that stimulates the cellular renewal process, while smoothing, refining and sloughing away dead skin cells. Packed with essential moisturizing oils, it has a milky texture and a very soothing scent. Immediately after washing, the skin is smoother, softer and more radiant.

The Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Serum is probably the best product I have ever used. (I’ve recommended this to my family and all my friends.) In independent trials, the serum has been found to smooth the skin’s surface by up to 91%! This is a non-abrasive peel that can be used morning and evening, under makeup and with night cream. The serum stimulates natural cell renewal to uncover a luminous, more even skin tone. The texture of the serum is very silky and not oily at all, making it very comfortable to wear. I also discovered that it gave my skin an immediate glow. Even though the Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Serum is loaded with anti-aging properties, it is really great for young skin as well. I’ve found that it helps remove any uneven patches in skin, random imperfections and even symptoms of acne! A little bit of this powerful product goes a long way!

Before Elemis, I never really used a night cream – but now I’m addicted! Finishing out the Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing program is the Night Cream. As you sleep, this night treatment helps renew skin, while keeping the skin soft and super hydrated. You seriously wake up to a brighter face in the morning, which makes any day start off better.

Overall, the Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Program is a truly universal regime which is appropriate for all types of skin – and to sum it up, will fix your skin.

OTHER GREAT FINDS: In addition to the Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing regime, I’ve also been using products from their Pro-Collagen range. As part of their anti-aging skincare line, the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream ($124, 50ml) and Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream ($167, 50ml) works wonders with visibly softening wrinkles and rejuvenating skin.

While I personally don’t have wrinkles yet, I still use these products for the amazing effects it has on my skin. The Marine Cream is very hydrating without any oiliness. In addition to providing superior protection against free radicals, it also firms my skin and brightened my complexion. My mother, who has sampled a great variety of anti-aging moisturizers on the market, tried this – and she loves this product the most so far!

For antioxidant protection, I use the Oxygenating Night Cream. Every day we face so many contaminants in the air (anybody live in NYC, LA, or Hong Kong?). Designed to detox and replenish oxygen deep into your skin overnight, this product is a powerful fighter to heal pollutant-damaged skin. In clinical trials, the Oxygenating Night Cream has been proven to increase oxygen levels in the skin by up to 41%. My thoughts? My skin feel great and the light cream is absorbed quickly so nothing is left on my pillowcase.

Before now, I never found an eye cream that I liked enough to remember to put on every day. Then, I discovered the Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal ($99,15ml). The luxurious, yet lightweight cream is specially formulated for the delicate eye area. During their clinical trials, 60% of volunteers testing this product found that their around eye wrinkles were visibly smoothed! Even though I can’t speak to the wrinkle fighting powers, I can say that it has visibly reduced my dark circles, puffiness and overall, made the eye area look brighter. It’s become my holy grail for looking alive, especially during a week of heavy partying. Just dabbing some on before naps or in the morning helps me look much more awake.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Everybody! Elemis has a very wide line of products. They believe in catering to different skin types, so they release many different products that work specifically for your skin issues – ranging from general daily maintenance to advanced anti-aging. To view the products they offer, visit the Elemis section of Nordstrom.com.

I would love to hear about your experiences with this line!!

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