As you all probably know, Elemis is a high-end skincare brand specialising in all types of skin to even the most sensitive, like moi…They describe their formulas as “ground-breaking” and mention they’re all “crafted by a dedicated team of explorers, scientists and skincare experts.”
I saw this and thought ‘that’s what they all say’ but never have I seen visible results as good as I have once I started to use Elemis. I had a BIOTEC facial recently and despite being a little expensive, they’re worth it. I like to wait for any deals so I can save myself some money. However, one product they used on me cost £83 alone, so if that’s just one product out of several ones they use on me, not including the BIOTEC technology themselves, I’m all for it.
I’ve never go to Spa’s but the one time I did and booked a facial, they used a bunch of oils and my skin was so dry afterwards. They didn’t even listen to what my issues were obviously as I broke out in a rash within hours of the treatment. Because of this, I would rather spend a little extra knowing my skin is being taken care of and that the products are high-end meaning they’ll actually work compared to a little cheaper and my skin being even worse than before – I was basically paying for my skin to be ruined at this point.
So if you ever have the chance for a BIOTEC facial, please do.
How does it work and what are the benefits?
“This skin balancing and calming mask is ideal for sensitive, blemish prone skin. Clarifying and soothing Rosemary, Thyme and Lavender Essential Oils are blended with Kaolin to purify dull, blemished and congested complexions. You may experience an active tingling sensation as the mask gently but deeply cleanses, rebalances and nourishes”
What’s in the mask?
This mask is actually very natural compared to most brands who just chuck a bunch of chemicals in. They have active ingredients in them such as Rosemary, Thyme, Lavender and Kaolin.
- Rosemary helps to tone and is rich in anti-oxidants whilst Kaolin is mineral rich allowing the oils to absorb making it excellent for deep cleansing. Lavender has sedative properties it in as well as pain reducing effects .
The full ingredients are:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Kaolin, Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Oil (Olus), Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ethoxydiglycol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Methylparaben, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol, Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol, Propylparaben, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Linalool, Tocopherol, Limonene.
How do you use it?
I use this twice a week and apply a thin layer to my face, leave it for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. I’m lucky enough to have breakouts that happen randomly (sarcasm) so this mask is perfect for me. Even if I have an annoying spot I just put a little mask on the area, leave it overnight and rinse with warm water. By morning, the redness is gone and the spot is much smaller – it’s not a miracle though – so don’t expect the spot to vanish!
Would you try this? What is your current to-go mask?