Beauty awards 2013 Winner…
Elemis Pro-Radiance illuminating flash balm.
Elemis have launched some fantastic products within the last year or so and after finally using up my abundance of moisturisers I have put this one to the test, both personally and professionally!
This balm has been introduced as a “hybrid moisturiser” whose instant skin-flattering qualities are as compelling as its ability to hydrate the skin.
"Exude health and vitality with this energising skin radiance balm, that instantly brightens and tightens for a smooth, even and luminous complexion.
Formulated with a powerful vitamin complex that helps protect against moisture loss, whilst exquisite purple orchid, noni and acai help defend against the early signs of skin ageing.”
The texture is lightweight and cooling which absorbs easily into the skin, particularly my skin type- which is combination, leaving it feeling well Hydrated and moisturised.
The smell alone of this balm will enhance the application and eliminate the dullness of your morning routine! Packed with Neroli, bitter orange, bergamot and lemon mélange, the aroma is clean and mood-enhancing.
What I love most about this product is that it can be used as a moisturiser or primer which is why it’s one of my “go to” products for Brides! The balm massages easily onto the skin and creates the perfect base for any foundation. Unlike some other creams or balms, this won’t “ball” underneath the fingertips or when foundation is applied, which can often happen when creams are too rich in texture.
Pro radiance illuminating flash balm leaves skin looking illuminated and healthy. The finish has diligently been created to deliver the optimum amount of sheen and luminosity for a healthy, vibrant glow.
I noticed results with this instantly! With people even commenting on the appearance of my skin, this is now a staple product in my kit and daily routine!
Straight away my skin felt smooth, moisturised and looked more radiant and luminous… without being shiny! It immediately evened the skin tone out and prolonged the wear of my foundation.
After just 2-3 weeks fine lines were reduced and paired with Elemis S.O.S Emergency cream my skin looked clearer and brighter with redness from breakouts eliminated!
The cost of this product is £32 for 50ml.
Suitable for Dry/Normal/Oily skin types, If you’re skin is particularly dry then I would suggest using this as a primer and apply a moisturiser underneath.
I would recommend using an SPF protection with this cream as it doesn’t have one built in. Chanel do a UV Essential cream that comes in SPF 20, 30 or 50. you can apply this underneath as the texture of the Chanel fluid works really well in conjunction this product.
Lucy Rose 💋