You might recall this product from such posts as “the one where I extensively discussed washing your face.” Since at least 2,000 of you are probably running low on that free trial size, I thought I’d link it here to once again remind you that this all-skin-types balm absolutely dissolves makeup and grime like it’s its job. Because it literally is. Active ingredients include Elderberry Oil, Starflower Oil, and Padina Pavonica—among others. Your skin will be left soft and deeply cleansed. And that’s the big difference—this product cleanses without stripping your face of its essential oil and moisture. There’s a reason it’s the brand’s #1 best seller.
Longtime Memorandum readers will recognize this product. It’s my genuine favorite facial oil and I’ve shared it for years. This lightweight and non-greasy oil absorbs easily and works well with all skin types. It’s made of extremely hydrating plant-based superfoods so that your skin gets plenty of antioxidants and omegas. I apply it morning and evening and it leaves my skin absolutely glowing. As we round the corner of winter, stock up!
This essential anti-wrinkle ultralight day cream (actually, it’s a gel-cream) improves hydration, firmness, and radiance, and is the ideal under-makeup moisturizer. (Because we’re all well aware by now that a moisturized face wears makeup better, yes?) It has been clinically proven to increase hydration by up to 248% in one hour. I don’t even understand how that percentage is possible but you know what? I like it. Use this every morning after cleansing for hydration the likes of which your skin has never known. On particularly dry days, add some Superfood Facial Oil as well. I use both ELEMIS products everyday.
Much like its daytime cousin, this rich cream increases firmness and radiance, and has also been clinically proven to help delay premature signs of aging. Its key ingredients are Red Algae, Padina Pavonica, Laminara Digitata Extract, and it’s suitable for all skin types and anyone looking to increase their skin’s firmness. You know… while you’re sleeping and literally doing nothing. We call that epidermal multitasking. By the way, if you’re wondering where the “marine” part of the name comes from, Padina Pavonica is actually a Mediterranean algae. I wonder what other skincare secrets are hiding under the sea. Ariel, please be in touch.
Ah yes, the eyes. They like to be extra special, extra delicate, and extra difficult. ELEMIS has a handle on this challenge. Their eye treatment targets fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes with protein rich active ingredients that aren’t going to feel too heavy when you apply it. Don’t neglect your eye area. Develop smart habits (ahem, this stuff) now, and reap the benefits over time.
Because you can’t get by on balm alone, absolutely look into the full suite of ELEMIS products that I’d wrestle you to the ground for if it came to that. It won’t. But I would. The real reason I love and write about these skincare products is the same reason I write about anything else I adore: they work. They work really, really well. If you’re scraping the bottom of your trial size as we speak (I’ve been there) shop the full-size awesomeness asap.