1 April 2011

Elemis FreshSkin Skincare Review

Apologies for the crap pic, I left my camera at a 
friends house this week like a doughnut!

Depressingly I am probably at the top end of the target market for this range (depressing) as it is aimed at teens to mid-twenties. 

Elemis believe that it is important to have a skincare regime that will nurture your skin, prevent premature ageing and brighten up tired and lifeless skin. 

They decided to formulate an easy to use range for the younger consumer with a busy lifestyle who didn’t want to compromise the ingredients in their skincare. 

Each product is formulated with active raw ingredients, such as elderflower, rosehip seed oil, apple, blackcurrant, goji berry, geranium combined with skin kind bases specially chosen for their ability to help cleanse, exfoliate, prevent damage, moisturise and boost skin’s elasticity to keep it youthful for longer. 

I was sent the whole range but had to avoid the moisturisers as they contain lavender and I am allergic. You can buy the whole range here TimeToSpa or at an Elemis counter near you. 

The range has two face washes, FreshSkin Peachy Perfect Gentle Face Wash which is a lovely fruity fragranced wash that comes in a handy pump tube.  This doesn’t irritate my skin or leave it dry or tight (it’s suitable for all skin types).  Or there is the Skin Glow Exfoliating Face Wash which contains cherry powder and jojoba beads which are exfoliating without being scratchy and leaves your skin looking nice and bright.  Since I have both anyway I have been alternating the two but I prefer the Peachy Perfect facewash personally as it is more gentle. 

For evening cleansing and removing make-up there are FreshSkin Make Up Away Cleansing Wipes which is my joint favourite thing in the range.  The wipes come in a bright purple packet, sure it does nothing for my skin but purple is my fave colour.  They are also soft, non stinging, non drying and enriched with chamomile and elderflower extract so they have a gently scent that isn’t overpowering and they really do remove make-up pretty well for a wipe.  You do only get 25 wipes for £8 but the cheaper ones are often a bit naff, and these are really good so it seems fair. 

My Other joint fave product is the FreshSkin Loving Lips Quenching Lip Balm 

This has been a staple in my handbag since the day it arrived and it is so soft and moisturising and minty.  It is enriched with passionflower oil, sweet almond oil and vitamin e.  I find everything with sweet almond oil to be fab so that’s probably why I like it. Slap it on all day long to keep your lips chap free.

Overall, apart from the moisturisers which I couldn’t review as obviously I can’t have an opinion on them, this range is fantastic for the age group it is targeting, it’s a great and less expensive way of getting into a higher end skincare range without losing the quality and the facial wipes and lip balm are new staples of mine.  

Prices range from £8-22 so it's very reasonable for the quality of Elemis.

8/10 (Minus 2 simply for the use of bleeping lavender). 


  1. Great review, thank you! I am sorry about the lavender :(
    But I will probably be trying this range soon :)

  2. The lipbalm looks interesting! That's too bad about the moisturizers, but you know what, it's the first I hear about a lavender allergy! It sucks )=

  3. @Anna - It's so annoying as it's in so many things, I hate the smell though so at least I recognise it

    @Gaby, yep you can be allergic to anything, you can also develop an allergy at any time to something that you previously weren't allergic to!

  4. Oh interesting I had no idea Elemis had a *younger target market*- I find it a bit odd..
    Can you imagine other bg names bringing out a cheaper range- Like Lancome for example?

    Shame you don't get on with Lavender, I LOVE it!

  5. I love the look of these but im an oldie ha. They sound beautiful, i didnt realise they catered for younger people either xx

  6. Wow I had no idea Elemis had brought out such a range, I'm definitely going to check it out!

  7. This range looks lovely. If only I wasn't so darned old ;P

  8. Never tried Elemis, but it looks great! :) Maybe try it out now, thanks for the post x

  9. These sound lovely but way out of my price range. I'm guessing Elemis don't realise most teens don't have that amount of money and most in their early twenties are scraping by on student loans!

  10. @Beauty's Bad Habit said to be honest I saved up my pocked money and bought clinique and lancome since I was 13 (I got £5 a week which included school lunch) lol I didn't eat lunch much as i wanted skincare and mascaras!


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