For someone who doesn’t spend loads of time on anything beauty (OK, besides my haircuts), I do LOVE trying out skincare products. Growing up, my grandmother would save beauty and skincare samples for me (and hand them over in the cute little bags). She also had the world’s softest hands and definitely treated skincare as an art form.
Thanks to my grandmother, my obsession with skincare products remains, even to this day. And at this point, I’ve tried so so many skincare products over the years (I’m sure many of us have). But my current obsession? All things ELEMIS.
This ELEMIS Trio Is Evening Skincare Routine Perfection (Quick & Highly Effective)
I like to keep it simple. Even though I like trying products out, I am not someone who will use 10 products every night on my skin. I want fabulous items that get the job done with minimal time spent (especially at the end of a busy day).
I was blown away by the softness of my skin with these first three products I tried…the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, the Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads and the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. The Cleansing Balm melts away the day, the Resurfacing Pads get my skin insanely smooth and the Marine Cream leaves it super hydrated without feeling greasy. This trio is perfection.
If you’ve been looking to try Elemis, too, these three products are an amazing place to start! And – you can take 20% off your order with code: SHANA20. I go through my simple 3-step regimen below for a quick (but highly effective) evening routine.
This Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is the third kind of cleansing balm I’ve used over the past 10 years. This one in particular is so soft and lovely, yet effective. It just melts away dirt, makeup, and oils from your skin. Definitely the way to go for retaining moisture (and removing even stubborn eye makeup), especially during these colder months.
Even with my combination skin, these richer balms leave my skin refreshed and clean without over-drying it, which actually tends to make oil production worse. And as a few of us have mentioned before, this routine is much more enjoyable than using soapy cleanser in the evening that you have to splash off to rinse. This baby comes with a lovely little washcloth for gentle scrubbing and removal without having that soapy water drip down your arms. #petpeeve
These are my jam. My skin felt smoother after just one use of the Dynamic Resurfacing pads. The site says “formulated with Lactic Acid and Probiotic Ferment Complex, they are clinically proven* to accelerate skin’s natural cell turnover in 28 days.” I believe it — the glow.
There’s magic in these little things, and they are oh-so-convenient, too. I loved them so much I just ordered the travel size so I can take them on my trips!
I don’t want to sound too dramatic here, but is it possible to get a vat of this stuff? I’ve been searching for a new moisturizer and just hadn’t run across anything I was over the moon about…until this Marine Cream.
A few other TME team members had recommended this product, but…WOW. The texture is rich and amazing, yet soaks into your skin immediately WHILE leaving it baby soft and moisturized…not like it just soaked in and disappeared. Incredible.
It also comes in a daytime version with SPF 30, which I promptly also ordered. The pro-collagen cream feels skin plumping but without any tingling I’ve had from other products with similar claims.
Speaking Of Travel Size…
I mentioned ordering the travel size of the Resurfacing Facial Pads, but I also snagged travel sizes of the Cleansing Balm and Pro-Collagen Marine Cream for my suitcase, too. Even if you don’t have upcoming travel plans, travel sizes are a good way to try out products to see how they’ll work with your skin, and would make perfect stocking stuffers.
I can safely and proudly blame my Mimi for the fact that I love trying out beautiful skincare products…and for my high level of taste when it comes to those products. It’s lovely to think of her when I do my nightly routine, knowing she would approve. Next on the list is the hand cream to see if I can get mine as fabulously soft as hers!
I know many of you have already tried ELEMIS and have favorites. I’d love to know what yours are so I can try them out, too! (Don’t forget to use code: SHANA20 for 20% off your purchase.) So happy to have found this easy nighttime routine that works for me.
Thank you so much to ShopStyle Collective & ELEMIS for sponsoring this post. It’s truly no stretch to say my skin has never been so soft! Your products are so incredible, feel luxurious and have the best light scents that also make them feel indulgent. I can’t wait to try more! Thank you again readers for your support of The Mom Edit…so we can continue to bring you content we love to provide. xo
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Lovely photos by Posy Quarterman Photography