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Beauty Spot: Elemis new Sp@Home range and Starlight Collection

Following my lovely facial at Elemis Day Spa, I was lucky enough to be invited to check out their latest range of new products – the Sp@Home body-care range and the Starlight Collection of fabulous Christmas gift sets.

The launch was held in a model apartment (complete with fake views!) in Tai Koo Shing and the place had been piped through with Elemis’ trademark scrumptious scents! We were introduced to the complete Sp@Home range, which includes 13 brand new products alongside old Elemis favourites (but in swish new packaging), and got to sample a few for good measure too!

Sp@Home – designed to bring luxurious spa results into your daily life and totally free of nasties like parabens, artificial colours and silicones – is divided into five handy categories to fulfil all your skincare desires! Body Exotics includes ten of Elemis’ most indulgent products (like their Frangipani Monoi and Camellia Oils) and all smell divine; Body Awaken is all about revitalising and energising, thanks to invigorating ingredients like thyme, sweet orange and mango; Body Performance is a unisex range designed for body-sculpting, detoxing and fitting into your fitness regime and Body Anti-Ageing is full of collagen-packed products to keep those wrinkles at bay.

However, my favourite was the Body Soothing range and, targeted at de-stressing, nourishing and relaxing, I think it will be many others’ favourite too! Firstly, there’s LOADS of lavender in this line, which is absolutely one of my favourite scents and perfect for getting me into that peaceful frame of mind. Secondly, there are lots of really neat new products to play with – the Quiet Mind Temple Balm is handbag-sized and ideal for keeping in the office and whipping out at particularly hectic moments for a quick soothing rub on your pressure points. Similarly, the Quiet Mind Room Mist is a really light but lovely scent that infuses its way around the room and makes you feel calmer and more serene with just a few spritzes!

Meanwhile, the Treat Your Feet Foot Cream is an intensely moisturising, shea butter and jojoba-oil packed cream that boasts amazing user feedback (98% users felt that their skin was noticeably softer) – and as my dry manky callused feet attest, I have been searching for a good foot cream for ages!

The Starlight Collection… well, I think the pictures say it all. Christmas gift sets are my absolute weakness and more invariably end up in my own shopping bag than as presents for others, but trust me when I say ANY lady (or gent) would be happy to receive these come December 25th! The sets are totally luxe, well thought-out, can save you up to 50% on buying products individually and are just generally freakin’ fabulous.

The starburst-embossed toiletry bags and vanity cases (I’m crossing my fingers for either the dove grey one in Rejuvenating Stars, the periwinkle one in Stars Of Spa or the charcoal grey one in the Jewels Of Elemis sets!) are practically worth the price alone, never mind all the lush Elemis goodies you get stuffed inside! Expect to see these filtering into shops in October and be warned, these babies sell out fast!

I received the Treat Your Feet Foot Cream and the Revitalise Me Shower Gel in my goodie bag so expect to see reviews for those soon!

Also in my goodie bag was a $300 voucher off any Elemis Spa treatment – and out of the goodness of my own heart, I have decided to give it away TO YOU. Well, one of you anyway!

So here’s the bit most of you are interested in… the give-away! A few terms and conditions first: the voucher is valid until the 31st October, cannot be used on Saturdays or in conjunction with any other promotions and is available at either the Elemis Day Spa in Central, the Beautiful Skin Centre in Admiralty or the Victorian Spa at Disneyland (I have been assured Mickey Mouse will not turn up as your masseuse, promise!).

To be in with a shot of winning, just drop me a comment below (so use a valid email address, or include your Twitter username in the comment form please!) telling me why you want/deserve/need an Elemis treatment.

The competition is now over! Thanks to all who entered… and the winner is (picked from a hat, at random) *drum roll please* – CA! Congrats, and hope you enjoy your treatment!

Elemis products are available at Lane Crawford, Joyce Beauty and all Elemis spas.

Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel cleanser review

I was recently lucky enough to be sent some small sample sachets for a brand new product to Hong Kong – Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel.

I love the concept of this ‘dual-phase’ product. It starts life as a thick luxurious translucent gel, which glides silkily smooth onto the face. Next, massage it into your skin with wet fingertips, thus melting it into a milky creamy emulsion. Finally, wipe or rinse it off and you’re left with deeply-cleansed, super-soft and ultra-radiant skin.

The Melting Cleansing Gel also contains one of the current ‘It ingredients’ for cosmetics, Argan oil, which comes stuffed with naturally-occurring minerals and is renowned for its restorative and nutritive properties. Other high-achieving ingredients include rice silk (to mattify and eliminate shine), assai fruit (an antioxidant that prevents the skin from drying out) and rosemary leaf (a purifying antioxidant).

Even though I only had enough of the stuff to last around four days, I was bowled over. Elemis, much like one of my favourite skincare brands Bliss, originated from spa treatments and therapies and the Melting Cleansing Gel has a similarly amazing luxurious feel to it. I’m used to cleansers feeling very workaday so it was a lovely way to inject a little bit of luxury to my daily routine. The texture really is meltingly beautiful, gooey gliding goodness – as if someone made the softest cashmere, silk and velvet into gel form.

The results are instantly noticeable. My skin felt deeply cleansed without any of those familiar feelings of tightness or dryness and I was instead left feeling refreshed, relaxed and with supremely soft skin to boot. My complexion definitely seemed brighter and lighter too. Other reviews have commented on a pleasant citrus scent but oops, I was clearly enjoying the gel to cream transition to notice!

Because the Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel offers such a deep clean that feels more moisturising rather than stripping, I think it would be ideal for sensitive skin. Despite the whole melting dual-phase technology, it’s not especially time-consuming and can easily fit into your everyday skincare routine.

With just enough sample for four uses, I can’t really comment on the product’s long-term effects or how long it lasts for and it might be a little bit pricey to make it into everyone’s daily regime. However, what I can say is that I was so impressed by the Melting Cleansing Gel that I would definitely recommend it to others and would even give it a full-time trial myself!

Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel, $380 for 125ml, available from Elemis Day Spa in Central and Elemis counters at Lane Crawford and Joyce Beauty.