It’s almost that time of year again, which is why we’re getting in early with a truly gorgeous gathering of gifts. In our books, it just isn’t Christmas without the launch of Elemis’ luxurious gifting range, and it’s safe to say we’re pretty wowed this year! We think you’ll be too, as there really is something for everyone on your list, whether they’re an Elemis enthusiast or just deserve some serious TLC. You never know, you may just find something for yourself too, so join us and Elemis expert Christina as we take you through a winter wonderland of beauty treats…
The ultimate Elemis collection
Let’s start with the big one! Every year, Elemis launches a collection that everyone wants to get their hands on (including us!), and this incredible Pro-Collagen Face & Body Indulgence Collection is enough to tempt anyone. Showcasing the very best that Elemis has to offer, this beautiful box is filled with six gorgeous formulas, including iconic Marine Cream, supersize Marine Mask, Papaya Enzyme Peel and Cleansing Balm in a choice of fragrance, all from Elemis’ beloved Pro-Collagen range. It means the lucky recipient gets a fully revamped skincare regime, and not only that – there’s also a duo of bodycare treats in a choice of three sumptuous scents, including two brand-new ones that are currently only available right here at QVC.
Let’s start with the skincare in this amazing collection. With a cleanser, moisturiser, face mask and peel, it offers an entire routine, and Christina has some top tips on how to make the most of this incredible anti-ageing ritual.
‘When using the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm in the evening, I like to warm the balm in my hands and then cup my hands over my nose and mouth, taking some deep breaths in to inhale the beautiful aromas. I then like to spend time massaging it into my face, helping to boost the circulation and relax me before bed.
‘Our No.1 best-selling anti-ageing moisturiser, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, boasts a beautiful light-gel cream texture that can even be used around the eyes or as your overnight moisturiser too.
‘I would recommend using the Papaya Enzyme Peel twice a week. Being a mum to a toddler, I don’t get a lot of time to myself, so I usually apply it on my skin and then do the hoovering! You can leave it on your skin for 10 – 15 minutes and then rinse it off.
‘Pro-Collagen Marine Mask can either be left on the skin for 10 minutes or left on overnight. I like to apply it to my face, neck and decollete and spend a few minutes massaging it into specific areas of concern, such as lines around the eyes or forehead. Then you can rinse it off in the morning.’
With your skincare sorted, all that remains is to choose which bodycare fragrance will be your scent of the season! Mayfair No. 9 and English Garden are brand new and exclusive, while Skin Nourishing is a beloved classic that anyone would adore. Whichever you choose, each fragrance is unmistakably Elemis in its quality and longevity, so you can enjoy beautifully soft skin that’s delicately scented to perfection.
The question is, which scent will you be gifting to who? Christina plans to give one of each to friends and family, and knows exactly who would love which!
‘I know all my friends and family are going to absolutely love this indulgent collection!’ She says. ‘I am going to gift the Mayfair No. 9 option to my sister. She works in a school and is a mum of two, so rarely gets any time to herself! With the gorgeous Mayfair No. 9 aromatic along with the original ‘spa in a jar’ Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, she can bring the Elemis spa experience into the comfort of her own home.’
Mayfair No. 9 boasts beautiful notes of lavender, eucalyptus, geranium and chamomile – we like to think of this one as your very own ‘spa in a bottle’, with an uplifting aroma you’ll love using day in, day out. On the other hand, if florals take your fancy, the stunning English Garden scent is for you, with notes of peony, geranium and mandarin orange. This really does evoke a sense of romance and the British countryside, making it a gorgeous choice for anyone who loves the great outdoors.
‘I’m going to gift the English Garden option to a friend who loves spending time outdoors, going for walks and gardening, so I know she’s going to really enjoy this body aromatic,’ Christina says.
Finally, the Skin Nourishing option is one that anyone will adore, encouraging you to unwind, relax and take a deep breath, with calming notes of oat, milk and camelia.
‘I will be gifting the Skin Nourishing collection to my friend who is pregnant,’ Christina says, ‘the comforting and nourishing body products will be perfect for her dry skin. I know she’ll also love the Pro-Collagen Serenity Cleansing Balm, to bring that moment of calm before the baby arrives!’
Christina recommends creating a relaxing ritual with your bodycare duo to get you through these bitter winter months. ‘Why not create that spa-like experience at home, light a candle and play some relaxing music? Relax in a warm bath with the decadent and luxurious Bath & Shower Milk, and focus on your abdominal breathing. Then you can follow by massaging in the gorgeous velvety body butter, which leaves your skin silky soft and delicately fragranced.’
Sound like your cup of tea? Why wouldn’t it?! If you can’t wait to get your hands on this amazing all-inclusive collection, you can snap it up at an incredible Today’s Special Value price early, right now. Get in quick, though – our Elemis Today’s Special Value always flies off our shelves and you won’t want to miss out on this one!
For the men in your life
It’s no secret that men can be difficult to buy for, but this four-piece collection has even the most skincare-shy chaps on your list covered! Featuring Deep Cleanse Facial Wash, British Wilderness Shower Cream, Daily Moisture Boost and a choice of either shave gel or beard oil, all encased in a stylish wash bag, it’s a set that will impress anyone, whether they’re a skincare fan or grooming novice.
‘I am going to be gifting the Elemis four-piece Gift of Great Grooming Men’s Collection to my brother,’ Christina says, ‘I always struggle for ideas for him and I know he’ll love the Shaving Foam, as he prefers to wet shave. I do sometimes need to keep reminding him to look after his skin!’
For the skincare enthusiasts
An at-home facial is the ultimate in pampering presents as far as we’re concerned, especially when it boasts a full and travel size facial oil to give your skin luxury wherever you go! In a choice of Rose, Pro-Definition or Original Pro-Collagen formulas, this duo allows you to select the facial oil that best suits your skin, or your loved one’s.
A delightfully different gift for anyone, this duo is perfect for anyone looking to step up their skincare ritual – plus, the irresistible bottles will look gorgeous on their dressing table!
For the fragrance fans
Super skincare isn’t everyone’s thing (or you might just not know what skin type a loved one has) but we’re willing to bet that beautiful fragrance is on everyone’s wish list this year! That’s where this gorgeous Hair & Body Mist Duo comes in, showcasing the elegant and complex notes of Elemis’ brand-new fragrances; Mayfair No. 9 or English Garden.
Even if you know someone has a favourite perfume that they’re bound to receive this Christmas, the brilliant thing about these Hair & Body Mists is that they can use them whenever they fancy a change, or to top themselves up when they want a bit of a refresh!
Christina’s a big fan. ‘The body mist duos are such a wonderful gift idea. I usually like to keep one in my handbag to spritz during the day and one at home.’ And that’s not all they’re great for: ‘They’re wonderful for spraying over your pillows too, or to refresh a room before guests come round!’
For someone who deserves a good sleep
The gift of a good night’s sleep is hard to beat. We all know someone who deserves it, so why not treat them to the ultimate duo to encourage 40 winks? It features Pro-Collagen Night Cream and Skin Nourishing Hand & Nail Balm to pamper their skin pre-bedtime, so they can really make the most of their beauty sleep.
What’s more, that person who needs a proper rest could well be you, so this collection offers the perfect opportunity to give yourself a Christmas gift you’ll give thanks for again and again.
Christina agrees. ‘The Elemis Night-Time Must Haves is a perfect self-gift,’ she says, ‘by adding in a night cream to your routine, it will really step up your skincare regimen, improving how your skin looks, feels and how it performs. Especially during the winter months, our skin loses more moisture, so it needs the extra replenishment. Our hands also need a little TLC when the weather gets colder, and the Skin Nourishing Hand & Nail Balm will help to deeply hydrate and nourish the hands.’
If you’re feeling inspired to share the Elemis love this Christmas, check out these gorgeous gifts and the rest of the Elemis range at QVC, as well as our amazing Elemis Pro-Collagen Face & Body Indulgence Collection Today’s Special Value offer.