Cult formulas: Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

A favourite among skincare fans, the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm from Elemis has been gracing bathroom shelves for years. With a variety of fragrances, but always the same great formula, it’s no wonder this cleanser has reached cult status. New to Elemis? Here’s a little round-up of why we love the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm family so much.

What does it do?

There’s been quite a buzz around cleansing balms over the last few years, and this Elemis formula is no exception. Unlike facial washes, foaming formulas and milks, the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm has a a buttery, thick consistency that melts into the skin, helping to gently sweep away make-up, daily dirt and impurities.

Plus, this luxe formula works to leave your skin feeling moisturised and hydrated, rather than dry and “squeaky”. Each edition is blended with a signature combination of aromatic essential oils and waxes for an at-home spa treatment in a jar.

When it comes to how to use Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, the indulgence continues. This two-in-one product can be used as a mask, as well as a cleanser!  To cleanse, massage into your face until the thick balm transforms into an oil and rinse away. Skin needing a little TLC? Smooth over your face, lay a warm cleansing cloth over your skin and relax for ten minutes. Not only will your skin feel great, but the beautiful scent will help you unwind.

What is Pro-Collagen?

The Pro-Collagen range is certainly one of the most-lauded in Elemis’ catalogue. Each product within the range works to target the visible signs of ageing while also helping your skin to look moisturised and refreshed. It’s a great all rounder that’ll fit into any skincare routine. As this Cleansing Balm is a part of the range, you’ll be adding anti-ageing formulas into your skincare routine from the very first step.

Meet the family

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a fragrance. With four beautiful options available, it’ll be difficult to pick a favourite.

Ideal for calming the senses, as well as cleansing the skin, the original Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm features a blend of nine essential oils: geranium, lavender, chamomile,  eucalyptus, ho wood, orange, mint leaf, clove, starflower and elderberry. The result? A heady, intoxicating aroma with notes of citrus and wood. It’s a classic for a reason!

A newer addition to the family is Water Mint Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. With water mint and omega-rich sea buckthorn oils, this refreshing cleanser is perfect to help invigorate your mind. Taking it’s inspiration from the sea-swept shores of coastal Britain, this is definitely one for your morning routine. The notes of water lily, orange flower, lemon, mandarin and ozonic extract will certainly help wake you up first thing.

Feeling floral? Rose is for you! Turn your cleansing experience into a delicate and soothing moment with English rose oleo extract – a beautiful mix of 17 varieties of rose. With rosehip, jojoba, elderberry, starflower and Optimega oils too, Rose Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm will make you’ll feel like you’ve just taken a calming stroll in a luscious garden.

Whisk yourself away to the Mediterranean with every cleanse by using Neroli Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. This edition is infused with zingy neroli, fig and lemon verbena to create an uplifting scent that still feels indulgent. You’ll also find notes of mimosa and bergamot for that delightfully zesty finish. Talk about invigorating!

Don’t miss the rest of the fabulous Elemis range here.