Thursday, 27 December 2012

Elemis Majestic Beauty Set

Elemis majestic beauty set

So I decided last week I wanted to change up my skincare routine as I was looking pretty dull and had some stubborn patches of dry skin that wouldn't budge regardless of how much I exfoliated.

Whilst having a browse on asos the Elemis Magestic Beauty Set caught my eye. Being an Elemis virgin I thought this would be a great opportunity to try a range of their products.

The set contains:
Melting Cleansing Gel 125ml (Full Size)
Papaya Enzyme Peel 15ml
Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules x 14
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 30ml
Pro-Radiance Hand and Nail Cream 100ml (Full Size)
It is presented beautifully in a purple, velvety zip bag.

Clearly this is not a review of the set as I haven't been using the products for long enough to provide an accurate analysis; however I really wanted to share my first impressions of two products from the set.
I will give a full review when I feel I know all the products well enough to judge.

Papaya Enzyme Peel:

papaya enzyme peel

Like I said earlier my skin has been looking pretty dull with stubborn dry skin patches. I also have psoriasis and fairly sensitive skin. I had been wanting to try an enzyme peel for a while but thought it best to speak to my dermatologist first. She gave me the go ahead and I had this particular product in mind. 
This is the product that sold me the set and although I have only used this twice I am not disappointed. I can already see a significant difference.
My skin looks a lot brighter, fresher and the dry skin patches are no more. 
My skin feels so smooth and soft to the touch however admittedly this could also be down to any of the contents of the set.
The product itself is a cream consistency. It spreads evenly and a 50p sized amount is ample to cover the whole face.
I was expecting it to feel uncomfortable whilst it was working but actually its very gentle and all I felt was a few tingles/tickles. Containing both Papaya and Pineapple enzymes the scent is uplifting, fresh and not at all overpowering. 
After 15mins on the face it is easy to remove with a damp washcloth and I saw instant results.
Overall I am really enjoying this product and if I had to pick a fault the only thing I can say is that I would have liked a slightly larger size tube. I'd have preferred to have a slightly smaller cleanser and hand cream and more of this.

ProRadiance Hand and Nail Cream:

Elemis pro radiance hand and nail cream

Firstly lets address the name, I personally don't know anybody with 'radiant hands', have you ever complimented somebody with "wow! Your hands are glowing" I'm thinking no!
Apart from nit picking about the name the product itself is really rather lovely. The scent is delicate and pleasant and the consistency of the cream is perfect, not too thin were it drips whilst applying or too thick that it takes a decade to absorb. It absorbs into the skin quickly and leaves skin looking plumper and feeling softer and moisturised.
Being a mum of a toddler I have my hands in water a lot (no time for marigolds with a toddler) because of this they're often dry and can be irritating therefore a hand cream is a necessity for me. This little beauty has replaced my longtime favourite Soap & Glory - Hand food already.

Overall I'm really enjoying all the products in this set and will give a full review when I feel I can.

Have you tried any or all of these products? If so how were they for you? 

Lots of Love

Julie xxx

Photo Source Google Images, note: I'm having problems uploading my photos the hubby is fixing the issue and I will edit the post once I have them.


  1. The papaya mask is so good and I love the smell x

    1. Smells gorgeous doesn't it? Love how its not overpowering too x

  2. I've never tried any Elemis products before, but they look really good :) I'm glad you seem to be liking them x

  3. Ive only ever used Elemis bubble bath and I loved it, the smell was so relaxing. Ive never used their skin care before but ive been feeling fed up with my skin too, and ive been looking to get some new skin care to get it looking better. Im going to look into this now. Hope you had a lovely xmas x x

    1. Thanks Luce yeah ive had a ball and was spoiled rotten! Hope you had a lovely Christmas too. You might find this in the sales and its already a bargain! All the best for new year lovely xxx