Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm 50ml
I had this product as part of a free gift set and at first used it with the marine cream. The Elemis consultant said it can be used alone, so much cheaper than marine cream and in my opinion just as lovely. Still have marine cream but now it'll last for much longer. Love applying this after a cleanse with pro radiance cleanser, my skin feels soft and younger looking, I've had so many comments on how bright my complexion is since using this.
26 February 2014
A great light moisturiser that isn't greasy and does what it says. Quality product.
28 November 2013
Elemis or Clairns....
Thought I would give this a try as seen good reviews on various sites. I usually use the Clairns Flash Balm but thought maybe time for a change. First thing to say is that I don't like the smell BUT that is just personal preference I suppose, abit too flowery / older lady lavender type smell that personally I don't like. It feels nice on the skin but didn't moisturise my skin enough and I had dry patches in places but that was easy fixed with a dab of my Clinique Moisture Surge (very good!) maybe I just haven't given it long enough as I've only used it about 5 times but I do have to say I think I will be returning to Clairns as on my first use of their Beauty Flash Balm I thought "wow this really works" Give it a try it might work for you it's just not my cup of tea!
13 November 2013
I love this product - its is illuminating and provides radiance to the skin. I would order again. People askif I had make up on when I hadnt !
23 July 2013
initial disappointment gone!-its great!
i bought this new product as I like elemis products & the debs description sounded like a product I'd like to try in the constant quest for perfect skin..And as it came with a sample in the try a new product guarantee I thought I cant go wrong(great idea as I'd hate to cost how many full size products I have bought over the years only to not get on with them.) The full size arrived quickly with 3 sample sachets - enough to try product for about 4days to decide if you like it. You apply this to clean skin. I use elemis soothing apricot toner after cleansing, & then applied this balm instead of my usual moisturiser with gentle sweeps & pats all over face until evenly applied & absorbed. My first reaction after applying was I'm not going to get on with this it feels too gunky, doesn't absorb easily, & my face is very shiny. A few minutes later I looked in the mirror before applying my foundation, & it had absorbed taking the shine with it leaving glowy satiny skin#no sparkle or artificial illumination, just radiant skin). I then applied my make-up: a light cover of foundation plus clear powder to set/perfect, & end result looked noticeably better than normal. very smooth finish, no shine, & it was plenty moisturising enough not to leave any visible dry patches of skin which I get around the edges of my nose. On the 2nd day, I used this plus put some elemis liquid layer factor 30 facial sunscreen over the top as I was working outside, & again a great finish once make up applied. if putting liquid layer on top make sure this is done a few minutes after the balm to allow balm to absorb, & rub in the sunscreen gently & leave to settle a few minutes before applying make up. When you have used the balm & sunscreen it does feel a bit gunky on your face to begin with - the key is to leave a few minutes in between each product, & then apply makeup for a great result . I like this product as it is without a sunscreen, as you can buy the liquid layer for when using in daytime, if you are using the balm at night before you go out, you wouldnt need sunscreen in it anyway. I personally dont like the feel of most skincare with sunscreen "built in" as it ususally alters the texture of the product negatively. The liquid layer you can buy is a better idea. I recommend this balm & would buy again & use instead of my usual moisturiser. p.s it is untinted so suits any skin colour.
08 May 2013