For about the last 2 years I have been a member of the no buying toiletries thread on the money saving expert site.For the most part I have been good but my "stash" pile still seems like its never ending..This product has came up quite a few times as being amazing and what several people call their "holy grail" meaning it is their number one choice for a cleanser,so when I came across it I was quite excited to give it a try.
==**About the brand**==
Elemis is a brand I don't have any experience off. I seem to have a lot of their skincare line (samples?) but had never used them until this point as I had much older items to use first. They seem to be quite high end and can be purchased in Department stores etc. They are also a company that do not test on animals.
== **Packaging** ==
My 20 ml sample looks the exact same as the full size product. I like the design better than products that are in hard plastic because I can squeeze the bottle and get all the product out.
== **Directions** ==
Taken from the website/product
Use Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel daily, morning and evening. Apply to face and neck, then with wet fingertips loosen the product and move over skin, avoiding the eye area. Rinse off or remove with a facial mitt and then tone with your skin-type prescribed Elemis toner. Follow with your Elemis serum and moisturiser.
A little bit of this seems to go a long way with water.This does feel almost oily but considering it has aragan oil in it I was expecting it . It doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy just nicely moisturised and with a healthy glow/shine to it.At first this smells slightly of rosemary but it dies down really quickly just leaving a slight smell of the what I think is the aragan oil.
**Would I buy**
The 125 ml costs £21 so its not that cheap but I think if I saw it on offer I would purchase it.I don't think any things going to replace burts bees for me but like I have said it can be harder to get that local to me wheras I could pick this up easier.
Overall I quite liked it as my skin looked nice afterwards,it didn't dehydrate my skin and the smell was okay.
"This gel is wonderful. Ive had it for a while but just started using it about 2 weeks ago every morning.. as my other cleanser I still use at night was banishing redness but not in one area and I was feeling frustrated.
This gel has finally given me the pale clear skin I have been searching for...the stubborn red area is gone and I am so amazed.
The texture is amazing ...I rub it into the tips of my fingers then apply it to my face and massage it for a good while...I can feel it soothing my skin and calming it down...On added a drop of water the then milky texture of the cleanser feels so cooling and it refreshes the skin.
On rinsing I am left with a flawless complexion.
I am going to purchase this product again as it is worth the price and then some.
TY Keely for this product it is wonderful :)
I had never heard of the Elemis brand until it was recommended to me by a freind as she was impressed with the results of this cleansing gel. The bad news is that their products are not cheap and you will pay around the £20 mark for a 125ml tube of this gel however it is a good quality product and the price is comparable if not slightly cheaper than comparable brands.
My skin does feel very good after using this gel. It feels quite lively and very fresh, these two feeling combined make it feel clean and healthy as well. The gel when it is rubbed into my skin sort of transforms into a liquid cream and thus it absorbs really easily and fully, it took me by surprise the first time I saw it as a friend sort of demo it to me and then I tried it on my skin before I went out and spent any money. It does have a bubbly melting feeling on your skin and a slight tingle, it is quite invigorating and luxurious feeling all at the same time.
Certainly my skin is very clean after using this and feel wonderfully smooth. It also has a nice fruity citrus smell to it which is very pleasant. Also you do not need to apply a lot to fully cover your skin. I tend to use this product in the morning and the feeling last a good couple of hours.
I would certainly recommend this product from Elemis and I will be checking out some of the other products in the range at some point in time as I have been impressed with this one.
I have to admit that I have become a bit of an Elemis addict since having my first Elemis facial at Christmas. All of the products are premium, and unfortunately also expensive, but I do think they are worth it. I say that it is always good to pamper yourself a little, and nothing needs pampering more than your skin if it's going to serve you well as you head towards old age! Not that old age is so near for me but it is starting to lurk around the corner so I do feel that I need to invest in my skin - just a little!
One of the Elemis products that I use on a regular basis is the fantastic Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel. I use it morning and evening and it has a wonderful effect on my skin making it feel clean, fresh and invigorated. When I first started using the melting cleansing gel , I was quite surprised by the consistency and then by what happened. When you first apply to your skin it comes out as a cloudy gel that looks and feels a bit like glue. My first impressions were not very good! However, after massaging it into my facial skin for a short while, something really amazing happened. It actually felt like it melted on my skin and the consistency was transformed from the gel to a rich milk. The feeling on your skin as you notice this change is fabulous. You really feel that you are getting a deep clean going right into the pores. I love the sensation as this happens and I love the lasting effects on my skin! It feels lovely and smooth.
The main ingredients are organic Argan oil which is skin protective, Rice Silk which is mattifying and Rosemary leaf for purifying. They all sound that they should be quite aromatic and they absolutely are because they combine to produce the most gorgeous citrus type smell. On the Elemis website it states that this is made using 'scientific dual-phase technology' and that it is ideal for challenged, tired, dull or stressed skin! I think that before I started using this I could have described my skin as all of these and more! As I am now using a number of Elemis products - I use this in conjunction with their apricot toner and their pro-collagen marine cream on a regular basis - it is hard to attribute the improvement in my skin's appearance to any one product but I am sure that the Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel is definitely helping and it makes me feel good too! In fact I think I am hooked!
If you go to www.timetospa.co.uk which is the official online retailer of Elemis, a 125ml tube will set you back £19.40. However, if you look on sites like ebay you are likely to find it a bit cheaper. Even at the above price though it does seem pretty good value and a tube this size is likely to last you quite a long time as you don't need much for an application. It is also worth mentioning that it is suitable for all skin types.
Altogether I really love the Elemis melting cleansing gel and the feel of my skin after using it for a few months is wonderful. I can't imagine using a different cleanser after discovering this. I definitely recommend it.
Using scientific dual-phase technology, this ultra purifying cleanser is perfect for challenged, tired, dull or stressed skin. Skin protective organic Argan Oil, mattifying Rice Silk and purifying Rosemary Leaf are combined with powerful anti-pollution Moringa Peptides. / Delicately melting from a luxurious gel, to a rich milk, the complexion is instantly transformed and cleansed, without compromising the skin's delicate microflora. / The result is a silky smooth and purified skin perfectly prepared for your Elemis moisturiser.Deep cleansing, New dual-phase technology, Luxurious gel to milk formula, Suitable for all skin types,