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Brand: Elemis / Contents: 50ml / Type: Face Cream / Subcategory: Exfoliator / What it does: Repairs, Smoothes, Cleanses, Peels, Protects, Nourishes

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      26.02.2014 16:15
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      Does what it says but buy for infrequent use.

      I only use Elemis Papaya Enzyme peel (50ml) on very rare occasions, since I've been given this, because I fear overdoing the harsh chemicals on my body. Do not use this regularly because peeling off a layer of your skin is really damaging if over-used. Just imagine rubbing sandpaper against your face - would you - no - I didn't think so!

      Use:

      This micro-abrasive cream is to be finger-tipped rubbed into your face and then you only have to wash off after fifteen minutes with warm water. This cream doesn't have a greasy feel either during use or after. You only need apply a small quantity each time.

      Results:

      I've had my cream for over a year and got plenty left. After ten minutes I feel like my skin has had enough though I don't get any tingling sensation but I never want to over-do these products. The cream has not caused irritation and it does make my face feel refreshed. It didn't feel like grains of sand against my face but fairly gentle. However, I believe the Superdrug face mask which I wrote of in a previous review is less risky to the long-term health of my skin and produces equally good results.

      Elemis papaya Enzyme peel has a pleasing fruity scent without being overwhelming. On one occasion I used it for when I was a bridesmaid at a wedding and I did feel that I looked good! The skin was clear and glowing.

      Verdict:

      I would not buy this for myself, or as a gift for someone else, as the condition of your skin can be damaged by any micro-abrasives. However, for those who do not worry about the risks I would recommend for a refreshed and smooth look to your face, especially for people who have oily skin or blocked pores. I think the cost is very high but I do realise that this cream will probably sort out problem skin with once in a while use. Out of all the posh micro-abrasive creams that I've tried this is easy to use and probably with the best results. They use it in many spas and charge you a lot more than if you use at home!

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        07.12.2013 23:20
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        Would recommend this highly, particularly if you can get it as a gift!

        I first bought the Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel following a spa treatment. At £30 it initially seemed expensive but I thought I'd treat myself, and I'm so glad I did! I've never found another exfoliate like it, unlike the granular abrasive texture of most exfoliating products, this it just a cream that rubs on and then wipes off to leave a clearer and fresher feeling face.

        The cream is non-greasy, non-staining and has a really pleasant fruity smell. As only a small amount is needed to cover the face I little goes a long way. I bought a 50ml pot and doing one treatment a week it lasted almost a year . I've found it makes a big difference to my skin, without causing any damage or stinging. It seems to be particularly effective when used with other Elemis products but does also work fine on its own.The cream needs to be left on for 15-20 minutes which is why I use it more as a weekend treat than part of an everyday beauty regime.

        It might seem a little pricy, but I've found this product well worth the money!

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        19.05.2013 10:59
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        This is the best exfoliator I have used and it is effective too

        WHAT IS IT?

        A facial exfoliator that is a moisturiser too.  It is made by luxury brand Elemis and has been my favourite of all my beauty products for many years.

        THE PACKAGING

        The peel comes in a very attractive silver tube.  It is only 50ml in size so it is slim and sleek, I like to see this in my bathroom and think it looks smart even if I have not got any other Elemis products to display with it.  The lid does not flip so I am careful not to lose it when I unscrew it, it is easy to dispense the correct amount for every time I want to use it.  

        HOW DO YOU USE IT?

        I use this every 3 days and use it as a mask as well as an exfoliator.  I rub it into my skin in small circles but before that I make sure my face is very wet.  When I have cleansed my whole face I leave the peel on for about half an hour before rinsing it off my skin. It spreads easy onto my skin because it has got a creamy texture and it rinses off quickly also without making a mess.

        WHAT I THINK

        This is a very beautiful facial product to use and every time I use it I feel like I am pampering myself.   It has got a beautiful smell that is creamy and fruity, I like that it smells different to most exfoliators and also that the fragrance doesn't last for long after I have rinsed the peel off my skin because it is quite strong and I think it would change my perfume.

        I think this is a very effective exfoliator and it makes my skin feel healthy every time I use it.  My skin looks smooth and feels very soft and this feeling lasts for a long time at least 2 days.  I like very much how clean my skin looks and feels and think it is worth the money for this.  I offer it on my price list and it is popular with my clients who use it themselves at home also.  

        It is anti ageing but I don't know how I can tell about this.  It feels like it is giving my skin a new feel and my skin is more moisturised also but I do not know if that is enough on its own to prevent ageing of the skin.

        ANYTHING ELSE

        A 50ml bottle of Elemis Papaya And Pineapple Enzyme Peel costs about £25 and that is expensive because a tube is used up quite quick if you use it regular.  I think it is worth the money because it is very effective on my skin and I love to use it.

        5 Dooyoo Stars.

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        09.03.2013 15:15
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        5 stars

        I adore Elemis products, and regularly spend quite a bit in the beauticians adding to my Elemis stash! On my last visit I bought 3 products and spent a small fortune on them, but my beautician very kindly offered me a free product to chose and as it's not something I would normally chose I picked the Enzyme Peel. At its full price it is around the £28 mark, and is pretty standard for Elemis prices.

        When I first got it home, I didn't really know how to use this product as it's not a face mask as I initially thought. You use the product in much the same way as you would a mask, but in your skin care regime you need to apply this after cleansing but before you apply a face mask. This process will remove any dead skin cells which will actually then allow the face mask to work at its most effective. You will also need less product (face mask) and this of course results in it lasting longer.

        It is worth mentioning that if you do have problem skin as I do, then you have to be very careful when using this product. I suffer from Rosacea and when I have a flare up I would not even consider effectively stripping my skin by using this product. I do take medication though so have times when my skin is 'normal', and I have no problems using it at these times.

        The smell is gorgeous but subtle, which for me is perfect. It smells fruity and you can certainly smell the pineapple and papaya. It is these fruit extracts and enzymes that work and break down the horrible build up that we get on our face from everyday life and pollution. I know from using the brand Elemis that I am using a product made from natural ingredients and I don't want an overpowering or heavily scented smell, but this smells so subtle its beautiful.

        I find that when I have used this product, my skin looks rejuvenated and smooth. My skin is bright and really does look noticeably improved. It is also intensively moisturised too, so rather than feeling moisturised for a few hours, I notice a difference for at least 4 or 5 days, which is fine as I use this product once a week.

        To use, you would apply in much the same way as a mask. I often use mine while having a relaxing bath, and love to sit with it for around ten minutes. Simply rinse with warm water, and pat the skin dry. If you then wish to apply a mask after then you would apply this in the usual way. I can also thoroughly recommend the Elemis Deep Clean face mask to use alongside this product.

        I would thoroughly recommend this product and I'm so glad I found it. I will be more than happy to actually pay for it next time! It does last quite a while, especially if you only use it once a week. You certainly don't need much for each application and a little does go a long way.

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        25.07.2012 22:21
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        I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes to spoil themselves

        I purchased the Elemis papaya enzyme peel sometime last year online, I cannot remember exactly how much I paid at the time, but it was in the region of £25. Tonight, having just applied the last little bit left in the tube, I decided to write about it whilst the peel cream is working its magic on my face.

        The Elemis papaya enzyme peel comes in a squeezy grey tube with silver writing and silver screw on lid, and contains 50 ml of the cream. For those of you who have never heard of Elemis, it is a luxury British spa and skincare brand, with the motto "defined by nature, led by science". More information about the Elemis brand can obviously be found on their website www.elemis.com. The papaya enzyme peel is an anti-ageing product, which is one of the reasons why I purchased it, as well as being recommended by one of my friends.

        The name itself is quite deceiving, as this is not the typical peel which dries up on your face and then must be peeled off, but it is a smooth cream that gently exfoliates your face. Because there are no grainy bits in it, it is also perfect for those who have sensitive skin. The cream contains a cocktail of natural fruit enzymes from African papaya and Far Eastern pineapple, which it claims to gently exfoliate, purify and regenerate tired or sensitive skin. It also contains extracts of bladderwrack and sunflower which reminalise and condition your skin, whilst porphyridium and vitamin E provide anti-oxidant and free radical protection.

        After cleansing your skin, you apply it sparingly (I find that an amount about the size of a 20p coin can cover my whole face), avoiding the delicate area around your eyes. The dispensing hole of the tube is very small, so the amount that comes out can be easily controlled. The cream itself is not too thin and runny, but not too thick either, probably the same consistency as that of Johnsons Baby Lotion.

        The first thing that really impressed me when I first used it was the absolutely heavenly smell, a tropical, fruity scent that I have never come across before. I am not sure of what papaya smells like, but this kind of has peachy undertones! Anyhow, it is a very refreshing smell! After applying a thin layer of it on my face, I noticed that I did not get the tightening sensation that you usually get with peels or face masks. My face felt very very slightly tingly, without stinging or itching or any other sensations that my sensitive skin sometimes experiences when using other similar products. After leaving it on for 15 minutes, the cream had not dried up and I removed it using a lukewarm face cloth. Instantly I felt the difference. My skin felt extremely exfoliated, smooth and refreshed, almost young again! It did not feel dry but I still felt the need to apply moisturizing cream straight away. The scent of the cream did linger on for a couple of hours after use, reminding me of the very special treat that I'd just had.

        I tend to use the Elemis papaya peel whenever my skin feels grubby and tired and in need of a lift, and after every use I always tell myself that I will not wait so long for this lovely refreshing fruity treat! Not a cheap product but worth investing in, as if used once every two weeks or so it will last forever!

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          07.06.2011 17:28
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          worth trying

          I have been using this product for a while now, and I have to say that it is amazing. But before I explain more thoroughly, I will briefly tell you about this product. This product is made by Elemis, a British skincare brand that is used in spas and all over the world, including Hong Kong. The Papaya enzyme peel contains natural fruit enzymes and is used to remove impurities on the skin and brighten the complexion.

          If you buy Elemis in shops (such as Harvey Nichols, John Lewis) they often give samples of this product, so it is a great product to just try out then buy later if you wish.

          What I love about this product is that it is very light on the skin. You can literally put it on (use after cleansing your face) and because it absorbs into the skin so quickly, you could walk around and nobody would know you even have it on. It also smells very nice (a fairly peachy smell) and not much is needed to apply as it is very effective in small amounts.

          The directions say to leave on for 10minutes however I leave an application on for about 20 minutes as my skin has become very dry recently. Once I rinse this product off my skin feels a lot more fresh and brighter, and any dirt/grime that hasnt been removed fully usually is at the top of the skin surface so can easily just be wiped away. My skin always feels smoother too after using it.

          I would definitely recommend this product. I use it once/twice a week and the results are noticeable as my skin is a lot smoother and less spotty and definitely brighter.

          My routine includes using an Elemis moisturising mask afterwards which I would also recommend trying!

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            20.02.2011 22:58
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            Good for a weekly skin treat

            I first came across the Elemis brand through QVC. I think I got a bit caught up in all the chat about how great it was and so ordered the Papaya Enzyme Peel to try it out. I got a free gift with it which was a great bonus and am now on my second tube of the product.

            The Elemis brand is available on QVC as mentioned, as well as in most department stores and many individuals spas. Many spas who carry Elemis products also do Elemis treatments using the products. You can also order products from the Elemis UK website. It is made in England, has a use-by advisory of 6 months and is not tested on animals.

            It comes in a silver Elemis tube as standard, with Elemis written across the top, and Papaya Enzyme Peel, Anti ageing written at the bottom. The tube has a shiny silver screw lid and is 50ml or 1.7fl oz. in size. It currently costs £28.60 and has recently won Harpers Bazaar Hot 100 Best Peel.

            As you might guess from the name, the product contains Papaya fruit enzymes (from African papaya) as well as Far Eastern pineapple. It claims to gently exfoliate and purify tired skin. The tube gives full instructions for use, suggesting that it is used on cleansed skin, avoiding the eyes, left on for 10-15 minutes and removed with lukewarm water.

            I tend to use the Mask as a weekly treat for my skin. I find it very good where my skin feels dull and lifeless. I cleanse my face first and then apply the product carefully. I distract myself for 10 minutes and then remove it. The product does not specify how to remove it, but I do so with a muslin cloth soaked in warm water. During the 10m period, it sinks into the skin but doesn't disappear from view. The cloth takes it all off in a few simple strokes. Your skin feels immediately clean and fresh and soft to the touch.

            I like this product and feel a real difference after use. I am not terribly sure about the fragrance. It is lightly fruity but I think the pineapple is a little overpowering. If you are considering it, it might be worth nipping in to a department store to see what you think first. I will probably repurchase because I feel it works well and it lasts well with weekly use. Mine has been opened for more than the advised 6 months but is still fresh and fine to use.

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            10.09.2009 16:46
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            Fab! Would recommend to anyone!

            I had a facial with this at the Aqua Sana spa at CenterParcs and it smelled so good I had to buy some! It's gorgeously fruity and smells good enough to eat (although obviously you wouldn't!).

            I have very dry skin that tends towards the sensitive side of things but this product is fantastic. You apply it with your fingers. It leaves your skin feeling wonderfully soft and does actually make my face look brighter! I could see the effects straight away. You don't need very much at all so it lasts for ages and it doesn't make your face feel all tight either while it's on your skin or afterwards. I tend to use it once a week, or a couple of times if it's a bad week! It makes me feel better every time!

            I've been an Elemis convert for a while now and this is definitely one of my favourite products - the package is sleek and beautiful (guaranteed to co-ordinate with any bathroom!) and the product inside matches up o the promise of the box!

            I bought mine at the Elemis spa I went to but I've also used the timetospa.co.uk mail order. Normal size is 50ml and it will cost you £26 from the website. I've also had the smaller travel sizes in gift sets and that's a great way to try the product.

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              25.05.2009 12:44
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              a good exfoliator but nothing outstanding in my opinion

              My skin needs more & more attention the older I get & I was seduced into buying a tube of Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel last year when I saw a presentation on QVC.

              It was the emphasis on 'anti-ageing' that finally persuaded me to part with £20 but the promise of the 30 day money back guarantee made me pick up the phone to order it.

              When it arrived a few days later I was struck by the size of the tube as it looked smaller on TV. The packaing was nice too - grey with silver writing & the classy Elemis logo. It has a silver screw on/ off cap & when undone it reveals a small hole which means you can squeeze the exact amount you need - in this case less rather than more is all that's required.

              The term 'peel' is a bit misleading in my opinion as it's an exfoliator without 'bits' & is best used after cleansing but before using a mask.

              The white cream itself is of a great texture because it's not too thin, definitely not runny & not so thick that it clogs up the hole.

              It smells lovely too maybe because of the 'exotic cocktail of natural fruit enzymes from African Papaya & Far Eastern Pineapple' - it's not too strong though & you can still smell it once the product's been removed which is good.

              The peel also contains extracts of bladderwrack, sunflower, porphyridim & vitamin E so there seems to be a good mixture of many natural (but expensive?) ingredients.

              The product is very easy to use & as you only need a little it seems fairly economical. You just apply a thin coat to the cleansed face, leave 10-15 minutes & rinse with lukewarm water. Although it clearly advise you to avoid the eye area I did, somehow, manage to get some in my right eye & it stung like mad so, if using please take heed - it's stronger than it appears.

              I've been using it twice a month now for several months & I have noticed a bit of an improvement in the texture of my skin but nothing that I've got excited about I'm afraid. I've used other exfoliators which have given almost as good results but cost a lost less money.

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              - expensive but this is normally a salon treatment.
              - I like the way it contains many natural ingredients & not tested on animals.
              - easy to use & smells lovely.
              - good results but nothing outstanding.

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                19.01.2009 18:02
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                A lovely pampering treat.

                I've been using this product for just over a year and it is a firm favourite of mine. I first tried it when I had a facial at the Aqua Sana Spa at Center Parcs in Longleat. I was so impressed I bought a tube, and was just as impressed when I tried it at home. The title of 'Peel' is a little misleading, as this product doesn't dry on your skin to be peeled off- it stays wet and is washed off, but it does exfoliate as a peel does.

                The product has a thick consistency and feels lovely when applied to the skin. It also has a delicious fruity smell. It is best applied to freshly cleansed skin, my preference is to apply it in the bath then lie back and relax for 5-10 minutes. I then remove this with warm water on a natural sponge.

                The papya enzymes in this peel depply cleanse pores and exfoliate dead skin cells, but unlike most exfoliators there are no 'bits' in this. This makes it ideal for sensitive skin, as it's the roughness of some exfoliators that can make them so irritating!

                This peel leaves my skin looking refreshed and bright. I use it once or twice a week and a little does go a long way. This product isn't cheap- £25 for a tube last time I bought it, but it is a lovely treat. I used to find this quite hard to get hold of on the High St, but it can now be bought in larger John Lewis stores, which is useful to know.

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                13.11.2008 15:44
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                Fantastic results, fabulous smell, minimal wastage and worth every penny

                Where do I start with this product, its yet another favourite from the genius that is Elemis. Some people I have known to be a little confused as to what category this product falls into whether it is a face mask or a exfoliator, most people I know have used it as a face mask. NO, no, no ,no!! It is in fact an exfoliator, I can see why people are confused, the application is quite similar but when used in a skincare routine it is most definatly to be used after cleansing and before your mask, why before? Well let me tell you, this product is a gentle exfoliator from Elemis, but always use this before a mask as you will be shedding off the dead skin cells and that means your mask soaks into the deeper layers of the skin, so you will require less product, and therefore makes your current mask twice as effective as previously thought.

                This product is available in a 50ml tube and available from your local Elemis salon, it is however seemingly to be more possible to find this cheaper elsewhere, I personally buy from Elemis itself as it's a British company and so I like to show some support! From Elemis itself you can expect to pay £26.00 however it does last a very long time if you use correctly, I replace mine once in 3 months. It is in a squeezy tube, but you can get everything out, so minimal wastage. As you are able to squeeze it out there is no control on how much of this you could potentially use. A pump action would suit this product better I feel, as it can be easy to overdo this product so be aware of that when using, less is more!

                So what's the claim?

                'The natural exfoliating fruit enzyme action of Papaya and Pineapple smooth, brighten and clarify the complexion. This unique, non-granular exfoliating cream contains nourishing Milk Protein, Anti-Oxidant-rich Vitamin E and Marine algae to moisturise, repair and protect the skin. Perfect for complexions which are sensitive or mature. Brightens the skin, smoothes the complexion and repairs deep down.' All sounding lovely so far.

                So to use this product you first of all cleanse your face and pat the skin dry, don't rub girls, it pulls at the skin. Squeeze a small amount, about a 50p piece would do it, you can always add more if need be, the natural instinct is to rub this between your palms, don't, all you will do is work it into your hands rather than your face and waste a lot of the product in doing so. Use the other hand to scoop and apply over the face and neck. You only want a very thin layer, its best to remember this, anything sat on top of your skin after the waiting period has finished, is wastage, its not absorbed, so doing absolutely nothing. You will soon judge if you applying the correct amount after a few uses. The waiting period I personally find is around 7-10 minutes, any longer its not really doing a lot. So rinse off with lukewarm water and apply your mask after. You really only want to use this product maybe twice a week, if your skin is problematic (very oily with spots) you may need to use more often.

                The product smells divine! Truly it does, when you apply you will be surrounded by a wonderful fruity smell of pineapple and papaya. You could almost want to lick you lips, I wouldn't advise it though, remember eating your strawberry lip balm at school girls? yes yuck indeed. The texture of the product is quite thick and is actually the same consistency of most cream masks, now I think most people read 'peel' and think that it will go hard and you peel it off. Nope, you hardly know its there, it is called a peel purely due to its micro-dermabrasion attributes. You see this is how this product works. The enzymes in the pineapple and papaya almost dissolve and loosen the dead skin cells, and when you wash your face after, you wave goodbye to dull skin. It is part of the Tri Enzyme Facial Resurfacing Programme which is a 100% natural micro-dermabrasion, which means it uses fruit acids and enzymes instead of harsh crystals being pelted at your skin to remove the top Horney layer of skin (yes its really called that!). However this product on its own is very gentle. It can be used on any skin type apart from the hyper sensitive, but for sensitive it is great as it wont irritate the skin due to no harsh kernels so you wont feel scratched to bits after.

                So does it do what it claims? Yes it absolutely does, I use this product religiously twice a week and have done for 3 years, the next day you can tell that you have really given your skin a treat. I also use the Tri Enzyme Facial Wash which I have also done a review on and I find using the two together really complement each other beautifully. However using just this on its own twice a week I can confidently say will produce a noticeable difference. Oooh before I go try using this as part of a hand treatment/manicure, you get fantastic results.

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                  16.10.2008 19:12
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                  A great product that can be slotted into anyone's skin care regime.

                  This was a kind of fore-runner to Elemis' tri-enzyme family of products, in the WAY that it exfoliates. It uses fruit enzymes to clear away dead skin in a gentle but effective way. The difference here being is that it can be used by those who wish to slot this product in a fairly simple skincare routine and who don't have a lot of time on their hands. You will need to cleanse your face first ( and tone if you normally do so ) and then apply a thin layer over the face. Over the next 10-15 minutes the product will do it's job and you simply remove. I always use a muslin cloth to remove or I find that I have some residue left, depending on how much product I applied. I would then apply a mask.
                  The exfoliation process results will be boosted by applying a mask afterwards, however, for those who have neither the time nor the inclination to do so, you can simply follow with your favourite serum/moisturiser. However, if you possibly can, I would recommend applying a mask of your choice for your skin type/purpose afterwards for the ultimate skin boost.

                  However, as a stand alone product it will leave your skin smooth, soft and hydrated. I would recommend for all skin types but very oily skins may prefer other exfoliation products.

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                  04.08.2008 14:09
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                  Great product!

                  I got this in my parcel as well this morning and was really excited to try it! I got this again in a mini tube as I do find the products expensive - a 50ml tube would cost you £26.
                  When I undid the lid I was amazed, it smelt great! It has a really strong fruity smell about it, given the name of it this is probably expected!
                  There's nothing grainy about it at all which I would have expected as the name suggests something along the lines of 'microdermabrasion'. It's creamy and smooth and you just want to slap it on!
                  The good thing with this (considering the price tag) is that you don't need a lot at all. A pea size amount is large enough to cover everything except your forehead.
                  You leave it on your skin for 15 minutes and during this time it sinks into your skin a bit and dries out. You then remove it with warm water.
                  I had expected this to be more like a face mask peel where it dried and you peeled it off along with all the dead skin and bits off your face but it was nothing like this. You simply washed it off your face, the colour of the 'peel' had not changed colour and there was nothing visibly better on my face afterwards. Although I couldn't see a difference, my skin certainly felt nicer and my foundation went on much easier afterwards.
                  I'd reccommend this to anybody!

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                  27.03.2008 11:11
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                  Treat yourself to this from Elemis when your skin needs brighening up

                  Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel is my latest skincare favourite. I am at the age where the slightest let up in my skincare routine will leave my skin tight and makes my lines and wrinkles look deeper.

                  I had a facial when I stayed at Champneys Henlow and the girl used this peel on me and recommended I buy a tube to help brighten my complexion. She used so many lotions and oils on my face that I could not tell if the peel had done any good but I took her advice about buying some because I had promised myself a treat in the Elemis shop.

                  The peel is beautiful to apply. It has a very creamy and rich consistency and feels smooth and cooling as I massage it into my skin. It is not greasy or oily in any way and it has a silky feel under my fingertips.

                  It leaves a very exotic scent on my hands and as I sit back and relax for the 15 minutes recommended on the tube I can feel the fresh fruity smell envelope me like perfume. It definitely smells of papaya but it also has the scent of oranges and tropical fruit. This is one of the best smelling beauty products I have ever used.

                  I rinsed off my enzyme peel and could notice an improvement in my skin straight away. My skin felt softer and very well moisturised and I think my skin has plumped out a little bit because the lines at the side of my mouth look a little bit smaller. It is very easy to rinse off in warm water and I like the way the lovely smell lingers even after rinsing. I like the fact that there is no residue or any feel on my face to indicate that the peel has not rinsed away properly and my skin simply feels clean and refreshed.

                  I keep touching the skin on my face to see if I can feel a difference and the effects of this peel are long lasting because even the next day my skin still feels smooth. I use my enzyme peel every 3 days and my complexion is getting better and better. My daughter said how much brighter and dewy my skin looks now and even though I have always had well behaved skin now I am getting older this is a lovely compliment and goes to prove that my Elemis peel is working.

                  I was surprised when I realised that this peel is an exfoliator because there are usually bits in exfoliators that I don't like because they feel like they are scratching my skin. This one hasn't got any bits at all but it still somehow sloughs away all the badness and grime from my skin that makes it look dull and dry. I think the key is how well I massage it over my face because I do spend quite a while gently rubbing the peel in small circles across my skin. It is the natural fruit enzymes of the papaya and also pineapple that provide this clever non gritty exfoliator effect and they are also known for their ability to regenerate and purify skin that is looking tired and dull. I have made a homemade cleanser before and I remember that contained real pineapple for it's brightening effect so I am confident about Elemis use of this.

                  They have also used Vitamin E in this peel which is an anti oxidant and Bladderwrack which is a seaweed that has been used for centuries as a not terribly successful herbal cure and has recently been taken over by the more expensive skincare brands for its skincare mineralising and conditioning properties. These active ingredients all serve to create this effective and luxurious enzyme peel.

                  My tube from Champneys has not got very much left in it so I have been looking online where to buy another one and I have found that Strawberry Net is selling the 50 ml tubes for £26 which is cheaper than I paid but still quite expensive. My previous tube lasted for about 2 months using a little every 3 days and it lasts this long because I only need to use a small amount each time, just enough to lightly cover the skin on my face and under my chin. The tube is very pleasant to look at. It is silver with a shiny silver lid and looks very prestigious on my dressing table, I have another 2 Elemis products and they all have the same attractive and luxury appeal.

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                    Easy to use, no mess and clearer skin

                    Elemis

                    Elemis are a British Spa and Skincare range, they use a combination of active ingredients and cutting edge technology in there products.
                    They do not test on animals.
                    They have salons all over the world including the Elemis day spa's in London, Miami and Hong Kong.

                    Elemis Papaya Peel Mask

                    This mask contains natural fruit enzymes of Papaya and Pineapple to exfoliate, smoothe and clarify the skin. Vitamin E and Marine Algae to moisturise, repair and protect the skin.

                    I love this product, it smells lovely and is very gentle to use to the put you can't tell it's doing anything, but afterwards my skin felt alot smoother, more hydrated and glowed.
                    This isn't a grainey exfoliator so it did't irritate my skin at all.

                    Usage

                    I use this product once or twice a week, I cleanse my face then smooth it on avoiding the eye area. After 10 to 15 mins i remove with water then I cleanse my face again.

                    Ingredients

                    Water, Propylene Glycol, Octyldodecanol, Glycerly Sterate se, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus seed oil, Ananas Sativus Fruit Extract, Papain, Xanthum Gum, Milk Protein, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract,Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Maltodextrin, Fragrance, Tocopherol, Dichlorobenzyl Achol, Methylparaben, 2 - Nitropropane-1, 3 - Diol, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Yellow 6, Cinnamyl Alcohl, Citronello, Geraniol.

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                  • Product Details

                    The natural exfoliating fruit enzyme brighten and clarify the complexion / This non-granular exfoliating cream contains nourishing Milk Protein, Anti-Oxidant-rich Vitamin E and Marine algae which aid in moisturising, repairing and protecting the skin /