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I was given this cream by my beautician as a gift to try once. This cream is like a misty coloured cream and is amazing on everything. I used it on my dry lips, around my eyes, dry skin on my cheeks, neck and the backs of my hand.
It smells amazing and has a very comforting aroma. I instantly knew I was doing my skin a favour when I put this on. It left my skin moisturised.
I used it on a scrape i got on my head (don't ask!) and it did not sting at all when I put it on. The cream is very gently and I found it to sink in to my skin almost immediately.
You only need to use a tiny amount which means the air tight sealed bottle will last for months.. If you don't use it on everything like i did that is.
Its a great cream to put on before bed as the smell is very soothing and relaxing. Because it contains Willow, Myrrh, Amino Acids and Lavender it is perfect for bedtime use.
I also found it was good at keeping bad skin a minimal level. My skin is irritated by the winter winds and my skin ends up dry but with spots so I found this product good for soothing my skin and clearing it up without causing irritation.
The only thing bad is the price. At £50 its not cheap but if you think it will last you many months its worth the money.
Elemis SOS Emercency Cream is part of the Elemis skin solutions collection. I purchased this product for £51, but I have seen it on amazon for £41.30. I suffer from breakouts of spots I just can't seem to shift and my skin also tends to be very dry in places. This cream seemed to offer solutions to these problems and so I tried it.
The product comes in a shiny silver tube with red writing and a pump to dispense the cream. On the side it has a clear panel which allows you to see the cream inside and acts as an indicator to let you know when you are running out. I have had this product around 5 months and it is only just at half way. On the bottle it suggests to use he product morning and night, however I have seen results using it just in the mornings under my make-up. Occasionally, when I feel my skin needs more attention than normal, or is having a particularly bad day, I put it on before I go to bed, after I have cleansed my face and leave it overnight.
The cream itself is a beige/yellow colour and very thick. It has quite a strong smell of lavender, which might not be to everyone's taste, but I personally love it. From one pump, you get around a pea size amount, which is plenty for one application on the face. There is quite a greasy feel, however my face feels instantly moisturised once I've applied it. I would recommend waiting around ten minutes after application before you apply the cream, or until you feel it has soaked in. I have found that it works well under my makeup after I have left a bit of time in between, however if I don't my make-up tends to cling to certain places on my face and won't cover evenly. Sometimes, if I've not applied it for a few days, the first bit of cream that ones out of the pump is slightly sticky and I tend to avoid using this bit and just clean the nozzle with a bit of warm water.
I have definitely seen a difference in my skin since I've been using this cream. Not only has it kept my skin hydrated, but it has also reduced the redness of my face and hoped to reduce the number and the severity of breakouts on my face. My skin is not completely spot-free, however spots at smaller and less frequent. My skin feels healthier and I really feel the benefits of this cream.
It definitely boosts your confidence knowing your skin looks clearer and healthier. I get self conscious about how dry my skin is and have been limited with which foundations I can use because of it. Overall I think this cream is brilliant and although fairly pricey, I think it's worth it if you have problem skin. If you want wuality products you have to pay hebprice, and this one is quality that works. Personally I think it is lightly too thick however this is only a minor issue for me and there are no major downsides to this cream. I would definitely recommend.
A restorative treatment cream, containing a unique synergy of Willow, Myrrh, Amino Acids and Lavender to soothe, protect and restore the skin's natural balance / Use daily for the optimum solution for stressed, hormonal or irritated skin /