Sunday 8 June 2014

Weekly Worship: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Boosting 5-Minute Facial

Price: £70.00 / $85.00

Debenhams / Macy's

I love facials - well, who doesn't love a pampering treatment that leaves your face looking fabulous?! But let's be truthful, these things aren't cheap - weekly facials are clearly  reserved for the super rich.

So when I found out Elizabeth Arden had launched an at-home facial kit, I had to get my hands on it and - as you've probably guessed - I freakin' love it!

The kit includes two products - a 30ml Self-Foaming Mask (part one) and a 15ml Replenishing Serum (part two). Part one is all about cleansing and the self-foaming mask does a great job a removing makeup (heavy mascara included) and impurities. It has a thick gel texture that, when applied to the skin, transforms into a lightweight foam. Once the mask has been on the skin for a few second, it begins to tingle - like popping candy for the face - and it feels amazing. Ingredients-wise, the mask contains lactic acid & protease enzyme that gently exfoliate the skin, as well as a detoxifying peptide that helps reduce protein build-up and prime skin for optimum results - cue part two...

Part two is all about putting goodness back into the skin and the Replenishing Serum is the perfect product for the job - thanks to the fact it contains ceramides 1, 3 and 6. Ceramides are a naturally occurring lipid that keep our outer most layer of the epidermis, the stratum corneum, healthy. So, using ceramides in skincare will help promote the skin’s own natural ceramides - making it smoother and firmer with improved texture. And these benefits are very visible! The serum has a light creamy texture that applies easily and absorbs quickly, leaving - as promised - skin that is smooth, firm and refreshed. It also primes skin perfectly for subsequent makeup application. The perfect all rounder!

What I also love about this 5-Minute Facial - yes, it doesn't just stop at the results - is that it doesn't cause break outs like many other facials. Both products are also packaged in air-tight containers - perfect for ensuring the products stay as fresh as possible, for as long as possible.

The Ceramide Boosting 5-Minute Facial may be on the expensive side but it works wonders. It has already taken pride of place in my weekly skincare routine.

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