Reviewed by: Super Spy Age: 47 Skin type: Dry and sensitive
The package comes in a big turquoise box wrapped in a pink ribbon. Inside there are two super-size pots; one pink and one green, each containing 60 moisturiser capsules.
The capsule set is a limited edition product to mark the ten year anniversary of Elemis’s cellular skincare recovery capsules.
What did the product look like?
The product comes in colour coded capsules, one lavender capsule and one rose capsule, each of which contain one application of facial oil. You twist the tip of the capsule to release the warm the oil between the palms and apply to cleansed face and neck.
What’s in it?
The key ingredient is pure moringa oil, known for its anti-oxidant power, that is said to be considerably more powerful than any other cosmetic oil. African women have used Tanzanian Moringa Pterygosperma oil for centuries – the Moringa tree, 'Moringa Oleifera' is known as the 'miracle tree'.
The pink day capsules also use active ingredients including a blend of rose absolute (parfum), known for its hydrating properties. The green night capsules use a blend of lavender essential oil - known to promotes relaxation and help to stimulate endorphins to de-stress and balance skin and mind - and moringa oil. Along with citronellol, geraniol, linalool, citral, limonene.
The instructions are very simple – apply to clean skin before your usual moisturiser.
Elemis also suggest a massage to help relax your skin. Warm the oil in the palms of your hands and follow its four-step massage technique.
Elemis says the antioxidants will ‘repair the visible signs of aging skin, lines, wrinkles and dull skin’ and ‘youthful plumpness and elasticity will be restored’. They also target blemishes and breakouts and counteract the damaging effects of pollution and harmful toxins.
After using the products, my skin felt very moisturised – almost to the point where I didn’t need to use top moisturiser at all. After using the capsules for a week, a friend commented that my skin looked amazing and asked me what I was using.
I think that this is a great product and worth the price tag. You’ll pay £69.50 for a two month supply of capsules that are lovely to use and seem to produce a visible difference. They are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
I will definitely buy the product again, this time using the suggested ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream - which includes SPF 30.