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My shelves positively heave with Elemis products and I would consider myself a big fan. Particularly of the Pro Collagen range, most of which are wonderful and fully live up to my expectations. I was excited therefore to find out they were releasing an AHA Glow cleansing butter, which promised to make my skin glow. Would it live up to my current favourite cleansing product – Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm?
Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Pumpkin Cleansing butter has a long name, and an even longer list of multi-tasking Benefits. According to Elemis it melts away make up and daily impurities leaving you with fresh, glowing and healthy skin. It can be used as a daily cleanser, a makeup remover or as a deep cleansing mask. Its also suitable for all skin types. It contains pumpkin and acerola cherry AHA’s – Alpha Hydroxy Acids to you and me. These promise to brighten skin, as well as mango butter and chia seed oil to nourish and hydrate. It also claims to leave skin deeply cleansed, brightened and moisturised. On top of this its vegan friendly, sulphate and mineral oil free.
How to use it
The butter can be used in 3 ways:
- Applied to a cotton pad and used to remove make up from the skin and eyes.
- As a daily cleanser when smoothed over dry skin and removed with warm water.
- For deep cleansing by leaving to work for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
Firstly, this cleansing butter is glorious to look at! Such a gorgeous vibrant orange it does positively glow out of the jar at you. The packaging is also lovely and up to the usual Elemis standards with its heavy orange glass jar. Its texture is buttery and gel-like and smooths onto the skin so easily, its a complete pleasure to apply. Advertised as fragrance free it does however seem to have a very subtle pumpkin scent, barely noticeable and certainly not overpowering, but there nonetheless.
Following the Elemis instructions, I have used this glow cleansing butter in all 3 ways, for makeup removal, as a daily cleanser and a mask. All work well, although I did find it less effective as a specific makeup remover with a cotton pad, its buttery texture made it a bit difficult to remove without rinsing.
As a mask it is pleasant enough, but as I have dry skin it doesn’t provide enough moisture as I like in a mask, that being said my skin did indeed glow after I washed it off! Where it truly shines is as a daily cleanser, massaged into the skin it feels refreshing and soothing and washes off easily. I tend to use a damp cloth when removing it to lightly exfoliate at the same time, but it does work well when simply rinsed with warm water. Afterwards my skin feels nourished and definitely glowing with health.
As I said I do have dry skin and it therefore would be remis not to mention that it isn’t as hydrating as I find the Elemis pro collagen cleansing balm, so I have continued to use that at bed time, saving the glow butter for morning and following it with my usual serums and moisturiser. Having now used this daily for a couple of weeks my skin feels smoother and looks brighter and more glowy.
From a price point it is mid-range at £30, fairly reasonable in terms of other Elemis products, and well worth the money. You can buy it now from: