Thursday, 8 October 2015

Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm*


I recently received a sample of the Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating flash balm to review, I'm a big fan of Elemis products but had never tried this particular one, so I was really excited to give it a go. This skin radiance flash balm promises to brighten, smooth and rejuvenate the skin to give you a more youthful and healthy looking complexion.

Although I'm only 20 I do worry about wrinkles and having old looking skin, so a product that promises to give me a 'smooth and even complexion' and 'dewy luminosity' was one that I couldn't miss out on!

Elemis state that the product will: "Instantly brighten the complexion and exude health and vitality". The balm is formulated with a powerful vitamin complex that protects against moisture loss, whilst the Purple Orchid, Noni and Acai used in the formula help to defend the skin against early signs of aging e.g. the stress lines I'm starting to get on my forehead and under my eyes!

Ultimately Elemis promise that the flash balm will reveal a smooth, even and dewy luminosity that you never even knew was achievable! But did it do everything it said on the tin?

My first impressions of the moisturiser were good, it's a light product so it doesn't feel cloggy when you apply it to your face. I used it for a week straight to see the full result and I have to say I was slightly disappointed.

Now I wasn't expecting to see my face completely crease and flaw free however I did expect to see some change. The dewy look that was promised looked more like greasy skin and the most significant improvement to my face was that the dry skin around my nose had gone - achievable by using Asda's own smart price moisturiser.

That was about all I got from this product. Does it make a good moisturiser? Yes it does keep your skin fresh and moisturised. Does it give everything it promises? No it doesn't. Is it worth the price? Definitely not.

At £32 for 50ml this product really isn't worth the price as you can get the same results from using a drugstore moisturiser that costs around £5. The product was okay but not worth the price and I probably wouldn't use it again. However if you do want to try out for yourself you can shop the product here.

Let me know if you've ever tried any other Elemis products, as I'd like to know if they have other products that are better and this was just a one off or if they're all just average, by leaving a comment below!


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  1. I've never heard of this brand or product before but doesn't sound very great.
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    1. I've only ever seen good reviews so I was really disappointed when I tried it! Cool I'll take a look now :) xx

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  2. I love that this review is so honest! This product doesnt sound so great- I hate greasy moisturizer haha! I totally already use anti aging cream and I'm 24- people think im nuts

    Rachel xx
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    1. I always try to keep reviews positive and fair but I can never be anything but honest! Haha everyone calls me crazy but I can't help but worry! xx

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  3. such a detailed and honest review, great post Alice! :)

    sharon ∞ eight shores

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  4. We are so young why must we worry about wrinkles already?! But, I just can't help it >_< Got to keep the wrinkles at bay! I loved your honesty~ If you're looking for any amazing skin care products you've got to try Lush. I know people are crazy about their bath bombs, but their skin care line is amazing~ By the way that's the cutest glass pineapple ever <3
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    1. Me either! May as well start young and prevent them rather than try and hide them later on I suppose! I've tried their bath bombs, shower gels and hair care but I've never tried their skin care so I'll look into thank you! xx

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  5. I'm the exact same, even though i'm only 21 a product that smooths and airbrushes skin sounds great to me!

    Emma at www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. It sounds disappointing for a product that costs 32 pounds. I think I'll avoid it, thank you so much for your honest review, Alice. It's so hard to find gals like you <3

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    1. Aw no problem Bash! Love ya gal xx

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  7. welp, now I know not to expect too much from this product. shucks, what a bummer. :(

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    1. Yeah better to know before you purchase though! xx

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  8. Nice post <3

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    1. Thank you! I'll take a look at your blog now xx

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  9. I can't even imagine myself being and looking "old", whatever that means.

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    1. You must be one of the lucky ones! xx

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