So I have been ridiculously excited to share this post with you and as you can tell from the title – it is that time of year where Elemis launch exclusive sets which contain amazing products at an even better price. I’ve been promising more men care posts for you as I have a trio of men in my family who are more than happy to review products for me so today I thought I would start off with the Elemis Men’s 4 Piece Face & Body Collection.
This is a quartet of Men’s skin care products and a great way to introduce oneself to high end skin care. Elemis is one of my all time favourite skin care brands and has been for quite a few years so I was really excited to see if their offerings for the male groomers lived up to the female counterpart. It is a great men’s grooming kit and sure to be a great gift. I love that Elemis have launched this set in time for Christmas, if you are stuck on present ideas for a loved one then here is your solution. Without much further ado lets get on to the products.
This is the Elemis Ice – Cool Foaming Shave Gel, a high performance shaving foam that promises to smoothly moulds the face for a clean, close shave. It contains Chinese Date, English Oak and Witch Hazel to help defend the skin against irritation and razor burn, whilst softening the facial hair to result in an easy shave. Now unfortunately I haven’t had much time to get the products tested out so as I write this the gel has only had one use. Here is the verdict: ‘It feels ‘smooth and glidey’ when used and makes you feel as if your using a newer blade even though the blade isn’t close to being new. It also does make your face feel fresh and cool’. Hopefully after a few more uses I will be able to bring you a more detailed review, do let me know if you would like that. I think it will be a hit if the QVC reviews are anything to go by, lots of pleased users are leaving great reviews. Apparently it works great on legs too.. I may have to take this back. The individual RRP for this is £21.00
We have two face care items in the set, and if the men you know are anything like the ones I know, a two part skin system is as much as you can poke them with the beauty stick. Anything more they tend to become slightly overwhelmed. This is the Elemis Deep Cleanse Facial Wash and the Elemis Daily Moisture Boost, a duo of skin care items that does exactly what is says on the tin. The Facial Wash retails for £18.50 and the Moisturiser itself is actually an award winning product which retails for £29.00
The finally product of the quartet is a shower gel which I think probably has the chance to be the favourite of the bunch for my trio of testers. It promises to awaken your senses, containing mango to condition the skin and powerful essential oils of thyme, basil, neroli, mandarin and lime to revitalise. The response I got from one use of this shower gel is ‘Wow, you really can tell the difference between normal shower gels and this one right?’ – I assume normal means Lynx and the likes of that. I think it’s interesting to see how even the most beauty/cosmetic world illiterate person can pick out the differences between good quality and substandard variations. This retails for £17.00.
The set comes with a wash bag that had my trio of testers arguing who gets it as it really is a handy bag to throw in your toiletries. I love what Keeley Aydin, the Elemis Leading Skincare Specialist has to say about splitting up the gift set. She says ‘Great to be given as a complete collection or can be split into two gifts; a shaving and cleansing duo. The only problem will be who gets the wash bag?’ . I think with the holiday season upon us this is really a great gift, the products themselves individually are amazing too so for people on a budget this is four men ticked off your list. Now talking about budgets want to guess how much this is?
It will be retailing for £38.64 saving you over £45 from the RRP! Considering that one item costs £30 by itself I think that is a great deal. This limited edition Men’s 4 piece Face & Body Essentials Collection will be available on Sunday 17th November on QVC, while stocks lasts. I will be picking up another set as one set divided by three people really didn’t work out for me. I think I may have started a war in the MakeupAtoZ HQ!
Do you think you will be picking this set up. I also have some good news to share with you all.. I will be giving away this set and another set on Monday so make sure you come back for that. All the details will be on Monday’s blog post, I can’t wait to share it with you all. Now for all the women out there who want to treat themselves as well as the men, then don’t worry I have an amazing, dare I say better, set coming up for you too! Ooh I have just spotted that the set has been launched online for £35.38! Grabs yours now before they sell out (here) Tanzina x