A few weeks ago I was contacted about the new Elemis Biotec Skincare range. I'd already seen a few things about it online and have heard many people rave about Elemis over the past few years so I was keen to try it for myself.
The range consists of the Biotec Skin Energising Cleanser, Biotec Skin Energising Day Cream and Biotec Skin Energising Night Cream, all of which are available to purchase on the Beauty Expert website. You can check out the Elemis products here, there's often great deals on the Beauty Expert site and what's even better is that standard delivery is free worldwide.
I wanted to use the range for a decent period of time before writing up my thoughts, to make sure I was giving you a fair and accurate review of the products, and it's fair to say I'm really impressed. You may have noticed the packaging states the anti-ageing properties of the range but that doesn't mean it's just for ageing skin. It's never too early to start looking after your skin, in fact I'm always more inclined to invest money into skin care over make-up.
My first thoughts on the Biotec Energising Cleanser were how little you need to use, which is great as the 200ml bottle will last months! It says to use two pumps and lather with water and I found that to be more than enough. It's a very gentle cleanser that leaves your skin feeling lovely and soft, it's also not too scented so would be suitable for even sensitive skin. Due to having my fair share of terrible teenage skin, I'm always reluctant to stray away from products that I know work for my skin type, especially ones that aren't created specifically for oily skin. However, the Elemis cleanser was so gentle that it didn't upset my skin at all and I haven't *touch wood* suffered from any break outs.
Before I started trialling the Elemis range, I was using micellar water in between my cleanser and moisturiser to remove any last remnants of make-up, similarly to a toner. I continued with this routine because I feel like it works for me, plus there isn't a product in the Biotec range that I could of used to replace this step. I followed the micellar water with Biotec Energising Day Cream, a mix of energiser gel and cream. Again, two pumps goes a really long way so this product should also last a while. I found it really hydrating and loved the mix of the two components together.
I've never used a night cream before or been that interested in using one, on the odd occasion I've used somebody else's I found them too rich and heavy for my skin. I was really surprised to find that I've enjoyed using the Biotec Energising Night Cream. I think due to the fact the night cream is mixed with the energising gel it's a lot lighter than a regular night cream. I feel like every time I wake up my face skin looks a lot healthier and more awake than usual, trust me when I say my face is usually ghastly pale and pretty dull when I wake up.
I have definitely seen a difference in my skin over the past two weeks, in the sense of it being more hydrated and ten times softer than usual. I did worry there was a possibility that the products could make my skin more oily (god knows that would of been a nightmare), but I was pleasantly surprised. I'm really happy with the results of using the Biotec range and I'm now interested in looking at more products from Elemis. I know the price tag is a stretch for most - me included - but considering I've used the set for two weeks and none of the products even look used yet, I'm sure they will last ages.
I'm a bit of a skincare junkie, always on the hunt for new favourite brands to add to my list. As I mentioned in my Body Shop post, I've been loving the La Roche Posay Effeclar range, but the Elemis Biotec could be working it's way to the top.
Are you a fan of Elemis? Let me know your favourite skincare brands, particularly for oily skin - I'd love to check them out.
Disclaimer: I was sent these products to try but all opinions are my own