Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel

QVC are clearly concerned I haven't been buying nearly as many beauty TSVs recently as I am now being bombarded with beauty cards and samples from them, something I never got when I bought regularly.

A little insight into the QVC Elemis TSV this Sunday

There is a special Elemis Christmas TSV this Sunday which includes the launch of their new cleanser, Melting Cleansing Gel. I received a sample of it today and was impressed. As I have only used it once, I can't really comment on any long term benefits but it has three major pluses:
  • I can use it with my Clarisonic
  • The texture is perfect
  • It smells divine!
Elemis say 'Melting Cleansing Gel contains Rice Silk to cleanse and balance your skin, Argan Oil to gently soften its texture, and Papaya for deep down refreshment. This magically turns from a a gel into a milk, gently lifting any daily impurities, perfect to keep all skin types happy and hydrated'.

Ingredients of Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel

Somehow I always seem to have more cleansers than any other product but I rarely use them up. I know I should stick to one and give my skin a chance to get used to it but I am fickle and always think the next one will give miraculous results. I know I'm getting the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm for Christmas but I know that won't stop me from picking up the Elemis TSV on Sunday as the cleanser smells so delicious. It has a slight citrus tang, but there is a warmth to it, reminding me of the Philosophy Gingerbread Man scent. It is not nearly as heady as the Elemis Exotics range, but the fragrance does make it an absolute pleasure to use.

My favourite cleansers tend to be balms and even though this is called a gel, it did have a balm like feel to it. The way it turns to a milk once water is added also reminds me of a lot of the Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil I've been using, but it feels so much more comfortable on the skin. I've taken a couple of photos so you can get a better idea of the texture and appearance of the cleanser at the different stages for yourselves.

Straight out of the tube

When water is added

I'm not sure what the individual price of the cleanser is but the full size is included in the TSV along with 30ml of Pro Collagen Marine Cream, 200ml of the Exotic Frangipani Monoi Bath & Shower Cream, Skin Nourishing Hand & Body Lotion and a small size of the Monoi Melt. This five piece set is exclusive to QVC and should be just under £40 (the usual price for Elemis TSVs). It is rumoured to be on maximum easy pay so is a great chance to try the cleanser and get some other high quality body and face products. The value is excellent if you will use all the products as just the Pro Collagen Marine Cream retails at £45 for 30ml.

After my mini try out with the new cleanser today, I will definitely be getting the full size to use on a regular basis with my Clarisonic.


  1. new to the blog, and delighted I found you, i was just contemplating this elemis extravaganza! and i got my clarisonic a couple of weeks ago and now I need this combo in my life :0

    following now, love the blog


  2. HI Beauty H2T,
    SO glad you are enjoying my blog. I'd definitely go for the Elemis TSV, I certainly will be, as I really liked the cleanser with the Clarisonic. At least you can send it back if the combination doesn't suit.
    Jennifer X

  3. I am a recent follower and love your blog too. Sooo comforting to know that there are beauty junkie out there just like me!

  4. Hi Geeta, so pleased you are enjoying my blog. Before I discovered the world of beauty blogging I thought it was just me that was so beauty obsessed so I agree it is lovely to find other people out their that share our obsession! Jennifer X

  5. I'm using Elemis sample, and I think it is very cheap very little away. It's similar to that spread-ability is a primer. It smelled fresh, quickly remove and my skin was soft and moisturised. I am quite dry and sensitive skin. The only downside is that it says to keep away from eye area and have always been hard to get so close to my eyes when I'm using a cleaning product.