Treat Your Skin – Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

elemis pro collagen cleanser

Hello my loves!

Now I’m a huge Elemis fan, so far to say it’s probably is the favourite product range I’ve ever worked with in my time as a Spa and Beauty Therapist and their Pro-Collagen Cleanser is easily in my top 3 products of theirs.

I was first introduced to the product when it first launched in Spa Treatments and was hooked from the get go.

I prefer not to use it as an everyday cleanser as I do find it can be a bit too rich for my skin, but when I want a proper pamper or an at home facial it works just the treat.

I just warm into the palms and then massage over the face, neck with light circular massage movements then remove it with a warm cotton cloth. Another great thing about this cleanser is that you can also use it as a mask, just massage it over your face a you would when cleansing but leave it on for 10 minutes before gently removing. I love doing this when in the bath as it smells heavenly, perfect for winding down before bed.

Now it is part of their Pro Collagen range which contains some amazing ingredients including Padina Pavonica which is a unique Mediterranean algae with proven outstanding anti-ageing benefits.  It has been shown that it stimulates the synthesis of glycosaminoglycan’s (GAGs), responsible for the moisturisation, firmness and elasticity of the skin. Basically they found this algae on part of a ship wreckage and noticed that it had preserved it in really good condition compared to other parts where the algae was not present. It’s thing like this that make being a beauty therapist really interesting, I love when you find out the background behind the products your using for treatments.

Have you tried this cleanser? If, not what are your go to products for giving your skin a treat?

Tasha x

September Favorites

So September really flew by, I’m still convinced it’s only August. However, I’m excited for October. We get cooler weather, pretty leaves, and I don’t feel as guilty over wanting all the pumpkin things. I will not apologize for my #WhiteGirl-ness during the fall months. Anyway, September is wonderful and I enjoyed some wonderful things. Here are my favourites from last month.

bubble gum scrub

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub

With the weather getting cooler this often leads to my lip being a little on the dry side, so this has been a savior for me.  The scrub smells delicious, a mixture of strawberry bubblegum and candy floss; a scent that certainly smells good enough to eat. It makes my lips feel beautifully soft and moisturised and removes dead and dried skin, instantly improving the look and feel of my lips. I tend to use it first thing in the morning and use a balm after so it the moisturising oils have a chance to absorb before applying my lippy for the day. This is a must have for those who love a dark matte lip for the autumn season.


Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel

I’m a huge Elemis fan, it definitely is one of my favourite brands to work with in the Spa and this is my go to exfoliator. Unlike traditional exfoliators instead of using beads or grains to remove dry skin, this uses natural fruit enzymes from papaya and pineapple to gently smooth and brighten the skin. This makes it perfect for me as I can be sensitive to facial scrubs.   Also the papaya scent is so lovely and fresh, nearly every client I use this on will comment on it and usually end up purchasing it after their treatment for the smell alone.

urban fruit

Urban Fruit – Strawberry

Now if you are already a fan of dried fruit, then try Urban Fruits, it is definitely one of the best I have tasted and contains no nasties, no added sugar or preservatives. If you are new to dried fruit the Mango and strawberry are a great place to start. If sweeties and fruit came together they would produce this! It really is the yummiest healthy snack for those of you with a sweet tooth and perfect to pop in my handbag to stop me from craving chocolate.



Divergent Series by Veronica Roth


Last month I finally got around to watching the Divergent movie and I loved it so thought I should get a head start on the next film and read the books. I have just finished Insurgent and am about to start Allegiant and so far I’m really enjoying the series. I will say that for Divergent I did actually prefer the book to the movie, although Theo James definitely made it a close competition.

Since I’ve finally graduated I so glad to have the extra time to read and would love to hear some book suggestions for you guys.