Is the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm worth it?

Over the past 12 months, I’ve moved away from reviewing new products and focused more on writing about products that have secured a coveted spot in my daily rituals, be it my makeup bag, skincare cupboard or bedside table. That’s because I want to share with you the products that are actually worth the money, and deliver results like the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick and Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic. 

In my seven years of beauty blogging, I’ve tried and tested, bought and used dozens of cleansers, and while there’s definitely a few that I enjoy rotating, there’s one I’ll never let myself run out of and will always repurchase no matter what.

The Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is known for its stellar reputation and cult following, and has been a staple of my skincare routine for a number of years now, revolutionising my nightly regime and makes makeup removal much less of a chore.

The number one best-seller is one of few skincare saviours that genuinely offers that ‘spa at home’ feel. The balm has a rich, buttery texture that melts effortlessly in the warmth of your hands and on contact with the skin, releasing the iconic fragrance that the brand is renowned for.

The formula is infused with a blend of nine essential oils including lavender, chamomile and eucalyptus for an invigorating yet soothing scent as it changes from balm, to oil, to milk as it breaks down makeup and impurities, leaving my skin cleansed, soothed and supremely soft.

I have quite dry skin that’s combination in areas, and appreciate the fact it doesn’t strip away essential moisture or leave my face feeling tight, nor does it irritate my sensitive eye area, effortlessly breaking down stubborn mascara without the need for hard scrubbing. If a cleanser makes my eyes sting, it’s an instant gonner – it’s just not something I’m willing to compromise on.

Enriched with anti-aging ingredients like Padina Pavonica and mimosa, the balm is perfect for those looking to start their preventative measures against premature ageing and those well into their anti-ageing journey alike. 

The biggest downside is, of course, the price because once you’re hooked it can be one expensive addiction. A 20g deluxe sample size will set you back £13, and while this is ideal for working out if you actually get on with the product, I recommend opting for the 100ml for £48, or 200ml for £83 if you can afford it. That said, I rarely buy it at full price and always look out for offers, deals and discounts to get the best price.

After using the Elemis cleanser over time, I have noticed a visible improvement in the overall texture and radiance of my skin. Immediately after use you get that gorgeous post-facial glow, but with prolonged use, my skin has never looked smoother.

From the elegant packaging to the luxurious fragrance, transformative texture and skin-loving ingredients, for me the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm can do no wrong. Its reputation is one that has been hard won and is thoroughly deserved for elevating skincare routines around the globe, and for the money you’ll save on sub-par cleansers going forward, it’s well worth the investment. Shop the Elemis cleanser here.


Find me on: Twitter/X | Instagram


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Where I am

Staffordshire, UK

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 345 other subscribers