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Marie Claire July 2015 Issue Freebie - Elemis Illuminating Balm

Marie Claire Elemis Freebie
I don't buy magazines often but when I see amazing freebies from brands I've always wanted to try but never have, I just have to pick up a copy! Elemis is one of those brands, I'm always lusting after their products but due to their prices, I can never afford to buy any. So obviously a freebie is always welcome in this case and I do love a good freebie! This month, Marie Claire have two Elemis freebies on offer - the Papaya Enzyme Peel and the Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm. I decided to pick up the balm as I love the concept - I'm always looking for products to create radiant glowing skin!

Marie Claire Elemis Freebie


The Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm is a multi-tasking balm said to improve complexion in just one use. It instantly brightens skin to achieve a smoother, more even and luminous complexion. This balm can be used as a primer and moisturiser to give a healthy looking glow all year round.

This balm is formulated with powerful vitamins that protect against moisture loss whilst Purple Orchid, Noni and Acai help to defend the early signs of ageing skin. Apply each morning and evening on cleansed, dry skin or under make up. You could even mix this balm with your foundation to achieve gorgeous dewy skin.

I would say this is quite a thick balm however it sinks into the skin quickly and does leave a nice glow to the skin even from first use like suggested. It has quite a strong floral scent, a little too strong for my liking however it doesn't put me off the product at all.

I really like this balm from Elemis, I have only used it twice so far on its own and it does leave a nice glow to the skin whilst smoothing out my complexion and it also gives a nice moisture boost. I'm definitely going to try this out next mixed with my foundation, I'm intrigued to see how it will work.

Even though this product is still pretty pricey, it's on the lower end of the scale for Elemis pricing at £35.00 for 50ml, it's definitely one of their cheaper products. For example a 50ml Pro-Collagen Marine Cream can set you back a whopping £80.00! Expensive. If this product continues to give that lovely glow and improves my complexion throughout the usage of this sample I will probably be buying this balm.

Make sure you go and pick up Marie Claire next time you're out shopping! I know Elemis products are very popular and well loved so these could all go very quickly! I may even go and buy another copy just for the Papaya Enzyme Peel, why not?

Other magazine freebies this month include:

InStyle - Nails Inc Limited Edition Polishes Inspired by The 80s
Red - REN Vita Mineral Lip Balm
Elle - Malin + Goetz Travel Gift Set

Whats the best freebie you've ever got with a magazine? 

Laura x
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