Discovered Yet Another Cleansing Balm To Love And That’s Elemis’ Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm

I didn’t know that Elemis had cleansing balms until I started watching beauty videos on YouTube. Their cleansing balm comes very highly recommended and after watching one too many videos of its positive reviews, it piqued my interest so much that I wanted to buy this right away to try out. Unfortunately, at that time, Elemis had already pulled out of David Jones and the only way I could buy it was online. I really wanted to check the cleansing balm out in person first so I held back on placing an order online.

Fortunately for me, the people at Elemis reached out to me last month and asking if I’d like to try something out from the brand. I didn’t know about the other products but I knew exactly just one item I really wanted to try, and that was the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm.

Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm

What I love about the cleansing balm is how creamy the gel is. It looks like hardened balm when it’s brand new but once you’ve dug your fingers in, it’s very creamy. It also comes with a small terry-towel face washer that you can use with the balm but really, any ol’ face washer will suffice. It removes all of the makeup off my face and cleanses it well without leaving it stripped and dry. I use the cleansing balm as the first step in my double-cleansing routine so it’s not my “final” cleanse, if you know what I mean.

Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm

The consistency is very similar to SKII’s Facial Treatment Cleansing Gel but unlike the SKII and other popular cleansing balms from Eve Lom, Antipodes, etc, it doesn’t leave any greasy residue on the skin when it’s washed off. You know how some cleansing balms will still leave a bit of an oily residue on the skin once you’ve emulsified the balm with water and washed it off? Well, this one doesn’t. This means that even if you don’t use the enclosed terry-towel face washer or any face washers with the balm, you can still use it on your dry skin and wash it off like normal. Easy!

Before I tried the Elemis Cleansing Balm, the Eve Lom cleansing balm was my favourite. Now that I’ve tried this cleansing balm, it has knocked Eve Lom’s right out of the park. This doesn’t have the small scrubby bits that Eve Lom’s cleansing balm has and leaves behind.

Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm

Even though the Elemis cleansing balm is cheaper than Eve Lom’s (latter is AU$115.00 for 100ml), it isn’t a cheap cleansing balm either. It retails at AU$89.00 for 105g. I know. Ouch! Personally, I’ll still be purchasing a jar of it once I’m done because I absolutely love it and only need a tiny scoop of it to cleanse my face. I haven’t tried out a couple more cleansing balms that I’ve been meaning to yet (e.g. Emma Hardie’s Moringa Cleansing Balm and Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm) but so far, the Elemis one is a winner in my books.

Even though Elemis has pulled out of David Jones, the entire range now available at the East Day Spa at the InterContinental Hotel, The Rialto on Collins Street. You can also get Elemis online at Adore Beauty.

What I like about it: Creamy gel that cleanses the skin well without leaving it tight nor dry, doesn’t leave any oily residue on the skin.

What I do not like about it: Pricey for a cleanser

Have you tried anything from Elemis before? What’s good? What’s not? Some recommendations please!

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13 comments… add one
  1. Annette Lanham

    Hello it’s ‘Annabella’ from Skin Scrubs here. I’m no longer blogging but I still read yours! My favourite balm is the Thermal Cleansing Balm from Omorovicza. It has a similar consistency as you’ve mentioned above with an earthy dirt kind of scent if that makes sense.

    Don’t know if they sell it on your side of the earth but it’s worth looking into if they do! Retails for £46 in British Sterling.


    1. Tine

      I recently read about the Omorovicza cleansing balm! We don’t have it here but might be able to get it online.

      Aww you’re not blogging anymore? Why? 🙁

      1. Annette Lanham

        My father passed away at the end of January this year and I’ve really struggled to blog as it just didn’t seem important anymore if that makes sense. Also the pressure from brands/pr’s was getting a bit much even when I said ‘thanks but no thanks’ to their offers of products for review or other collaborations. Coupled with keeping social media updated and finding time in general I just thought it best to throw in the towel. It’s the best thing I ever did! I don’t know what it’s like in AUS but blogging in the UK has become so competitive it was no longer fun. I have walked away with a lot of blogger friends though so it’s served its purpose and I enjoyed it for several years.

        If you really want to try the balm and are struggling to find it I’d be happy to do a beauty swap!

        Annette xoxo

        1. Tine

          I’m very sorry to hear that, Annette. It does get a bit too much and many a time, I feel it too. When it stops becoming fun, it’s time to let it go. That’s how it’s going to be like for me too.

          Ooh I’d love to do a beauty swap! I’ve only done it once and it was a lot of fun. How would you like to do it? I’d love for you to try out some Aussie goodies as well. 🙂

          1. Annette

            I’ve sent you an email – you may have to check your spam just in case!

  2. Angie

    I didn’t realise that Elemis do a good cleansing balm, I’ve tried a couple of their other products and really liked them so I’m sure this would be no exception. I’ve been looking for a more accessible alternative to the Emma Hardie – as much as I love it, it does annoy me sometimes to have to order from the UK (the ultimate in first world beauty problems hehe 🙂
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    1. Tine

      My Feelunique order came in a few days ago and with that, my Emma Hardie cleansing balm! I haven’t tried it out yet but I’m quite impressed at the enclosed face washer. Looks and feels better than the one by Elemis. Speaking of which, I heard the Pro-Collagen range is pretty good. Will be making another order in the next few months and will include another product from the Pro-Collagen range to try.

      Haha I know what you mean! Ahh our first world problems. 😛

  3. ponikuta

    Clinique TTDOCB is my all time favourite and cheaper alternative. Perfect for travelling as well. Now you know why I don’t like the EVE LOM cleanser. hehe

    1. Tine

      Hehehe your trash became my treasure! I really have to try the Clinique one after I’m done with my stash of cleansing balms. I’ve heard you rave about it enough. 😛

  4. Paris B

    DAMMIT! I NEED TO TRY THIS! Been eyeing it for a while but am sitting on my hands till I settle down so when I do, ooh, watch out online shopping and wallet, you’re gonna be so busted! 😀
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    1. Tine

      Yes you do! And the Emma Hardie one too. I’ll be reviewing that one in a few weeks but so far, they’re similar to each other. And feels very luxurious too (more than Eve Lom!).

  5. Julie @ meybestandi

    OOH this has been on my radar for the longest time & now it gets the BA tick even more so! That and the Emma Hardie!

    1. Tine

      Oh yes, two enthusiastic thumbs up from me! Will be reviewing the Emma Hardie one soon but just as a sneaky quick review, they’re very similar to each other. 😉

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