When it comes to our skincare routines, here at Who What Wear we are firm believers that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice luxurious textures and decadent aromas in the quest to find products that really work. After all, efficacy and enjoyment shouldn’t be mutually exclusive, right? Whilst some skincare experts rightly warn against certain skin-irritating fragrances or breakout-inducing textures in our skincare, we’re always on the lookout for those hidden gems that both feel incredible to use and actually deliver on results. And there’s one product that fits the bill—Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, and it’s just gone on sale.
A hot skincare favourite amongst the team here, and an everyday staple for almost every beauty editor, Elemis Pro-Collagen Balm is truly unrivalled when it comes to spa-like cleansers that leave skin soft, nourished and glowing beyond belief. Formulated with just the right balance of nourishing oils and waxes, it melts away makeup and grime, revealing a complexion that practically beams health and radiance.
Of course, when shopping for a cleanser, skin health should always be top priority. But the issue with opting for something that’s totally no-frills is that it can take the joy out of a cleansing routine. However, Elemis’s cult 3-in-1 balm cleanser does no such thing. It makes the act of daily cleansing feel impossibly luxe and ritualistic—starting off as a nourishing balm, then becoming a cleansing oil and finally, turning into a deeply-hydrating milk.
And it couldn’t be easier to use. Simply massage a pea-sized amount of balm into dry skin—watching as it transforms into a silky oil—and breathe in the therapeutic aroma. To really reap the nourishing benefits, wet your hands and continue massaging to emulsify the oil into that hydrating milk. Remove the lot with a wet flannel or muslin cloth and behold a radiant, soothed and glowing complexion.
The best bit about the whole thing, though? There’s a formula for everyone. While the original balm boasts multiple awards and industry fans, those looking for a more balanced complexion might prefer the extra-hydrating Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm, or if sensitivity is an issue, there’s a fragrance-free option, too (the new Pro-Collagen Naked Cleansing Balm is also particularly good at getting rid of stubborn mascara). Whichever formula you choose, there isn’t a bathroom shelf in the land that we would deem truly complete without Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm.
Thanks to its deeply cleansing formula, and with lavender, eucalyptus and chamomile essential oils, Elemis’ original Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm leaves skin feeling nourished with a radiant glow.
Complete with a delicate rose aroma, Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm is infused with English rose oleo extract to deliver more intense hydration.
Consider your skin to be a little more sensitive? The new Pro-Collagen Naked Cleansing Balm has the same 3-in-1 texture as both the original and rose formulas, but is unscented, making it the perfect choice for those with sensitive skin.
Packed with hyaluronic acid and skin-strengthening ceramides, this ultra-nourishing cleansing balm makes light work of removing makeup and dirt. We can’t believe it only costs a tenner.
The original version of this lightweight balm cleanser is an icon in its own right, but this new formula contains detoxifying charcoal that makes it perfect for oily or spot-prone skin.
When we heard that beauty journalist Sali Hughes was launching a skincare line we had high hopes, and this decadent balm really doesn’t disappoint. It contains hydrating squalane, softening safflower seed and jojoba oils; and hyaluronic acid to sweep away grime and soften skin. Plus, it’s wonderfully affordable.
This Korean-inspired cleansing balm is always selling out, and it’s no wonder—it’s like a facial in a pot. Packed with aromatic rosemary, persimmon and grapefruit along with antioxidant-rich olive, grapeseed and sea buckthorn oils; it’s a rich, oily balm that melts into skin.
We adore the scent of this balm-to-milk cleanser—uplifting eucalyptus and invigorating clove leaf oil—as well as the way that it gently dissolves all traces of the day without any elbow grease required.
The clever thing about this buttery-rich cleanser is that it comes with a little pot of ultra-fine bamboo and charcoal spheres that can be mixed with the balm to create a gentle, exfoliating cleanse.
Price shown is Beauty Pie member price. Formulated in Japan, this cleanser creates exactly what it says on the jar—super-healthy skin. It uses refreshing natural aloe juice and purifying rice bran oil to deeply cleanse skin and boost its glow.
The ultimate product for a second cleanse in the morning, this gel cleanser contains a trio of acids and helps to reduce excess oil and impurities.
This cult moisturiser is a favourite amongst beauty experts and celebrities alike. With a gel-cream texture, it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and utilises marine and plant ingredients.
Give dull skin a serious treat by massaging in a few drops of this super-nourishing facial oil. Not only does it smell divine, it also leaves skin feeling soothed and looking seriously glowy.
For a cleansing butter that packs a serious glow-boosting punch, this one combines fermented pumpkin enzymes with an AHA as well as mango butter and chia seed oil. Skin is deeply cleansed, balanced and nourished, with boosted radiance.
If you’re after an effective exfoliating treatment, this tri-acid peel leaves skin looking brighter, renewed and refined immediately after use.
Give skin a hit of firming hydration with this rich night cream. With sesame and avocado oils, it helps to minimise the signs of ageing, revealing a brighter, more supple complexion.
If you struggle to keep oily skin, pores and pigmentation in check, these exfoliating pads have you covered. Simply swipe over the face twice a day and let the lactic acid and radiance-boosting probiotic ferment complex do their work. This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next Up: 12 Beauty Editors on the Affordable Products That Rival Expensive Buys