First Impressions: Elemis Hydra-Balance Day Cream

Elemis Hydra-Balance day cream skincare moisturiser

As you might have been able to tell from the amount of sample products I have been featuring on the blog lately, I am trying to get through my stock of testers. Up this week: Elemis Hydra-Balance Day Cream.

I was actually quite curious about this one, as I have never tried anything from Elemis before. Based on my experience so far, I might have to seriously look at them!

Elemis Hydra-Balance day cream skincare moisturiserThe Hydra-Balance Day Cream is described as a light yet rich cream for combination skin. My skin tends to be on the drier side and combination products are not usually a winner for me, so I wasn’t expecting much from this.

I couldn’t have been more surprised: this cream might feel light but it packs a great moisturising punch. It has been a great day cream in the last couple of weeks despite the ever colder weather. Elemis Hydra-Balance day cream skincare moisturiserThe cream has the most amazing scent: predominantly Neroli with a hint of citrus that turns out to be mandarin. My skin hasn’t had any negative reactions to the heavy fragrance, but keep it in mind if you are generally sensitive.

A full sized tube contains 50 ml and retails for £38 on the Elemis site, so that is about $57 or €52 at today’s rather unfavourable exchange rates. Not exactly cheap, but I was very pleasantly surprised by this product.

Have you tried Elemis? Which of their products should I try next?



Elemis Hydra-Balance day cream skincare moisturiserHet is je misschien al opgevallen dat er de laatste tijd veel testers voorbij komen op mijn blog: ik probeer namelijk mijn voorraad op te maken. Deze week is het de Hydra-Balance Day Cream van Elemis.

Ik was erg nieuwsgierig naar deze tester, omdat ik nog nooit iets van Elemis geprobeerd. En na deze ervaring moet ik daar toch echt verandering in gaan brengen!Elemis Hydra-Balance day cream skincare moisturiserDe Hydra-Balance Day Cream is een lichte maar rijke dag creme voor gecombineerde huidtypes. Mijn huid is wat droger en producten voor de gecombineerde huid zijn vaak geen succes voor me, dus ik verwachtte niet heel veel.

Ik was dan ook erg blij verrast: deze crème voelt erg licht maar geeft toch veel hydratatie. Het is de laatste weken een geweldige dag crème geweest voor me ondanks het steeds kouder wordende weer.Elemis Hydra-Balance day cream skincare moisturiserDe creme heeft een heel fijn geurtje: met name Neroli met een hint citrus van mandarijn. Mijn huid heeft geen rare reacties gehad op de zware geur, maar als je een gevoelige huid hebt kun je deze het beste eerst even testen.

Een grote tube bevat 50 m en kost £38 op de Elemis site, dat is ongeveer €€52 euro met de erg ongunstige wisselkoers van de laatste tijd. Niet bepaald goedkoop, maar absoluut een fijn product.

Heb jij al iets van Elemis geprobeerd? Welk Elemis product moet ik de volgende keer proberen?


15 thoughts on “First Impressions: Elemis Hydra-Balance Day Cream

  1. iamserenel December 9, 2015 / 3:12 pm

    Oh I haven’t actually tried anything from Elemis, but this sounds amazing! 😀 I neeeeed to smell this product!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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    • Anne December 10, 2015 / 12:54 pm

      You do need to smell it 😀 Such a great scent, I wish I could somehow make you smell it over the internet 😉
      xx Anne

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      • iamserenel December 10, 2015 / 4:53 pm

        Haha! Ahhh imagine you could smell things over the internet that would be amazing! 😀 xoxo

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  2. stashmatters December 8, 2015 / 4:54 pm

    Elemis is one of those brands I didn’t know existed until YouTubers started mentioning it! Thanks for the warning about the scent – it’d probably be too much for me! It’s good that you’re using up your samples, I’m trying to chip away at mine too.

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    • Anne December 10, 2015 / 1:01 pm

      It is strange: I always save them up for travel/holidays and than I never take any 😉 Might just be me.


  3. Amelia Vesper December 8, 2015 / 5:49 am

    Mmm, I haven’t tried Elemis, but neroli sounds great!

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    • Anne December 8, 2015 / 9:38 am

      I just wish there was scent transfer on the internet: this stuff smells great 😀


  4. Product Junkie Rach December 7, 2015 / 5:59 pm

    I reviewed this product in a recent subscription box. I gave combination skin and loved it! Hydrating yet not too heavy and great under make up 😊

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    • Anne December 8, 2015 / 9:39 am

      It is perfect under make-up and it even works for drier skins as well: super product!

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  5. Lifestylebites3 December 7, 2015 / 10:51 am

    I have never tried any product from elemis before but, I’m definitely know that it is a great skincare product; plus, I am a great lover of citrusy scents too.

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