13 Sep 2013

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel

When I think of Elemis, I think of my mum, I know... what?! But I was first introduced to the brand through her (thanks to her love for QVC) many years ago. She could probably tell you the history of Elemis and go through every product in detail with you... perhaps I should be getting her to write this post for you, not me ;)

The Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel* has been in my possession for a little while now and I can safely say; it's a winner. To be quite honest, anything smelling like sherbet and leaving my skin baby soft is a-okay with me. 
The Papaya Enzyme Peel is a cream exfoliating mask that gently lifts away dead skin cells using natural fruit enzymes from papaya (of course) and pineapple leaving skin smoother and brighter after each use. The mask also contains vitamin E, sunflower and bladderwrack extracts to condition and provide anti-oxidant protection. Pretty fancy sounding if you ask me! As with all Elemis products this is free from the likes of parabens, SLS, DEA, mineral oil, artificial colours and silicones and isn't tested on animals. I didn't know Elemis were so up on their ingredients until I tried this so I'm very impressed and will be having a look at more of their products asap! 

I apply the mask just like any other, a generous amount smoothed over skin and left for 10-15 minutes. I don't experience any uncomfortable stinging or tingling sensations with this at all and nearly forget it's there except for the delicious smell coming from my face. After the allotted time I go to remove the mask with a warm flannel and always find parts have either dried a little or sunk into my skin, I assume this is fine(?) and remove the mask to reveal a smooth and dare I say it.. perky complexion, ha! The results of this are not nearly as dramatic as the REN Glycolactic mask but I have found myself preferring this Elemis number recently as it doesn't leave my skin red if I overdo it, and makes the perfect treat for my skin, letting me ration out my REN mask for times of crisis (which is sadly quite often). 

The Papaya Enzyme Peel would be perfect for sensitive skins as it is gentle on the skin and doesn't use any of the usual harsher acids to exfoliate the skin. I know this used to be very popular amoung beauty bloggers quite some time ago and it appears to have been forgotten in the constant stream of new beauty bits. It's definately not something that deserves to be forgotten as it's now a firm favourite of mine and deserves some of that old blogging love again! 

Have you tried this Elemis mask?


  1. I haven't tried this but I have tried the Ren Glycolactic Mask which I really enjoyed using. I might give this a go though as I want to try some things from the Elemis range. Glad to know you liked it :)

    Louisa's Notebook

  2. I've read so many good things about this! Definitely need to pick it up at some point, it sounds so lovely.

    zozeze.com x

  3. I keep hearing good things about Elemis! I need to give their range a go, especially now that I know they are clued up on the ingredients x

    Abbie | Dainty Little Dreams

  4. Sounds like a wonderful mask! Definitely something I want to try out

    Roshni’s Journey

  5. i haven't tried this one but i was debating on a papaya peel from dermaglow a few weeks ago. i went with their glycolic peel instead. i bet this does smell wonderful though!

    A Beautiful Zen

  6. i haven't tried this one but i was debating on a papaya peel from dermaglow a few weeks ago. i went with their glycolic peel instead. i bet this does smell wonderful though!

    A Beautiful Zen

  7. When I think of this brand I think of my mum too! She's obsessed with this mask!


  8. This is an old favourite of mine actually :) Like you, I was introduced to Elemis by my mum and I now love the entire range!


  9. Papaya sounds so sweet and lovely. I love Elemis as a brand so must try this out!




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