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Falling for Elemis | An Aqua Sana Spa Experience

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There’s nothing that helps me to relax and unwind quite like a Spa day. A little pampering and some much needed time away from the world can work wonders for both mind and body. I recently had an Elemis Spa experience and have since become a huge fan of their skincare.

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My Spa Experience

If you read my recent post about our Spa stay at Center Parcs, Aqua Sana, you’ll know just how necessary I find Spa breaks. I find them a wonderful excuse to pause life and come back rejuvenated. Whilst I was at the Spa, I chose to upgrade my treatment to an Elemis Biotec Radiance Renew Facial, a 55 minute treatment which is designed to tackle dull and tired looking skin. To put it bluntly, it’s exactly what I needed at the beginning of a new year! This was my first Biotec treatment using an ultrasonic peel. I was so impressed with its results that I absolutely had to speak about it.

The treatment itself was extremely relaxing. In fact, it was so relaxing that I found myself waking up to the sound of my own snoring. A little embarrassing but I hope the beauty therapist took it as a compliment! The facial itself gave immediate, visible results. I walked into the Aqua Sana with dull, tired looking skin, and walked out glowing. My skin looked so much healthier, hydrated, and brighter.

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55 minutes is a pretty long treatment. During it, my therapist used a whole range of different products which all felt and smelt incredible. I was eager to read my post treatment review and product recommendations so that I could take something home with me. Although I didn’t feel as though I could justify adding many more products to my overfilling skincare shelves, I did pick up the Elemis Rehydrating Ginseng Toner. I was diagnosed with combination/dehydrated skin, thanks Winter, but since the facial, my skin has definitely thanked me for swapping out my usual Clinique toner. The Elemis toner works just as well as Clinique with regards to removing impurities. The differences are that it feels much more gentle on the skin and smells just like a Spa. The scent is so relaxing and I love using it as part of my evening skin care routine.

My treatment review consisted solely of the Hydrated Glow Cleansing Kit, which contains the toner that I’ve purchased, as well as a Cream Cleanser and Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules. I’ll definitely be keeping these products in mind for the next time I need a skincare change. Before this treatment I hadn’t had much experience with Elemis as a brand. It certainly hasn’t taken long to fully convert me. I can’t wait to try out more Elemis and will, of course, keep you updated with any recommendations. Until then I’d love to know if you’ve tried any Elemis skincare and your thoughts on it.

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  • Reply Bexa

    Gosh I love a spa day! It’s so tempting to buy the products they offer as they are always such good quality. I’ve never tried Elemis products before, the toner sounds fabulous, I’ll have to keep this one in mind! Thanks for sharing Sophie ? xx

    Bexa |

    February 15, 2018 at 7:03 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Its far too tempting to buy it all isn’t it haha! x

      February 16, 2018 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Gloria W.

    I might do one tomorrow

    February 15, 2018 at 10:04 pm
  • Reply Lisa's Notebook

    I’ve never used Elemis before – in fact, until recently I didn’t realise you could buy their products outside spas or beauty salons (DOH). A friend of mine went to a local spa for an Elemis treatment and came back glowing too so next time she goes I’m going with her! BTW, kudos on getting that shot of you in the bath with bubbly, I’d have dropped my phone, haha! x

    Lisa |

    February 15, 2018 at 10:15 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      I never buy products at the spa, just try and remember what they’ve recommended because they’re usually so much more affordable on Amazon or beauty websites! Haha thank you! x

      February 16, 2018 at 10:50 am
  • Reply Nancy

    Spa days are the best! You’re just taken care of, and you’re just destressing. It’s great that you enjoyed your treatment. I’ve been using Clinique toners for a while and definitely need a swap. I like that Elemis doesn’t break the bank. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    February 17, 2018 at 4:48 am
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      I totally agree! I love my Clinique toner but will definitely be swapping it out for the Elemis over colder weather and when my skin is a little dry x

      February 17, 2018 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Jaime Jean Morton

    This sounds devine, I love a spa day. I’ve never tried Elemis before, will definitely have to try it!! X

    February 18, 2018 at 9:52 am
  • Reply whatshonasays

    I am super jealous your spa day experience! Elemis isn’t a brand I’ve ever tried but I’m keen to try some of their products now x

    February 18, 2018 at 10:04 am
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      I hadn’t really tried them until recently, but I’ve definitely been converted since my facial! x

      February 18, 2018 at 10:13 am
  • Reply glowsteady

    It sounds like you had the most relaxing time! The pro collagen cleansing balm is one of the best Elemis products I think ?


    February 18, 2018 at 10:15 am
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      I did! Ooh I’ll definitely have to add that to the list then! Thanks lovely x

      February 18, 2018 at 10:19 am
  • Reply happyroxanne

    This really makes me want to have a spa day too haha! Sounds lovely✨? Love the Clinique toner!

    February 18, 2018 at 11:03 am
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      You definitely should haha! Its great isn’t it x

      February 18, 2018 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply Dominique

    Never heard of Elemis skincare before, nor have I ever been to a sauna! So you’ve got a complete newbie here, but it sounds amazing! And I can certainly use some glow as the winter-weather also hasn’t been that kind to my skin… 😉


    February 18, 2018 at 3:09 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Ooh its so good! The Winter hasn’t been kind to my skin either! x

      February 18, 2018 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Dalindcy Koolhoven

    Ohh I love Spa day! I’m one of those people that gets actual grey skin I swear.. so this treatment sounds amazing because it’s so brightening!

    February 18, 2018 at 8:05 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      I’m the same- over Winter I have to make so much effort to not look dead haha!

      February 19, 2018 at 9:49 am
  • Reply The diary of Ellie

    They’re so gorgeous photos! I really need to try this brand x

    February 18, 2018 at 8:15 pm
  • Reply zaramcintosh

    A spa day is something I never treat myself to enough! I’m such a busy person too that it’s so rewarding to just relax now and again. I’ll need to pick up some Elemis products so I can try and recreate that ‘Spa’ feeling at home. My sister loves them so I’ll go and browse her collection!
    Zara xx

    February 18, 2018 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply Olivia Alesha

    Ohhhh this sounds lush! I really need to give myself a pamper day since this cold weather really dries out my hair and skin. I’ve heard little bits and bobs about Elemis so I think I’ll give their products a go!
    -Olivia Xxx

    February 18, 2018 at 8:22 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      The cold weather does the same to me, its horrible isn’t it! I hope you like whatever you try! x

      February 18, 2018 at 9:22 pm
  • Reply A Snippet of Life

    I’d love to treat myself to a skincare treatment soon! Your treatment sounds really nice and love the pictures. Lea, xx

    February 18, 2018 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Corinne and Kirsty

    I would love a spa day! I really need to relax ahah! I have heard of Elemis before but never tried! I might now! xx corinne

    February 18, 2018 at 8:56 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Don’t we all! Haha, they definitely have some skincare worth checking out! xx

      February 18, 2018 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply blacktulipbeauty

    My mum swears by Elemis for her skin and always gets my brother to buy her their products for Christmas! The only one I’ve properly tried is the pro-collagen marine cream and I LOVE IT. It smells divine and always makes my skin look so plump and full of life!
    Alice Xx

    February 18, 2018 at 9:38 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      The products all small great its such a typical relaxing spa smell! I’ll have to try that one out too!x

      February 19, 2018 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Izzy

    ooh this looks nice! You have reminded me I recieved some free little samples from Elemis’ new super food range that I keep forgetting to try! I will finally remember to put it on before bed tonight, thank you :’) <3

    The Quirky Queer

    February 18, 2018 at 9:47 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Haha you’re welcome lovely! I hope you like them! x

      February 19, 2018 at 9:40 am
  • Reply ALB

    I’ve actually heard lots about elemis! And I totally understand your love for spa days. Even my mom does- just yesterday she had scheduled a little massage buy went there and found it it was actually scheduled a month from now haha!! She was so sad afterwards 🙁

    Lovely post!!

    February 18, 2018 at 11:01 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Oh no bless her, I’d b super sad too! At least she has it to look forward to still! x

      February 19, 2018 at 9:44 am
  • Reply Aleeha

    I’ve actually never tried using a toner before, I’ll have to give that one a go!
    Aleeha xXx

    February 19, 2018 at 6:44 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Ooh I couldn’t do without a toner! This one is great, let me know what you think if you try it! x

      February 19, 2018 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply itsloulouc

    I love going to spas!!! Fave trip my partner and I do, you photos look great! X

    February 19, 2018 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Ellie

    Elemis have some amazing products! I’m obsessed with their lip balm you seriously need this in your life it’s so good and taste amazing… yes I know your not supposed to eat it!! Glad you had a nice relaxing time


    February 19, 2018 at 7:28 pm
  • Reply Ashley Idle

    Great review. It is always so hard finding something that works well all the time. I’m not surprised you would need something more gentle over the winter months. It sounds like gorgeous product.

    Also, good on you for treating yourself!

    February 19, 2018 at 8:30 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Thank you, I totally agree, I had no idea how much the Clinique one was drying on my skin over the colder weather! Thank you!

      February 19, 2018 at 8:45 pm
  • Reply Angela

    Spa days are the absolute best! Really loved reading your review.
    I also have this struggle with finding something gentle in the winter months.

    February 19, 2018 at 9:27 pm
  • Reply Jay

    Ahhh Spa days. I actually work at a Spa so I see people leave in absolute bliss. Ironically for me, I’ve never actually had a proper spa day! I would really love one – especially for facials. I never heard of this brand but I’m soo willing to give it a try. My skin is so dull and dry. I would love to give it a boost. I’ll have to look on where to buy this brand. 🙂


    February 20, 2018 at 1:09 am
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Ooh I wouldn’t mind working at a Spa with all that relaxing music and smells! Haha! Ohh you should definitely have one, do you get a discount for working there? If you do I’d be there all the time! x

      February 20, 2018 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply pinarrawlins

    I have never tried Elemis before but their products look great! I could so use a Spa day and treatment, sounds like you had an amazing time xo

    Pinar |

    February 21, 2018 at 9:49 am
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      They have some lovely skincare bits! I did, thank you x

      February 22, 2018 at 7:50 am
  • Reply February Favourites – Sophie Hearts

    […] does what it says on the bottle. You can read more about why I recently switched to this toner here, but to summarise, its far more hydrating than my usual toner while doing just as good a job. This […]

    March 8, 2018 at 6:04 pm
  • Reply Emmy

    Love a good spa day and love Elemis. So glad you ditched the clinique toner, its like paint stripper!

    April 26, 2018 at 10:54 am
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