Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel Review

When Winter comes knocking at my door I become the kind of gal who likes to put all the things on my face. Don’t get me wrong, year round I am all up in a fancy facial and a creepy wee bit of exfoliation but the second the temperture starts dropping my skin does all the bad thing. My lips begin to crack, my skin begins to feel tight and (through a combined effort from weather, festive drinks and festive eats) begins to look less than a bit fresh. I frequently jest about being a whiter shade of pale but for winter, well I’m just flat out corpse like.
Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel is a bit of a cult product – having won Harper’s Bazaar Best Peel and was one Independent’s Best Beauty Buys. It’s been around for a while so when Pure Spa decided they could hook a sister up with a travel size to try out, well it was like the stars had bloody aligned.
First of all the texture is gorgeous. Unlike most masks I use it isn’t gritty, more like a gel or serum. It is quite thick but applies easily and evenly and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. The smell is light and fruity and isn’t intrusive. I left it on for about 15 minutes and washed it off with lukewarm water. Now usually I tend to like exfoliaters where I can feel the dead skin come away but this peel did leave my skin feeling and looking brighter. I expected to have to peel the mask off (a bit disappointed that I didn’t) and it definitely feels more like a mask. I did only need a small amount so feel like it could last for some time. A solid 4 out of 5.
I can’t really fault the product. It smells and looks great and I really enjoyed the texture and my skin did look much fresher after using it. It’s not a game changer product for me by any means but it’s something I would easily recommend or perhaps buy for the Mumshape for her Christmas. Which is kind of handy as they already have Christmas Kits in Pure Spa already with free delivery. Handy as.

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel is available from Pure Spa for £29.50. I’ll definitley be popping in to the Silverburn store soon!

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