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Shahnaz Loves Beauty

Elizabeth Arden’s The 5 Minute Facial

When I received a gold box saying bring the spa to your home well it was obvious I was going to rip it open and get started. Spa at home oh yes please! The Elizabeth Arden 5 min facial basically consists of 2 items a foaming mask and a replenishing serum leaving skin glowing.

So what’s it all about?

Elizabeth Arden have created this Cermaide Facial booster so we can all achieve a spa glow at home. At basically if you are like me and have a crazy schedule who has time to go for a facial so this is perfect.

Step 1 is the Self Foaming Mask which is a detoxifying mask with chemical enzymatic exfoliators to dissolve suface skin clogging impurities. I have been using twice a week, and apply the product straight onto the face massaging in until it creates a white foam. The first time it will really tingle even slightly feel like its burning so be warned but when I used again it wasn’t the same sensation as the first time so don’t give up. The foam then starts to bubble on your skin and slowly the foaming starts to disappear, when that happens wash off and pat skin dry with a soft towel. My skin feels amazing after and definitely can see the glow already.

Key Ingredients:

Lactic Acid & Protease Enzyme – a combination of alpha hydroxide acids and an enzyme that gently exfoliates.

Botanical Extracts – a blend of bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange and lemon botanical extracts, which all contain naturally occuring hydroxy acids that help exfoliate the skin.

Targeted Peptide – a purifying peptide that helps prime skin for optimum treatment.

Glycerin – replenishises skin with moisture

Step 2 is the Replenishing Serum which you apply straight after, it features a deeply replenishing, targeted complex of ceramides 1,3 and 6 plus soothing agents to help calm dry skin and help support the skin’s own natural ceramides.  Pump once and massage the serum into the skin and then apply a moisturiser staight after.

The Ingredients:

Ceramide Triple Complex – this is the 1,3 and 6 ceramics to help restore the skin’s protective barrier.

Retinyl Linoleate – a Vitamin A derivative that gently and effectively smoothes the look of fine lines and wrinkles while increasing the skin’s firmness.

Red Algea Extract – a marine botanical that helps reduce the look of dark spots while increasing skin’s brightness.

Rice Kerafin and Aloe Vera Gel – an anti-inflammatory duo that soothes, calms and helps heal skin.

Tropical Fruit Extracts – a blend of natural extracts that work together to help plump and firm the look of skin.

Optical Enhancers – a blend of Mica, silica and pearlescent pigments that instantly blurs fine lines and wrinkles.

Glycerin, DL-Panthenol, Sucrose – a humectant blend that helps support the skin’s moisture.

What I can say is I love it and seeing my skin looking boosted, glowing and feeling super smooth really makes me happy. The Elizabeth Arden 5 min Facial is amazing a great pick me up for the skin. This duo set launches in SA on 5th May retailing at R795.

Shahnaz x


  • 20 Apr 2014

    where would one find the Elizabeth Arden 5 minute facial?

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