[REVIEW] Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm

Saturday, September 20, 2014 Sidrah!!!! 3 Comments

I love using a hydrating moisturizer during the day but reading the words Pro-Radiance & Illuminating together kinda scared off my oily skin. But fear not! If you love the look of hydrated, dewy skin the Elemis Flash Balm is something to check out.
Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm Review

An exciting new generation “hybrid moisturiser” whose instant skin-flattering qualities are as compelling as its ability to hydrate the skin. Formulated with a powerful vitamin complex that helps protect against moisture loss, whilst exquisite purple orchid, noni and acai help defend against the early signs of skin aging.

Radiance Booster
  • 89% felt the product helped skin look more radiant & luminous instantly
  • Moisturiser
  • 85% agreed the product helped smooth the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
  • Primer
  • 91% stated the product helped provide a more even & brighter skin tone

Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm benefits:
  • It won’t ball under your fingertips if you choose to apply foundation, unlike many optically improving products.
  • It won’t sparkle under the light. There are no conspicuous luminising particles in our balm.
  • It won’t leave the skin tacky, or overly dewy, which can be the tendency with products that deliver this kind of fresh, super-hydrated finish.

Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm Review

Let's Talk About it:

I've been using this every morning as a moisturizer, I just take a small sized amount and massage over my skin. I avoid using too much around my t-zone but it works really nicely to help hydrate my skin and it really helps to make the skin softer. The packaging is really perfect to dispense just the smallest amount out. 

The scent however is kinda off, it has a strong fragrance but since I've been using such a small amount the scent doesn't linger. I'm guessing the Fruit and Flower oils in the ingredients is the reason why this has such a potent scent. The ingredient list is packed with Vitamin's ( B, C, E) that hydrates the skin and promote healthy skin. The texture is really lightweight and sinks into the skin pretty easily if you use a small amount. I've tried mixing it with my regular foundation and it gives a lovely healthy effect without looking overly greasy.

I definitely recommend trying this out if you're in the market for a luxury moisturizer. This really makes my skin feel softer although I haven't seen a huge jaw-dropping difference in the overall appearance of my skin.

Available at:

Amethyst Spa (Karachi)
Munaiza's Salon (Hyderabad)
Nirvana Salon (Islamabad).

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  1. I gather its not a very promising product :/

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