Elemis is a luxury British brand that excels in anti-ageing, their Pro-Collagen Marine Cream has been a mulit-award winning anti-ageing day cream for ten years and continues to top best anti-aging lists. They recently brought out this Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm which has fast become one of my favourite products in my kit. It has similar properties to Clarins Beauty Flash Balm and if you love that then you will really love this. I find this more illuminating than the Clarins, it feels much cooler on the face (which is lovely after a certain age) and it smells so refreshing.
It smooths fine lines, gives a more even and brighter skin tone and protects against moisture loss so it's hydrating without being greasy. The instant 'skin-flattering' qualities make skin look radiant but don't be put off by the illuminating part, there is no sparkle and zero obvious luminising particles, it just gives a lovely healthy wonderful glow and the illuminating is where it works best in my opinion. This is an excellent product for mature skin and those using anti-ageing products. I do prefer it to the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm which is a massive indication how good it is as the Clarins BFB is an incredible, genius product. Use a small amount over your moisturiser under makeup and, as you don't need a lot of product, £32 for 50ml will last you ages, very good value for money.
Also, Debenhams are giving a small sample size product with every balm bought so if you don't like it you can return the full size product for a full refund.. that is a FANTASTIC idea, I wish all brands/stores did this.