I'm feeling very tired today. Few days ago hubby's 91 year old grandma had a fall, fractured her arm and broke her nose. She had an operation to put pins on her arm. With all this and other things going on in my life, the "Emergency" theme I've had on my blog recently seemed to be very appropriate.
Which brings me to Elemis SOS Emergency Cream. This cream has a smooth texture with lavender-y scent.
The website says: "This ultra-rich moisturising cream is an intense soothing and hydrating boost for parched, weathered or sunburnt skin."
Does it do what it says above? Yup. Sometimes I use it as a super-charged moisturiser for parts of my skin that are drier than usual, or even as cuticle cream when I'm travelling.
Does it work to prevent acne or make the inflammation goes down quicker? Nope. Despite what various sales assistants told me in the past, it doesn't really work wonders applied on blemishes.
What is it best for? Based on my experience, it works wonders when used on mosquito bites: the cream makes the itchiness disappear and helps the redness to go down quicker. I'm the kind of person who always gets bitten by mozzies/no-see-ums/other tiny flying-biting things, so this cream gets a lot of use by me.
Verdict: the best "after mozzie bites" cream I've had, albeit a very expensive one.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethylimidazolidinone Rice Starch, Propylene Glycol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, Allantion, Lavandula Hybrida Flower Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Beark Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Commiphora Myrrha Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Ethoxydiglycol, Carbomer, Diazolidinyl Urea, Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Taurine, Linalool, Propylparaben, Tocopherol, Coumarin, Arginine, Leucine, Lysine, Tyrosine, Valine, Limonene.