TARGETED TONING By Belinda Morris
If you’ve taken the precaution of trying on those little shorts (perfect for maximum sun exposure…) prior to the beach/swanky poolside holiday and feel slightly less prepared, body-wise, than you’d hoped, here’s something that might help.
It’s not going to replace several month’s hard labour in the gym, obviously but Elemis’ Targetted Toning Body Moisturiser is designed to give your skin a work out of sorts… with a little bit of manipulation on your part. It’s a cream-to -oil that treats areas prone to loss of texture, leaving them looking visibly tighter and more toned.
A powerful trio of plankton extract, jania rubens and nigari salts work synergistically to stimulate the body's natural detoxification process and promote collagen synthesis. The aim is soft, supple, firmer-looking and feeling skin.
The idea is to apply in large circular movements (I was working on tummy, thighs and upper arms… possibly asking for miracles?) Next you pinch/squeeze the skin between fingers and thumb across the area, followed by patting cupped hands over the skin then finally pound it with your closed fist, using the flat of your knuckles. Yes, it does hurt… a bit. But no pain, no gain. And after about four weeks my skin is definitely feeling the benefit.
£69 – 200ml. Elemis.com