When I'm having one of those months when my skin just don't play ball (I’m talking break outs, irritated areas, hormonal patches, you know what I'm talking about) there is only one product I ever turn to.
Elemis SOS Emergency cream is my skincare saviour when I'm up against it!
Despite its name saying "emergency cream", it is actually a daily moisturiser which has been formulated to help sort out stressed, hormonal, irritated skin and restore your skins natural balance.
This healing cream contains amino acids, lavender, willow, myrrh and centella asiatica to help soothe your skin back to its normal state without aggravating it further.
It is a thick and creamy product but with a light texture which is absorbed quickly to leave a matte finish on your skin.
When you first apply it feels ever so slightly greasy, but this sensation quickly goes, leaving your face feeling soft and moisturised without feeling shiny or clogged.
It has a really pleasant, calming smell to it too, which is exactly what you need when your skin is anything but calm!
Now, this cream is not cheap, but for me it's worth its weight in gold as it's the only thing that helps to calm my skin when it flares up.
You can buy Elemis' SOS Emergency Cream from the Time to Spa website where it costs £51.