I promised you all an update after a month of using Elancyl products, and here it is (brace yourself for butt pic’s).
To recap, Elancyl asked me if I’d be keen to try a few of their products over a 28 day period and report back. You can read my initial thoughts on the product HERE.
It’s been a bit longer than 28 days (almost 2 months), but I’m THRILLED with the results and I have before & after pic’s (un-retouched) so you can see the difference.
As I explained in my previous post, when I’m asked if cellulite or slimming products work, I always explain that they can make a difference to tone & texture – but only for as long as you use them. Also, body products that work to firm or tone will be far more effective if you exercise & eat correctly.
MY BEFORE & AFTER PIC’S
I’m actually pretty chuffed at how good my butt & thighs are looking. I can see a vast improvement in firmness and the texture of my skin seems A LOT firmer (please also bear in mind, this ass is a whole 45 years old!)
A recap of the products I’ve been using:
Elancyl Energizing Foaming Scrub (R165) preps the skin so the products you use thereafter perform even better. The new exfoliating micro-particles are plant-based and derived from apricot kernel powder for effective exfoliation. It has ivy extract that helps with toning and a very invigorating scent. I love that this scrub foams too, and often find myself using it as a replacement for my body wash. It’s advisable to use it two to three times a week.
Elancyl Slim Massage Device & Gel Set (R495) and Slim Massage Refill Gel (R195)
Out of all the products available in the Elancyl range, this is my favourite! Its effectiveness lies in the massage method that was developed in collaboration with a physiotherapist as a natural extension of the hand. The combined action of the rollers, which grip and roll the skin simultaneously while maintaining the ideal pressure results in more toned skin and less visible cellulite. When I use it, I can actually feel a tingle on my skin – a sure sign that my circulation has been stimulated.
Used in conjunction with the Anti-Cellulite Concentrate Gel (which smells AMAZING), it reduces the appearance of cellulite, assists with micro-circulation and detoxification and refines the silhouette. Really ladies, I’ve convinced all my friends to buy one of these and they all feel the way I do. I HIGHLY recommend you try this.
Elancyl Slim Design Flat Stomach (R395)
I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I’ll never have washboard ab’s (I like carbs waaaaay too much). If I’m honest, my tummy is my number one problem area and when I put on any weight, it goes straight to my mid-section. I do not believe that any cream (or laser slimming method) will slim my tummy, but, like I said in my previous post, I’ll give this one a try.
The key ingredient is PCA which is an acid that firms and tightens thanks to its retracting effect on the dermal matrix. Its action comes from the ingredients ability to reorganize the collagen fibers in the skin. There’s also caffeine (stimulates blood flow) and Xanthoxylin (natural ingredient from the Sichuan pepper) that prevents cellulite from recurring. I’ve been applying 2 pumps to the stomach area every morning using the recommended massage technique.
While my tummy circumference hasn’t changed, my waist does look a bit more refined. However, I think that again, this may be down to Elancyl’s brilliant massage methods they suggest one uses when applying the products. Would I purchase this product again? Yes, I probably would.
Elancyl Slim Design Stubborn Cellulite (R395)
At 45 years old, you could call my cellulite “stubborn”. This product was a joy to use and it works to reduce the appearance of stubborn cellulite for 24 hours. “But how?”, I hear you asking.
It has a caffeine complex that stimulates circulation, contains Salacia that de-hardens, Ivy for firming and Phloridzin to drain pockets of fat. It’s also not sticky and also has a slight light-reflecting quality that has a visual smoothing effect.
Elancyl Firming Body Cream (R290)
This is a maintenance product that is applied daily to firm & nourish the skin. I adore its light and non-sticky formula that gives the skin a velvety feel. It contains Ivy extract to firm, Safflower Oil to nourish and Vitamin C to help restructure the skin. I said it before, and I’ll say it again: This is one of the nicest slimming maintenance products I’ve ever used and, considering the price (when compared to more high-end brands like Clarins) it’s well worth R290.
Win an Elancyl Hamper!
I have one Elancyl hamper up for grabs containing the Slim Massage Device & Gel Set and the Energizing Foaming Scrub.
To stand a chance of winning it, leave a comment in the comments section below this b log post telling me why you’d like to win this hamper. Please ensure you include your email address (only I can see it), so I can contact you, should you be the winner.
The winner will be announced on In My Bag’s Facebook page (FOLLOW HERE) next week Monday 3 June.
This giveaway is only open to South African residents.
You can learn more about the Elancyl product range and their effective massage methods HERE
*This blog post is sponsored by Elancyl*