Wednesday, 27 August 2014

ESPA Introductory Collection Review

espa replenishing collection review

Let’s face it, the majority of us can’t afford the time, luxury or pennies to go to the spa every week…heck, even every few months if we’re being completely honest! Don’t get me wrong, I would jump at the chance to get myself professionally pampered in one of those only-hotels-have-them fluffy robes, alas, I can’t see that happening any time soon so I’ve made it my mission of late to bring the spa experience home!

ESPA certainly makes bringing the spa experience home easy. I’ve been trying out a few of their products over the last couple of months, their bubble bath being one of my favourite home spa treats right now. Loving what I’ve tried already I was eager to explore other products, in particular their skin care range. Let’s face it, I’m all about the skin care these days!

I don’t know about you but when I try out a completely new brand I want to try as much of the range as possible in one go. It’s like shower gels that have matching body lotions, some products, to me, just work better amongst their fellow counterparts!

The Replenishing Collection, to me, is the perfect and most affordable way to check out a complete skin care system. It contains everything you need to clean and pamper your face in the comfort of your own bathroom! This little box of luxury comes in at just £16.50!

What’s in the box?

  • Hydrating cleansing milk
  • Refining skin polish
  • 24 hour replenishing eye moisturizer
  • 24 hour replenishing moisturizer
  • Hydrating floral spafresh toner

espa skin care replenishing collection

Designed to help you satisfy your curiosity and experience the elements at the core of an ESPA experience, this little box of wonder contains pretty much everything you need not only for a relaxing home spa facial experience, but as the perfect introduction to the brand itself.

I actually took this little kit with me in my over night bag, reasoning that the morning after the night before my skin would be in desperate need of some extra TLC! Not to mention our hotel had the most kick ass spa-like bathroom so my little glass vials looked oh so stylish next to the sink!

Having oily skin I knew not everything was going to be for my specific skin type. I found the 24 hour replenishing moisturizer to be too thick for my skin. It left my skin really shiny but it did give my face a much needed moisture boost!

The spafresh toner is delightful. It smells amazing! It’s a very very strong floral scent which I was surprised I liked as much as I did. It really helped to sooth some redness I had around my nose and left my skin feeling silky smoth.

Now, the only product in the set I have been using constantly is the 24 hour replenishing eye moisturizer. Morning and night I’ve been dabbing this around the eye area and it instantly leaves me eyes looking brighter, making up for all those late nights and early starts I seem to be having of late!

I am loving this set and purposefully keeping it to one side for future over night/long weekends. It makes the trip that little more indulgent, even if I’m only staying in a budget hotel! There’s also a handy little card in the box that gives step-by-step instructions for giving two different types of facial massage.

Have you checked out anything in the ESPA skin care range? How do you bring the spa to you? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,


  1. ESPA do some lovely products, I love how the smell but can be a little to strong for every day use! I have loads of stuff I need to try out that I've got from blog events.

    Corinne x

    1. They are a little on the strong side scent wise but I think that adds to the luxury of them, perfect for when you want a home spa/pamper day that's for sure!

      Sarah :)

  2. These look lovely, I love the packaging! I've never heard of this skincare brand before but will need to check it out further!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

    1. The packaging is amazing, the box originally came with a big ribbon around it too, so pretty! I love brands that go that little extra mile, makes the perfect gift for yourself as well as friends and family!

      Sarah :)

  3. I think these are the prettiest skincare I've ever seen they sound amazing! xx


    1. They are indeed so so pretty! I love them! They look like something in a very fancy spa/hotel!

      Sarah :)